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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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...
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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Do you have what it takes to brave the scares of the virtual reality game, Nevrosa?   Tune into a live Zoom stream and help our staff break out of this VR escape room before lurking creatures get the best of them!   A Hallow-Tee...

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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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join us every Monday for a panel discussion related to the SRQ Con topic of the week, hosted by library staff or members of the community! This week's discussion: Dungeons & Dragons! D&D is the biggest tabletop RPG in the world, but some p...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Details:
From the 1950s through the early 1980s, comic books featuring stories about World War II were very popular and saw the creation of a number of iconic characters. This talk will review the history of war comics and discuss their artistic and thematic ...
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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.   PODCAST TO D...
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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Games, Movies, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Join us for a meet-up where we talk all things spooky! Swap ghost stories and creepypastas, share your favorite scary videos, and enjoy the treasures of your official Creepy Campfire Take-Home Kit!   Take-home kits are available at Shannon...
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.   How did you like our program? Let us know here!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Details:
Are you 18-29? Looking to network with like-minded people in your area? Want the chance to shape local events and social groups that are being developed? Join us Friday, November 6 at 3:30 p.m. for a New Adult Summit! We'...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
LEGO Fans! What have you been building? Meet up with other LEGO fans and show off what you've been up to! Ms. JoAnne at Selby Public Library will also have something cool to show off, which might be part of her latest "I Spy" display. This vi...

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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 "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, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
The children get and read an early chapter book ahead of time. The book is then discussed during the meeting for characters, themes and how it is applicable to their life. This month we will be discussing "Cosmic Commandos" by Chris Eliopoulos. This ...

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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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Genealogy, Lectures
Details:
The Genealogical Society of Sarasota will continue to host its programs in an online environment until we can safely return to the Geldbart Auditorium. Participants can expect expert information on a variety of genealogy subjects. Plea...
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: Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Details:
Join the Teen Advisory Board to help plan library programs for teens, earn Bright Futures scholarship hours, gain leadership experience and have fun with new friends. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent ...

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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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Details:
Time Sifters Archaeology Society present monthly lecture programs. September 16  Explorers, Traders, Soldiers: Aegean presence in Sicily before the colonization. Dr. Davide Tanasi October 21 Lucy and the Afar: The Anthropology of...
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.   How did you like our program? Let us know here!...
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, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
The children read a book ahead of time. The book is then discussed during the meeting for characters, themes and how it is applicable to their life. This month we will be discussing Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. This program is intended for ages 7-9&nb...

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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

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
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...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Writers Circle

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...
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: Discussion Groups
Details:
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...
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.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
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: Youth Activity 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. ...

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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.

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
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. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
LEGO Fans! What have you been building? Meet up with other LEGO fans and show off what you've been up to! Ms. JoAnne at Selby Public Library will also have something cool to show off, which might be part of her latest "I Spy" display. This vi...

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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Writers Circle

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...
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: Discussion Groups
Details:
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...