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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:
(2 years -5 Years old): We are started a new program with The Ringling called “Roar! with Forty Carrots”.  This virtual program is a collaborative partnership between Forty Carrots and The Ringling Museum.  The FREE virtual group, via ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.

Test Event

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Details:
This is a test event.  ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Staff from Sarasota County Historical Resources share ideas for ways that you can preserve your treasured items at home. You will learn the steps to take to protect your family’s history as well as get some tips and tricks for making it a f...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
Want to test your trivia prowess? Join us for online trivia using Zoom and Kahoot! These teen/adult-oriented questions will challenge your brain and keep you entertained!  The theme for this week: This or That! Pokemon or Medicine? RPG sp...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Do you have any concerns about your financial identity or cyber security in a crisis time like now? Join our online workshop to learn ways to protect your identity and to identify scams in this challenging time. Or ask our instructor a que...
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

10:00am - 10:15am
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 "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(2 years -5 Years old): Yoga, Dance, Gymnastics and more.  This virtual group is for both parents and children to explore a child’s world while supporting fitness, emotional well-being and building social interaction skills.  The Zoom ...
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:
Sure, you could "experiment" in the kitchen with your new, electric multicooker, the great tool that it is for working professionals, busy parents and active seniors. But, better to learn the basics in our easy, 45 minute class, where we'll show you ...
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:
Make your stories come to life with voice acting. Get some hints and practice a few lines in preparation for reading a public domain or your own story that we may record and produce for Storycasts in our digital library (https://storycasts.libsy...

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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 "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: Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Mo invites you into his studio, doodles, and teaches you how to draw Cat the Cat. To download this episode’s activity page, click here.     ...
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 "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: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Details:
Join library staff and fellow county residents for online chess. All skill levels are welcome! Register for an account for chess.com to participate. To join our chess club, email Robert at rcamastro@scgov.net with the subject line “Online C...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Details:
Join us as we discuss young adult graphic novels. A new book every week!   For this meeting, we will be discussing Muhammad Ali, written by Sybille Titeux and illustrated by Amazing Ameziane.   See the attachment for our bo...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Details:
Go into the dark forest and you will find a house made of sweets, oh so divine. But beware the lurking evil inside, and try your best to escape in time. Registration recommended. Ages 11-18.  ...
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:
(2 years -5 Years old): We are started a new program with The Ringling called “Roar! with Forty Carrots”.  This virtual program is a collaborative partnership between Forty Carrots and The Ringling Museum.  The FREE virtual group, via ...
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:
Learn about free or inexpensive ways to record and publish audio files of public domain stories, your stories, interviews and more. Tweens, teens and adults can join this Zoom Conference Room to imagine their story and its artful expression...

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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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
Talk to other kids about the cool books you are reading this summer and get tips on what to read next. We will offer something for this age group on most Fridays at the same time this summer. Stay tuned for more fun events! This virtual pr...

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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Virtual
Details:
Listen to an interview with Dr. Cornel West and Christa Buschendorf on "Black Prophetic Fire" at the 2014 Miami Book Fair, PBS Books, 09/02/15. This content is available from PBS Books through ESBCO Host's Novelist Plus database. Check out more autho...
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: Educational, Genealogy, Virtual
Details:
Discover more about your family with HeritageQuest. HeritageQuest is a database of genealogical sources, local and family histories, and research aids. It contains records for individuals in more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back to the 17...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Games, Virtual
Details:
It's the 28th of December. You and 8 others arrive at the Jenna Rick Library under the assumption that you're attending the facility's first-ever, after-hours Lock-In Party. There are three staff members there to greet you. The building is festively ...
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 "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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Details:
Dress up in your favorite Wonderland costume and join our tea party. We'll be celebrating your unbirthday and more. Bring your best jokes, wild tales, and puns to this party.  This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you...

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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 "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 "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: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
This webinar, part of our Earth Day 50th anniversary series, looks at the foundations of sustainability, programs and policies from local governments and agencies, and actions you can take. From UF/IFAS Extension Manatee and Sarasota county offices. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Excel is a spreadsheet program that allows you to store, organize, and analyze information. While you may believe Excel is only used by certain people to process complicated data, anyone can learn how to take advantage of the program's powerful featu...