Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

ArtCart

December 11, 2018
10:00am - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create. Current self-directed projects include: embroidery and friendship bracelets, beads, origami, mini artworks, crochet and color pencils.  Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Teen Craft Night

December 11, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Ages 11-18. Drop by to create new crafts each month. No registration required. Snacks will be provided. ...

Lego Club

December 11, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Teen Tabletop Gaming

December 11, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Teen Zone - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Choose from a selection of familiar and unique games to play with friends! Snacks will be provided! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

ArtCart

December 12, 2018
10:00am - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create. Current self-directed projects include: embroidery and friendship bracelets, beads, origami, mini artworks, crochet and color pencils.  Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

December 12, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
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...

Knit and Crocheting Group

December 12, 2018
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

December 12, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

December 12, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, 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. ...

Computer Basics, Part 1 of 2

December 12, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
This first of a two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse. Please register for this class below or ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

December 12, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Writing From Memory

December 12, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Everyone has stories that shaped their lives. Writing down events, memories, conversations, news, or anything you want, will help you remember the good, strengthen your memory, and teach you more about yourself. This writing and discussion group w...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

December 12, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota 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. ...

Socrates Cafe

December 12, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville 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 teaching; the idea that we learn. ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

December 12, 2018
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...

Intro to Android Smartphones

December 12, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems. ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music, Performances
Event Description:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year - time to be dazzled and delighted with musical merriment as Dave DeLuca performs the very best holiday favorites. "Winter Wonderland" is filled with yuletide whimsy and winter wonder that celebrates the ma...

Teen Room

December 12, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Jeopardy: The Trivia Game

December 12, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Games
Event Description:
Wednesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics. Winners will receive grab bags of new books!   ...
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Children ages 5-11 will enjoy various songs of the holiday season while creating ornaments to take home.  Registration is required and limited to 15 children. ...

Using Spreadsheets

December 12, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Using a spreadsheet to track anything with numbers can be easy and fun.  There are also several FREE spreadsheet apps or programs you can use.  Whether tracking your investments, household expenses, or any financial needs, knowing just the ...

Growing Young readers and Writers

December 12, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club for kids who love reading, writing, and nature! Weekly sessions using nature as inspiration. For ages 7 and up. ...

Mote Teen Science Cafe

December 12, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Purpose of Meeting
Teen Science Cafe...

Tween Movies

December 12, 2018
4:15pm - 6:15pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Tweens are invited to watch a movie in the Teen Center. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
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 the Medium to Advanced User. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring your ...