Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

SHINE

November 19, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
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...

Android Device Workshop

November 19, 2018
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: 9
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. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
"Movement Matters: Mellow Moves for Active Older Adults" with Health and Fitness professional Terry Stocker. A kinder, gentler, lighthearted fitness class designed for active older adults. Class ends with balance practice, breath work, relaxation, an...

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

November 19, 2018
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Tech Time: One on One Help with a Librarian

November 20, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Genealogy Study Area - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk. ...

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

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

November 20, 2018
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...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
    Orientation and overview of the Literacy Council of Sarasota and its work in helping to teach adults in our community in need of reading, writing, math skills and learning English as a second language to integrate into our c...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

November 20, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
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...

Chess Club

November 20, 2018
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.  ...

E-Help

November 20, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Tuesday Movies

November 20, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

November 20, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...

DIY Dog Toys

November 20, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn how to make dog toys from old t-shirts in this great upcycling project. They will then be donated to a local animal shelter! Materials available, or bring your old shirts to create your own custom dog toys! All ages ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

November 21, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, 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. ...

Computer Basics, Part 2 of 2

November 21, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event 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...

Adult Coloring Lounge

November 21, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included. ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

November 21, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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...

Evening Book Club

November 21, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...

Libraries Closed Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22, 2018
6:00am - 10:00pm
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Library, Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Fruitville Library, Gulf Gate Library, North Port Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Shannon Staub Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library

Libraries Closed Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23, 2018
6:00am - 10:00pm
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Library, Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Fruitville Library, Gulf Gate Library, North Port Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Shannon Staub Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library

Free Blood Pressure Testing

November 24, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Outreach
Event Description:
Nursing Students from Charlotte Technical College are offering free blood pressure screenings, as well as information on heart disease and how to create a heart-healthy diet. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

November 24, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, 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. ...

SHINE

November 26, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
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...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

November 26, 2018
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...

Ukranian Holodomor-Genocide

November 26, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies
Event Description:
The Holodomor-Genocide of 1932-1933 in the Ukraine was a man-made famine perpetrated by Stalin and resulting in the starvation of 7 million people, a third of whom were children.  The program will begin with a short introduction of Ukrainian his...

Genealogy

November 26, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

Genealogy

November 26, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
The 1-3 p.m. genealogy classes require completion of one of the introductory genealogy classes given from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on advertised dates.  The advanced afternoon classes include one-to-one assistance in genealogy research. ...