Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Black History Through Literature Series

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
A variety of writings and speeches will be reviewed and presented by Ed Dwyer, Phd. Wed 6 Feb- Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Wed 13 Feb- Toni Morrison: The Origin of Others (Harvard lecture series)&n...

Word Weavers

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
writers group ...

Literacy

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Outreach
Event Description:
literacy ...

Overfalls Lightship

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Learn about coastal maritime history with Dave Bernheisel.  He will share the process that the Overfalls Foundation went through to restore the Overfalls Lightship. A lightship is a floating lighthouse. It had all the features of a lighthou...

AARP Tax Help

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Teen Room

February 20, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: 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, 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.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

February 20, 2019
2:45pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Diggers Club

February 20, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Join us the third Wednesday of every month to learn about gardening and the environment. Experience a deeper enjoyment of our library’s Reading Garden through crafts, experiments, interactive activities and more. Explore your “natural” creativity and...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Youth Chess Club

February 20, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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:
Chilldren, tweens, and teens will get the opportunity to learn how to play! ...

Read With The Dogs

February 20, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate 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 program is for reading c...

Growing Young readers and Writers

February 20, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club where reading and writing are fun! Using nature to inspire us as readers and writers. For ages 6 and up. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do. This class is aimed at the Medium to Advanced User. It's also primarily for those with Android devices or Windows 10 computers. Bring your ...

Teen Volunteer Orientation 2019

February 20, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
All teens interested in volunteering at the Jacaranda Library can learn the ropes in this group orientation. Submit an online volunteer application through scgov.net/volunteer, select LJAC Teen Team Volunteer as your Opportunity. You can start volunt...

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)

February 20, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For ages 11-18.  Join the Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) and share ideas for upcoming library programs for teens. ...

Gulf Gate Anime Club

February 20, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
Do you have a love of anime, manga, or comics? Then come to the next Anime Club meeting. Refreshments will be provided.  ...

Lego Club

February 20, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the legos you provide the imagination. Ages 4+. ...

Open Sew

February 20, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Visit our open sewing lab to use the library's sewing machines to work on projects or practice your sewing skills. Our instructor is available for guidance and questions. Space and supplies are limited. ...

Teen Open Lab in the Creation Station

February 20, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Find yourself through arts and crafts with new and old technology. Teens and tweens take over the Creation Station upstairs and work on a variety of cool self-directed projects. Drop in and explore equipment including sewing machines, a microsco...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Laughter Yoga

February 20, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Event Description:
Laughter Yoga ...

Evening Book Club

February 20, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...

Time Sifters Archaeological Program

February 20, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month:  Research Updates on the Chaco Canyon Phenomenon Dr. John Kantner For more information visit timesifters.org ...

Baby Time: Birthdays

February 21, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Gulf Gate Library Poetry Workshop

February 21, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Be a better poet by working with other poets. Join the poetry workshop, led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association. Bring copies of an original poem to distribute. After rea...

E-Help with Bob

February 21, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...

Wisdom of Women

February 21, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
Women's discussion group on a variety of topics...

AARP Tax Help

February 21, 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. ...

ArtCart Celebrates Black History Month

February 21, 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. ...