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

Children's Grab & Go Fall Crafts!

09/27/2021 @ 10:00am - 10/30/2021 @ 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)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Drop-in a pick up a Fall To Go Craft Kit for kids 0 - 9 while supplies last! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Details:
Fall Classical Series Concert No. 1 Jesse Martins, piano Matthew Pegis, viola Milene Moreira, violin This concert was recorded on September 17, 2021. The concert will be available "On Demand" during the month of October. The two pieces fea...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
This a monthly book club for tweens, looking for fun and exciting books to read and discuss with other kids. As with every Primary Readers, each book club will meet to discuss characters, themes and how it is applicable to their life. This mo...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
  Grab your costumes and meet us on the lawn for a terrifyingly fun edition of storytime outdoors!   Get ready to shiver and shake to spooky stories and songs, with a creepy scavenger hunt to follow. All those who complete the scav...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Details:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers.  All skill levels are welcome. ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Sign up now to reserve your place to meet Luna the Leucistic Screech Owl and hear a presentation from Peace River Wildlife Sanctuary. Join us as we explore native Florida wildlife and learn how we can help protect our wildlife and environment...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Details:
Join Megan from the Shannon Staub Public Library, as we learn how to design a pumpkin using TinkerCAD. Shannon Staub Library Creation Station Workshop: Design a Halloween Pumpkin with TinkerCAD from Sarasota County Public Libraries on Vimeo. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Details:
Just Move with Daisy in-person option has temporarily been suspended. We hope to see you virtually through Zoom! To attend virtually and receive the Zoom information please register here.          Just Mov...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Just Move with Daisy (Zoom)

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Details:
Just Move is exercise in disguise! It is a 35-45 minute high-energy, fun, joyful, and friendly virtual fitness class for anyone who wants to exercise sitting down-in a chair. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave with a smile on your face! These ...
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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
Join us for Chair Yoga with Jule! Interested in yoga, but not sure where to start? Join Jule as she takes you through a chair yoga class!  Registration Required for each class. Limited to 10 adults per session.  Wear comfortable cl...
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: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational, Games, Movies
Details:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Veranda Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
LAST Stop is a drop-in program designed for teens in 6th through 12th grade to participate in fun activities, talk with friends, have snacks, and play games. The program is open to any teen who agrees to follow the Teen Room Code of Conduct. After fi...

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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 "Families" group.

Read with the Dogs

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
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 interactions. ...

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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Join us for our Teen Movie: Goosebumps 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ...
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.

eHelp

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Bring a few questions and your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please register below for the 10 -10:30 a.m. time period.   We also have access to many Digital Library Tutorials, which include amazing online guides (video and typed). These...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Hooping for Preschoolers

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
Join Amy the Hoop Lady and enjoy Hooping for Preschoolers with music and hula hoops. Creativity in play and movement abounds in this class as preschoolers use their imagination, investigates circles, and play games. This program is for children ag...
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 "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: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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 lim...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Details:
  Get ready to groove in this high-energy program that brings literacy and movement together for a morning of fun. Whether it's storytelling or scarf songs, the littles will love the action and their big people will love the learnin...

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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

eHelp

10:45am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Bring a few questions and your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Please register below for the 10:45 -11:15 a.m. time period.   We also have access to many Digital Library Tutorials, which include amazing online guides (video and typed). Th...