Sarasota County Libraries
Summer Reading Program
   2016 Adult Summer Reading       On Your Mark, Get Set...Read-2016 Summer Reading Program (Ages 12-18)   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Special Exhibit
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Treaty of Versailles: The Treaty that Changed the World in the 20th & 21st Centuries. Paris 1919 - The treaty of Versailles is signed and the victors divide up the middle east, Africa and the far east. The treaty set the stage for WW II, the cold war and future wars in the 20th and 21st centuries. Empires dissolved, old countries deleted and new countries established. This class will review the history of this time, the consequences of the treaty, and the impact on America in the 21st century. Moderator John Regan will use overhead slides and video for the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Charlotte Thompson leads special Cirque D' Book discussion of our One Book title "The Boys In The Boat".
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Slide-Illustrated Travelogue on "Chile: A Land Born of the Andes and the Sea."

Hosted by Dr. Ken Erb
Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Resume Open Lab is for job seekers who need extra computer time and one-on-one help creating or editing a resume. Please bring a USB drive to save your resume.

Registration suggested but not required. Drop-ins are welcome.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets, and attend the first meeting of the library's new "Poetry Workshop," led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association.

Bring 6-8 copies of an original poem to distribute. After reading, each workshop member will offer positive suggestions for improvement.

Registration (below) suggested but not required.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Learn to grow fresh, healthy produce in your own backyard!
Sarasota County UF/IFAS, Extension & Sustainability
Registration at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homegrown-food-one-seed-registration-26611198812

Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning foreign films with English subtitles.
This Month: Fellini’s "8 1/2" (Italy,138, 1963, Corinth)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Series of recurring gardening programs on different events.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
The Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library present a series of musical lectures and performances. Today:"Songs by Finzi, Quilter, Ravel, and More"- David Davani, baritone, Joseph Holt, piano.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000. This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2017 One Book One Community program featuring "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
What causes a solar or lunar eclipse? Astronomer Kevin Manning will explore the natural causes of these and other celestial events. Many fascinating photos will serve to illustrate these occurrences.

One of America's favorite astronomers and well-known speakers, Kevin Manning, travels extensively across the nation engaging people of all ages in unforgettable and fascinating explorations of our universe. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
The design of houses can impact the ability of residents to stay at home as they age or following a short- or long-term disability. To better support these populations, Sarasota County has implemented a voluntary recognition program for residential units that apply principles of Universal Design and Visitability. Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-make-your-home-age-friendly-registration-31847533831
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. This group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 2 and 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 is available at Elsie Quirk Library's Reference desk. Copies may also be purchase through Amazon or eBay. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. March's discussion: "To Perpetual Peace" by Immanuel Kant GC4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.


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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn to organize your Windows-based computer using files and folders. Students may bring their own Windows laptops or may use your wonderful computers in the classroom.

Class is limited to 10 students. Register below or call the Gulf Gate Library at 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Manasota SCORE Workshop Series & Success Strategies for Business Owners in partnership with the libraries. Presenter will simulcast from Jacaranda Public Library.In this step-by-step workshop you’ll learn how Sarasota County Public Libraries’ resources can help you grow and expand your business at each stage of its life-cycle, from startup to maturity. Please follow the link to Register
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of our monthly book selection. Limited to 25 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to Word 2013? Come learn some of the quirks of Microsoft's latest Word program. This class will cover creating a new documents, fonts, type sizes, how to save, print and more.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Jack Swanton of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare presents three FREE classes for seniors.

March 3 - Memory Class. Learn how the brain is able to continually adapt and renew itself. Jack will share techniques that will improve memory, alertness, and social interaction.
March 17th - 75 is the new 55. 21 step evaluation.
March 31st - What you're eating could be eating you! Get and keep your arteries clear and build up your immune system.

Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Description
Laughter yoga is done in groups, either standing or sitting, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. It includes laughing, clapping, stretching, deep breathing, and fun. No mats are needed!
It is based on Hasyayoga, a practice involving voluntary laughter and provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
No registration needed, just come in!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us young and old for chess club! Experts and beginners welcome!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Opening reception for the “FACEing Mental Illness” art exhibition of self-portraits by project participants. PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO REGISTER at carrie.seidman@heraldtribune.com
Sponsored by the Herald-Tribune, the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Group discussion of current events during eight consecutive Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from U.N reform to climate change and the rise of ISIS. Copies of the Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book can be purchased in the Friends Bookstore for $23.00 each. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Today's discussion topic: Conflict in the South China Sea Moderated by: Tom Pritchard
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Study Room 1
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
As of 2/27/2017, this class is cancelled.

Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Classes are designed to cover some basic principles of alignment and help you improve posture and balance in a supportive, non-judging environment. Breathing techniques of pranayama and short guided meditation will also be included. Please bring your own mat if you have one. Instructor, Heather Tweed, is a youth librarian, registered nurse, and a registered yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Heather studied yoga at Garden of the Heart Yoga in Sarasota and is committed to safety in her yoga practice.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Eight candidates will vie for the City of Sarasota commission’s two at-large seats, which effectively represent the entire city instead of particular districts, on March 14. If no candidate wins a majority of the votes cast in March, a runoff election among the three candidates with the most votes will be held May 9.
The lineup includes one incumbent, a former mayor, a pair of neighborhood leaders, city critics and a few outsiders looking to bring a fresh perspective to City Hall.
All eight have been invited. Join us as we ask them about the issues – growth and development, the homeless, affordable housing and more.
Hosted by the League of Women Voters Sarasota County
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us as Sarasota actress Jenny Aldrich will take you on a tour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s world, from her sensational flowers and the skyscrapers of New York to the vast American West.
Limited seating. Online registration required at www.scgov.net/library Click on calendar.
This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of Fruitville Library.
For more information call the Fruitville Library at (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Practice speaking Spanish with other learners of all levels. This group has met regularly and may evolve into a group of beginner level to more advanced. But, for now, jump in and practice! All welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts specialized business workshops.
This Week- How to Apply for a Small Business Administration Loan
PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
The Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library present a series of musical lectures and performances. Today: "Great Piano Works of Beethoven and Chopin", Steven Glaser, piano
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Getting a New App for Your iPad and iPhone -- Bring your iPad or iPhone to this class and learn how to download a new app. (You will need your Apple ID and password). We will look at how to evaluate an app before you decide to download it, if there is a cost involved, and how to delete an app you no longer want on your device.
Limited to 10 students. Register online at www.scgov.net/library
For more details call the Fruitville Reference Desk at (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
75 is the new 55 is part of the Healthy Choices Program facilitated by Jack Swanton, Master Educator with Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. He will provide a 21 step evaluation to help folks to have the courage to change. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Group meets the 2nd Thursday each month from November through April. We will be reading and discussing selections from The Best American Short Stories of the Century (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is kept at the Reference desk of the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. March's selections: "That Evening Sun" by W. Faulkner and "The Second Tree" by E.B. White.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This is a 4 part series with a different topic each month geared toward helping you become financially empowered. January will focus on Budgeting and Saving; February will be for learning how to Boost Your Credit Score; March you will learn the tips and tricks to helping Protecting Your Identity; April will provide information if you are getting ready to take the steps for Preparing for Homeownership!

Come to one, come to all!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
New to the Internet? Learn what the Internet and the World Wide Web is all about as well as how to perform a basic information search. Learn what all the computer acronyms such as html, url, isp, .com, .org, etc. are all about.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Learn the consequences of what stress can do to your body.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Asolo Play Readers read excerpts from "The Boys in the Boat".
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Description
Laughter yoga is done in groups, either standing or sitting, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. It includes laughing, clapping, stretching, deep breathing, and fun. No mats are needed!
It is based on Hasyayoga, a practice involving voluntary laughter and provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
No registration needed, just come in!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Baila Miller discusses Abstract Art in this series of six lectures.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Debra Fleming - Getting the Most Out of Familysearch.org
Debra S. Fleming is the principal of The Ancestry Detective, LLC, a genealogical research & lecturing firm founded in Pasco County, Florida and has been a practicing genealogist for nine years. Debra is the Instructor for the University of South Florida OSHER Lifelong Learning Center where she has been teaching genealogy courses since early 2007. She is a graduate of Florida State University. Debra is a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and the International Association for Family History Writers and Editors (IFSHWE).
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Keynote speaker, Jennifer Marshall, co-founder and executive director of “This is My Brave,” a nonprofit organization devoted to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness by the sharing of personal stories through poetry, essays and music, presented live on stage or online.PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO REGISTER at carrie.seidman@heraldtribune.com
Sponsored by the Herald-Tribune, the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Group discussion of current events during eight consecutive Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from U.N reform to climate change and the rise of ISIS. Copies of the Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book can be purchased in the Friends Bookstore for $23.00 each. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Today's discussion topic: Nuclear Security Moderated by: Paul Hyatt
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Study Room 1
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 12- "Ordinary Grace" William Kent Krueger
Oct 10- "The Nightingale" Kristin Hannah
Nov 14- "When Breath Becomes Air" Paul Kalanithi
Dec 12- "The Light of the World" Elizabeth Alexander
Jan 9- "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng
Feb 13- "The Rosie Project" Graeme Simsion
March 13- "A Light in August" William Faulkner
April 10- "Hamilton" Ron Chernow
May 8- "An Unnecessary Woman" Rabih Alameddine
June 12- "Gilead" Marilynne Robinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. Registration required:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-upgrade-workshop-registration-26753209570
We’ll also cover considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available. Advance registration is required. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Attendees will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit (one per household) worth up to $35 that includes ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs, WaterSense faucet aerators, a smart power strip, rope caulk and outlet insulating gaskets, and other items so you can start saving.
Questions? Email skane@scgov.net or call 941-861-9802
Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.


Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This documentary explores the experiences of 18 African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler’s Olympics or participating in the Third Reich’s grandest affair, the film follows 16 men and two women before, during and after their heroic turn at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin.

They represented a country that considered them second class citizens and competed in a country that rolled out the red carpet in spite of an undercurrent of Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. They were world heroes yet returned home to a short-lived glory. This story is complicated. This story is triumphant but unheralded. This story is a vital part of history and is as relevant today as it was almost 80 years ago.

Presented as part of the One Book program, which has the 1936 Berlin Olympics as its setting.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This lecture highlights Microsoft’s newest operating system. It covers the new Start menu, changes in the settings, Cortana (the personal assistant), Edge (the new browser), the new Task View, and the updated apps. *Pre-requisite skills required.

Registering (below) for Part 1 automatically registers you for Part 2 on March 14, 2017, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Study Room 1
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Drop in to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
"Howard’s End" by E.M. Forster. A re-look at E.M. Forster’s masterpiece of tradition and changing values with the coming of the modern age in England. This coincides with the 25th anniversary of the re-release of the movie version of this supreme work of modern fiction literary Reviewed by Martin Tucker, professor emeritus of Long Island University, author, editor of the Encyclopedia, Modern British Literature, co-founder/editor of the literary journal Confrontation. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2017 One Book One Community program featuring “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Part 2 of a lecture highlighting Microsoft’s newest operating system. It covers the new Start menu, changes in the settings, Cortana (the personal assistant), Edge (the new browser), the new Task View, and the updated apps. *Pre-requisite skills required.

Registering for both Part 1 on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 2-3:30 p.m., and Part 2 at http://fl.evanced.info/sclibs/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=109716.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for a live musical performance by the husband and wife team of Sonny and Perley. They will be performing selections of The Great American Songbook, Jazz, International Cabaret and Bossa Nova.
This is a free program open to the public. Seating is limited. Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on Calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.
(S1)Startup Basics: PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
The Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library present a series of musical lectures and performances. Today:Strauss: “Der Rosenkavalier,” presented by John Goodman
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000. This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come enjoy this one-woman show by Jenny Aldrich in celebration of Women's History Month. Miss Cassatt will share the story of her life, her work, the ideas behind her paintings. She was the only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets every Third Thursday of the month at 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room with Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove, co-facilitators. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Title: "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The instructor will demonstrate and review Windows' Desktop screens (regular and "tiles"), the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen, the Start or Home button at the bottom left (the first thing on the Taskbar), and the Notification Area, plus other Windows features.

Class is limited to 10 students. Register below or call the Gulf Gate Library at 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Description
This is a One Book One Community Program. Nazi Games is a PBS documentary about the Olympics of 1936 which created a blueprint for the pageantry and spectacle of all future games.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Pianist Sonny Daye and vocalist Perley Rousseau have entertained Venice Library patrons for many years and this concert will spark the romantic fire in you with love songs in Portuguese, French and Italian.
Location
Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us to watch the movie Arrival starring Amy Adams. No need to wait for your hold to come in...come watch it at Fruitville Library. Light refreshments to be served. Seating limited. Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night! Everyone welcome, children 12 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Books, Baubles & Bling Sale: Friends of the Selby Public Library present this glittering event to benefit the library and its programs. Fun, inexpensive shopping at irresistibly low prices!
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Learn how to access free popular magazines with your library card from any computer. Also access terrific and educational streaming videos from major producers such as PBS, BBC, Frontline, History Channel, Bill Moyers, and more. And did we say, Free?
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Jack Swanton of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare presents three FREE classes for seniors.

March 3 - Memory Class. Learn how the brain is able to continually adapt and renew itself. Jack will share techniques that will improve memory, alertness, and social interaction.
March 17th - 75 is the new 55. 21 step evaluation.
March 31st - What you're eating could be eating you! Get and keep your arteries clear and build up your immune system.

Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Description
Laughter yoga is done in groups, either standing or sitting, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. It includes laughing, clapping, stretching, deep breathing, and fun. No mats are needed!
It is based on Hasyayoga, a practice involving voluntary laughter and provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
No registration needed, just come in!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
This class focuses on editing a document, including checking spelling and grammar. *Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
“Solutions for Sarasota” panel discussion with Judge Erika Quartermaine (Comprehensive Treatment Court); William McKeever (Vincent Academy, recovery through work program); Scott Eller (CASL, affordable housing for individuals with mental illness); and Wendy Abramson (president, NAMI Sarasota County).PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO REGISTER at carrie.seidman@heraldtribune.com Sponsored by the Herald-Tribune, the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Books, Baubles & Bling Sale: Friends of the Selby Public Library present this glittering event to benefit the library and its programs. Fun, inexpensive shopping at irresistibly low prices!
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Group discussion of current events during eight consecutive Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from U.N reform to climate change and the rise of ISIS. Copies of the Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book can be purchased in the Friends Bookstore for $23.00 each. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Today's discussion topic: U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum Moderated by: J.J. Peak
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Study Room 1
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A historical "tour de force" of information: how it's evolved to its current level, your dependency on it, and your personal use today. Attendees will be advised as to how to protect their personal information on both their computers and on the Internet in reducing associated risks from various threats, such as identity theft, phishing, viruses, impersonation, data ransoming, and others.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn how the human brain is able to continually adapt and rewire itself, even as we continue the aging process. Learn how to improve focus with concentration tools.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A musical concert will be presented, under the direction of Charlotte Trautwein. The consort plays recorders, viols, and other instruments to perform live music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Sponsored by Friends of the Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2017 Travelogue Series, Dr. Ken Erb will take us on an armchair visit to the Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, often called the Baltic States, they are lined up in that order north to south and are bordered to their west by the Baltic Sea. Come with us today as Dr. Erb gives us a slide illustrated lecture on our visit to Baltic States.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to download library books to your tablet
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Practice speaking Spanish with other learners of all levels. This group has met regularly and may evolve into a group of beginner level to more advanced. But, for now, jump in and practice! All welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
The Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library present a series of musical lectures and performances. Today: "Selections from this Season’s Operas", Sarasota Opera Studio Artists
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000.
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.
*Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Ken Erb explores the cultures and histories of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and then takes a ferry ride across the Gulf of Finland to explore Helsinki, capital of Finland.
Location
Venice Community Center, Conference Room D, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Facebook Basics: Learn about social media using Facebook, the world's largest social networking website. Learn the essentials that you will need to connect and reconnect with friends and family all over the world. This class will cover how to request friends, share pictures, and make status updates on Facebook. For this class you will need to have a Facebook account. Please make sure that you know your Facebook login and password when attending this class. Let us know if you'd prefer to use your own
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Dorothy Parker Drank Here by Ellen Meister
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Today Baila Miller will discuss Fashion Photography. Baila's lectures offer a great variety of arts education opportunities in that they convey the meaning of art through the study of History, Politics, Economics, and Dominant Philosophies. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
In honor of Women's History Month the Asolo Play Readers will present "The First Lady of Sarasota- Bertha Palmer" Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to emails? Don't have an email account? This class will show you how to set up a free email account, how to compose, send, reply to a message and more.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Description
Laughter yoga is done in groups, either standing or sitting, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. It includes laughing, clapping, stretching, deep breathing, and fun. No mats are needed!
It is based on Hasyayoga, a practice involving voluntary laughter and provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.
No registration needed, just come in!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
This class focuses on formatting a document, including changing the look of text, formatting paragraphs, and setting margins.

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

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Baila Miller discusses Abstract Art in this series of six lectures.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Make 2 pairs of gold tone dangle earrings. Bring jewelry tools beads if you have them!

Beads and tools will be available for everyone.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the North Sarasota Library Present Game Day! Games to play include Duplicate Bridge, Bid Whist, Pokeno, Mah Jongg, Rummy Cube.
Pick up a flyer at the library for details and to find out how to register.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come and express yourself at this relaxing workshop. No instruction necessary! Coloring sheets, colored pencils, and gel pens will be provided. Find you inner calm with coloring! Seating is limited. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Group discussion of current events during eight consecutive Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's new "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association.

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

Registration (below) suggested but not required.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning foreign films with English subtitles.
This month: "Good Bye Lenin" (Germany,121m,2003, Sony Pictures)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Series of recurring gardening programs on different events.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Actress, director, producer, teacher and playwright Jenny Aldrich will perform a must-see one-woman production on Lillian Hellman.
Lillian Hellman was a brilliant, passionate, provocative woman and an internationally acclaimed author who wrote Broadway hits and best-selling books. She was renowned as a political activist, a wit, an extraordinary hostess and a fabulous storyteller. Hellman came of age when young women began to smoke, drink and celebrate their sexual freedom. Rude, passionate, independent and eloquent, Hellman seduced men, women, audiences and critics. In an illustrious career spanning five decades, she won a permanent place in American Letters. In this intimate dramatic portrait, Hellman discusses her works, her life, her adventures, her politics and numerous love affairs—including 30-someyears with mystery writer Dashiell Hammett—with truth, lies and a delightful sense of fun. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Friends of Gulf Gate Library invite you to come and learn about the work of Southeastern Guide Dogs, including how the dogs are selected and trained.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
American Roots Music Roadshow”
Vintage Swing and Jazz, Poppin’ Bluegrass, Down home Cajun and Zydeco, Rootsy Rockabilly and Country… playing and explaining what American Roots music is all about by this touring Vermont couple.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Slide-Illustrated Travelogue on "Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and a touch of Finland."

Hosted by Dr. Ken Erb
Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Hint: Do you like words, numbers, cooking, paintings, sports? Ok, how about Legos?
Come see how to use Google for any of the above. Impress your friends with your new knowledge! It's fun, it's interesting!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Jack Swanton of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare presents three FREE classes for seniors.

March 3 - Memory Class. Learn how the brain is able to continually adapt and renew itself. Jack will share techniques that will improve memory, alertness, and social interaction.
March 17th - 75 is the new 55. 21 step evaluation.
March 31st - What you're eating could be eating you! Get and keep your arteries clear and build up your immune system.

Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from U.N reform to climate change and the rise of ISIS. Copies of the Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book can be purchased in the Friends Bookstore for $23.00 each. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Today's discussion topic: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan Moderated by: Frank Vorlicek
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
As part of the 2017 One Book One Community program featuring “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.
Seating is limited. Register online @ www.scgov.net Click on calendar. For information call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Practice speaking Spanish with other learners of all levels. This group has met regularly and may evolve into a group of beginner level to more advanced. But, for now, jump in and practice! All welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Slide-Illustrated Travelogue on Cuba.*

Hosted by Dr. Ken Erb
Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University

*This travelogue is an encore presentation of the event on Jan. 31, 2017.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Join us for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. We’ll also cover considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available. Advance registration is required. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Attendees will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit (one per household) worth up to $35 that includes ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs, WaterSense faucet aerators, a smart power strip, rope caulk and outlet insulating gaskets, and other items so you can start saving.
Registration is required for this class. Please register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-upgrade-workshop-registration-31973935903

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. This group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 2 and 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 is available at Elsie Quirk Library's Reference desk. Copies may also be purchase through Amazon or eBay. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. April's discussion: "The Chilean Earthquake" GC4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of our monthly book selection. Limited to 25 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 07, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us young and old for chess club! Experts and beginners welcome!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
GSS Picnic at Turtle Beach Pavilion
Turtle Beach, 8862 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242
We have reserved the Turtle Beach Pavilion on Siesta Key for a picnic potluck. GSS will supply brats and burgers/buns and paper goods. Bring a dish! Families of members are welcome. Hope to see you there!Please notify Kate Prugh at kprugh@gmail.com if you are attending so we can have an estimated head count
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from U.N reform to climate change and the rise of ISIS. Copies of the Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book can be purchased in the Friends Bookstore for $23.00 each. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Today's discussion topic: To be determined
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 12- "Ordinary Grace" William Kent Krueger
Oct 10- "The Nightingale" Kristin Hannah
Nov 14- "When Breath Becomes Air" Paul Kalanithi
Dec 12- "The Light of the World" Elizabeth Alexander
Jan 9- "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng
Feb 13- "The Rosie Project" Graeme Simsion
March 13- "A Light in August" William Faulkner
April 10- "Hamilton" Ron Chernow
May 8- "An Unnecessary Woman" Rabih Alameddine
June 12- "Gilead" Marilynne Robinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Drop in to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
"Old Books Still Matter", a presentation by guest speaker Maureen E. Mulvihill with a display of selections from the Mulvihill Collection of rare books. The Continuing value of old and rare books among collectors, librarians, curators, teachers, book designers, and non-specialist readers will be discussed, with readings from the display. Dr. Mulvihill is a PhD (Wisconsin ’82) with post-doctoral work at Columbia University’s Rare Book School, Yale’s Center for British Art, and (as NEH Fellow), Johns Hopkins University. She is an elected scholar (1991-) Princeton Research Forum, NJ and VP (2012-2015), FL Bibliophile Society. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.(S1)Startup Basics:PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a short tour of the library, find out what we have to offer and ask questions! Light refreshments will be provided.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn about the popular microblogging social media site, Twitter. This class will cover tweeting, retweeting, hashtags, customizing your Twitter profile and finding Twitter users. For this class you will need to have a Twitter account. Please make sure that you know your Twitter login and password when attending this class. Let us know if you'd prefer to use your own device, or one of our laptops.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Need Tax Help? The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers at Fruitville Library
February 1– April 13 Monday thru Thursday 10a.m. to 1p.m. Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed.
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Group meets the 2nd Thursday each month from November through April. We will be reading and discussing selections from The Best American Short Stories of the Century (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is kept at the Reference desk of the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. April's selections: "Death of a Favorite" by J.F. Powers and "Zelig" by B. Rosenblatt.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This is a 4 part series with a different topic each month geared toward helping you become financially empowered. January will focus on Budgeting and Saving; February will be for learning how to Boost Your Credit Score; March you will learn the tips and tricks to helping Protecting Your Identity; April will provide information if you are getting ready to take the steps for Preparing for Homeownership!

Come to one, come to all!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come support the Sarasota Music Archive at the SMA Music sale.
Records, cds, musical instruments, musical equipment,sheet music, music books and more.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
As of 2/27/2017, this class is cancelled.

Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Practice speaking Spanish with other learners of all levels. This group has met regularly and may evolve into a group of beginner level to more advanced. But, for now, jump in and practice! All welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
General Meeting
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a multimedia presentation as lecturer PHYLLIS LOWITT M.M.
discusses Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin". This program is a prelude to the Metropolitan Opera's HD performance the following Sat afternoon.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets every Third Thursday of the month at 10:15 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room with Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove, co-facilitators. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Title: To Be Announced
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
As part of the One Book One Community programs, members of the
Asolo Players will read excerpts of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Today Baila Miller will discuss "The Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian Painters". Baila's lectures offer a great variety of arts education opportunities in that they convey the meaning of art through the study of History, Politics, Economics, and Dominant Philosophies. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night! Everyone welcome, children 12 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to download library books to your tablet
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for an informative class which will introduce the basics of using an iPhone. Topics include general navigation and functions of the iPhone, using E-mail, downloading and deleting
Apps, and taking photos and videos with your phone. The class will also cover the basics of iTunes and iCloud. Please bring your iTunes account information to the class. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 24, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 24, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 5:30 to 7:00. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's new "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association.

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

Registration (below) suggested but not required.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning foreign films with English subtitles.
This month: "The City of Lost Children" (France,116m, 1995,Sony Pictures)











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
computer instruction
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 28, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 28, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day" by Kristin Kershul, ISBN: 13-978-1931873116, 6th edition.
NOTE: Please only register for the first class. Once you register you are registered for the entire session ending in April 2017.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 28, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 01, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.(S2) Your Business Concept.PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of our monthly book selection. Limited to 25 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us young and old for chess club! Experts and beginners welcome!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come and view Attack on Titan in celebration of the release of Season 2. This title is rated TV-14, for younger viewers parental attendance is requested.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 12- "Ordinary Grace" William Kent Krueger
Oct 10- "The Nightingale" Kristin Hannah
Nov 14- "When Breath Becomes Air" Paul Kalanithi
Dec 12- "The Light of the World" Elizabeth Alexander
Jan 9- "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng
Feb 13- "The Rosie Project" Graeme Simsion
March 13- "A Light in August" William Faulkner
April 10- "Hamilton" Ron Chernow
May 8- "An Unnecessary Woman" Rabih Alameddine
June 12- "Gilead" Marilynne Robinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Email Basics -- Everyone uses email and this class we will review the basics of all email programs.We will cover sending and receiving emails, saving and deleting emails, attachments, and more.
Limited to 10 students. Register online at www.scgov.net/library
For more details call the Fruitville Reference Desk at (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This month: Bryan L. Mulcahy, Research Librarian with Fort Myers Regional Library, will present "How to Overcome Genealogical Brick Wall Issues."
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Drop in to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.(S3) Marketing Plan. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for a 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it.

The workshop is being held at a facility with both solar photovoltaic and solar water heating technology installed, so we will take a tour of the building to see the technologies in action.

Please register at :https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-the-sunshine-state-the-basics-of-solar-energy-for-fl-homeowners-registration-31997299785

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night! Everyone welcome, children 12 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to download library books to your tablet
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
There are so many opportunities for becoming more sustainable in the way we live our lives, but where should you start? This class will introduce ideas in the categories of energy, water, waste, transportation and food, help you prioritize what will work best for you and connect you with resources available in the community to get you started.

Registration is requested through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-living-tips-for-becoming-more-sustainable-registration-31997577616
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
computer instruction
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 26, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 26, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 29, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning foreign films with English subtitles.
This month: "I Heart Huckabees" (USA, 106m, 2004, Fox Searchlight Pictures)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to get freebies, win prizes, and meet new people just by reading whatever books you want during June and July.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of our monthly book selection. Limited to 25 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.

He has served on the faculties of the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony.

Professor Greenberg is a Steinway Artist. His many other honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including "The Wall Street Journal, Inc." magazine; and the London "Times."
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us young and old for chess club! Experts and beginners welcome!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to stay occupied during program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.


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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.(S4)Financial Projections. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Group Study Room
Library
Selby Library

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
Important Messages
Summer reading isn't just for kids. Like reading and talking about books? This is the program for you! If you already read, you might as well win some prizes for it!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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