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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family!! Get a headstart on the celebration of the Year of the Monkey. The New Year actually falls on the 8th and is followed by a week long Spring Festival and ends with the Lantern Festival. We will be exploring all these with crafts, food and song. Join our Dragon Parade. The reservation is for the whole family.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Become a first rate Book Detective at this inaugural Beginner Book Club Party
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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, February 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Teaching Artist with Venice Theatre, Gladys Varga, will lead this one hour acting class. Included will be theatre games, creative drama, movement and acting out folktales. Must register online beginning January 4.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 06, 2016
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, February 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 2016
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, February 08, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all LEGO Enthusiasts. this is a program for ages 3 to 15. we have blocks of all sizes and complexities; just bring your imagination.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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, February 09, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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, February 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and caregivers will enjoy picture books, puppet shows, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Children's storytime promotes the development of early literacy skills through age-appropriate activities. Storytime is followed by playtime.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Chinese New Year (of the Monkey) and Mardi Gras with a special craft that you can make in the Youth Department.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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, February 09, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Using clear contact paper and color tissue paper, create faux stained glass hangings for your window.
Recommended for ages: 4 and up.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 4-11. Learn basic scientific principles while enjoying hands-on activities. Science equipment provided by Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab. Registration is required and limited to 12 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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, February 09, 2016
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, February 10, 2016
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, February 10, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, February 10, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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, February 11, 2016
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, February 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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, February 11, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
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, February 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
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, February 12, 2016
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, February 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
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, February 12, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for games, crafts and snacks.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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, February 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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, February 13, 2016
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
CYD will be conducting a program for the Junior Library Aide volunteers to foster team-building skills.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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, February 13, 2016
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, February 15, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the President's Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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, February 16, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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, February 16, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and caregivers will enjoy picture books, puppet shows, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Children's storytime promotes the development of early literacy skills through age-appropriate activities. Storytime is followed by playtime.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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, February 16, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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, February 16, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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, February 17, 2016
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, February 17, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, February 17, 2016
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, February 17, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
All tweens are welcome to spend an evening making string art. This program is for children aged 10 to 13.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
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, February 18, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
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, February 18, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Themed activities, games, songs and early learning events abound in this monthly adventure for children ages 1 - 4.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
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
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 19, 2016
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, February 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 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, February 19, 2016
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, February 19, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 19, 2016
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, February 19, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
First- second- and third-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 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Come in early to get a copy of the book to be discussed
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Suncoast Humane Society pet-therapy teams will be at the Osprey Library so your children can read with the specially trained therapy dogs. FREE and open to the public.
Library
Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Educator Alice White will present this program that focuses on the messages that were secretly conveyed to runaway slaves by using songs, quilt patterns, and even the stars. There will be some of the program devoted to the history of the UGR, we will color a UGR quilt pattern that can be transferred onto cloth, and we'll sing and do an astrology exercise – all as a family. This is in celebration of Black History Month, and all ages are invited.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 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
Saturday, February 20, 2016
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, February 20, 2016
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, February 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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, February 23, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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, February 23, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and caregivers will enjoy picture books, puppet shows, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Children's storytime promotes the development of early literacy skills through age-appropriate activities. Storytime is followed by playtime.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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, February 23, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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, February 24, 2016
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, February 24, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, February 24, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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, February 25, 2016
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, February 25, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 25, 2016
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, February 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 25, 2016
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
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 26, 2016
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, February 26, 2016
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, February 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 26, 2016
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, February 26, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 26, 2016
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, February 26, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play Wii, board games, and card games with us! Snacks provided.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join volunteer Lourdes Fuller for a fun time with bilingual stories, songs and activities. Everyone welcome.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Description
Come along on a Pirate cruise with your puppet friends as they search out treasure and adventure. Simple craft follows the show.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
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, February 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 29, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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, March 01, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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, March 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and caregivers will enjoy picture books, puppet shows, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Children's storytime promotes the development of early literacy skills through age-appropriate activities. Storytime is followed by playtime.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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, March 01, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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, March 02, 2016
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, March 02, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, March 02, 2016
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, March 02, 2016
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
Thursday, March 03, 2016
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, March 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 03, 2016
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, March 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 03, 2016
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
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 04, 2016
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, March 04, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Nutrition program for children aged 3 to 6 and their caregivers. This month the subject is healthy snacks and drinks. Samples will be available.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 04, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
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.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 04, 2016
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, March 05, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 05, 2016
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, March 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 07, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 07, 2016
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, March 08, 2016
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, March 08, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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, March 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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, March 08, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 4-11. Learn basic scientific principles while enjoying hands-on activities. Science equipment provided by Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab. Registration is required and limited to 12 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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, March 09, 2016
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, March 09, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, March 09, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
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, March 10, 2016
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, March 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
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, March 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
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
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 11, 2016
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, March 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 11, 2016
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, March 11, 2016
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, March 11, 2016
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Join us for a movie and popcorn!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 11, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 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 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.


Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 12, 2016
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, March 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 12, 2016
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, March 12, 2016
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, March 12, 2016
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, March 14, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Write, Draw and Feel pets. Come and be inspired by poetess Miss Paula to immortalize your pet. this program is for children 7 to 11.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 14, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all LEGO Enthusiasts. this is a program for ages 3 to 15. we have blocks of all sizes and complexities; just bring your imagination.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 14, 2016
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
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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, March 15, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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, March 15, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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, March 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come and enjoy Circus Sarasota's Chucko the Clown show the library audience his routines accompanied by music. This program is fun for the whole family.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 3-7. Meet award winning author Dianne Ochiltree as she reads from her new book “It’s a Seashell Day”. Learn about the process of writing a children’s book, explore and discuss seashells, and listen to her read the story aloud and enjoy other seashell activities. Registration required and limited to 25 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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, March 16, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on this special evening. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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, March 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
First- second- and third-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 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Come in early to get a copy of the book to be discussed
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 18, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 18, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 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
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Suncoast Humane Society pet-therapy teams will be at the Osprey Library so your children can read with the specially trained therapy dogs. FREE and open to the public.
Library
Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point

Title
Date
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 19, 2016
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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 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
Saturday, March 19, 2016
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, March 19, 2016
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, March 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 21, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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, March 22, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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, March 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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, March 22, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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, March 23, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, March 23, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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, March 24, 2016
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, March 24, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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, March 24, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 25, 2016
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, March 25, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 25, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come in and join us for spring themed crafts. The public schools are closed, but the libraries are open. There will be crafts for children from 2 to 12. No reservations are required.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 25, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play Wii, board games, and card games with us! Snacks provided.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn all kinds of computer and digital skill sets in a fun and creative session with Aaron. Classes open to all ages 8+ with advanced classes for experienced students.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 26, 2016
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, March 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 28, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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, March 29, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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, March 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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, March 29, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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, March 30, 2016
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, March 30, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, March 30, 2016
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, March 31, 2016
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, March 31, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 31, 2016
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, March 31, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 31, 2016
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
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 01, 2016
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, April 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
time reserved for outreach to schools and groups.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 01, 2016
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, April 01, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 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 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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, April 02, 2016
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, April 04, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 04, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 04, 2016
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, April 05, 2016
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, April 05, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
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, April 05, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
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, April 05, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
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, April 06, 2016
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, April 06, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, April 06, 2016
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, April 06, 2016
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
Thursday, April 07, 2016
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, April 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 07, 2016
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, April 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 07, 2016
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
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 08, 2016
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, April 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 08, 2016
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, April 08, 2016
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, April 08, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come unwind with our teen and child coloring program. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Bring your own special coloring instruments such as gel pens or markers. Enjoy relaxing music, conversation and snacks.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 09, 2016
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, April 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 09, 2016
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, April 09, 2016
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, April 09, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come have fun - and learn some strategies at this friendly Chess Tournament
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 11, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 11, 2016
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
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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, April 12, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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, April 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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, April 12, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 4-11. Learn basic scientific principles while enjoying hands-on activities. Science equipment provided by Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab. Registration is required and limited to 12 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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, April 13, 2016
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, April 13, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, April 13, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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, April 14, 2016
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, April 14, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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, April 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 15, 2016
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, April 15, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 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, April 15, 2016
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, April 16, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Suncoast Humane Society pet-therapy teams will be at the Osprey Library so your children can read with the specially trained therapy dogs. FREE and open to the public.
Library
Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point

Title
Date
Saturday, April 16, 2016
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
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 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
Saturday, April 16, 2016
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, April 16, 2016
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, April 18, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 18, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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, April 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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, April 19, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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, April 19, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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, April 20, 2016
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, April 20, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, April 20, 2016
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, April 21, 2016
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, April 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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, April 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 22, 2016
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, April 22, 2016
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, April 22, 2016
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, April 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play Wii, board games, and card games with us! Snacks provided.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join volunteer Lourdes Fuller for a fun time with bilingual stories, songs and activities. Everyone welcome.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come one and all to try your hand at recycled crafts. Learn to reuse everyday items to create something new. This program is for children aged 3 to 18.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 23, 2016
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, April 25, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 25, 2016
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
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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, April 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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, April 26, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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, April 27, 2016
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, April 27, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, April 27, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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, April 28, 2016
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, April 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 28, 2016
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, April 28, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 28, 2016
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
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 29, 2016
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, April 29, 2016
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, April 30, 2016
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, May 02, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 02, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 02, 2016
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, May 03, 2016
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, May 03, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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, May 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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, May 03, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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, May 04, 2016
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, May 04, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, May 04, 2016
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, May 04, 2016
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
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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, May 05, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
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, May 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
CES/Family Nutrition will introduce preschoolers to nutrition in fun new ways. A healthy snack will be served. This program is for children aged 3 to 6 and their caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
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, May 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 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 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come out and visit the library for your free comic book! While you're here, check out our fantastic collection of graphic novels for all ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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, May 07, 2016
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, May 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 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 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 to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
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, May 09, 2016
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, May 10, 2016
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, May 10, 2016
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
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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, May 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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, May 10, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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 schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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, May 11, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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, May 11, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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, May 12, 2016
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, May 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
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 early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
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, May 13, 2016
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, May 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
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, May 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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, May 14, 2016
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

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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.

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Reviews
Review
Harry was in a trance.
Title
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Review
Have you ever been blamed for something that you haven't done? In this book, Hank is investigating a chicken crime and he ends up getting wrongly accused of the crime. Drover says he is guilty, but for what? He has a few suspects, but the skunk is at the top of the list because of its smell.
Title
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Review
Harry made it to the top box.
Title
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Review
Have you ever wanted to ride inside a bubble? Well, the Flash is trapped in one of Trickster's bubbles. Oh no, Trickster was up to no good now at the Circus Pier as he captured the children into bubbles. Read to see if Flash can use science to escape from the bubble...
Title
Trickster's Bubble Trouble