Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Mini Artworks

October 22, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Relax and experience the joy of creation using paper canvases, oil pastels and other materials to create a mini painting to take home or display in the teen center.  This is a self-directed, non-instruction program for all ages, available weekda...

SHINE

October 22, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

Digital Poster Contest

October 22, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

SHINE Counseling

October 22, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 22, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285.  Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet ...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

October 22, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

It's Baby-Toddler Storytime!

October 22, 2018
10:15am - 10:45am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For little ones birth to 30 months and their caregivers. Join us for a traditional storytime of rhymes, songs, stories, books, and activities specially chosen with babies and toddlers in mind. ...

Genealogy

October 22, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc.  Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

Upa Yoga

October 22, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Find your inner peace with the Isha Foundation through Upa Yoga--gentle yoga techniques which can be done sitting or standing. All skill levels welcome. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. ...

It's Preschool Storytime!

October 22, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Description:
For preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 5 years and their caregivers.  Join us for a storytime of stories, books, songs, rhymes, and activities specially chosen with preschool children in mind.  Each storytime concludes with a family-fun craft! ...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

October 22, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Partners in Play

October 22, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...

Genealogy

October 22, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
The 1-3 p.m. genealogy classes require completion of one of the introductory classes given from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on advertised dates.  The advanced afternoon classes include one-to-one assistance in genealogy research.   ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
"Movement Matters: Mellow Moves for Active Older Adults" with Health and Fitness professional Terry Stocker. A kinder, gentler, lighthearted fitness class designed for active older adults. Class ends with balance practice, breath work, relaxatio...

Pumpkin Decorating for Tweens/Teens

October 22, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Tweens/teens can register and drop in between 2:30pm - 4:30pm to decorate a pumpkin! *Registration is required as space is limited*  ...

Pumpkin Decorating for Children

October 22, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Children ages 5 - 9 can register and drop in between 2:30pm - 4:30pm to decorate a pumpkin! *Registration is required as space is limited*  ...

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

October 22, 2018
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Read with the Dogs

October 22, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. ...

Knit and Crocheting Group

October 22, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

October 22, 2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. ...

Monday Night Movies

October 22, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles. ...

LEGO Club

October 22, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Teen Gaming Nights

October 22, 2018
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to play M-rated v...
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Event Description:
Early Voting for November 6th General Election - Monday October 22nd - Saturday November 3rd Polls open daily 8:30am - 6:30pm ...

Digital Poster Contest

October 23, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Tech Time: One on One Help with a Librarian

October 23, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Genealogy Study Area - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk. ...