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Centennial Scavenger Hunt

All Day 4/1 - 5/1
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Special Events
Details:
The Venice Chamber of Commerce and the William H Jervey Jr. Venice Public library invite you to join us for a Centennial Scavenger Hunt. Download the Scavify app Search for Venice Quest Join the Centennial Scavenger Hunt. The first 100...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Centennial Scavenger Hunt

All Day 4/1 - 5/1
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Special Events
Details:
The Venice Chamber of Commerce and the William H Jervey Jr. Venice Public library invite you to join us for a Centennial Scavenger Hunt. Download the Scavify app Search for Venice Quest Join the Centennial Scavenger Hunt. The first 100...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Art To Go Kit for Kids (On-Demand)

04/01/2021 @ 10:00am - 04/30/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Virtual
Details:
Reflecting on art movements throughout the 1920s, we will be featuring artist Piet Mondrian and his painting "Composition in Red, Blue and Yellow" (1929). Drop-in and pick up your Art To Go kit for ages 7 and up at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
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This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Historic Photo Engraving on Demand Video

04/01/2021 @ 2:00pm - 04/30/2021 @ 3:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Creation Station, Virtual
Details:
Join Meghan from Selby Public Library as she edits a photo of her grandfather and engraves it on a piece of wood using the Glowforge laser cutter in the Creation Station! Please contact Meghan at mmcgowan@scgov.net or 941-861-1345 to set up an app...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Centennial - "Walk Through Sarasota History"

04/05/2021 @ 10:00am - 04/30/2021 @ 4:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational
Details:
Take a stroll while learning about the history that occured right in your backyard!  Fruitville Library presents "Walk Through Sarasota History", an engaging display of interesting Sarasota historical tidbits placed along the path of our reading...
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.
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Trivia Walk Series 1

All Day 4/7 - 4/28
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Games
Details:
Celebrate 100 years of Sarasota County with our fun trivia series.  Stop by the Elsie Quirk Library to pick up your answer card or download a copy from this event listing.  Then stroll the walkway around outside of the Elsie Quirk...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

#DIY: Ringling Macrame Minis (On Demand)

04/09/2021 @ 10:00am - 05/09/2021 @ 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Virtual
Details:
Learn about Mable Ringling, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history as we create mini hanging macrame wall art in her honor. Drop-in and pick up your Art To Go kit at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library so you can fol...
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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Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Educational, Games, Special Events
Details:
Drop by the Children's Room at the Jacaranda Public Library any time between April 12 and April 17 to join in our egg egg-stravaganza! We'll be celebrating Sarasota County's Centennial and the diverse cultural heritage of Sarasota County's citizen...
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Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Please join John McCarthy, VP of Historic Spanish Point campus, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and JonThaxton, Senior VP of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, former Sarasota County Commissioner, and lifelong Osprey resident in a lively coversation on t...
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Virtual
Details:
Join Anna Kate from Selby Public Library as she bakes desserts and other goodies that were popular over the last 100 years! New videos uploaded on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, March – June. Music in videos by Ben Sound.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Lectures, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Details:
In this presentation, architect Michael Halflants will present a range of recent housing designs completed by his office for Sarasota and the Rosemary District. He will also discuss the challenges of working with Sarasota's zoning code as i...
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.
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Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Details:
Art in Common Places presents: A reading and Q&A with Kathryn and Jerome Chesley. From its birth as the center of ranching, to its growth into a city center, this community has traveled down many roads, bridges and walkways to get us to the Saras...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
What every Floridian should know about the prehistory and history of America's best beach, as discussed by Philip M. Farrell, the author of An Illustrated History of Siesta Key: The Story of America's Best Beach. Philip Farrell first visited ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Writing Life Stories is a memoir writing class for non-writers and those beginning their memoir journey. This introduction will include a lecture and a brief writing exercise. Bring a pen, paper or notebook! I focus on your story, rather than the ...
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.
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Birds of Sarasota County

10:30am - 11:30am
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: Centennial, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Details:
Join Venice Audubon Society's Eileen Gerle for a virtual journey highlighting the Birds of Sarasota County. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information about using...

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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 "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.
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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, Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Details:
Join Calvin A. Ramsey for a discussion about his inspiration and research process to write books and plays about the Civil Rights Movement, and learn about his upcoming book regarding Emma E. Booker, the influential African American Educator in Saras...

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.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Details:
A presentation on the Ringling Winter Quarters and how the circus community became (and remains) a rich sector of the community throughout the county. Part of Sarasota County's Centennial Celebration.  This virtual program will be hosted in Z...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Centennial, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Details:
Florida history isn’t something that just happens to other people. Based in part on Dr. Neile’s book Only in Florida (History Press), you will learn how to tell your own story and that of your family, in workshop or performance/lecture form...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Learn about the impact of Bertha Palmer and her family on the development of the Sarasota County area, as told by Bertha's biographer Frank A. Cassell, and Bertha herself (Kathryn Chesley).   Frank A. Cassell is Professor Emeritus and Pres...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Poet and writing instructor Avni Vyas (she/her) will read from her latest collection Little God, coming out this fall from Burrow Press. Avni will discuss the composition and revision process, as well as the influences informing the poems. Audie...
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, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announces “Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honoré Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota" as their 2021 One Book selection. Written by Frank A. Cassell the book details the true story of Bertha Palm...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Centennial, Lectures, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
Join Baila Miller, as she shares the history of how Bertha Palmer orchestrated the Women's Pavilion for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Registration is required.   This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you regist...
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.
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Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Decorate giant individual puzzle pieces with images of Sarasota landmarks and wildlife. Plus, draw on a big group mural about Sarasota County. Limit 15. Both children and parents must be registered separately to attend. ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
Decorate giant individual puzzle pieces with images of Sarasota landmarks and wildlife. Plus, draw on a big group mural about Sarasota County. Limit 15. Both children and parents must be registered separately to attend. ...