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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.
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
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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 "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.

Socrates Cafe

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Details:
Murder at the Library: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie with Marie Benedict Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Zoom This book is available without a waitlist from April 1 to 31. Visit our digital book collection&...
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.
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 "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.

Fun to be Fit OUTDOORS!

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Join us on the lawn for preschool music and exercise with "Fun to be Fit" instructor Adrianne Pezzella. Please bring a towel or mat as there will be none provided. Registration is required at scgov.net ahead of time. Limit 40.  Both children and...
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 "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 "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.
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 "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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
In this virtual walking tour we take you on a journey through the early history of Sarasota, from settlement to countyhood. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Need help booking your COVID vaccine appointment? Our Cyber-Seniors Mentors are happy to help you navigate the process with a one-on-one tech call. You can go HERE to find a time slot that works for you, or call 844-217-3057. ...
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.
Registration
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: 19
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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Walking Trails of North Port Grab & Go Bag

05/01/2021 @ 10:00am - 05/15/2021 @ 10:00am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
Stop by the North Port Library and pick up a grab and go bag highlighting the wonderful walking trails of the city of North Port. Bag includes maps and information on the trails, as well as a reusable water bottle to keep you hydrated while you are e...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...
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: Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Details:
NASA Ambassador Linda McKenna will have a special guest presenter to discuss archaeology! Dr Sam Stein and Mili Rajic are archaeologists in England with over 45 years of experience between them. But worry not! They are no where near as old as the ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
LEGO Fans! What have you been building? Meet up with other LEGO fans and show off what you've been up to! Ms. JoAnne at Selby Public Library will also have something cool to show off, which might be part of her latest "I Spy" display. This vi...

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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
In this virtual walking tour we take you on a journey through the early history of Sarasota, from settlement to countyhood. ...
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 "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: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Virtual
Details:
Join us for a narrated photographic look at the history of the Elsie Quirk Public Library from the 1920's, well before its construction, to present day.  Cris Walton, Elsie Quirk's longest standing staff member provides the information from her ...
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, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...