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Craft Closet Clean Out Grab & Go Craft (Children)

05/09/2022 @ 10:00am - 05/28/2022 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Details:
Drop-in this week and pick up a Grab & Go Craft in the Children's Department! Crafts are distributed on Monday on on a first come, first serve basis, due to limited supplies.  If you do not get a craft this week, try again next week. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tech Navigator

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Details:
Are you looking for technology help? Visit our Tech Navigator page to sign up for a one-on-one session.   Appointments include assistance with Library Apps (eBooks, Library App, etc.), email (setup, sending, attachments, and more), ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tech Navigator

10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Are you looking for technology help? Visit our Tech Navigator page to sign up for a one-on-one session.   Appointments include assistance with Library Apps (eBooks, Library App, etc.), email (setup, sending, attachments, and more), ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Coloring Club for Adults

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Relax and stretch your creative muscles with some coloring sheets and colored pencils. We also have access to a variety of drawing and painting classes via Creativebug. These links are directly associated with the Sarasota County Public Libraries'...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
¿Quiere aprender más sobre... correo electrónico uso de computadoras uso de dispositivos móviles cómo descargar libros electrónicos cómo adjuntar un documento o una foto cómo usar MS Word, Excel, y más? ¡Reserve una sesión en ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Join Sarasota Extension Services Master Gardeners for questions pertaining to Florida-friendly gardening, composting, and identifying insects. Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Flori...

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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tech Navigator

1:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Creation Station Workspace - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through an in-person or distance appointment with one of our Tech Navigators. Tech Navigators are library staff members ready to assist you with technology skills. Tech Navigator ser...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Movie Matinee

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Watch a movie on the big screen! The current schedule is attached as a flyer and includes a brief description of these titles. The links to the Library Catalog for these movies are included below in DVD or Blu-Ray format, as available. Ma...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Movies
Details:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Teen Room- North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...

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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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Let's Sketch! Eyes

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Join for a relaxing sketch session! Each session we'll talk about fundamentals of sketching and do some practice sketches. Follow along or bring your own reference pictures and practice your sketching skills! *Registration required This session we...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...
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.

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub 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, Outreach, Special Events
Details:
  Drop in during this one-hour session to meet certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society and their parents. Children are encouraged to read to the dogs to build communication and literacy skills, but all are welcome to say hello...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Video Gaming

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Details:
Teens and tweens can play video games with Wii, Switch and Playstation consoles. ...

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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 "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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Details:
English for Families is a series of virtual classes designed for caregivers and their children ages 6-12. This series focuses on developing BASIC English vocabulary and literacy skills through fun and interactive storytelling. Classes will be held vi...
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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join Fun To Be Fit Kids with Ms. Adrianne! This is a music and movement program for children (ages 0 - 5) and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregiver(s) to spend quality time together singi...

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.

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
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...
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 "Families" group.

24 Crayons: Color & Play

10:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Special Events
Details:
Come color, play, talk, and learn with us! We have a wide variety of coloring sheets, eye-catching stickers, and new boxes of 24 crayons we want to share with our library friends! We'll also share a few of our new learning toys each week.  Ch...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Are you looking for technology help? Visit our Tech Navigator page to sign up for a one-on-one session.   Appointments include assistance with Library Apps (eBooks, Library App, etc.), email (setup, sending, attachments, and more), using your...
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 "Families" group.

Storytime

11:15am - 11:45am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Join us for the return of storytime at North Port Library.  Singing, dancing, stories and fun are guaranteed!   ...

Library Advisory Board

11:45am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Purpose of Meeting
Regular Meeting ...
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.

eHelp

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Bring a few questions and your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please register below for 1 -1:30 p.m.   We also have access to many Digital Library Tutorials, which include amazing online guides (video and typed). These tutorials include:...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Cafe

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
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 teaching; the idea that we learn. ...
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.

eHelp

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Bring a few questions and your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please register below for 1 -1:30 p.m.   We also have access to many Digital Library Tutorials, which include amazing online guides (video and typed). These tutorials include:...