Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

December 16, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

December 16, 2019
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

December 16, 2019
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

December 16, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cancelled
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.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Literacy Council of Sarasota - ESOL Class

December 16, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - 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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Chess Club

December 16, 2019
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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

iPhones and iPads for Beginners

December 16, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
 Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be ple...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sewing 101 Part 2

December 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Creation Station-William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Part 2 of Sewing Series. Learn Absolute Basic Sewing Skills on Brother sewing machines. This class is a continuation of Part 1 that occurred on Tuesday December 9th. Only participants who registered for Part 1 can participate in this class....
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

December 16, 2019
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit and Crocheting Group

December 16, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event 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...
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.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Chess Club

December 16, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
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, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
The chess club is an opportunity to play friendly games of chess in a low-stress environment. Patrons of all ages and levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it! Chess boards and pieces will be provided. Registration is re...

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.

Monday Night Movies

December 16, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles....
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

December 17, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Chess Club

December 17, 2019
11:30am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of local chess enthusiasts. Join in the fun! Questions? Call Heather at 941-861-1273. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

E-help

December 17, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Help with laptops, cell phones ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Tech Time Tuesdays @Venice Library

December 17, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Open time for questions, sharing solutions Bring your device and library staff will try to answer your questions in an informal group setting.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

e-Help

December 17, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come get advice and help with how to use your electronic gadgets such as cell phones, tablets.  Meet at table in public area near the Reference Desk.  First come, first serve. ...
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.

Package Design

December 17, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Each month is a different activity in the Creation Station! September 17 - Intro to Sewing October 15 - Intro to 3D Design. Please create your own Tinkercad.com account prior to the program and bring your login information with you. November...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Café

December 17, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event 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 method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardeners

December 17, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic

December 17, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event 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 f...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE GRANT: APPLICATION SEMINAR

December 17, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant.  This seminar will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NI...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Tuesday Movies

December 17, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

December 17, 2019
4:15pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...
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.

Package Design

December 17, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Each month is a different activity in the Creation Station! September 17 - Intro to Sewing October 15 - Intro to 3D Design. Please create your own Tinkercad.com account prior to the program and bring your login information with you. November...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adulting 101

December 17, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational, Health & Human Services, Job Search Assistance, Technology Instruction, Voting
Event Description:
Adulting 101 is a series of programs on independent living.  Everything from registering to vote to finding a job, getting into college to balancing your checkbook, and more.  Check with the library for this month's specific program.  ...

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.

Tech Help with Library Lifesavers

December 18, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
One-on-one technology help assistance. ...