Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...
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.  ...
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.  Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners in Play

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Description:
Join Fletcher Rush from Farr Law Firm for a brief lecture on wills and trusts.  ...

Garageband Basics

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Description:
Get to know the basics of using Garageband, a program used to record tracks for music and podcast makers. ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5:00 join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Read with the Dogs

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

Anime/Manga Club

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

Monday Night Movies

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

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 Gaming Nights

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to play M-rated v...

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Primary Election

7:00am - 7:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Description:
  Primary Election Supervisor of Elections     ...

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fr...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
Description Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skil...
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. ...

Family Stories and More

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...
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: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Description Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skil...

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.  ...

Mini Artworks

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Description:
Relax and experience the joy of creation using paper canvases, oil pastels and other materials to create a mini painting to take home or display in the teen center.  This is a passive program. ...

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...

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.  ...

Board Game Time

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Dec. 18 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

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+. ...

Cine Selby

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles. This month Kandahar (Iran, 2001, 1h 21m, Avatar). ...

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. ...

Page to Screen Book Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Description:
Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to join us the last Tuesday of each month for our Page to Screen Tween Book Club!  Stop by the Youth Dept. to pick up a list of upcoming books, then read the book ahead of time before watching the movie. Kids can dis...

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. ...

Adult Coloring Group

6:00pm - 7:30pm
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. ...

Teen Advisory Board

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
Join the Teen Advisory Board to make a difference at your local library and get community service hours. Make decisions about upcoming teen events, the Teen Zone, and the YA collection. Snacks will be provided! TAB volunteers must be in grades 6-1...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Description:
For 18 months, award-winning filmmakers David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall followed Ryan as he created a game called "That Dragon, Cancer," recruiting his wife and sons into the process of documenting their daily life in Loveland, Colo., for this ...

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...
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:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...
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. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
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. ...

Teen Room

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

Garageband Basics

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Description:
Get to know the basics of using Garageband, a program used to record tracks for music and podcast makers. ...

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! ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Description:
A club for kids who love reading, writing, and nature! Five weekly sessions using nature as inspiration. Every Wednesday in August. Open to ages 7 and up.  ...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
This program is open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12, and counts as community service hours.  Join our monthly TAB Meeting to discuss & plan upcoming teen events, discuss collection needs, discuss volunteer issues and training, and m...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Description:
Join us at the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the a...

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

E-Help with Bob

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

Baby Time

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

Partners In Play®

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners In Play®

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

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

Toddler Time

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

Story Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...

Partners In Play®

11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners In Play®

11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Health in Motion Bus

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
The Florida Department of Health Sarasota County's Health in Motion staff provide no cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. No appointment is needed. For questions call 941-861-2873. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...

Thursday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Please join us for a free movie showing. For movie title please contact or visit the Fruitville Library Reference Desk.  ...
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. ...
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 and more!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. Special appearances: September - Dash robot and GoPro cameras October - Microscope slide-viewing and VIVE Virtual Reality system November - D...

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! ...

Movie Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
  Join us for our monthly movie night! ...

Family Movie Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us for a monthly movie night the last Thursday of each month. Stop by the library or call to get the movie choice for this month. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The meeting room can be chilly, so a light jacket or sweater is re...

Shannon Staub Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
We will be reading and discussing "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. This multi-layered tale about a forgotten book will lead you on an adventure filled with love, murder, and mysterious happenings. ...

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Story Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
For children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy activities including music, movement, stories, crafts and games. ...
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: 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. ...
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: 5
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.  ...

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Teen Room

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

Adult Craft Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join us for a fun and informal craft class. ...

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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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.  ...

Teen Movies

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Fridays, Aug. 17 - Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. with a break on Nov. 23 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...

Adult Craft Workshop

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Mini Journals. Using handmade paper for covers and colorful Asian papers for decorations, participants will make a mini journal.  All supplies provided. Registration begins Wednesday, August 1 at 10 a.m. To register call 941-861-1360 or stop ...

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

UnidosNow

10:00am - 1:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Description
College Prep ...

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...

Meditation for Beginners

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Isha Kriya is a simple 12-18 minute practice to help you become effortlessly meditative. Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation, and each one hour session can be done sitting in a chair. ...

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: 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 writing styles and genres 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: 20
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. ...

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 - 2:45pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Description
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 class each week and als...

LEGO Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, 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...

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Mini Artworks

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Description:
Relax and experience the joy of creation using paper canvases, oil pastels and other materials to create a mini painting to take home or display in the teen center.  This is a passive program. ...

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...
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.  ...

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
Seats Remaining: 3
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: 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 & Sign Time

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

Baby Rhyme and Sign

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

Family Stories and More

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...
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...

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.  ...

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...

Publisher Basics

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Educational
Description:
Learn how to use Publisher to create a poster for our Teen Read Week Digital Poster Contest. ...

Tuesday Movies

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

Teen Room

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

Board Game Time

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Dec. 18 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

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+. ...
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.   ...

Girls Who Code

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Join us weekly for our Girls Who Code Club and create a technology based service project.  Learn technology and leadership in this nationally recognized program. ...
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? Snacks, crazy crafts, prizes, and whoopee cushions will be provided! Recommended for grades 6-12. *Join us as we "phone home" to the lamest E.T. ripoff of all time...
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, September 5th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...
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 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...

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
Seats Remaining: 3
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. ...

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:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
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. ...

Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...

Adult Coloring Lounge

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Br...

Writing Through Loss

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

Teen Room

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

Publisher Basics

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Educational
Description:
Learn how to use Publisher to create a poster for our Teen Read Week Digital Poster Contest. ...

Cooking Matters Class

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Cooking Matters is a 6-week health/nutrition education and cooking class that meets once a week for up to two hours. During the course, participants will learn about nutrition, budgeting, shopping, and more followed by an interact...

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! ...

Youth Chess Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! Recommended for ages 8+. All skill levels welcome! ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Description:
A club for kids who love reading, writing, and nature! Five weekly sessions using nature as inspiration. For ages 7 and up. ...

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...

Teen Gaming Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to play M-rated v...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Learn a new computer topic every month. Equipment will be provided for practice. Registration is required. ...

LEGO Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

E-Help with Bob

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

Baby Time

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

Partners In Play®

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners In Play®

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

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

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, 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. ...

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. ...

Partners In Play®

11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners In Play®

11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Educational, Health & Human Services, Lectures
Description:
Join us for an event with NYT bestselling author Mary Hogan whose new novel, Left: A Love Story was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer's. With humor and insight, Mary will discuss her experiences spotting early si...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - 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 ...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...
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 and more!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. Special appearances: September - Dash robot and GoPro cameras October - Microscope slide-viewing and VIVE Virtual Reality system November - D...

Teen Tech Time

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
September focus: Robotics with LEGO WeDo! Focus on a different technology each month. Learn skills for coding, 3D design, robotics and more! Grades 6-12. Registration recommended as supplies are limited. ...

Discover STEAM

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Discover STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in this workshop series for youth ages 8 and up! Topics include coding, robotics, engineering and architecture, 3D design and more. This program is recommended for ages 8 and ...
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. ...

Energy Upgrade Workshop

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Join us for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home. Attendees will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit (one per household) worth up to $35 that includes ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs, Water...
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.      ...

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Internet 101

10:00am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
New to the Internet?  In this class you will learn what the Internet is as well as how to perform a basic search.    You will also learn the meaning of basic computer terminology such as browser, html, isp, http, www, and more.&nb...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Preschool Nutrition

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

Storytime

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...
Branch: 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. ...
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn about genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and other databases. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

Life After Downton

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

Mini Artworks

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Description:
Relax and experience the joy of creation using paper canvases, oil pastels and other materials to create a mini painting to take home or display in the teen center.  This is a passive program. ...

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. ...
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
The 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm genealogy session requires previous training from the introductory class at 10:30 am -12:30 pm. One on one research assistance will be available for advanced students. Students need names, dates, and locations ...

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. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Health & Human Services
Description:
Join us for an intimate evening with bestselling author Mary Hogan, whose new novel, Left: A Love Story, was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer's. Mary will be joined by a care-giving and memory support expert to expand ...

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 Room

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

Teen Movies

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Fridays, Aug. 17 - Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. with a break on Nov. 23 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to beginning readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to rea...

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

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. ...

Spanish Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 3-11.  Bilingual stories, songs, and activities.  Learn new words and practice language skills.  Present by library volunteer, Lourdes Fuller.  ...

Middle School Service Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Join us for a discussion about making the library a better place for teens! We will discuss programming, volunteering opportunities, and more. Snacks are provided, and the meeting can count toward volunteer hours if you are registered as a library vo...

LEGO Club

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Description:
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®! Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month. LEGO pieces will be provided. For children ages 5-11. ...

Teen Advisory Board

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
Join the Teen Advisory Board to make a difference at your local library and get community service hours. Make decisions about upcoming teen events, the Teen Zone, and the YA collection. Snacks will be provided! TAB volunteers must be in grades 6-1...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
Drop-in arts and crafts with a splash of science! All programs are free and recommended for ages 6 and  up. Children under 8 years old may require parent or caregiver assistance at some programs. Families and adults attending independently are a...

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Introduction to Genealogy: participants will follow the instructor as she uses her own ancestor to demonstrate the features of Ancestry.com library edition and HeritageQuest. This class is required in order to attend the Advanced Genealo...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
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. ...

Cirque D' Book

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Description:
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.  September 10:   Philip Roth   The Plot Against America.                   Bonus ...

Author Mary Hogan

11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Description:
Join us for an intimate evening with bestselling author Mary Hogan whose new novel, Left: A Love Story was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer's.  With humor and insight, Mary will discuss the book as well ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners in Play

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Advanced Research : Use your own ancestor to search Ancestry and HeritageQuest. To begin your personal search bring the complete name, dates (birth/death), and location of where this family member lived or might have lived. Instructor will provide gu...

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, 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: 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 interactions. ...
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, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Spend time with your family and enjoy your favorite board games, toys and crafts. ...
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. ...

Marine Science Club

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Hosted by teen interns with the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium! The Marine Science Club is designed to educate children about marine life and conservation through fun games and activities. This program is recommended for ages 6-11. &...

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, September 11th, 2018

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

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...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: 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 ...

Genealogy Lab

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
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Parts 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.  Genealogy Lab is sel...
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 & Sign Time

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

Baby Rhyme and Sign

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

Library Bingo!

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join us for Bingo and snacks at Elsie Quirk Library! Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
This is a free financial program presented by the Foundation for Financial Education, this workshop will cover Long-Term Care topics including: LTC by the numbers Federal LTC program Activities of daily living Qualifying for low/no-c...

Family Stories and More

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...
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...

Chess Club

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

E-Help

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

Master Gardeners

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

Tuesday Movies

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

Teen Room

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