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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 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, February 24, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
As a reminder, medicinal cannabis was approved as the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative or Amendment 2 by Florida popular vote in November 2016. The educational workshop is sponsored by community partners and licensed medical practitioners in Sarasota County, who also will be conducting presentations. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The topics to be discussed include the following:
1.Meet The Plant - The Natural and Cultural History Of Cannabis
2.Medicinal Cannabis - A Plant That Helps People Of All Ages And Backgrounds
3.How To Qualify For Your Florida Medical Cannabis Card
4.Learn How Local Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Function
5.Various Forms Of The Plant & Proper Dosing Of Medicine

Registration and an Eventbrite ticket is required to attend this workshop!

Eventbrite sign up link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-plant-series-medicinal-cannabis-tickets-42434162723

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 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, February 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? 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, February 26, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 26, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us in discussing books that have been made into movies, where we watch the movie then talk about both formats.

This month: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Luis can help alleviate your technology frustrations! Our resident expert specializes in Android and Windows systems. Stop in for assistance.
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for an a slide illustrated travelogue lecture to the enchanting Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "As it is in Heaven" (Sweden, 2004, Paramount, 133m).










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Interested in picking up a second language? Learn to speak one of the fastest growing languages in North America with a native speaker. Classes are taught immersion-style in hour to hour-and-a-half increments.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Inspiring flicks to spark community discussions, shown throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.
Join us for popcorn, a film, and discussion.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
In celebration of Black History Month, come join us for a free screening of the POV Documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.

Grace Lee Boggs was a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she continually challenged a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively, and redefine revolution for our times.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 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
Wednesday, February 28, 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, February 28, 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 Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 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, February 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This class will cover how to request friends, share pictures, and make status updates on Facebook. For this class you will need to have a Facebook account and bring your account login and password. Let us know if you'd prefer to use your own device, or one of our laptops. Limited to 10.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Bob and Kim Yantorno return to share more of their nature adventures. They are nature lovers and look to find ways to enjoy it. This time they will be sharing how they spent their holiday eating, sleeping and diving and all of the interesting creatures they saw along the way. This program is better than "Sea Hunt" but not as scary or nail biting. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come join us for a discussion of the book Beartown by Fredrik Backman.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do.

Bring your Gmail/Google account name and password to this session but if you don't have one, create a new one in class!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month. Discussions will be from Great Conversations 2 and Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 are available at the Reference desk. March's Reading: "Major Barbara" by George Bernard Shaw, from Great Conversations 4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 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, March 01, 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
Thursday, March 01, 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, March 01, 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, March 01, 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 B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 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, March 01, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join Carrie Seidman this month to chat one-on-one with her about her nearly 40 years as a reporter.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 6 participants a month.
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us for these four basic sewing classes, and our instructor will guide you through all the basics, from essential tools and materials to basic sewing machine skills, stitching seams, choosing patterns, cutting and marking fabric, and so much more.

Ages 12 and up. Limited to 9 participants, and registration is required. Register at scgov.net/library.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
New to Word programs or used older versions? Learn to set up a document, spacing, fonts, point size, color, print and more.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 02, 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, March 02, 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, March 02, 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, March 02, 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, March 02, 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, March 02, 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
Saturday, March 03, 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, March 03, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 03, 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, March 03, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
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 our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you 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
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Give blood with OneBlood at North Port Library and save a life!
Location
Library Parking Lot
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 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
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special performance by Sonny and Perley of "The Great American Songbook, International Cabaret and Bossa Nova"!

This is Sonny and Perley's mixed program that introduces the listener to "The Great American Songbook", "The Great American Songbook-Post Golden Age", international cabaret and Bossa Nova.

Limited seating, and registration is required. Register online at scgov.net/library.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 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, March 05, 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, March 05, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 05, 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, March 05, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Book a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk.
Location
Genealogy Study Area
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 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
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Sonny and Perley present a duo version of "A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald." This musical husband and wife team will highlight music from Ella's Great American Songbook recordings along with a slide presentation. An intimate concert of vocals and piano including antidotes from Ella's Apollo Theatre debut at age 16 to her retirement.
This program is sporsored by the Friends of Fruitville Library.
Seating is limited. Register online at scgov.net/library Click on calendar. Questions please call the Reference Desk at Fruitville Library (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Powerful Tools, Managing Stress is an interactive one hour session that provides attendees a snapshot of this important topic that is part of the national award winning six-week course dedicated solely to educating and empowering caregivers, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. The session will focus on signs and symptoms of stress in caregiving, stress reducers, and action planning to help in everyday life. The session will conclude with a demonstration of an effective relaxation technique that everyone can benefit from.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm
North Port Public Library – The Juliano Room
13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port

Facilitated by Paula Falk, Director of Caregiving Services for the Friendship Centers in Sarasota County.
RSVP by calling 941.556.3268

Program brought to you in part by the Wilson Wood Foundation.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 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, March 06, 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, March 06, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
There are many opportunities for becoming more sustainable in the way we live our lives, but where should you start? This class will introduce ideas in the categories of energy, water, waste, transportation and food, help you prioritize what will work best for you and connect you with resources available in the community to get you started.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a special evening to learn about The Innocence Project of Florida, non-profit organization that helps innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives. Board member, Harriet Hendel, will share about her experience working with the Innocence Project of Florida, and highlight the stories of exonerees. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 100.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 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, March 07, 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, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 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, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 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
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.

Please register for this class below or call 941-861-1230 to register.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) process and application.

Through the NIGP, neighborhoods may seek up to $10,000 in matching funds from Sarasota County, to apply toward neighborhood improvement projects. Attendance at this workshop satisfies the mandatory workshop requirement for grant applicants. An RSVP for this workshop is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP to: Miranda Lansdale, 941-861-5000 or mlansdale@scgov.net.

Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 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, March 07, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Linda McKenna, as she tells us what has been learned about Mars while you are enjoying lunch on the Library!

Registration preferred call 941-861-1360 to sign up!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 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 Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 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, March 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Newsbank . Newsbank gives you access to the Sarasota Herald Tribune as well as America's News – a collection of 27 U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, ighlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
In Celebration of Women's History Month we will be showing the BBC2 series "The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story"
March 7: Civilization
March 14: Separation
March 21: Power
March 28: Revolution
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Are you equipped with the tools, resources, and confidence for your neighborhood to thrive?

The Neighborhood Challenge is a competition encouraging neighbors to work together to make their neighborhoods sustainable, healthy, and involved.

Come hear staff and the 2017 Champions discuss an overview and impacts of the Neighborhood Challenge on neighborhood engagement, determination, and vitality. Learn how your neighborhood can participate this year.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

For more information, please visit www.scgov.net/neighborhoodservices, email neighbor@scgov.net or call (941) 861-5000.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Are you a natural needler? Or a happy hooker? (We mean the knitting and crochet kind, of course!) Then come on down and join the Knitting & Crochet Soirée of North Port! Bring your favorite project and knitting/crochet supplies and enjoy the company of your fellow craft enthusiasts! Feel free to bring your favorite tips, patterns, or snack to share with the group.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Bob and Kim Yantorno are back again to share their adventures in Alaska. Join them for their video presentation on this last frontier on earth. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do.

Bring your Gmail/Google account name and password to this session but if you don't have one, create a new one in class!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. March's selection: "The Resemblance Between" by T. Williams pg. 312 and "The Key" by Isaac B. Singer pg. 493
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 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, March 08, 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
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 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
Thursday, March 08, 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, March 08, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 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.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 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, March 08, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us to watch the movie "Darkest Hour" starring Gary Oldman in the story of how U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill attempts to rally the nation to war against the Nazis. Seating is limited.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 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, March 08, 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, March 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Pianist Sonny Daye and vocalist Perley Rousseau have entertained Venice Library patrons for many years and this season will present a potpourri of their favorites, encompassing Jazz, Great American Songbook, International Cabaret and Bossa Nova.
Location
Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
For ages 9 to adult. Join us for an informal discussion with author and illustrator Suzanne Bloom. She will talk about the process of writing and illustrating picture books for children. Bloom is known for her popular series of books about bear, goose, and fox, including “A Splendid Friend, Indeed” which won an ALA Notable Award, and the Theodore Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Honor Book Award.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us for these four basic sewing classes, and our instructor will guide you through all the basics, from essential tools and materials to basic sewing machine skills, stitching seams, choosing patterns, cutting and marking fabric, and so much more.

Ages 12 and up. Limited to 9 participants, and registration is required. Register at scgov.net/library.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
New to Internet searching? Learn how to conduct a basic search on Google as well as what the meanings of all those acronyms and computer words mean: ISP, http, www, domain extensions, and more. This class will help you walk away a little more confident when going to the Internet or WWW.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Are you an absolute beginner when it comes to emails? Learn how to use popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook mail in this free instructional course.

Laptops will be available for practice. Seating is limited. **Registration is required**
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 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, March 09, 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, March 09, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Please join us for a screening of the movie "Florence Foster Jenkins" in celebration of One Book One Community.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 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, March 09, 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
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
George Morgan: Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records (General Meeting)George G. Morgan is currently the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. He is a past president of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, a former director of the Florida State Genealogical Society, a former director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and a former director of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa and is the past Public Relations Chair and Publicity Director of the Florida State Genealogical Society.

George will address nine essential activities to locate and thoroughly analyze and document the evidence we locate in order to squeeze the most from what we find.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 10, 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, March 10, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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 "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor.
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
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 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
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Bestselling author Leah Weiss talks about creating authentic Appalachian voices in IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE, a book named a Library Reads, Indie Next and Okra Pick.

Join us as she shares her ideas for the book and her writing process, from character development to her extensive research. She will read a few passages from the book, and audience questions are always appreciated. Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda.

Limited seating, and registration is required. Register online at scgov.net/library.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
JERZY by Jerome Charyn is a fictionalized account of Jerzy Kosiniski, a controversial author and a sensational “maneuverer”. He was considered an important, post WW II modern writer of his time. You will learn about the seriousness of his writing underneath his humor and playfulness, and see a clip of the movie Jerzy wrote-Being There which became a movie with Peter Sellers and Shirley McClaine.
Reviewed by Dr. Martin Tucker, whose former presentations have always enlightened and entertained. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.

Limited seating, and registration is required. Register online at scgov.net/library.
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Please join us for a musical performance by members of the Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort. Members play music dating from the 14th century to the 21st century on recorders and viols, with descriptions of the instruments and commentary about the music shared at each performance.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Local actress, Jenny Aldrich will present an original one-woman show as playwright Lillian Hellman. In this intimate dramatic one woman show, Hellman discusses her works, her life, her adventures, her politics and numerous love affairs with truth, lies 
and a delightful sense of fun.
Seating is limited. Register online at scgov.net/library Click on calendar. Questions please call the Reference Desk at Fruitville Library (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On September 15th, the Cassini spacecraft dived into Saturn’s atmosphere and was vaporized in a blaze of glory. Come find out what we have learned from 20 years of exploring the Saturn system, and how and why NASA planned to end the mission. Talk presented by Linda McKenna, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association. Bring copies of an original poem to distribute. After reading, each workshop member will offer positive suggestions for improvement. Registration suggested but not required.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Study Room 3
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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, March 13, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Derrick Williams, an exoneree freed with the help of the Innocence Project of Florida, will visit us to share his story, in a conversation with IPF board member, Harriet Hendel. An opportunity to ask questions will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 100.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 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, March 14, 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, March 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 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
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
After completing the Computer Basics Part 1 class the student is ready to use the skills learned to access software and learn about Toolbars and Ribbons. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. How to use File: names, folders, and extensions, is described. You will learn how to create new Files, open existing Files and Save Files. You will also learn how to Search for files. You will learn about the Folders provided by the System Software (OS). You will also learn what the Ribbon is and how to use it to generate, correct and modify a word document.

Please register for this class below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 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 Lisa at 941-861-1376 to sign up.
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 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, March 14, 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, March 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Baila Miller presents her final lecture for VPL this season: Jackson Pollock, a New Voice for America vs Willem de Kooning, Silent Warrior
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
In Celebration of Women's History Month we will be showing the BBC2 series "The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story"
March 7: Civilization
March 14: Separation
March 21: Power
March 28: Revolution
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Topics this class may cover are the "start" button, finding programs, working with Windows, deleting programs, and using the File Explorer App (program). Let us know if you will bring your own computer or use one of our laptops. Bring any question you may have. Limited to 10.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Meeting to discuss agenda items.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do.

Bring your Gmail/Google account name and password to this session but if you don't have one, create a new one in class!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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. March's title: "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Shine
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
New iPhone or iPad? Still trying to figure out how to download apps or adjust the settings? Come to the meeting room for a presentation on important functions and setting features every Apple user should know.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come learn how to make the most of your money with this free workshop series presented by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 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
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Baila Miller for a discussion on historic nature photographers and their role and influences in the development of modern culture. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
We'll show you how to find and download songs from the more than 13 million titles available using Freegal and your library card. We'll have ample time for questions.

Bring your devices or a USB/flash/thumb drive to save songs you download.

And in honor of One Book Sarasota's "Sing for Your Life" selection, we'll see what opera and classical music is available.

Ability to use the mouse, keyboard, and the scroll bars in a window is required.

Please register below or by calling 941-861-1230.

Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Newsbank . Newsbank gives you access to the Sarasota Herald Tribune as well as America's News – a collection of 27 U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of sewing, from threading the machine to finishing touches. Make and take an item sewn by you! Materials are provided, class is free!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Books, Baubles & Bling Sale: Friends of the Selby Public Library present this glittering event to benefit the library and its programs. Fun, inexpensive holiday shopping at irresistibly low prices!
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to use Access Video a database of streaming videos produced by the world's biggest and best as well as Flipster a popular magazine database. Both are available on your home computers. All you need is a library card.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 16, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Books, Baubles & Bling Sale: Friends of the Selby Public Library present this glittering event to benefit the library and its programs. Fun, inexpensive holiday shopping at irresistibly low prices!
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 17, 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
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 17, 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, March 17, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 17, 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, March 17, 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, March 17, 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, March 19, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 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, March 19, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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, March 19, 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, March 19, 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, March 20, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Countywide Referendum Election
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 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, March 20, 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
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 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, March 20, 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, March 20, 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, March 20, 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, March 20, 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, March 20, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades. You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind, as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time. Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967… ‘Happy’ by the ‘Blades of Grass’. Sponsored by Friends of Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Dr. Ken Erb in an arm-chair exploration of beautiful and historic Portugal.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 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, March 20, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Adult crafts program - project TBD
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 20, 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 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
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
After completing the Computer Basics (1 and 2), the student is ready to learn File Management. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. Learn how to create new Folders, Files, to move files into subfolders, and to move subfolders into a Root Folder. The File Explorer and how to use it is described.

Please register for this class below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Dave Bernheisel and Tom Swepston as they speak on Mongolia's history, transition and tourism. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Sing along to the History of the 1950’s and 60’s through Popular Song. Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades.
You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind; by artists ranging from Gene Autry to George Harrison. In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time. Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967... ‘Happy’ by the Blades of Grass.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
A historical "tour de force" of information: how it's evolved to its current level, your dependency on it, and your personal use today. Attendees will be advised as to how to protect their personal information on both their computers and on the Internet in reducing associated risks from various threats, such as identity theft, phishing, viruses, impersonation, data ransoming, and others.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Newsbank . Newsbank gives you access to the Sarasota Herald Tribune as well as America's News – a collection of 27 U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Musicologist and Jazz Vocalist Dick Smolens presents multimedia lectures on American pop music from the 1920s to the 1960s, highlighting renowned songwriters and musicians. Six alternating Wednesday afternoons in January, February and March.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
In Celebration of Women's History Month we will be showing the BBC2 series "The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story"
March 7: Civilization
March 14: Separation
March 21: Power
March 28: Revolution
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Interested in making your home or business a green building? This class will highlight Sarasota County’s approach to green building and what public buildings are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. Learn about different certification programs, options and how you can earn points towards certification through credit categories. There will also be a tour of Gulf Gate Library, highlighting it’s green features. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month> "Monumental Mound Complexes of Northwest Florida" presented by William M. Stanton..
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do.

Bring your Gmail/Google account name and password to this session but if you don't have one, create a new one in class!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 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, March 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 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, March 22, 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
Thursday, March 22, 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, March 22, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come learn how to make the most of your money with this free workshop series presented by Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 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
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Ken Erb presents his final slide-illustrated lecture for the season on Portugal, including Lisbon. Enjoy this armchair visit to the country that was a leader in world exploration in the 16th century.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 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, March 22, 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, March 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This class focuses on editing a document, including checking spelling and grammar.

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

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to design simple 3D objects online! Create and print your own!
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Introduction to NewsBankinc. one of Sarasota County Libraries free databases. Features U.S. news content from local Sarasota Herald Tribune news as well as national sources including news magazines. Its diverse source types include print and online newspaper, blogs, journals, and more. All you need for access is your Sarasota County library card.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In honor of Women’s History Month,
Dr. Suzanne E. Joseph will be discussing women in slavery. She is a biocultural anthropologist who has conducted extensive research among seminomadic Bedouin communities in the Middle East. Her current research is focused on social inequality and
human suffering, particularly sexual violence against women and other gendered forms of suffering owing to the legacies of slavery and the patriarchal family.  
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join Baila Miller for a discussion on the History of Opera and some of the world’s greatest opera composers. Sponsored by the Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 23, 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
Saturday, March 24, 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, March 24, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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


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

Title
Date
Monday, March 26, 2018
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Great Decisions group discusses world affairs on 8 consecutive Monday mornings excluding President's Day holiday. Each week's topic is taken from that year's Great Decisions Briefing Book by the Foreign Policy Assn.
Location
Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 26, 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, March 26, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 26, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 26, 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, March 26, 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, March 26, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 26, 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, March 26, 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
Monday, March 26, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us in discussing books that have been made into movies, where we watch the movie then talk about both formats.

This month: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Book a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk.
Location
Genealogy Study Area
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Bring your iPad or iPhone to this class and we will show you how to find great apps for you to download and use. We will cover how to use the App Store, how to search for an app, how to decide if that app would be useful to you, and how to download it.

You will need your Apple account ID and PASSWORD to do this, even for free apps.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Dr. Ken Erb in an arm-chair exploration of beautiful and historic Portugal.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.
Register online scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This Month: In honor of Women's History Month.. "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (France, 1999,148m,Columbia Pictures)R











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
In celebration of Women's History Month, join us for a free screening of the POV documentary Ella es el Matador about the history of female bullfighters!
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 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, March 28, 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, March 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Join us Wednesday mornings for professional music and lecture programs. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Jan. 10 Rollins Singer from faculty, Caitliin Mohr, soprano and John Grau, baritone,
with Gloria Cook, piano (varied styles)
Jan. 17 J Goodman, Puccini, Manon Lescaut
Jan. 24 Live from the Archive, American music late 19th and early 20th centuries (guitar, piano, banjo?)
Jan. 31 Mary Rose and Luke Norell, piano (solo piano and four hands-one piano selections)
Feb. 7 J. Goodman Bizet, Carmen
Feb. 14 Michael Royal, piano and Johnny Moore, drums (jazz favorites and more)
Feb. 21 J. Goodman, Bellini, Norma
Feb. 28 Daniel Baer, solo piano (recent DMA, Eastman School)
Mar. 7 J. Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland
Mar. 14 Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, Selections from the season’s operas (please note change of time: 12 noon)
Mar. 21 J. Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan tutte
Mar. 28 J. Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 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
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.

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

Please register for this class below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 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, March 28, 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, March 28, 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, March 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
In Celebration of Women's History Month we will be showing the BBC2 series "The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story"
March 7: Civilization
March 14: Separation
March 21: Power
March 28: Revolution
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
In this computer class, we will be discussing our favorite language learning program, Mango! It’s a program that enables you to learn over 60 different languages at your own pace with easy and interactive lessons. Our class will show you how to create an account, navigate the website, and start on your path towards learning a new language. We encourage you to bring your own device or personal computer but laptops will also be available for the lesson. Limited to 10.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join us to learn about and practice using all the cool things a Google/Gmail account allows you to do.

Bring your Gmail/Google account name and password to this session but if you don't have one, create a new one in class!

Register below or by calling 941-861-1230.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Courtney Schlessenger will discuss the philosophies of China and India. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 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, March 29, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 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
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 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, March 29, 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, March 29, 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
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Performance by playwright Philip W. Hall and Katherine Tanner.
Police detective Charlene Dickson is sent to interview the lover of a recently murdered judge.
Sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 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, March 29, 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, March 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy the husband and wife duo of Mark Trichka and Lisa Brande as they play a variety of instruments and sing songs ranging from bluegrass to cajun to pop.
Location
Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL 34285
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind and express your creativity with the Adult Coloring Club at Selby Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 29, 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, March 30, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 30, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.

Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Make two pairs of dangle earrings from glass, stone, wood and paper beads. Bring jewelry tools if you have them. Tools to share will be available if you do not have tools.

Registration begins Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Call 941-861-1360 to register.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 31, 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, March 31, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 02, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. 2018 Great Decisions books will be in the Friend's of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore for purchase in early January 2018. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 02, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 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, April 02, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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
Monday, April 02, 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, April 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, April 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book Discussion
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 03, 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, April 03, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) process and application. Through the NIGP, neighborhoods may seek up to $10,000 in matching funds from Sarasota County, to apply toward neighborhood improvement projects. Attendance at this workshop satisfies the mandatory workshop requirement for grant applicants. An RSVP for this workshop is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP to: Miranda Lansdale, 941-861-5000 or mlansdale@scgov.net.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 03, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for an introductory course in using library databases and resources to learn more about your family tree!
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for an introductory course in using library databases and resources to learn more about your family tree!
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 04, 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, April 04, 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, April 04, 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
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 04, 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, April 04, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 04, 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, April 04, 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, April 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
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability for this 1-hour workshop where you'll learn energy, water, and cost saving strategies at home ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. We’ll also cover considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available.

Advance registration is required. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion group meets the first Thursday of each month. Discussions will be from Great Conversations 2 and Great Conversations 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 are available at the Reference desk. April's Reading: "The Darling" by Anton Chekhov, from Great Conversations 4
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 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, April 05, 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, April 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 B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 05, 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. This Month: “Treviso, Italy: History & Culture” by City Director, Anna Madaschi.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 06, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 06, 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 06, 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, April 06, 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 06, 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 06, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 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 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, April 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, April 06, 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 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, April 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, April 07, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 07, 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, April 07, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
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 our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you 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
Monday, April 09, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, April 09, 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, April 09, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 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, April 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 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, April 09, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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
Monday, April 09, 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
Monday, April 09, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) process and application. Through the NIGP, neighborhoods may seek up to $10,000 in matching funds from Sarasota County, to apply toward neighborhood improvement projects. Attendance at this workshop satisfies the mandatory workshop requirement for grant applicants. An RSVP for this workshop is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP to: Miranda Lansdale, 941-861-5000 or mlansdale@scgov.net.
Location
Conference Room #139
Library
Shannon Staub Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 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? 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, April 10, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
IMAGES of AMERICA-BEACHES & ISLANDS by Amy Elder. The author loves this part of America and will present via power point views of some of the best local beaches and islands while educating us on local lore and the historical background of our well known, well-loved places. Discover facts and information which may surprise and delight you. There may even be a quiz! This program is sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 10, 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 10, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 10, 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, April 10, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Be a better poet by working with other poets. The library's "Poetry Workshop" is led by Joan Magiet, poet and founding member of the Performance Poets Association. Bring copies of an original poem to distribute. After reading, each workshop member will offer positive suggestions for improvement. Registration suggested but not required.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 10, 2018
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
The design of houses can impact the ability of residents to stay at home as they age or following a short- or long-term disability. To better support these populations, Sarasota County has implemented a voluntary recognition program for residential units that apply principles of Universal Design and Visitability.

This class is useful for anyone interested in planning ahead for housing needs as you age or those looking to support a loved one who is aging or disabled. Sarasota County sustainability staff will present on age-friendly housing strategies and local programs that support them.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
Presented by Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability .
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 11, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 11, 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, April 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, April 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, April 11, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn about Web browsers and search engines, basic terminology and how to do a basic internet search. Prerequisite: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. Limited to 10. Register online at scgov.net/library. Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Meeting to discuss agenda items.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 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, April 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn hands on iPad basics, internet browsing, downloading apps, how to take a photo and more! IPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month. Readings will be from "The Best American Short Stories of the Century" (expanded edition, 1999), edited by John Updike. A copy is available for preview at the Reference desk. April's selection: "Bright Morning Star" by Richard Wright pg. 179
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 12, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) process and application. Through the NIGP, neighborhoods may seek up to $10,000 in matching funds from Sarasota County, to apply toward neighborhood improvement projects. Attendance at this workshop satisfies the mandatory workshop requirement for grant applicants. An RSVP for this workshop is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP to: Miranda Lansdale, 941-861-5000 or mlansdale@scgov.net.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 12, 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, April 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, April 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 B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 13, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 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, April 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Linda McKenna, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, will be presenting a talk on what we have learned from 40 plus years of Robotic explorers of the planet Mars. She will also discuss the next major milestone in space exploration: a manned mission to Mars planned for the 2030s! Linda will provide current mission goals and the technologies engineers and scientists are working to develop in order for astronauts to one day live and work on Mars, and safely return home.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 13, 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
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Kim Garvey: Changing Times, Changing Resources (General Meeting)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 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
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare for those becoming eligible for Medicare or those currently on Medicare. SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.
www.floridashine.org
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come hear the Sarasota Youth Opera perform! Some of the singers will share their stories on how they became interested in singing and opera, and you'll get a chance to ask them questions as well.
Then you'll get a chance to sing along with a “sing with your opera voice” activity.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 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, April 16, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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
Monday, April 16, 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, April 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, April 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, April 17, 2018
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 17, 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
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 17, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 17, 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, April 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, April 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
Tuesday, April 17, 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 18, 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, April 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, April 18, 2018
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs. This month> "Student Papers".
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 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, April 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, April 19, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 19, 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. April's title: "The Locust and the Bird" by Hanan Al-Shaykh
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 19, 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 19, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. If your neighborhood has a small project in mind, consider applying for a neighborhood grant. This workshop will present an overview of Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program (NIGP) process and application. Through the NIGP, neighborhoods may seek up to $10,000 in matching funds from Sarasota County, to apply toward neighborhood improvement projects. Attendance at this workshop satisfies the mandatory workshop requirement for grant applicants. An RSVP for this workshop is required at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP to: Miranda Lansdale, 941-861-5000 or mlansdale@scgov.net.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, April 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
Friday, April 20, 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
Saturday, April 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-41145531392?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, April 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, April 21, 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, April 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
Saturday, April 21, 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
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 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
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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, April 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, April 23, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come use our software and sewing machines on your own personal projects.
Location
Creation Station
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 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
Monday, April 23, 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, April 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, April 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? 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Bring your Windows laptop and learn hands-on how to navigate to Internet addresses, what the left and right mouse click/touch pad does, how to save to a memory stick/”flash drive”, how to make and save a document, how to organize files and photos into folders. 3 Windows laptops are available for those without a Windows laptop.
Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 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, April 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, April 25, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a Multi Media Presentation as lecturer, PHYLLIS LOWITT M.M.discusses Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella) as a prelude to the April 28th Metropolitan Opera simulcast. This program sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 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, April 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, April 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, April 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Part 1 class. Topics will include, using email, saving and sharing, organizing apps, & also how to download Sarasota Library eBooks (Sarasota Library card and pin # is required). iPads are available for participants to use. If you bring your own iPad you will need an Apple ID. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
ESOL Conversation Group for intermediate to higher level ESL learners.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 26, 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, April 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, April 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Baila Miller as she discusses "Fiddler on the Roof" and its orchestral influences in the development of modern culture. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, April 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, April 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind and express your creativity with the Adult Coloring Club at Selby Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 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, 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
1:30 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
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
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
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us in discussing books that have been made into movies, where we watch the movie then talk about both formats.

This month: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Location
Meeting Room #159
Library
Shannon Staub 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
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
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
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 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
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
10:30 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 - 4:30 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, May 05, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
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 our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you 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
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
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, May 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
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 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
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
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
1:30 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
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby 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
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
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 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
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
10:30 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
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
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Part 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, May 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
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
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
10:30 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 - 4:30 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, 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
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us in discussing books that have been made into movies, where we watch the movie then talk about both formats.

This month: The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
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
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
1:30 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
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
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 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
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
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
10:30 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
10:15 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 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
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
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
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
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 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
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
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind and express your creativity with the Adult Coloring Club at Selby Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby 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 - 4:30 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 02, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Selby Public Library Rotunda
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 our drop-in session on the first Saturday of the month. We'll show you 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

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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