Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Partners in Play

February 25, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, 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...

Genealogy

February 25, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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: 3
Event Description:
The 1-3 p.m. genealogy classes require completion of one of the introductory classes given from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the advertised dates.  The advanced afternoon classes include one-on-one assistance in genealogy research. ...

chess club

February 25, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
playing chess ...

AARP Tax Help

February 25, 2019
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Teen Room

February 25, 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.

Opera Tunes: Afternoon Arias and Songs

February 25, 2019
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Live Music
Event Description:
Natalie Almeter will perform arias and songs in multiple languages accompanied by Sarasota Opera's Youth Opera Music Director Jesse Martins  ...

AARP Income Tax Assistance

February 25, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
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. ...

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

February 25, 2019
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference 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

February 25, 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: 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 interactions. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Knit and Crocheting Group

February 25, 2019
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...

Anime/Manga Club

February 25, 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Movies
Event Description:
Do you want to share your anime/manga obsession with other Otaku? Come to the club! We will enjoy talking about Japanese culture, eating Japanese snacks, and of course, watching anime! Come to the youth desk to sign up and fill out a permission slip....

Open Lab in the Creation Station

February 25, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
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. ...

LEGOs at the Library

February 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Monday Night Movies

February 25, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles....
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, ...

Teen Gaming Nights

February 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
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. ...

Popcorn Book Club Movie: Matilda

February 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Watch your book club book come alive on the big screen! This month we are reading Matilda by Roald Dahl and then watching the movie at the end of the month!   ...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic - Drop In Session

February 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota 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? Drop in to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are ...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

February 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
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 the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...

Technology Rescue

February 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

AARP Tax Help

February 26, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax Help. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed. ...

ArtCart Celebrates Black History Month

February 26, 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 Rhyme & Sign Time

February 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

February 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
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)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
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. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

40 Carrots: Partners in Play

February 26, 2019
10:15am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
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 Youth Desk the day of the event.

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Family Stories and More: Fun to Be Fit Kids

February 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” An Estuary Science Program will be hel...