Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Knit and Crocheting Group

May 1, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit and crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! Bring your own yarn and needles. Supplies provided for beginners. ...

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Learn to speak common Spanish phrases in a fun, relaxed environment.  This 8 week course is designed for adult beginners who have little or no background in Spanish.  You will learn Spanish vocabulary for meeting other people and greetings,...

Adult Coloring Lounge

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included. ...

Computer Basics, Part 2 of 2

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
After completing the Computer Basics, Part 1, the student is ready to use the skills learned to access software and learn about Toolbars and Ribbons. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. How to use File: names, folders, an...

Socrates Café

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

May 1, 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. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

May 1, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

eBook Appointment

May 1, 2019
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audio books onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Apple or Amazon login information when nece...

Complete Streets Savvy Bicycle Safety

May 1, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Lectures
Event Description:
The Florida Bicycle Association will present a talk about general bicycle safety and best practices for both motorists and cyclists, with an emphasis on how to share the road. Florida statutes and lane positioning will also be discussed.  ...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

May 1, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Basic Intro to Photo Scanning

May 1, 2019
1:00pm - 2:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Br...

eBook Appointment

May 1, 2019
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audio books onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Apple or Amazon login information when nece...

Literacy

May 1, 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 ...

Teen Room

May 1, 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.

Youth Chess Club

May 1, 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)
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! Recommended for ages 8+. All skill levels welcome! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Read With The Dogs

May 1, 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

May 1, 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. ...

Lego Club

May 1, 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. For ages 4 and up. ...

Teen Gaming Nights

May 1, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come challenge other teens in a variety of electronic and board games. Refreshments will be provided and no advance sign up is required. ...

LEGO Club

May 1, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
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. ...

Baby Time: Superheroes

May 2, 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.

eBook Appointment

May 2, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn to download library eBooks and audio books onto your device. For the twenty minute appointment, you will need your library card number and pin number, have your device charged, and know your Apple or Amazon login information when nece...

Yak and Yarn

May 2, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on. ...

Classroom on Wheels

May 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
meeting ...

Master Gardener plant Clinic

May 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Study Room C-William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Master Gardener Plant Clinic: Have experienced and trained gardeners answer your botanical questions from every first and third Thursday morning in study room C.  ...

E-Help with Bob

May 2, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Creation Station - 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. ...

ArtCart

May 2, 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:
Keep calm and create with self-directed arts and crafts projects.   Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...