Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Digital Poster Contest

August 17, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
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...

Ask Jack

August 17, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Bingo!

August 17, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Description:
Free entry. Win prizes!  ...

Science Matters

August 17, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...

Keep Calm and Color On

August 17, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

Teen Movies

August 17, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Fridays, Aug. 17 - Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. with a break on Nov. 23 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...

Digital Poster Contest

August 18, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
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...

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

August 18, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...

Read with the Dogs

August 18, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. Program for Ages 2-8, dogs provided by S...

Conversation Cafe

August 18, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Teen Book Channel

August 18, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station
Description:
Join the production team of the library's teen podcast "A Pocketful of Rascals" to talk about your interests and record your thoughts on our radio show.  Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12.  ...

Family Game Day Featuring Giant Twister

August 18, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Come play board games both new and old. Connect 4, Operation, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly and much more! A variety of board games and one "life sized" board game will be featured each month. ...

Art Club

August 18, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
This class meets the third Saturday of each month, and provides arts and crafts projects for kids ages 6-12. Each month will feature a new project! Registration is required, snacks are provided. ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

August 18, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

Mini Artworks

August 18, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Description:
Relax and experience the joy of creation using paper canvases, oil pastels and other materials to create a mini painting to take home or display in the teen center.  This is a passive program. ...

Teen STEM Club

August 18, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Description
Teen STEM Club Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) club, sponsored by the Venice Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (http://www.venicecap.org & http://facebook.venicecap.org), for teenagers aged 12-18. The club will teach a specific cla...

Death Cafe of Venice

August 18, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information. Coffee and snacks provided compliments of Kays, Ponger & Uselton funeral homes & cremation services. ...

LEGO Club

August 18, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Digital Poster Contest

August 19, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
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...

Digital Poster Contest

August 20, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
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...

Health Planning Council (Affordable Care Act)

August 20, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act.  Application takes between one and one-half hour.  Only one person can be seen at a time. Call 866-547-2793 to register.  Registrants only will be seen.  ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant...

iPhones and iPads for Beginners

August 20, 2018
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Technology Instruction
Description:
 Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be ple...