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Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Drop in to receive research-based lawn, landscape, pest management, and gardening help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Tech Navigator

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Do you want help with... eBooks, movies, eAudiobooks Email how-to Using your device Library Database Resources Cyber Security Questions Printing Questions or something else?  Request an appointment with the Tech Navigator...
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Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Sales, Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Details:
The William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library and the Venice Newcomers Club invite you to meet architect and author Noushin Ehsan. She will discuss her new book, "The Making of a Woman Architect". From unconventional childhood to world class arc...
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Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Write Here! is a series of writing workshops sponsored by the Selby Public Library and hosted by Dr. Emily Carr.  These workshops are open to the public, are designed for writers of all levels and genres, and provide an opportunity for writers t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Join us for The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion each last Wednesday of the month! Newcomers are always welcome.   ...

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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.

Yak and Yarn

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Discussion Groups
Details:
Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tech Navigator

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through an in-person appointment with one of our Tech Navigators. Tech Navigators are library staff members ready to assist you with technology skills. Tech Navigator service is one-...

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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.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Group Study Room- Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Details:
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. We will finish reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 5 and then start with Great Conversations 1. A copy of Great Conver...
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.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Details:
Curious about knitting and crochet, but don't know where to begin? Drop in the first Thursday of each month for Beginner's Day with the Quirky Knitters! We will provide the materials to get you started while you work with fiber artists to c...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Assistance

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Details:
Genealogy Assistance. ...
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Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. The University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Serv...
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.
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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Holiday Card Making

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda 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: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Details:
Decorate cards for your loved ones this holiday season! ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Details:
Self-care and maintenance will be enhanced through meditation, guided imagery and breathing techniques. In a fast-paced world of stressors, tweens, teens, adults and seniors can quiet down and find their individual "centers" in this relaxing and enjo...

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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.

Life After Downton Abbey

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Movies
Details:
Enjoy a cup of tea while discussing British movies and television series with a very welcoming group. ...

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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.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Details:
Tech Instruction in Spanish/ Outreach ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Join us in December for three crafts using three different pieces of Creation Station equipment! This week, we will use TinkerCAD to design cookie cutters that can be printed on our 3D printer. Space is limited, and all supplies provided; you w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Creation Station - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us for an enjoyable craft session in the Creation Station at the  North Port Library! It will be a fun time of learning and building new crafting skills. Local artist, Jennifer Carroll, will walk you through the steps of a craft project and...

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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.

Pirates in Paradise

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Performances, Special Events
Details:
The Golden Age of Piracy saw many famous pirates leave their marks on Florida's history, but who really were these pirates, and what made Southwest Florida a haven for them? Learn all about this surprising chapter in Florida's past in this fascinatin...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
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: Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Join us for an excerpt of the Nutcracker ballet, with the local Classical Ballet Academy.  ...
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: 9
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...
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.

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Everything in our universe is information and energy vibrating at specific frequencies. Music is a powerful tool to guide consciousness into higher realms and induce healing. Join us as our guide brings the power of a crystal bowl sound bath experien...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Monday Night Movies

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Come and enjoy a feature length film on our BIG screen! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell. Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work email. But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sendi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Group Study Room- Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
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 ...