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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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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 "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: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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 at the...
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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Centennial, Storytimes
Details:
Join early literacy specialist, Ms. Donna, for stories, songs, and more. Recommended for ages 3-6. Attendance is limited. Pick up a ticket starting 30 minutes before the program at the youth desk.  ...

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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 "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: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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 at the...
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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Live Music, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
The Venice Symphony and Venice Public Library are teaming up to bring you three fun and participatory programs combining: stories about music learning about musical instruments playing instruments making your very own instrument! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Details:
Join the African American Cultural Resource Center's Book Club for an afternoon of lively and casual conversation discussing books by local authors.  July's title: "SOAR-A Journey of Faith, Hope and Survival" by Joyce Jeffries White. To re...
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 "Families" group.

Crafternoons for Kids

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Come to the Children's Dept. for drop-in arts and crafts for elementary-aged children. Sessions are offered at 1, 2, & 3 p.m. with 24 participants per session. Masks are recommended.  ...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through a live, virtual appointment.  Tech Tuesdays via Zoom is a one-on-one session with a library staff member.  Questions can be about how to use a device, how to a...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to make games and more with block coding with Dr. Gehndyu. Intro: July 12-14 Advanced: July 15 Advanced is for anyone who completed this camp or has previous experience with code.org. Visit code.org to set up your free acc...
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 "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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), 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), Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Special Events
Details:
Ready for a ROAR-ing good time? Unearth fossils, scavenge for dinosaur eggs, and see real live dinosaurs. Plus free caricatures for your little dinosaur! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Citizen Teen (Live)

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Virtual, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
Earn up to 20 hours of community service credit in 2 weeks! In Citizen Teen, participants will use iCivics.org to identify key issues facing their community, and work together to create a Civic Action Plan addressing a specific issue of their choice....

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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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Read with the Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes

Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions.

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

Teen Programming TBA

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - North Port Library
Purpose of Meeting
Teen Programming TBA ...
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
City of Venice Historical Resources Manager Harry Klinkhamer shares details of the city's formation, the Venice History Museum and other interesting facts as part of the ongoing centennial celebration. Sarasota County, located on the Gulf coast of Fl...

Copy of FOL Board Meeting

8:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
Board Meeting ...
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- 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,...

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 "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: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda 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. Forty Carrots has made adjustments...

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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen/Tween Yoga

10:30am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Details:
Ages 9-18. Chill out with certified instructor Sheila Blake and learn the basics of yoga and enjoy benefits such as strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Please bring your own mat or towel. Registration required online. Limit 24. ...

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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 "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.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Fro ages 2-12.  Drop in at Elsie Quirk Library anytime today to make a sea turtle craft.  A sea turtle activity bag will also be available for pick up. ...
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.

Youth Programming TBA (ST)

11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
TBA Preschool Programming  ...
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- 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, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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