Upcoming Events

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Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Drop-in crafts from around the world!   Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7: Make Valentine cards that light up or explore traditional Italian card styles. Feb. 21: Paint the famous Russian matryoshka dolls that fit inside each other....

Disclaimer(s)

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

Family Game Night

February 21, 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! ...

Book Club

February 21, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join us each month for our book club! New to the group? Stop by the Information Services Desk or call 941-861-1360 to find out what book is selected for this month.  ...

Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

February 21, 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....

Poetic Justice Learning Group

February 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

VPL Thursday Evening Films

February 21, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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. The world of competitive ballroom dancing, its rules and traditions, is the theme of the Australian romantic comedy "Strictly Ballroom" a...

French Club

February 22, 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.  ...

AARP Free Tax Help

February 22, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Study Room #140 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP is providing free tax help. It is requested that taxpayers bring photo ID, their Social Security card (or SSA 1099), and documentation to support their income and deductions. Call 941-861-1744 or visit the Shannon Staub Reference Desk to make ap...

ArtCart Celebrates Black History Month

February 22, 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:
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. ...

Story Time

February 22, 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: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy activities including music, movement, stories, crafts and games. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 22, 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

February 22, 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. ...

Introduction to Genealogy Research

February 22, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

February 22, 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. ...

AARP Tax Aide

February 22, 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...

Baby Time: Rhyme and Sign!

February 22, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
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...

Basic Conversational Spanish Class for Beginners

February 22, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Registration Required
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish i...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 22, 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...

Advanced Genealogy Research

February 22, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
The 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm genealogy session requires previous training from the introductory class at 10:30 am -12:30 pm. One on one research assistance will be available for advanced students. Students need names, dates, and locations ...

Ask Jack

February 22, 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. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Performances
Registration Required
Event Description:
Jazzlinks takes history off the page and makes it come alive!  Come join us to watch this collaboration between the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and The Jazz Club of Sarasota about the role of African Americans in U.S. history as reflecte...

Adult Craft Class - CANCELLED

February 22, 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: 18
Event Description:
Join us for a fun and informal craft class. ...

Isha Kria Meditation

February 22, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Find your inner peace with the Isha Foundation through Upa Yoga--gentle yoga techniques which can be done sitting or standing. All skill levels welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. ...

Teen Room

February 22, 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.

Adult Craft Workshop

February 22, 2019
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:
Trivet Time! Learn how to make a unique trivet for yourself or a friend! All supplies provided. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Registration begins Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. Call 941-861-1360 or stop by the Information Services Desk ...

Spanish Reading Group

February 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...

Teen Movies

February 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Fridays, Jan. 4 - April 19 at 3 p.m. with a break on Jan. 11 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...