Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Preschool Story Time: Earth Day

April 22, 2019
11:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for stories, rhymes, and music. Concludes with a craft. For 2 1/2 to 5 years with caregivers. ...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

April 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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 ...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic - Drop In Session

April 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

April 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event 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...

Tech Time: One on One Help with a Librarian

April 23, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk. ...

ArtCart

April 23, 2019
10:00am - 7:45pm
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:
In April, ArtCart waxes poetic with block out and collage poetry and paper flowers. Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

April 23, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event 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. ...

40 Carrots - Partners in Play

April 23, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
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 Youth Desk the day of the even...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

April 23, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event 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! ...

Preschool Yoga

April 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Join Kidding Around Yoga instructor Sheila Blake for yoga poses with fun active storytelling and creative movement. The program is for children 2-5 years old with a caregiver and is limited to 24. Come to the Youth Desk on April 23 for a free ti...

Family Stories and More

April 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” An Estuary Science Program will be hel...

Hula Hooping Program: Ages 2 - 7

April 23, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
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)
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Description:
Children ages 2 - 7 and their caregiver can enjoy hula hooping fun with Ms. Amy!  Follow along with activities and exercises! *Registration is required as space is limited* ...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

April 23, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event 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...

40 Carrots - Partners in Play

April 23, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
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 Youth Desk the day of the even...

Chess Club

April 23, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

Chair Yoga with Jule

April 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Interested in yoga but not sure where to start? Join Jule as she takes you through a chair yoga class! Ages 18 and up. Yoga has been shown to improve overall when practiced regularly. Some benefits of yoga include: • improved strength, flexibi...

Facebook for Beginners

April 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Learn the basics of Facebook. We plan to cover setting up your page, posting your newsfeed, sending and receiving messages, finding and following friends, and using privacy and security settings. Bring your existing Facebook username and pa...
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Description:
Please join us for this genealogy lecture on the ways to find your Native American ancestors.  Topics included are: acquisition of CDIB cards, tribal enrollment, and Ancestral Dawes Rolls data for Native American names, dates and places. Also co...

North Port Poetry Club

April 23, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Purpose of Meeting
OUR WRITING CLUB IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALWAYS FREE. WE INVITE ALL WRITERS OF ALL LEVELS TO JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR POEMS, SHORT STORIES, AND ESSAYS WITH A NONJUDGMENTAL, NON-CRITIQUING GROUP OF PUBLISHED AND NON-PUBLISHED WRITERS IN AND AROUND ...

Master Gardeners

April 23, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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

April 23, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

Teen Room

April 23, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

eBook Appointment

April 23, 2019
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audiobooks onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Apple or Amazon login information when neces...

Teen Writers Circle

April 23, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...

Teen Board Games

April 23, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come in and choose from a variety of board games like Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Uno, Scattergories, Scrabble and more. ...

Board Game Time

April 23, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, January-May 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

eBook Appointment

April 23, 2019
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audiobooks onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Apple or Amazon login information when neces...