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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Details:
Here's 11 titles from Library Journal-  a mix of history, social science, and memoir, that offer facts and reflections on systemic racial injustice as well as ways to channel feeling into action.  When They Call You a Terrorist: A B...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Drop by for a dose of poetry. Staff members read and share their favorite poems. Get to know your library staff while exploring the world of poetry!   ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Details:
Join us as we discuss young adult graphic novels. A new book every week!   For this meeting, we will be discussing Muhammad Ali, written by Sybille Titeux and illustrated by Amazing Ameziane.   See the attachment for our bo...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
Talk to other kids about the cool books you are reading this summer and get tips on what to read next. We will offer something for this age group on most Fridays at the same time this summer. Stay tuned for more fun events! This virtual pr...

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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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Drop by for a dose of poetry. Staff members read and share their favorite poems. Get to know your library staff while exploring the world of poetry!   ...
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: 10
Details:
What’s everyone been reading lately? Find out in this fun, informal, virtual book club and discussion! This week we will be talking about Horror/Ghost Stories! . You can read the same book as the presenter, a book that fits the theme, or drop-in with...
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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share. ...
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: 6
Details:
We will be reading and discussing "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff in this virtual edition of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library's book club!  Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Betty J. Johnson North...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Drop by for a dose of poetry. Staff members read and share their favorite poems. Get to know your library staff while exploring the world of poetry!   ...
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: 8
Details:
What’s everyone been reading lately? Find out in this fun, informal, virtual book club and discussion! Discuss some of your favorite mysteries with us this week. You can read the same book as the presenter, a book that fits the theme, or drop-in with...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Drop by for a dose of poetry. Staff members read and share their favorite poems. Get to know your library staff while exploring the world of poetry!     ...
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: 10
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "The Widow" by Fiona Barton. There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while liv...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Jacaranda Book Club

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...
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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Come and join the book discussion group on the first Thursday of the month. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...
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: Book Discussions
Details:
Friendly informal book discussions, newcomers welcome! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Please join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a lively and interesting book discussion at the quaint Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point. We will be reading a varied selection of thought-provoking books. Books will be provided. ...

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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.

Evening Book Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...
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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share. ...
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: 10
Details:
We will be reading and discussing "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese in this virtual edition of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library's book club!  Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Betty J. Johnson...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

LIFE AFTER DOWNTON

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Movies
Details:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...

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 "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:
Research from Harvard University suggests that children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tend to embrace and accept it, even though they might not understand the feelings. By age 5, white children are strongly bi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Shannon Staub Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "Educated" by Tara Westover. The memoir concerns Westover overcoming her survivalist Mormon family to go to college. It details her journey from her isolated life in the mountains of Id...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Jacaranda Book Club

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...