Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

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). ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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...

SHINE

May 6, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

ArtCart

May 6, 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:
Keep calm and create with self-directed arts and crafts projects.   Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Baby/Toddler Story Time: Mystery

May 6, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a traditional program of stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. For 0 to 30 months with caregivers. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

May 6, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
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)
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

May 6, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: 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...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
On 30 January, 1933, a few minutes after noon, Adolf Hitler was escorted into the office of Reich President von Hindenburg and formally named Chancellor of the German Republic, his first step on the road to absolute power. Please join David Carlso...

Genealogy Basics, Part 1

May 6, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Libra...

Literacy Council of Sarasota - ESOL Class

May 6, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
The Literacy Council of Sarasota English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class  - Registration required through The Literacy Council of Sarasota 941.955.0421 ...

Preschool Story Time: Mystery

May 6, 2019
11:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for stories, rhymes, and music. Concludes with a craft. For 2 1/2 to 5 years with caregivers. ...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

May 6, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: 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...

Partners in Play

May 6, 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...

Teen Room

May 6, 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 in Trio

May 6, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Event Description:
Jesse Martins, piano, along with Nadine Trudel, violoncello, and Milene Moreira, violin, will perform pieces from four famous operas in this afternoon treat. No reservations required.  ...

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

May 6, 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

May 6, 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.

LEGO Club

May 6, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGO, you provide the imagination. Duplo Blocks are available for younger children. Ages 2-12. ...