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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Details:
Cello, Piano, Faure, Chopin, Beethoven Jack Gallahan, cello, and Jesse Martins, piano, will perform pieces from Gabriel Faure, Fredric Chopin, and Ludwig Van Beethoven, in honor of his 250th birthday. The program for this concert can be found in...
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.

Holiday To-Go Kits

12/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 12/14/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Outreach, Special Events
Details:
Pick up a bag of holiday activities and surprises from the Shannon Staub Public Library in North Port! Get in the seasonal spirit with treats, activity sheets, and DIY crafts that will bring a touch of fun to your hearth and home this year.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Educational Entertainer Martina Mathisen plays Mary Moore, the daughter of Clement Moore, the author of A Visit From St. Nicholas, and explains the origins of our modern Christmas traditions.   Why do we kiss under a mistletoe?  ...
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.

Artists In The Libraries: Nature Inspired Mandalas (On Demand)

12/01/2020 @ 1:00pm - 12/15/2020 @ 2:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Join teaching artist Ellen Goldberg as she works with Library staff Ileen Root to create beautiful Mandalas from natural materials. Mandalas are circular designs organized around a unifying center that represent wholeness. They are used as symbo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Details:
Fall Series Concert No. 2: Bach, Schubert,  Dvořák Justin Brown-Gnarra, flute and Jesse Martins, piano will play three sonatas from three major composers. This is the second in a series of four virtual concerts, all cla...
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.

Spin the Dreidel

All Day 12/2 - 12/23
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Games, Virtual
Details:
Spin the dreidel game bags are available now in the North Port Library for pick-up until December 23. Bags are first come, first serve, one bag per family.           ...

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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.

Holiday StoryTrail in the Fruitville Reading Garden

12/02/2020 @ 10:00am - 12/23/2020 @ 4:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits
Details:
Come enjoy a holiday themed StoryTrail walk in the garden at Fruitville Public Library.  ...
This event is in the "Families" group.

Holiday for the Birds (Curbside Edition)

12/03/2020 @ 10:00am - 12/05/2020 @ 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
Come get a tree and the materials to decorate a tree with native materials for nest building and feasting for your feathered friends. Enjoy all the fun of this annual Gulf Gate program at home!  This program is sponsored by the Frie...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Watch this video to learn more about the Explore Your World backpack kit. Dr. Katherine Clements, ecology and natural resources educator from University of Florida IFAS Extension Sarasota County explains why the backpack was developed, what it contai...
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:
Chair yoga is appropriate for individuals that may not be able to get on the floor, have injuries that restrict some movements or those seated at a work desk. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
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 Winter Reads. Click the files to the right of this description for PDFs of book recom...

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 "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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(1-5 years old) a FREE group hosted via the ZOOM platform featuring a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities. A magical time where parents and children play, learn and discover together. The Zoom ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
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: Art Displays & Exhibits, Creation Station, Live Music, Outreach, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Details:
  Bring your family to Shannon Staub Public Library and take your holiday family portrait!    Library staff will operate the camera, lighting equipment, and green screen to make your family holiday portrait festive and fun. En...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Holiday House craft

10:00am - 5:00pm
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 or use the attached template.  Watch the how-to video here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/485650454 Search the web for other free paper h...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
This is a passive program for a take-home craft. Pick up your kit at the Selby Library Circulation desk or download the template (see Attachments). You can also find other free paper house and village templates on the web. Watch the how-to video he...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
LEGO Fans! What have you been building? Meet up with other LEGO fans and show off what you've been up to! Ms. JoAnne at Selby Public Library will also have something cool to show off, which might be part of her latest "I Spy" display. This vi...

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:
Chair yoga is appropriate for individuals that may not be able to get on the floor, have injuries that restrict some movements or those seated at a work desk. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
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 Winter Reads. Click the files to the right of this description for PDFs of book recom...

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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Libby is a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. With Libby, you can browse, borrow, and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks!  Read more about it HERE  and   HERE   ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
This is a passive program for a take-home craft. Pick up your kit at the Selby Library Circulation desk or download the template (see Attachments). You can also find other free paper house and village templates on the web. Watch the how-to video he...
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:
Chair yoga is appropriate for individuals that may not be able to get on the floor, have injuries that restrict some movements or those seated at a work desk. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
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 Winter Reads. Click the files to the right of this description for PDFs of book recom...

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 "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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(1-5 years old) a FREE group hosted via the ZOOM platform featuring a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities. A magical time where parents and children play, learn and discover together. The Zoom ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Holiday House craft

10:00am - 5:00pm
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 or use the attached template.  Watch the how-to video here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/485650454 Search the web for other free paper h...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
This is a passive program for a take-home craft. Pick up your kit at the Selby Library Circulation desk or download the template (see Attachments). You can also find other free paper house and village templates on the web. Watch the how-to video he...
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.

Winter To Go Kits

12/07/2020 @ 10:00am - 12/23/2020 @ 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)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Drop-in and pick up a winter to go craft kit in the Children's Department. There will be a different craft each week starting Monday, December 7th through January 25th. Please note that supplies are limited and will be available unti...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Parents of newborns to 7 months of age. Forty Carrots will now be offering this group via a ZOOM platform. Each group will have a special topic, opportunities to discuss snuggles and struggles, connect virtually with others, and finish with a Forty C...