Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Middle School Service Club

February 19, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

Tinker Tuesday

February 19, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

February 19, 2019
4:15pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...

Ethiopian and African Cooking Class

February 19, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits
Event Description:
Come and learn how to make delicious vegan Ethiopian dishes as Alex Jordan demonstrates the aromatic cuisine of Ethiopia.   ...

LEGOs at the Library

February 19, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

ASAP (Autism Spectrum Amazing Possibilities)

February 19, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
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), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational
Event Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids and teens on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! This is not a therapy session. ...

Lego Club

February 19, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), 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.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Creativity Unleashed

February 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Let your creativity run wild.  Use our 3-D printer, laptops, coding robots, writing tablets, sketch pads, canvases, modeling clay, and more, or bring your own supplies.  Follow our prompts, your own designs, or the freedom of your imaginati...

Financial Workshop: Retirement Planning

February 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
This is the fourth of eight hour-long seminars to be given at Venice Library this season presented by experts from the nonprofit organization Foundation for Financial Education (F3E). Founded in 2009 as a result of an urgent need to eliminate fi...

Teen Anime Club

February 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Teen Zone - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Watch anime, eat snacks and explore Japanese culture! 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.

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

February 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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...

AARP Tax Help

February 20, 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. ...

AARP Tax Aide

February 20, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax Help ...

ArtCart Celebrates Black History Month

February 20, 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. ...

Read with a Stuffed Animal Buddy

February 20, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
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 will be able to select a stuffed animal buddy and coordinating book for some special one-on-one time with one another. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

February 20, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
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), Children (5 to 9 years), 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...

Knit and Crocheting Group

February 20, 2019
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...

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

February 20, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Spanish/En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Learn to speak common Spanish phrases in a fun, relaxed environment.  This 8 week course is designed for adult beginners who have little or no background in Spanish.  You will learn Spanish vocabulary for meeting other people and greetings,...

WEDNESDAY LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE SERIES

February 20, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
The Blue Heron Sextet, Jazz, Latin and  Brazilian music, Harry Miedema, director. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive. ...

Adult Coloring Lounge

February 20, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub 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

February 20, 2019
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: 4
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

February 20, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby 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

February 20, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby 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. ...

AARP Tax Aide

February 20, 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

February 20, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
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), Children (5 to 9 years), 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...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

February 20, 2019
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. ...