Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Thursday Movies

December 20, 2018
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: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...

Crafty Things: Gift Wrapping Station

December 20, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Need a secret place to wrap presents? Come to our gift wrapping station stocked with paper, ribbons, and more! Can't make it to Crafty Things on Thursday afternoon? Stop by between December 17-22 with any gifts that need wrapping. We’ll have ...

Gulf Gate Spanish Conversation Group

December 20, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Loose lecture-oriented discussion group for people who are relatively familiar with their Apple devices. Make the most out of your iPhones and iPads! ...

Teen Room

December 20, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
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.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

December 20, 2018
3:00pm - 4:45pm
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...

Crafternoons

December 20, 2018
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Crafters of all types are welcome! (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, beading, scrapbooking, etc.) Bring your own materials and ask others for tips to complete your project. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Video Gaming and more!

December 20, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. Special appearances: September - Dash robot and GoPro cameras October - Microscope slide-viewing and VIVE Virtual Reality system November - D...

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

December 20, 2018
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Join us for a discussion about making the library a better place for teens! We will discuss programming, volunteering opportunities, and more. Snacks are provided, and the meeting can count toward volunteer hours if you are registered as a library vo...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Drop-in arts and crafts with a splash of science! All programs are free and recommended for ages 6 and  up. Children under 8 years old may require parent or caregiver assistance at some programs. Families and adults attending independently are a...

Family Movie Night

December 20, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly movie night the last Thursday of each month. Stop by the library or call to get the movie choice for this month. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. The meeting room can be chilly, so a light jacket or sweater is re...

Book Club

December 20, 2018
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join us each month for our book club! New to the group? Stop by the Information Services Desk or call 941-861-1360 to find out what book is selected for this month.  ...

Poetic Justice Learning Group

December 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

Drive-In Movie: The Santa Clause

December 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Join us in the parking lot of the Shannon Staub Library for a free showing of "The Santa Clause" on our big outdoor screen! Tune your radio to AM station 1710, and feel free to bring lawn chairs or relax in your parked car. ...

Maker Studio

December 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station
Event Description:
An open block of time for a tween takeover of the Creation Station equipment. Your tools include robots, circuitry kits, virtual reality, a 3D printer, and so much more! This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

VPL Holiday Concert with Amanda Mendon

December 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Description:
Soprano Amanda Mendon and pianist Jesse Martins return for another delightful evening of holiday cheer performing those holiday favorites.   ...

ArtCart

December 21, 2018
10:00am - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create. Current self-directed projects include: embroidery and friendship bracelets, beads, origami, mini artworks, crochet and color pencils.  Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Flipster and Access Video free databases

December 21, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Learn how to use two of the library's free databases to get free video from many of the major producers such as BBC, History Channel, PBS, Canadian Broadcasting, and more.  Plus, get familiar with Flipster for free access to major popular magazi...

Storytime

December 21, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...

meditation for beginners

December 21, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
In this one hour session you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you meditate effortlessly.  Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair.   ...

Fun To Be Fit Kids

December 21, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregivers to spend quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! For...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

December 21, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, 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. ...

Life After Downton

December 21, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...

Drawing Santa Faces

December 21, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
This is a guided drawing lesson for children ages 7-13 using Access Video on Demand Just for Kids: Art with Joy. Everyone will create a unique finished portrait of Santa. Art supplies provided. Registration is required and limited to 15 children.&nbs...

Board Game Tournament

December 21, 2018
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride and more. Recommended for ages 9 and up. ...

Winter Crafts

December 21, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Come and enjoy yourself at the library. Get a chance to create winter themed crafts and decorations for ages 2 to 11. Craft materials are provided by the Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...

Ask Jack

December 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...