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Young Adult Classics Club of Sarasota

February 24, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Event Description:
This group is dedicated to young adults, aged 19 to 35, who wish to read, discuss and appreciate the great classics of western literature. Why the classics? Because no one becomes great by reading mediocrity, and the books that we call "class...

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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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Free Write

February 26, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Creation Station, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Take this opportunity to write in a relaxing, low stress environment with friends! Snacks are 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.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

February 26, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Join us for a lively discussion of a chosen title. New book each month? No previous attendance necessary-all are welcome to join. ...

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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.

Shannon Staub Book Club

February 27, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
This month we will be reading and discussing "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman. The novel is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irre...
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.

Sailing Adventure with Linda Petrat

February 29, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Event Description:
Join author Linda Petrat as she shares her solo three-month voyage aboard her 22-foot Ensign from Kittery, Maine, to Sarasota, Florida. 60-minute lecture, lavishly illustrated with photos of her adventures and jam-packed with high drama, will keep...

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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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Event Description:
The Colette Project Sarasota Book Club Discussion: Chéri (in English)Published in 1920, Colette’s Chéri is the tale of a May-December romance. Celebrate the novel’s centennial with fellow bibliophiles at this book club discussion led by Libraria...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Page to Screen: Howl's Moving Castle

March 2, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Movies
Event Description:
Monthly book discussion for tweens and teens. Instead of reading the book first and watching the movie adaptation second, we will watch the movie first, then read and discuss the book at the next meeting. Snacks will be provided. Each month’s movie s...

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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.

Socrates Café

March 4, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Books Discussion Group

March 5, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. This group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 5. A copy of Great Conversations 5 is available at Elsie Quirk ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Roaming Readers Walking Club

March 5, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Outreach
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Do you struggle with a way to squeeze in a your daily steps? Join librarians for a walk and chat. Let’s share what we are currently reading. Remember your sneakers and water bottles! Please arrive 15 minutes early as you must complete and s...

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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.

Book Discussion

March 5, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public 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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Readers Book Discussion Group

March 5, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - 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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

LIFE AFTER DOWNTON

March 6, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cirque D' Book

March 9, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Event Description:
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.  September 9:   Willa Cather. My Antonia. This book is volume 3 in the Great Plains Trilogy which includes O  Pioneers and The Song of the Lark. O...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Gulf Gate Graphic Novel Club

March 9, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Event Description:
Do you have a love a graphic novels or comics? Join us on the second Monday of the month for conversation and  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books & Coffee

March 10, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Friends of the Selby Public Library invites you to their monthly book presentation and discussion. This month: Dr. Ed Dwyer helps us examine the leadership styles of former Presidents, -some of our greatest leaders, - Lincoln, T. Roose...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

OFF the SHELF - VPL Book Group

March 11, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
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
Event Description:
Friendly informal book discussions, newcomers welcome! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Short Story Discussion Group

March 12, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. N...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Primary Readers EE

March 13, 2020
2:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Primary Readers EE ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Young Adult Classics Club of Sarasota

March 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational
Event Description:
This group is dedicated to young adults, aged 19 to 35, who wish to read, discuss and appreciate the great classics of western literature. Why the classics? Because no one becomes great by reading mediocrity, and the books that we call "class...

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 "Adults" group.

Socrates Café

March 18, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Evening Book Club

March 18, 2020
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
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.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Reading Discussion Group

March 19, 2020
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
The Reading Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month October through April. Selected titles will be available for checkout from the Sarasota County Library System. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.  Title for March:&n...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Book Club

March 19, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Event Description:
Join us as we discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Book Club

March 19, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Join us as we discuss "To the End of June” by Cris Beam. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

LIFE AFTER DOWNTON

March 20, 2020
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
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.

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Primary Readers LE

March 20, 2020
2:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Primary Readers LE ...