Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
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. ...

Upa Yoga

March 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Upa Yoga is a good starting point for those who are new to yoga, and it can be used as a preparation for other yoga practices. These 90 minute sessions are offered by the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences. ...

Gulf Gate Dungeon and Dragons Club

March 23, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
You've seen it on Stranger Things. Now play it with other teens. The group is open to beginners and advanced players. If you have a desire to DM, we are definitely looking for you. Please contact Robert at the library for more details. ...

AARP Tax Help

March 23, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

AARP Tax Aide

March 23, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
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. ...

Fabric Fusion with Ellen Goldberg

March 23, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Create fantastic and creative fabric collages at this workshop run by Ellen Goldberg. Register below! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Maker Studio

March 23, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station
Event Description:
An open block of time for a tween takeover of the Creation Station equipment. Your tools include robots, circuitry kits, virtual reality, a 3D printer, and so much more! This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Creation Station: Google Cardboard

March 23, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Come check out this virtual reality app with Google Cardboard!  Google Cardboard is a Virtual Reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone and is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest in VR a...
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One Book Sarasota
Event Description:
A conversation in conjunction with the One Book Sarasota selection, Killers of the Flower Moon.  (You do not need to have read the book to join the conversation.)  This discussion will explore what forms of redress, if any, are reasonable w...

Kids' Tech Time: LEGO WeDo

March 23, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Games, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in and play with LEGO WeDo in the youth program room. Build with instructions on the iPad, and then see how your codes can make your creations move! Recommended for ages 8-12. Limited to 12 participants at a time. As earlier attendees ...

Great Decisions Group Discussion

March 25, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from January 28 through March 25 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics featured in the annual briefin...

AARP Tax Aide

March 25, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax Help ...

SHINE

March 25, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

Baby/Toddler Story Time

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a traditional program of stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. For 0 to 30 months with caregivers. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Android Device Workshop

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Bring your Android phones and tablets plus your questions on how to use them and why they do what they do to this workshop. Please register below or by calling 941-861-1230. ...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...

Adult Coloring Group

March 25, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us on the 4th Monday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...

AARP Tax Aide

March 25, 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. ...

Preschool Story Time

March 25, 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. ...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

March 25, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners in Play

March 25, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...