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Storytime

11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us at the North Port Library for the return of storytimes! Singing, dancing and stories guaranteed!      ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Join other teens for the Teen Summer Film Series. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. All movies are PG-13. No advance sign up is required. Invite you friends. Marvel Origins Monday 7/19 - Iron Man / 2008 PG-1...
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.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
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, ...

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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.
This event is in the "Families" group.
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), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is l...

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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.

e-Help

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Bring a few questions and your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Space and staff are limited.   We also have access to many Digital Library Tutorials, which include amazing online guides (video and typed). These tutorials include: e-B...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Scratch Coding with Rohan

07/28/2021 @ 2:00pm - 07/30/2021 @ 3:15pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Join Scratch whiz kid, Rohan, to learn how to code games and animations. Recommended for beginners ages 8-13. Email htweed@scgov.net to register. Visit scratch.mit.edu and set up your free account. ...
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.

Art Space

3:30pm - 5:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Details:
Enjoy making art with a variety of materials. Supplies and space are available on a first-come, first -served basis. A special project will be featured each week. ...

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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.
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Library Mini Golf

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Games
Details:
Grab a score card and test your skill at our Library Mini Golf Course created by library patrons and staff.  Fun, challenging holes will be located throughout the library.  Add your name to the leaderboard! Everyone welcome. ...
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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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 "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: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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! In July, our theme is International Settings. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of...

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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.

Yak and Yarn

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room - 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 "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.

Family Story Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
For ages 2-8.  Join us for Family Story Time.  Enjoy stories, movement activities, songs and more at this early literacy program. ...
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: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
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...

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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 "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Details:
Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities! Recommended for ages 3-5. Registration is required. Please register your family as one unit. Space may be limited...

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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.

Preschool Yoga

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Join certified instructor Sheila Blake for yoga poses with fun active storytelling and creative movement. Limit 24 per class. Please only sign up for one time per date and bring your own mats. Masks are recommended. PLEASE SIGN UP EVERY PERSON W...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Join artist, Donna Wissinger, as she weaves a piper's spell with her golden flute in this interactive program "Pied Piper and Other Fantastic Tales". Students will be drawn into a musical, magical world of active listening while learning musical...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Join other teens for the Teen Summer Film Series. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. All movies are PG-13. No advance sign up is required. Invite you friends. Marvel Origins Monday 7/19 - Iron Man / 2008 PG-1...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Preschool Yoga

11:15am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
Join certified instructor Sheila Blake for yoga poses with fun active storytelling and creative movement. Limit 24 per class. Please only sign up for one time per date and bring your own mats. Masks are recommended. PLEASE SIGN UP EVERY PERSON W...

Disclaimer(s)

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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Quirky Knitters

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Details:
Bring your projects, patterns, and questions to Elsie Quirk Library and join the Quirky Knitters for an afternoon of knitting and crochet.  All skill levels welcome.  Registration is not required, so come on in to knit and chat! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Tap into your imagination to make fantastical objects. In this program you can make stunning mermaid shell necklaces and fascinating dragon eye magnets using various materials. Online registration is required.  ...

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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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, Special Events
Details:
Go on a hunt, test your knowledge and skill, and listen to true bizarre tales, told by those who experienced them.  Winners will get a prize!  Sessions start every 15 minutes.  Teams are recommended and should report to the Teen Cen...

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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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Details:
Play digital games with Wii, Nintendo Switch and Playstation consoles. ...