Upcoming Events

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Red Sox 2004-2020

February 19, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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:
Discussion on why Red Sox have become the most successful baseball franchise in recent times. ...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogue: New Zealand

February 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Dr. Ken Erb takes us "down under" with a vivid exploration of New Zealand.  From the majestic mountaintops to stunning seacoasts, Dr. Erb guides us through his incredible adventure of getting to know this truly mesmerizing country...

Financial Workshop: Retirement Planning

February 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:15pm
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 fourth 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...

Black History Through Literature Series

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
A variety of writings and speeches will be reviewed and presented by Ed Dwyer, Phd. Wed 6 Feb- Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Wed 13 Feb- Toni Morrison: The Origin of Others (Harvard lecture series)&n...

Overfalls Lightship

February 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Learn about coastal maritime history with Dave Bernheisel.  He will share the process that the Overfalls Foundation went through to restore the Overfalls Lightship. A lightship is a floating lighthouse. It had all the features of a lighthou...

Time Sifters Archaeological Program

February 20, 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:  Research Updates on the Chaco Canyon Phenomenon Dr. John Kantner For more information visit timesifters.org ...

Baila Miller - Literature of "The Lost Generation"

February 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Baila Miller's fine arts programs are high quality multimedia presentations that explore the role of art, architecture, cinema and photography as well as orchestral and operatic influences in the development of modern culture.  Join Ba...

Ken Erb's Travelogue: New Zealand

February 21, 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 to well-known and less-traveled places. This virtual trip will be to the stunningly beautiful country of New Zealand. ...

Thursday Movies

February 21, 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 : New Zealand

February 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 the snowcapped mountains, glacier-fed rivers and lakes, small towns and local attractions of New Zealand. ...

American Popular Song with Dick Smolens

February 27, 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...

Thursday Movies

February 28, 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 ...

Financial Workshop: College Planning

March 5, 2019
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Registration
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 129
Event Description:
This is the fifth 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).  Topics for this seminar on financial planning for college:...

Thursday Movies

March 7, 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: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Interested in buying a new television but you don't know where to start? Interested in how various brands have evolved over the years? Want to know the difference between 480, 720, 1080, and 2K and 4K video? In this class you will learn about how TVs...
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 lectures on four artists that defined modern art. Attendees always appreciate Baila's thoroughly researched presentation given with an enthusiasm that engages and delights her audiences.  ...
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: They Died of What? Understanding Causes of Death. Karen Fortin received a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She worked at the Barbara S...

Introduction to Buying and Selling Items Online

March 11, 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! ...

Books & Coffee

March 12, 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: Dr. Irving Kushner, presenter and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve, University of Cleveland, will revi...

FBI History: America's Bureau

March 12, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Event Description:
Please join Special Agent Jay Stone for a discussion of key dates and events that helped shape the FBI as it exists today, with a look at scientific enhancements, types of investigations, and jurisdictional issues.  Agents will answer questions ...

American Popular Song with Dick Smolens

March 13, 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...

Thursday Movies

March 14, 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: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Event Description:
Please join Sarasota County archaeologist Steve Koski for a presentation on Florida's earliest inhabitants as evidenced by findings from Warm Mineral Springs and Little Salt Spring. ...

Financial Workshop: Social Security

March 16, 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 sixth 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 fin...

iPhones and iPads for Beginners

March 18, 2019
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...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogue: Poland

March 19, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville 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. Sponsored by the F...