Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

French Club

March 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...

CANCELLED - Spanish Reading Group

March 22, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

March 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games
Event Description:
Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book area. Enjoy a place to chill after walking around the Downtown Farmers Market! Cool toys for older kids including Gears and Brain Flake...

Conversation Cafe

March 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
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. ...

Great Decisions Group Discussion

March 25, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from January 28 through March 25 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics featured in the annual briefin...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

March 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Manasota-SCORE hosts specialized business workshops. This week- 19 Community Engagement Tips to Energize Your Biz & Your Life  Are you looking for unique ways to use your professional skills and business to do good in the community ...

Teen Advisory Board

March 26, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Earn community service hours while you help shape the future of the library.  Create, develop, execute, and lead programs and activities.  Influence collection and service decisions.  Free pizza!  Open to grades 6 - 12. ...

French Conversation Club

March 27, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
French Conversation Club. ...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

March 27, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

Socrates Cafe

March 27, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn. ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

March 27, 2019
2:45pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Gulf Gate Spanish Conversation Group

March 28, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

March 28, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

French Club

March 29, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arri...

Spanish Reading Group

March 29, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

March 30, 2019
10:30am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games
Event Description:
Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book area. Enjoy a place to chill after walking around the Downtown Farmers Market! Cool toys for older kids including Gears and Brain Flake...

Conversation Cafe

March 30, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
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. ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

April 1, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

April 1, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...

Tween Advisory Board

April 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
  First Mondays of the Month, January - April from 5 - 6 p.m. Gain leadership skills and give input on library services. Email ningram@scgov.net for more information, or just show up for a meeting.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Advisory Board

April 1, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
  First Mondays of the Month, January - April from 5 - 6 p.m. Gain leadership skills and give input on library services. Volunteer hours may be awarded for participation. Email ningram@scgov.net about volunteer opportunities, or ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Socrates Café

April 2, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...

Teen Discussion Group

April 2, 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...

French Conversation Club

April 3, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
French Conversation Club. ...