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Historic Photo Engraving on Demand Video

04/01/2021 @ 2:00pm - 04/30/2021 @ 3:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Creation Station, Virtual
Details:
Join Meghan from Selby Public Library as she edits a photo of her grandfather and engraves it on a piece of wood using the Glowforge laser cutter in the Creation Station! Please contact Meghan at mmcgowan@scgov.net or 941-861-1345 to set up an app...
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Trivia Walk Series 1

All Day 4/7 - 4/28
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public 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: Centennial, Educational, Games
Details:
Celebrate 100 years of Sarasota County with our fun trivia series.  Stop by the Elsie Quirk Library to pick up your answer card or download a copy from this event listing.  Then stroll the walkway around outside of the Elsie Quirk...
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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 "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Please join John McCarthy, VP of Historic Spanish Point campus, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and JonThaxton, Senior VP of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, former Sarasota County Commissioner, and lifelong Osprey resident in a lively coversation on t...
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Virtual
Details:
Join Anna Kate from Selby Public Library as she bakes desserts and other goodies that were popular over the last 100 years! New videos uploaded on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, March – June. Music in videos by Ben Sound.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational, Virtual
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Business plans and loans are taught as the tools of entrepreneurship, but what if there was a way to build a business without them? In this workshop, Alan Donegan, the co-founder of The Rebel School, will give you five different ways that you can tur...
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Lectures, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Details:
In this presentation, architect Michael Halflants will present a range of recent housing designs completed by his office for Sarasota and the Rosemary District. He will also discuss the challenges of working with Sarasota's zoning code as i...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share.   How did you like our program? Let us know here!...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
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Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Details:
Art in Common Places presents: A reading and Q&A with Kathryn and Jerome Chesley. From its birth as the center of ranching, to its growth into a city center, this community has traveled down many roads, bridges and walkways to get us to the Saras...
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
We will be discussing "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward in this virtual edition of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library's book club!  Request a copy of the book through the Sarasota County Catalog.  This virtual...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
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Bring a little of the beautiful Sarasota County beach vibes into your home! Pick up the take home materials from the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library while supplies last, or follow along with our on-demand video with...
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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!    #newadult ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Writing Life Stories is a memoir writing class for non-writers and those beginning their memoir journey. This introduction will include a lecture and a brief writing exercise. Bring a pen, paper or notebook! I focus on your story, rather than the ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
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Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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: Clubs, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Are you a birder or do you want to be one? Come to our meet-up at the Shannon Staub Library Pond! Novices and experts are welcome. Barbara Lockhart will help identify birds and teach you how to slow down and observe the world around you.  We ...
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Birds of Sarasota County

10:30am - 11:30am
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: Centennial, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Details:
Join Venice Audubon Society's Eileen Gerle for a virtual journey highlighting the Birds of Sarasota County. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information about using...

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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.
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: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Details:
Join Calvin A. Ramsey for a discussion about his inspiration and research process to write books and plays about the Civil Rights Movement, and learn about his upcoming book regarding Emma E. Booker, the influential African American Educator in Saras...

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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Join Dr. Samuel Wheeler, State Historian in Illinois history, to learn about the controversial life of Mary Todd Lincoln and the role she played in her husband's rise to prominence. He specializes in the history of the Prairie State, the Civil War...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Details:
A presentation on the Ringling Winter Quarters and how the circus community became (and remains) a rich sector of the community throughout the county. Part of Sarasota County's Centennial Celebration.  This virtual program will be hosted in Z...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Centennial, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Details:
Florida history isn’t something that just happens to other people. Based in part on Dr. Neile’s book Only in Florida (History Press), you will learn how to tell your own story and that of your family, in workshop or performance/lecture form...
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Learn about the impact of Bertha Palmer and her family on the development of the Sarasota County area, as told by Bertha's biographer Frank A. Cassell, and Bertha herself (Kathryn Chesley).   Frank A. Cassell is Professor Emeritus and Pres...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Poet and writing instructor Avni Vyas (she/her) will read from her latest collection Little God, coming out this fall from Burrow Press. Avni will discuss the composition and revision process, as well as the influences informing the poems. Audie...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Sponsored by the Sarasota Audubon Society with the North Port Friends of Wildlife April 21, 2021 Blakiston’s Fish Owl: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl To Register, Click Here! Jonathan Slaght, wildlife biologis...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals. In this webinar we'll cover:   • What type of design works best for your organization • How to create a website that drives toward your busin...