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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mocktails: Bertha (Arnold) Palmer

05/18/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/18/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Learn about Bertha Palmer, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history as we create a Bertha (Arnold) Palmer mocktail in her honor. Supplies needed: 1 peach, 1 cup Sweet tea, ½ cup Lemonade, ½ lemon for garnish, 1 mint sprig for garn...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

100 Years of Selby and Palmer Families (On Demand)

05/24/2021 @ 10:00am - 06/24/2021 @ 11:00am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Details:
"100 years of the Selby and Palmer Families" is presented by John McCarthy, VP for Historic Spanish Point Campus, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Shortly after arriving in Sarasota in 1910, Bertha Palmer invited the Board of Trade (predecessor ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Bertha Palmer and Her Family in Sarasota (On Demand)

06/01/2021 @ 7:00am - 06/30/2021 @ 11:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
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, as portrayed by Kathryn Chesley.   Dr. Frank A. Cassell is Professo...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Hunting Tool Box - Grab & Go Bag

06/01/2021 @ 10:00am - 06/26/2021 @ 10:00am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Job Search Assistance
Details:
ADULTS & TEENS: Stop by the North Port Library beginning June 1st for your "Job Hunting Tool Box" Grab & Go Bag, filled with information on jobs, including: *Where are the jobs? *USB Drive preloaded with:      - Tips f...

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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mocktail: Eugenie Clark Sharkbite (On Demand)

06/04/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/06/2021 @ 1:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Details:
Learn about Eugenie Clark, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history, as we create a Sharkbite mocktail to honor her ocean activism and her impact on the MOTE Aquarium. Supplies needed: 1.5 oz. sweet and sour mix, ¼ tsp grenadine s...
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.

Weaving Through the Years

06/10/2021 @ 10:00am - 07/09/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Creation Station, Virtual
Details:
Learn through this virtual program how traditional crafting combined with new technology can be used to create handwoven crafts from Mug Rugs to Wall Hangings and more. You will also learn how to weave your own bookmark. Pick up "Make at Home" kits a...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Virtual
Details:
Join Sarasota County archaeologist Steve Koski as he explores the history of the Paulsen Point site, its position on the landscape, and its relationship to other sites in the vicinity, and recognizes and commemorates the people who once lived on the ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
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: Book Discussions, Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
There’s a book for everyone in this fast-paced presentation of 100 books related to Sarasota County. Connections will range from local authors to local content and more. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

#DIY: Fairy Wall Art (On Demand)

06/18/2021 @ 10:00am - 07/18/2021 @ 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Learn through a virtual program how to create your own fairy wall art using watercolors. Pick up your Art to Go kit at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library so you can follow along with our recorded tutorial. Please note that supplies are l...
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:
What would you do if basic services were cut off, like electricity or water, or if you had to suddenly leave your home? This class will offer tips and ways to prepare for unexpected disasters, such as hurricanes. Learn how to assemble an emergency su...
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: 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...
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: 5
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "Carnegie's Maid" by Marie Benedict.  Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor ...
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: Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Marie Selby came here as a newlywed in 1909 and spent over fifty years living in Sarasota County. Besides gardening, Marie was a sailor, a musician, even a mechanic on a trans-continental trip.  Watch the county grow through her eyes. ...
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: Other Locations
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Discuss The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, and hear about updates on some of the issues addressed. Then enjoy venturing along the trails with friends. Recommended for teens and adults. Participants who have not read the book are welcome ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
The Plant Clinic meets in the library lobby. 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 th...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
PLANit Sarasota Director Thomas Williams talks with Earl Young of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Molly Swift from the Selby Foundation about the various resources to pay for college.    Education...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Just Move with Daisy (Live)

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Details:
  Just Move is exercise in disguise! It is a 35-45 minute high-energy, fun, joyful, and friendly virtual fitness class for anyone who wants to exercise sitting down-in a chair. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave with a smile on your face!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Explore and celebrate the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state. Few realize that cattle first came to the United States through Florida, introduced by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1521. See and hear all aspects of Flori...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Graphic Novel Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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: Book Discussions, Clubs
Details:
Join us for the first ever Venice Graphic Novel Book Club! We don't have a book picked out - come with any recommendations and to discuss your favorite graphic novels!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 78
Details:
Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile International harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp.  Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship with his skills as 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: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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 "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.

Tales and Tie-Dye

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota 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: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Want to try your hand at tie-dyeing? Blending colors is exciting! We hope you all will be a big fan of the results of your bag and bandana! Registration recommended as supplies are limited at this socially distanced outdoor program. Registration i...