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All Ages Mini Art Show

03/26/2024 @ 10:00am to 04/19/2024 @ 5:00pm
William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Program Type:
Active Older Adult Living, Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Cultural Life, Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
All Ages
Details:

Come by the Venice Library and be part of our Community Mini Art Show (Registration Is Required before picking up kit). Pick up a 4x4 canvas and paint kit at one of our service

Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Active Older Adult Living, Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Cultural Life, Lifelong Learning
Details:
Come by the Venice Library and be part of our Community Mini Art Show (Registration Is Required before picking up kit). Pick up a 4x4 canvas and paint kit at one of our service desks. Use these materials (plus any other you have at home) to paint ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
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.

Grab and Go Craft Kits

All Day 4/1 - 4/30
William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Cultural Life
Age Group:
Youth, 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)
Details:

Grab and go craft kits will be available in the youth department. Kits available for kids of all ages!

Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Youth, 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)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Life
Details:
Grab and go craft kits will be available in the youth department. Kits available for kids of all ages! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Take & Make: Colorful Bookmarks

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:00am - 1:30pm
Teen Room at William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Details:

Grab some supplies from the teen room to color and make your own bookmarks! While supplies last. 

Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Grab some supplies from the teen room to color and make your own bookmarks! While supplies last.  ...
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.

Forty Carrots: Partners in Play

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:15am - 11:15am
Meeting Room at Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Program Type:
Lifelong Learning, Healthy Living
Age Group:
Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Forty Carrots Partners in Play:

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 yo

Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Lifelong Learning, Healthy Living

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.

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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.

Forty Carrots: Partners in Play

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:15am - 11:15am
Meeting Room at Shannon Staub Library
Program Type:
Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
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 yo

Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Lifelong Learning
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.

Knit and Crocheting Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:15am - 12:00pm
Conference Room at Fruitville Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Adults
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

Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room
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 "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 "Families" group.

Activity Hour

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Story Time Room at Shannon Staub Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games
Age Group:
Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Details:

Kids can enjoy loosely structured play with a variety of rotating toys and activities in our Story Time Room.

Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time Room
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games
Details:
Kids can enjoy loosely structured play with a variety of rotating toys and activities in our Story Time Room. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
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 "Families" group.

Wednesday Let's Pretend Day

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room at Elsie Quirk Library
Program Type:
Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
Youth, Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Details:

Children ages 2-8 and their caregivers are invited for Wednesday morning free-play time, with an assortment of toys and props to inspire the young imagination! Drop-in anytime betw

Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Lifelong Learning
Details:
Children ages 2-8 and their caregivers are invited for Wednesday morning free-play time, with an assortment of toys and props to inspire the young imagination! Drop-in anytime between 10:30am and 11:30am. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Café: Open Topic Discussions

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room at Selby Library
Program Type:
Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
Adults
Details:

Everyone is welcome to the open-topic discussions of the Socrates Cafe. At each meeting participants may suggest topics, and we vote to choose the topic.  Then we have a moder

Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Lifelong Learning
Details:
Everyone is welcome to the open-topic discussions of the Socrates Cafe. At each meeting participants may suggest topics, and we vote to choose the topic.  Then we have a moderated discussion, in which everyone may address the topic and the issue...

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.

Storytime

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 11:15am - 11:45am
Veranda Room at North Port Library
Program Type:
Storytimes
Age Group:
Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Details:

Join us at the North Port Library for storytime!  Songs, crafts and stories guaranteed! 

Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Veranda Room
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 "Families" group.

Forty Carrots: Partners in Play

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room at Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Program Type:
Lifelong Learning, Healthy Living
Age Group:
Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Forty Carrots Partners in Play:

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 yo

Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Lifelong Learning, Healthy Living

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.

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.

Forty Carrots: Partners in Play

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room at Shannon Staub Library
Program Type:
Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
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 yo

Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Lifelong Learning
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 "All Ages" group.

Health in Motion Bus: Sarasota Health Department

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
North Port Library
Program Type:
Healthy Living
Age Group:
All Ages
Details:

The Health in Motion Bus offers free and low-cost public health services. A registered nurse is available at all visits. Individuals who need follow-up medical care are referred to

Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Healthy Living
Details:
The Health in Motion Bus offers free and low-cost public health services. A registered nurse is available at all visits. Individuals who need follow-up medical care are referred to a primary health care provider. No appointment needed. Nurse consulta...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Mah Jongg for Experienced Players

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Selby Library
Program Type:
Games
Age Group:
Adults, Seniors
Details:

Play Mah Jongg with other experienced players in the Rotunda and make new friends! Please bring your own NMJL card with your name on it. A few cards will be provided for those who

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Play Mah Jongg with other experienced players in the Rotunda and make new friends! Please bring your own NMJL card with your name on it. A few cards will be provided for those who may have forgotten or are still waiting on their new card to arrive in...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Learn to Sew a Triangle Bag

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room at Elsie Quirk Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
Adults, Seniors
Details:

Sew an origami-inspired triangle bag. This simple and stylish design has been around for generations in Japan, and you can sew it without a pattern! This class is beginner friendly

Registration Closed
Required
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Lifelong Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Sew an origami-inspired triangle bag. This simple and stylish design has been around for generations in Japan, and you can sew it without a pattern! This class is beginner friendly. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and limi...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room at Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games, Lifelong Learning, Movies
Age Group:
Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Details:

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more.

Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games, Lifelong Learning, Movies
Details:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Last Stop Teen Hangout

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room at North Port Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games
Age Group:
Teens (13 to 18 years)
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

Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Teen Room
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, 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. Aft...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Read 'Em and Eat

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room II at Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Program Type:
Book Discussions, Creation Station, Lifelong Learning
Age Group:
Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Details:

Read for at least 10 minutes in our "lounge" and enjoy a sweet treat as a reward. For ages 6+.

Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Creation Station, Lifelong Learning
Details:
Read for at least 10 minutes in our "lounge" and enjoy a sweet treat as a reward. For ages 6+. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Read with the Dogs

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room AB at Gulf Gate Library
Program Type:
Special Events
Age Group:
Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Details:

Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. The program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. This program is intended for childr

Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. The program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. This program is intended for children who can read independently. Sign up at the youth desk the day ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Craft Club-Silly Goose Clay Creations for Tweens and Teens

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Creation Station at Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Program Type:
Artists in the Libraries, Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Age Group:
Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Details:

Honk Honk! Don’t leave your joke making for the birds. In this program we will learn basic clay building and modeling techniques through a silly craft. Make sure you wear clothe

Registration Closed
Required
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Creation Station
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Artists in the Libraries, Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Honk Honk! Don’t leave your joke making for the birds. In this program we will learn basic clay building and modeling techniques through a silly craft. Make sure you wear clothes that can get dirty!   ...
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.

Lego Club

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North Port Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Games
Age Group:
Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
LEGO Club:

Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.

Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Games

Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Time Sifters Archaeological Program

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium at Selby Library
Program Type:
Discussion Groups, Lifelong Learning, Lectures
Age Group:
Adults
Details:

Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month:  “Human Origins”, Dr. Sarah Freidline For more information visit timesifters.org

Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Lifelong Learning, Lectures
Details:
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month:  “Human Origins”, Dr. Sarah Freidline For more information visit timesifters.org ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Yak and Yarn

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Conference Room at Shannon Staub Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Discussion Groups
Age Group:
Adults, Seniors
Details:

Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on.

Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Discussion Groups
Details:
Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Program Type:
Genealogy
Age Group:
Adults
Details:

Come and get assistance with your genealogy questions from a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer

Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Details:
Come and get assistance with your genealogy questions from a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer ...