Upcoming Events

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Program Type
Library Branch
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Baila Miller - Ballet Russe

April 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Baila Miller's fine arts programs are high quality multimedia presentations that explore the role of art, architecture, cinema and photography as well as orchestral and operatic influences in the development of modern culture.  Join Ba...

Gulf Gate Spanish Conversation Group

April 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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 Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...

Teen Craft

April 25, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
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 Board Games

April 25, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come in and choose from a variety of board games like Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Uno, Scattergories, Scrabble and more. ...

Video Games and More!

April 25, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. Explore other surprise tech toys and games. (No program on July 4).   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Coding Club

April 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub 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)
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Learn to code at your own pace in a fun, stress-free environment! Design games with Scratch, create your own invention with littleBits, build your own computer with Raspberry Pi, or build and program LEGO robots.  This club is recommende...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Family Game Night

April 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Join us for our weekly board game night!  Choose from our collection or bring one of your own! ...

Movie Night

April 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Join us for our monthly movie night and eat popcorn! ...

Family Movie Night

April 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly movie night the last Thursday of each month. Stop by the library or call to get the movie choice for this month. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The meeting room can be chilly, so a light jacket or sweater is re...

VPL Thursday Evening Films

April 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Enjoy a wide range of movies from the classics to the recently released. Short intro precedes film. "Same Time, Next Year" (1971) with Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda - a married man and married woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over di...

Shannon Staub Book Club

April 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
This month we will read and discuss "Still Life" by Louise Penny. ...

Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

April 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Learn the fundamentals of 3D design in this interactive, conversational and fun class. You will learn the history of 3D printing and the role it plays in today's world, get an up-close demo of a 3D printer, and learn the building blocks of 3D design....

Internet 101

April 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
New to the Internet?  Learn how to conduct a basic Internet search on at least two search engines.  Learn the meanings of those mysterious acronyms such as html, isp, url.  And what is a domain name and a domain extension?  Come a...

French Club

April 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...

Introduction to Genealogy Research

April 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn about genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and other databases. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

ArtCart

April 26, 2019
10:00am - 4:45pm
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:
In April, ArtCart waxes poetic with block out and collage poetry and paper flowers. Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Hooping Mania

April 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
For children 2 to 6 years old and their caregivers. Creativity in play and movement abounds in this class as preschoolers use their imagination, investigates circles and play games with an Earth Day theme. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

April 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Storytime

April 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

April 26, 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. ...

Baby Time: Rhyme and Sign!

April 26, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. Fridays, Jan. 25- May 3 with a break on Mar. 22 11 - 11:45 a.m. i...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

April 26, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Event Description:
Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday  and get lost in the timeless romance of first love, lost love and lasting love with this new play Shakespeare's Lovers. ...

Advanced Genealogy Research

April 26, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
The 1-3 pm genealogy session requires previous training from the introductory class at 10 am -12 pm. One on one research assistance will be available for advanced students. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be r...

Ask Jack

April 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Adult Craft Class: Creativebug Demo

April 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Join us for a demonstration of the Creativebug online resource. Access over 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists, FREE with your library card. Registration is required. Please registe...