Upcoming Events

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Thursday Movies

December 13, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...

iPhones and iPads for Beginners

December 17, 2018
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
 Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be ple...

Thursday Movies

December 20, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...

Libraries Closed Christmas Holiday

December 24, 2018
6:00am - 10:00pm
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Library, Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Fruitville Library, Gulf Gate Library, North Port Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Shannon Staub Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library

Libraries Closed Holiday

December 25, 2018
6:00am - 10:00pm
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Library, Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Fruitville Library, Gulf Gate Library, North Port Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Shannon Staub Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library

Thursday Movies

December 27, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...

Library Closed for Holiday

January 1, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Library, Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Fruitville Library, Gulf Gate Library, North Port Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Shannon Staub Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Description:
New Year's Day. ...

The Osage Nation: A Brief History

January 3, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Event Description:
This presentation traces the Osage from their earliest known existence to their removal into Oklahoma. This presentation focuses on history, but also provides information on Osage culture. This program is part of the One Book One Community initiat...

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Thursday Movies

January 3, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Baila Miller returns to VPL this season with four monthly lectures on four artists who defined modern art.  Attendees always appreciate Baila's thoroughly researched presentation given with an enthusiasm that engages and delights her audien...

Financial Workshop: Maximizing Your Financial Plan

January 5, 2019
10:00am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
This is the first of 8 hour-long seminars to be given at Venice Library this season presented by experts from the nonprofit organization Foundation for Financial Education (F3E). Founded in 2009 as a result of an urgent need to eliminate financi...

Books & Coffee

January 8, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Friends of the Selby Public Library invites you to their monthly book presentation and discussion. This month: Bob and Pat Gussin, authors and co-founders of local Oceanview Publishing, recently received the Thriller Legend Award from ...

NASA Ambassador Lecture

January 9, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Description:
NASA Ambassador, Linda McKenna, revisits the last 60 years of NASA programs and discusses the projects that NASA is working on today. ...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Please join Asian specialist Paul Sarno for a lecture on the Buddhist-Muslim Conflict in Southwestern Myanmar. Paul Sarno is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia Law School. He was a civil trial lawyer in New York City for...

Genealogical Society of Sarasota Program & Meeting.

January 12, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Genealogy, Lectures
Event Description:
This month: Chromosome Mapping (Live Webinar). Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence.  He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives...

Introduction to Buying and Selling Items Online

January 14, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more! ...

Effective Communications

January 16, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Lectures
Event Description:
Join Sue Fox from the Alzheimer's Association for this interactive program where you will gain tips on communicating with person's who have memory loss.  ...

American Popular Song with Dick Smolens

January 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Event Description:
Educator and vocalist Dick Smolens continues his multi-media lectures on the popular musicians, bands, and songs during the period stretching from the 1920s to the 1960s. Six lectures scheduled for every other Wednesday beginning January 16 and endin...
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you!  Learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders.  F...

Time Sifters Archaeological Program

January 16, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month:  Archaeology Year in Review Smitty Smith For more information visit timesifters.org ...

Thursday Movies

January 17, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Event Description:
Special Author Event Leo Maloney was born in Massachusetts, where he spent his childhood and graduated from high school and attended Northeastern University. In the mid 1960’s, while in the army, he was recruited to become a deep cover black ops c...

Library Closed for Holiday

January 21, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Library, Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, Fruitville Library, Gulf Gate Library, North Port Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Shannon Staub Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Description:
Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Financial Workshop: Estate Planning

January 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
This is the second of eight hour-long seminars to be given at Venice Library this season presented by experts from the nonprofit organization Foundation for Financial Education (F3E). Founded in 2009 as a result of an urgent need to eliminate fi...

Ken Erb's Travelogue: England and Wales

January 22, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Ken Erb presents a wonderful 1.5 hour travelogue on recent trips he has taken to fascinating locales across the globe. This presentation will be on the more interesting sites and culture of England and Wales. ...

Thursday Movies

January 24, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Lectures, Movies
Event Description:
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory ...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogues: England & Wales

January 29, 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 from London west to the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as parts of Wales. ...