Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
The Plant Clinic meets in the library lobby. 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 th...
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 "Families" group.

D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) Time: Sparkling Paper Bowls

February 22, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Use a variety of scrap materials with Mod Podge and glitter to create a decorative bowl.         ...

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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Flood Mitigation and Grant Workshop

February 22, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Will review structural and non-structural activities to reduce flood loss as well as a review of any current or potential Federal or State Grant opportunities available at this time. Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Commun...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

February 22, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Help

February 22, 2020
11:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Tax Aide

February 22, 2020
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Colette Project: Screening of "Colette"

February 22, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Event Description:
The Colette Project Sarasota. Film Screening: Colette (in English) (2018; dir. Wash Westmoreland, 111 min.) This recent biopic stars Keira Knightly as the young Colette struggling for recognition as a writer when her husband takes credit...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

February 22, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Study Room 1-Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event 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...
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.

Game Mania!

February 22, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Event Description:
Get in the game! Players of all ages are invited to challenge friends and family in an exciting afternoon of community entertainment. Take your pick from our huge inventory of tabletop board games and arcade adventures including basketball, cornho...
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.

Creation Station Drop-In

February 23, 2020
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Explore a selection of Creation Station tech, and create a different project each 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.
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.

Creation Station Drop in Program: Virtual Reality

February 23, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station
Event Description:
Explore a different Creation Station Experience each week! Feb 23: Explore virtual reality with the Oculus Quest headset! Limited time per person, per session.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Beginner Knitting: Part 2

February 24, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Creation Station-William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Creation Station
Event Description:
In part 2 learn how to knit a simple pot holder. *Must have attended  part 1 to attend part 2.* ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Decisions Group Discussion

February 24, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
February 24 Topic: Climate Change The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from February 3 through March 30 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics fe...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

February 24, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

SHINE Counseling

February 24, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

SHINE MEDICARE

February 24, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Medicare Counselor.     ...

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 "Adults" group.

Chair Yoga with Jule for Adults

February 24, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join us for Chair Yoga with Jule! Interested in yoga but not sure where to start? Join Jule as she takes you through a chair yoga class! Ages 18 and up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH SESSION. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

February 24, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Coloring Group

February 24, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us on the 4th Monday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Alzheimer's Association: Caregiver College

February 24, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Description:
When it comes to dementia caregiving, knowledge is power. Join us for a series of interactive educational classes to help you build your caregiver tool kit. February 24 UNDERSTANDING & RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR: Learn to decode ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Literacy Council of Sarasota - ESOL Class

February 24, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
The Literacy Council of Sarasota -  English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class   Registration required through The Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Tax Aide

February 24, 2020
10:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Zumba Gold Chair with Daisy

February 24, 2020
11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Zumba Gold Chair is exercise in disguise. It is a 35 - 45 minute high-energy, fun, joyful and friendly fitness class for anyone who wants to exercise sitting down - in a chair.  Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave with a smile on your face!&n...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Searching for Your Orphaned Ancestors

February 24, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
Join Gail O'hara as she guides you on a genealogy search for orphan information. this presentation includes states facilitating reunions between adoptees and birth relatives, online research with Library Edition software, historical overviews and exp...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Interested in genealogy or building your family tree? Let us help! Visit our genealogy volunteer for one-on-one assistance. See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Chess Club

February 24, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
VPL patrons playing chess and teaching the game to others ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Help

February 24, 2020
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.  ...