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This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
English for Families is a series of classes designed for caregivers and their children ages 6-12. This series focuses on developing BASIC English vocabulary and literacy skills through fun and interactive storytelling. Classes will be held at...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Gardening with Miss Dina

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Join us and Miss Dina as she gives a tour of our youth garden as she explores how plants thrive in our earth boxes through learning and activities. This program is presented by CES and a Family Nutrition Educator. This session we will be discussing t...
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: Live Music, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Details:
Join us for a party under the sea with funny fish stories, activities, and more.  Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Come to the youth desk 30 minutes before the program for a ticket. ...
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub 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: Health & Human Services, Outreach, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 113
Details:
  Drop in during this one-hour session to meet certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society and their parents. Children are encouraged to read to the dogs to build communication and literacy skills, but all are welcome to say hello...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
English for Families is a series of classes designed for caregivers and their children ages 6-12. This series focuses on developing BASIC English vocabulary and literacy skills through fun and interactive storytelling. Classes will be held at...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Join Ms. Adrianne and her Fun To Be Kit Bigs Class for ages 6 - 8. Join us for a class full of dancing, fitness games and a whole lot of fun! Registration is required as space is limited.  If you have registered and cannot attend please...
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: Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Details:
Join us for an evening community conversation about education. Share your voice with our host, Renee James Gilmore, and local residents about the learning environment. Part 2 will focus on Sarasota's Climate of Teaching: Is there a history lesson ...
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: Educational, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Details:
Join us for an evening community conversation about education. Share your voice with our host, Renee James Gilmore, and local residents about the learning environment.  This part will focus on Sarasota's Climate of Teaching: Is there a histor...
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: 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)
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
CONAN THE LIBRARIAN SEEKS: Bold young adventurers, who are between the ages of 7 and 12; willing to explore and create new stories; bold enough to roll the dice; comfortable with a little reading and writing Must be available at B...
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, Other Locations, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, Virtual Events, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
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.

Craft Closet Clean Out Grab & Go Craft (Children)

07/05/2022 @ 10:00am - 08/27/2022 @ 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, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Details:
Drop-in this week and pick up a Grab & Go Craft in the Children's Department! Crafts are distributed on Monday on on a first come, first serve basis, due to limited supplies.  If you do not get a craft this week, try again next week. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Gardening with Miss Dina

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Join us and Miss Dina as she gives a tour of our youth garden as she explores how plants thrive in our earth boxes through learning and activities. We will be able to taste the vegetable to see if we like it. This program is presented by CES and a Fa...
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.
Registration
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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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This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
Join Elizabeth Goodwill to create an abstract colorful painting with acrylic paint on cardboard or canvas with non-traditional tools. You will have a variety of materials to choose from to create your own flippers or fins to use as painting tools. Th...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Details:
English for Families is a series of classes designed for caregivers and their children ages 6-12. This series focuses on developing BASIC English vocabulary and literacy skills through fun and interactive storytelling. Classes will be held at...
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 "Tweens (9 to 12 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), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Details:
We are bringing the zoo to you! See live and exotic animals presented by Sarasota Jungle Gardens' and their Rainforest Adventure Show! Audience please be aware that there will be live animals at this show, please remain seated and quiet so not to ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Preschool Yoga

10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Details:
Join certified instructor Sheila Blake for yoga poses  with fun active storytelling and creative movement. Please bring your own mats or towels. This is intended ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Yoga

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Details:
Teen Yoga! Join certified instructor Sheila Blake to wind down during summer break. Please bring your own mats or towels. This is intended for tweens and teens. Spaces are limited. PLEASE ...
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.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games, Performances, Special Events
Details:
Ahoy maties! Set sail on a fun adventure with our magical captain Pirate Pete! With this fun, interactive program you'll be amazed at all the tricks and songs that this pirate knows. It's sure to be a boat load of fun!  ...
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 "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.

Fun To Be Fit Kids

10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Spend quality time singing, dancing, exercising, and having fun!  No registration is needed.     ...
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 "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.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Details:
Join Armando Ubeda, Florida Sea Grant agent with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, as he presents a wealth of information about Sarasota Bay's role in providing safe haven for developing marine organisms. Plus, learn about other ecological services ...
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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Monday Movie

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), 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
Program Type: Movies, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Special Events
Details:
Come watch a movie at the library! 7/11/22 - Finding Nemo, G, 120 mins. ...