Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

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. ...

AARP Tax Help

March 25, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

AARP Income Tax Assistance

March 25, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
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. ...

Knit and Crocheting Group

March 25, 2019
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...

Anime/Manga Club

March 25, 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Movies
Event Description:
Do you want to share your anime/manga obsession with other Otaku? Come to the club! We will enjoy talking about Japanese culture, eating Japanese snacks, and of course, watching anime! Come to the youth desk to sign up and fill out a permission slip....

Open Lab in the Creation Station

March 25, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
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. ...

LEGOs at the Library

March 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Monday Night Movies

March 25, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles....
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, ...

Popcorn Book Club Movie: The Tale of Despereaux

March 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Watch your book club book come alive on the big screen! This month we are reading The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo and then watching the movie at the end of the month!   ...

Teen Gaming Nights

March 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come challenge other teens in a variety of electronic and board games. Refreshments will be provided and no advance sign up is required. ...

Estate Planning

March 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Event Description:
The Foundation for Financial Education presents "Estate Planning." Discussion topics include: wills and trusts, tax-free inheritance, probate, lifetime giving exclusion, choosing an executor, unlimited marital deduction, and dealing with death a...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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...

AARP Tax Help

March 26, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax Help. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed. ...

Sing Along with Miss Vicki

March 26, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
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), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Caregivers and children join in singing nursery song and folk son favorites. ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

March 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
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. ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

March 26, 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. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

March 26, 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! ...

40 Carrots - Partners in Play

March 26, 2019
10:15am - 12:30pm
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...

Family Stories and More

March 26, 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...

Cancelled: E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

March 26, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Cancelled
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...
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Manasota-SCORE hosts specialized business workshops. This week- 19 Community Engagement Tips to Energize Your Biz & Your Life  Are you looking for unique ways to use your professional skills and business to do good in the community ...

Chess Club

March 26, 2019
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.  ...

Chair Yoga with Jule

March 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, 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...

North Port Poetry Club

March 26, 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 ...