Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

December 15, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...

Read with the Dogs

December 15, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, 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. Program for Ages 2-8, dogs provided by S...

Conversation Cafe

December 15, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

SNOW GLOBES: D.I.Y. (Do-It-Yourself) Time!

December 15, 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm
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...

Polar Express Party

December 15, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Movies, Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a fun filled morning as we watch the movie "The Polar Express" with crafts and snacks. Pajamas are welcome! ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

December 15, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Event Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

Gift Wrapping

December 15, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Take your wrapping skills to the next level using our ribbon, paper, Cricut machine and more. ...

LEGO Club

December 15, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team.  We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.  We provide Duplo Blocks for younger siblings. ...

LEGO Club

December 15, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Death Cafe of Venice

December 15, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information. Coffee and snacks provided compliments of Kays, Ponger & Uselton funeral homes & cremation services. ...

Birth to Five: Words Alive!

December 15, 2018
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Come and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind! Every Third Saturday @ 3:00pm ! ...

ArtCart

December 17, 2018
10:00am - 7:45pm
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. ...

SHINE

December 17, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

SHINE Counseling

December 17, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

December 17, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
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...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant...

Adult Coloring Group

December 17, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...

iPhones and iPads for Beginners

December 17, 2018
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
 Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be ple...

Jim Wellen Trio

December 17, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Event Description:
Local Saxophonist Jim Wellen, along with Dave Trefethen on guitar and Vince Evans on bass, will play selections from the Great American Songbook and perhaps a few holiday ditties as well. Enjoy the performance sponsored by the Friends of the Venice L...

Teen Room

December 17, 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. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

December 17, 2018
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting 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. ...

Read with the Dogs

December 17, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
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 interaction. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Knit and Crocheting Group

December 17, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
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...

Family Fun Time

December 17, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Spend time with your family and enjoy your favorite board games, toys and crafts. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

December 17, 2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
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. ...

Monday Night Movies

December 17, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles. ...

Camera Club

December 17, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Purpose of Meeting
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