Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Educational
Event Description:
Sarasota County Libraries and The Library Foundation for Sarasota County will host Professor Eric Klinenberg, author of the New York Times Bestseller Palaces For the People; How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the D...
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Adults, Children, and Teens can drop-in and pick up a free comic book while supplies last! ...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota 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, Special Events
Event Description:
Join us for our annual Free Comic Book Day celebration! Pick up your free comic book, then enjoy a craft to make here or take for home. All ages welcome! ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda 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: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
It's our annual Free Comic Book Day at Jacaranda Library!  All ages are invited to visit the library to pick out a free comic book and more! The comic book giveaway is one comic per person, while supplies last. ...

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

May 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education is 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 are available for older siblings to...

Storywalk

May 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...

ArtCart

May 4, 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:
Keep calm and create with self-directed arts and crafts projects.   Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

FCBD Marvel Marathon

May 4, 2019
10:00am - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Join other teens and tweens for an all day Marvel Movie Marathon on Free Comic Book Day 2019. Refreshments will be provided.  ...

Isha Kriya

May 4, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Isha Kriya is a simple 12-18 minute practice to help you become effortlessly meditative. Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation, and each one hour session can be done sitting in a chair. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games
Event Description:
Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book area. Enjoy a place to chill after walking around the Downtown Farmers Market! Cool toys for older kids including Gears and Brain Flake...

Conversation Cafe

May 4, 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. ...

CONVERSATION CAFE

May 4, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Purpose of Meeting
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....

Flowers for Mom Junior

May 4, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
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: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Learn about the Ikebana style of flower arranging as you create an arrangement for your Mom.  Flowers and vases are provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library.  You get to provide the imagination.   ...

Free Comic Book Day Anime Club

May 4, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
Join us for a selection of anime appropriate for all ages. ...

Tween STEM Club

May 4, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Description:
Ages 7-12. Each month has a new topic relating to Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math! Registration is required and light snack are served. ...

Free Comic Book Day Celebration

May 4, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Families, All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Creation Station, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
It's Free Comic Book Day at the Shannon Staub Library! Enjoy crafts, games, and free comic books (while supplies last). ...

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Trivia Tyrant Finality Exam

May 4, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
Take on the malevolent master of minutia as he returns to stump you with his trivia knowledge.  Not sure you're ready for the challenge.  He'll also fill you in on a variety of facts about everything from early comics to current video ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

May 4, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Event Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

Flowers for Mom Teen

May 4, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Learn about the Ikebana style of flower arranging as you create an arrangement for your Mom.  Flowers and vases are provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library.  You get to provide the imagination.   ...

Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Tournament

May 4, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Exert your gaming skills in the classic game, Smash Bros. Brawl, for the Wii gaming console.  Four players per 5 minute round, winners of each round square off in the championship round. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Purpose of Meeting
FCC amateur radio Technician Class license training course. Meets for 4 hours on 3 consecutive Saturdays. Covers all of the topics necessary for taking and passing the 35 question, multiple choice, FCC license exam. Testing is available at the librar...

Avengers: Infinity War

May 4, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies, Special Events
Event Description:
Enjoy free popcorn while you watch the smash hit, "Avengers: Infinity War".  The prequel to the current hit movie now in theaters. ...

LEGO Club

May 4, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Creations will be on display in the youth area for one week following the programs. LEGO pieces are provided by The Friends of Selby Publ...

Costume and Cosplay Contest

May 4, 2019
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Description:
Show off your best costume and assume the role.  Real person or fictional character.  Children will be judged on the personality of the performance as well as the accuracy to the character described.  Teens and adults will also be judg...

May the Fourth escape room

May 4, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Description:
May the Fourth Be With you as you solve puzzles and challenges to save an important droid! Ages 11+. Registration Required. Please fill in the form below to reserve your spot. ...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

May 6, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
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...