Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Keep Calm and Color On

August 17, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

Read with the Dogs

August 18, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
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...

Teen Tuesday

August 21, 2018
3:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Join us for bottle wrapping, where you wrap colorful yarn around bottles and embellish with charms and beads, creating a beautiful piece of art. ...

Fun To Be Fit Kids

August 24, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Keep Calm and Color On

August 24, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

Teen BBQ in the Garden

August 25, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Youth Reading Garden - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Join us in our private reading garden for an afternoon of free BBQ, coloring, and music with your friends. Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

August 27, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
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 ...

Ask a Lawyer: Wills v. Trusts

August 27, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Description:
Join Fletcher Rush from Farr Law Firm for a brief lecture on wills and trusts.  ...

Keep Calm and Color On

August 31, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

Storywalk

September 1, 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
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 ...

Cooking Matters Class

September 5, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Cooking Matters is a 6-week health/nutrition education and cooking class that meets once a week for up to two hours. During the course, participants will learn about nutrition, budgeting, shopping, and more followed by an interact...

Read With The Dogs

September 5, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Author Mary Hogan

September 10, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Description:
Join us for an intimate evening with bestselling author Mary Hogan whose new novel, Left: A Love Story was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer's.  With humor and insight, Mary will discuss the book as well ...

Cooking Matters Class

September 12, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Description:
Cooking Matters is a 6-week health/nutrition education and cooking class that meets once a week for up to two hours. During the course, participants will learn about nutrition, budgeting, shopping, and more followed by an intera...

Read With The Dogs

September 12, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Read with the Dogs

September 15, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
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...

Captain Underpants: A Playlit Adventure

September 15, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Join us in an exciting role-play adventure based on the popular book series "Captain Underpants" by Dav Pilkey! Open to ages 7 and up. ...

Cooking Matters Class

September 19, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Description:
Cooking Matters is a 6-week health/nutrition education and cooking class that meets once a week for up to two hours. During the course, participants will learn about nutrition, budgeting, shopping, and more followed by an interact...

Read With The Dogs

September 19, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
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

September 21, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Pokemania

September 22, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children, Families
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
For children ages 5-12 and their families. Join other Pokemon fans for games, crafts, snacks, and more. Bring your cards to play and trade. ...

Escape Room! Can you escape detention?

September 22, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Educational, Games, Special Events
Description:
Join us at Selby Library for a race against time! Can you escape the detention room before time runs out?  Solve problems with puzzles and riddles to win the game and escape detention! Recommended for ages 13 and up. ...

Cooking Matters Class

September 26, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Description:
Cooking Matters is a 6-week health/nutrition education and cooking class that meets once a week for up to two hours. During the course, participants will learn about nutrition, budgeting, shopping, and more followed by an interact...

Read With The Dogs

September 26, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Hoop Connections

September 28, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Meet Amy the Hoop Lady and enjoy Hoop Connections with music and hula hoops. Creativity in play and movement abounds in this class as preschoolers use their imaginations, investigate circles, and play games. Space is limited. Please get your ticket a...

ROOM CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

October 1, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Room closed for TV installation.  ...