Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

September 21, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Open Lab with Cricut

September 21, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software, sewing machines and craft supplies on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Friday Showcase: During Friday Open Labs in September we will have our Cricut paper cutt...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Description:
In this DVD course, Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University explores the origins and history of American musical theater, spanning two vibrant centuries. ...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme and Sign!

September 21, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. Fridays, Sept. 21 - Dec. 14 with a break on Nov. 23 11 - 11:45 a....

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

September 21, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Science Matters

September 21, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...

Conversation Cafe

September 22, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Florida Fossils

September 22, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
For ages 5 to adult.  The Southwest Florida Fossil Society will present an informational program about fossils found in the local area. ...

Escape Room! Can you escape detention?

September 22, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Educational, Games, Special Events
Description:
Join us at Selby Library for a race against time! Can you escape the detention room before time runs out?  Solve problems with puzzles and riddles to win the game and escape detention! Recommended for ages 13 and up. ...

Partners in Play

September 24, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
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...

Read with the Dogs

September 24, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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 interaction. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

September 24, 2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Teen Advisory Board

September 24, 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Description:
  Mondays, Sept. 17 - Dec. 17 from 5 - 6 p.m. with breaks on Nov. 12  and Nov. 19 Gain leadership skills and give input on library services. Volunteer hours may be awarded for participation. Email htweed@scgov.net about volunteer o...

Reading Buddies

September 24, 2018
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Children may drop in to read aloud with a teen or adult volunteer. Stickers and prizes are rewarded for reading. Sessions are available based on a first come, first served basis. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Mondays, Sept, 17 - Dec....

Baby Rhyme and Sign

September 25, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
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. ...

Family Stories and More

September 25, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
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 Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...

40 Carrots - Partners in Play Session #2

September 25, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Come join 40 carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. ...

History of Rock: How Soul Became Motown

September 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Live Music
Description:
Please join Professor Peter Carney from State College of Florida for a presentation on how soul music became Motown. Part lecture and part performance, Prof. Carney will be joined by student jazz musicians from the college. ...

Girls Who Code

September 25, 2018
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Join us weekly for our Girls Who Code Club and create a technology based service project.  Learn technology and leadership in this nationally recognized program. ...

Tinker Tuesday

September 25, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Lego Club

September 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

POV Documentary Nights: Singing With Angry Bird

September 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Description:
Singing With Angry Bird A documentary by Hyewon Jee Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname "Angry Bird," he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But sk...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

September 26, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
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...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

September 26, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
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...