Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act.  Application takes between one and one-half hour.  Only one person can be seen at a time. Call 866-547-2793 to register.  Registrants only will be seen.  ...

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
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: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting 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
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285. For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discove...

It's Story Time!

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
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: Meeting 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...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...
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 ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

Movie Mondays

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us every Monday through the summer for family movies and refreshments! Stop by the youth department for a full list of movie titles. ...

Musical Monday Matinée

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Do you carry a song in your heart and a tap in your toes? Then join us on Monday afternoons all summer long for Musical Monday Matinée! Each Monday we'll be screening a different musical in our Juliano Room at 2:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be serv...
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. ...
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: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Come ready for fun!  We have games galore for your family to enjoy!  Check in at the Youth desk for a fun game to play with your family in the Storytime Room.  Space is limited, so come early! ...
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. ...

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
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: 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 Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port 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 ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
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. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

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. ...

Book Huddle

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Did you just finish a rockin' book? We want to hear about it! Join us Tuesday mornings to discuss what you are reading and maybe find some different recommendations! ...
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. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port 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 ...

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.  ...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

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
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.  ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Every week, we will focus on a form of tech, such as Coding Games, Let's MakeyMakey music games, and Introduction to 3D Design! Ages 11-18. Click the titles below to go to register for the specific event. Registration for July and August events op...

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. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Larry Engler, award-winning author, teacher, and performer, as he demonstrates the ancient art of puppetry from all over the world, and explains their cultural roots, method of construction and operation. In addition, Mr. Engler offers man...
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.   ...
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.   ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - 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? Popcorn will be provided! **Join us for a special "Libraries Rock" edition of Bad Movie Night by experimenting with silly sound effects for the worst beach movie ever...
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, July 4th, 2018

Thursday, July 5th, 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. ...

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
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. ...

iReady Lab

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Continue your summer learning through ABCmouse, iReady, or other educational websites! Bring your account login information, if needed. ...

Preschool Music

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Storytimes
Description:
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. Singer/guitarist Dave Moran entertains with favorite children’s songs. Limit 80. ...
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 ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
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. ...
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...

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. ...

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! We will supply various games for all ages but feel free to bring your own favorite to share! ...

Teen Movie Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us for a movie night during the summer. Popcorn will be available. The movie flyer is attached for your convenience. June 7 - Thor: Ragnarok July 5 - Spiderman: Homecoming Aug. 2 - School of Rock ...
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, July 6th, 2018

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Life After Downton

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
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: 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 Time

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for a variety of activities throughout the summer. Drop by the youth department to get a detailed list of activities that will be offered. Please note, some cla...

Rock Out to Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families are all welcome in this morning storytime program! Join us for stories, activities, songs, and more! ...

Chucko Learns To Play Music

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Chucko the Clown will entertain children and their families with a hilarious musical performance. ...
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. ...
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...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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.  ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

First Friday Film Series

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

Youth Gaming Club

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of games! Open to children ages 5-11. ...

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. ...

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
Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...

Teen Gaming

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Hang out and play with an assortment of video games, board games, and activities in this gaming session for teens and tweens. ...

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. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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.  ...

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

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...

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. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
John Storms, the Reptile Man, brings an assortment of reptiles to delight all ages. ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Join us for fun and valuable lessons with our resident author on subjects including inspiration, editing, the submission process, and more. All forms and genres of writing are welcome. Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

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: 3
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. ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
This musical version of Cinderella features handcrafted rod puppets, storytelling and audience participation. Puppeteer and storyteller Katie Adams blends Florida culture into the twists and turns of Cinderella's journey, accompanied by the nostalgic...

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. ...

Teen STEM Club

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Description
Teen STEM Club Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) club, sponsored by the Venice Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (http://www.venicecap.org & http://facebook.venicecap.org), for teenagers aged 12-18. The club will teach a specific cla...

Study Room

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #140 - Shannon Staub Library
Description
study ...

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...

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act.  Application takes between one and one-half hour.  Only one person can be seen at a time. Call 866-547-2793 to register.  Registrants only will be seen.  ...

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Citizen Teen Camp

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Description:
Earn up to 30 hours of community service by participating in this 2-week summer program to become a better citizen and volunteer in your community. Learn about survival skills, home care basics, marketing your abilities, and more! Snacks will be prov...

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: Meeting 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
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285. For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discove...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for this adult crafting class. Using fabric, fusible webbing and an iron participants in this workshop will create small but unique collages. Finished pieces can be hung or made into items such as small purses, etc. Class limited to 12. Re...
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! ...

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: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Live Music, Special Events
Description:
Children will learn about Australian music, instruments and culture through presentation and participation. First Come, First served. Pick up ticket at Youth Desk. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting 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...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...
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 at the...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

Movie Mondays

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us every Monday through the summer for family movies and refreshments! Stop by the youth department for a full list of movie titles. ...

Aussie Funk Jam

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Description:
Teens will learn about Australian music, instruments and culture through presentation and participation in a workshop with Darren - making your own didgeridoo!! Registration Required. ...

Musical Monday Matinée

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Do you carry a song in your heart and a tap in your toes? Then join us on Monday afternoons all summer long for Musical Monday Matinée! Each Monday we'll be screening a different musical in our Juliano Room at 2:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be serv...

Build It!

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games
Description:
Drop in to play and create with different materials each week. June 11: Brain Flakes June 18: Gears! Gears! Gears! June 25: Pipe Cleaner Creatures July 9: Tissue Box Guitars July 16: Crafty Percussion Instruments July 23: Rain Sticks July 30: ...
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. ...

Button Making!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Description:
Design your very own button! Participants will have the opportunity to design, draw, color, and then create their very own button! (Limit 3 buttons per participant.) ...

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. ...

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Outreach, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. 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...

Family Fun Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Come ready for fun!  We have games galore for your family to enjoy!  Check in at the Youth desk for a fun game to play with your family in the Storytime Room.  Space is limited, so come early! ...
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. ...

Teen Advisory Board

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Teens have the chance to speak out about what they feel is important for them at the library. They will advise on programming and choose prizes for incentive programs.  ...

Teen Movie Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - 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. ...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Citizen Teen Camp

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Description:
Earn up to 30 hours of community service by participating in this 2-week summer program to become a better citizen and volunteer in your community. Learn about survival skills, home care basics, marketing your abilities, and more! Snacks will be prov...

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
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 to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are ...
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 ...

Technology Rescue

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

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...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
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. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port 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 ...

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. ...

Reading Buddies

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Outreach
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Practice reading with a buddy or have someone read a book to you. Have fun while becoming a better reader. The volunteers are not trained experts, but someone to listen and help when needed. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. ...

Book Huddle

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Did you just finish a rockin' book? We want to hear about it! Join us Tuesday mornings to discuss what you are reading and maybe find some different recommendations! ...

Family Stories and More!

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance, yoga, and more surprises for families with children ages birth-5. Special guests include: Adrianne Pezzella for Fun to Be Fit on June 5 and July 10, Mr. Brad's Music on June 26, and Dave Moran on July 24. ...
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. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, 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 ...

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.  ...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

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
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...

Make It!

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Use your imagination and creative abilities to make things. Each session will be a different do-it-yourself activity. ...

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.  ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Every week, we will focus on a form of tech, such as Coding Games, Let's MakeyMakey music games, and Introduction to 3D Design! Ages 11-18. Click the titles below to go to register for the specific event. Registration for July and August events be...
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...

Juggling Workshop

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Description:
Ages 6 and up. Learn how to juggle using scarves and bean bags with pro Gerard Tricarico. Limit 25. ...

ArtistsWorks How-To

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of exploring and learning how the database, ArtistsWorks, can help you learn an instrument, sing or create art on your own schedule! Registration preferred, sign up online or in person at the Information Services Desk.&nbs...

Sew Punk Rock!

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Get crafty with studs, patches and fabric. Bring your own jeans, hoodies or anything else you would like to alter, and see what you can create! Supplies provided while they last. ...

Teen Tuesday

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Teens and tweens will have the opportunity to design and create their very own button! Or, they can select from our button challenge cards for inspiration.  (Limit 3 buttons per participant.) ...

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: 17
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. ...
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! **Join us for three special "Libraries Rock" editions of this program over the summer as the gaming shop The Magician's Forge shows inter...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Aprende los fundamentos de Facebook en Espanol. Nosotros usaremos Facebook en una clase gratis. ...

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Teen Robotics workshop

10:00am - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Join us for a robotics workshop! During this one-day workshop, teams will build a robot and test it for movement. Once the robots are complete, we will have a competition for the fastest robot to complete its task! Snacks and a light lunch will be...

Citizen Teen Camp

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Description:
Earn up to 30 hours of community service by participating in this 2-week summer program to become a better citizen and volunteer in your community. Learn about survival skills, home care basics, marketing your abilities, and more! Snacks will be prov...
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: 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: 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. ...
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 ...
Required
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
A six-part class to help children stay more focused and to concentrate better, important skills that can lead to enhanced student performance.  "Planting the seeds" will engage children in fun activities designed to stimulate their interests and...
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...

SWAT Team Visit

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Learn what it takes to be a part of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Meet members of the team and interactively explore the equipment they use to keep the public safe. ...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
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. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Learn about the artist, Henri Rousseau and create your own rain forest banner using press printing techniques with painted and collage additions. This program is part of the Artists in the Libraries series. For ages 5-11. Registration required. ...

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. ...

Didgeridoo Down Under

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Live Music, Special Events
Description:
A high-energy, interactive, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and audience participation. Listen to the unique sounds of the didgeridoo as you enjoy this fun show that is perfect for children and famil...
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
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: Youth Activity Room - 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. ...

Jiggleman!!!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Special Events
Description:
Jiggleman! He bounces, he wiggles, he jiggles! He's funny and wonky and wild! You'll laugh until your sides hurt! Jiggleman has appeared 8 times on The Late Show with David Letterman and performs at schools, libraries and festivals throug...

Code with Scratch Jr.

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Games, Technology Instruction
Description:
Children ages 5-7 may learn to code with Scratch Jr. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 minutes before the program. ...

Chess Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Children, tweens, and teens can drop in and learn hot to play chess! ...

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! ...

Code with Scratch

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Technology Instruction
Description:
Children ages 8-12 may learn to code with Scratch. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 minutes before the program. ...

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...

LEGO Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Ages 3 and up (younger with caregiver). ...

Summer Movie Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month to watch classic Hollywood musicals on the big screen. ...

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...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn how to use sites across the Internet to buy and sell items, find housing, conduct research, and much more! Equipment will be provided for practice. Registration is required. ...

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. ...
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 the Medium to Advanced User. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring your ...

Inventors' Club

6:15pm - 7:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Clubs, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
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, July 12th, 2018

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Citizen Teen Camp

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
Earn up to 30 hours of community service by participating in this 2-week summer program to become a better citizen and volunteer in your community. Learn about survival skills, home care basics, marketing your abilities, and more! Snacks will be prov...

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. ...

Fun To Be Fit Kids

10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285. Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for childre...

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: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - 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...

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. ...

Movie Morning

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us for snacks and a movie! ...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, 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. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. Stories followed by free play with Duplos® and other toys. Limit 80. ...

Tech with Trevor

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Join our resident technology expert to learn digital art, coding, and web design.  Be sure to sign up for the series as these programs build on one another. ...

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: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - 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: 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 ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Description:
Come watch the Blu-ray version of the exciting movie about the Amazon champion turned Super hero on our high definition screen! Children and teens stay after to make your own superhero accessories! Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adu...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events
Description:
Kids ages 5-12. Explore different musical forms via special performances, instrument show-and-tell, and creating musical instruments with everyday materials. On July 12, make your own School-Supply Guitar and Laughing Strings instruments.&n...
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 ...
Required
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn printmaking techniques to create your own optical illusion that tricks the eye into believing a flat paper surface is 3-D. Watch the magic happen! Discover other optical illusion artists' works to find your inspiration. ...
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. ...

Didgeridoo Down Under

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances
Description:
Learn about these fascinating instruments from Australia, and explore the Australian culture and environment in a comical, interactive program. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 min...

Technology Rescue

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

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. ...

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! We will supply various games for all ages but feel free to bring your own favorite to share! ...

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! ...

Camp Storytime

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families are all welcome in this evening storytime program! Join us for stories, activities, songs, and more! ...

Teen Arts and Crafts

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Create a work of art in the Creation Station by following a guided activity or using our supplies to work on your own project! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Description:
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online, create and print your own! Registration not required, all ages welcome.    ...

Didgeridoo Down Under

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances
Description:
Learn about these fascinating instruments from Australia, and explore the Australian culture and environment in a comical, interactive program. Adults may have the opportunity to play a didgeridoo. ...

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Citizen Teen Camp

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
Earn up to 30 hours of community service by participating in this 2-week summer program to become a better citizen and volunteer in your community. Learn about survival skills, home care basics, marketing your abilities, and more! Snacks will be prov...

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Preschool Time

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for a variety of activities throughout the summer. Drop by the youth department to get a detailed list of activities that will be offered. Please note, some cla...
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: 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. ...

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
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. ...

Dub That Video

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Special Events, Technology Instruction
Description:
Curious about how to recreate the sound of crunching snow during a Florida summer? Need some thunder sounds for a project, but no clouds are in sight? Explore our Foley-studio and learn the art of creating sound effects, then try your hand at adding ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
Hear a fun music themed story, enjoy playing games, and make a summer craft celebrating our library theme Libraries Rock! Program is for children, tweens, and families. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
In this DVD course, Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University explores the origins and history of American musical theater, spanning two vibrant centuries. ...

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. ...

Music With Bobbie Morgan

11:00am - 11:45am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Special Events
Description:
Participate with your child in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments while developing a strong musical bond with your child. ...
Required
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
A six-part class to help children stay more focused and to concentrate better, important skills that can lead to enhanced student performance.  "Planting the seeds" will engage children in fun activities designed to stimulate their interests and...
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...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

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
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. ...

Laughter Yoga

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Laughter Yoga is an exercise activity which includes stretching, deep breathing, clapping and mostly laughing. With more than 50 health benefits, Laughter Yoga is great fun and you end up feeling wonderful. No mats or contortions required. ...

Ukulele Build and Play

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Performances
Registration Required
Description:
Join Jeff Hanna and Barbara Gail for a live ukulele and drum performance on July 13th while you build your own ukulele.  Then return on July 20th to decorate your ukulele and learn to play some simple tunes. ...

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. ...

Hip Hop Dance

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
For teens ages 11-18.  Have some fun with your friends at this workshop and learn Hip Hop Dance techniques! Presented by Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.   ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Isha Yoga and Meditation for Beginners Come join us for an exploration of mindfulness and find your inner peace. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Design and create an original necklace using exciting beads.  The principles of design such as symmetry, patterns, focal point and color balance will be taught.  Leave class wearing your own special creation! ...

Tween/Teen Board Games

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in to play board games with your friends and other people in the library, and have the chance to win prizes. Friday, July 13 will feature "Dead of Winter!" ...

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. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Come and join us as we explore new books.  Kindergartners, first-, and second-graders are beginning the journey to independent reading. Each month we discuss a book from a different series. There are book related activities as well as examining ...

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Required
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Ages: 10-18. Making Mandalas from Natural Materials with Ellen Goldberg. Mandalas are geometric designs symbolizing the universe. Explore patterns, radial design, and repetition while creating your own one-of-a-kind artwork. *Registration required* ...