Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Art Club

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
This class meets the third Saturday of each month, and provides arts and crafts projects for kids ages 6-12. Each month will feature a new project! Registration is required, snacks are provided. ...

Creation Station Saturday: Ex*STREAM*ly SURREAL!

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
For kids and teens ages 6-17. Explore the exSTREAMly fascinating art of Surrealism and fabricate your own strange and amazing creations out of everyday objects, cast-off toys, and a variety of interesting images! Parents/caregivers are welc...

Button Making for Music Lovers

July 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Do you love music? Drop in and create your own pin-back button to show your appreciation. All ages welcome, supplies provided! ...

Build It!

July 23, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games
Description:
Drop in to play and create with different materials each week. June 11: Brain Flakes June 18: Gears! Gears! Gears! June 25: Pipe Cleaner Creatures July 9: Tissue Box Guitars July 16: Crafty Percussion Instruments July 23: Rain Sticks July 30: ...

Rainstick Instrument Drop In Craft

July 23, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Drop in program. Starting at 3:30pm, children will get to design and make their own rainstick instrument! (While supplies last.) ...

Knit and Crocheting Group

July 23, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

July 23, 2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

It's Story Time!

July 23, 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Description:
For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Join us for a fun interactive program of stories, songs, movement and crafts. ...

Family Stories and More!

July 24, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance, yoga, and more surprises for families with children ages birth-5. Special guests include: Adrianne Pezzella for Fun to Be Fit on June 5 and July 10, Mr. Brad's Music on June 26, and Dave Moran on July 24. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play Session #2

July 24, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
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 ...

Make It!

July 24, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
Use your imagination and creative abilities to make things. Each session will be a different do-it-yourself activity. ...

Collage Art

July 24, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Ages 6-11.  Make collage style pictures by adding fabric, yarn, paper, stickers, beads, jewels and tape.  Switch stations every 20 min. to make a portrait, an outdoor scene, and one wild anything-goes picture.  Pile on the artwork!&nbs...

Tinker Tuesday

July 24, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Teen Drama Club

July 24, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Description:
It's time to raise the curtain! Join the North Port Library Drama Club as they develop their theatrical skills! For grades 6 - 12. ...

Adult Coloring Group

July 24, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join us on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...

Knit and Crocheting Group

July 25, 2018
10:15am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
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...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

July 25, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

The Knitting Corner

July 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group. Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions. ...

Button Jewelry

July 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Teens, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Do you have fond memories of your mother or grandmother having a button tin? Incorporate sentimental buttons from your family or select from hundreds of our buttons to create a fun and fashionable button bracelet of your very own. ...

Story Time

July 26, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
 Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6. ...

The Music Club: Bug Songs

July 26, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Description:
Kids ages 4-12.  This week, Music Club wraps up for the summer with Bug Songs, a fabulously fun presentation of bug science through song!  Parents/caregivers are welcome to join in the fun. Please pick up a free ticket at the youth des...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Have you seen any colorful rocks hidden throughout Sarasota? Explore the latest trend of painting and hiding small rocks as a way to brighten the day of a stranger. Join us at the library to make some rock creations of your own. Rocks, paint and brus...
Registration
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
Ages 11-18. Explore and experiment to create a unique treasure box with artist Judy Levine. Build layers of color with paint, collage, and tissue paper and then add texture and pattern using press printing techniques, stamps, and paint rollers. Onlin...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

July 27, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Learn About Lemurs

July 27, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
The Lemur Conservation Foundation is proud to present the Ako Project. This conservation program focuses on environmental awareness and inspires children to connect with nature. The Ako Project introduces children ages 5-11 to the remarkable world of...

Floral Watercolor Workshop: Paint a Hibiscus

July 27, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Description:
One of the most beautiful flowers of Florida, the hibiscus. Learn to paint this flower in watercolor! The workshop will encompass step-by-step instructions, making use of transfer paper, color mixing and application techniques, and creating a deckled...

Adult Craft Class

July 27, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join us for a fun and informal craft class. ...