Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, April 30th, 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
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...
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...

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...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, 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 ...

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
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - 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...

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: Youth Activity 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 3:30-5:00 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. ...

Willis

3:45pm - 5:45pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #141 - Shannon Staub Library
Description
study...
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...

Family Fun time

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Games, Storytimes
Description:
Have fun listening to a story, playing board games or playing with construction toys.  Your imagination has no limit! ...

Anime/Manga Club

4:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Movies
Description:
Do you want to share your anime/manga obsession with other Otaku? Come to the club! We will enjoy talking about Japanese culture, eating Japanese snacks, and of course, watching anime! Come to the youth desk to sign up and fill out a permission slip....

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.  ...

Tuesday, May 1st, 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...
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 ...

Jacaranda Book Club

10:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...
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 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. ...

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. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy a special story time for birth to age 5 and start our new reading incentive program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Find out how easy it is for you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters kindergarten, and read your first 10...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...
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: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Interested in finding out more about your family tree? Join us for this free instructional course on how to use library resources and databases to research your family history. Seating is limited. Registration is 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...

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...

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: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Interested in finding out more about your family tree? Join us for this free instructional course on how to use library resources and databases to research your family history. Seating is limited. Registration is required.  ...

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+. ...

Check Out a Person

4:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Each month we will have someone new for you to come chat one-on-one with that has an interesting life experience/job. Registration is required. Space is limited to 6 participants a month. ...

LEGO Club

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...
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. ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join us for this five week series to learn how to cook simple and delicious meals with your family!  Every class you will prep and eat the meals. AND, at the end of each class you will take groceries home so you can make the meal again! ...
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! **Come celebrate the release of Avengers: Infinity War with this cheesy version of everyone'...
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 cool craft! ...
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, May 2nd, 2018

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: 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...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Internet Basics

10:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.  Pre-requisite skills required: Knowing how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and max...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Come learn about this exciting new program, enjoy a story, and make a craft. ...
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...

Writing Through Loss

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
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...
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. ...

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...

County Job Fair

3:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Job Search Assistance, Special Events
Description:
Consider a career in government. Sarasota County is currently hiring administrative support, code enforcement, customer service, trades workers, bus operators, interns, management, and more! Property appraiser and Suncoast Technical College represent...

Mote Teen Science Café

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Learn about marine biology and environmental science from Mote Marine Educators. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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: 2
Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do. This class is aimed at Beginners, new to using Google. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring your Gm...

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, May 3rd, 2018

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. ...

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: 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. ...

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 ...

Skeletal Self-Adjustment

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
A Sarasota Chiropractor teaches ways to restore movement to the skeletal system that you can perform on yourself. This event occurs only on April 19, May 17, and June 21 at 1 p.m. for one hour. ...
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 ...

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: Meeting Room A - 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. ...
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 Room

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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...

Zany Arts and Crafts

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Different arts & crafts each month, including balloon animals, origami, jewelry making, candle making, and more. ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend at least one program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting. Please register for each time frame that you intend to serve. Addi...
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...

Mad Lab: Shrinky Dinks

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 shrinky film creation or use our art supplies to work on your own project. Open to ages 7 and up. ...

video gaming

4:15pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Video Gaming for teens ...

Family Game Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for our weekly family board game night! ...
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, May 4th, 2018

Email 101

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
New to email?  Learn how to get a free email address, who provides free emails,  what the basic parts of an email address is, how to write an email to another person and send, attachments, and the terminology involved in the world of emails...

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. ...
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...

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. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, 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. ...
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...
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...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Presented by the Foundation for Financial Education, this workshop will cover retirement planning topics including: Running the retirement marathon Long-term care considerations How not to outlive your money How taxes and inflation impact...

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 3:30pm
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....

Keep Calm and Color On

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

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.  ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to beginning readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to rea...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Description:
Teens are invited to join us after hours for crafts, snacks and fun while enjoying Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Advanced registration including a parental permission form is required to attend this program.  Teens must stay for the entire eve...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
A May the 4th Be With You escape room meets Amazing Race! They will be following clues throughout the Jacaranda Public Library to solve clues/puzzles based on a Star Wars plot point. Ages 11+. Registration required for all seeking entry to the buildi...

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Free Comic Book Day!

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
It's time for our yearly Free Comic Book Day!  Stop by the library any time on Saturday, May 5 to pick up a free comic book!  One comic book per library patron, while supplies last. This event is for all ages. ...

Free Comic Book Day

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Stop by any time and pick up a free comic book to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! ...

Free Comic Book Day

10:00am - 4:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Special Events
Description:
Come to the library and choose from a variety of FREE comic books.  Books are available for a variety of ages from first time reader to adult.  While supplies last.  Sponsored by the Friends of the North Port Library. ...

Free Comic Book Day

10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Families, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Come celebrate the wide world of comics by picking up free issues at the library and dropping in on some crafts based on your favorite characters! Free comics are available for all ages. ...

Free Comic Book Day

10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Stop by the library and pick up a free comic book in celebration of  National Free Comic Book Day. Supplies are limited so first come first serve. Children, tweens and teens will have the opportunity to make their very own superhero mask while s...

It's Okay to Be a HAM

10:00am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Lectures, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 134
Description:
Discover the excitement of ham radio as the hobby of a lifetime. Learn how to select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Join us for this special Storywalk themed for Free Comic Book Day! Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Don't forget to pick up your free comic on your way out! Enjoy a different book the first Satu...
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...

Upa Yoga

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Description:
Upa Yoga is a good starting point for those who are new to yoga, and it can be used as a preparation for other yoga practices. These 90 minute sessions are offered by Dr. Pallavi Lowery of the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences. ...
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. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events
Description:
Do you love cosplay but hate spending a lot of money? Learn how to cosplay on a budget in this free and fun cosplay presentation and workshop! ...

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. ...

FCBD - Magic the Gathering

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Come and learn to play the hit collectible card game Magic the Gathering or bring your own cards and join open play.  Sponsored by the Magician's Forge. ...

Author Book Signing

11:00am - 2:00pm
Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Author Event
Description:
Come meet local children's author/illustrator Nancy Buscher. Her beautiful artwork from her books will be on display in the Osprey Library; and she will be available on the lovely porch to sign copies of her books....

Tween STEM Club

11:00am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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. ...

Cinco de Mayo Storytime

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
The Booker High School Spanish Club presents an entertaining, interactive storytime about how Cinco de Mayo became a famous Mexican holiday.Recommended for ages 4-7, all ages welcome. ...

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. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Join our second annual Smash Bros. Brawl tournament at the North Port Library.  Sign up for free and prove you're the champ to win a prize! ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Sales, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Meet the founders of Suncoast Ghostbusters Jason and Dawn Rawley in their Ghostbuster gear.  Jason makes professional grade props and action figures as part of his business, Fireblade Comics. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Sales, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Meet manga artist Allie Malott, author and illustrator of the series "Magical Princess Sky". ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Sales, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Meet professional cosplayer Nancy Rose, appearing as Princess Belle.  Nancy is the founder of the cosplay group Cosplaying for Christ. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Sales, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Meet comic artist Jay Cornwell.  Jay's comic art credits include “Strangest War Stories Never Told” (Riot Press); “The Undesirables Anthology” (Anomalous Comics); “Haiyan Benefit Book” (WonderFunders); and “Anomalous Comics Presents – Send ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, 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. ...

OneBlood Blood Drive

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Come give blood during the OneBlood blood drive and help save a life! ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Join other comic buffs to form your trivia team and take on other groups in the Trivia Tyrant's comic knowledge challenge.  Then the best team will put their comic know-how to the test as they face off against the Tyrant to prove their superiori...

Chess Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational
Description:
Beginners and advanced players 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...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Movies, Special Events
Description:
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with us at 2 p.m. as we watch Marvel's "The Avengers"! *Please note, this movie is rated PG-13. Parental Guidance is advised.* ...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Author Event, Discussion Groups, Special Events
Description:
Join convention professionals - cosplayer Nancy Rose, prop maker Jason Rawley, comic illustrator Jay Cornwell, and Manga author Allie Malott as they discuss the challenges and accomplishments as well as the state of their art today. ...

FCBD - Cosplay Contest

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join us for our third annual Cosplay Contest.  You will be judged on originality, work put into the costume, overall character representation, and effectiveness.  Win prizes and have fun! ...

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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: 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...
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...

Genealogy

10:30am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

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...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, 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 ...

Suncoast

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Description
Peer support ...

Genealogy

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Description:
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

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...

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: Youth Activity 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 3:30-5:00 join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend at least one program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting. Please register for each time frame that you intend to serve. Addi...

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: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, 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. ...

LEGO Club

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Hurricane Preparedness

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Do you ever wonder if you should go or stay when a hurricane is headed your way? The Division Chief of Administrative Services and Emergency Management will provide the information you need to decide. Chief Berman will discuss shelters, storm su...

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby 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 presentation f...
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: 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 ...

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. ...

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. ...
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 ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...
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
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? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: North Port 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? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

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...

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+. ...

LEGO Club

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

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. ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join us for this five week series to learn how to cook simple and delicious meals with your family!  Every class you will prep and eat the meals. AND, at the end of each class you will take groceries home so you can make the meal again! ...

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, May 9th, 2018

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: 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...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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 ...

Understanding Alzheimer's

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Author K. Allen tells of the emotional investments found while working with seniors with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia and offers practical advice for caretakers. He is a Licensed Practical Nurse who specializes in behavioral modification a...
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. ...

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...

Hurricane Preparedness

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Description:
What would you do if basic services were cut off, like electricity or water, or if you had to suddenly leave your home? This class will offer tips and ways to prepare for unexpected disasters, such as hurricanes. Learn how to assemble an emergency su...

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. ...
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: 4
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! ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems. ...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Learn to enter numbers unto cells; a simple calculation formula; and Chart Wizard. Let us know if you will bring your own computer or use one of our laptops. Limited to 10.   ...

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: 3
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. ...

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! ...
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: 13
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. ...

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...

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...
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: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Movies
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. ...

iPads for Beginners

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Come join us for a hands-on iPad workshop where you can learn how to use this popular tablet. ...

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. ...

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

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. ...

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: 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 ...

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. ...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
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. ...

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: 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: 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. ...

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 ...

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: Meeting Room A - 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. ...

Youth Gaming Club

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of games!  ...

Zany Arts and Crafts

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Different arts & crafts each month, including balloon animals, origami, jewelry making, candle making, and more. ...

Video Gaming and more!

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. Special appearances: September - Dash robot October - Microscope slide-viewing and VIVE Virtual Reality system November - Dropmix music gamin...