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This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Halloween Costume Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Games, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Submit photos of you and your loved ones for the chance to win a simply sweet prize!   Grab a snapshot in your most festive wear to join this county-wide holiday contest! Photos can be entered to win a grand prize in one of five ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Games, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Submit photos of your best decorated pumpkin for the chance to win a super autumn decor kit for your home!   Kit includes 1 door wreath, 1 table runner, 2 pillows, and 1 throw blanket     Whether they're ca...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Scores & Scares Short Film Contest

10/01/2020 @ 12:00am - 10/23/2020 @ 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
  Earn the chance to win a FREE GoPro camera!* *Prize sponsored by the William H. Jervey, Jr. Endowment Fund.   Think you have what it takes to chill our blood with your very own scary movie? Register below to rece...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season! In this session, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources tells us all about our favorite creepy crawlies: spiders and scorpions and snakes! Oh my! &nb...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season!   In this session, Peace River Wildlife Center tells us all about our favorite winged creatures of the night: bats! PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE JOHN JAKES FOUNDATION. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season!   In this session, Shy Wolf Sanctuary tells us all about our favorite wild canine: the wolf! A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime Outdoors!

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
  STORYTIME IS BACK!   And this time we're headed for the great outdoors! Join us on the Shannon Staub Library green for a special Halloween pilot on October 23rd filled with stories, songs, and more. Weekly outdoor storytimes...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Do you have what it takes to brave the scares of the virtual reality game, Nevrosa?   Tune into a live Zoom stream and help our staff break out of this VR escape room before lurking creatures get the best of them!   A Hallow-Tee...

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This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Join our live Zoom challenge and attempt to recreate the look of an iconic monster with your own makeup kit or whatever you have around the house! The final reveal at the end will determine who nailed it and who failed it.   Your...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.   PODCAST TO D...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share.   How did you like our program? Let us know here!...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share.   How did you like our program? Let us know here!...