Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Knit and Crocheting Group

October 15, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
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...

Family Fun Time

October 15, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Spend time with your family and enjoy your favorite board games, toys and crafts. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

October 15, 2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Monday Night Movies

October 15, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles. ...

LEGO Club

October 15, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Camera Club

October 15, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Purpose of Meeting
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Digital Poster Contest

October 16, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

October 16, 2018
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...

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic

October 16, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
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? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...

Technology Rescue

October 16, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

Flood Zone Map Changes Workshop

October 16, 2018
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Who should attend? Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. The first 20 minutes will be an informative presenta...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 16, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, 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! ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

October 16, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
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. ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

October 16, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...

Family Stories and More

October 16, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, 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 Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

October 16, 2018
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...

Chess Club

October 16, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - 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.  ...

E-Help

October 16, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Master Gardeners

October 16, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port 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? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

Socrates Cafe

October 16, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
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 method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...

Tuesday Movies

October 16, 2018
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

October 16, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Board Game Time

October 16, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Dec. 18 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Girls Who Code

October 16, 2018
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Join us weekly for our Girls Who Code Club and create a technology based service project.  Learn technology and leadership in this nationally recognized program. ...

Teen Tuesday

October 16, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Tweens and teens can register and paint their very own ceramic owl! *Registration is required as space is limited* ...