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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
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.
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.

Halloween Costume Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), 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: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Submit photos of you and your loved ones for the chance to win a simply sweet prize!   Grab a snapshot in your most festive wear to join this county-wide holiday contest! Photos can be entered to win a grand prize in one of five ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
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.
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.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), 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: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Games, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Submit photos of your best decorated pumpkin for the chance to win a super autumn decor kit for your home!   Kit includes 1 door wreath, 1 table runner, 2 pillows, and 1 throw blanket     Whether they're ca...
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.

Scores & Scares Short Film Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Registration
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, Educational, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
  Earn the chance to win a FREE GoPro camera!* *Prize sponsored by the William H. Jervey, Jr. Endowment Fund.   Think you have what it takes to chill our blood with your very own scary movie? Register below to rece...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Rise & SHINE - A Kitchen Table series where you can learn about Medicare and enjoy your favorite cup of brew! Learn about your Medicare options, how to save on Part D costs and prepare for the OEP from a SHINE Counsellor.  SHINE is here ...
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.
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.

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), 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: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!  ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Do you have what it takes to brave the scares of the virtual reality game, Nevrosa?   Tune into a live Zoom stream and help our staff break out of this VR escape room before lurking creatures get the best of them!   A Hallow-Tee...

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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Local Color: Gathering Across Color, Creed, and Ideology Watch the first Local Color program to hear some great stories and thoughts from a small group of panelists! Don't miss our next live event Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.! To register click he...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join us every Monday for a panel discussion related to the SRQ Con topic of the week, hosted by library staff or members of the community! This week's discussion: Dungeons & Dragons! D&D is the biggest tabletop RPG in the world, but some p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Local Color: Gathering Across Color, Creed, and Ideology "Our lives begin to end when we stop talking about things that matter." - Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Deep in our hearts we know that if we're going to ever "live out the ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through a live, virtual appointment.  Tech Tuesdays via Zoom is a one-on-one session with a library staff member.  Questions can be about how to use a device, how to a...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Join our live Zoom challenge and attempt to recreate the look of an iconic monster with your own makeup kit or whatever you have around the house! The final reveal at the end will determine who nailed it and who failed it.   Your...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Lunch and Learn Series: Join SHINE from your kitchen table to talk about Part D Coverage and changes to the donut hole in 2020.  SHINE is here to guide you in making informed decisions about Medicare. To register go to click here. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Join us as we discuss "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern! Come share your thoughts and hear what others have to say! This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information a...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Details:
Want to test your trivia prowess? Join us for online trivia using Zoom and Kahoot! These questions will challenge your brain and keep you entertained!  The theme for this week: Revenge of the Son of Hallow-Trivia, Part II - The Second ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Details:
As part of Pro Bono Week, please join us to hear from  local attorneys about the current legal process for evictions and foreclosures during this time of COVID-19, and ask any questions you have. This virtual program will be hosted in ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
Details:
Shannon Staub Public Library presents the 2nd annual SWFL Paranormal Panel: Local Hauntings. This event will be moderated by Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources Director, Renee DiPilato. Please join Kim Cool, Liz Reed, and M...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Join us as we cook something from different fandoms! Featuring recipes from and inspired by Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, Marvel Comics, and My Neighbor Totoro. New videos uploaded every Thursday in October. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
We will be reading and discussing "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly, t...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Details:
From the 1950s through the early 1980s, comic books featuring stories about World War II were very popular and saw the creation of a number of iconic characters. This talk will review the history of war comics and discuss their artistic and thematic ...