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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other "objets d'art." Klimt's primary subject was the...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
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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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
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Spring Series Concert No. 1: Still, Haydn,  Dvořák The Sarasota Music Conservatory Faculty String Quartet This is the first in a series of four virtual concerts. The program with the extended biographies of the performers c...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
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Spring Series Concert No. 2: Romance and Folk Dance Jesse Martins Justin Brown-Gnarra This is the second in a series of four virtual concerts. The program with the extended biographies of the performers can be accessed on the right si...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
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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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

#DIY: Ringling Macrame Minis (On Demand)

04/09/2021 @ 10:00am - 05/09/2021 @ 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Virtual
Details:
Learn about Mable Ringling, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history as we create mini hanging macrame wall art in her honor. Drop-in and pick up your Art To Go kit at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library so you can fol...
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: 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.
This event is in the "Seniors" 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...
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 "Families" group.
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Scam artists can try to take advantage of vulnerable taxpayers during the Covid-19 pandemic by stealing information and subsequently funds. Join us to learn how to recognize signs that your identity has been stolen for tax-related issues. Find out wh...
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This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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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.
This event is in the "Seniors" 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
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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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Learn suggestions for managing your money in a time of crisis. Topics covered include budgeting, emergency savings, and managing debt. While some factors affecting financial security are beyond individual control, financial know-how can help all of u...
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
Program Type: Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Play the classic role-playing game with a new group of players/adventurers. Overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, and discover long forgotten treasures. Dungeons & Dragons has helped hone critical and creative thinking for over...
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This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
What every Floridian should know about the prehistory and history of America's best beach, as discussed by Philip M. Farrell, the author of An Illustrated History of Siesta Key: The Story of America's Best Beach. Philip Farrell first visited ...
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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
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  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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will highlight resources that can help homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency. The session will help consumers understand where to turn if they are having trouble making rent payments...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Need help booking your COVID vaccine appointment? Our Cyber-Seniors Mentors are happy to help you navigate the process with a one-on-one tech call. You can go HERE to find a time slot that works for you, or call 844-217-3057. ...
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: 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.
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.
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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 ...