Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Teen Book Channel

July 21, 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.  ...

Art Club

July 21, 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: 13
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. ...

Creation Station Saturday: Ex*STREAM*ly SURREAL!

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
For kids and teens ages 6-17. Explore the exSTREAMly fascinating art of Surrealism and fabricate your own strange and amazing creations out of everyday objects, cast-off toys, and a variety of interesting images! Parents/caregivers are welc...

LEGO Club

July 21, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team.  We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.  We provide Duplo Blocks for younger siblings. ...

Concerts in the Libraries: Jazz Trio SRQ

July 21, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 63
Description:
Live music from jazz musicians Jazz Trio SRQ. All ages are invited to groove along with us at North Port Library! ...

Button Making for Music Lovers

July 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Do you love music? Drop in and create your own pin-back button to show your appreciation. All ages welcome, supplies provided! ...

Chess Club

July 21, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
All skill levels welcome at this friendly, drop in chess club. ...

Tween Gaming Days

July 23, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Summer Lunch Program

July 23, 2018
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

Movie Mondays

July 23, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us every Monday through the summer for family movies and refreshments! Stop by the youth department for a full list of movie titles. ...

Read with the Dogs

July 23, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: 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 interaction. ...

Rainstick Instrument Drop In Craft

July 23, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in program. Starting at 3:30pm, children will get to design and make their own rainstick instrument! (While supplies last.) ...

Family Fun Time

July 23, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Come ready for fun!  We have games galore for your family to enjoy!  Check in at the Youth desk for a fun game to play with your family in the Storytime Room.  Space is limited, so come early! ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

July 23, 2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

LEGO Club

July 23, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Teen Advisory Board

July 23, 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Teens have the chance to speak out about what they feel is important for them at the library. They will advise on programming and choose prizes for incentive programs.  ...

Tween Gaming Days

July 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Summer Lunch Program

July 24, 2018
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Every week, we will focus on a form of tech, such as Coding Games, Let's MakeyMakey music games, and Introduction to 3D Design! Ages 11-18. Click the titles below to go to register for the specific event. Registration for July and August events be...

YouTube Music Video Party

July 24, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Watch and share your favorite music videos and see some famous classics. ...

Teen Tech Tuesday

July 24, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Drop in program. Starting at 3:30pm, teens and tweens will have the opportunity to explore virtual reality worlds with an HTC Vive.   ...

Lego Club

July 24, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Families welcome. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

July 25, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
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. ...

Summer Lunch Program

July 25, 2018
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

American Tall Tales and Songs, Storytelling!

July 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Special Events
Description:
Step back in time to America's early days and hear tales from the legendary lives of Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Whirlwind Crockett, and Pecos Bill.  Katie Adams spins these tall tales entwined with old-time songs like "This Land is Your Land...

Shark Week at the Library

July 25, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Celebrate Shark Week with us! ...
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Special Events
Description:
Learn about sampling, mixing and arranging your own music using modern techniques and technology like DropMix, GarageBand and more. Seating is limited, tickets will be handed out one hour before the start of the program at the youth desk. Recommended...