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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Ages 0-8. Stories, music, and early literacy activities about Animal Heroes. Meet Hope, a 28” miniature therapy horse. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:05 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.Limited to the first 35 to arrive.
Location
Children's Picture Window Area
Library
North Port Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join a discussion of "Space Taxi: Water Planet" book. There is a craft related to the story. Snacks are served. Call the Youth Dept. to get of a copy of the book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Teaching artist and storyteller, Gladys Varga will present a program of folktales, fairy tales and true stories of women and girls who display bravery, resourcefulness, wisdom and other character-building attributes.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Family Nutrition will present the "Tops and Bottoms" puppet show and teach everyone about good nutrition. This program is geared to children ages 5 to 9 and their caregivers.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Have you participated in the summer reading incentive program? Yes! Celebrate the completion of your reading log by joining the library staff for pizza and a magic show. Pizza served between 5:30 pm and 6:10 pm. Magic show featuring Cesar Domino starts promptly at 6:15 pm. RSVP by calling 861-1130 or by registering every child that will attend online at scgov.net/library, click on “Calendar” select the month and scroll down to August 12 and enter the required information.
Recommended for Ages: 4 to 11.

Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get ready for school! We will be giving away a select number of computers and limited number of school supplies to children ages 0-18. This opportunity is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: These are desktop PCs with keyboard, mouse, monitor, and tower. Be prepare to take all equipment home with you at the time of the giveaway. We will not be holding materials.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 21, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join a discussion of "Captain Awesome" book There is a craft related to the story. Snacks are served. Call the Youth Dept. to get of a copy of the book.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Digital fun with Aaron.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Digital fun and experience with Aaron.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, October 12, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 6 to 10. Snacks will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiastis. Open to children 5 to 11 years old. Call the Youth Department for more details: 941-861-1241.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 19, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 19, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Monthly introduction to drama with theater games and improvisation with teacher/actor Gladys Varga for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

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

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

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Ben Franklin became a clerk. No matter how he made a puzzle it all turned out to equal 15. It was a magic square.
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Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
Review
I love these books. Mighty Robot are my favorite. Unicorns try to take over the earth.
Title
Uranium unicorns from venus
Review
Very good series.
Title
Lunch Lady Series
Review
It takes me a little bit longer than usual to read this book because it is written a little harder. But it is a very good book and I enjoy reading it!
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Secret of the Night Ponies