Upcoming Events

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Program Type
Library Branch
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Digital Poster Contest

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic - Drop In Session

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fr...

Technology Rescue

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
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...

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

September 25, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
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

September 25, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

September 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

History of Rock: How Soul Became Motown

September 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Live Music
Description:
Please join Professor Peter Carney from State College of Florida for a presentation on how soul music became Motown. Part lecture and part performance, Prof. Carney will be joined by student jazz musicians from the college. ...

Master Gardeners

September 25, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

Tuesday Movies

September 25, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

CANCELLED - Setting and Attaining Goals Part 2

September 25, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Description:
Through an interactive program presented by Stefania from Coastal Behavior Healthcare, participants will learn how to set and attain their goals!  Registration recommended.  ...

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

September 25, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...

Cine Selby

September 25, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.  This month: VIPs (Brazil, 2010, 1h 35m, Universal Pictures).   ...

POV Documentary Nights: Singing With Angry Bird

September 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Description:
Singing With Angry Bird A documentary by Hyewon Jee Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname "Angry Bird," he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But sk...

Adult Coloring Group

September 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join us on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...

Digital Poster Contest

September 26, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

September 26, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

Knit and Crocheting Group

September 26, 2018
10:15am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...

Flood Zone Map Changes Workshop

September 26, 2018
10:15am - 11:45am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Who should attend:  Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

September 26, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
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. ...

File Management Basics

September 26, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
After completing Computer Basics, Parts 1 and 2, the student is ready to learn File Management. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. Learn how to create new Folders, Files, to move files into subfolders, and to move s...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

September 26, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Writing Through Loss

September 26, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth. This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writ...

Socrates Cafe

September 26, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn. ...