Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, July 30th, 2018

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

SHINE

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

Musical Monday Matinée

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Do you carry a song in your heart and a tap in your toes? Then join us on Monday afternoons all summer long for Musical Monday Matinée! Each Monday we'll be screening a different musical in our Juliano Room at 2:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be serv...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5:00 join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

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...

Book Huddle

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Did you just finish a rockin' book? We want to hear about it! Join us Tuesday mornings to discuss what you are reading and maybe find some different recommendations! ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...

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. ...

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.  ...

Paint a Rock Album Cover

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Want to try your hand at creating a rock album cover? Now is your time! Create your own design or put your own spin on a famous album cover!  Registration preferred as space is limited to 10 participants. Register at the Information Serv...

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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. ...

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. ...

File Management Basics

10:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
After completing Computer Basics, Parts 1 and 2, the student is ready to learn File Management. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. Learn how to create new Folders, Files, to move files into subfolders, and to move s...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Br...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Learn how to protect yourself from hackers, viruses, scams, and more while surfing the Internet. Equipment will be provided for practice. Registration is required. ...

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

E-Help with Bob

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

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Life After Downton

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Description:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Description:
RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 31ST   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...

Ask Jack

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

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Description:
RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 31ST   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...

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Monday, August 6th, 2018

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

Genealogy

10:30am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.  ...

Genealogy

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
The 1-3 p.m. genealogy session requires completion of the introductory class given at 10:30-12:30.   One on one research assistance will be given for advanced students.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be rese...

Musical Monday Matinee

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us for a free screening of a musical film! ...
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. ...

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

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...

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: 5
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: 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. ...

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.  ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Come join us for a crafty workshop for adults. New project each month! Supplies are provided. Registration is required. ...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

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: 5
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. ...
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: 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. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems. ...

The Knitting Corner

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group. Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do. This class is aimed at the Medium to Advanced User. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring your ...

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

E-Help with Bob

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

Technology Rescue

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...
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, August 10th, 2018

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: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Isha Yoga and Meditation for Beginners Come join us for an exploration of mindfulness and find your inner peace. ...

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Learn how to prepare and protect your family during a hurricane in this free presentation. ...

Monday, August 13th, 2018

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

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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: 5
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: 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. ...

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.  ...
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...

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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. ...

Internet Basics

10:30am - 12:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: -1
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...

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: 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. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Description:
Use our sewing machines to make your own beach bag. All supplies provided; some sewing experience recommended. Limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. ...

Medicare 101

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare.  For anyone becoming eligible for Medicare or currently on Medicare.  Presented by SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.  www.floridashine.org ...

Evening Book Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Description:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
A Sarasota Chiropractor teaches ways to restore movement to the skeletal system that you can perform on yourself.   ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...

Thursday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Create a unique button tree painting! Bring your buttons, or use some from our collection. Buttons, canvases, and paint will be provided. Ages 12 and up. Limited to 8 participants, and registration is required. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Loose lecture-oriented discussion group for people who are relatively familiar with their Apple devices. Make the most out of your iPhones and iPads! ...
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. ...

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Life After Downton

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Description:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...

Bingo!

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Description:
Free entry. Win prizes!  ...

Ask Jack

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

Science Matters

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

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Cancelled

Death Cafe of Venice

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information. Coffee and snacks provided compliments of Kays, Ponger & Uselton funeral homes & cremation services. ...

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act.  Application takes between one and one-half hour.  Only one person can be seen at a time. Call 866-547-2793 to register.  Registrants only will be seen.  ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Technology Instruction
Description:
 Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be ple...
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. ...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

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. ...

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.  ...

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
This class shows you how to include different kinds of graphics (such as photos, objects, tables, and more) within a Word document. *Pre-requisite skills: Students should have some experience with Word. ...
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. ...

The Knitting Corner

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group. Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do. This class is aimed at Beginners, new to using Google. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring yo...

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...
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 ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Branch: 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, August 24th, 2018

Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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. ...
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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. ...

Monday, August 27th, 2018

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

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

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. ...

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.  ...
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

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: 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. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Branch: North 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

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. ...
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 ...
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...

Friday, August 31st, 2018

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. ...
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.  ...

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 ...