Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

French Club

March 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...

Intro to Sewing

March 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Explore sewing skills with some basic projects. Materials will be provided. Ages 11-18. Registration required as space is limited. A waiver of liability form is required as we will be working with sharp objects and irons. Please bring a pa...

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Introduction to Genealogy Research

March 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Learn about genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and other databases. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

AARP Free Tax Help

March 22, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #140 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP is providing free tax help. It is requested that taxpayers bring photo ID, their Social Security card (or SSA 1099), and documentation to support their income and deductions. Call 941-861-1744 or visit the Shannon Staub Reference Desk to make ap...

ArtCart

March 22, 2019
10:00am - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create. Current self-directed projects include: embroidery and friendship bracelets, beads, origami, mini artworks, crochet and color pencils.  Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Spring Break Hooping Mania

March 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Join Amy the Hoop Lady for hula hooping fun! Please get your ticket at the youth desk, as there is limited space. ...

Storytime

March 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...

Family Movie: Toy Story 3

March 22, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice 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)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Join us for a morning movie, Toy Story 3! ...

Interlibrary Loan Help Desk

March 22, 2019
10:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Have questions about the library's new interlibrary loan (ILL) service? Need help placing an ILL? Stop by for help setting up your account and placing requests. No registration necessary, just drop in. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

March 22, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event 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. ...

AARP Tax Aide

March 22, 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...

Storytime with The Ringling

March 22, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub 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)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a morning storytime program, designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art with early literacy. Program presented by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. For ages 0-6. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Registration Required
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish i...

Keep Calm and Color On

March 22, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

Advanced Genealogy Research

March 22, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
The 1-3 pm genealogy session requires previous training from the introductory class at 10 am -12 pm. One on one research assistance will be available for advanced students. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be r...

Ask Jack

March 22, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Adult Craft Class

March 22, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Join us for a fun and informal craft class. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Join us to watch the newest remake of "A Star Is Born" starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  This movie is rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse. ...

Upa Yoga and Meditation

March 22, 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Find your inner peace through guided meditation with volunteers from the Isha Foundation. ...

Adult Craft Workshop

March 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn how to create a mini-terrarium! All supplies provided. Registration recommended as space is limited. Registration begins Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Call 941-861-1360 or stop by the Information Services Desk to sign up! ...

Teen Movies

March 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Fridays, Jan. 4 - April 19 at 3 p.m. with a break on Jan. 11 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...

CANCELLED - Spanish Reading Group

March 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
The Plant Clinic meets in the library lobby. 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 th...

AARP Income Tax Assistance

March 23, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...

ArtCart

March 23, 2019
10:00am - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create. Current self-directed projects include: embroidery and friendship bracelets, beads, origami, mini artworks, crochet and color pencils.  Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

March 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games
Event Description:
Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book area. Enjoy a place to chill after walking around the Downtown Farmers Market! Cool toys for older kids including Gears and Brain Flake...

Conversation Cafe

March 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...