Upcoming Events

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WEDU Celebrates its 60th Anniversary!

February 19, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
Featured in this presentation will be the documentary WEDU produced several years ago, Venice, Florida; Looking Forward by Looking Back. The popular host of Gulf Coast Journal, Jack Perkins is the narrator of this video gem. Celebrating its 6...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

February 19, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk 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 ...

Technology Rescue

February 19, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

AARP Tax Help

February 19, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax Help. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed. ...

ArtCart Celebrates Black History Month

February 19, 2019
10:00am - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
ArtCart celebrates Black History Month with black history hero magnets, Highwaymen and Basquiat mini paintings, African-inspired zentangle drawing and Gee's Bend paper quilts. Keep calm and create. Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Sing Along with Miss Vicki

February 19, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Caregivers and children join in singing nursery song and folk son favorites. ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

February 19, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

February 19, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 19, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

Flood Zone Map Changes Workshop

February 19, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Who should attend:  Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. The first 20 minutes will be an informative prese...

40 Carrots: Partners in Play

February 19, 2019
10:15am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:

For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Youth Desk the day of the event.

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Family Stories and More

February 19, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” An Estuary Science Program will be hel...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

February 19, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...

Chess Club

February 19, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

E-Help

February 19, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Red Sox 2004-2020

February 19, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Event Description:
Discussion on why Red Sox have become the most successful baseball franchise in recent times. ...

Socrates Café

February 19, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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...

Master Gardeners

February 19, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port 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...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogue: New Zealand

February 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Dr. Ken Erb takes us "down under" with a vivid exploration of New Zealand.  From the majestic mountaintops to stunning seacoasts, Dr. Erb guides us through his incredible adventure of getting to know this truly mesmerizing country...

iPads for Beginners: Part 1

February 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants....

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

February 19, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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...

Tuesday Movies

February 19, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda 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.  ...

AARP Tax Help

February 19, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Teen Room

February 19, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

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Teen Writers Circle

February 19, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...

Board Game Time

February 19, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, January-May 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Read with the Dogs

February 19, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. Register at the youth desk upon arrival....