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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.

Fun Fridays: Learn and Play

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
A variety of fun learning activities geared for toddlers. All ages are welcome. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Come to the youth desk 30 minutes before the program for a ticket. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español, Technology Instruction
Details:
Tech Instruction in Spanish/ Outreach ...
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.

Genealogy for Beginners

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Learn how to research and document your ancestors using online genealogical resources. No prior research experience is necessary. We will begin with you and your immediate family. Having names and locations, along with birth, marriage and death...

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Purpose of Meeting
Good Bacteria: There are critters, many unseen or barely noticed, that live along side us. Is it possible to get rid of them all? Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus are other examples of good bacteria—what do they do?...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Teen Room- North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Creativity Unleashed!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Details:
An event where you can unleash your inner artist!  Be free to create anything using any supplies, your only limit is your imagination!  ...
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: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Details:
This month's book is Night of the Living Worms by Dave Coverly. Snacks and drinks will be served. Please pick up a copy of the book at the youth desk to read before the meeting. For children ages 7-9. Registration is required. ...
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: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Sarasota Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Get your spooky on! We'll be playing a skeletal tabletop roleplaying game, appropriate for ages 7-12. Registration is required, as space is limited. We will be playing Numbskulls, a spooky, slapstick game designed to played with people of all ag...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Join us at the North Port Library for a Saturday morning session on crafting spooky tales. Jeffrey Shuster is a graduate of UCF with a MFA in creative writing. He will guide participants through the elements of crafting a good scary story. Are you up...

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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.

Anime Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Teen Room- North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games
Details:
Come join us in the Teen Room and enjoying anime, manga, and Japanese snacks! Ages 13-18 are welcome! This week we will be watching Spy x Family and creating our very own kokeshi dolls.  ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Movies, Special Events
Details:
Everyone knows the best time to watch cartoons is Saturday morning, and you can join us for different cartoons on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month! October 8: Adventure Time October 22: Gravity Falls ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Events, Voting
Details:
Early Voting in the Community Room at Venice Library from October 24 through November 6, 2022. ...
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: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
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 limited...
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: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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 limited...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Story Time Room - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Music, movement, visual literacy and language development in a fun class that teaches social skills aimed at preschoolers.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Cirque D'Book

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Librarian Rob Camastro leads a monthly book discussion group called Cirque D'Book.  A different book title is chosen every month to explore.  Cirque D'Book will meet on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  R...
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: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
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 limited...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
Bringing a baby into the world can fill our hearts with joy and love, and our minds with questions and wonder. Join other families navigating the newborn phase in a supportive, fun, informative group and explore topics that are relevant to you and yo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adult Gaming Afternoon

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Details:
Join us for a social afternoon of exciting, and sometimes challenging games as a group or pairs. Come prepared for fun and feel free to bring a friend and share an enjoyable time at the North Port Library! ...

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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Hangout

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
Details:
Come hang out with your friends in the Teen Room at the Venice Public Library. When Blaise, the Teen Librarian, is in there will be crafts, video games, board games and more!  Sometimes Blaise isn't in, so the activities will not be available...