Upcoming Events

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Interlibrary Loan Help Desk

March 22, 2019
10:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Have questions about the library's new interlibrary loan (ILL) service? Need help placing an ILL? Stop by for help setting up your account and placing requests. No registration necessary, just drop in. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Registration Required
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish i...

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...

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. ...

Kids' Tech Time: LEGO WeDo

March 23, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Games, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in and play with LEGO WeDo in the youth program room. Build with instructions on the iPad, and then see how your codes can make your creations move! Recommended for ages 8-12. Limited to 12 participants at a time. As earlier attendees ...

Android Device Workshop

March 25, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Bring your Android phones and tablets plus your questions on how to use them and why they do what they do to this workshop. Please register below or by calling 941-861-1230. ...

Partners in Play

March 25, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

AUTHOR BURT HERMAN: "EBY: MASTER OF THE MOMENT"

March 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
On Nov. 26, 1975, American Airlines Flight 182 pilot Guy Eby saved hundreds of lives when he quickly avoided a mid-air collision between two commercial passenger planes. Burt Herman and his family were aboard that flight and forever gratefu...

A Land Remembered

March 25, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Patrick D. Smith wrote the highly popular book about Florida history called A Land Remembered. Rick Smith, the author's son, presents a multimedia show about his father and the extraordinary life experiences that enabled him to write w...

Read with the Dogs

March 25, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, ...

Estate Planning

March 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Event Description:
The Foundation for Financial Education presents "Estate Planning." Discussion topics include: wills and trusts, tax-free inheritance, probate, lifetime giving exclusion, choosing an executor, unlimited marital deduction, and dealing with death a...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

March 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

March 26, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

Family Stories and More

March 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” An Estuary Science Program will be hel...
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 ...

Chair Yoga with Jule

March 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Interested in yoga but not sure where to start? Join Jule as she takes you through a chair yoga class! Ages 18 and up. Yoga has been shown to improve overall when practiced regularly. Some benefits of yoga include: • improved strength, flexibi...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogues : Poland

March 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Dr. Ken Erb, Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University, will take us on a slide-illustrated travelogue of Poland, including Warsaw, Wawel Castle, the lush vistas of the Tatra Mountains and the port city of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea....
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant.  This seminar will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NI...

Tinker Tuesday

March 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Lego Club

March 26, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Genealogy Research - Introductory Class

March 27, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Introductory class to learn how to research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors.  Registration required, limited to 10 participants.  ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

March 27, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

March 27, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Genealogy Research

March 27, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Advanced class - Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors. Completed of Introductory class is required.  Registration required, limited to ...