Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

July 21, 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...

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...

Read with the Dogs

July 21, 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...

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! ...

Birth to Five: Words Alive!

July 21, 2018
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Come and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind! Every Third Saturday @ 3:00pm ! ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

July 23, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. 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 ...

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. ...

Build It!

July 23, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games
Description:
Drop in to play and create with different materials each week. June 11: Brain Flakes June 18: Gears! Gears! Gears! June 25: Pipe Cleaner Creatures July 9: Tissue Box Guitars July 16: Crafty Percussion Instruments July 23: Rain Sticks July 30: ...

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! ...

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. ...

It's Story Time!

July 23, 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Join us for a fun interactive program of stories, songs, movement and crafts. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

July 24, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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! ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play Session #1

July 24, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. 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 ...

Family Stories and More!

July 24, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance, yoga, and more surprises for families with children ages birth-5. Special guests include: Adrianne Pezzella for Fun to Be Fit on June 5 and July 10, Mr. Brad's Music on June 26, and Dave Moran on July 24. ...

Infant Feeding Support Group

July 24, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Infant Feeding Support Group Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding. No registration required. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play Session #2

July 24, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. 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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

July 25, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

July 25, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...

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...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Journey to the wild west with Science Tellers as they present the Mystery of the Golden Piano. In this musical adventure filled with "notes" on science, volunteers from the audience will help explore chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure,...
Registration
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
An energetic and entertaining experience. Hands-on exploration with sound, rhythms, drums and percussion instruments. This is an Artist in the Library program. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants. ...

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! ...

LEGO Club

July 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Ages 3 and up (younger with caregiver). ...

Baby Time

July 26, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old. ...