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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, May 02, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 02, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Texcellence is a collaboration between the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Libraries. On Wednesday evenings a tutor and library-provided laptops will be available for families seeking help with school subjects or just help with using a computer.

During all library hours you can use these laptops to access PowerMyLearning and more!

Play to win a free tablet! You’ll receive one entry into the contest for every 30 minutes spent playing on PowerMyLearning. There’s no limit to how many entries you can earn. Start now; the contest winner will be chosen on Friday, July 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come see which movie received the most votes: Minions, Alvin & The Chipmunks Road Chip or Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. PG movie voted on in the library the month prior. Snacks are provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
Get a free comic book while supplies last!
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for this annual event. Free comic books for children and teens will be available while supplies last. Comic books are an original American art form. They are fun to read and feature a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the reader. Pick up your comic book in the Youth Program Room.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Stop by to receive your free comic while supplies last and stay for a comic inspired craft.
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Come to the library to pick out one free comic book on Saturday, May 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Comic Books are for kids and teens up to age 18 and will be available in the Youth and YA sections of the library while supplies last.
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description

Attention Children and Teens:
Stop by the library between 10-1pm to pick up a free comic book. There is a limit of one comic per child/teen.

Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Description
Explore the art of flower arranging and make one for your Mom. this class is for children 7 to 11. FLowers and vases are provided by the Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Children ages 7-12 come and enjoy a new science experiment each month. Courtesy of the Fab Lab of Sarasota.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Explore the art of flower arranging and make one for your Mom. this class is for teens 12 to 18. Flowers and vases are provided by the Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Teaching Artist with Venice Theatre, Gladys Varga, will lead this one hour acting class. Included will be theatre games, creative drama, movement and acting out folktales. Must register online beginning April 1.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Show off your favorite Cosplay costume from the genre of your choice, super heroes, anime/manga, movie, TV, or other. Our Teen Advisory Board will name winners from various age groups from birth to 18.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up (younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to Read with the Dogs with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Texcellence is a collaboration between the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Libraries. On Wednesday evenings a tutor and library-provided laptops will be available for families seeking help with school subjects or just help with using a computer.

During all library hours you can use these laptops to access PowerMyLearning and more!

Play to win a free tablet! You’ll receive one entry into the contest for every 30 minutes spent playing on PowerMyLearning. There’s no limit to how many entries you can earn. Start now; the contest winner will be chosen on Friday, July 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Miss Jenny will present various themes through stories, activities, songs, and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Texcellence is a collaboration between the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Libraries. On Wednesday evenings a tutor and library-provided laptops will be available for families seeking help with school subjects or just help with using a computer.

During all library hours you can use these laptops to access PowerMyLearning and more!

Play to win a free tablet! You’ll receive one entry into the contest for every 30 minutes spent playing on PowerMyLearning. There’s no limit to how many entries you can earn. Start now; the contest winner will be chosen on Friday, July 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play Wii, board games, and card games with us! Snacks provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
First- second- and third-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. This program is for children aged 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Come in early to get a copy of the book to be discussed
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Suncoast Humane Society pet-therapy teams will be at the Osprey Library so your children can read with the specially trained therapy dogs. FREE and open to the public.
Library
Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. this club is for children from 5 to 12. the library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Texcellence is a collaboration between the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Libraries. On Wednesday evenings a tutor and library-provided laptops will be available for families seeking help with school subjects or just help with using a computer.

During all library hours you can use these laptops to access PowerMyLearning and more!

Play to win a free tablet! You’ll receive one entry into the contest for every 30 minutes spent playing on PowerMyLearning. There’s no limit to how many entries you can earn. Start now; the contest winner will be chosen on Friday, July 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Miss Jenny will present various themes through stories, activities, songs, and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come create with us! We have a different project every week so call or stop by to find out what it will be!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Texcellence is a collaboration between the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Libraries. On Wednesday evenings a tutor and library-provided laptops will be available for families seeking help with school subjects or just help with using a computer.

During all library hours you can use these laptops to access PowerMyLearning and more!

Play to win a free tablet! You’ll receive one entry into the contest for every 30 minutes spent playing on PowerMyLearning. There’s no limit to how many entries you can earn. Start now; the contest winner will be chosen on Friday, July 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Miss Jenny will present various themes through stories, activities, songs, and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served. Reserve your space and get your book early.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Summer Reading Kick Off Event with John Storms. Start the summer off right with this introduction to reptiles. Get a good book while you are here.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Children ages 7-12 come and enjoy a new science experiment each month. Courtesy of the Fab Lab of Sarasota.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
​Find your department - find your school - find your Reading Log at this spectacular kickoff for the Summer Reading Harry Potter Party! Get involved all day long with the live performances of chess, quidditch, dragoon egg making, wand crafting and so much more! Some events limited attendance -please get ticket. Inquire 861-1312.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by The Friends of The Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
During this three-day certified babysitting course presented by the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation, you will learn child care, infant/child CPR training, first aid/safety, creative play, responsibility, and ethics. Find the form on the Sarasota County Libraries website by clicking the link below, or call the Youth Department at 861-1130 to ask for the form by mail. A $25.00 registration fee for materials is required to be mailed to the address given on the form.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Summer Programming for Tweens, ages 10 to 13. See separate flyer for details about individual programs.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
During this three-day certified babysitting course presented by the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation, you will learn child care, infant/child CPR training, first aid/safety, creative play, responsibility, and ethics. Find the form on the Sarasota County Libraries website by clicking the link below, or call the Youth Department at 861-1130 to ask for the form by mail. A $25.00 registration fee for materials is required to be mailed to the address given on the form.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Visit our library throughout the summer to experience a "Story Walk"! Pages of children's books will be placed alongside a path with activities. You will be able to read, enjoy nature and get some exercise!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For all ages. Get your reading log, and enjoy a special performance of “The Race of the Tortoise and the Hare” presented by Katie Adams Make Believe Theater. The 45 minute energetic show includes colorful props, scenery, and audience participation. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 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 07, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Get Ready for Summer Reading with our Kick-Off Event! Balloon Creations, Crafts, Games, Snacks and Prizes are in your future!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
During this three-day certified babysitting course presented by the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation, you will learn child care, infant/child CPR training, first aid/safety, creative play, responsibility, and ethics. Find the form on the Sarasota County Libraries website by clicking the link below, or call the Youth Department at 861-1130 to ask for the form by mail. A $25.00 registration fee for materials is required to be mailed to the address given on the form.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Come learn about all kinds of drumming skills and techniques with Scott.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
On your mark, Get Set, Read! with: Adventures Here There & Everywhere: Featuring Wally the Wacky Word Bird.
Wally is always on a search for big wacky words. This time he has found a special message that he would like to share, but where can he be? Along the adventures, you will see jaw dropping, magic, awesome balloon sculpting and hilarious comedy.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
​Bring your own t-shirt to silk screen and help decorate the library. All ages are welcome.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join for Wii Sports gaming. Weekly winner will compete in the championship on 6/29.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bring your own t-shirt to silk screen and help decorate the library. All ages are welcome.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a Story Walk or Storytime designed open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to babies, toddlers, families and young children.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For children ages 5 and under. Join the fun and participate in valuable literacy activities including reading and sharing stories together, music, simple activities and crafts.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come and enjoy Circus Sarasota's Chucko the Clown show the library audience his routines accompanied by music. This program is fun for the whole family.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Kids and parents of all ages are invited to enjoy a movie and a small snack! Different movies will be shown each week and will be family friendly (rated G or PG)
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 10, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to help the children explore the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to help the children explore the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 8 to 11.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join Katie Adams in this Storytelling Show that will exercise your imagination with an energetic performance of The Race of the Tortoise and the Hare and more fables. This show includes colorful props, scenery, and audience participation​.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join puppeteer and ventriloquist Jacki in an adventure of fun and fitness and more with her ​special friends!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Ages 4-10. Outstanding storyteller and puppeteer Windell Campbell will weave fantastic, humorous tales children and parents will enjoy together. A craft activity will follow.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up(younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for Reading Adventures where you will see jaw-dropping magic, awesome balloon sculpting and hilarious comedy. Who knew reading could be such fun! For Children and Families.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and finger plays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-11. Explore the jungle through stories, music, activities and crafts.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for an interactive circle of families, all drumming together, weaving a facilitated rhythm into a fun musical experience. Sessions include an informative lesson on the history of drum, its origins and cultural significance. We will learn the many sounds the drum can make, as well as proper playing techniques. Limit 120 people
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 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 14, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Fun Hip-Hop dance for 7 - 12 year olds.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 4-11. Enjoy hands-on fun while learning basic science concepts. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to Read with the Dogs with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 8 and up. Learn the basics of knitting with adult volunteers. Participants must provide their own knitting needles (#8 or #9) and a skein of worsted yarn. Registration is required and limited to 10 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for 4 sessions throughout the summer for different activities just for tweens ages 9-12. Activities will include FAB Lab science experiments, DIY crafts and video/board game day!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for a sports themed movie to get you in the mood to exercise your body and mind. A snack will be provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Firefighters of Sarasota County
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
​This Yoga program with Miss Barbara of Rhythm Inlet is music-based with original kid's yoga songs, full of energetic movement, fun props, and serene magic yoga mat rides. Please bring your own yoga towel or mat if you have one.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join for Wii Sports gaming. Weekly winner will compete in the championship on 6/29.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​Come see this special puppet show presented by our own North Port Fire Rescue Team! Enjoy activities and a craft , too.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 0-5. Join the fun and participate in valuable literacy activities including reading and sharing stories together, music, simple activities and crafts.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Miss Jenny will present various themes through stories, activities, songs, and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Kids and parents of all ages are invited to enjoy a movie and a small snack! Different movies will be shown each week and will be family friendly (rated G or PG)
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on July 8th.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Reserve your space early and come in to get your book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 8 and up. Learn the basics of knitting with adult volunteers. Participants must provide their own knitting needles (#8 or #9) and a skein of worsted yarn. Registration is required and limited to 10 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come one, come all
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 4 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​6 lessons about healthy eating designed for pre-k – 2nd graders: 6/20 A Date With MyPlate; 6/27 The Good on Grains; 7/11 Fun With Fruits and Vegetables; 7/18 Delicious Dairy; 7/25 The Power of Protein Foods; 8/1 Create Your Plate.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Enjoy highly-acclaimed professional puppeteer and
ventriloquist Steven Knight’s puppet adaptation of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, with comedy, music, and audience participation. Recommended for ages 4-10.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Summer Programming for Tweens, ages 10 to 13. See separate flyer for details about individual programs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Storyteller Katie Adams will exercise your imagination with her energetic performance of The Race of the Tortoise and the Hare. This 45-minute show includes colorful props, scenery, and audience participation. For children and families.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and finger plays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-11. Listen to some funny stories by Mo Willems, and then enjoy a variety of activities and crafts.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 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 21, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your "eating act" together and learn what you can eat to get your game on. this is for tweens ages 10 to 13. The County Family Nutrition program will be discussing ways to get you into shape for sports through the foods you eat. Samples will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 8 and up. Learn the basics of knitting with adult volunteers. Participants must provide their own knitting needles (#8 or #9) and a skein of worsted yarn. Registration is required and limited to 10 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for 4 sessions throughout the summer for different activities just for tweens ages 9-12. Activities will include FAB Lab science experiments, DIY crafts and video/board game day!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Interactive Yoga Program includes singing, dancing, massaging, jogging and storytime. Registration is recommended.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Katie Adams is a professional storyteller whose stories invite you to fly away with her to worlds of imagination. Today she will be telling fables for a fit life. This program is for the whole family.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For ages 7 and up. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on the Xbox (360 Edition). Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration is not required.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
The magician and comedian will fascinate everyone with illusions and laughter.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For ages 0-5. Get moving with Adrianne Pezzella as she presents an energetic program for young children that will combine music, movement, instruments, and exercise.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
​Be swept away by the magical story telling skills of Tamara Green as she leads you on an adventure of prowess and partnership.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come join us at this interactive dance workshop with trained dancers from Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company. Recommended for ages 7-12.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on July 8th.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 8 and up. Learn the basics of knitting with adult volunteers. Participants must provide their own knitting needles (#8 or #9) and a skein of worsted yarn. Registration is required and limited to 10 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us and make some noise in the library! Steve from Giving Tree Music will be leading a cooperative and interactive drumming session for all ages--that means parents, too! Come to learn or just to have fun as we make music together.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join volunteer Lourdes Fuller for a fun time with bilingual stories, songs and activities. Everyone welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
​This Showtimeforkids program encourages reading, using your imagination, and storytelling with lots of laughs. Fun for the whole family - you will want to join in the hilarious action!​
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​6 lessons about healthy eating designed for pre-k – 2nd graders: 6/20 A Date With MyPlate; 6/27 The Good on Grains; 7/11 Fun With Fruits and Vegetables; 7/18 Delicious Dairy; 7/25 The Power of Protein Foods; 8/1 Create Your Plate.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
The show is all about FUN! Lots of fun, and lots of milk.
It’s a non-stop, quick moving, high-energy show — after all, it’s powered by milk! You will learn things about dairy you never knew.
There's magic, cowmedy, hoofin' around, and banjo moosic. Craft activity will follow.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For families with children ages 5-8. Kidding Around Yoga Workshop is an interactive yoga workshop which includes singing, dancing, massage, jogging, and storytelling. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Registration is required and limited to 15 children. Limit one adult per family.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Adrianne for her energetic preschool program -- Fun to be Fit -- combining music and exercise. For children up to age 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and finger plays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Interactive dance workshop with trained dancers from Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company. Recommended for ages 7 - 12. Limited to 20 participants. Call to register or register online!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Let kids play with their food! Children will have a fun hands-on experience creating their own Veggie Super Hero Faces while they learn the importance of the Fruit and Vegetable food groups on MyPlate. This is a one hour lesson including a nutrition activity, cooking demonstration, and food tasting. Registration recommended.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
For ages 7-12. Hip Hop Dance Workshop. Presented by Sarasota Contemporary Dance. Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The County Family Nutrition program will be discussing ways to get your children into shape for sports through the foods they eat. Samples will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
​Participate in an Olympics filled with unusual and little known sports and fitness activities from story books and far away places. See if you can become a champion of a sport you never knew existed!​​​
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join for Wii Sports gaming. Weekly winner will compete in the championship on 6/29.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
​Learn about various wonders of science in this drop-in science experiments program for families of elementary age children. Exploration of all science experiment stations should take no more than an hour. Recommended for ages 6-10 with a caregiver.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 0-5. Join the fun and participate in valuable literacy activities including reading and sharing stories together, music, simple activities and crafts.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy mythical Japanese mask dances and folklore. Children are invited to practice Japanese Sword Dance, followed by audience participatory dance-drama and Japanese paper craft making. Registration is recommended.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Miss Jenny will present various themes through stories, activities, songs, and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on July 8th.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served. Reserve your space and get your book early.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 02, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Children ages 7-12 come and enjoy a new science experiment each month. Courtesy of the Fab Lab of Sarasota.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by The Friends of The Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby 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
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, 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
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Summer Programming for Tweens, ages 10 to 13. See separate flyer for details about individual programs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Interactive yoga program includes singing, dancing, massaging, jogging and storytelling. Workshop designed for families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for Wii Games, board games and card games!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Steve Knight and his famous puppets celebrate the 4th of July with us! Children and families welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
After being inspired by Steve Knight, give vent to your patriotic spirit and create your own memento.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a Story Walk or Storytime designed open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to babies, toddlers, families and young children.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 3-8. Learn about healthy eating options through fun stories and activities. Presented by Sarasota County Extension Services. This is a 4 program series and different food groups will be discussed on July 11, 14 & 18.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy singing along while Dave Moran performs children's songs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to help the children explore the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 4 to 7.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ali from Art Center Sarasota will be here to help the children explore the many faces of art. This program is for children aged 8 to 11.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
​Get into a sporting rhythm with Steve as he leads everyone in the library through a festival of drums, beats and fun. Be ready to dance and play on your favorite drum.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​6 lessons about healthy eating designed for pre-k – 2nd graders: 6/20 A Date With MyPlate; 6/27 The Good on Grains; 7/11 Fun With Fruits and Vegetables; 7/18 Delicious Dairy; 7/25 The Power of Protein Foods; 8/1 Create Your Plate.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Youth TBA
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Family Nutrition Program, Sarasota County Schools Food and Nutrition Services, and the Sheriff's Athletics League will present programs on sports, fitness, and nutrition. This program is specifically designed to inform students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
For ages 3-8. Learn about healthy eating options through fun stories and activities. Presented by Sarasota County Extension Services. This is a 4 program series and different food groups will be discussed on July 7, 11, 14 & 18.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up(younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for our popular drum circle with Steve Turner from The Giving Tree. Program includes an informative lesson on the history of the drum, its origins and cultural significance. We will learn the many sounds the drum can make, as well as proper playing techniques. For children and families.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and fingerplays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.


Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-11. Meet Charlotte Stone Crabs mascot Stony at this exciting event filled with baseball fun.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk 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
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
​Participants will create Shrinky Dinks while supplies last. Shrinky Dinks are made from flexible sheets that are decorated with color pencils or pens. When heated in an oven, they shrink to small hard plates without altering their color or shape. They make great key fobs, ornaments, charms and pendants. For ages 9-18.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 4-11. Enjoy hands-on fun while learning basic science concepts. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to Read with the Dogs with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Summer Programming for Tweens, ages 10 to 13. See separate flyer for details about individual programs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Professor's 2016 Reading Education Show is now underway! This new comedy/science show helps kids stay fit using Health and Science. The audience will see lots of new health science experiments including a few oldies be goodies. Join the Professor and Citrus the Orange and "Get Fit".
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A demonstration for children of the various vehicles that are used on the job by members of the community such as a fire truck and heavy equipment.
Location
North Sarasota Library
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A high energy science show like no other on health and fitness. Professor DoDad will bring original music, puppetry, laughter and health and fitness science to audiences of all ages. Professor DoDad uses an array of wonderful and captivating science experiments and demonstrations to help explain what being KidFit is all about. The Professor will share about his own My Plate experience that will leave the kids inspired to be more KidFit. The program is a mixture of demonstrations by Professor DoDad and hands-on activities. The emphasis is to try all the activities. Also, there is no special equipment used. All the experiments can be easily reproduced at home.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for 4 sessions throughout the summer for different activities just for tweens ages 9-12. Activities will include FAB Lab science experiments, DIY crafts and video/board game day!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Get your body moving with Miss Becky as she helps you get ready for a general range of sports.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 3-8. Learn about healthy eating options through fun stories and activities. Presented by Sarasota County Extension Services. This is a 4 program series and different food groups will be discussed on July 11, 14 & 18.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Miss Jenny will present various themes through stories, activities, songs, and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 4 years and their families.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on 7/8.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Reserve your space early and come in to get your book.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come one, come all
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 4 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​6 lessons about healthy eating designed for pre-k – 2nd graders: 6/20 A Date With MyPlate; 6/27 The Good on Grains; 7/11 Fun With Fruits and Vegetables; 7/18 Delicious Dairy; 7/25 The Power of Protein Foods; 8/1 Create Your Plate.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Storyteller Jim Chartier presents Wally the Wacky Word Bird. Wally is on a search for big wacky words. This time he has found a special message that he would like to share, but where can he be? During the adventures, you will see jaw dropping magic, awesome balloon sculpting & hilarious comedy. Who knew words could be so much fun! Help us unfold the mystery as we go on adventures here, there and everywhere! Followed by a craft activity. Recommended for ages 4-10 attending with caregiver.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Family Nutrition Program, Sarasota County Schools Food and Nutrition Services, and the Sheriff's Athletics League will present programs on sports, fitness, and nutrition. This program is specifically designed to inform students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
For ages 3-8. Learn about healthy eating options through fun stories and activities. Presented by Sarasota County Extension Services. This is a 4 program series and different food groups will be discussed on July 7, 11, 14 & 18.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Summer Programming for Tweens, ages 10 to 13. See separate flyer for details about individual programs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Bring your yoga mat or towel and get ready to Balance, Breathe and have fun with Elin. Namasate! For children accompanied by an adult.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Local professional children’s singer Dave Moran will be singing your favorite children’s songs such as My Little Red Wagon, Bubbles, and Where is Thumbkin? Everyone will be encouraged to join the fun. The Selby Puppets will also make an appearance.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and fingerplays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.


Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5-11. Are you ready for some football? Choose your team and join us for some sports related fun.
Location
Meeting 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
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Well-trained violin students ages 6 to 11 will perform both modern and classical music. Families will be exposed to a variety of music and have a chance to share a this local musical experience.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Summer Programming for Tweens, ages 10 to 13. See separate flyer for details about individual programs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Mariposa Martinez and other Folk Tales - A puppet show with folk tales featuring shadow puppets, storytelling, and audience participation. ​
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The show, "Exercise Your Mind" performed by Razzmatazz, will include ventriloquism, magic and juggling for a memorable show that will surely have children wanting to use their library card and exercise their mind.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The State Forest Rangers will be here to show off their equipment and introduce the children to forest safety. Smokey Bear will be here as a special guest and available for pictures. Their trucks will be available for viewing in the auxiliary parking lot.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Explore the fascinating world of reptiles with John Storms, the Reptile Man. Learn how snakes survive without the use of legs, ears or eyelids. See giant pythons, crocodilians and other exotic reptiles in Florida and from around the world. Find out where reptiles come from, what they like to eat and what to do if you encounter one the wild.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Get your body moving with Miss Becky as she helps you get ready for a general range of sports.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 0-5. Join the fun and participate in valuable literacy activities including reading and sharing stories together, music, simple activities and crafts. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal for a checkup.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Come make music with Silly Sam as he opens his amazing box of musical instruments to play and discover new sounds. Dance, sing and have a sporting good time!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Kids and parents of all ages are invited to enjoy a movie and a small snack! Different movies will be shown each week and will be family friendly (rated G or PG)
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on 7/8.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Enjoy stories from all around he world told in Kamishibai, paper-theatre style, incorporating magic tricks and various paper art forms.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
​See what your puppet friends are up to as they tackle some sporting events and heroes. Make a craft after the show.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​6 lessons about healthy eating designed for pre-k – 2nd graders: 6/20 A Date With MyPlate; 6/27 The Good on Grains; 7/11 Fun With Fruits and Vegetables; 7/18 Delicious Dairy; 7/25 The Power of Protein Foods; 8/1 Create Your Plate.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Katie Adams is a professional storyteller, puppeteer and teaching artist who has shared her creative, animated performance style with audiences at theaters, libraries, schools, festivals and museums. In 2000 she started Make Believe Theater, with original shows that range from creative, multi-media productions to simple, yet powerful tellings of folk tales, fairy tales and myths. Craft activity will follow. Recommended for ages 4-10 attending with caregiver.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Family Nutrition Program, Sarasota County Schools Food and Nutrition Services, and the Sheriff's Athletics League will present programs on sports, fitness, and nutrition. This program is specifically designed to inform students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Jiggleman is coming to the Venice Community Center. Get ready to laugh and be amazed. For children and families.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and fingerplays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.


Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and fingerplays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 3-9. Join the magical adventures of stories! This program features stories from all over the world told in Kamishibai ("Paper Theatre")style, incorporating magic tricks and paper art forms. After the stories are performed there will be an origami workshop. This is an Artists in the Libraries program. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants.
Location
Meeting 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
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn about rare marine life of Sarasota Bay with scientist Keith Wilson. Recommended for ages 6-10.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. No pre-registration. Come to the youth desk for a ticket.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for 4 sessions throughout the summer for different activities just for tweens ages 9-12. Activities will include FAB Lab science experiments, DIY crafts and video/board game day!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Create art that tricks the mind with our 3D opt Art. Registration is recommended.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
This is a clear, organized, child-centered class, includes singing, dancing, jogging, laughing, games, storytelling, breathing, centering, sharing, and gratitude -- all while learning and practicing yoga.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come find out how - and why - the weather affects so many sporting events. You might even learn to predict certain outcomes of various athletic activities!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Get your body moving with Miss Becky as she helps you get ready for a general range of sports.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certified Alliance Pet Therapy dog. Loving animals and their owners sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Jiggleman will delight children and parents alike with zany physical humor and surprising stunts. Recommended for ages 5-9 attending with caregiver.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 0-5. Join the fun and participate in valuable literacy activities including reading and sharing stories together, music, simple activities and crafts.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students will be asked to think up a new Froggy book title. They will be given art materials and guidance for creating their own book cover illustration for their Froggy title. "How to Draw Froggy" charts will be provided. Frank Remkiewicz is renown for his Froggy book illustrations and stories and other fiction. This program is for ages 7-9.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Kids and parents of all ages are invited to enjoy a movie and a small snack! Different movies will be shown each week and will be family friendly (rated G or PG)
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​We sing, dance, use rhythm sticks, bubbles, a parade with instruments, and have a lot of fun! ​0-5 with caregiver.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on 7/8.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join the magical adventures of stories! This program features stories from all over the world told in Paper-Theater style, using origami and pop-up arts. After the stories there will be a workshop of origami. This is a program for the whole family, but focuses on children from 3 to 9.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
John Storms and his exotic reptiles will entertain and educate local families and children while encouraging summer reading​.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
​6 lessons about healthy eating designed for pre-k – 2nd graders: 6/20 A Date With MyPlate; 6/27 The Good on Grains; 7/11 Fun With Fruits and Vegetables; 7/18 Delicious Dairy; 7/25 The Power of Protein Foods; 8/1 Create Your Plate.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Youth TBA
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Family Nutrition Program, Sarasota County Schools Food and Nutrition Services, and the Sheriff's Athletics League will present programs on sports, fitness, and nutrition. This program is specifically designed to inform students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and fingerplays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July 5th.


Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Recommended for ages 18 months-3 years.
Children will enjoy short stories, puppet shows, songs, dances, and fingerplays. Playtime takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. No program on July7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For all ages. Join the fun and enjoy the zany antics of the clowns from Clowns Like Us, Alley #303. Learn how to do a variety of clown skills including juggling, stilt walking, magic tricks, balloon twisting and more. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk 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
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Program to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No school, no problem! Join us for Tinker Tuesday: Summer Edition. A new activity every week. Visit or call North Sarasota Library to find out what we are doing this week!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
To celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program, we're hosting a super rad 80's dance party! Dress in you coolest 80's clothes and join us at this awesome party. Snacks will be provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Ages: 3-5. This program focuses on developing school readiness skills, improving listening and group interaction skills and fostering a love of literature. This will be accomplished through stories, alphabet education, movement activities, music, dramatic play and a craft. No program on July 7th.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Storytime designed open up the world of books, music, culture, and play to babies, toddlers, families and young children.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A STEAM program for ages 8 - 14: Create something in our technology makerspace! Use Snap Circuits, Little Bits, Makey Makey and other kits to learn how to make amazing creations.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Part 1: Thursday, August 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, August 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Recommendeded for Ages: 3-8
Have you ever wondered what happens in the library when the library is closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friend during our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Listen to stories on Thursday evening, do a craft and tuck your animal in for the night. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas. On Friday morning, when you pick up your stuffed animal, listen to stories and watch a movie of its sleepover adventures. You will find out what mischief your stuffed animal got into during the night! A light snack will be provided. Everyone will get a copy of the movie to take home.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Part 1: Thursday, August 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, August 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Recommendeded for Ages: 3-8
Have you ever wondered what happens in the library when the library is closed? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal friend during our Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Listen to stories on Thursday evening, do a craft and tuck your animal in for the night. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas. On Friday morning, when you pick up your stuffed animal, listen to stories and watch a movie of its sleepover adventures. You will find out what mischief your stuffed animal got into during the night! A light snack will be provided. Everyone will get a copy of the movie to take home.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Lap Sit is an interactive program featuring movement to music, singing, rhymes, fingerplays, and basic sign language. Baby Rhyme and Sign focuses more on sign language. Both programs foster positive interaction between the parent/caregiver and young children in the area of language development. Playtime follows. No program on 7/8.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 05, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served. Reserve your space and get your book early.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Description
Children ages 7-12 come and enjoy a new science experiment each month. Courtesy of the Fab Lab of Sarasota.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Celebrate your reading accomplishments and tell us about your sports and fitness fun from this summer with an end of summer BBQ party.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come one, come all to our end of summer celebration. Details to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by The Friends of The Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come one, come all to our end of summer celebration. Details to be determined.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 08, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up(younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

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

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

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

Ready, set, READ!


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Review
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Title
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Review
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Title
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Review
Harry made it to the top box.
Title
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Review
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Title
Trickster's Bubble Trouble