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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 "Families" group.

Storytime Outdoors!

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
  STORYTIME IS BACK!   And this time we're headed for the great outdoors! Join us on the Suncoast Technical College lawn for a morning filled with stories, songs, and more.    Lawn chairs and blankets are&...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Free Tax Help

10:30am - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Details:
AARP is providing free tax help. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and concerns, ALL taxpayers are required to make an appointment to have their documents dropped off. There will be no client/counselor face-to-face tax preparation; tax preparati...
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: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Pick up the no sew hand sanitizer pouch to-go craft kit at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library or the Elsie Quirk Public Library. Then join us for a Zoom crafting morning to see how to do the craft live, chat wit...
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!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
TBA ...
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: Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
Please join us for a live performance of Fannie Lou Hamer, an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader, by Ms. Sheila Arnold. Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.  She was...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insur...
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Death Cafe of Venice

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information. Coffee and snacks provided.  ...
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: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Learn about free access to digital resources for entertainment available to Sarasota County library cardholders. To register and receive codes and information for Zoom, please email ningram@scgov.net ...

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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: Live Music, Virtual
Details:
One of the musical power couples in the Sarasota area. A native of North Carolina, violinist Jennifer Best Takeda currently serves as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Sarasota Orchestra, as well as violinist of the resident Sarasota Piano Quartet. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Spanish Learning Group

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Details:
Looking for  ...

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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.
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! ...
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.

Anime/Manga Club

4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Movies
Details:
Do you want to share your anime/manga obsession with other Otaku? Come to the club! We will enjoy talking about Japanese culture, eating Japanese snacks, and of course, watching anime! Come to the youth desk to sign up and fill out a permission slip....
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Preschool Time (LIVE)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Meet friends and share fun learning experiences in science, reading, music and more in these Live Zoom programs. Build confidence and attention skills for online classes and the professional world of the future while sparking curiosity...

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.

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

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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: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Details:
TBA ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cine Selby

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles. ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 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 "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, ...

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.

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 S...