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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible.
To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337 to request a counseling session.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar.
To register, contact Señor Dan: spanishfaculty@gmail.com
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
T-Shirts with bleach and stencils.

Registration recommended as space is limited to 15 participants.
Registration starts Monday, April 2 at 10 a.m. call 941-861-1360 or stop by the Information Services Desk to sign up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Explore the latest trend of painting and hiding small rocks as a way to brighten the day of a stranger. Join us at the library to make some rock creations of your own. Rocks, paint, and brushes will be provided while supplies last. Program is for all ages, children, teens, adults, and families.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Use old book pages, magazine, and newspaper clippings to create cut up poems and altered text poetry, art forms with their roots in Dadaism, Surrealism and Modernism.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
"Movement Matters: Mellow Moves for Active Older Adults" with
Health and Fitness professional Terry Stocker.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County, Health in Motion staff will be on-site to provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. Nursing staff will help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.
Location
Outreach
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us for this five week series to learn how to cook simple and
delicious meals with your family! 
Every class you will prep and eat the meals and at the end of each class you will take groceries home so you can make the meal again! 
 
Space is limited,registration required.
Sign up at the Information Services Desk by Monday, April 9. 
 
Program funded by All Faiths Food Bank. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Brendan Driscoll at bdriscoll@scgov.net or speak with a front desk staff member to schedule an appointment.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota fosters international relationships between Sarasota and cities that have similar interests by creating exchanges in areas of culture, education, tourism, business and government. Join us for these informative monthly lectures.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! All experience levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description

Got a love for comics?

Then stop by the library to pick up a free comic book in celebration of National Free Comic Book Day. Supplies are limited so plan on arriving early to have the best chance of getting a comic.

Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Discover the excitement of ham radio as the hobby of a lifetime. Learn how to select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. This course will guide your study and preparation for taking the entry level, Technician Class license exam. No requirement to learn or use Morse code.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 07, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the listing for this event in its new place at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us for this five week series to learn how to cook simple and
delicious meals with your family! 
Every class you will prep and eat the meals and at the end of each class you will take groceries home so you can make the meal again! 
 
Space is limited,registration required.
Sign up at the Information Services Desk by Monday, April 9. 
 
Program funded by All Faiths Food Bank. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Wildlife Lecture Series, hosted by the Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn to enter numbers unto cells; a simple calculation formula; and Chart Wizard. Let us know if you will bring your own computer or use one of our laptops. Limited to 10.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Meeting to discuss agenda items.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group.

Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions.
Location
Story Time Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Description
Looking to mix up your lunch hour? Bring your lunch and join us for short stories, poetry and more!

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 11, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 11, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 11, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Artists in the library PLACEHOLDER
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Search & Find For Genealogists: Find Your Ancestors on Subscription Sties (General Meeting)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Discover the excitement of ham radio as the hobby of a lifetime. Learn how to select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. This course will guide your study and preparation for taking the entry level, Technician Class license exam. No requirement to learn or use Morse code.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come and color with us.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of families to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Class is limited to 10. Registration Required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener Fred Thibault will offer gardening instruction, with a focus on vegetable gardening skills, using YouTube to illustrate examples and techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us for this five week series to learn how to cook simple and
delicious meals with your family! 
Every class you will prep and eat the meals and at the end of each class you will take groceries home so you can make the meal again! 
 
Space is limited,registration required.
Sign up at the Information Services Desk by Monday, April 9. 
 
Program funded by All Faiths Food Bank. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare. For anyone becoming eligible for Medicare or currently on Medicare. Presented by SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. www.floridashine.org
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month> "Archaeology and Rising Sea Levels" by Dr. Uzi Baram.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Reading Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of the month, November through May. Pat Burkey and Erin Krasnove,co-facilitators, will be lead the discussions each month. Visit the library for a list of selected book titles. May's title: "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diana Ackerman
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
A Sarasota Chiropractor teaches ways to restore movement to the skeletal system that you can perform on yourself.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Stop by to make a fun, easy craft!
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Free entry. Win prizes!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Discover the excitement of ham radio as the hobby of a lifetime. Learn how to select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. This course will guide your study and preparation for taking the entry level, Technician Class license exam. No requirement to learn or use Morse code.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Guest setups welcome. Open SFV: AE tournament. Free entry. This is a FGC-oriented event; patrons are welcome to bring any other fighting games to play on the side just as long as they don't leave their console dormant on the MVC2 character selection screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Dr. Frank Cassell will present on the history of Sarasota.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
tba
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it. Register early through Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-in-the-sunshine-state-the-basics-of-solar-energy-for-fl-homeowners-registration-42758126708) to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group.

Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions.
Location
Story Time Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Description
Looking to mix up your lunch hour? Bring your lunch and join us for short stories, poetry and more!

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 25, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Discover the excitement of ham radio as the hobby of a lifetime. Learn how to select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. This course will guide your study and preparation for taking the entry level, Technician Class license exam. No requirement to learn or use Morse code.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the last Wednesday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg explores the height of Mozart's operatic achievement by analyzing two masterpieces: Così fan tutte, and The Magic Flute. The course also studies Mozart's early life and development from the first opera he wrote (when he was 11 years old) to Don Giovanni, completed when he was 31.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! All experience levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Fluent singer in French, Italian, and German, come watch a free live performance with a trained dramatic soprano as she performs some of her favorite arias and other pieces. Seating is first come, first served.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
TThe library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County, Health in Motion staff will be on-site to provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. Nursing staff will help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.
Location
Outreach
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a fun game of Bingo and enjoy some snacks as we celebrate the beginning of our Summer Reading Program. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Brendan Driscoll at bdriscoll@scgov.net or speak with a front desk staff member to schedule an appointment.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
"Fruitville Rocks" Adult Rock Painting. Join us to paint a community rock with an inspiring message about reading and libraries. Limited to 25 Adults. Registration Required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Laughter Yoga is an exercise activity which includes stretching, deep breathing, clapping, and mostly laughing. With more than 50 health benefits, Laughter Yoga is great fun and you end up feeling great. No yoga mats or contortions required!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Artists in the library PLACEHOLDER
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come and color with us.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Joins us for an adult beginners jewelry making program presented by local artist Judith Levine. Design and create an original bracelet or necklace. Learn design and jewelry fabrication skills and proudly wear your creation home.
Limited to 12 adult participants. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 x941 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of families to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Class is limited to 10. Registration Required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Meeting to discuss agenda items.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group.

Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions.
Location
Story Time Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Friday, June 15, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 15, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 15, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Free entry. Win prizes!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener Fred Thibault will offer gardening instruction, with a focus on vegetable gardening skills, using YouTube to illustrate examples and techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This group will be meeting bi-monthly as a support group for parents of children on the Autism spectrum.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare. For anyone becoming eligible for Medicare or currently on Medicare. Presented by SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. www.floridashine.org
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Alyssa Lopez as she leads the discussion of the book "The Piano Teacher" by Janice Y.K. Lee. Hired by the wealthy Chen family as a piano instructor, Claire Pendleton is seduced by the social life of Hong Kong's expatriate community and begins an affair with Will Truesdale, an enigmatic Englishman with a devastating past.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
A Sarasota Chiropractor teaches ways to restore movement to the skeletal system that you can perform on yourself.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Stop by to make a fun, easy craft!
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 22, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 22, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
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Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Loss of friends and family, work, physical ability or a sense of identity ... these realities signal critical life changes, but can also be catalysts for personal growth.

This writing and discussion group will guide you through the process of writing through your loss. Attendees will free-write for brief periods of time followed by voluntary reading/sharing sessions.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group.

Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions.
Location
Story Time Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Enjoy songs, storytelling, dance and more while learning about African folklore. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 minutes before the program.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 29, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 06, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 06, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 06, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! All experience levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come and color with us.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group.

Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions.
Location
Story Time Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn about these fascinating instruments from Australia, and explore the Australian culture and environment in a comical, interactive program. Adults may have the opportunity to play a didgeridoo.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Laughter Yoga is an exercise activity which includes stretching, deep breathing, clapping, and mostly laughing. With more than 50 health benefits, Laughter Yoga is great fun and you end up feeling great. No yoga mats or contortions required!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Artists in the library PLACEHOLDER
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your iPad and iPhone. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus/options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus (Safari), and basic sharing features. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 16, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener Fred Thibault will offer gardening instruction, with a focus on vegetable gardening skills, using YouTube to illustrate examples and techniques.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
The library system's events calendar has moved. Please find the new calendar at https://scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of families to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Class is limited to 10. Registration Required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Take a tour of the Selby Library Music Archives and learn about the history of preserving music files even before electricity was commonly available! Explore the many genres of old records and CD's, and have the chance to listen to music you select. Learn more about the unique services available through the archives. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. Pick up a ticket at the youth desk starting 30 minutes before the program.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare. For anyone becoming eligible for Medicare or currently on Medicare. Presented by SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. www.floridashine.org
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Alyssa Lopez as she leads a discussion of the book, "Sing for Your Life" by Daniel Bergner. A chronicle of a young black man's journey from violence to the world's elite opera circles describes Ryan Speedo Green's abuse-marked upbringing and struggles with racism and imprisonment before winning a New York Metropolitan Opera competition.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Stop by to make a fun, easy craft!
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 20, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Free entry. Win prizes!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Learn how the use of rain barrels can conserve water, save money by reducing the use of potable water in landscapes (lower utility bills), and reduce stormwater runoff by storing and diverting runoff from impervious surfaces (like roofs). Practical tips on the construction and installation of rain barrels will be provided. Register early through Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-barrel-workshop-tickets-41145827277?aff=es2) to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

After the class, Sarasota County government will sell rain barrels for $37 each, including tax and spigot assembly. Payment must be made by cash (exact change only) or check. Make checks payable to: Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information, please call 941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu.



NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 23, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 23, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 23, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite project and knitting supplies, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snacks to share with the group.

Contact Cathy at croy5326@gmail.com with any questions.
Location
Story Time Room
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly movie night!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 27, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn Genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, etc. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 27, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and informal craft class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
One of the most beautiful flowers of Florida, the hibiscus. Learn to paint this flower in watercolor! The workshop will encompass step-by-step instructions, making use of transfer paper, color mixing and application techniques, and creating a deckled edge on watercolor paper. All materials are included. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. Feel free to bring your own watercolors and brushes. Students leave the workshop with their own creations!This is an adult art workshop, presented by local artist Lori Loveberry George. This is a 2 hour adult workshop, limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. Register online at scgov.net/library click on Calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act. Application takes between one and one-half hour. Only one person can be seen at a time.
Call 866-547-2793 to register. Registrants only will be seen.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 30, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish grammar? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 30, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 30, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 30, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
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Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
For assistance using library technology – including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library – visit Selby Public Library’s e-Help Desk. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of our Tuesday drop-in sessions where you can learn how to download media, search the online catalog and access other free library web resources. Staff will help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
E-help held every Tuesday in the public meeting area.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday movies. Check flier for movie titles and descriptions.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.

Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Learn how to digitize 35mm, mounted slides, and 6x22 cm medium-format film. This program is a tutorial for the basic scanning and image editing process only. If you would like to independently use our equipment scan your own photos, please contact Brendan Driscoll at bdriscoll@scgov.net or speak with a front desk staff member to schedule an appointment.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them. Get expert advice on your landscaping needs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you a movie buff? Interested in watching critically acclaimed films and learning a little bit about the movie industry as well? Every Thursday will include a famous movie ranging from Hollywood's past or around the world and a brief introductory lecture.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 03, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 03, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for an afternoon of strategy, friends and fun! All experience levels welcome. Ages 18 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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