Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

August 21, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

ArtCart

August 21, 2019
10:00am - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create with self-directed arts and crafts projects.   Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Storytime

August 21, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...

Knit and Crocheting Group

August 21, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit and crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! Bring your own yarn and needles. Supplies provided for beginners. ...

Adult Coloring Lounge

August 21, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included. ...

File Management Basics

August 21, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
After completing Computer Basics, Parts 1 and 2, the student is ready to learn File Management. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. Learn how to create new Folders, Files, to move files into subfolders, and to move s...

Socrates Café

August 21, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

August 21, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Technology Help with Library Lifesavers

August 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Learn how to use your device or get basic computer assistance. One-on-one technology assistance moves you to confidence when accessing electronic resources. ...

eBook Appointment

August 21, 2019
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audiobooks onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your Sarasota County library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Google, Apple or Amazon login ...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

August 21, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Tech Time @Venice Library

August 21, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
First hour - tips and tricks on a weekly theme Second hour - open for questions, sharing solutions Bring your device and library staff will try to answer your questions in an informal group setting.   ...

eBook Appointment

August 21, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audiobooks onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your Sarasota County library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Google, Apple or Amazon login ...

Literacy

August 21, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Outreach
Event Description:
literacy ...

After School Excitement

August 21, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Come create, play, or just relax at the library after school.  Our Teen Room is open from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. when school is in session for registered teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12.  Participants have access to our board and video gam...

Drop In Button Making (Tween/Teen)

August 21, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Tweens and Teens (ages 9-18) can drop in between 3:30 - 4:30 to make a button. Bring your creativity we will provide the materials! ...

Mario Kart Tournament for Kids

August 21, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Are you a Mario Kart champion? Are you unafraid of oncoming shells? Can you survive Rainbow Road? Prove it by joining our Mario Kart Tournament!  ...

Board Game Time

August 21, 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come join other 11-17-year-olds for an afternoon of competitive card games and board games: Sushi Go, Coup, Dutch Blitz and Love Letter just to name a few! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Growing Young readers and Writers

August 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club where reading and writing are fun! Using nature to inspire us as readers and writers. For ages 6 and up. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do. This class is aimed at Beginners, new to using Google. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring yo...

Teen Volunteer Orientation 2019

August 21, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
All teens interested in volunteering at the Jacaranda Library can learn the ropes in this group orientation. Submit an online volunteer application through scgov.net/volunteer, and attend this informational session about how you will be helping us in...

Gulf Gate Anime Club

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
Do you have a love of anime, manga, or comics? Then come to the next Anime Club meeting. Refreshments will be provided.  ...

Lego Club

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For ages 4 and up. ...

Evening Book Club

August 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...

Let's Get Crafty

August 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Create a sweet summer themed picture using buttons in a relaxed group setting.   ...

Baby Time: Alphabet

August 22, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Yak and Yarn

August 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Event Description:
Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on. ...