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Book Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518 ...
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
Details:
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. The University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Serv...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Come and join the book discussion group on the first Thursday of the month.  A different book title is chosen every month to explore.  This book club is sponsored by the Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Teen Room- North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...
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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Games, Technology Instruction
Details:
Come explore the different options in our Open Lab using self-guided time in the Creation Station. Available equipment includes Cricut Air Explore 2, 3D printing, sewing machines, Glowforge, button makers and more. Bring your ow...
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: 8
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 thinking for over...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Details:
Self-care and maintenance will be enhanced through meditation, guided imagery and breathing techniques. In a fast-paced world of stressors, tweens, teens, adults and seniors can quiet down and find their individual "centers" in this relaxing and enjo...

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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Life after Downton Abbey

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Movies
Details:
Enjoy a cup of tea while discussing British movies and television series with a very welcoming group!     ...

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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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
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 "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: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: 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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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: Educational, Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Details:
Tech Instruction in Spanish/ Outreach ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

First Friday Film Series

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Details:
  On the first Friday afternoon of the month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing. ...

Science Matters

1:45pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Purpose of Meeting
Science Matters discussion on various topics in science....
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Teen Room- North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Creativity Unleashed!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Details:
An event where you can unleash your inner artist!  Be free to create anything using any supplies, your only limit is your imagination!  ...
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 "Families" group.

Story Trail

10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Garden - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Details:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! In case of rain, Story Trail will be set up in the Kids' Zone. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Details:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers.  All skill levels are welcome. ...
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.

LEGO Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games
Details:
Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket starting 30 minutes before the program. Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Crea...
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, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
In this new online course from MediaWise for Seniors, you will learn simple digital literacy skills to outsmart algorithms, detect falsehoods and make decisions based on factual information. Misinformation is everywhere. But you can outsmart it. ...
Branches:
Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Elsie Quirk Public Library, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Public Library, North Port Public Library, Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point, Other Locations, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, Virtual Events, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tech Navigator

10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
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), ...
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: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port 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.