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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
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...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(2 years -5 Years old): We are started a new program with The Ringling called “Roar! with Forty Carrots”.  This virtual program is a collaborative partnership between Forty Carrots and The Ringling Museum.  The FREE virtual group, via ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
  Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!  ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

First Friday Film Series

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Details:
On the first Friday afternoon of the month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Primary Readers EE

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Primary Readers EE ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Watch this video to learn more about the Explore Your World backpack kit. Dr. Katherine Clements, ecology and natural resources educator from University of Florida IFAS Extension Sarasota County explains why the backpack was developed, what it contai...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Chair yoga is appropriate for individuals that may not be able to get on the floor, have injuries that restrict some movements or those seated at a work desk. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(1-5 years old) a FREE group hosted via the ZOOM platform featuring a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities. A magical time where parents and children play, learn and discover together. The Zoom ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
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. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Ask a Teenager

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Looking for assistance with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop? Technology help is available in the Osprey Library on Saturday afternoons.  Bring your own device, or use the library's public computers. Reservations are suggested, but dr...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Details:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Games, Movies
Details:
Please check the Teen Zone calendar flyer for more program information. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
LEGO Fans! What have you been building? Meet up with other LEGO fans and show off what you've been up to! Ms. JoAnne at Selby Public Library will also have something cool to show off, which might be part of her latest "I Spy" display. This vi...

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Chair yoga is appropriate for individuals that may not be able to get on the floor, have injuries that restrict some movements or those seated at a work desk. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Libby is a fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. With Libby, you can browse, borrow, and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks!  Read more about it HERE  and   HERE   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Chair yoga is appropriate for individuals that may not be able to get on the floor, have injuries that restrict some movements or those seated at a work desk. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(1-5 years old) a FREE group hosted via the ZOOM platform featuring a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities. A magical time where parents and children play, learn and discover together. The Zoom ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

SHINE MEDICARE

10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Details:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Medicare Counselor.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
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...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Parents of newborns to 7 months of age. Forty Carrots will now be offering this group via a ZOOM platform. Each group will have a special topic, opportunities to discuss snuggles and struggles, connect virtually with others, and finish with a Forty C...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Spanish Learning Group

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Details:
Looking for  ...

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