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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: Educational, Games, Storytimes
Details:
Stories, rhymes, and activities to make learning fun for you and your little ones. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Come to the youth desk 30 minutes before the program for a ticket. ...
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.

Nurseries of the Sea

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Details:
Estuaries are some of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on earth. Many important species of animals that we care for such as sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, fish, and others, depend on the estuaries, especially during the early years of the...
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.

Summer Lunch Program

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port 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)
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Details:
This summer lunch program is sponsored by the Sarasota County School District. Free lunches are available for anyone up to age 18 in the Juliano room on weekdays.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
¿Quiere aprender más sobre... correo electrónico uso de computadoras uso de dispositivos móviles cómo descargar libros electrónicos cómo adjuntar un documento o una foto cómo usar MS Word, Excel, y más? ¡Reserve una sesión en ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Creation Station - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Join Sarasota Extension Services Master Gardeners for questions pertaining to Florida-friendly gardening, composting, and identifying insects. Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Flori...

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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.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tech Navigator

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Creation Station Workspace - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through an in-person or distance appointment with one of our Tech Navigators. Tech Navigators are library staff members ready to assist you with technology skills. Tech Navigator ser...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Beach in a Bottle

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Make a beach in a bottle in the Teen Room with Blaise! Write a tiny message or draw a tiny piece of art to put in your bottle or just make a little seascape. Anyone ages 11-17 welcome. First come, first serve for 20 people.  ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Magic and Illusion Show

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Performances
Details:
Ages 6-11. Magician Gerard Tricarico entertains with amazing magic tricks, juggling, and surprising illusions. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Please come to the Youth Desk starting 1 hour ahead.  ...

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.

Drop-In Adult Craft

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Drop in from 2-4:30 p.m. for a fun and easy craft!  All supplies provided; recommended for adults. ...

PLANit Sarasota

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Purpose of Meeting
Renee DiPilato is guest speaking to members of PLANit Sarasota. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Tinker Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Details:
A different project every week! Ages 6+. ...

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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.

Video Gaming

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Details:
Teens and tweens can play video games with Wii, Switch and Playstation consoles. ...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for the Monthly Creation Station Wood Craft. Each month, attendees will assemble and paint an item themed for the month. A sample will be located at the front desk at the beginning of the month. This is an in-person event. Advance registratio...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

French Conversation Group

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them.  Everyone is welcome to participate in this bi-weekly group to practice French pronunciation and oral understanding. ...
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.

40 Carrots Partners in Play

10:15am - 11:15am
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)
Program Type: Educational

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 Youth Desk the day of the event.

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 a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is l...

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.

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Are you looking for technology help? Visit our Tech Navigator page to sign up for a one-on-one session.   Appointments include assistance with Library Apps (eBooks, Library App, etc.), email (setup, sending, attachments, and more), using your...
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.

Storytime

11:15am - 11:45am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Join us at the North Port Library for storytime!  Songs, crafts and stories guaranteed!  ...
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.

Summer Lunch Program

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port 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)
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Details:
This summer lunch program is sponsored by the Sarasota County School District. Free lunches are available for anyone up to age 18 in the Juliano room on weekdays.   ...
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: 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)
Program Type: Educational

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 Youth Desk the day of the event.

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 a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is l...

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 "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.

Creature Lanterns

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Some strange things have been happening at the library. Fairies, goblins, and dragons have been flying free of their books, but fortunately, the librarians have been able to catch each glowing creature in jars. Now, in this fantastical craft, you'll ...