Sarasota County Libraries
Summer Reading Program
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Recommended for ages: 2-5. Stories, puppet shows, songs and fingerplays.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-10. Train to be a superhero at this program for school age children. Reinforce reading skills while enjoying literacy based activities. 2nd floor meeting room. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and watch a family movie at the library. Movie Titles titles are on display at the library and on the monthly calendar. No adults without kids
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science.Call 941-861-1312 to schedula an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library and color some of your favorite super heroes, or do a couple super hero activity sheets. Pick up some books, check out our other summer programs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
come and join the tweens as they have fun with arts and crafts. this week the teens will be creating a beaded necklace. all materials will be provided. the program is for tweens ages 10 to 13. attendance is limited to the first 12 tweens arriving.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Coding Club
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12 during our weekly storytime hour. This is for on line gaming only. No adults. Only 9 computers, students will need to rotate out if others are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Super Hero Storytime
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 8-adult. Use our iPads or bring your own and learn the basics. The session will also cover downloading FREE resources that are available with your library card including Overdrive (e-books), Freegal (music) and Flipster (magazine subscriptions). Registration is required and limited to 15 families (one registration per family). Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Recommended for ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come find out about water and energy in our community and help to fight the evil energy Vampire! Demonsrtations, activities and a craft. Ages 6-10
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Disney's 35th animated triumph is a an outrageous odyssey of fun, fantasy and adventure. The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. Can he go from "zero" to hero and move to Mount Olympus with his father? (G, 93 min, 1997). All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Park Naturalist, Lynda Becherelli, will present an exciting and educational program about snakes and reptiles in Florida. Ages 5 - 11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ever wonder how clowns put on their makeup? How circus performers spin plates? Join us for a fascinating presentation by Sarasota's own Circus Arts Conservatory.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Find out about the special powers of your favorite Super Hero. Discover a little more about adaptation and diversity. This program is geared to school aged children.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 0-11. Musical artist,singer, songwriter, and musician, Dave Moran will entertain with fun children's songs. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. 2nd floor meeting room. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful paly time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Surrealism with Judy Levine and then create a surealistic art object. Please bring a photograph of yourself or your family. The photo will be part of a book object (size of image smaller than 3.5 x 5 inches) Ages 9-16
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12. This is for on line gaming only, no adults. Space is limited to 9 students at a time. We will rotate out, if kids are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and meet the Forest Rangers that protect our State Forests. They will demonstrate their special forest firefighting equipment.Smokey the Bear will be a special guest. recommended for ages 5 and up accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Limited to the first 60 to arrive.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and join tweens as they exercise in the Nia style, a combination of yoga and the martial arts. This program is geared for ages 10 to 13.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and play board games at the library. We have a selection of super hero games and other board games, plus kid's puzzles. Come play with us.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Introduce children aged zero to 5 to reading with song, rhymes, books, activities and toys. Celebrate the heroes in storybooks..
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. PG 102 min
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Program cancelled due to staffing shortage. Recommended ages: newborn-18 months Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come create super heroes with our LEGO® collection.For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Poetess Paula Timpson brings the artistry and works of Shel Silverstien and other poets to life with music , activities and craft. For Ages 5 - 11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Field Trip to Venice Theatre for the Dress Rehearsal of Theatre Fest 2015. Register on-line beginning June 19. Ages 5 - 11 accompanied by an adult. Limit of 30 children. Attendees provide their own transportation.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For ages 5-11. Learn basic art techniques and make a Super Hero project with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Digital fun with Aaron creating your own arcade game.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Aspiring young magicians will learn some special tricks with James Chartier of Showtime for Kids. Register on-line beginning June 16. Ages 9 - 12. Limit of 25.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Professional puppeteer Steve Knight performs The Three Billy Goats Gruff and other short puppet skits. Recommended for ages 5 to 11 years.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program cancelled due to a staffing shortage. Drop in any time during this program to make a craft to take home. Recommended for ages 4-11.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up (younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on Monday evenings this summer. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this meeting's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Have fun building super heroes and super structures with our LEGO® collection. For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Teens /Tweens who want to join a book club at Venice Library are invited to come to the first start up meeting. Ages 11 to 18. No registration required.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-10. Students from Family Tae Kwon Do will demonstrate basic Ninja skills including breaking boards, tumbling, and self-defense techniques. Audience members will be encouraged to learn a few kicks as well. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Recommended for ages: 2-5. Stories, puppet shows, songs and fingerplays.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This 3-day workshop (Tuesday, July 14, Friday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 21) will show you how to tell stories through comics. Write and draw your own ideas completely from scratch, or use existing stories and other tools. Participants will leave with their own comic book at the conclusion of the program.  This workshop is presented by a published comics artist from the Ringling School of Arts. Participants must attend all three sessions. Ages 8-14.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Jacki Manna’s Very Funny Ventriloquism Show with a blend of comedy magic and marionettes excites children and families alike to grab a book, or many! Reading and using the library are the central theme, and audience participation is throughout the show. This spectacular show features our theme of “Every Hero Has a Story”.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and watch a family movie at the library. Movie Titles titles are on display at the library and on the monthly calendar. No adults without kids
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ages 6-11. Make history with craft projects—Chinese dragon puppets, Indian masks, mosaic tiles, juggling hoops, and collages. All materials provided. Limit 50. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting at 1 p.m.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This 3-day workshop (Tuesday, July 14, Friday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 21) will show you how to tell stories through comics. Write and draw your own ideas completely from scratch, or use existing stories and other tools. Participants will leave with their own comic book at the conclusion of the program.  This workshop is presented by a published comics artist from the Ringling School of Arts. Participants must attend all three sessions. Ages 8-14.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science.Call 941-861-1312 to schedula an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library and color some of your favorite super heroes, or do a couple super hero activity sheets. Pick up some books, check out our other summer programs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
come and join the tweens as they have fun with arts and crafts. this week the teens will be knitting. yarn and needles will be provided. the program is for tweens ages 10 to 13. attendance is limited to the first 12 tweens arriving.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to Read with the Dogs with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Coding Club
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12 during our weekly storytime hour. This is for on line gaming only. No adults. Only 9 computers, students will need to rotate out if others are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Super Hero Storytime
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 5-11. Learn how the ancient Greeks named the star constellations after their myths and folktales. Colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Recommended for ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Discover the parks, wildlife and animal heroes in your own backyard!Craft after the program. Limited to first 45 to arrive.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Clever Mulan proves her worth outside of her tradition-bound society when, disguised as the male soldier, "Ping", she bravely takes her father's place in the Imperial Army. Helped by her funny guardian dragon Mushu and a lucky cricket named Cri-kee, Mulan strives to earn the respect of her fellow warriors and her courageous Captain Shang. Mulan's adventures lead to a climactic battle atop the Imperial Palace, where her family's honor and the fate of the Emperor and all of China rests in her hands. (G, 88 min, 2004). All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Katie Adams performs these myths with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation. See the stories and the star constellations that go with them! Stories include Pandora’s Box, Perseus and Pegasus, Icarus, and Baucis and Philemon. These amazing Greek myth hero stories inspire audiences young and old to read Greek myths.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Do you think you know the Greek Gods and Goddesses of the Percy Jackson Series? Join us at the North Sarasota Library to test your knowledge! Crafts, games, and snacks will be available at this event.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Create your superhero costume in this weekly program. This program is geared to school aged children. There will be a chance to show them off on 8/12/15.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Robin Hood – Action! Adventure! A great story with toe-tapping music based on Howard Pyle’s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, a classic tale created especially for children. This one-hour show features a live performance of classic traditional marionettes. Followed by a make and take puppet making workshop. Recommended for ages 5-12.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 0-8. Dairy Foods with Holly the Cow. Special guest Holly the Cow (aka Kathy Padula) will read a story and talk about the benefits of eating dairy products. This education program is part of the Family Nutrition Program provided by UF/IFAS. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. Singer-guitarist Dave Moran entertains with favorite children’s songs. Limit 80. Free tickets at the Children’s Dept. desk starting at 10 a.m.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful paly time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join amazing storyteller Tamara as she shares fascinating stories from children - and heroic characters from many lands. Ages 5 - 10
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12. This is for on line gaming only, no adults. Space is limited to 9 students at a time. We will rotate out, if kids are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
For students ages 10-15, watch a classic animated adventure by the famous animation studio Ghibli, telling the story of a young girl who meets mysterious creatures as she gets used to her new house. Movie is Rated G and lasts 83 minutes.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and join tweens as they exercise in the Nia style, a combination of yoga and the martial arts. This program is geared for ages 10 to 13.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Relax and enjoy special time in the Kids Zone reading to our "four legged friends" as they listen attentively to the stories you select. Special certification is the training required for our Service Dogs participation.
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come play E for Everyone games on the Wii. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come and join Adrianne Pezzella as she introduces the children to exercise with music and songs and shows everyone that it is fun to be fit. This program is for children from 0 to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Guest and a Story - Kidding Around Yoga with Barbara Gail of Rhythm Inlet. Ages 2 1/2 - 5.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Program cancelled due to staffing shortage. Recommended ages: newborn-18 months Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Artist and Art Historian Ania Nazarian presents the stories and art work of some of the most famous artists of the Impressionist movement. Enjoy films, photos and craft with this this program. Limited to first 35 to arrive.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come play our super hero board games! We have a selection of super hero games and other board games, plus kid's puzzles. Come play with us. Ages 4-12
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ages 8-18. Learn the basics of yoga and enjoy benefits such as strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Class will be held Fridays through July 31 (except July 3 & 10). Please bring your own mat if you have one. Registration required online. Limit 20.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. this club is for children from 5 to 12. the library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family as we explore the world of science - and circuses - with amazing stunts and demonstrations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 -11. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to use Google's most popular cloud based tools to create, share and store documents.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-11. Children will learn about archeology and how they can help to protect our archaeological history through stories, activities and a craft. Presented by Florida Public Archeology Network. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Recommended for ages: 2-5. Stories, puppet shows, songs and fingerplays.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us as we celebrate our everyday super heroes at the Venice Community Center featuring magic!
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Health Heroes explore Veggie Face Art: Students create a hands-on art project (Veggie Faces), while also touching on the concept of "temporary art". Students may also sample healthy produce.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and watch a family movie at the library. Movie Titles titles are on display at the library and on the monthly calendar. No adults without kids
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ages 6-11. Create your own superhero comic book, poster, and mask. All materials provided. Limit 50. Registration required online.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about and practice with drums from around the world with Barbara Gail of Rhythm Inlet. Ages 5 - 8 accompanied by an adult. Must register on-line beginning 6/16/15. Limit of 20 children.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science.Call 941-861-1312 to schedula an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library and color some of your favorite super heroes, or do a couple super hero activity sheets. Pick up some books, check out our other summer programs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
come and join the tweens as they have fun with arts and crafts. we will be finishing off our "Metropolis" with found materials this week. the program is for tweens ages 10 to 13. attendance is limited to the first 12 tweens arriving.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Coding Club
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12 during our weekly storytime hour. This is for on line gaming only. No adults. Only 9 computers, students will need to rotate out if others are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Super Hero Storytime
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-11. Learn about the science of 3-D technology in a fun way. Special guest will include Don Musilli from the Englewood Incubation Center who will demonstrate a 3-D printer. Limited to 15 participants.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Recommended for ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Super-dog Bolt is the star of a hit TV show. His life is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue. When Bolt is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penney, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt immediately springs into action to save her from the forces of evil. With the help of his number one fan and loyal partner, Rhino, and an alley cat named Mittens, they embark on an extraordinary mission to reunite with Penney. Along the way, Bolt realizes that you don't have to be a Superhero to be a hero. (PG, 97 min, 2007). All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
John Storms will fascinate you with a live phython, turtles and other exotic reptiles from around the world. Recommended for all ages.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Ever wonder what makes superheroes "super"? Help us try to uncover the science of superheroes!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Create your superhero costume in this weekly program. This program is geared to school aged children. There will be a chance to show them off on 8/12/15.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 0-8. Special guest Kathy Padula will read a story and talk about healthy snacks. Everyone gets a free book to take home. This educational program is part of the Family Nutrition Program provided by UF/IFAS. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for up to 5 years with parent or caregiver. “Fun to be Fit” music and exercise with Adrianne Pezzella. Free tickets at the Children’s Dept. desk starting at 10 a.m. Limit 80.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us in our North Sarasota Library Reading Garden (located outside of the Kids Zone) as we work to beautify our garden. Participants will receive pizza!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful paly time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come to this special event to meet some of your community heroes involved in Fire and Emergency rescue. Stories, Fire Engines ,crafts -and fun!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about the Op Art movement with Judy Levine. Create an Op Art object. Ages 9-16.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12. This is for on line gaming only, no adults. Space is limited to 9 students at a time. We will rotate out, if kids are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and play board games at the library. We have a selection of super hero games and other board games, plus kid's puzzles. Come play with us.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Introduce children aged zero to 5 to reading with song, rhymes, books, activities and toys. Celebrate the heroes that make us feel better.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
t follows the exploits of eleven-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life, a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. PG 81 min
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Artist and Art Historian Ania Nazarian presents stories and art of the Post Impressionists with film, artwork, books, activities and a craft. Limit to first 35 to arrive
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come create super heroes with our LEGO® collection.For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ages 8-18. Learn the basics of yoga and enjoy benefits such as strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Class will be held Fridays through July 31 (except July 3 & 10). Please bring your own mat if you have one. Registration required online. Limit 20.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come see John and his amazing reptile friends and their heroic antics.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Test your super powers at this special training for young super heroes. Obstacle course, balance beam and other challenges. Decorate your own cape and mask. Registration online beginning 6/21/15. ...
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to edit photos like a professional! Have a favorite photo that you would like to edit? Bring in your own digital photos on a thumb drive.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Campers explore exciting technology fields through hands-on tech activities, crafts, games, and videos. Each camp day covers a different technology, including: video games, civil engineering, 3D printing, video production, and future technologies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 27, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Have fun building super heroes and super structures with our LEGO® collection. For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 27, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on Monday evenings this summer. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this meeting's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Campers explore exciting technology fields through hands-on tech activities, crafts, games, and videos. Each camp day covers a different technology, including: video games, civil engineering, 3D printing, video production, and future technologies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 3-11. Superhero Training Academy. Learn clown skills so you can be a community hero! Clowns Like Us, Alley #303 will join us for a morning of hands-on fun with juggling, magic tricks, balloon twisting, stilt walking and more. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Recommended for ages: 2-5. Stories, puppet shows, songs and fingerplays.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and watch a family movie at the library. Movie Titles titles are on display at the library and on the monthly calendar. No adults without kids
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
All ages. Watch the popular movie and sing along to your favorite songs. Refreshments provided. Limit 80. Free tickets at Children’s Dept. desk starting at 1 p.m
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Katie Adams shares some thrilling tales from Greek heroes of the ancient past with her puppet friends, music and song.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science.Call 941-861-1312 to schedula an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library and color some of your favorite super heroes, or do a couple super hero activity sheets. Pick up some books, check out our other summer programs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
come and join the tweens as they have fun with arts and crafts. this week the teens will be knitting. yarn and needles will be provided. the program is for tweens ages 10 to 13. attendance is limited to the first 12 tweens arriving.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Campers explore exciting technology fields through hands-on tech activities, crafts, games, and videos. Each camp day covers a different technology, including: video games, civil engineering, 3D printing, video production, and future technologies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Coding Club
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12 during our weekly storytime hour. This is for on line gaming only. No adults. Only 9 computers, students will need to rotate out if others are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Super Hero Storytime
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 5-11. The K-9 team will bring their dogs to talk about the role of the dogs, their missions, and how the team assists first responders. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Recommended for ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come visit with our friends from the North Port Police department and the K-9 Squad. Stories, activities and craft. All Ages
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Enjoy this movie with the whole family. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, a covert government program of trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Darwin is the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; (PG, 88 min, 2009)
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Gladys Varga, Teaching Artist and Storyteller, will present a program of folktales, fairy tales, and true stories of women and girls who display bravery, resourcefulness, wisdom, and other character building attributes, such as Rachel the Clever, Kate Shelley and The Legend of the Bluebonnet.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
John Storms returns to North Sarasota Library with his reptilian friends! In this program, Storms will explain the behaviors of certain reptiles and share stories about his encounters. We look forward to his return each summer!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Pasco County librarian and Japan aficionado Paul Stonebridge presents this lecture about modern Japanese culture. Taste food, view a slide show, and learn about trends and habits of Japanese young adults from someone who has recently been there.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Campers explore exciting technology fields through hands-on tech activities, crafts, games, and videos. Each camp day covers a different technology, including: video games, civil engineering, 3D printing, video production, and future technologies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 0-8. Train to be a superhero at this program that will incorporate early literacy skills. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful paly time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12. This is for on line gaming only, no adults. Space is limited to 9 students at a time. We will rotate out, if kids are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come make a special craft for your Superhero costume or collection - or make a Heroic gift for a friend.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and join tweens as they exercise in the Nia style, a combination of yoga and the martial arts. This program is geared for ages 10 to 13.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Campers explore exciting technology fields through hands-on tech activities, crafts, games, and videos. Each camp day covers a different technology, including: video games, civil engineering, 3D printing, video production, and future technologies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Bobbi Morgan from Suzuki's MusikGarten as she introduces children aged zero to 5 to music. this program is for children accompanied by a caretaker.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Guest and a Story - "Gymnastics Fun" with special guest Michelle Guy, YMCA Gymnastics. Ages 2 1/2 - 5.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Program cancelled due to staffing shortage. Recommended ages: newborn-18 months Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come play our super hero board games! We have a selection of super hero games and other board games, plus kid's puzzles. Come play with us. Ages 4-12
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Your Puppet Friends get into a swimming adventure and quickly learn some water safety tips - just in time! Craft, activities and giveaways after the show. Limited to first 60 to arrive.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ages 8-18. Learn the basics of yoga and enjoy benefits such as strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Class will be held Fridays through July 31 (except July 3 & 10). Please bring your own mat if you have one. Registration required online. Limit 20.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn more about how to use Google's most popular cloud based tools to create, share and store documents.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Local children's performer Dave Moran will sing popular children's songs and nursery rhymes. He will also perform several of his original songs.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 0-11. Everyone is welcome to join us for fun and festivities as we celebrate our community heroes – you! Costumed characters, snacks, activities and a photo booth. Bring your cameras! Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come dressed as your favorite super hero to celebrate the end of another successful summer reading program.
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Come join us at the Venice Community Center for pizza and ice cream, prize drawings, and free books. Registration is required plus your stamped completed reading log ticket.
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
All ages. Celebrate the end of your successful summer reading program with crafts and food. Limit 80. Free tickets at the Children’s Dept. desk at 1 p.m.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science.Call 941-861-1312 to schedula an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
come and join the tweens as they have fun with cooking. the tweens will be learning how to create snacks for their inner hero. the program is for tweens ages 10 to 13. attendance is limited to the first 12 tweens arriving.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Coding Club
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12 during our weekly storytime hour. This is for on line gaming only. No adults. Only 9 computers, students will need to rotate out if others are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Super Hero Storytime
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Gather all your minions together for this follow movie! When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (PG, 98 min, 2013). All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Create your superhero costume in this weekly program. This program is geared to school aged children. There will be a chance to show them off on 8/12/15.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Part 1: Wednesday, August 5, 5-6 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, August 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Recommendeded for Ages: 3-8
Have you ever wondered what happens when the library is closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friend during our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Listen to stories on Wednesday evening, do a craft and tuck your animal in for the night. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas. On Thursday morning, when you pick up your stuffed animal, listen to stories and watch a movie of its sleepover adventures. You will find out what mischief your stuffed animal got into during the night! A light snack will be provided. Everyone will get a copy of the movie to take home.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Discover the life and rescue skills of the volunteers and caregivers of the Elephants of Nepal. See Mimi Steger's fascinating photos and artifacts from her journey to Nepal and join in activities and crafts to help aid the Elephant rescue.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Recommended for Ages: 3-8
Have you ever wondered what happens when the library is closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friend during our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Listen to stories on Wednesday evening, do a craft and tuck your animal in for the night. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas. On Thursday morning, when you pick up your stuffed animal, listen to stories and watch a movie of its sleepover adventures. You will find out what mischief your stuffed animal got into during the night! A light snack will be provided. Everyone will get a copy of the movie to take home.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Help your child develop a love of music and the skills to play it through a series of activity-filled age-appropriate lessons. This program is geared to children 18 months to 5 years of age attending with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)with Judy Levine and then create an Henri Rousseau inspired art object. Ages 9-16
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12. This is for on line gaming only, no adults. Space is limited to 9 students at a time. We will rotate out, if kids are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Acting Up Class and Class Demonstration. Gladys Varga, Teaching Artist, will conduct this 3-day workshop featuring theater games, folktales, movement and creative drama. Must register on-line for all 3 days beginning July 1. Ages 5 - 8. Limit of 15.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Come and join tweens as they exercise in the Nia style, a combination of yoga and the martial arts. This program is geared for ages 10 to 13.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Relax and enjoy special time in the Kids Zone reading to our "four legged friends" as they listen attentively to the stories you select. Special certification is the training required for our Service Dogs participation.
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Keep cool and play board games at the library. We have a selection of super hero games and other board games, plus kid's puzzles. Come play with us.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Introduce children aged zero to 5 to nutrition with song, rhymes, books and activities. This is for children accompanied by a caregiver. A snack will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
They're cute. They're cuddly. They're back! Here comes the hilarious movie that proves global espionage is for the birds! Your favorite super-spies - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private - join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It's a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love. PG 92 min
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come create super heroes with our LEGO® collection.For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Acting Up Class and Class Demonstration. Gladys Varga, Teaching Artist, will conduct this 3-day workshop featuring theater games, folktales, movement and creative drama. Must register on-line for all 3 days beginning July 1. Ages 5 - 8. Limit of 15.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and discover new books for early readers. there will be activities, discussion and fun for all. Snacks will be served. Check with the Youth Dept. to get a copy of the book to be discussed.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come join in the talent show, party activities and food! Receive your reading certificate and a special book for your summer reading accomplishments.Watch the battle between good heroes and evil villains!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Acting Up Class and Class Demonstration. Gladys Varga, Teaching Artist, will conduct this 3-day workshop featuring theater games, folktales, movement and creative drama. Must register on-line for all 3 days beginning July 1. Ages 5 - 8. Limit of 15.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
A party to celebrate the end of the family summer reading program. Come and get your face painted, meet a couple of children's book characters, and more! Popcorn will be provided at this event.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up (younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on Monday evenings this summer. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this meeting's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Have fun building super heroes and super structures with our LEGO® collection. For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
come and join the tweens as they have fun with arts and crafts. the program is for tweens ages 10 to 13. attendance is limited to the first 12 tweens arriving.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to Read with the Dogs with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Coding Club
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Our computer lab is open for youth ages 6-12 during our weekly storytime hour. This is for on line gaming only. No adults. Only 9 computers, students will need to rotate out if others are waiting.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Summer Super Hero Storytime
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with a "super" celebration for our reading heroes. We'll have book characters in costume, refreshments, a photo booth and fun for all. Bring your camera. Ages 0 - 11.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Puppet friends gather together for one last summer adventure before Autumn and school begin. Craft after the show. For children 4 - 9.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Create your superhero costume in this weekly program. This program is geared to school aged children. There will be a chance to show them off on 8/12/15.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Have you participated in the summer reading incentive program? Yes! Celebrate the completion of your reading log by joining the library staff for pizza and a magic show. Pizza served between 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm. Shows starts promptly at 6:15 pm. RSVP by calling 861-1130 or by registering every child that will attend online at scgov.net/library, click on “Calendar” select the month and scroll down to August 12 and enter the required information.
Recommended for Ages: 4 to 11.

Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Help your child develop a love of music and the skills to play it through a series of activity-filled age-appropriate lessons. This program is geared to children 18 months to 5 years of age attending with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and join tweens as they exercise in the Nia style, a combination of yoga and the martial arts. This program is geared for ages 10 to 13.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Introduce children aged zero to 5 to reading with song, rhymes, books, activities and toys. Celebrate the heroes who save the world.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 14, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come play our super hero board games! We have a selection of super hero games and other board games, plus kid's puzzles. Come play with us. Ages 4-12
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. this club is for children from 5 to 12. the library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 -11. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Help your child develop a love of music and the skills to play it through a series of activity-filled age-appropriate lessons. This program is geared to children 18 months to 5 years of age attending with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Relax and enjoy special time in the Kids Zone reading to our "four legged friends" as they listen attentively to the stories you select. Special certification is the training required for our Service Dogs participation.
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come play E for Everyone games on the Wii. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come and join Adrianne Pezzella as she introduces the children to exercise with music and songs and shows everyone that it is fun to be fit. This program is for children from 0 to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys. this is a subset of ASL especially for babies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Introduce children aged zero to 5 to reading with song, rhymes, books, activities and toys. Celebrate the heroes in the animal kingdom.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Monthly introduction to drama with theater games and improvisation with teacher/actor Gladys Varga for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 07, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to introduce the children to the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to explore the children to the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 8 to 12.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 6 to 10. Snacks will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiastis. Open to children 5 to 11 years old. Call the Youth Department for more details: 941-861-1241.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Reserve space for Arts and Cultural Alliance program For ages 7 and up. Part of Artists in Libraries: Professional teaching artists bringing interactive workshops to your neighborhood libraries.

Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Monthly introduction to drama with theater games and improvisation with teacher/actor Gladys Varga for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to introduce the children to the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to explore the children to the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 8 to 12.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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Important Messages
WELCOME SUPER READERS! Babies, toddlers, and children through age 11.

Earn prizes for reading this summer. Log in and record every day that you read (or are read to) for at least 20 minutes. You will earn your first prize when you have completed 7 days. You will also win a prize when you have completed 21 days and then again when you have completed 42 days. When you have completed the program you will get a certificate, a FREE book, and an invitation to the End of Summer Celebration at your library!

The Summer Reading Program is a fun way to include reading and related activities in to your summer. The most important part is that participation helps maintain and improve reading skills.

Earn more prizes! Pick up a Hero's Quest or an Early Literacy Activity Sheet (for infants and toddlers) at the Youth Service Desk. Complete challenges to earn coupons for a drawing for prizes that will be awarded at the End of Summer Celebration.

There are Summer Reading programs this year for all ages - including teens and adults. Go to http://scgov.net/library to register. Check out the online calendar to see all of the programs that are happening all summer long.

Ready, set, READ!


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Title
Captain Boomerang's Comeback
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Title
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Title
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Title
Henry & Mudge Take the Big Test