Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in and make a poster about music to decorate the library.  ...

Technology Rescue

10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Luis can help alleviate your technology frustrations! Our resident expert specializes in Android and Windows systems. Stop in for assistance. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
Branch: 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...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Infant Feeding Support Group Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding. No registration required. ...

Chess Club

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

E-Help

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

Master Gardeners

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

Tuesday Movies

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

Tinker Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

LEGO Club

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

Page to Screen Book Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Description:
Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to join us the last Tuesday of each month for our Page to Screen Tween Book Club!  Stop by the Youth Dept. to pick up a list of upcoming books, then read the book ahead of time before watching the movie. Kids can dis...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Description:
Childbirth is often a communal process, with a team of nurses, doctors and loved ones simultaneously witnessing the miracle of life. In one Philippines hospital, "communal" is an understatement. Ramona S. Diaz's latest film, Motherland, takes us...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
Families with children of all ages, join us for funny stories, lively discussion, and a variety of cool crafts! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. ...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in and make a poster about music to decorate the library.  ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

GEMS Babysitting Class

10:15am - 12:45pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Provided by Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation. Presented by B. Silverman, GEMS Director. Ages 12-15 or already completed 6th grade. Must be present all three days: May 30 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. May 31 from 10:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m...

Storytime

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

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: 3
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...

Feature Film Series

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
On the last Wednesday 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. ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Writing Through Loss

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth. This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writ...
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: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
All teens interested in volunteering at the Jacaranda Library can learn the ropes in this group orientation. Please register below to reserve your spot! Submit an online volunteer application through scgov.net/volunteer, and you can start voluntee...

Girls Who Code

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Technology Instruction
Description:
Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to explore code in a fun and friendly way! Learn the core 4 computer science concepts every programmer needs to know, and complete a Community Service Impact Project. (See an example HERE.)  Pre-registration a...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Movies
Description:
If you missed  the Sarasota Film Festival premiere of the documentary film showcasing Herald-Tribune writer Carrie Seidman's community mental health project, "FACEing Mental Illness: The Art of Acceptance," the following screenings have been sch...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Description:
Join us for a group discussion of a chosen title. For May, we're reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. No previous attendance necessary--all are welcome to join. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
This program is open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12, and counts as community service hours.  Join our monthly TAB Meeting to discuss & plan upcoming teen events, discuss collection needs, discuss volunteer issues and training, and m...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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, May 31st, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in and make a poster about music to decorate the library.  ...

E-Help with Bob

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

Baby Time

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

GEMS Babysitting Class

10:15am - 2:45pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Provided by Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation. Presented by B. Silverman, GEMS Director. Ages 12-15 or already completed 6th grade. Must be present all three days: May 30 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. May 31 from 10:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m...

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

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

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Ages 0-5. Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, stories, movement, crafts and school readiness activities. ...

Toddler Time

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

Story Time

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

Health in Motion Bus

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

Thursday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...

Teen Volunteer Training

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
Ages 14-18. First apply online at www.scgov.net/library under “Volunteers.” Attend this orientation to get your training for volunteer hours. No registration required. Come to the Youth Department to check in. Teens attend independently. ...

Mosquito Info Session

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Description
We will be discussing mosquito-related issues in Sarasota County, as well as the best ways to protect oneself from getting mosquito bites. ***FREE INSECT REPELLENT*** Do you want to prevent mosquito breeding in your area? Come to the Shannon Stau...
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...

Technology Rescue

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Luis can help alleviate your technology frustrations! Our resident expert specializes in Android and Windows systems. Stop in for assistance. ...

Video Gaming

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. ...

Mad Lab: Shrinky Dinks

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Join us after school and follow a guided activity to make a shrinky film creation or use our art supplies to work on your own project. Open to ages 7 and up. ...

Family Game Night

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

Family Movie Night

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

Shannon Staub Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Do you like to discuss books with others? Be a founding member of the Shannon Staub Book Club! This month, we will be reading Me Before You! Limited copies available at the Reference Desk. ...

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in and make a poster about music to decorate the library.  ...

Word 2013 Beginner

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
New to Word 2013?  Learn how to create a document, choose font, point sizes, save and print, and insert a photo. ...

GEMS Babysitting Class

10:15am - 12:45pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Provided by Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation. Presented by B. Silverman, GEMS Director. Ages 12-15 or already completed 6th grade. Must be present all three days: May 30 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. May 31 from 10:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m...

Preschool Time

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

Music With Dave Moran

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Summer kick-off for families will include songs to encourage reading and learning while enjoying music. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Life After Downton

10:30am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Description:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, One Book Sarasota
Description:
In this video lecture course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Cosě fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the fir...

First Friday Film Series

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

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, Lectures
Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject. ...
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: -3
Description:
For those interested in volunteering during the summer to earn volunteer hours. Must have completed the 8th grade. ...
Required
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Using Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Rep’s theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to create their own storytelling jungle adventure. For age 5 and up. Registration recommended. ...

Keep Calm and Color On

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

Adult Chess Club

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! All experience levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.  ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Live Music
Description:
Fluent singer in French, Italian, and German, come watch a free live performance with a trained dramatic soprano as she performs some of her favorite arias and other pieces. Seating is first come, first served. ...

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in and make a poster about music to decorate the library.  ...

Storywalk

10:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...

Upa Yoga

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Upa Yoga is a good starting point for those who are new to yoga, and it can be used as a preparation for other yoga practices. These 90 minute sessions are offered by Dr. Pallavi Lowery of the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences. ...

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Community Drum Circles Rock

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances
Description:
Children and whole families will participate in a community drum circle.  Everyone will learn to use different types of drums while making music and having fun!  Everyone is welcome.  This fun, upbeat music program will kick off the su...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Join us for fun and valuable lessons with our resident author on subjects including inspiration, editing, the submission process, and more. All forms and genres of writing are welcome. Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

Tween STEM Club

11:00am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Ages 7-12. Each month has a new topic relating to Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math! Registration is required and light snack are served. ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

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

Teen Volunteer Orientation

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 64
Description:
If you are interested in volunteering at the Gulf Gate Library this summer, you must attend the summer volunteer orientation. You will also have the opportunity to complete your volunteer training after the orientation. Sign up early because there is...
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. ...

LEGO Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Creations will be on display in the youth area for one week following the programs. LEGO pieces are provided by The Friends of Selby Publ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Using Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Rep’s theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to create their own storytelling jungle adventure. For ages 5-13. Tickets will be available at the Youth Desk for one hou...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Description:
Join other tweens and teens for the Gulf Gate Library Summer Kick Off ice cream social. Attendees will have the opportunity to register for the summer reading program and other summer events. Hope to see you there. ...

Teen STEM Club

3:00pm - 4:45pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) club, sponsored by the Venice Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (http://www.venicecap.org & http://facebook.venicecap.org), for teenagers aged 12-18. The club will make the following STEM kits availabl...

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Genealogy Basics, Part 1

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Libra...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285. For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover ...

Genealogy

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

It's Story Time!

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Join us for a fun interactive program of stories, songs, movement and crafts. ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket ...

Summer Lunch Program

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

Movie Mondays

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

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: 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. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Description:
Ages 5 and up. Using Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Repository’s theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to create their own storytelling jungle adventure. Limit 25. ...

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Monday Night Movies

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

LEGO Club

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

Rock-Around-A-Story

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Kaye Byrnes performs folktales, with a focus on reading, library patronage, and books.  Families welcome for this special, magical, and unforgettable storyhour! ...

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Cancelled

Health in Motion Bus

10:00am - 3:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Ages: Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
The Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County, Health in Motion staff will be on-site to provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. Nursing staff will help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medi...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act.  Application takes between one and one-half hour.  Only one person can be seen at a time. Call 866-547-2793 to register.  Registrants only will be seen.  ...

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...

Jacaranda Book Club

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

Genealogy Basics, Part 2

10:15am - 12:15pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Students who attend Part 1 will continue to research their family history on the second day in Part 2 during which the class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required. Y...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

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

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

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

Book Huddle

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Did you just finish a rockin' book? We want to hear about it! Share what you have just read. Find some recommendations. Be on your way to your next great read! Stay for 5 minutes, stay for an hour, it's up to you.  ...

Library Bingo!

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join us for a fun game of Bingo and enjoy some snacks as we celebrate the beginning of our Summer Reading Program. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. ...

Family Stories and More!

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance, yoga, and more surprises for families with children ages birth-5. Special guests include: Adrianne Pezzella for Fun to Be Fit on June 5 and July 10, Mr. Brad's Music on June 26, and Dave Moran on July 24. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Infant Feeding Support Group Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding. No registration required. ...

Chess Club

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

Breakspot Lunch

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

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Binge watch the hit series Stranger Things Season One starting at 1 p.m.  Then form teams for a Stranger Things themed escape room starting at 5 p.m.  Throughout the event work on Stranger Things themed crafts, and enjoy snacks includi...

E-Help

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

Master Gardeners

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

Socrates Cafe

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...

Tuesday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...
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: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Every week, we will focus on a form of tech, such as Coding Games, Let's MakeyMakey music games, and Introduction to 3D Design! Ages 11-18. Click the titles below to go to register for the specific event. June 5 - Stop Motion Animation (...

DJ Music and Photo Booth

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Description:
Ages 6 and up. Put on props and pose in the free photo booth and move to the music of disc jockey JamAllDay. Limit 50. ...
Required
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Description:
This event will take place at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285.  Using Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Rep’s theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to c...

Teen Volunteer Training

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Educational, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Train to be a teen volunteer at Selby Public Library to get hours for school and scholarships. Please fill out the online application and select "LSEL-Teen Team Volunteer" as your opportunity preference. Applications must be submitted two weeks prior...

Teen Tuesday

3:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Drop in program. Starting at 3:30pm, teens and tweens can drop in and create their very own colorful sand art to take home! (While supplies last.)   ...

Tinker Tuesday

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Using Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Rep’s theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to create their own storytelling jungle adventure. For age 5 and up. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational
Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.   ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Because who doesn't love to watch and make fun of a terrible movie with friends? Snacks, crazy crafts, prizes, and whoopee cushions will be provided! **Join us for a special "Libraries Rock" edition of Bad Movie Night by performing a bad lip ...

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Families welcome. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
¿Eres nuevo en Facebook? Aprende cómo usar Facebook para conectar con amigos y familia a traves del mundo por el más popular sitio web de media social.  ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 12 - 20 come from 6:30-7:30 pm.  This is not a therap...

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...

Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

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. ...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
This first of a two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse. Please register for this class below or ...

Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Come on in meet Amy the Hoop Lady and enjoy Hoop Connections with music and hula hoops. Hoops are provided for participants to discover with. Creativity in play and movement abounds in this class as kids age 5-10 use their imagination, investigate ci...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...

Breakspot Lunch

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Tweens and teens are invited to learn hula hooping with Amy the Hoop Lady. In this class students will investigate traditional ways to use a hula hoop and non traditional ways. Music makes this class of hoop investigation fun and creativity keep...

Youth Summer Lunches

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

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Starting at 1 p.m. binge watch Stranger Things Season Two, followed by a Dungeons & Dragons game inspired by the TV show starting at 5 p.m. Throughout the event work on Stranger Things themed crafts, and enjoy snacks including make your...
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: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Writing Through Loss

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth. This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writ...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
"Fruitville Rocks" Adult Rock Painting. Join us to paint a community rock with an inspiring message about reading and libraries. Limited to 25 Adults. Registration Required. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Children will be able to observe neat science projects being performed and learn how to do simple ones at home, all while having a fun and magical time.  Elementary age children and their families. ...

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Live Music, Special Events
Description:
Start the summer off with an exciting dance party! Enjoy music, a photo booth and other fun activities as we kick off Summer at Your Library with DJ Jamaal Day (Jam All Day Entertainment). ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Explore sewing skills with some basic projects. Materials will be provided. Registration required as space is limited. ...
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Description:
Rock out at the library to this live performance by The Garbage-Men, who encourage recycling and giving back by playing music on instruments that they make themselves from garbage and recycled materials. Children and families of all ages welcome! ...

Introduction to Sewing

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Required
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free! ...

Teen Volunteer Training

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Educational, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Train to be a teen volunteer at Selby Public Library to get hours for school and scholarships. Please fill out the online application and select "LSEL-Teen Team Volunteer" as your opportunity preference. Applications must be submitted two weeks prior...

Chess Club

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

Youth Chess Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy and fun! Families and children ages 7+ are welcome! ...

Rose

3:45pm - 5:45pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #140 - Shannon Staub Library
Description
Study time ...

Read With The Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs.  This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. This program is for reading c...

Teen Gaming Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make new friends while playing trading card games, RPGs, mobile device, card & board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the North Port Library. ...

Teen Gaming Nights

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to play M-rated v...

Pokemon Party

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Description:
If you love Pokemon, drop in for games, crafts and more! Fun for the whole family. ...

LEGO Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Ages 3 and up (younger with caregiver). ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Learn how to use your computer to make the best resume and leave the right impression on hiring managers. Equipment will be provided for practice. Registration is required. ...

LEGO Club

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

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

E-Help with Bob

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

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more.  Space is limited, pick up a ticket ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

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

Family Storytime

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

Fun to Be Fit Kids

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. Fun to Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregivers to spend quality time together sin...

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3. ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Come to the library for Storytelling with Kaye Byrnes and hear how fun a good book can be! Open to families of all ages. Seating is limited, and tickets will be provided at the back desk starting at 10 a.m. the morning of the performance. ...

Story Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more.  Space is limited, pick up a ticket ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events
Description:
Find out about the design and development of the Asolo theatrical production of the Jungle Book in this crafty , creative workshop where you can participate in stagecraft yourself! Pick up a ticket at the Youth desk starting 30 minutes before the pro...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...

Book Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518 ...
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Explore sewing skills with some basic projects. Materials will be provided. Registration required as space is limited. ...

Thursday Movies

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...

Teen Contemporary Dance

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Description:
Ages 11-18. Get moving with this interactive contemporary dance workshop taught by trained dancers from the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company. Teens attend independently. Limit 20. ...
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: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring a t-shirt to silk screen with a music-related design of your choice. Decorate a visor with a variety of bling. ...

STEAM: Art & Adventure

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Required
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to letterbox - a combination of orienteering, treasure hunting, and art - then go on a hunt for one hidden in the library. *Registration is required* ...

Technology Rescue

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Luis can help alleviate your technology frustrations! Our resident expert specializes in Android and Windows systems. Stop in for assistance. ...

Video Gaming

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. ...

Family Game Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for our weekly family board game night! We will supply various games for all ages but feel free to bring your own favorite to share! ...

Teen Movie Night

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us for a movie night during the summer. Popcorn will be available. The movie flyer is attached for your convenience. June 7 - Thor: Ragnarok July 5 - Spiderman: Homecoming Aug. 2 - School of Rock ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

Your Idea Co.

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station
Description:
Brainstorm inventions inspired by monthly challenges. Use the Creation Station to make your ideas a reality! Open to ages 7 and up.   ...

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Tween Movie Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens during the summer for Friday Tween Movie Days. Movie titles are listed on the monthly tween flyer available at the library. This event is for ages 9-12 years old and refreshments will be provided.  ...

Internet 101

10:00am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Word 2013 for beginners.  Learn how to create a document, choose font, point size, save and print as well as other features of Word.  Must be proficient with a keyboard. ...

Preschool Time

10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for a variety of activities throughout the summer. Drop by the youth department to get a detailed list of activities that will be offered. Please note, some cla...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Rock Out to Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families are all welcome in this morning storytime program! Join us for stories, activities, songs, and more! ...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme & Sign

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes, and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. ...

Music With Bobbie Morgan

11:00am - 11:45am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Participate with your child in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments while developing a strong musical bond with your child. ...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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.  ...

Breakspot Lunch

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

Summer Lunch Program

12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies, Special Events
Description:
It's opening day of the Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Program.  Register for the chance to win fabulous prizes as you read over the summer.  After registering, please join us to watch the musical Bye Bye Birdie on the big screen. Lig...

Youth Gaming Club

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

Laughter Yoga

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

Ask Jack

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

Teen Movie

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie title. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Isha Yoga and Meditation for Beginners Come join us for an exploration of mindfulness and find your inner peace. ...
Required
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Join Us for a musical afternoon! Music and theater on the spot with the cast of Florida Studio Theater. If you can name it, they can set it to music and act it out!  All ages welcome. Registration required. Sponsored by the Library Fo...
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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...
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Using Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Rep’s theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to create their own storytelling jungle adventure. For age 5 and up. Come to the youth desk for a ticket 30 minutes before t...

Teen Gaming

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

Keep Calm and Color On

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...
Required
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Interested in finding out more about your family tree? Join us for this free instructional course on how to use library resources and databases to research your family history. Seating is limited. Registration is required.  ...

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Spanish Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Storytimes
Description:
Bilingual stories, songs and activities. Learn new words and practice language skills. This bilingual storytime is presented by Library Volunteer Lourdes Fuller. Everyone is welcome! ...

Teen Summer Party

11:00am - 12:30pm
Required
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Special Events, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Description:
Celebrate the summer with games, a mini escape room & pizza! This is an extension of our Middle School Service Club and the Teen Advisory Board. Registration recommended. ...
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Games, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Description:
Step back in time at this epic Summer Reading kickoff event! Activities include a storytime, a teen escape room, drop-in crafts and games, and starting at 1pm, a full prom with DJ Jam All Day. Dress in your 80's-themed best! ...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Description:
Do you have a story you'd love to share but don't know how to tell it? Feeling stuck? Tense? Like you can't figure out which way to turn? Loosen up and follow your story ideas from beginning to end in this free interactive workshop. All supplies will...

LEGO Club

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Description:
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®! Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month. LEGO pieces will be provided. For children ages 5-11. ...
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: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Using Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book as inspiration, Asolo Rep's theatrical workshops provide the opportunity for participants to create their own storytelling jungle adventure. Registration required and limited to 15 participants. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Special Events, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
This program is open to all tweens and teens in grades 6-12, and counts as community service.  Attend the joint monthly TAB Meeting to discuss & plan upcoming teen events, discuss collection needs, discuss volunteer issues and training,...

Chess Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
All skill levels welcome at this friendly, drop in chess club. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Special Events
Description:
Leela Corman is an author, illustrator, cartoonist, and singer from NYC. Now based in Gainesville, Florida, Leela writes, draws, and instructs students at UF's College of the Arts and the Sequential Artists Workshop.  The granddaughter of Hol...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) club, sponsored by the Venice Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (http://www.venicecap.org & http://facebook.venicecap.org), for teenagers aged 12-18. The club will make the following STEM kits availabl...

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Tween Gaming Days

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285. For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover ...
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...
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Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for an adult beginners jewelry making program presented by local artist Judith Levine. Design and create an original bracelet or necklace. Learn design and jewelry fabrication skills and proudly wear your creation home. Limited to 12 ad...