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This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Outdoor STEM Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota, Storytimes
Details:
For ages 0-5. Join us out in the Reading Garden for a fun, interactive storytime filled with songs, stories and STEM activities.  Our theme today is based on the 2022 One Book Sarasota selection, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkw...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Osprey Library Plant Swap

11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota
Details:
Do you love plants? So do we! Come out to the front of the Osprey Library on Tuesday, February the 1st and let's trade plants! Please label the plant(s) you bring. You may exchange for any plant on the swap table. The event runs from 11:00am to 2:...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Room: Classroom A - Osprey Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota
Details:
Learn how to build sustainability into your everyday life. This class will introduce you to ideas in the categories of energy, water, waste, transportation and food and connect you with resources available in the community. The workshop will be held ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Details:
Are you craving crisp, fresh, and tasty veggies you can harvest yourself? Wondering what items you need to start a veggie garden, or how to find the perfect spot for it? In this program, you will learn tips to create your very own veggie garden. Focu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Details:
Join us to learn what UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is doing around the region with composting, waste reduction, and recycling. This 60-minute workshop blends indoor lessons with outdoor, hands-on activities in our compost demonstration area...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Taste of Africa

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, One Book Sarasota, Special Events
Details:
Alex Jordan, born in Ethiopia, will demonstrate the regional cuisines of Africa.  This is part of our One Book One Community program, whose selection for 2022 is “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba. ...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

One Book Escape Room

11:15am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Join the North Port Library for a special One Book, One Community themed escape room.  This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba.   ...
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.

One Book Escape Room

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
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.

One Book Escape Room

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Details:
Chef Warren Presents : African Cuisine – Healthy, Wholesome and Flavorful! – Bursting with spices and flavor, the cuisines of sub-saharan Africa are taking the world by storm. Find out why and learn to create a variety of healthy East and West Africa...
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.

One Book Escape Room

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota
Details:
For all ages. Come in anytime this afternoon to build and create with LEGO's, MakeDo kits and other items in our new Creation Station area. Projects will be themed around the 2022 One Book Sarasota selection, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by Willi...
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.

One Book Escape Room

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
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.

One Book Escape Room

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
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.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota
Details:
******This Author Event takes place in the Suncoast Technical College Conference Center, adjacent to the Shannon Staub Library. ****** ***No Registration Required. First come, first seated.***   William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a c...
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.

One Book Escape Room

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
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.

One Book Escape Room

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Can you escape? Put your skills to the test in this One Book themed escape room! This escape room features clues from the 2022 One Book selection, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. While it might be helpful, you don't have to have read the bo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
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, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
Our book club has gone hybrid! Join in on the conversation in person or through Zoom! *This program is subject to be moved Zoom only, registrants will be notified of the change the week of the program.  This month we will be discussing "...
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, One Book Sarasota
Details:
Join us for the Friday Afternoon Monthly Book Discussion. This is our organizational meeting and books will be distributed for the March discussion.  We will discuss future titles, so please bring your ideas.  We welcome you!   ...

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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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota
Details:
        ***No Registration Required. First come, first seated.***   William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land filled with drought and hunger. No...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
The Asolo Play Readers will present theatrical readings from the 2022 One Book One Community selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba. Limited Seating. Registration Required.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Movie Matinee

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies, One Book Sarasota
Details:
Watch a movie on the big screen! The current schedule is attached as a flyer and includes a brief description of these titles. The links to the Library Catalog for these movies are included below in DVD or Blu-Ray format, as available. Fe...
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota, Special Events
Details:
Did you enjoy a shared reading experience connecting you with fellow readers in your community? Perhaps you’ll enjoy the One Seed Program where you can learn to sow seeds of a crop specially selected for our area. You can learn more about the crop, h...