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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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Book Tastings (On Demand)

All Day 10/1 - 10/31
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is horror and campfire stories. Click the file to the right of this description for a PD...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Scratch Coding

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Games, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn to code simple games with the free program, Scratch. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged as material builds progressively. Email htweed@scgov.net to register and find out more. Private catch-up sessions may be arranged upon reques...
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 "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Hello, Friends! This program is cancelled for today because no one registered. We encourage you to go out and enjoy this beautiful day! As they say "talking is teaching." What exciting things can you find to talk to your baby about while you explore ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Rise & SHINE - A Kitchen Table series where you can learn about Medicare and enjoy your favorite cup of brew! Learn about your Medicare options, how to save on Part D costs and prepare for the OEP from a SHINE Counsellor.  SHINE is here ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Are you serious about getting your child ready for kindergarten? Join us for lessons in phonics, math, and more while giving your child the chance for social interaction and positive reinforcement from a caring teacher. -One month of classes on Mo...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

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 "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Details:
Play games (Box of Lies!, Charades, Taboo, Pictionary, Jeopardy and more) and be funny while you laugh your cares away.  Bring your own snack. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation emai...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

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...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Local Color: Gathering Across Color, Creed, and Ideology Watch the first Local Color program to hear some great stories and thoughts from a small group of panelists! Don't miss our next live event Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.! To register click he...
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class and is designed to provide a suitable option for older adults seeking alternative means of reaching their exercise goals.  Zumba Gold builds cardiovascul...
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
 Learn about your Medicare options, how to save on Part D costs and prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (10/15-12/7). REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Are you serious about getting your child ready for kindergarten? Join us for lessons in phonics, math, and more while giving your child the chance for social interaction and positive reinforcement from a caring teacher. -One month of classes on Mo...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join us every Monday for a panel discussion related to the SRQ Con topic of the week, hosted by library staff or members of the community! This week's discussion: Dungeons & Dragons! D&D is the biggest tabletop RPG in the world, but some p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Local Color: Gathering Across Color, Creed, and Ideology "Our lives begin to end when we stop talking about things that matter." - Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Deep in our hearts we know that if we're going to ever "live out the ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Learn how to paint a beautiful painting to celebrate the role of art in the Voices and Votes exhibit!  To-go craft kits with all the supplies needed for the project will be available, as long as supplies last, at the Betty J. Johnson...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Learn how to paint a beautiful painting to celebrate the role of art in the Voices and Votes exhibit!  To-go craft kits with all the supplies needed for the project will be available, as long as supplies last, at the Betty J. Johnson...
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 Adventure (Live)

11:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Storytimes, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join your friends for fun with books, puppets shows, music, and activities that promote school readiness.  Recommended for ages 3-6. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation emai...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Stumped by technology? Your technology questions can be answered through a live, virtual appointment.  Tech Tuesdays via Zoom is a one-on-one session with a library staff member.  Questions can be about how to use a device, how to a...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Get moving and learn a little about your amazing human body in this fun exercise class with youth librarian, Heather Tweed, BSN, RN, MLIS, RYT-200. Recommended for ages 5 to 11. Parents and caregivers looking for a little action are encouraged to pla...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Art Space (Live)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Soothe your mind while practicing the joy of creation with simple household materials and objects. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information about using Zoom. Join a Me...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.