Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Read with the Dogs

July 21, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, 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 interactions. Program for Ages 2-8, dogs provided by S...

Conversation Cafe

July 21, 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. ...

Art Club

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
This class meets the third Saturday of each month, and provides arts and crafts projects for kids ages 6-12. Each month will feature a new project! Registration is required, snacks are provided. ...

Creation Station Saturday: Ex*STREAM*ly SURREAL!

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
For kids and teens ages 6-17. Explore the exSTREAMly fascinating art of Surrealism and fabricate your own strange and amazing creations out of everyday objects, cast-off toys, and a variety of interesting images! Parents/caregivers are welc...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

July 21, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

LEGO Club

July 21, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team.  We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.  We provide Duplo Blocks for younger siblings. ...

Chess Club

July 21, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
All skill levels welcome at this friendly, drop in chess club. ...

Birth to Five: Words Alive!

July 21, 2018
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Come and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind! Every Third Saturday @ 3:00pm ! ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

July 23, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, 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 ...

Build It!

July 23, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games
Description:
Drop in to play and create with different materials each week. June 11: Brain Flakes June 18: Gears! Gears! Gears! June 25: Pipe Cleaner Creatures July 9: Tissue Box Guitars July 16: Crafty Percussion Instruments July 23: Rain Sticks July 30: ...

Family Fun Time

July 23, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Come ready for fun!  We have games galore for your family to enjoy!  Check in at the Youth desk for a fun game to play with your family in the Storytime Room.  Space is limited, so come early! ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

July 23, 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

July 23, 2018
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Teens have the chance to speak out about what they feel is important for them at the library. They will advise on programming and choose prizes for incentive programs.  ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

July 24, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
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. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play Session #1

July 24, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, 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 ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

July 24, 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. ...

Reading Buddies

July 24, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Outreach
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Practice reading with a buddy or have someone read a book to you. Have fun while becoming a better reader. The volunteers are not trained experts, but someone to listen and help when needed. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. ...

Infant Feeding Support Group

July 24, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Infant Feeding Support Group Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding. No registration required. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play Session #2

July 24, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, 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 ...

YouTube Music Video Party

July 24, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Watch and share your favorite music videos and see some famous classics. ...

Tinker Tuesday

July 24, 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

July 24, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: 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. Families welcome. ...
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Movies
Description:
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in New Orleans. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Little does she know that her fiery-red hair and soulful voice have captured the atte...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

July 25, 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

July 25, 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:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other early child developm...