Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 22, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285.  Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet ...

Read With The Dogs

October 24, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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. This program is for reading c...

Fun To Be Fit Kids!

October 25, 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Spend quality time singing, dancing, exercising, and having fun! For ages 0-5. ...

Keep Calm and Color On

October 26, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

TAB Fright Night

October 26, 2018
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Description:
Too old for trick or treating but not old enough to attend a Halloween party at a friend's house? Then come to the Gulf Gate Library Teen Advisory Board sponsored Halloween Party.  Fright Night is open to tweens and teens ages 12-16 years ...

GARDEN Club

October 27, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Storytelling and learning activities to inspire the green thumb in everyone! *Registration is required as space is limited to 12 participants* ...

Hallow-Teen Party

October 27, 2018
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games, Special Events
Event Description:
Come in your best costume and enjoy games, scare zones, prizes, escape rooms, and a ghoulish dance party at this AFTER HOURS event! This event is for ages 11 - 18. A signed permission slip must be returned to gain access to the event on Saturday, ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 29, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285.  Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet ...

Read With The Dogs

October 31, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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. This program is for reading c...

Storywalk

November 3, 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...

Floridian Cuisine with Chef Warren

November 5, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Join Chef Warren and learn how to create delicious Floridian cuisine using a variety of seafood, poultry and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Qui...

Read With The Dogs

November 7, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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. This program is for reading c...

Fairy Garden

November 10, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Create your own fairy garden.  Materials will be provided. Master Gardeners will be available to provide assistance.  You provide the imagination. Please note that the class size is limited, so register today..   ...

Cooking with Chef Warren

November 10, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Description:
Thankful Thanksgivings--No Fuss, No-Muss Way to Enjoy the Holiday! Learn dozens of tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving meal is a success. From roasting a turkey, preparing sides, and creating delicious leftovers. ...

Libraries Closed Veterans Day

November 12, 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, Venice Library

Muggles and Beasts Escape Room

November 13, 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Description:
Enjoy a wizarding adventure through puzzles and clues to ensure that the fantastic beasts can return to their world. Click here for the Teen Craft Night at 5:30 p.m. ...

Read With The Dogs

November 14, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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. This program is for reading c...

Fun To Be Fit Kids!

November 15, 2018
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Spend quality time singing, dancing, exercising, and having fun! For ages 0-5. ...

Fun To Be Fit Kids

November 16, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregivers to spend quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! For...

Read with the Dogs

November 17, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Event 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...

Libraries Closed Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22, 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, Venice Library

Libraries Closed Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23, 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, Venice Library

Read With The Dogs

November 28, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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. This program is for reading c...

Hanukkah Celebration

November 28, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Come celebrate the holiday with friends. This is a program for families with children. This program is presented in conjunction with the Gan at Temple Sinai.  Hear the story; enjoy the music and seasonal food. There are crafts for children from ...

Storywalk

December 1, 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...

Holiday for the Birds

December 1, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Help our feathered friends celebrate the holidays. This is a program for families with children. Each family will receive a native Florida Red Cedar to be decorated with natural materials.  The tree and materials are supplied by the Friends of G...

1800s Old Fashion Holiday

December 2, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Annual 1800s Old Fashion Holiday Event ...