Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Let's Get Crafty

February 26, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Enjoy participating in a simple craft activity in a  relaxed, group setting.Participants enjoy chatting together, helping one another and sharing ideas.  ...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

February 26, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...

Meet the Author: Jonathan F. Putnam

February 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Description:
Author Jonathan F. Putnam will talk about his "Lincoln and Speed" mystery series. His newest novel "Final Resting Place," transports us to the summer of 1838, and Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. Springfield's ...

Chess Club

February 26, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

North Port Poetry Club

February 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Purpose of Meeting
OUR WRITING CLUB IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALWAYS FREE. WE INVITE ALL WRITERS OF ALL LEVELS TO JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR POEMS, SHORT STORIES, AND ESSAYS WITH A NONJUDGMENTAL, NON-CRITIQUING GROUP OF PUBLISHED AND NON-PUBLISHED WRITERS IN AND AROUND ...

Master Gardeners

February 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
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? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

One Book One community Book Discussion

February 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
Event Description:
Book discussion for the One Book One Community selection for 2019: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.  by David Grann.  Discussion led by Mona Herman the One Book Coordinator for Sarasota Count...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogues : New Zealand

February 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Dr. Ken Erb, Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University, will take us on a slide-illustrated travelogue of the snowcapped mountains, glacier-fed rivers and lakes, small towns and local attractions of New Zealand. ...

iPads for Beginners: Part 2

February 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available fo...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

February 26, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Tuesday Movies

February 26, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

AARP Tax Help

February 26, 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 26, 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.

Teen Writers Circle

February 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...

Board Game Time

February 26, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, January-May 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Middle School Service Club

February 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

Tinker Tuesday

February 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

February 26, 2019
4:15pm - 6:30pm
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:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...

LEGOs at the Library

February 26, 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. ...

Cine Selby

February 26, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles. ...

Lego Club

February 26, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Page to Screen Book Club

February 26, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Event Description:
Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to join us the last Tuesday of each month for our Page to Screen Tween Book Club!  Stop by the Youth Dept. to pick up a list of upcoming books, then read the book ahead of time before watching the movie. Kids can dis...

Adult Coloring Group

February 26, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...

Teen Advisory Board

February 26, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
Join the Teen Advisory Board to make a difference at your local library and get community service hours. Make decisions about upcoming teen events, the Teen Zone, and the YA collection. Snacks will be provided! All in grades 6-12 are welcome ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Advisory Board

February 26, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Earn community service hours while you help shape the future of the library.  Create, develop, execute, and lead programs and activities.  Influence collection and service decisions.  Free pizza!  Open to grades 6 - 12. ...

Venice Naturally

February 26, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
To educate the community and gain support for our mission, which is to preserve our wildlife by helping restore, protect and enhance greenspace via a science-based, targeted development of habitat....