Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Rain Barrel Workshop

July 21, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Learn how the use of rain barrels can conserve water, save money by reducing the use of potable water in landscapes (lower utility bills), and reduce stormwater runoff by storing and diverting runoff from impervious surfaces (like roofs). Practical t...

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! ...

Death Cafe of Venice

July 21, 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. ...

Health Planning Council (Affordable Care Act)

July 23, 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.  ...

SHINE

July 23, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
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...

Musical Monday Matinée

July 23, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Do you carry a song in your heart and a tap in your toes? Then join us on Monday afternoons all summer long for Musical Monday Matinée! Each Monday we'll be screening a different musical in our Juliano Room at 2:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be serv...

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

July 23, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5:00 join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Technology Rescue

July 24, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
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...

Book Huddle

July 24, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Did you just finish a rockin' book? We want to hear about it! Join us Tuesday mornings to discuss what you are reading and maybe find some different recommendations! ...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

July 24, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
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

July 24, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

July 24, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Tuesday Movies

July 24, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

July 24, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
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...

Blues in the Library: Bodie Valdez

July 24, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Description:
Come to the Shannon Staub Library for FREE live music from blues musician Bodie Valdez! He plays finger style acoustic guitar and harmonica, and covers several Delta Blues Artists' approaches to that style of playing. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Description:
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in New Orleans. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Little does she know that her fiery-red hair and soulful voice have captured the atte...

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. ...

Computer Basics, Part 2 of 2

July 25, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
After completing the Computer Basics, Part 1, the student is ready to use the skills learned to access software and learn about Toolbars and Ribbons. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. How to use File: names, folders, an...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

July 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

July 25, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
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...

The Knitting Corner

July 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group. Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions. ...

Button Jewelry

July 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Do you have fond memories of your mother or grandmother having a button tin? Incorporate sentimental buttons from your family or select from hundreds of our buttons to create a fun and fashionable button bracelet of your very own. ...

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

July 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Description:
Join us at the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion to discuss A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer. Before becoming the world's most n...
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do. This class is aimed at Beginners, new to using Google. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring yo...

E-Help with Bob

July 26, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...