Upcoming Events

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Check Out a Person

December 13, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
Come chat with Florida's 2017 Principal of the Year from Booker High School, Dr. Rachel Shelley! Space is limited to 6 participants. To register call 941-861-1360. ...

D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) Time: Holiday Craft Medley

December 13, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Drop-in arts and crafts with a splash of science! All programs are free and recommended for ages 6 and  up. Children under 8 years old may require parent or caregiver assistance at some programs. Families and adults attending independently are a...

KWANZAA Celebration

December 13, 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Friends of the North Sarasota Library Kwanza Event ...

Teen Game Night

December 13, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Play board games, video games, and giant games! Choose from the library's selection, or bring your own. Register below to receive a reminder about this event! ...

THe Safe Cycling Coalition

December 13, 2018
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Purpose of Meeting
Set safety agenda for cycling advocates ...

Teen Arts and Crafts: Ceramic Ornaments

December 13, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Create a work of art in the Creation Station by following a guided activity or using our supplies to work on your own project! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. *Unleash your imagination on unfinished ceramic tiles and use acrylic ...

Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

December 13, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online, create and print your own! Registration not required, all ages welcome.      ...

CANCELLED - Energy Upgrade Workshop

December 13, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Join us for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home. Attendees will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit (one per household) worth up to $35 that includes ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs, Water...

Fun To Be Fit Kids!

December 13, 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregiver(s) to send quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! Ag...

ArtCart

December 14, 2018
10:00am - 4:45pm
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. ...

Internet 101

December 14, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Learn a basic search strategy on the Internet as well as the meanings of some of those mysterious acronyms such as isp, www, html, url, and more.  Learn how to navigate websites as well as print, save to favorites, and more. ...

Storytime

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, 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. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
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...

Story Time

December 14, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy activities including music, movement, stories, crafts and games. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

December 14, 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. ...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
    Orientation and overview of the Literacy Council of Sarasota and its work in helping to teach adults in our community in need of reading, writing, math skills and learning English as a second language to integrate into our c...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme and Sign!

December 14, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
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, Sept. 21 - Dec. 14 with a break on Nov. 23 11 - 11:45 a....

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

December 14, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
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...

Ask Jack

December 14, 2018
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. ...

Holiday Sewing

December 14, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
  Make a miniature holiday themed gift bag--perfect for storing small items or giving all on its own! Familiarity with sewing is recommended.  Limited to first 8 participants, tickets will be available outside the Creation Station 30 min...

Teen Room

December 14, 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. ...

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

After School Gaming

December 14, 2018
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Kids are welcome to start the weekend right with some after school gaming!  Bring your own or choose from our library of board, card, role playing, or Wii video games.  Local gaming store "The Magician's Forge" brings new games monthly.&nbs...

Teen Movies

December 14, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Fridays, Aug. 17 - Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. with a break on Nov. 23 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...

Adult Craft Workshop

December 14, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Orange Pomanders - It's time to celebrate the holidays! Design an orange pomander to fill your space with a delightful smell! All supplies provided. Registration is recommended as space is limited to 15 participants. Registration begins Frida...

Primary Readers: Late Edition

December 14, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to independent readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to r...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Outreach, Special Events
Event Description:
Stop by anytime during this all-day event to create holiday cards for members of our community who receive services through Meals on Wheels. All supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. All ages are encouraged to attend. Brin...

ArtCart

December 15, 2018
10:00am - 4:45pm
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. ...