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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 28, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Guided Tour of the 3M Cloud Library:
Learn how to browse, borrow, read and listen to audio and e-books through the 3M Cloud Library from Sarasota County Library System.
 Prerequisite: Before class begins, go to Circulation desk to make sure that you have an active Sarasota County library card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Sarah’s Key". In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. ( France, 151, 2010, Hugo Productions)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 29, 2016
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.
Learn the basic functions that are similar on most tablets. *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, June 29, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Dr. Ken Erb to learn about plant physiology. Registration is required so please email Dr. Erb at kennetherb29@hotmail.com to register. Students are expected to attend Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this lecture. Limited payment for supplies might be required. Only people seriously interested in learning about plants should sign up. The four parts of this lecture will cover lots of information at a serious learning level. This lecture is one of five topics within Dr. Erb's Plant Biology Lecture Series. Dr. Erb has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Microbiology and a M.S. in Botany, and he was on the faculty of college and university biology departments for over 30 years.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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, June 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 30, 2016
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, June 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Reading (or listening to) a great book but nobody's around to listen? Join the "book huddle" where you can share your book recommendations with others in an informal discussion.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Do you have a library card? Learn how to use the library's database offering you free popular magazines and streaming videos that you can access from your computer at home or from elsewhere. Access video is from all the major producers such as BBC, Frontline, PBS, and more. And did we say free? It's educational and fun.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Save Lives at Gulf Gate Library
Friday July 1st
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All donors receive:
„Ã Delicious Culvers Custard
„Ã 500 Reward Points
„Ã Wellness Check
For best times, call 972-5663.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Location
Parking Lot
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
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, July 01, 2016
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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Now that we are half way through our two months of the Adult Summer Reading Program, you are invited to share your reading adventures that you have had so far this summer with other book lovers. Share your thoughts about the books that you have read in June.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 02, 2016
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, July 02, 2016
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, July 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Kagura Japanese Mask Dances: Learn about the ancient art of Kagura that has been performed at Shinta Shrines in Japan for centuries. This sacred yet down-to-earth performance reveals much about Japanese culture.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Independence Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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, July 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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, July 05, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Does your family have an emergency plan? Do you have a hurricane kit that would cover your food & medical needs for 3-4 days? Why not listen to an expert discuss these issues, plus familiarize you with our evacuation zones & routes, the shelters, and the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. Facilitated by Richard Berman, Emergency Management Division Chief, City of North Port.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A fresh taste of Philosophy for people who like to discuss ideas.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Discussion and Examples of Verdi’s Shakespeare Operas. Presented by John Goodman,Professor Emeritus, Boston University. This Week: Making Operas from Shakespeare's plays. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
The CareerSource Suncoast Workforce Mobile Career Opportunity Center will be parked in the Fruille Library parking lot. The Center allows individuals to search for jobs online, write resumes, and recieve referrals to hiring employers.
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
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, July 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
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, July 07, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of navigating Windows 10, including the changes from Win7 and Win8. Class will cover the menus, finding settings, and personalizing your Windows 10 computer. Please bring your own device (BYOD).
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
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, July 07, 2016
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, July 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Reading (or listening to) a great book but nobody's around to listen? Join the "book huddle" where you can share your book recommendations with others in an informal discussion.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
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
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class is for people who have a basic knowledge of the computer and wants to learn more about the internet. Learn how to get to the internet, use Google, navigate weather and news websites, get directions from mapquest and other useful information. Registration Recommended.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to computers and the Internet? Learn to conduct a basic Internet search, scroll up and down, save to Favorite, print and basic terminology such as URL, HTML, ISP.
Must be proficient with a keyboard.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get in touch with the source of yourself
The Isha Kriya Foundation presents a video/ meditation series that will help you improve your health and well being and encourage you to find peace of mind.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
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, July 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
As part of our Adult Summer Reading program, we offer this fun and relaxing craft, a form of "artistic meditation," whereby you will become engrossed in making these lovely patterns with miniature pieces of paper. Instruction and all materials will be provided. Pre-registration preferred.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Artist Lori Loveberry George will lead this workshop that will focus on learning how to layer colors to bring life and sparkle to your painting. This is an Artists in the Libraries Program. Registration is required and is limited to 15 adults.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn basic principles of alignment and 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, July 11, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
There’s more to Google than just searching. Learn about some of the many other programs and tools, called Apps, which are available through Google.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Please register by calling 941-861-5000 or by clicking on the program title in our online events calendar at www.scgov.net/library.

The program "Laugh for the Health of It for Adults" is presented by Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW, who focuses on how you can increase laughter and joy in your daily life. Participants experience laughter through the use of movement and drama exercises, as well as share the physical and physiological benefits of laughter and joy. This program is highly interactive and fun-filled. It has three components:
1) Interactive participants experiencing laughter through the use of movement and drama exercises and laughter props
2) Sharing the physical and physiological benefits of laughter and joy
3) Exploration of how to bring more laughter and joy for people participating in the program in all aspects of their lives
Each person walks out of the program with their own personal list of ways to increase laughter and joy. Excerpts from articles and/or books will be used in the program.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Just read abook you can't wait to talk about? Join us each week for a drop-in book chat! Light refreshments will be provided.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
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) and Edge (the new browser Edge), the new Task View, and the updated apps. Please be aware that this class is only by lecture; our computers do not have Windows 10 software. Be sure to register for both Part 1 and Part 2. *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
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, July 12, 2016
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, July 12, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Marylou Lindsay from the Sarasota Center of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA shows basic tai chi exercises to complement the adult summer reading program’s theme “Exercise Your Mind. Read!”
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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) and Edge (the new browser Edge), the new Task View, and the updated apps. Please be aware that this class is only by lecture; our computers do not have Windows 10 software. Be sure to register for both Part 1 and Part 2. *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
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for movies at the library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Discussion and Examples of Verdi’s Shakespeare Operas. Presented by John Goodman,Professor Emeritus, Boston University. This Week: Verdi & Macbeth. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
New to using Apple computers? Learn the basics of the iOS system used by MacBooks. (BYOD)
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of the Public Online Catalog. How to access your library card online, how to search for a book, and where find the online databases.
The class is a hands on class using our new mobile computer lab. Pre-requisite: know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize, maximize and close windows, and scroll up and down within a window.
The class is limited to 10 students. To register call the Fruitville Library Reference Desk at 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Jacaranda Library. Discussion of fundraising activities, support and other projects related to the Jacaranda Library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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, July 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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, July 14, 2016
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, July 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Reading (or listening to) a great book but nobody's around to listen? Join the "book huddle" where you can share your book recommendations with others in an informal discussion.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basic features of the latest Word program, Microsoft's Word 2013. Learn how create a document, space, use font sizes and styles, insert photos, as well as color and printing.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get in touch with the source of yourself
The Isha Kriya Foundation presents a video/ meditation series that will help you improve your health and well being and encourage you to find peace of mind.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
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, July 15, 2016
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, July 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
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, July 16, 2016
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, July 16, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bamboo Brush Painting: The Way of the Brush. Introduction to Oriental brush stroke techniques, with focus on bamboo and the art of orient using ink, sumi, bamboo brushes, rice paper. Students will walk away with an understanding of how the oriental brush painting is different from traditional western style of painting. Each student will leave with a finished work of art. Registration recommended, space is limited to 15 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
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, July 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn basic principles of alignment and 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, July 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Just read abook you can't wait to talk about? Join us each week for a drop-in book chat! Light refreshments will be provided.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, July 19, 2016
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, July 19, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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, July 19, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for movies at the library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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, July 19, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A fresh taste of Philosophy for people who like to discuss ideas.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Discussion and Examples of Verdi’s Shakespeare Operas. Presented by John Goodman,Professor Emeritus, Boston University. This Week: Verdi & Otello part 1. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn how to take your collection of CDs and put them on your smartphone, tablet, mp3 player, or other similar mobile devices. Class will also cover streaming audio services and audio books from the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Create whimsical birds from a variety of materials – old books or maps, decorative papers, and even plumbers tape. Bring your own ephemera or we will have a variety of papers to use!
Limited to 15 Participants. Adults and teens 13 and over.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Electric vehicles are becoming more common. This workshop is for those interested in understanding electric vehicles and the infrastructure that is supporting them. The discussion will cover the basics of how the various types of electric vehicles work, considerations for those interested in buying one (including calculating return on investment), the charging infrastructure around Sarasota County, and the benefits they provide. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be available to view on site.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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, July 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Join us for a discussion of the book "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins. Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers. This psychological thriller is sure to not disappoint, with over 3 million copies in distribution and a major motion picture set for release in October, 2016.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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, July 21, 2016
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, July 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Introduces Microsoft Word and basics of the home tab. Also covers saving and printing. Flash drive (USB) suggested.
Registration recommended.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to email? Learn how to create your own free email account, compose and send messages, reply, save, print and more. Must be proficient with keyboard.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
All services are FREE.

•Information on Alzheimer’s disease
•Referrals to community resources
•Care Consults
•Memory Screenings
•Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training
Please call to register for an appointment 941-861-1280

Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get in touch with the source of yourself
The Isha Kriya Foundation presents a video/ meditation series that will help you improve your health and well being and encourage you to find peace of mind.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of taking photographs and videos with your iPad, iPhone, and other similar devices. You'll also learn what some of the best apps are for editing, managing, and sharing your mobile photographs. (BYOD)
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
In honor of Sarasota author John D. MacDonald as the One Book/One Community 2016 selection, we are throwing a birthday party!

There will be a Plaque Dedication at 1 pm in Five Points Park honoring the Legacies of MacDonald and the Liars Club at the Spanish Plaza Restaurant.

Activites and programs will take place morning and afternoon in the library, and in the afternoon we'll have cake!

Come and learn about this Grand Master mystery author, hear some of his grandchildren speak, and have some cake!
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
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, July 23, 2016
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, July 23, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
This 90 minute workshop will focus on retaining the white of the
paper to create watercolors that have life and sparkle. Students will learn how to layer colors, which add contrast and value to create form of subject matter. Reference materials will be provided, and students are welcome to bring in their own. Teacher will demonstrate various watercolor techniques. All materials included.
Program is limited to 15 participants. Be sure to register online @scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
This program is part of the Artists in Libraries series.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn basic principles of alignment and 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, July 25, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using iCloud on iPhone and iPad. Class will cover how different Apple Apps work with iCloud, including iPhoto, and discuss how iCloud syncs and how to best manage its settings for applications. (BYOD)
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Just read abook you can't wait to talk about? Join us each week for a drop-in book chat! Light refreshments will be provided.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, July 26, 2016
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, July 26, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Aireal Young, from Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's HealthFit, leads you in gentle exercise to help celebrate this year's adult summer reading program’s theme: “Exercise Your Mind. Read!” Call 861-5000 or go online at scgov.net/library to register.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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, July 26, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Witnesses". When 3 soldiers discover a man inside a home they are bombing, they easily kill him. But, when a 2nd witness is discovered, she proves a bigger challenge, setting in motion a riveting game of cat & mouse. (Croatia,90m,2003, International Films)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
The Facebook mobile app for smart phones and tablets offers different features than the Facebook.com website. Learn about the difference between the website and the app. Class is will feature an overview of the Facebook app and its features. (BYOD)
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Discussion and Examples of Verdi’s Shakespeare Operas. Presented by John Goodman,Professor Emeritus, Boston University. This Week: Verdi & Otello part 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discussion of The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes. Moyes (Me Before You) “deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today’s London." —Parade
“She has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down!" —Library Journal
"Jojo Moyes builds on her strengths in this moving and accomplished new novel….[asking] readers to think in fresh ways about a morally complex issue…. —The Washington Post
Location
Picture Window Area
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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, July 28, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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, July 28, 2016
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, July 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Reading (or listening to) a great book but nobody's around to listen? Join the "book huddle" where you can share your book recommendations with others in an informal discussion.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Are you a business owner looking to save money on utility and fuel bills? Or are you an employee of a local business or organization interested in working with your fellow employees to be more sustainable at work? Then this class is for you. There are countless ways to save money and resources at work. We will discuss energy, water and waste reduction strategies in the workplace as well as employee engagement. County resources such as the Green Business Partnership and Sustainable Business Guide will be explained and participating businesses will receive a free energy and water saving kit.
For questions or further information, please contact Sara Kane at 941-861-9802 or skane@scgov.net.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn Flipster and Access Video! This free library database allows users to search for a variety of expensive popular magazines without purchase! Access Video is a storehouse of educational videos from major producers such as Frontline, PBS, and many more. It's fun, it's educational, and so, so interesting! And did we say "Free?"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get in touch with the source of yourself
The Isha Kriya Foundation presents a video/ meditation series that will help you improve your health and well being and encourage you to find peace of mind.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
You are invited to share your summer reading adventures with fellow book lovers.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
with Beverly Blair.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
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, July 30, 2016
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, July 30, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This fun role-playing event gives participants a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. Participants must be ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Maximum of 40 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
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, August 01, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
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) and Edge (the new browser Edge), the new Task View, and the updated apps. Please be aware that this class is only by lecture; our computers do not have Windows 10 software. Be sure to register for both Part 1 and Part 2. *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
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in our garden. Weed, water, or read! Garden Hour is for all ages!
Location
Garden
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, August 02, 2016
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, August 02, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
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, August 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us in celebrating National Coloring Book Day on August 2nd by stopping by Fruitville Library between 2-4 p.m. We will provide coloring sheets and materials.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
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) and Edge (the new browser Edge), the new Task View, and the updated apps. Please be aware that this class is only by lecture; our computers do not have Windows 10 software. Be sure to register for both Part 1 and Part 2. *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
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
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
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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, August 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A fresh taste of Philosophy for people who like to discuss ideas.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Discussion and Examples of Verdi’s Shakespeare Operas. Presented by John Goodman,Professor Emeritus, Boston University. This Week: Verdi & Falstaff part 1.Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about a health topic from a professional within the Sarasota Memorial network before participating in a casual class of gentle chair yoga. Call 861-5000 or go online at scgov.net/library to register.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
The CareerSource Suncoast Workforce Mobile Career Opportunity Center will be parked in the Fruille Library parking lot. The Center allows individuals to search for jobs online, write resumes, and recieve referrals to hiring employers.
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
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, August 04, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
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, August 04, 2016
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, August 04, 2016
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, August 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
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, August 05, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
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, August 06, 2016
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, August 06, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 08, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, August 09, 2016
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, August 09, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
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, August 09, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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, August 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Discussion and Examples of Verdi’s Shakespeare Operas. Presented by John Goodman,Professor Emeritus, Boston University. This Week: Verdi & Falstaff part 2.Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
computer instruction
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Jacaranda Library. Discussion of fundraising activities, support and other projects related to the Jacaranda Library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description

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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, August 11, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
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, August 11, 2016
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, August 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 13, 2016
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, August 15, 2016
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, August 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 15, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Registration is required at the following website: http://tinyurl.com/h5jxx8z
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.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 15, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, August 16, 2016
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, August 16, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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, August 16, 2016
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
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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, August 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A fresh taste of Philosophy for people who like to discuss ideas.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Music documentaries with short discussions led by Archive board members. This month: "Mahler: Great Composers Documentary"
followed by discussion with John Goodman.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn about healthy decision-making with your teens. School Health Education Consultant Jeannese Castro gives parents hints on current teen trends and communicating with teens about touchy subjects.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
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, August 18, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net

Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
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, August 18, 2016
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, August 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
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, August 19, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 19, 2016
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, August 20, 2016
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, August 20, 2016
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, August 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 22, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, August 23, 2016
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, August 23, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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, August 23, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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, August 24, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discussion of Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith.
“If you’re among those with a soft spot for everything Old Florida….this woeful tale of how the Bravo family’s hometown is consumed by development will leave you crying, laughing, and longing for a bygone era.”—Florida Travel + Life
“An incandescent first novel set in the small town of Utina, Florida, whose inhabitants struggle to balance tradition and progress.”—Abbe Wright, O Magazine
“Remarkable . . . Heart of Palm is Smith’s first novel, and it’s a knockout. With its knowing but sweet-natured humor, its flawed and believable characters, its convincing depiction of small-town life, its delicious little plot twists and its insight about the human heart, it reminded me often of the novels of Richard Russo.”—Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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, August 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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, August 25, 2016
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, August 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
30-minute individualized technology training
sessions designed to assist you with various
technologies including but not limited to mobile and digital device technology, photo organization, email,and more!
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 26, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Let our Youth Librarian Nancy surprise you with a free, fun craft to create. This is the time for adults to play with color and get their fingers dirty.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 26, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
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, August 27, 2016
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, August 27, 2016
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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, August 30, 2016
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, August 30, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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, August 30, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This Month: "Paradise Road" Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.(USA, 122m,1997,Fox Searchlight)R










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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, August 31, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
The CareerSource Suncoast Workforce Mobile Career Opportunity Center will be parked in the Fruille Library parking lot. The Center allows individuals to search for jobs online, write resumes, and recieve referrals to hiring employers.
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
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, September 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The movie is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
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, September 03, 2016
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, September 03, 2016
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, September 05, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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, September 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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, September 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A fresh taste of Philosophy for people who like to discuss ideas.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Sarasota County is offering free Energy Upgrade workshops for those who are interested in learning more about how to save energy and water in their homes. The 45 minute workshop discusses cost saving strategies for residents ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. There is also time at the end for Q&A. It discusses considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
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, September 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
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, September 08, 2016
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, September 09, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
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, September 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10-1 and enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those age 64 and under from 1:30-4. 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
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Jan 11 "The Children Act" Ian McEwan.
Feb 8 "Go Set a Watchman" Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee
What’s your reaction to the second book? Was the book worth publishing? Did your opinion of Atticus Finch change?
Mar 14 "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans in their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics" Daniel James Brown.
April 11 "Me Before You" JoJo Moyes.
May 9 "Condominium" John D. MacDonald.
Jun 13 "Life After Life" Kate Atkinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, September 13, 2016
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, September 13, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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, September 14, 2016
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.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
computer instruction
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Jacaranda Library. Discussion of fundraising activities, support and other projects related to the Jacaranda Library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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, September 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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, September 15, 2016
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, September 15, 2016
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, September 16, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 16, 2016
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, September 17, 2016
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, September 17, 2016
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, September 19, 2016
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, September 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare 10-1 and enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those age 64 and under 1:30-4. 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
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, September 20, 2016
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, September 20, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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, September 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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, September 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it. Presented by Sarasota County Sustainability.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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, September 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A fresh taste of Philosophy for people who like to discuss ideas.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Music documentaries with short discussions led by Archive board members. This month: "The Art of Singing," followed by discussion with Diana Walters.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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, September 22, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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, September 22, 2016
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, September 23, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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, September 24, 2016
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, September 24, 2016
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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare 10-1 and enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those age 64 and under 1:30-4. 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
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, September 27, 2016
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, September 27, 2016
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 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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, September 27, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Fuse". Two years after the Bosnian civil war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it's announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit. (Bosnia,105m,2003,Pyramide International)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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, September 28, 2016
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.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety class: Whether you ride your bike to work every day or just occasionally for fun, this class will help you understand the rules of the road, defensive biking techniques and the resources available to make bike riding easier and safer. If you don’t ride a bike regularly but just want to be more mindful of the bicyclists and pedestrians around you while driving your car, this class is for you too. Join this conversation to help make our community safer for bicycles and pedestrians.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discussion of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. The #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania. “A master of treating nonfiction like high drama and for seducing us with history and giving it human face,” Larson tells a story that many of us think we know but don’t. “And Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters….” (Paraphrased from Chris Schluep & Amazon.com Review)
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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, September 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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, September 29, 2016
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, September 30, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
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, October 01, 2016
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, October 03, 2016
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, October 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare 10-1 and enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those age 64 and under 1:30-4. 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
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. There’s also online support and tools available at http://NaNoWriMo.org, such as email pep talks, a huge and supportive online community and blog, and a host of web-based writing tools like word counters.

This Orientation session for the NaNoWriMo process will be hosted by Local Municipal Liaison Dani Avella, who will give out some general information on NANOWRIMO and the support materials provided online for participants. She will talk about the novel writing process, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and the fact that after 30,000 words your brain can't hold the story in any more. Dani has gone through the NaNoWriMo process and the busy task of editing her own novels.

Learn about the steps in this novel writing process, meet each other and get revved up about the challenge ahead! Please “Come Write In” and join us!

For writers who want to write with other writers, we invite you all to spend some sessions writing together in November. Get some motivation, support, and feedback from other friendly writers. That's how author Sara Gruen got her novel "Water for Elephants" off the ground.

This is the time for people to discuss their aspirations for their own books.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 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, October 04, 2016
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, October 04, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
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.
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.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
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, October 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
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

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

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

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

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
1st to Die
Author
James Patterson
Review
Five stars.
Rating
Title
2nd Chance
Author
James Patterson
Review
Four stars.
Rating
Title
If I Stay
Author
Gayle Forman
Review
Five stars.
Rating
Title
Inferno
Author
Dan Brown
Review
Five stars.
Rating
Title
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author
Betty Smith
Review
Five stars.
Rating
Title
The Queen's Poisoner
Author
Jeff Wheeler
Review
Five stars.
Rating
Title
Blood Defense
Author
Marcia Clark
Review
Five stars.
Rating
Title
The Power Greens Cookbook
Author
Dana Jacobi
Review
140 recipes using every type of dark, leafy green you can think of and then some! Contains some good ideas for usign greens in ways you might not usually think of.
Rating
Title
Outrageous Oatmeals
Author
Kathy Hester
Review
This book proves that oats aren't just for breakfast, providing plenty of ideas for using oats at every meal. The recipes are also low (to no) sugars and sweetners (even the desserts!) and include vegan, soy-free, and gluten-free reciples.
My favorite is the overnight refrigerator oats. Finally I can eat oats at breafast during the Florida summer without heading up the kitchen!
Rating
Title
Most Wanted
Author
Lisa Scottoline
Review
Always a good read. Keeps you guessing till the end.
Rating
Title
The Forgetting Time
Author
Sharon Guskin
Review
This book was about reincarnation. A 9 year old black kid was reincarnated in a little blonde white boy and ehelps solve the murder of the black child. It was an interesting read.
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
Memory Man
Author
David Baldacci
Review
A great murder mystery that keeps you in suspense all the way to the last page as the plot twists and turns.  SUNCAT
Genre
Fiction
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
The 14th Colony
Author
Steve Berry
Review
Cotton Malone is once again embroiled in thrilling political intrigue. This time he must thwart former Soviet KGB members determined to bomb a U.S. inauguration ceremony.

There is much arcane American political history woven into the novel. Who knew the U.S. once hoped to make Canada the 14th colony?  SUNCAT
Genre
Fiction
Rating
Title
Everyday Whole Grain
Author
Ann Taylor Pittman
Review
The jacket over promises that with over 175 recipes for "healthy, hearty and incredibly versatile whole grain [it] includes something for everyone," and that is probably true. While I didn't find every recipe appealing the book does combine the innovative with the comforting in a way that will appeal to a broad audience.
I especially liked the recipes that offered new twists on old favorites like BBQ Baked Barley (Bake Beans) and Cheesy Buckwheat with kale and mushrooms (Mac & Cheese).
Rating
SUNCAT
Title
Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
Author
Faye Kellerman
Review
Within the format of a detective story, one learns a lot about the types of Russian art, the problems of lending art works (including books) internationally or between museums nationally, and the education of a young "know it all." I will look for other books by this author.  SUNCAT
Genre
Fiction
Rating