Upcoming Events

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Program Type
Library Branch
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The Asolo Play Readers Present "Sylvia"

January 23, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Event Description:
The Asolo Player Readers will perform a reading of "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney. Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: "The dog phase of my life is definitely over." But...

Read With The Dogs

January 23, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
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...

Yoga Workshop: Breathe and Stretch

January 24, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Event Description:
This six-week workshop introduces or deepens knowledge of mindful meditation, breath work and body alignment. it is designed for any person, regardless of age, body type, disability or gender. At the end of six weeks, this body positive and safe...

GARDEN Club

January 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
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 and materials are limited to 12 participants* ...

ART BATTLE SARASOTA 2019

January 26, 2019
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Please join us for a wonderful evening of creativity and community, a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting Sarasota to towns and cities around the world! Come watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

January 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

40 Carrots: Partners in Play

January 29, 2019
10:15am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:

For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Youth Desk the day of the event.

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One Blood Bloodmobile

January 29, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Event Description:
The Bloodmobile will be in our parking lot from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. All donors will receive a voucher for a FREE Movies Ticket and a wellness checkup! Teens ages 16 and 17 can donate blood with parental permission. "Not all heroes wear capes!...

Read With The Dogs

January 30, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
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...

Yoga Workshop: Breathe and Stretch

January 31, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Event Description:
This six-week workshop introduces or deepens knowledge of mindful meditation, breath work and body alignment. it is designed for any person, regardless of age, body type, disability or gender. At the end of six weeks, this body positive and safe...

Storywalk

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), 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 ...

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
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)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Bring a child to the library to learn all about the resources that are available. Pick up a program schedule, get a library card, check out books, participate in a fun activity and earn a prize. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 4, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
Presenter Jim Clubb will talk about the incorporation of the town of Sarasota and share some fun facts about Englewood. ...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Movies, Special Events
Event Description:
This film includes fascinating stories of author, Patrick Smith's life, adventures, experiences and Florida's past which led him to write his novel, "A Land Remembered". ...

40 Carrots: Partners in Play

February 5, 2019
10:15am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:

For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Youth Desk the day of the event.

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Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
Exciting research by archaeologists across Florida is shedding light on some of our state's earliest residents:  the Paleo-Indians.  This talk will explore what we know about Florida's first residents.  ...

Positively Good Dog Manners

February 5, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Event Description:
Learn how to positively train your dog!  Bess Walmsley, a Certified Suncoast Humane Society Obedience Instructor, will teach you how to teach your dog.  Walmsley only uses positive reinforcement to strengthen training goals and reduce your ...

Teen Flag Football Game

February 5, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Event Description:
Got the post-Super Bowl blues? Then take them out on the field! Team up with old and new friends and join us on the STC campus grounds for an epic game of America's favorite sport! Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

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Lemon Bay Fest: Fred Kruea and Englewood

February 6, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Event Description:
Historians from the Historic Lampp House will present a talk about World War I veteran, Fred Kruea and the impact he made on the town of Englewood. ...

Laughter Yoga

February 6, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Event Description:
Laughter Yoga. ...

Lemon Bay Fest: Cracker: The Last Cowboy Film

February 6, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Movies, Special Events
Event Description:
For more than 250 years, cowboys have ridden the plains of Central Florida. This film captures the beauty of the old ways with the drama of encroaching civilization. ...

Read With The Dogs

February 6, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
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...

Yoga Workshop: Breathe and Stretch

February 7, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Event Description:
This six-week workshop introduces or deepens knowledge of mindful meditation, breath work and body alignment. it is designed for any person, regardless of age, body type, disability or gender. At the end of six weeks, this body positive and safe...

Fun To Be Fit Kids!

February 7, 2019
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
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 caregiver(s) to send quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun!

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Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Event Description:
Author Charles Sobczak explores how humans can avoid putting themselves in harm's way and explains how statistically unlikely it is to be attacked by any one of these creatures.  He will also delve into the difference between New World and Old W...