Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

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...

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! ...

LEGO Club

July 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! ...

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. ...

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 ! ...

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. ...

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: ...

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. ...

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! ...

Reading Buddies

July 24, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Outreach
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Practice reading with a buddy or have someone read a book to you. Have fun while becoming a better reader. The volunteers are not trained experts, but someone to listen and help when needed. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. ...

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. ...

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.   ...

Make It!

July 24, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Use your imagination and creative abilities to make things. Each session will be a different do-it-yourself activity. ...

Collage Art

July 24, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Ages 6-11.  Make collage style pictures by adding fabric, yarn, paper, stickers, beads, jewels and tape.  Switch stations every 20 min. to make a portrait, an outdoor scene, and one wild anything-goes picture.  Pile on the artwork!&nbs...

Tinker Tuesday

July 24, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

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. ...