Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

After School Gaming

February 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Kids are welcome to start the weekend right with some after school gaming!  Bring your own or choose from our library of board, card, role playing, or Wii video games.  Local gaming store "The Magician's Forge" brings new games monthly.&nbs...

GARDEN Club

February 23, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Storytelling and learning activities to inspire the green thumb in everyone! *Registration is required as space and materials are limited to 12 participants* ...
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
The Plant Clinic meets in the library lobby. 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 th...

AARP Income Tax Assistance

February 23, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...

Conversation Cafe

February 23, 2019
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! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Upa Yoga

February 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Upa Yoga is a good starting point for those who are new to yoga, and it can be used as a preparation for other yoga practices. These 90 minute sessions are offered by the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences. ...

Gulf Gate Dungeon and Dragons Club

February 23, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
You've seen it on Stranger Things. Now play it with other teens. The group is open to beginners and advanced players. If you have a desire to DM, we are definitely looking for you. Please contact Robert at the library for more details. ...

Making Shadow Puppets Workshop

February 23, 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Puppet making workshop with Ann Roddy, Asian Collections Curator and Research Specialist at the Elling Eide Center. In tandem with the exhibit Standing Tall, Flying High in the Rotunda. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

AARP Tax Help

February 23, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Yoga Safari

February 23, 2019
11:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Storytimes
Event Description:
Explore yoga with stories and a craft to promote mindfulness, listening skills and kindness. For ages 5-8 attending independently.     ...

AARP Tax Aide

February 23, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
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. ...

Maker Studio

February 23, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub 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)
Program Type: Creation Station
Event Description:
An open block of time for a tween takeover of the Creation Station equipment. Your tools include robots, circuitry kits, virtual reality, a 3D printer, and so much more! This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Creation Station: Dash Robots

February 23, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Learn basic coding skills with the DASH robots! For tweens and teens ages 9-18. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Movies
Event Description:
Film Screening: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Puppet Master, in tandem with Standing Tall, Flying High exhibition in the Rotunda. Presented by the Elling Eide Center. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Great Decisions Group Discussion

February 25, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from January 28 through March 25 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics featured in the annual briefin...

AARP Tax Aide

February 25, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax Help ...

SHINE

February 25, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
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...

ArtCart Celebrates Black History Month

February 25, 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. ...

Baby/Toddler Story Time

February 25, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For 0 to 30 months with caregivers. Join us for a traditional program of stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 25, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

February 25, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
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...

Android Device Workshop

February 25, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Bring your Android phones and tablets plus your questions on how to use them and why they do what they do to this workshop. Please register below or by calling 941-861-1230. ...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

February 25, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...

Genealogy

February 25, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

AARP Tax Aide

February 25, 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. ...

Pre-School Story Time

February 25, 2019
11:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For 2 1/2 to 5 years with caregivers. Join us for stories, rhymes, and music. Concludes with a craft. ...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

February 25, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
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...