Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

SHINE

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

Great Decisions

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...
Branch: Venice Library - Venice Community Center
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Ages 0-5. Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child. Experience new educational activities, learn new songs and finger plays, connect with other families, and get valuable parenting and child development information. Event is held in Room...

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

10:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. We apologize but all available appointments at the Elsie Quirk Library Tax-Aide site are filled. ...

It's Storytime!

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Join us for a fun, interactive program of stories, songs, movement and crafts. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hangout, have snacks, play games, and more....
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
"Movement Matters: Mellow Moves for Active Older Adults" with Health and Fitness professional Terry Stocker. A kinder, gentler, lighthearted fitness class designed for active older adults. Mellow moves to music get hearts thumping. Playing with simpl...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...

Board Game Time

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin and more! ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
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 interaction. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Monday Night Movies

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles. ...

LEGOS Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Exercise your imagination and demonstrate your creativity with our LEGO collection. Families welcome.  ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will be...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Health in Motion Bus

10:00am - 3:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Ages: Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
The Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County, Health in Motion staff will be on-site to provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. Nursing staff will help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medi...

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Tax Assitance in the public area. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Genealogy Study Area - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
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 ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...

NEIGHBORHOOD GRANT WORKSHOP

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) p...

Family Stories and More

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance, yoga, and more surprises! Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella Apr. 24 for Fun To Be Fit Kids! ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Infant Feeding Support Group Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding. No registration required. ...

Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Join us for an introductory course in using library databases and resources to learn more about your family tree! ...

E-Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

Socrates Cafe

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Tuesday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hangout, have snacks, play games, and more....
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Join us for an introductory course in using library databases and resources to learn more about your family tree! ...

TWiin Gaming Afterschool

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Afterschool program for grades 6-12. Choose from our collection of Wii games, or bring your own.  Snacks provided by All Faiths Food Bank. ...

Weekly Movies

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Chill with friends and watch a movie. ...

Tinker Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

LEGOS Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Exercise your imagination and demonstrate your creativity with our LEGO collection. Families welcome.  ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational
Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.   ...

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Families welcome. ...

Teen Bad Movie Night

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Because who doesn't love to watch and make fun of a terrible movie with friends? Snacks, crazy crafts, prizes, and whoopee cushions will be provided! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
families with children of all ages, join us for funny stories, lively discussion and a variety of cool crafts! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 12 - 20 come from 6:30-7:30 pm.  This is not a therap...

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Tax Assitance in the public area. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Who should attend:  Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. The first 20 minutes will be an informative prese...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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...

Toddler Craft Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
For ages two to five: Create a spring-themed craft. ...

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

10:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. We apologize but all available appointments at the Elsie Quirk Library Tax-Aide site are filled. ...

Adult Coloring Lounge

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
This first of a two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse. Please register for this class below or ...

Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
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 ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Br...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Writing Through Loss

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth. This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writ...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hangout, have snacks, play games, and more....
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Description
  Information Session   This session is Open to ALL interested to learn more   about Habitat for Humanity's Home Ownership Program. ...

Teen Tech: Coding Games

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join us for the Hour of Code with a twist! We will have computers set up with some of our favorite coding sites with a different coding bot each month. ...

Read With The Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
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. This program is for reading c...

Weekly Movies

4:15pm - 5:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Chill with friends and watch a movie. ...

Energy Upgrade Workshop

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Join Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air condi...

Teen Gaming Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to play M-rated v...

Girls Who Code

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Technology Instruction
Description:
Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to explore code in a fun and friendly way! Learn the core 4 computer science concepts every programmer needs to know, and complete a Community Service Impact Project. (See an example HERE.)  Pre-registration a...

Teen Gaming Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make new friends while playing trading card games, RPGs, mobile device, card & board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the North Port Library. ...

LEGO Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
New to Facebook? Come learn all about how to use this social media site to keep in touch with your friends and family. ...

LEGO Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For children ages 5-11. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do.  Bring your Gmail/Google account name and password to this session but if you don't have one, create a new one in class! Register below ...

Inventors' Club

6:15pm - 7:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Brainstorm about inventions to solve real world problems. Give input for the Creation Station to help you make your ideas come to fruition with 3-D printing, LittleBits and more. Recommended for fourth through twelfth grades. ...

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Tax Assitance in the public area. ...

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...

SHINE Counseling

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #140 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased, and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the E...

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old. ...

Great Books Discussion

10:15am - 12:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
The Great Books Discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month. Discussions will be from Great Conversations 2 and Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 are available at the Reference desk. April's Reading: "The Darlin...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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 ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Ages 0-5. Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, stories, movement, crafts and school readiness activities. ...

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Your iPad or iPhone has many settings and options to select to help you get the most out of your device, such as backing up to the cloud, screen rotation, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Personal Hotspot and more. We'll cover the most popular settings. ...

Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning o...

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3. ...

Story Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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 ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
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. ...

Book Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
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 ...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Thursday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...

Video Gaming

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. ...

Mad Lab: Slime

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Join us after school and follow a guided activity to make a slimy creation or use our art supplies to work on your own project. Open to ages 7 and up. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Description:
The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota fosters international relationships between Sarasota and cities that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government. Join us for these informativ...

Check Out a Person

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Special Events
Description:
Each month we will have someone new that has an interesting life experience/job. Sign up and enjoy this unique twenty minute "Check Out Session" - chatting one on one. Registration is required. Space is limited to 6 participants a month. ...

D.I.Y. Time

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Do It Yourself and experience the joy of creation. A variety of projects and materials will be available to explore. Thursdays from 5 - 7:30 p.m. April 5: Decorate wooden blocks with collage, paint and poems to make personalized gifts. April 12...

Family Game Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for our weekly board game night! LEGOs are also available upon request. A great way to spend time with the family. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

Your Idea Co.

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station
Description:
Brainstorm inventions inspired by monthly challenges. Use the Creation Station to make your ideas a reality! Open to ages 7 and up.   ...

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
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...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...

Preschool Nutrition

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
UF/IFAS presents healthy eating options for children and families with demonstrations and samples. ...

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

10:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. We apologize but all available appointments at the Elsie Quirk Library Tax-Aide site are filled. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Life After Downton

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Description:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...

A Wartime Journey Revisited

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational
Description:
Authors Ian and Sandie Schagen present their book "A Wartime Journey Revisited" In 1943, a young Dutchman, Pieter Schagen, fled from the Nazis. Travelling in secret through Holland, Belgium and France, he had many narrow escapes before crossing the P...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, One Book Sarasota
Description:
In this video lecture course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Cosě fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the fir...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme & Sign

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes, and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Description:
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter res...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
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...

SHINE Counseling

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hangout, have snacks, play games, and more....

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject. ...

Keep Calm & Color On!

2:30pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
All ages. Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

Spanish Reading Group

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...

Adult Chess Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! All experience levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.  ...

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

AARP Income Tax Assistance

10:00am - 2:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...

Storywalk

10:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Weekly Service Club for 12 and 13 year old children who want to help with projects and learn library skills. ...

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

AARP Tax Help

11:00am - 3:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Come play board games both new and old. Connect 4, Operation, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly and much more! A variety of board games and one "life sized" board game will be featured each month. ...

Tween STEM Club

11:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Ages 7-12. Each month has a new topic relating to Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math! Registration is required and light snack are served. ...

Seussical Storytime!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Members of the North Port High School Drama Club dressed in character from their upcoming production of "Seussical the Musical" will share stories from Dr. Seuss tales with children of all ages. ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

LEGO Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Creations will be on display in the youth area for one week following the programs. LEGO pieces are provided by The Friends of Selby Publ...

Chess Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational
Description:
Beginners and advanced players welcome. ...

Monday, April 9th, 2018

SHINE

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Description
Community Discussion Address issues and concerns of  Newtown;   Seek solutions to bring about significant change. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Genealogy Basics, Part 1

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Libra...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

Great Decisions

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...
Branch: Venice Library - Venice Community Center
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Ages 0-5. Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child. Experience new educational activities, learn new songs and finger plays, connect with other families, and get valuable parenting and child development information. Event is held in Room...

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

10:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. We apologize but all available appointments at the Elsie Quirk Library Tax-Aide site are filled. ...

Adult Coloring Group

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join us on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Technology Instruction
Description:
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more! ...

It's Storytime!

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Join us for a fun, interactive program of stories, songs, movement and crafts. ...

Cirque D' Book

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Description:
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.  Apr 9 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; May 14 The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff; June 11 Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hangout, have snacks, play games, and more....
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
"Movement Matters: Mellow Moves for Active Older Adults" with Health and Fitness professional Terry Stocker. A kinder, gentler, lighthearted fitness class designed for active older adults. Mellow moves to music get hearts thumping. Playing with simpl...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...

Board Game Time

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin and more! ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Read With the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 5-11. Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction...

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
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 interaction. ...

Kids Write! Book Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions
Description:
Ages 6-11. Learn about distinctive styles in picture and beginning reader books. Use them as a guide to write and illustrate your own book. Take home your unique creation. Limit 25. Check in at the Youth Desk.  ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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...

LEGO Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team.  We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.  Duplo Blocks available for younger siblings.  ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Monday Night Movies

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles. ...

LEGOS Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Exercise your imagination and demonstrate your creativity with our LEGO collection. Families welcome.  ...

Teen Movie Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join other teens on the second Monday of the month for movies and conversation. Titles are announced the month before and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please pick up a monthly event flyer at the library. ...
Cancelled

Neighborhood Grant Workshop

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) p...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will be...

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Tax Assitance in the public area. ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fr...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...

Genealogy Basics, Part 2

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Students who attend Part 1 will continue to research their family history on the second day in Part 2 during which the class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required. Y...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
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 ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...

Genealogy Research Program

10:30am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
 Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of families to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. Class is limited to 10. Registratio...

Family Stories and More

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance, yoga, and more surprises! Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella Apr. 24 for Fun To Be Fit Kids! ...

Books & Coffee

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures
Description:
Friends of the Selby Public Library invites you to their monthly book presentation and discussion. This month: IMAGES of AMERICA-BEACHES & ISLANDS by Amy Elder. The author loves this part of America and will present via power point view...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Infant Feeding Support Group Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding. No registration required. ...

Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Tuesday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hangout, have snacks, play games, and more....
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Social Security 101

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Please join us for this Social Security workshop hosted by The Foundation for Financial Education.  Topics covered will include: Claiming rules for married couples, divorced individuals and minor children. Strategies and time limits that...

TWiin Gaming Afterschool

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Afterschool program for grades 6-12. Choose from our collection of Wii games, or bring your own.  Snacks provided by All Faiths Food Bank. ...

Weekly Movies

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Chill with friends and watch a movie. ...

Tinker Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

LEGOS Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Exercise your imagination and demonstrate your creativity with our LEGO collection. Families welcome.  ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
The design of houses can impact the ability of residents to stay at home as they age or following a short- or long-term disability. To better support these populations, Sarasota County has implemented a voluntary recognition program for residential u...

Teen Craft Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
Ages 11-18. Drop by to create new crafts each month. No registration required. Snacks will be provided. ...

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Families welcome. ...

Teen Drama Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Performances
Description:
Join fellow teens for the North Port Library's Teen Drama Club. No, it's not about all the drama that happened in English class, it's your chance to discuss everything from directing and acting to set design, makeup and costuming. This free event is ...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Teen Zone - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Choose from a selection of familiar and unique games to play with friends! Snacks will be provided! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

Read with the Dogs

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to read with Suncoast Humane Society certified Pet Therapy Dogs. This program encouraged conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the atte...

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: -1
Description:
Learn about Web browsers and search engines, basic terminology and how to do a basic internet search. Prerequisite: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. Limited to 10. Register online at scgov.net/library. Click on Calendar   ...

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Free Tax Help for Seniors. ...

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Tax Assitance in the public area. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

James Joyce Society

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Description
Literature Discussion Group ...

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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...

Toddler Craft Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
For ages two to five: Create a spring-themed craft. ...

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

10:30am - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. We apologize but all available appointments at the Elsie Quirk Library Tax-Aide site are filled. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Socrates Cafe

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn. ...

Hearing Loss Association

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Description
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Introduction to Sewing

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Required
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free! ...

Youth Chess Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy and fun! Families and children ages 7+ are welcome! ...

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
For ages 5-11. Explore fundamental concepts of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Fun, engaging, hands on learning. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own! Ages 11-18. ...

Read With The Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
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. This program is for reading c...

Weekly Movies

4:15pm - 5:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Chill with friends and watch a movie. ...

LEGO Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs. ...

Girls Who Code

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Technology Instruction
Description:
Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to explore code in a fun and friendly way! Learn the core 4 computer science concepts every programmer needs to know, and complete a Community Service Impact Project. (See an example HERE.)  Pre-registration a...

Teen Anime Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Movies
Description:
View the best of Japanese Animation, and join a discussion group after. Attendees will choose materials viewed. Discussion will include universal themes and cultural differences. All materials rated PG-13/TV-14 or lower. Call for prospective titles 9...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
The Gulf Gate Teen Advisory Board is committed to creating a teen friendly library by suggesting materials to purchase for the library collection, planning and implementing teen programs, and serving as a voice for all teens in the Gulf Gate area. Th...

Teen Anime Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Interested in anime? Come to the Teen Anime Club where each month we will watch a different anime film or series, and afterwards discuss. Ages 11-18. Contact the library for film titles. ...

The Knitting Corner

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group. Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions. ...

Inventors' Club

6:15pm - 7:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Brainstorm about inventions to solve real world problems. Give input for the Creation Station to help you make your ideas come to fruition with 3-D printing, LittleBits and more. Recommended for fourth through twelfth grades. ...

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

AARP Tax Help

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Tax Assitance in the public area. ...

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...

SHINE Counseling

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #140 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased, and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the E...

iPads for Beginners: Part 1

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants....

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. A...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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 ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Ages 0-5. Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, stories, movement, crafts and school readiness activities. ...

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially. ...

Neighborhood Grant Workshop

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant.  This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (N...

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3. ...

Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning o...

Story Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
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 ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Looking to mix up your lunch hour? Bring your lunch and join us for short stories, poetry and more!  Every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
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. ...

AARP Tax Help

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Thursday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Description:
Join us to watch this Academy Award nominated film set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Phantom Thread is rated R fo...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...

Teen Kick Back Lounge

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens Grades 6-12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Technology Rescue

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Luis can help alleviate your technology frustrations! Our resident expert specializes in Android and Windows systems. Stop in for assistance, or call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment. ...

Video Gaming

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. ...

Mad Lab: Slime

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Join us after school and follow a guided activity to make a slimy creation or use our art supplies to work on your own project. Open to ages 7 and up. ...

Family Game Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for our weekly board game night! LEGOs are also available upon request. A great way to spend time with the family. ...

D.I.Y. Time

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Do It Yourself and experience the joy of creation. A variety of projects and materials will be available to explore. Thursdays from 5 - 7:30 p.m. April 5: Decorate wooden blocks with collage, paint and poems to make personalized gifts. April 12: Pape...

Teen Game Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Description:
Play board games, video games, and giant games! Choose from the library's selection, or bring your own. Register below to receive a reminder about this event! ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Use special shrink film to create charms for jewelry, keychains, dog tags and more.  Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Word 2013 Beginner

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
New to Microsoft Word?  This class covers the basics of Word 2013.  Learn how to create a document, choose font style, point size, save, print and more.  Proficiency with a keyboard is necessary. ...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: