Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event 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...

SHINE

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

SHINE Counseling

10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event 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...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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...
Library Branch: Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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 ...
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For little ones birth to 30 months and their caregivers. Join us for a traditional storytime of rhymes, songs, stories, books, and activities specially chosen with babies and toddlers in mind. ...

Upa Yoga

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Find your inner peace with the Isha Foundation through Upa Yoga--gentle yoga techniques which can be done sitting or standing. All skill levels welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. ...

It's Preschool Storytime!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Description:
For preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years and their caregivers.  Join us for a storytime of stories, books, songs, rhymes, and activities specially chosen with preschool children in mind.  Each storytime concludes with a family-fun craft! ...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Have you ever wanted to make your own custom jewelry? Come to our workshop taught by Judy Levine to learn how to make an asymmetrical beaded necklace! Registration required. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event 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
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Spend time with your family and enjoy your favorite board games, toys and crafts. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Monday Night Movies

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

LEGO Club

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

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event 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...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event 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...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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. ...

Library Bingo!

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Join us for Bingo and snacks at Elsie Quirk Library! Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event 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...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event 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!   ...

Girls Who Code

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Required
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event 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. ...
Required
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event 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
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Cine Selby

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles. ...

Page to Screen Book Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event 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...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event 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...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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...

Halloween Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event 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. ...

Internet Basics

10:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.  Pre-requisite skills required: Knowing how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and max...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Writing Through Loss

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event 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...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event 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...

Chess Club

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

Read With The Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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...
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Event Description:
Join us at the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion to discuss Voices from Chernobyl: the oral history of a nuclear disaster by Svetlana Alexievich. Voices From Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of what happened on April 26, 19...
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event 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...

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Digital Poster Contest

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event 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...

Mini Artworks

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Event 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 self-directed, non-instruction program for all ages, available weekda...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. This group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 4 is available at Elsie Quirk ...

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially. ...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event 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...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event 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 ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event 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. ...

Crafternoons

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Crafters of all types are welcome! (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, scrapbooking, etc.) Bring your own materials and ask others for tips to complete your project. ...

Video Gaming and more!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
November focus: Coding with Osmo and Ozobots! 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. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event 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...

Discover STEAM

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event 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 ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Purpose of Meeting
SHINE counselors will be onsite to provide one-on-one counseling assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and/or their caregivers in helping them make informed decisions about their Medicare coverage and costs. SHINE provides free, unbiased and confident...

Internet 101

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
New to the Internet?  Learn how to conduct basic searches as well as the meanings of all those mysterious acronyms such as isp, html, http, url and more.  You will also learn how to navigate web pages, save, and print. Must be proficient...

Storytime

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

Preschool Nutrition

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
UF/IFAS presents healthy eating options for children and families. Demonstrations and samples are offered. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Life After Downton

10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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. Fridays, Sept. 21 - Dec. 14 with a break on Nov. 23 11 - 11:45 a....

NaNoWriMo- Writing Zone

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational
Event Description:
Find yourself in the ZONE! Uninterrupted time to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month in an official Come Write In location. Find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org/ ...

First Friday Film Series

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event 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. ...

Ask Jack

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

Science Matters

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

After School Gaming

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Kids are welcome to start the weekend right with some after school gaming!  Bring your own or choose from our library of board, card, role playing, or Wii video games.  Local gaming store "The Magician's Forge" brings new games monthly.&nbs...

Teen Movies

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Fridays, Aug. 17 - Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. with a break on Nov. 23 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event 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, November 3rd, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Storywalk

10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Event 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 ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event 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...
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 0 and up, with caregiver present.  Start your weekend with favorite children's books read aloud on the lovely Osprey Library porch. ...

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event 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. ...

Meditation for Beginners

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Help us celebrate our anniversary by bringing your stuffed animal friend to the library for a "Furry Friends" story time! We will read a story, have a snack, sing "Happy Birthday" to the library, and make a fun craft with our stuffed animal friends!&...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

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

NaNoWriMo- Writing Zone

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational
Event Description:
Find yourself in the ZONE! Uninterrupted time to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month in an official Come Write In location. Find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org/ ...

LEGO Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Educational, Games
Event 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, November 5th, 2018

Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Reserved for  tomorrow's General Election for Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational
Event Description:
Find yourself in the ZONE! Uninterrupted time to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month in an official Come Write In location. Find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org/ From 5:30 -7:30 zone participants will be joined by Local A...

SHINE

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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...

SHINE Counseling

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

Partners in Play

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Join Chef Warren and learn how to create delicious Floridian cuisine using a variety of seafood, poultry and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Qui...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event 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
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...

LEGO Club

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

Monday Night Movies

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

Marine Science Club

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event 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 Advisory Board

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
  Mondays, Sept. 17 - Dec. 17 from 5 - 6 p.m. with breaks on Nov. 12  and Nov. 19 Gain leadership skills and give input on library services. Volunteer hours may be awarded for participation. Email htweed@scgov.net about volunteer o...

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

General Election

7:00am - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
  General Election     ...

Mini Artworks

10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Event 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 self-directed, non-instruction program for all ages, available weekda...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event 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...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event 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!   ...

Girls Who Code

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Required
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event 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. ...
Required
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event 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
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event 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 5:15-6:15 pm.  This is not a therapy s...
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Event 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. **Alien monsters in rubber suits! Talking skeletons on strings! M...

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event 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, November 7th, 2018

NaNoWriMo- Writing Zone

10:00am - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational
Event Description:
Find yourself in the ZONE! Uninterrupted time to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month in an official Come Write In location. Find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org/ ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event 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 1

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event 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...

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event 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...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Event Description:
Phyllis Lowitt M.M. discusses Rossini's The Barber of Seville. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event 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...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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. ...

Introduction to Sewing

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Event 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! ...

Teen Room

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Youth Chess Club

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

Read With The Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Event 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
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Learn a new computer topic every month. Equipment will be provided for practice. Registration is required. ...

LEGO Club

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

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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. ...

Genealogy Basics, Part 2

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation f...

Partners In Play®

10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially. ...

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, movement, crafts and school readiness activities. ...

Storytime

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

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event 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...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event 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
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event 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 ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...

Teen Room

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Youth Gaming Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
Join us for an afternoon of games! Open to children ages 5-11. ...

Video Gaming and more!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event 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...

Sarasota Sister Cities

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly presentation: Speaker's Bureau - The Impact of Arts in Sarasota. Presented by James Shirley, Executive Director - Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event 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...

Teen Game Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event 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! ...

Teen Arts and Crafts

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event 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. ...

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Intro to Word

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Learn how to create a document, use the toolbar to select font, point size, color, and more.  You will also learn how to save and print your letter or document and insert pictures or photos into the text. Must be proficient with keyboard...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Event 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. ...

Smart Internet Searching

10:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Come learn a few tricks for faster and more effective searching using Google search. Register below or by calling 941-861-1230. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
In this one hour session you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute meditation practice, designed to help you meditate effortlessly.  This will be followed by a gentle Yoga practice. Free and open to all adults and seniors.  ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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. Fridays, Sept. 21 - Dec. 14 with a break on Nov. 23 11 - 11:45 a....
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event 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.  ...

NaNoWriMo- Writing Zone

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational
Event Description:
Find yourself in the ZONE! Uninterrupted time to work on your novel for National Novel Writing Month in an official Come Write In location. Find out more here: https://nanowrimo.org/ ...

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Learn tips and tricks on how to enjoy entertaining during the holidays without spending all of your time in the kitchen. Chef Warren Caterson will offer tips and demonstrate how to make hors d'oeuvres and main courses that are fast, simple, inexpe...

Teen Room

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...
Required
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event 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.  ...

After School Gaming

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Kids are welcome to start the weekend right with some after school gaming!  Bring your own or choose from our library of board, card, role playing, or Wii video games.  Local gaming store "The Magician's Forge" brings new games monthly.&nbs...

Teen Movies

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

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Unidos Now

10:00am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
UNIDOS Now! College Prep ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Genealogy, Lectures
Event Description:
This month: Thomas MacEntee: Topic TBD. Thomas MacEntee was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy.  Thomas' new site&...

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event 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. ...

Fairy Garden

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Create your own fairy garden.  Materials will be provided. Master Gardeners will be available to provide assistance.  You provide the imagination. Please note that the class size is limited, so register today..   ...

Cooking with Chef Warren

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
Thankful Thanksgivings--No Fuss, No-Muss Way to Enjoy the Holiday! Learn dozens of tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving meal is a success. From roasting a turkey, preparing sides, and creating delicious leftovers. ...

Spanish Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event 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...

LEGO Club

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Event 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
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event 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. Pizza will be provided! TAB volunteers must be in grades...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event 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...

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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 ...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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 ...

Technology Rescue

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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 Lab

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event 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...
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Who should attend:  Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. The first 20 minutes will be an informative prese...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Event 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. ...

Books & Coffee

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Friends of the Selby Public Library invites you to their monthly book presentation and discussion. This month: Blind Vision: A Veteran’s Story from Trauma to Triumph. As a timely honor to Veteran’s Day, Chad Myers will present his...

Family Stories and More

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event 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...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

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