Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Chess Club

October 21, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
VPL patrons playing chess and teaching the game to others ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Please join NASA Ambassador Greg Shanos as he surveys the history of the Apollo missions to the moon, and discusses significant findings from the moon rock samples that were returned. Samples of lunar meteorites from the presenter's personal collecti...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

After School Excitement

October 21, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Come create, play, or just relax at the library after school.  Our Teen Room is open from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. when school is in session for registered teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12.  Participants have access to our board and video gam...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Game Time

October 21, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public 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 hangout and play games in your Teen Room. Take your pick, video games and/or board games. All games are first come first serve. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

October 21, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - 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, play games, and more. ...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LEGOs at the Library

October 21, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public 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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

October 21, 2019
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Read with the Dogs

October 21, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. ...

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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Read with the Dogs

October 21, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Dogtime

October 21, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
  Relax and visit with therapy dogs and their owners. Learn about man's best friend and their work in our world today. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Fun to Be Fit!

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
FOR AGES 5-9 with caregiver. Fitness, exercise, and dance with Adrianne Pezzella. Free tickets at the Children's Desk starting at 3 p.m. Limit 50.  ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Kids' Coding Unplugged

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Kids will get an introduction to coding through fun hands on games and activities. Ages 5-9 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit and Crocheting Group

October 21, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public 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...
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 "All Ages" group.

Open Lab in the Creation Station

October 21, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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. ...
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Chess Club

October 21, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
The chess club is an opportunity to play friendly games of chess in a low-stress environment. Patrons of all ages and levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it! Chess boards and pieces will be provided. Registration is re...

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.

Monday Night Movies

October 21, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles....
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

October 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic - Drop In Session

October 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Technology Rescue

October 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.

Baby Rhyme and Sign

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...
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.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
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. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...
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.

Forty Carrots:Partners in Play

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
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 Youth Desk the day of the even...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Grant Workshop for Structural Modifications

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Will review structural and non-structural activities to reduce flood loss as well as a review of any current or potential Federal or State Grant opportunities available at this time. Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Commun...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Basics, Part 2

October 22, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Students who attend Part 1 will continue to research their family history on the second day in Part 2 during which the class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required. Brin...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Stories and More: Dave Moran Children's Music

October 22, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises to get your child excited and prepared for school.  Special programs: Oct. 8: Stretch and Grow Exercise Class Oct. 22: Dave Moran Children's Music Nov. 19: Wiggles and Giggles Early Lea...

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.

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

October 22, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...