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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Halloween Costume Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Submit photos of you and your loved ones for the chance to win a simply sweet prize!   Grab a snapshot in your most festive wear to join this county-wide holiday contest! Photos can be entered to win a grand prize in one of five ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Games, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Submit photos of your best decorated pumpkin for the chance to win a super autumn decor kit for your home!   Kit includes 1 door wreath, 1 table runner, 2 pillows, and 1 throw blanket     Whether they're ca...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Scores & Scares Short Film Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
  Earn the chance to win a FREE GoPro camera!* *Prize sponsored by the William H. Jervey, Jr. Endowment Fund.   Think you have what it takes to chill our blood with your very own scary movie? Register below to rece...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Book Tastings (On Demand)

All Day 10/1 - 10/31
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is horror and campfire stories. Click the file to the right of this description for a PD...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season! In this session, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources tells us all about our favorite creepy crawlies: spiders and scorpions and snakes! Oh my! &nb...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season!   In this session, Peace River Wildlife Center tells us all about our favorite winged creatures of the night: bats! PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE JOHN JAKES FOUNDATION. ...

Early Voting

All Day 10/15 - 11/1
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Purpose of Meeting
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season!   In this session, Shy Wolf Sanctuary tells us all about our favorite wild canine: the wolf! A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Bobblehead Craft

10:00am - 10:15am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
This is a passive program for a take-home craft.  Pick up your kit at the Circulation desk. ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Hello, Friends! This program is cancelled for today because no one registered. We encourage you to go out and enjoy this beautiful day! As they say "talking is teaching." What exciting things can you find to talk to your baby about while you explore ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Rise & SHINE - A Kitchen Table series where you can learn about Medicare and enjoy your favorite cup of brew! Learn about your Medicare options, how to save on Part D costs and prepare for the OEP from a SHINE Counsellor.  SHINE is here ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime Outdoors!

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
  STORYTIME IS BACK!   And this time we're headed for the great outdoors! Join us on the Shannon Staub Library green for a special Halloween pilot on October 23rd filled with stories, songs, and more. Weekly outdoor storytimes...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Are you serious about getting your child ready for kindergarten? Join us for lessons in phonics, math, and more while giving your child the chance for social interaction and positive reinforcement from a caring teacher. -One month of classes on Mo...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!  ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Details:
Play games (Box of Lies!, Charades, Taboo, Pictionary, Jeopardy and more) and be funny while you laugh your cares away.  Bring your own snack. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation emai...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Do you have what it takes to brave the scares of the virtual reality game, Nevrosa?   Tune into a live Zoom stream and help our staff break out of this VR escape room before lurking creatures get the best of them!   A Hallow-Tee...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Enjoy a bedtime story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member followed by an activity or technique to help little ones sleep.  How did you like our program? Let us know here! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Bobblehead Craft

10:00am - 10:15am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
This is a passive program for a take-home craft.  Pick up your kit at the Circulation desk. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Local Color: Gathering Across Color, Creed, and Ideology Watch the first Local Color program to hear some great stories and thoughts from a small group of panelists! Don't miss our next live event Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.! To register click he...

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
Voting ...