Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

August 31, 2019
10:30am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Public 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

August 31, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public 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. ...

LEGOs at the Library

August 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public 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. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

August 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

September 2, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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. ...

Jacaranda Book Club

September 3, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

September 3, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public 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 ...

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

September 3, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public 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

September 3, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public 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

September 3, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 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! ...

Forty Carrots:Partners in Play

September 3, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Port Public 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: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
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 even...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

September 3, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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...

Chess Club

September 3, 2019
11:30am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
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Forty Carrots:Partners in Play

September 3, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Public 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: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
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 even...

Socrates Café

September 3, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...

Master Gardeners

September 3, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public 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...

Teen Café

September 3, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Teens will select issues of importance to them and help create a list of contemporary works which explore the issues they select. One issue will be discussed each month.  Between each program teens can choose to read one of the suggested bo...

After School Excitement

September 3, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Come create, play, or just relax at the library after school.  Our Teen Room is open from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. when school is in session for registered teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12.  Participants have access to our board and video gam...

Teen Board Games

September 3, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come to the teen room and choose from a variety of board games like Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Uno, Scattergories, Scrabble and more. ...

Tinker Tuesday

September 3, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public 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)

September 3, 2019
4:15pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public 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. ...

ASAP (Autism Spectrum Amazing Possibilities)

September 3, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational
Event Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids and teens on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! This is not a therapy session. ...

LEGO Club

September 3, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs
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.

Teen Book Club

September 3, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Event Description:
A monthly book club for teens and tweens! Our theme is international travel. Explore the world with us and learn about other cultures. This program is recommended for ages 11 - 18. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Tech Help w/Library's eBar Team

September 4, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
One-on-one technology help assistance. ...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

September 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...