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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "The Winter Sea" by Susanna Kearsley. History has all but forgotten the spring of 1708, when an invasion fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotla...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Ocean Crafts

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Performances
Details:
Ages 6-11. Create and decorate ocean, fish, turtles, and beach-themed arts and crafts. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Please come to the Youth Desk starting 1 hour ahead.  ...

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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.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
  From Ponce de Leon to the caravans of RVs that ply our highways, tourists visit the Sunshine State for many reasons, including the health benefits they hope to find here. Join award-winning Sarasota editor and publisher Liz Coursen as she t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Movie Matinee

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Watch a movie on the big screen! The current schedule is attached as a flyer and includes a brief description of these titles. The links to the Library Catalog for these movies are included below in DVD or Blu-Ray format, as available. Ju...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Teen Room- North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Come join us for sand mandala creation! This is very beginner friendly and all supplies will be included! ...
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.

Pirate Treasure Hunt

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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: Games, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Arrrg, there be treasure in the library. See if you can solve the clues to find it. Recommended for ages 5+ and their families. ...
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.

Cray-sea Crafternoons

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Drop your anchors and dive in every Wednesday afternoon anytime between 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. to our Creation Station to make an ocean-themed craft.  Teens, Tweens, and families are welcome to participate. ...
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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Jellyfish LED Lantern

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Use LED lights, paper lanterns, and streamers to make a Glowing Jellyfish Lantern for your room!     Anyone ages 11-17 welcome. In the Teen Room with Blaise. Limited supplies and will be first come, first serve.  ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
For ages 9-18. Make captivating mason lantern jars with an ocean theme. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Please come to the Youth Desk starting 1 hour ahead.  ...

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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 "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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
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
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
A zoologist will bring a few live reptiles from Sarasota Jungle Gardens to visit the library. Learn all about them and see them up close. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Come to the youth desk 30 minutes before ...
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.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Drop in and explore density and layers while you make "calming jars" with glitter, sand, oil, food dye, and more.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Space and supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. ...
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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 "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.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room- Shannon Staub 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: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Movies, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Cool off from the summer heat with an ocean-themed BBC documentary narrated by a British man with a soothing voice. ...
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: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022), Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
For ages 9-18. Don't just play games, learn how to create them! Participants will use game creation software to create and program their own PC based video games. They will learn about sprites, objects, events, and actions. Design your room, program,...

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.

Movie Matinee

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Details:
Watch a movie on the big screen! The current schedule is attached as a flyer and includes a brief description of these titles. The links to the Library Catalog for these movies are included below in DVD or Blu-Ray format, as available. Ju...
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: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Do you think you can escape the Bermuda Triangle unscathed? Bring your friends and test your skills in this game full of challenges and puzzles.  Registration is required and limited to 6 players ages 8-18.   There will be 4 session...
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: 4
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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
Do you think you can escape the Bermuda Triangle unscathed? Bring your friends and test your skills in this game full of challenges and puzzles.  Registration is required and limited to 6 players ages 8-18.   There will be 4 session...
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: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games, Oceans of Possibilities (Summer 2022)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Details:
Do you think you can escape the Bermuda Triangle unscathed? Bring your friends and test your skills in this game full of challenges and puzzles.  Registration is required and limited to 6 players ages 8-18.   There will be 4 session...