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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
CITIZENS OF LONDON: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest Hour by Lynn Olsen. “The behind the scenes story from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow; Averill Harriman: and forgotten hero, John Winant, US Ambassador to the UK.” Reviewed by Charlotte Thompson, former librarian, facilitator of the Selby Library’s discussion Group Cirque d’ Book. She’ll revisit a dark time of history and learn of three Americans who will make us proud. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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, December 12, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the holidays at the library!

Get in the holiday spirit by making your choice of Christmas ornaments for your home or to give as gifts. All supplies will be provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For this month, we'll be making frosty winter dioramas with foam, artificial snow, and bejeweled tree branches. All materials will be provided. Registration is required!

**This craft program is for ADULTS 18+ only**
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it. The workshop is being held at a facility with both solar photovoltaic and solar water heating technology installed, so we will take a tour of the building to see the technologies in action.

Please register for this class by clicking Eventbrite Registration Link.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn to use an online snowflake generator to create your own perfectly unique snowflake to take home! Materials provided, all ages welcome! Limit ten participants, registration is required.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us as members of the Asolo Repertory Theater Guild perform a reading of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' play "Coney Island Christmas", the story of a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn how to take great photos with your iPad or iPhone and how to save them, download them and delete them. Bring your iPad/iPhone to this class. Limited to 15.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
If you have a Gmail account, you have a Google Drive! Do you know how to sign into it and use this "cloud" storage? Do you know you can create documents, spreadsheets, and databases in your Google Drive? You can create folders, upload files and pictures from your computer's hard drive, and share documents with family and friends. Sharing allows others to view OR edit your documents, download your photos (if you allow this through sharing), or create presentations using the FREE software provided through your Gmail and Google Drive. Bring your Gmail account name and password to this session and if you don't have one, you will create a new one for yourself!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.

Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. December's selection: "The Christmas Gift" by R.P. Warren pg. 169 and "Blood-Burning Moon" by Jean Toomer pg. 60
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you have questions about Medicare? A representative from SHINE will be here to answer Medicare questions that include problem solving and financial assistance application guidance.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to set up an appointment.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
New to Internet searching? Learn how to conduct a basic search on Google as well as what the meanings of all those acronyms and computer words mean: ISP, http, www, domain extensions, and more. This class will help you walk away a little more confident when going to the Internet or WWW.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare present personal growth and practical guidance classes. This month: Managing Money Series.
Today: SESSION 3 focuses on the value of paying off debt, how to pay off debt,and where to get help to do so.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Afternoon bingo without the chain-smoking gamblers! Free entry. Win prizes!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Bob and Kim Yantorno as they share highlights from their travels through Africa. Bob and Kim are nature lovers and have spent their vacations searching for places where they could observe nature, especially animals. Their African Safari was the trip of a lifetime. They visited the Serengeti National Park and Kilimanjaro. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with one of our librarians who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

If you need help with a smartphone, iPad, or tablet, please bring it with you (along with your username and password) or we may not be able to help.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun afternoon of sharing your favorite cookies (with the recipe), decorating a jar for your sugar scrub as a gift or a treat to yourself!!

Registration begins Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. Stop by the Information Services Desk or call 941-861-5000 to sign up!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Technology Volunteer, Chakrit, will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Book a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk.
Location
Genealogy Study Area
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This program offers a gentle, simple Yoga and meditation practice. No materials are needed. Join this new practice community at Jacaranda Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Get into the holiday spirit!

Join us for a showing of A Christmas Story while enjoying popcorn and cookies.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener Fred Thibault will offer gardening instruction, with a focus on vegetable gardening skills, using YouTube to illustrate examples and techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

*Note: Participants must bring your laptop to the Reference Desk before the class day to make sure your laptop works on the library's wireless network
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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, December 19, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) Health in Motion staff provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. The Registered Nurse (RN) also helps individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.

Health in Motion services include:

Blood pressure screening
Body mass index (BMI) measurement
Diabetes - glucose screening
HIV and STD testing (select sites)
Tips for staying healthy
Referrals to“Quit Your Way” with Tobacco Free Florida
Referrals to Community Health Centers of Sarasota County for ongoing health care.

No appointment is needed. For questions call 941-861-2873
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
In the documentary Dance For Me, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark's most promising young dancers.

Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance — and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, careers, and the future.

Dance For Me is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves.

**This event is open to both teens and adults!**
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.

*Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Please register for this class below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze with some special holiday coloring pages! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join guitarist, composer and music teacher Edwin Culver for a classical music experience featuring Renaissance dances, Christmas carols, Brazilian waltzes, Cuban etudes, contemporary works and more!
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy the Venice Library annual holiday concert--a selection of traditional holiday songs with soprano Amanda Mendon. The concert is free but space is limited and reservations are required. Registration starts on Monday, November 6. At that time you can reserve your seats below.
Location
Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come learn the fundamentals of sewing, learn your way around a machine, and sew your own mini cosmetics bag!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of the novel Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle. No need to have come to the previous discussions. New and visiting members are always welcome!
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Do you know how to make folders and file email messages into these folders? Can you set up email addresses (Contacts) for your frequent Gmail correspondents? Would you like to add a signature to your Gmail messages? Bring your Gmail account name and password to this session and learn some tricks to help you save time when sending Gmail messages. If you don't have a Gmail account, you will create a new one!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Technology Volunteer, Linda will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk.
Location
Genealogy Study Area
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of the month, November through May. Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove,co-facilitators, will be lead the discussions each month. Visit the library for a list of selected book titles. December's title: "Beneath the Marble Sky" by John Shors
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Venice newcomers welcome and Venice Newcomers Book Club.
Reading List: 6/27 - The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
7/25 - The Hilbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
8/22 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
9/26 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
10/24 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
11/28 - A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
12/29 - The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton

Different facilitator each month.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association.

Bring copies of an original poem to distribute. After reading, each workshop member will offer positive suggestions for improvement.

Registration (below) suggested but not required.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: Tarkovsky's "Solaris" (Russia, 166m, 1972, Criterion)











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.

Please register for this class below or call 941-861-1230 to register.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
If you have a Gmail account, you have a Google Drive! Do you know how to sign into it and use this "cloud" storage? Do you know you can create documents, spreadsheets, and databases in your Google Drive? You can create folders, upload files and pictures from your computer's hard drive, and share documents with family and friends. Sharing allows others to view OR edit your documents, download your photos (if you allow this through sharing), or create presentations using the FREE software provided through your Gmail and Google Drive. Bring your Gmail account name and password to this session and if you don't have one, you will create a new one for yourself!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.

Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you have questions about Medicare? A representative from SHINE will be here to answer Medicare questions that include problem solving and financial assistance application guidance.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to set up an appointment.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind and express your creativity with the Adult Coloring Club at Selby Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our Movie Night as we kick off our Winter Break movie series with Toy Story 1!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
New to Internet searching? Learn how to conduct a basic search on Google as well as what the meanings of all those acronyms and computer words mean: ISP, http, www, domain extensions, and more. This class will help you walk away a little more confident when going to the Internet or WWW.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare present personal growth and practical guidance classes. This month: Managing Money Series.
Today: SESSION 4 teaches about the importance of saving money for the future,particularly for emergencies, life goals, and retirement.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with one of our librarians who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

If you need help with a smartphone, iPad, or tablet, please bring it with you (along with your username and password) or we may not be able to help.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
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, January 02, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
After completing the Computer Basics Part 1 class the student is ready to use the skills learned to access software and learn about Toolbars and Ribbons. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. How to use File: names, folders, and extensions, is described. You will learn how to create new Files, open existing Files and Save Files. You will also learn how to Search for files. You will learn about the Folders provided by the System Software (OS). You will also learn what the Ribbon is and how to use it to generate, correct and modify a word document.

Please register for this class below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Enjoy playing BINGO? Join us for a morning of Bingo fun with a slight twist! Our BINGO cards will be booked themed! We will have prizes and light refreshments!

Registration is not required but recommended as this event is limited to 30 participants. Sign up at the Information Services Desk today!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Brendan Driscoll at bdriscoll@scgov.net or speak with a front desk staff member to schedule an appointment.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple technique, which people use to improve their lives. By tapping on acupuncture points while focusing on the desired change. EFT can be used to treat negative habits, and limiting beliefs can be changed permanently.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month. Discussions will be from Great Conversations 2 and Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 are available at the Reference desk. January's Reading: "Culture and Anarchy" by Matthew Arnold, from Great Conversations 4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This class shows you how to include different kinds of graphics within a Word document, such as photos, objects, tables, and more.

*Pre-requisite skills: Students should have some experience with Word.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Looking for work? Come learn the skills to find a new job in this absolutely free 4-week course!

New Year, New Job! Session #1: Explore your strengths and passions so you can find the perfect job for you.

This event is presented in partnership with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. No registration is required to attend--all materials are provided free of charge.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 05, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access the Ancestry Library Edition database.

As space is limited and in consideration of other students, please take Genealogy Basics only once.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000. When you register for Part 1, you are automatically registered for Part 2 on Wednesday.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 11 "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Zora Neale Hurston
Oct 9 "Underground Railroad" Colson Whitehead
Nov 13 "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis". J. D. Vance
Dec 11 "News of the world" Paulette Jiles.
Jan 8 "Gentleman in Moscow" Amor Towles
Feb 12 "Homegoing" Yaa Gyasi
Mar 12 "Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady." Susan Quinn
Apr 9 "Station 11" Emily St. John Mandel
May 14 "The Orphan's Tale" Pam Jenoff
June 11 "Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" Lisa See.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A step-by-step tutorial on basic usage of the Facebook smartphone app.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 08, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
THE FOUR HIRAM BINGHAMS. These same-name-men spanned two centuries of our history. Their experiences took them to widely varied areas in the world. Their careers and activities reflected the changing values of America, 1789-1988. One of the Binghams inspired a character in Michener’s Hawaii; Indiana Jones, another. Irving Kushner, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve, University of Cleveland will discuss this remarkable, yet not widely known family. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
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, January 09, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us to watch Academy Award winning actress Judi Dench play Queen Victoria in the story of an unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and an Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Seating is limited. Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come join NASA ambassador Linda McKenna for a free presentation on the Cassini satellite mission--one of the most ambitious efforts in planetary space exploration!

No registration required! Adults and teens are welcome to attend.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.

Register for Part 1 of this class on Monday and you are automatically registered for Part 2.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
This four-part course, presented by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., provides practical information for beginners on how to set up a budget, organize finances and save money.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Selby Library closes at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, in preparation for the Friends of the Selby Public Library's "Looking into the Crystal Ball" event.

Selby Library's regular hours resume on Thursday, January 11.

Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Bring your iPad and your iPad questions to this workshop-style class. We will present some iPad basics including how to download apps (you will need your iTunes account password), Wi-Fi internet connections, and iPad controls and settings. Limited to 15.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Are you a natural needler? Or a happy hooker? (We mean the knitting and crochet kind, of course!) Then come on down and join the Knitting & Crochet Soirée of North Port! Bring your favorite project and knitting/crochet supplies and enjoy the company of your fellow craft enthusiasts! Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snack to share with the group.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple technique, which people use to improve their lives. By tapping on acupuncture points while focusing on the desired change. EFT can be used to treat negative habits, and limiting beliefs can be changed permanently.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Party inside the Selby Library at our annual casual fundraiser presented by Friends of the Selby Public Library to benefit the Library. Many local restaurants and food vendors will offer tasty samplings of their specialties. Enjoy an eclectic variety of quality performances, intuitive readers and specialty acts, art exhibits, authors, and wellness—all at an inclusive low cost! Cash bars available. TICKETS NOW ON SALE inside Selby Library Friends Bookstore at Selby Library. $30 in advance, $40 at door. Information: 941-861-1140 or to charge tickets via phone. Also visit www.selbylibraryfriends.org to view past event highlights.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Join moderator,John Ragen for this series of 6 lectures on The Great Depression. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. January's selection: "The Silver Dish" by Saul Bellow pg. 539
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Get ready to laugh as the Asolo Rep Guild Play Readers perform from the Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore play "Send Me No Flowers". Sponsored by FOL.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
American music lecturer and vocalist Dick Smolens presents a three part series: "Musical Echoes of WWII," using vintage sound clips. Opening with a sampling of popular songs from the "Great War,"(WWI), following with England's music before our entry into WWII. After Pearl Harbor and through the war years, the characters and songs that graced the radio waves, movie screens, and records will be heard; some poignant, some silly--but all "of the time."
Seating is limited. Register online at scgov.net/library Click on calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Looking for work? Come learn the skills to find a new job in this absolutely free 4-week course!

New Year, New Job! Session #2: Learn how to search for job opportunities, polish your interview skills, and write the best cover letters and resumes.

This event is presented in partnership with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. No registration is needed--all materials are provided free of charge.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 12, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 12, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 12, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Friday afternoon bingo. Free entry, win prizes!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 12, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Lisa Louise Cooke: Google! Everything New That You Need To Know For Genealogy (General Meeting)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Join moderator,John Ragen for this series of 6 lectures on The Great Depression. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener Fred Thibault will offer gardening instruction, with a focus on vegetable gardening skills, using YouTube to illustrate examples and techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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, January 16, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join Theatre of the Mind for a memorable play reading of "The Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevort
A mother from New Jersey goes to Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son’s remains, which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the US Government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage. Determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, the women want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Golden Age of Radio is a compilation of the original scripts from shows such as George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bergen and Snerd, Fibber McGee and Molly and many others. These shows are reenacted by a cast of actors from Asolo Play readers and are directed by Barb Alexander. These skits are still as timely and funny as ever.
Seating is limited. Register online at scgov.net/library Click on calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us for some crafty fun! Project TBD
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

Genealogy Lab is self-paced, self-directed, and not a formal class.

Registration is requested as computer space is limited.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us as author, Dr. Frank Cassell discusses his new book "Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer,her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota, 1910-1982." If you have ever wondered about streets named Palmer, Mackintosh and Potter,or the origins of the Celery Fields or Historic Spanish Point, then come hear Dr. Cassell discuss the role of the Palmers in making Sarasota a cultural and economic powerhouse.
A short report on the programs, and activities of the Friends of Fruitville Library in the past year will introduce the presentation.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Memory Mobile is coming to Newtown!
Have questions about Alzheimer's Disease? Stop by for Information on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia, receive referrals to community resources, care consultations, memory education and learn the 10 signs to look out for.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ryan Wirsing, Prevention Specialist, with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare will talk about Managing Money. This program introduces the idea that managing money can improve the quality of one’s life. It teaches what a budget is and how to create and keep one. It focuses on the value of paying off debt, how to pay off debt, and where to get help to do so. We also learn about the importance of saving money for the future, particularly for emergencies, life goals, and retirement. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
This four-part course, presented by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., provides practical information for beginners on how to set up a budget, organize finances and save money.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Baila Miller presents the first topic of her 2018 lectures:
Édouard Manet, the Revolutionary vs Edgar Degas, Psychology and Art
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple technique, which people use to improve their lives. By tapping on acupuncture points while focusing on the desired change. EFT can be used to treat negative habits, and limiting beliefs can be changed permanently.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month> "Archaeology Year in Review" by Smitty Smith.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of the month, November through May. Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove,co-facilitators, will be lead the discussions each month. Visit the library for a list of selected book titles. January's title: "The Yearling" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Baila Miller as she discusses the works of prominent 20th century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
American music lecturer and vocalist Dick Smolens presents a three part series: "Musical Echoes of WWII," using vintage sound clips. Opening with a sampling of popular songs from the "Great War,"(WWI), following with England's music before our entry into WWII. After Pearl Harbor and through the war years, the characters and songs that graced the radio waves, movie screens, and records will be heard; some poignant, some silly--but all "of the time."
Seating is limited. Register online at scgov.net/library Click on calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Looking for work? Come learn the skills to find a new job in this absolutely free 4-week course!

New Year, New Job! Session #3: Now that you've got the job, learn good work habits to help you excel in your position.

This event is presented in partnership with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. No registration is needed--all materials are provided free of charge.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Explore the art of entertaining with two-minute stories.
Effective everyday stories are fun to craft and surprisingly useful in many situations: for entertainment, giving a short talk and attracting interest in your ideas and passions. Bring a photo for inspiration.
No registration is required for this free program but please register for a reminder call and to give us a heads up for preparing refreshments.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
5:05 PM - 8:05 PM
Description
Verdi's La Traviata, as performed in 2005 at the Salzburg Festival.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Electric vehicles are becoming more common. This workshop is for those interested in understanding electric vehicles and the infrastructure that is supporting them. The discussion will cover the basics of how the various types of electric vehicles work, considerations for those interested in buying one (including calculating return on investment), the charging infrastructure around Sarasota County, and the benefits they provide. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be available to view on site. Presented by Sarasota County Sustainability
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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, January 23, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Dr. Ken Erb has he takes us through an arm-chair exploration of Athens and the Greek Islands.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come join us for a screening of the POV documentary All the Difference.

**Adults and Teens are both welcome to attend this event!**
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
This four-part course, presented by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., provides practical information for beginners on how to set up a budget, organize finances and save money.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Jenny Wilkins will share the wonders of biking, hiking, climbing and camping in Colorado. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple technique, which people use to improve their lives. By tapping on acupuncture points while focusing on the desired change. EFT can be used to treat negative habits, and limiting beliefs can be changed permanently.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come join us for a rousing book discussion! January title TBD
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Join moderator,John Ragen for this series of 6 lectures on The Great Depression. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Ken Erb takes us on this virtual rendition of his trip to Greece with a well-researched lecture on the culture and geography of this cradle of western civilization.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
American music lecturer and vocalist Dick Smolens presents a three part series: "Musical Echoes of WWII," using vintage sound clips. Opening with a sampling of popular songs from the "Great War,"(WWI), following with England's music before our entry into WWII. After Pearl Harbor and through the war years, the characters and songs that graced the radio waves, movie screens, and records will be heard; some poignant, some silly--but all "of the time."
Seating is limited. Register online at scgov.net/library Click on calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Looking for work? Come learn the skills to find a new job in this absolutely free 4-week course!

New Year, New Job! Session #4: Transform a job into a career! Learn how to recognize your skills and expertise and use them to make the most of your job.

This event is presented in partnership with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. No registration is needed--all materials are provided free of charge.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Please come to hear author Daniel Bergner at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Center at the new Suncoast Technical College in North Port. Make sure to visit our newest library- the Shannon Staub Library- either before or after the program! 4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL 34289

This FREE lecture is in conjunction with the selection of his best-seller Sing For Your Life for the 2018 “One Book, One Community” program.

Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family details the touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions, professional opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough and sometimes violent upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent. At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses. Sing for Your Life chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom.

The author will talk about how this incredible story came to him, and what surprised him most in his research. His presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and sales.

Register below to reserve your space.
Location
Suncoast Technical College, Conference Center, 4445 Career Lane, North Port, FL, 34289
Library
Off-Site Location

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Can't find that special card for your Valentine? Come make your own special Valentine's Day card with our favorite host, Beverly!
Supplies provided.
Registration recommended as space is limited to 15 participants.
Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. Stop by the Information Services Desk or Call 941-861-5000 to register.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Please come to hear author Daniel Bergner at 7 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236.

This FREE lecture is in conjunction with the selection of his best-seller Sing For Your Life for the 2018 “One Book, One Community” program.

Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family details the touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions, professional opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough and sometimes violent upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent. At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses. Sing for Your Life chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom.

The author will talk about how this incredible story came to him, and what surprised him most in his research. His presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and sales.

Register below to reserve your space.
Location
Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL, 34236
Library
Off-Site Location

Title
Date
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to grow fresh, healthy produce in your own backyard! This course, open to the general public, will include advice for successful vegetable gardening in southwest Florida. Advance registration is required. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
For more information, call 941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
Presented by Master Gardener Dennis Heidenis. University of Florida/IFAS Extension - Sarasota County
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 29, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Join moderator,John Ragen for this series of 6 lectures on The Great Depression. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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, January 30, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association.

Bring copies of an original poem to distribute. After reading, each workshop member will offer positive suggestions for improvement.

Registration (below) suggested but not required.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Dr. Ken Erb has he takes us through an arm-chair exploration of Athens and the Greek Islands.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

*Note: Participants must bring your laptop to the Reference Desk before the class day to make sure your laptop works on the library's wireless network
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us as NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Linda McKenna tells us what we learned over the past 20 years from the Cassini spacecraft exploring the Saturn system.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ryan Wirsing, Prevention Specialist, with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare will talk about Making Decisions. The ability to make wise decisions and carry through them is essential in developing a healthy life. Like any other skills, making wise decisions becomes easier with practice. This program introduces the idea that making decisions is a skill, discusses why it is an important skill, and identifies the consequences of poor decision making. We will discuss decision making styles, the steps in making decisions, and how to learn from decisions. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
This four-part course, presented by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., provides practical information for beginners on how to set up a budget, organize finances and save money.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come give blood with OneBlood and help save a life!
Location
Library Parking Lot
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
The design of houses can impact the ability of residents to stay at home as they age or following a short or long-term disability. To better support these populations, Sarasota County has implemented a voluntary recognition program for residential units that apply principles of Universal Design and Visitability. This class is useful for anyone interested in planning ahead for housing needs as you age or those looking to support a loved one who is aging or disabled. Sarasota County sustainability staff will present on age-friendly housing strategies and local programs that support them. Registration is required. To register click the "EventBrite" link below.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple technique, which people use to improve their lives. By tapping on acupuncture points while focusing on the desired change. EFT can be used to treat negative habits, and limiting beliefs can be changed permanently.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Join moderator,John Ragen for this series of 6 lectures on The Great Depression. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month. Discussions will be from Great Conversations 2 and Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 are available at the Reference desk. February's Reading: "Pragmatism" by William James, from Great Conversations 4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Watch classic movies with an introductory lecture from Jacaranda's resident film history buff
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 02, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 02, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 02, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 02, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Free entry. Win prizes!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 02, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Florida author, Charles Sobczak will take an in depth look at a wide array of species that have invaded Florida over the past 100 years. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Lisa Brande and Mark Trichka with Easy Street Duo will present an upbeat program featuring Bluegrass, Old-Time, Country, Cajun, and Zydeco. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 04, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Florida couldn’t be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. Join Tampa Bay Times columnist Craig Pittman as he discusses his book “Oh, Florida!”. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This film includes fascinating stories of Patrick Smith's life and adventures and such experiences which led the author to writing his novel, "A Land Remembered". It provides great insight not only into Florida's past, but also into the mind of one of her favorite writers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This film includes fascinating stories of Patrick Smith's life and adventures and such experiences which led the author to writing his novel, "A Land Remembered". It provides great insight not only into Florida's past, but also into the mind of one of her favorite writers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access the Ancestry Library Edition database.

As space is limited and in consideration of other students, please take Genealogy Basics only once.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000. When you register for Part 1, you are automatically registered for Part 2 on Tuesday.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This lecture features Florida’s Museums in the Sea, historic shipwrecks that have been interpreted for divers and snorkelers to educate citizens and visitors about the real treasure of Florida’s shipwrecks-their history.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
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 06, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This class will teach you the basics of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program. They will show you the nine principles that can help you have a successful, beautiful lawn and garden while protecting our natural resources.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us to watch the movie Dunkirk directed by Christopher Nolan depicting the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbor in Belgium, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. Seating is Limited. Register at scgov.net/library. Click on Calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special presentation on Mars by NASA ambassador Linda McKenna.

No registration required! Adults and teens are welcome to attend.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.

Register for Part 1 of this class on Monday and you are automatically registered for Part 2.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In 1918 Dr. Mary Green organized the Lemon Bay Mother’s Club which today is known as the Lemon Bay Women’s Club. This presentation will share the significant role Dr. Green played in both the organization and the community.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Brendan Driscoll at bdriscoll@scgov.net or speak with a front desk staff member to schedule an appointment.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
A variety of writings and speeches will be reviewed and presented by Ed Dwyer, Phd..
Theme: Black Prophetic Epistles

Wed 7 Feb '18 2:00 - 3:00 pm: James Baldwin (excerpts)
Wed 14 Feb '18 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Ta Nahisi Coates "Between the World and Me"
Wed 21 Feb '18 2:00 - 3:00: Michael Eric Dyson "Tears We Cannot Stop"

Sponsored by the Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Dave Kilbride, guitarist and vocalist, will play music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. February's selection: "Greenleaf" by Flannery O'Connor pg. 348
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
For over 250 years, Cowboys have ridden the plains of central Florida. This film captures the beauty of the old ways with the drama of encroaching civilization.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. We’ll also cover considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available. Advance registration is required. Register early through Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-upgrade-workshop-registration-39485340717) to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

Attendees will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit (one per household) worth up to $35 that includes ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs, WaterSense faucet aerators, a smart power strip, rope caulk and outlet insulating gaskets, and other items so you can start saving.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 09, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Carol Leonard from the Coastal Wildlife Club as she talks about Manasota Key Sea Turtles and what you can do to help protect these animals.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 09, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about the history and restoration of the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 09, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Early Voting for Special Election State House District 72.
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610, or visit sarasotavotes.com
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Diahan Southard: Finding Missing Persons - Using Your DNA Results to Find People in Your Pedigree (General Meeting)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 11 "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Zora Neale Hurston
Oct 9 "Underground Railroad" Colson Whitehead
Nov 13 "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis". J. D. Vance
Dec 11 "News of the world" Paulette Jiles.
Jan 8 "Gentleman in Moscow" Amor Towles
Feb 12 "Homegoing" Yaa Gyasi
Mar 12 "Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady." Susan Quinn
Apr 9 "Station 11" Emily St. John Mandel
May 14 "The Orphan's Tale" Pam Jenoff
June 11 "Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" Lisa See.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Special Election State House District 72
Contact Supervisor of Elections for accurate Poll Hours 941-861-8610
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

Genealogy Lab is self-paced, self-directed, and not a formal class.

Registration is requested as computer space is limited.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
HOT FUDGE SUNDAE IN A WHITE PAPER CUP-A Spirited Black Woman in a
White World by Gwendolyn Calvert Baker. The author, now a Sarasota resident, will take us through her years as National Executive Director of YWCA, her time on the NYC School Board, and her role as President of UNICEF. She worked for multicultural education throughout her career. You will learn of her early life, its impact on her later years and the reason for the unusual title of her memoir.
This program is sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Baila Miller's topic for her second 2018 lecture: The Mystery of Picasso vs The Genius of Henri Matisse
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Bring your iPad or iPhone to this class and learn how to download a new app. We will look at how to evaluate an app before you decide to download it, if there is a cost involved, and how to delete an app you no longer want on your device.
Limited to 15.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of the month, November through May. Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove,co-facilitators, will be lead the discussions each month. Visit the library for a list of selected book titles. February's title: "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Join moderator,John Ragen for this series of 6 lectures on The Great Depression. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener Fred Thibault will offer gardening instruction, with a focus on vegetable gardening skills, using YouTube to illustrate examples and techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for an a slide illustrated travelogue lecture to the enchanting Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Presented by Sarasota County Sustainability. If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Here is the link for registering at Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-the-sunshine-state-the-basics-of-solar-energy-for-fl-homeowners-registration-39487924445?aff=es2
For more information, please contact Sara Kane at 941-861-9802 or skane@scgov.net.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Stephen Richer the banjo playing sociologist returns with an insightful and musically entertaining look at the history of the labor movement. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Baila Miller as she discusses the life and times of author Oscar Wilde. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Ken Erb presents this slide-illustrated lecture on the fascinating Buddhist Kingdom nestled in the Himalayas between India and Tibet, whose king decided that "Gross National Happiness" should be as important a gage of the well being of a country as GDP.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association.

Bring copies of an original poem to distribute. After reading, each workshop member will offer positive suggestions for improvement.

Registration (below) suggested but not required.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for an a slide illustrated travelogue lecture to the enchanting Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

*Note: Participants must bring your laptop to the Reference Desk before the class day to make sure your laptop works on the library's wireless network
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This class will cover how to request friends, share pictures, and make status updates on Facebook. For this class you will need to have a Facebook account and bring your account login and password. Let us know if you'd prefer to use your own device, or one of our laptops. Limited to 10.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month. Discussions will be from Great Conversations 2 and Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 are available at the Reference desk. March's Reading: "Major Barbara" by George Bernard Shaw, from Great Conversations 4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Give blood with OneBlood at North Port Library and save a life!
Location
Library Parking Lot
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access the Ancestry Library Edition database.

As space is limited and in consideration of other students, please take Genealogy Basics only once.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000. When you register for Part 1, you are automatically registered for Part 2 on Tuesday.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net

Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.

Register for Part 1 of this class on Monday and you are automatically registered for Part 2.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
There are many opportunities for becoming more sustainable in the way we live our lives, but where should you start? This class will introduce ideas in the categories of energy, water, waste, transportation and food, help you prioritize what will work best for you and connect you with resources available in the community to get you started.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

For more information, please contact Sara Kane at 941-861-9802 or skane@scgov.net.

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Brendan Driscoll at bdriscoll@scgov.net or speak with a front desk staff member to schedule an appointment.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. March's selection: "The Resemblance Between" by T. Williams pg. 312 and "The Key" by Isaac B. Singer pg. 493
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.

Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

Each month has a different theme. Stop by the library to check out next month's list!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
George Morgan: Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records (General Meeting)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 11 "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Zora Neale Hurston
Oct 9 "Underground Railroad" Colson Whitehead
Nov 13 "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis". J. D. Vance
Dec 11 "News of the world" Paulette Jiles.
Jan 8 "Gentleman in Moscow" Amor Towles
Feb 12 "Homegoing" Yaa Gyasi
Mar 12 "Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady." Susan Quinn
Apr 9 "Station 11" Emily St. John Mandel
May 14 "The Orphan's Tale" Pam Jenoff
June 11 "Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" Lisa See.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

Genealogy Lab is self-paced, self-directed, and not a formal class.

Registration is requested as computer space is limited.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
JERZY by Jerome Charyn is a fictionalized account of Jerzy Kosiniski, a controversial author and a sensational “maneuverer”. He was considered an important, post WW II modern writer of his time. You will learn about the seriousness of his writing underneath his humor and playfulness, and see a clip of the movie Jerzy wrote-Being There which became a movie with Peter Sellers and Shirley McClaine.
Reviewed by Dr. Martin Tucker, whose former presentations have always enlightened and entertained. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Baila Miller presents her final lecture for VPL this season: Jackson Pollock, a New Voice for America vs Willem de Kooning, Silent Warrior
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Topics this class may cover are the "start" button, finding programs, working with Windows, deleting programs, and using the File Explorer App (program). Let us know if you will bring your own computer or use one of our laptops. Bring any question you may have. Limited to 10.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of the month, November through May. Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove,co-facilitators, will be lead the discussions each month. Visit the library for a list of selected book titles. March's title: "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Shine
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Baila Miller for a discussion on historic nature photographers and their role and influences in the development of modern culture. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
This is a class for those who know little or no Spanish. It is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language. The class meets on Fridays, 11:30-1:00, for 15 weeks, January 5th to April 27th. Mr. Dan Duffy, a winter resident of Englewood and career educator, will provide instruction.
The participants will use the book “Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul, which can be purchased at local bookstores and online. This class is FREE of charge, but registration is required and class size is limited. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending April 27, 2018.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week. The class will begin on January 8, 2018 and run for 15 weeks until April 30, 2018. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Countywide Referendum Election
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Extension Service is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). This is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and the life sciences, and making that information accessible.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades. You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind, as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time. Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967… ‘Happy’ by the ‘Blades of Grass’. Sponsored by Friends of Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Dr. Ken Erb in an arm-chair exploration of beautiful and historic Portugal.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

*Note: Participants must bring your laptop to the Reference Desk before the class day to make sure your laptop works on the library's wireless network
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Dave Bernheisel and Tom Swepston as they speak on Mongolia's history, transition and tourism. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, highlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Interested in making your home or business a green building? This class will highlight Sarasota County’s approach to green building and what public buildings are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. Learn about different certification programs, options and how you can earn points towards certification through credit categories. There will also be a tour of Gulf Gate Library, highlighting it’s green features. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

For more information, please contact Sara Kane at 941-861-9802 or skane@scgov.net.

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month> "Ca’d Zan: The House of John Ringling" by Ron McCarty.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

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Important Messages
Summer reading isn't just for kids. Like reading and talking about books? This is the program for you! If you already read, you might as well win some prizes for it!

This is an Adult Summer Reading program where you can participate by logging your books/audiobooks and reviews here, and qualify for weekly & monthly prizes as well as many Grand Prizes like a Kindle Fire, tickets to local destinations or a Bicycle Package at the end of the summer!

Read/listen to whatever book you want (sorry cinephiles, no movies), and post Reviews from current or past favorites, your choice! At least two descriptive sentences, please.

Remember, they must be Public Reviews (not private) to share in order to qualify for prizes.


Check with your local Sarasota County Public Library to see what programs they may be offering. Many offer great summer programs and ways to share your love of reading with others.

Have fun, and exercise your mind by reading! On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!

Reviews
Title
She's Not There
Author
Joy Fielding
Review
This story seems to be based on a true story. It is a very interesting story that I enjoyed very much. I do feel sad that is had a happy ending. I don't think the true story did.
Rating
Title
Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons
Author
Densise Grover Swank
Review
This book is a lot of fun. Rose, the main character, gets into a lot of jams but manages to solve a murder and find romance. The book is funny and entertaining.
Rating
Title
Limited Time
Author
Robert Greer
Review
A good read, but anti-climactic!
Title
The New Republic
Author
Lionel Shriver
Review
A burned out lawyer becomes a journalist in a breakaway Protugese backwater and then inherits the leadership of a non-existent terrorist movement. But, what starts out as an amauzing and harmless plot morphs into a deadly serious movement. Shrivers' satire is both lightly humorous and a pierclingly serious look at terrorism.
Rating
Title
Once they moved like the wind : Cochise, Geronimo, and the Apache wars
Author
David Roberts
Review
Exceptional research on Apache Indians to include Geronimo and Cochise. Recommend reading.
Title
My Wicked Wicked Ways
Author
Errol Flynn
Review
Must be a loyal FAN to enjoy this very revealing autobiography. This man wore so many hats, lived a provacative life and ways true to himself.
Rating
Title
Island of Saints
Author
Andy Andrews
Review
True story of German U-Boats and their effect upon a Mobile AL Town. Very inspiring and a dynamite ending.
Title
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Author
Mick Cochrane
Review
Three stars.
Rating
Title
Christopher's Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger
Author
VC Andrews
Review
Three stars.
Rating
Title
Redwall
Author
Brian Jacques
Review
Four stars.
Rating
Amazon
Title
The Memory of Water
Author
Karen White
Review
I liked this book a lot and will read her other novel, "Learning to Breathe." The story is told in the first person by its main characters.

I felt part of the characters' family in the lowlands of South Carolina. Family issues and mental health always interest me.  Amazon
Genre
Fiction
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday
Author
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Review
"Lady Day" was a victim who experienced a lot of pitfalls but persisted with a vision of possibility. She was professional, elegant and disciplined.

The following is a quote from Malcolm X: "She might have survived had she lived in a society that valued blacks."  SUNCAT
Genre
Biography
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week
Author
Joel Osteen
Review
"It is up to you, no one else" is the theme of this prosperity preacher. And you know happiness, "It is your right." "Bloom where you are planted." Also don't enable dysfunction in needy people.  SUNCAT
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
French Country Hideaways: Vacationing at Private Chateaus & Manors in Rural France
Author
Casey Blondes
Review
The author is from Connecticut and went to France exploring various chateaux and manor houses, which are no longer estates but hostels. She also explored guest houses off the beaten path, describing them as "havens from the hustle." The book had good photos.  SUNCAT
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
Infectious Madness :The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness
Author
Harriet A. Washington
Review
The following is a quotation from book:
"The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world."

Understanding disease is discussed with lots of information, with mention to African diseases. Africa's population is 682 million people, and pharmaceutical companies do not always give away drugs. These developing countries just cannot afford them.  SUNCAT
Genre
Nonfiction
Rating