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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: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Meditate as you fold a piece of paper into a beautiful lampshade! Paper folding, called Origami, will calm your restless mind with deep breathing. No worries - it’s simple! Especially when Origami Diva Kuniko guides you through with step-by-step inst...
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 "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Storytelling and puppets shows with Katie Adams! Click here  to watch the story of Johnny Appleseed!  ...

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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 "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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Enjoy a bedtime story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member followed by an activity or technique to help little ones sleep.    ...

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: Book Discussions, Virtual
Details:
Here's 11 titles from Library Journal-  a mix of history, social science, and memoir, that offer facts and reflections on systemic racial injustice as well as ways to channel feeling into action.  When They Call You a Terrorist: A B...
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: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Have fun in a dramatic way! Dramatic Learning online program includes Classics and original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.   https://www.worldbookonline.com/dramaticlearning/home?subacct=P0782 ...
Branches:
Other Locations, Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Elsie Quirk Public Library, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Public Library, North Port Public Library, Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
In this presentation Cyber-Seniors Mentors take you through how to create a Facebook account, how to use Facebook, how to adjust your Facebook privacy setting and how to delete your Facebook account. Cyber-Seniors is committed to keeping senior ci...
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: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Novelist is a GREAT resource to find fiction or non-fiction reading recommendations! Locate books to read by describing a plot or find similar titles and authors for books already enjoyed. Novelist contains book reviews and book lists for all ages: c...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Learning in Florida's Environment (LIFE) Science Shorts are a series of videos about various topics dealing with Florida's wildlife and nature. This episode is about food chains and food webs. More information can be found here. ...
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, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Are you interested in reducing your energy and water bills at home? Check out our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits today to learn how you can improve your home’s efficiency and save money! Sarasota County offers Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Energy and Water ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Watch the story of our scientist, turned magician, and their fiery pet dragon. During this event, experiments demonstrating the principles of air pressure are artfully woven into tales of mischievous spells, dragon-riding, and explosive dra...

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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Drop by for a dose of poetry. Staff members read and share their favorite poems. Get to know your library staff while exploring the world of poetry!   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Value Line is an online database that gives investors and market researchers access to professional quality data and research tools.    ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(1-5 years old) a FREE group hosted via the ZOOM platform featuring a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities. A magical time where parents and children play, learn and discover together. The Zoom ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Parents of newborns to 7 months of age. Forty Carrots will now be offering this group via a ZOOM platform. Each group will have a special topic, opportunities to discuss snuggles and struggles, connect virtually with others, and finish with a Forty C...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
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 "Families" group.

Facebook Live Storytime

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Read, learn, and grow with us! Join us online for a Facebook Live Virtual Storytime. Come and join your favorite librarian from one of our 10 branches! Missed this event? No problem, visit SRQCountyPlay on Facebook for archived videos. ...
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: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Enjoy classes in Creativebug! Access information for Creativebug: Please register here through our Creativebug library database for free access. Email address required for registration. Already registered with Creativ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(Babies-5 years old) Welcome to Carrot Talk, a virtual group to connect, inspire, and support parents as they navigate the world of raising children. This informative group led by our Parenting Educators will explore topics that are relevant to ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Details:
Learn new songs with professional music teacher, Ms. Bobbi! Bobbi's goal is to help children develop a love of singing and express themselves through music!   This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(0-14 Months) Let’s breath, stretch, relax and bond with our little ones in this new virtual group.  Each group offers a simple way to connect both emotionally and physically with your baby while connecting with others in your community.&nb...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Join Joanna Fox as she guides you through the process of creative writing of vignettes.  Tweens and teens can join this Zoom Conference Room to imagine their story and its artful expression.  This virtual program will be hosted in Z...

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.
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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Live Music
Details:
The Sarasota Music Archive presents The Art of Piano Playing Summer Series: Insightful Commentary and Performances by Professional Pianists Watch the Livestream of these events at  https://tinyurl.com/yban2blz  the&nb...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Parents of newborns to 7 months of age. Forty Carrots will now be offering this group via a ZOOM platform. Each group will have a special topic, opportunities to discuss snuggles and struggles, connect virtually with others, and finish with a Forty C...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.

Test Event

11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Book Sales
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
This is a test event.  ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Explore prompts to start the journey of writing a memoir, and have the chance to share a piece of your story. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information about using Zoom. ...

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, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Join SHINE for virtual "Medicare" classes throughout the month of July! This class join SHINE from your kitchen table as we talk about Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) options available in Florida. Register in advance for this webinar:...