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This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
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Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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: Clubs, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Are you a birder or do you want to be one? Come to our meet-up at the Shannon Staub Library Pond! Novices and experts are welcome. Barbara Lockhart will help identify birds and teach you how to slow down and observe the world around you.  We ...
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.

Birds of Sarasota County

10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
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: Centennial, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Details:
Join Venice Audubon Society's Eileen Gerle for a virtual journey highlighting the Birds of Sarasota County. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information about using...

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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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a financial blow to many U.S. individuals and families. Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available. Learn budgeting tips and tricks to help you plan ahead and meet your monthly financia...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Details:
Join Calvin A. Ramsey for a discussion about his inspiration and research process to write books and plays about the Civil Rights Movement, and learn about his upcoming book regarding Emma E. Booker, the influential African American Educator in Saras...

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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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines brings hope to many, especially those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers who have been critically impacted by the pandemic. Learn more about what you...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
PLANit Sarasota Director Thomas Williams talks with Earl Young of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Molly Swift from the Selby Foundation about the various resources to pay for college.    Education...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

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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:
Join Dr. Samuel Wheeler, State Historian in Illinois history, to learn about the controversial life of Mary Todd Lincoln and the role she played in her husband's rise to prominence. He specializes in the history of the Prairie State, the Civil War...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

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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 "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.

Earth Day Grab and Go Craft (For Kids)

04/19/2021 @ 10:00am - 04/30/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Visit the Children's Department to pick up an Earth Day Grab and Go Craft, while supplies last.   ...
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: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
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 in the...

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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 "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.

Music with Miss Bobbi

11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Live Music, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Details:
Learn new songs with professional music teacher, Ms. Bobbi! Bobbi's goal is to help children develop a love of singing and express themselves through music!   This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent ...
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: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
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 in the...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 61
Details:
A presentation on the Ringling Winter Quarters and how the circus community became (and remains) a rich sector of the community throughout the county. Part of Sarasota County's Centennial Celebration.  This virtual program will be hosted in Z...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Join us online for a virtual intro to 3D design!   #newadult ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Centennial, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Details:
Florida history isn’t something that just happens to other people. Based in part on Dr. Neile’s book Only in Florida (History Press), you will learn how to tell your own story and that of your family, in workshop or performance/lecture form...
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: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through a live, virtual appointment.  Tech Tuesdays via Zoom is a one-on-one session with a library staff member.  Questions can be about how to use a device, how to a...
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: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Details:
Learn about the impact of Bertha Palmer and her family on the development of the Sarasota County area, as told by Bertha's biographer Frank A. Cassell, and Bertha herself (Kathryn Chesley).   Frank A. Cassell is Professor Emeritus and Pres...
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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Calling all families with readers: Our dog friends from the Suncoast Humane Society are returning to the library, and they want you to read to them...outdoors! These gentle furry friends are certified pet therapy dogs, and children are encour...
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Calling all families with readers: Our dog friends from the Suncoast Humane Society are returning to the library, and they want you to read to them...outdoors! These gentle furry friends are certified pet therapy dogs, and children are encour...
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: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Poet and writing instructor Avni Vyas (she/her) will read from her latest collection Little God, coming out this fall from Burrow Press. Avni will discuss the composition and revision process, as well as the influences informing the poems. Audie...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Make time for the classics. Join librarians and fellow readers to discuss different books each month.   April's text: Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ...