Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Family Stories and More

September 25, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...

40 Carrots - Partners in Play Session #2

September 25, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Come join 40 carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. ...

Tinker Tuesday

September 25, 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

September 25, 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. ...

Lego Club

September 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, 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. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

September 26, 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:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

September 26, 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:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Students Impact! Community Service Club

September 26, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
Students in grades 4-9, join us for friends, fun, food, and some awesome community service! Drop in between 3 and 4:30 p.m. and stay for an hour or more to make a difference in your world. Projects benefit our library, troops, veterans, spe...

Chess Club

September 26, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Children, tweens, and teens can drop in and learn how to play chess! ...

Growing Young readers and Writers

September 26, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Description:
A club for kids who love reading, writing, and nature! Five weekly sessions using nature as inspiration. For ages 7 and up. ...

Read With The Dogs

September 26, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
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. This program is for reading c...

LEGO Club

September 26, 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! For ages 8 and up; younger children may attend with a caregiver. ...

Yoga Safari

September 26, 2018
6:15pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Storytimes
Description:
Yoga with stories and a craft to promote mindfulness, listening skills, joy and kindness. For ages 5-8 attending independently. Wednesdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 24 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Program Room   ...

Coding with a Cause

September 26, 2018
6:15pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Technology Instruction
Description:
Coding with a Cause Learn to code and make a statement!  Recommended for third grade and up. Wednesdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 24 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. in the Teen Center   ...

Baby Time

September 27, 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. ...

Partners In Play®

September 27, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners In Play®

September 27, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Fun To Be Fit Kids!

September 27, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Spend quality time singing, dancing, exercising, and having fun! For ages 0-5. ...

Family Storytime

September 27, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, movement, crafts and school readiness activities. ...

Toddler Time

September 27, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3. ...

Storytime

September 27, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning o...

Story Time

September 27, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...

Partners In Play®

September 27, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners In Play®

September 27, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Family Game Night

September 27, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for our weekly family board game night! We will supply various games for all ages but feel free to bring your own favorite to share! ...

D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) Time!

September 27, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
Drop-in arts and crafts with a splash of science! All programs are free and recommended for ages 6 and  up. Children under 8 years old may require parent or caregiver assistance at some programs. Families and adults attending independently are a...