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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

100 Years of Selby and Palmer Families (On Demand)

05/24/2021 @ 10:00am - 06/24/2021 @ 11:00am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Details:
"100 years of the Selby and Palmer Families" is presented by John McCarthy, VP for Historic Spanish Point Campus, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Shortly after arriving in Sarasota in 1910, Bertha Palmer invited the Board of Trade (predecessor ...
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: Virtual Events
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: Centennial, Special Events
Details:
Celebrate the past with a modern twist! The Ringling Brothers started off with a simple juggling act that eventually led to The Greatest Show on Earth. Watch as Gerard Tricarico present a high energy juggling and illusion show in celebration of Sa...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Bertha Palmer and Her Family in Sarasota (On Demand)

06/01/2021 @ 7:00am - 06/30/2021 @ 11:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
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, as portrayed by Kathryn Chesley.   Dr. Frank A. Cassell is Professo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mocktail: Eugenie Clark Sharkbite (On Demand)

06/04/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/06/2021 @ 1:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Details:
Learn about Eugenie Clark, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history, as we create a Sharkbite mocktail to honor her ocean activism and her impact on the MOTE Aquarium. Supplies needed: 1.5 oz. sweet and sour mix, ¼ tsp grenadine s...
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.

Weaving Through the Years

06/10/2021 @ 10:00am - 07/09/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Creation Station, Virtual
Details:
Learn through this virtual program how traditional crafting combined with new technology can be used to create handwoven crafts from Mug Rugs to Wall Hangings and more. You will also learn how to weave your own bookmark. Pick up "Make at Home" kits a...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Virtual
Details:
Join Sarasota County archaeologist Steve Koski as he explores the history of the Paulsen Point site, its position on the landscape, and its relationship to other sites in the vicinity, and recognizes and commemorates the people who once lived on the ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
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: Book Discussions, Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
There’s a book for everyone in this fast-paced presentation of 100 books related to Sarasota County. Connections will range from local authors to local content and more. ...
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: Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Marie Selby came here as a newlywed in 1909 and spent over fifty years living in Sarasota County. Besides gardening, Marie was a sailor, a musician, even a mechanic on a trans-continental trip.  Watch the county grow through her eyes. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Explore and celebrate the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state. Few realize that cattle first came to the United States through Florida, introduced by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1521. See and hear all aspects of Flori...
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: Book Discussions, Centennial, Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
This month's Popcorn Book Club will feature a classic children's novel, The BFG by Roald Dahl, to celebrate our centennial! Register at the beginning of the month and pick up your copy of the book and the movie! Then join us at then end of the month ...
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: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Centennial, Storytimes
Details:
Join early literacy specialist, Ms. Donna, for stories, songs, and more. Recommended for ages 3-6. Attendance is limited. Pick up a ticket starting 30 minutes before the program at the youth desk.  ...

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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
City of Venice Historical Resources Manager Harry Klinkhamer shares details of the city's formation, the Venice History Museum and other interesting facts as part of the ongoing centennial celebration. Sarasota County, located on the Gulf coast of Fl...
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: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Centennial, Storytimes
Details:
Sing and dance with professional music instructor, Ms. Bobbie! Recommended for ages 3-6. Attendance is limited. Pick up a ticket starting 30 minutes before the program at the youth 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 "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: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Centennial, Storytimes
Details:
Join Ms. Pam for an exercise adventure with an obstacle course and more! Recommended for ages 3-6. Attendance is limited. Pick up a ticket starting 30 minutes before the program at the youth 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.
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: Centennial, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Details:
Through the use of photographs, historical information, poetry, and famous quotes, Boldenow captures Florida’s diminishing wilderness both visually and literally. Kevin Boldenow’s life-long passion for photography began the moment he picked up his...