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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Almost One-Minute Book Reviews are a quick and easy ways to hear about new books at our libraries, from picture books to Young Adult!...
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 "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 #159 - 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 "Adults" group.

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Live Music
Details:
  Watch the Livestream of these events at the  Sarasota Music Archives Facebook page. or http://www.sarasotamusicarchive.org/ Sarasota Music Archive John Goodman Series 2021 Virtual Performances and a Series with ...
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 #159 - 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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Want to test your trivia prowess? Join us for online trivia using Zoom and Kahoot! These questions will challenge your brain and keep you entertained!   The theme for this week: Sarasota Centennial - Sarasota History!   Thi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Details:
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. February 17-  Napoleon in Egypt. Dr. Steven Derfler March 17-  Plantation Landscapes in pre- revolutionary Saint Domingue Rebecca J. Davis April 21-  2...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Sponsored by the Sarasota Audubon Society with the North Port Friends of Wildlife April 21, 2021 Blakiston’s Fish Owl: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl To Register, Click Here! Jonathan Slaght, wildlife biologis...
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...

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, 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.
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, 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...

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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals. In this webinar we'll cover:   • What type of design works best for your organization • How to create a website that drives toward your busin...
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: Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces “Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honoré Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota" as their 2021 One Book selection. Written by Frank A. Cassell the book details the true story of Bertha Palm...
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: Art Displays & Exhibits, Centennial, Lectures, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Details:
Join Baila Miller, as she shares the history of how Bertha Palmer orchestrated the Women's Pavilion for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Registration is required.   This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you regist...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Decorate giant individual puzzle pieces with images of Sarasota landmarks and wildlife. Plus, draw on a big group mural about Sarasota County. Limit 15. Both children and parents must be registered separately to attend. ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
Decorate giant individual puzzle pieces with images of Sarasota landmarks and wildlife. Plus, draw on a big group mural about Sarasota County. Limit 15. Both children and parents must be registered separately to attend. ...
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: Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Play the classic role-playing game with a new group of players/adventurers. Overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, and discover long forgotten treasures. Dungeons & Dragons has helped hone critical and creative thinking for over...
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: Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "The Ringmaster's Wife" by Kristy Cambron.  An ounce of courage. A split-second leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life--one that's reimagined from what they might ...
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...

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

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub 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, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
  Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!    #newadult ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Blues on the Lawn

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Live Music, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Details:
Join us for Blues on the Lawn at the Shannon Staub Library! This will be an outdoor socially distanced live musical performance. The program will be held on the lawn to the left side of the library building, near the Meeting Room and our we...
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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Watch your Sarasota County Library favorites share a storytime designed with your little one's learning needs in mind! This alphabet storytime series can be viewed on-demand whenever you'd like.    Click here view the whole series of ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
The children read a book ahead of time. The book is then discussed during the meeting for characters, themes and how it is applicable to their life. This month we will be discussing EngiNerds by Jarrett Lerner. This program is intended for ages 7-...