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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Details:
Join us for friendly discussion, book recommendations, and insight! We will be discussing ~TBD~ ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Destroying the Stigma of Mental Illness Join us for a fascinating discussion as Carrie shares the personal experience that led to her important work in mental health journalism. Carrie seeks to eliminate misconceptions about mental health challeng...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED--Horror Panel

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Details:
Halloween is the best time for spooky stories and chilling tales, and with that in mind the library has partnered with the Horror Writers Association of Southwest Florida to give you the best horror writers that North Port has to offer! These local e...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Details:
This month's book is Haggis and Tank Unleashed: All Paws on Deck by Jessica Young. Snacks and drinks will be served. Please pick up a copy of the book at the youth desk to read before the meeting. For children ages 5-7. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Details:
Join us in-person as we discuss "The Seed Keeper" by Diane Wilson for our monthly Book Club! Copies of the book will be available at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library or through the library catalog.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Quirky Readers

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Details:
Looking to try something new and maybe make a friend or two? Join the library book club! October's book club pick is: A Burning by Megha Majumdar A novel about fate, power, opportunity and class; about innocence and guilt, betrayal and lov...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Details:
Join us in-person as we discuss "The Seed Keeper" by Diane Wilson for our monthly Book Club! Copies of the book will be available at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library.    ...
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: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Details:
This month's book is Night of the Living Worms by Dave Coverly. Snacks and drinks will be served. Please pick up a copy of the book at the youth desk to read before the meeting. For children ages 7-9. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Cirque D'Book

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Librarian Rob Camastro leads a monthly book discussion group called Cirque D'Book.  A different book title is chosen every month to explore.  Cirque D'Book will meet on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  R...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "The Ghost Bride" by Yangsze Choo. Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Join us for The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion each last Wednesday of the month! Newcomers are always welcome.   ...

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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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions
Details:
After reading a slightly scary, somewhat creepy, or completely terrifying book, join us for book club to share what you thought and whether or not you screamed. We will have spooky snacks and drinks. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Join us for the Friday Afternoon Monthly Book Discussion. Newcomers are always welcome. Please inquire about a copy of the book at the Information Desk.   ...

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.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Come and join the book discussion group on the first Thursday of the month.  A different book title is chosen every month to explore.  This book club is sponsored by the Friends of Gulf Gate Library. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
This month's book is TBA. Snacks and drinks will be served. Please pick up a copy of the book at the youth desk to read before the meeting. For children ages 5-7. Registration is required. ...
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: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Details:
Join us for friendly discussion, book recommendations, and insight! We will be discussing ~TBD~ ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
How Selby Gardens Grew Ever wonder how one of the most breathtaking waterfront properties became Sarasota's own botanical garden? Join us as David shares his original research into the Selby family, their philanthropy, and the remarkable story of ...
Branches:
Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Elsie Quirk Public Library, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Public Library, North Port Public Library, Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point, Other Locations, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, Virtual Events, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Novel Writing: Setting

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 195
Details:
From planning to publishing, this series will take you through all the essentials you need to help turn your book idea into a reality. Local authors Brian Petkash and Cooper Levey-Baker will explore the fundamentals of storytelling from crafting your...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
This month's pick-->Paper Girls Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan Want to discover new graphic novels or maybe you want to fanboy out over a graphic novel that you've just read? This is the club for you! Each month, we'll be reading and discussing...
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: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
This month's book is TBA. Snacks and drinks will be served. Please pick up a copy of the book at the youth desk to read before the meeting. For children ages 7-9. Registration is required. ...

Libraries Closed for Holiday

All Day 11/24 - 11/25
Branches:
Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Elsie Quirk Public Library, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Public Library, North Port Public Library, Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point, Other Locations, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, Virtual Events, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Cirque D'Book

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Librarian Rob Camastro leads a monthly book discussion group called Cirque D'Book.  A different book title is chosen every month to explore.  Cirque D'Book will meet on the fourth Monday of every month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  R...