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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
  For mobile babies to 5 years old.   Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, ...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Details:
Comets: A Love Story  This presentation revolves around a love story: love between a man and a woman, but also the love they shared for exploring the universe. This is a story of comets, craters, outer space and a man and woman ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
A variety of writings and speeches will be reviewed and presented by Ed Dwyer, PhD. Wed 3: Amanda Gorman: "The Hill We Climb." Wed 10: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. : "Where Do We Go From Here?" Wed 17: Racism: Why do we Fear the Other? Th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Details:
This a monthly book club for tweens, looking for fun and exciting books to read and discuss with other kids. As with every Primary Readers, each book club will meet to discuss characters, themes and how it is applicable to their life. This mo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket in the...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Roaming Readers (OUTSIDE)

10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Let's walk and talk about books! We will meet at 10:30 a.m. to ensure our paperwork is in order (liability forms on file, etc), and then we will begin our route! We plan to walk over to Woodmere Park and explore their trail. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Details:
Join Dr. Katherine Clements, Ecology and Natural Resources Educator for University of Florida/IFAS Extension Sarasota County on Zoom Live February 11, 2021 from 11 a.m. - noon as she and her guests discuss the Ecology of Englewood: then, now, and int...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket in the...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
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Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
  Play the classic role-playing game with a new group of players/adventurers. Overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, and discover long forgotten treasures. Dungeons & Dragons has helped hone critical and creative thinkin...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Join Storyteller, Carol Mahler, as she presents local poems and stories about our history.  This program is viewable on our Lemon Bay Fest website thanks to our partnership with the Englewood-Charlotte Library. To view this program, please cl...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Join Storyteller, Carol Mahler, as she presents local poems and stories about our history.  This program is viewable on our Lemon Bay Fest website thanks to our partnership with the Englewood-Charlotte Library. To view this program, please cl...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Free Tax Help

10:30am - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Details:
AARP is providing free tax help. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and concerns, ALL taxpayers are required to make an appointment to have their documents dropped off. There will be no client/counselor face-to-face tax preparation; tax preparati...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
  Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
TBA ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
"Music on the Lawn" featuring The Garbage-Men Join us for an outdoor socially distanced live musical performance. This program will be held on the grassy lawn at the rear of the library building. Bring your hat and lawn chair along to en...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Details:
Take a step into the past with an old-fashioned drive-in movie.  Bring your own snacks and tune into the sound through your car's FM radio.  We ask that everyone remains in their vehicles throughout the show to maintain social distance.&nbs...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Alzheimer's Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, ara a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to:  -Develop a support system.                  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Genealogy, Lectures
Details:
The Genealogical Society of Sarasota will continue to host its programs in an online environment until we can safely return to the Geldbart Auditorium. Participants can expect expert information on a variety of genealogy subjects. Plea...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Details:
Join the Teen Advisory Board to help plan library programs for teens, earn Bright Futures scholarship hours, gain leadership experience and have fun with new friends. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Details:
Take a step into the past with an old-fashioned drive-in movie.  Bring your own snacks and tune into the sound through your car's FM radio.  We ask that everyone remains in their vehicles throughout the show to maintain social distance.&nbs...