Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

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. ...

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. ...

Tween Gaming Days

July 23, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

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! ...

LEGO Club

July 23, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Teen Gaming Nights

July 23, 2018
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to play M-rated v...

Tween Gaming Days

July 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

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 ...

Chess Club

July 24, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Games, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Description:
Every week, we will focus on a form of tech, such as Coding Games, Let's MakeyMakey music games, and Introduction to 3D Design! Ages 11-18. Click the titles below to go to register for the specific event. Registration for July and August events be...

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. ...

Code with Scratch Jr.

July 25, 2018
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Games, Technology Instruction
Description:
Children ages 5-7 may learn to code with Scratch Jr. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 minutes before the program. ...

Code with Scratch

July 25, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Technology Instruction
Description:
Children ages 8-12 may learn to code with Scratch. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 minutes before the program. ...

Chess Club

July 25, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Children, tweens, and teens can drop in and learn hot to play chess! ...

Youth Chess Club

July 25, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Join us for an afternoon of strategy and fun! Families and children ages 7+ are welcome! ...

Teen Social Nights

July 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups, Games, Movies
Description:
Make new friends while hanging out on the fourth Wednesday of every month. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. There is no advance registration required. Just show up and have fun. This event is for teens 14-18...

LEGO Club

July 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Ages 3 and up (younger with caregiver). ...

Tween Gaming Days

July 26, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Video Gaming

July 26, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. ...

Family Game Night

July 26, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Join us for our weekly family board game night! We will supply various games for all ages but feel free to bring your own favorite to share! ...

Tween Gaming Days

July 27, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Teen Digital Music Playground

July 27, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Live Music, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Join fellow teens in creating digital 8 bit music, making a variety of sounds through circuitry with Little Bits, or challenge each other to a musical showdown with the DropMix card game. ...

Escape Room

July 27, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Solve a series of puzzles and escape the room. Registration required and limited to 8 participants. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. ...

Kindergarten Readiness Play Days

July 28, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Description:
Join us for a morning of games, activities, stories, and learning designed to build skills to help children succeed in school. Educators will guide families through learning and share idea with parents to help ready your children for school. This pro...

Chess Club

July 28, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
All ages and skills levels welcome at this friendly chess game time. ...