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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
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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
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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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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 103
Details:
Join Baila Miller for a program on how Bertha Palmer changed the art world when she started buying French Impressionist paintings.  You should receive a confirmation email within minutes of registering. Please ...
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.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
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Local noted archaeologist, Maranda A. Kles, PhD., discusses the women who shaped the archaeology of Sarasota County from Prehistoric to the Present. She will explore the populations who lived here before European contact and some notable wo...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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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.
This event is in the "Families" group.
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Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Centennial, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
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Exchange plants from your garden with other members of the community at the Jacaranda Public Library. Plants may be brought in bags, pots, cups, and yogurt or other containers. We'll meet at tables set up between the library and the pond, where we...

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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 "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.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Details:
4-H has been around for more than 100 years. In celebration of the Sarasota County Centennial, join us to learn about sustainability and what 4-H is about then and now. Learn how 4-H provides "learn by doing" experiences that increase knowledge, deve...
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
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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
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Learn about the impact of Bertha Palmer and her family on the development of the Sarasota County area, as told by Bertha's biographer Frank A. Cassell, and Bertha herself (Kathryn Chesley).   Dr. Frank A. Cassell is Professor Emeritus and ...
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 "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
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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 "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 "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.

Still Life Cracker Fair

All Day 5/17 - 5/30
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk 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: Art Displays & Exhibits, Centennial, Educational
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Visit Elsie Quirk Library's non-fiction area and see a variety of residents and organizations from the local community represented on photo posters.  Each poster has multiple images representing the person or group along with a QR code that link...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Re-Imagining Overtown

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Details:
For many in Sarasota, the Rosemary District may seem like a new addition to the community. However, this area has a long history and was once known as Overtown – Sarasota’s earliest black community. Join Historical Resources’ Collections Curator, ...
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Discussion Groups, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Details:
Gold Stars in Sarasota's Black Families Renee James Gilmore talks with the friends and family members of military troops who gave their lives in the name of freedom. The ultimate sacrifice was made by many of Sarasota's people ...
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: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through a live, virtual appointment.  Tech Tuesdays via Zoom is a one-on-one session with a library staff member.  Questions can be about how to use a device, how to a...
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: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Make time for the classics. Join librarians and fellow readers to discuss different books each month.   May's text: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë ...
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 "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 "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: 16
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: Centennial Edition: Underwater in Sarasota Bay!  ...