Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Start Time

Age
Event Category
Library Location
Room
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Storytelling and puppets shows with Katie Adams! Click here  to watch the story of Johnny Appleseed!  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Enjoy a bedtime story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member followed by an activity or technique to help little ones sleep.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Novelist is a GREAT resource to find fiction or non-fiction reading recommendations! Locate books to read by describing a plot or find similar titles and authors for books already enjoyed. Novelist contains book reviews and book lists for all ages: c...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) Science Shorts are a series of videos about various topics dealing with Florida's wildlife and nature. This episode is about food chains and food webs. More information can be found here. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Watch the story of our scientist, turned magician, and their fiery pet dragon. During this event, experiments demonstrating the principles of air pressure are artfully woven into tales of mischievous spells, dragon-riding, and explosive dra...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Details:
Learn new songs with professional music teacher, Ms. Bobbi! Bobbi's goal is to help children develop a love of singing and express themselves through music!   This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Mo invites you into his studio, doodles, and teaches you how to draw Cat the Cat. To download this episode’s activity page, click here.     ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Details:
Join library staff and fellow county residents for online chess. All skill levels are welcome! Register for an account for chess.com to participate. To join our chess club, email Robert at rcamastro@scgov.net with the subject line “Online C...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
Talk to other kids about the cool books you are reading this summer and get tips on what to read next. We will offer something for this age group on most Fridays at the same time this summer. Stay tuned for more fun events! This virtual pr...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Enjoy a bedtime story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member followed by an activity or technique to help little ones sleep.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Details:
Dress up in your favorite Wonderland costume and join our tea party. We'll be celebrating your unbirthday and more. Bring your best jokes, wild tales, and puns to this party.  **Pick up an event bag at Shannon Staub or North Port Library July...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) Science Shorts are a series of videos about various topics dealing with Florida's wildlife and nature. This episode is about the carbon cycle. More information can be found here. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Join the story and learn the mythical ways of wizards!  Be amazed as spiders disappear and an evil wizard, who shall not be named, melts before your eyes.  We will use air pressure to magically (er...scientifically!) get Eggy Potter into hi...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Details:
Learn to code in JavaScript with Dr. Janjay Gehndyu, Ed.D. in this five-day virtual camp. Attendance at all five sessions is required (see schedule below). Register by emailing htweed@scgov.net. Registration closes on Sunday, July...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join library staff and our cool puppets for live music, stories and more fun surprises. Interact with friends and have a little social time too! This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email w...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to code in JavaScript with Dr. Janjay Gehndyu, Ed.D. in this five-day virtual camp. Attendance at all five sessions is required (see schedule below). Register by emailing htweed@scgov.net. Registration closes on Sunday, July...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Enjoy a story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member with their pet. Then have the chance to read your own story to the pet.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to code in JavaScript with Dr. Janjay Gehndyu, Ed.D. in this five-day virtual camp. Attendance at all five sessions is required (see schedule below). Register by emailing htweed@scgov.net. Registration closes on Sunday, July...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Mo invites you into his studio, doodles, and teaches you how to draw Wilbur, the Naked Mole Rat. To download the "Draw Wilbur" activity page, click here. To download the “Pin the Clothes on Wilbur” activity page, c...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to code in Java Script with Dr. Janjay Gehndyu, Ed.D. in this five day virtual camp. Attendance at all five sessions is required (see schedule below). Register by emailing htweed@scgov.net. Registration closes on Sunday, Jul...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Details:
Go into the dark forest and you will find a house made of sweets, oh so divine. But beware the lurking evil inside, and try your best to escape in time. Ages 7-11. Registration recommended. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Details:
Join library staff and fellow county residents for online chess. All skill levels are welcome! Register for an account for chess.com to participate. To join our chess club, email Robert at rcamastro@scgov.net with the subject line “Online C...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to code in JavaScript with Dr. Janjay Gehndyu, Ed.D. in this five-day virtual camp. Attendance at all five sessions is required (see schedule below). Register by emailing htweed@scgov.net. Registration closes on Sunday, July...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join a Mote Marine educator to hear a story about sharks and learn about many kinds of sharks. Please register once for your whole family.   This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirma...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Legolas and Gimli promised each other that if they survived they would visit each other's favorite place on Middle Earth. It is now time to make good on the promise. Join them on an epic adventure. This virtual escape room is part choose your own sto...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Explore behind the scenes at Sarasota Jungle Gardens and learn about the life of a zookeeper. Meet some of the animals and see where they live. Watch for the link to be posted on the day of this program, and then it will be available all week! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Mo visits his friend, author and illustrator and Caldecott Medal-winner, Dan Santat, and learns about shapes. To download today's activity page, click here.     ...