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Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...

Breakspot Lunch

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Purpose of Meeting
Summer lunch for people 18 years old and under. ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Staff from Sarasota County Historical Resources share ideas for ways that you can preserve your treasured items at home. You will learn the steps to take to protect your family’s history as well as get some tips and tricks for making it a f...
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.

Knit and Stitch Club

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station
Details:
Join us for a fun and relaxing meeting. All stitch types are welcome: sewing, quilting, embroidery, crochet and knitting to name a few. Bring your current project or questions and we'll share and work together. Open to all ages. Children under 1...

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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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Details:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For ages 4 and up. ...
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Facebook Live Storytime

10:00am - 10:15am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Read, learn, and grow with us! Join us online for a Facebook Live Virtual Storytime. Come and join your favorite librarian from one of our 10 branches! Missed this event? No problem, visit SRQCountyPlay on Facebook for archived videos. ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Time: Back to School

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-1 years old. ...

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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, Virtual
Details:
Cooking with herbs and spices not only adds flavor to your recipes, but they can also help you to reduce the amount of salt, fat and even sugar you might add into your recipe. This class discusses ways to use herbs and spices, how to properly store t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Yak and Yarn

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 1-3. ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Story Time: Back to School

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-5. ...

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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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Mo invites you into his studio for another game of Super Bounce, this time with special game pieces. To download today's activity page, click here.   ...

Breakspot Lunch

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Purpose of Meeting
Summer lunch for people 18 years old and under. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Come and join the book discussion group on the first Thursday of the month. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Details:
Imagine yourself in the Creation Station with this adult summer crafting club! June 4: Express yourself with an acrylic pour July 2: Entangle yourself with meditative doodling  August 6: Engrave yourself with the Glowforge laser cutter&...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Details:
Join library staff and fellow county residents for online chess. All skill levels are welcome! Register for an account for chess.com to participate. To join our chess club, email Robert at rcamastro@scgov.net with the subject line “Online C...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Enjoy a wide range of movies from the classics to the recently released. Short intro precedes film. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
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 "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Preschool Time

10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Details:
Join us for a weekly Preschool Time for ages 2.5 to 5!  Each week will feature a different activity/event. Some events may have limited seating. Stop by the youth department to pick up a detailed list of activities.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Chess Club

11:30am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs
Details:
Weekly meeting of local chess enthusiasts. Join in the fun! Questions? Call Heather at 941-861-1273. ...
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...