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Fall Grab & Go Crafts (Children)

11/28/2022 @ 10:00am - 12/03/2022 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Details:
Drop-in this week and pick up a Grab & Go Craft in the Children's Department to celebrate Fall! Crafts are distributed on Monday on on a first come, first serve basis, due to limited supplies. If we run out for the week please try again nex...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Sales, Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Details:
The William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library and the Venice Newcomers Club invite you to meet architect and author Noushin Ehsan. She will discuss her new book, "The Making of a Woman Architect". From unconventional childhood to world class arc...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Read with the Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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: Special Events
Details:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. The program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. This program is intended for children who can read independently. Sign up at the youth desk the day ...
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 "Families" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Details:
This take home program is a spin on an annual Gulf Gate program. Families will be provided one live Southern Red Cedar tree and one bag full of trimmings and nature friendly decorations for both your families and feathered friends to enjoy. This p...
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.
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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.

Holiday Card Making

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: 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, Special Events
Details:
Decorate cards for your loved ones this holiday season! ...
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.

Pirates in Paradise

11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Performances, Special Events
Details:
The Golden Age of Piracy saw many famous pirates leave their marks on Florida's history, but who really were these pirates, and what made Southwest Florida a haven for them? Learn all about this surprising chapter in Florida's past in this fascinatin...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: 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: Performances, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Join us for an excerpt of the Nutcracker ballet, with the local Classical Ballet Academy.  ...
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.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
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.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
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.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Trivia Night: Disney Trivia--CANCELLED

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games, Special Events
Details:
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at the Shannon Staub Library! Tease your brain and win fun prizes! This month's theme: Disney trivia Please register as a team; we allow up to four members per team. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Details:
Saving your Stuff: Preserving History at Home will discuss resources and techniques available to help preserve collectibles at home. We will explore what storage environments work best for long-term preservation and the best practices you can ta...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Special Events
Details:
Join Florida Master Naturalist Kate Borduas to unlock the mysteries behind some of the greatest journeys on earth! For most of history people observed that birds disappeared in cold weather - but no one knew where they went or why, and some a...
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: 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), Families, All Ages
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Special Events
Details:
Children and their families are invited to collaborate, invent, and construct to build a giant fort in the Kids' Zone. A variety of supplies will be provided.   Program support provided by The Ehrhart Family Foundation and the Library Fo...
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, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
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.

Fun to Be Fit Kids

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda 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

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!

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

Lego Club

3:00pm - 5:00pm
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)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Details:
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®! Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Every session will have a fun theme and LEGO pieces will be provided. For children ages 5-11. ...
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.

Hanukkah Celebration

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join Miss Laura from Temple Sinai for a celebration of Hanukkah. Miss Laura will present the festival with stories, songs, and activities. There will be crafts and snacks for all to enjoy. ...
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: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Details:
Well known as the baseball player who integrated the modern major leagues, Jackie Robinson is all too often overlooked as the catalyst of America's civil rights movement. This presentation will cover Robinson's playing days with the Brooklyn Dodgers,...
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.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library (Staff Only)
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
Join Amy the Hoop Lady and enjoy Hula Hooping for Preschoolers with music and hula hoops. Creativity in play and movement abounds in this class as preschoolers use their imagination, investigate circles, and play games. Recommended for ages 2-6....
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Winter Party

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Special Events
Details:
Have some fun and treats at the library!  This party features a holiday cake baking demo by Levy, ping pong and table soccer tournaments with medals, a scavenger hunt and a gingerbread house ornament decorating craft.  You can also help bak...

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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 "Families" group.

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Calling all families with readers! Our dog friends from the Suncoast Humane Society are returning to the Jacaranda Library, and they want you to read to them! These gentle furry friends are certified pet therapy dogs, and children are encoura...
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 "Families" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
Join Fun To Be Fit Kids with Ms. Adrianne! This is a music and movement program for children (ages 0 - 5) and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregiver(s) to spend quality time together singi...

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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: North Port Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
The Health in Motion Bus offers free and low-cost public health services. A registered nurse is available at all visits. Individuals who need follow-up medical care are referred to a primary health care provider. No appointment needed. Nurse consulta...

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