Upcoming Events

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Killers of the Flower Moon Book Talk

April 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Join us for a discussion of this year's One Book One Community read, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.  This New York Times best-seller is a true crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American...

Shannon Staub Book Club

April 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
This month we will read and discuss "Still Life" by Louise Penny. ...

Children's Book Writing Workshop

April 27, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
  Celebrate Children’s Book Week by starting to write your own children’s book in a workshop led by a youth librarian. Explore techniques used in books for various age levels and get tips on how to share your story effectively both in words a...

Page to Screen Book Club

April 30, 2019
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Event Description:
Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to join us the last Tuesday of each month for our Page to Screen Tween Book Club!  Stop by the Youth Dept. to pick up a list of upcoming books, then read the book ahead of time before watching the movie. Kids can dis...

Socrates Café

May 1, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
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 ...

Book Discussion

May 2, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
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 ...

Gulf Gate Readers Book Discussion Group

May 2, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
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. ...

Poetic Justice Learning Group

May 2, 2019
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

Life After Downton

May 3, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
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.

Free Comic Book Day Celebration

May 4, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Families, All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Creation Station, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
It's Free Comic Book Day at the Shannon Staub Library! Enjoy crafts, games, and free comic books (while supplies last). ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Trivia Tyrant Finality Exam

May 4, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
Take on the malevolent master of minutia as he returns to stump you with his trivia knowledge.  Not sure you're ready for the challenge.  He'll also fill you in on a variety of facts about everything from early comics to current video ...

Jacaranda Book Club

May 7, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...

Teen Discussion Group

May 7, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Discuss issues teens identify informed by a relevant contemporary work on the topic.  March's book is "Hate List" by Jennifer Brown. American Library Association summary of the book: "In the year following the devastating shoot...

OFF the SHELF - VPL Book Group

May 8, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Friendly informal book discussions, newcomers welcome! ...

Book & Tea at the Osprey Library

May 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
An enhanced book discussion, with tea served hot and cold, in the intimate setting of the Osprey Library. Contact the library for details on monthly selections. ...

Primary Readers: Early Edition

May 10, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to beginning readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to rea...

Cirque D' Book

May 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Event Description:
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.  September 10:   Philip Roth   The Plot Against America.                   Bonus ...

Socrates Café

May 15, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
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 ...

Evening Book Club

May 15, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...

Book Club

May 16, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Event Description:
Join us for our monthly book club! New to the group? Check with a staff member to find out what we are reading! ...

Book Club

May 16, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join us each month for our book club! New to the group? Stop by the Information Services Desk or call 941-861-1360 to find out what book is selected for this month.  ...

Poetic Justice Learning Group

May 16, 2019
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...

Life After Downton

May 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
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.

Primary Readers: Late Edition

May 17, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to independent readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to r...

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

May 22, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Join us for a discussion about making the library a better place for teens! We will discuss programming, volunteering opportunities, and more. Snacks are provided, and the meeting can count toward volunteer hours if you are registered as a l...

Teen Book Club

May 22, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
For ages 11-18.  Hang out with us and join in on our monthly book discussion.  Contact the library for this month's book title. ...

Page to Screen Book Club

May 28, 2019
5:15pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Event Description:
Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to join us the last Tuesday of each month for our Page to Screen Tween Book Club!  Stop by the Youth Dept. to pick up a list of upcoming books, then read the book ahead of time before watching the movie. Kids can dis...