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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Where do you start on the road to sustainable living? This class will introduce ideas for energy and water savings, waste reduction, and more, as well as provide community resources to help you and your family.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Venice newcomers welcome and Venice Newcomers Book Club.
Reading List: 6/27 - The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
7/25 - The Hilbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
8/22 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
9/26 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
10/24 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
11/28 - A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
12/29 - The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton

Different facilitator each month.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing your conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning foreign films with English subtitles.
This month: "Pan’s Labyrinth" (Mexico, 119m, 2006, Warner Brothers)











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Traditional Japanese Arts(dance, theatre, tea ceremony, and calligraphy to name a few) are manifestations of Shinto and Zen philosophies that are the backbone of Japanese Culture. Surapsari, a Japanese native and accomplished performing artist will introduce the audience to the Shinto and Zen principles through various Japanese art forms. Following a Powerpoint presentation, the audience members will be invited to try Japanese calligraphy which is a reflection of Zen mind. Part of our Artists in the Libraries programs.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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, June 28, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This event has been cancelled.
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Book Discussion TBA
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
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, June 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating French cinema history. Each film in introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our Movie Night!!

*Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Stop by the Selby Public Library Rotunda from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, June 30th to chat with award-winning artist Mike Hanlon, whose Literary Heroes exhibit will be on display at Selby Public Library June 8th through August 9th. This is an opportunity to sit down and talk with a well-known, practicing artist. Afterwards, be sure to check out his paintings on display on the first and second floors. This event is free and open to the public.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Using large-holed beads and sturdy elasticized thread, we will create attractive and functional key ring bracelets. All supplies provided

Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration begins Thursday, June 1st at 10 am. Sign up at the Info Services Desk or call Lisa at 941-861-1376.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join artist Ellen Goldberg as she teaches how to create necklaces and focal pieces from recyclable and natural materials. Registration is required and limited to 12 adults.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Extreme Event is a real-life disaster role playing simulation. How would you respond in the event of a disaster? Would you be able to use your resources and skills to save your neighborhood? Come have fun while learning about disaster planning. Ages 13-100. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for our weekly Book Huddle! Drop in and discuss your most recent reads!!
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
All About Pianos: The Instruments, Great Piano Music and Composers, and the Great Pianists. John Goodman Professor Emeritus, Boston University presents a six part series. Sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive.

July 5 The Evolution of the Piano
July 12 Piano Music from 1725 to1800
July 19 Piano Music from 1800 to 1850
July 26 Piano Music from 1850 to the Present
August 2 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 1
August 9 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 2
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The basics of Medicare; for those turning 65 and currently on Medicare
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
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, July 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us to watch the classic musical Swing Time starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Seating limited. Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Italian film history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to the Internet? Learn how to conduct a search on a search engine such as Google as well as what the basic Internet lingo means: ISP, html, domain name, browser, etc. You will also learn how to print and save. This class is for new users of the Internet and you should have a working knowledge of a keyboard.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

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

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

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

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for a short tour of the library, find out what we have to offer and ask questions! Light refreshments will be provided.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Florida-Friendly? Have you heard the name or seen the label? Wonder what makes something Florida-Friendly? This class will teach you the basics of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program. We will show you the nine principles that can help you have a successful, beautiful landscape while protecting our natural resources. Questions? Please call 941-861-9900.Instructor Wilma Holley Florida-Friendly Landscaping Specialist. Presented by Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability.

Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn how to navigate ecommerce sites to buy and sell new and used items on online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, and peer to peer sales sites like LetGo, OfferUp, FaceBook Marketplace, Craigslist, and more!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for our weekly Book Huddle! Drop in and discuss your most recent reads!!
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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, July 11, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
This documentary details the true story of a group of working-class boys from the University of Washington who ultimately defeated the most talented rowing teams at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This documentary is the story-behind-the-story fr Daniel James Brown's "The Boys in the Boat".

The eight-oar crew team shocked the world and inspired a nation by defeating the elite German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

Presented as part of the One Book One Community program which chose "The Boys in the Boat" as their 2017 selection
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.(S6)Pitch Practice. PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
All About Pianos: The Instruments, Great Piano Music and Composers, and the Great Pianists. The Sarasota Music Archive presents a six part series-
July 5 The Evolution of the Piano
July 12 Piano Music from 1725 to1800
July 19 Piano Music from 1800 to 1850
July 26 Piano Music from 1850 to the Present
August 2 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 1
August 9 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 2
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
High stress levels can lead to risky behaviors, miscommunication and misunderstanding between teens and parents. Learn how to be a resource for your teen by effectively communicating with them and helping them (and you!) reduce stress levels. Presented by Jasmine Akins, Health Educator Consultant for the Florida Department of Health.

Free 5 minute massages will be offered 30 minutes prior to the program.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
4:30 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.
This class is useful for anyone interested in planning ahead for housing needs as you age or for those looking to support a loved one who is aged or disabled. Sarasota County sustainability staff and community partners will be present on age-friendly housing strategies and local programs that support them.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to word programs or to Word 2013? Come learn how to create a document, save, and print and learn some of the persnickety details of Word 2013 that may be tripping you up if you are a current user.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Italian film history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us as we make bird feeders out of recycled material! If you have a plastic half gallon or gallon milk or water jug bring it in. Don't have one? We will have enough for everyone!

Registration is recommended as space is limited to 15 participants. Registration begins Monday June 12th at 10 am. Stop by the Info Services Desk or call Lisa at 861-1376.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to grow fresh, healthy produce in your own backyard. This course will include advice for successful vegetable gardening in southwest Florida. Presented by Master Gardener Dennis Heidenis.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for our weekly Book Huddle! Drop in and discuss your most recent reads!!
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Sarasota County Sustainability is offering free Energy Upgrade workshops for those who are interested in learning more about how to save energy and water in their homes. The hour workshop discusses cost saving strategies for residents ranging from no- cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. There is also time at the end for Q&A. It discusses considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available. Attendees will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit worth up to $35 that includes LED light bulbs, faucet aerators, a smart power strip, rope caulk and outlet insulating gaskets. This class is in conjunction with our Build a Better World summer reading programs.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join author/illustrator Frank Remkiewicz, who will get you to plan plots on June 20th as part of our Writers' Circle series. Registration is required.

Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
All About Pianos: The Instruments, Great Piano Music and Composers, and the Great Pianists. The Sarasota Music Archive presents a six part series-
July 5 The Evolution of the Piano
July 12 Piano Music from 1725 to1800
July 19 Piano Music from 1800 to 1850
July 26 Piano Music from 1850 to the Present
August 2 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 1
August 9 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 2
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Art and Craft--a documentary film by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker

Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era — and he isn't in it for the money. In the last 30 years he's copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape "the life of a mental patient," and ending the con isn't so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.

(Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review.)

Come join us for this free documentary screening and discussion!
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Librarian, Alyssa Lopez for a discussion of the book, "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package
that compels him to remake his life.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
What is that bug? Learn all about common yard pests and pollinators. We will practice insect identifications and discuss the many ways to utilize beneficial insects in our landscapes.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Italian film history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come learn about the upcoming solar eclipse with a lecture by a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to create your own reusable bag from old (clean) t-shirts!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
For ages 5 to adult. Learn about Florida fossils including how to identify them and where to go to find local fossils. Enjoy an exhibit of local fossils. Presented by the Southwest Florida Fossil Club. Registration is required and is limited to 25 participants.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Design and create and original bracelet or necklace. Learn designing and jewelry fabrication skills and proudly wear your creation home.
Limited to 12 participants.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for our weekly Book Huddle! Drop in and discuss your most recent reads!!
Location
Group Study Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Windows 10 is the most secure operating system that Microsoft has created. But it has a different look, and to some users it seems quite complex. This class will give you some ways to navigate around Windows 10, such as using shortcuts to minimize clicks, entering questions in the Cortana search box, and how to find files easily. A question and answer period will let you ask about individual problems, like “How do I ……?"
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Venice newcomers welcome and Venice Newcomers Book Club.
Reading List: 6/27 - The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
7/25 - The Hilbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
8/22 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
9/26 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
10/24 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
11/28 - A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
12/29 - The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton

Different facilitator each month.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams" (Japan, 119m, 1990, Warner Brothers)











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
All About Pianos: The Instruments, Great Piano Music and Composers, and the Great Pianists. The Sarasota Music Archive presents a six part series-
July 5 The Evolution of the Piano
July 12 Piano Music from 1725 to1800
July 19 Piano Music from 1800 to 1850
July 26 Piano Music from 1850 to the Present
August 2 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 1
August 9 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 2
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
If you had a blank map, how would you design your community? Studies in land planning date back thousands of years, to the ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians. Of course, times have changed! This presentation will briefly introduce modern planning terms and practices, with a focus on their uses in Sarasota County. The presentation will also include a hands-on community design experiment. Class size is limited to 35 participants; please RSVP to neighbor@scgov.net.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
To get assistance on downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android, you are welcome to come to Gulf Gate Library. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive to verify your library card and personal identification numbers.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Book Discussion TBA
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get the inside scoop on how mechanics operate behind the scenes to get the best auto service and to become more knowledgeable about what power you have in dealing with repair shops and dealers. William Barretti has 37 years experience in the auto industry as a mechanic, owner/partner, and manager. Hear what his vast experience has taught him about the business and walk away empowered as a consumer. Question and answer period to follow his talk.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 10 to adult. All American Eclipse – Disappearing in a Town Near You. NASA Ambassador Linda McKenna will present an informational slideshow about the upcoming total solar eclipse. On August 21, millions of people in the U.S. will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see the eclipse - the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. In Florida, we should be able to see a partial eclipse. The last time this stunning event occurred was on June 8, 1918. All those in attendance will receive a pair of 3-D glasses for viewing the future eclipse.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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, July 27, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our Movie Night!!

*Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Italian film history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On August 27th, for the first time in over 99 years the US is going to experience a solar eclipse. Come listen to a lecture with NASA ambassador Linda McKenna as she addresses why we have eclipses, what to expect to see during the eclipse, how to view it safely, and additional recourses to help celebrate it. There is no registration and seating is first come, first served.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 31, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
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, August 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
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Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
All About Pianos: The Instruments, Great Piano Music and Composers, and the Great Pianists. The Sarasota Music Archive presents a six part series-
July 5 The Evolution of the Piano
July 12 Piano Music from 1725 to1800
July 19 Piano Music from 1800 to 1850
July 26 Piano Music from 1850 to the Present
August 2 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 1
August 9 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 2
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
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, August 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us to watch the classic musical Singin' in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. Seating limited. Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of our monthly book selection. Limited to 16 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Russian cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
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Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 04, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Monday, August 07, 2017
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
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
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, August 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Help save a life by donating your blood with OneBlood's blood drive at North Port Library.
Location
Library Parking Lot
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
All About Pianos: The Instruments, Great Piano Music and Composers, and the Great Pianists. The Sarasota Music Archive presents a six part series-
July 5 The Evolution of the Piano
July 12 Piano Music from 1725 to1800
July 19 Piano Music from 1800 to 1850
July 26 Piano Music from 1850 to the Present
August 2 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 1
August 9 The Great Piano Virtuosi part 2
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
There are two financial assistance programs that can help lower Medicare and prescription drug costs; we provide income/assets screening and application assistance for these programs.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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, August 09, 2017
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, August 09, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
book sale
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
There are so many opportunities for becoming more sustainable in the way we live our lives, but where should you start? This class will introduce ideas in the categories of energy, water, waste, transportation and food, help you prioritize what will work best for you and connect you with resources available in the community to get you started.
This class is being taught by Sarasota County Sustainability.

Registration is required. Register through the following link
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-upgrade-workshop-registration-31973935903

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
book sale
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a 10 week series. Classes are FREE and last from 10 am - noon. Participants are expected to attend ALL classes. Registration is required and ends June 9th. Register through the event link for June 9th, or contact: Erin Clay at 941.861.1368.

Topics include: Navigating Longer Lives, Exercise, Sleep, Medication Management, Financial Fitness, Advance Planning, Healthy Eating & Hydration, Falls Prevention, Healthy Relationships, Community Engagement

The Aging Mastery Program® is made possible through a community partnership with The Patterson Foundation and the National Council on Aging.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

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

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Russian cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
book sale
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Pander to Jacaranda's resident gamer librarian and come join us for our inaugural Super Smash Brothers Tournament. Bring your own controller.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 14, 2017
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, August 14, 2017
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, August 14, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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, August 15, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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, August 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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, August 16, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Librarian, Alyssa Lopez for a discussion of the book, "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler. The novel relates the story of four generations of the Whitshanks family, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling Baltimore house that has always been their anchor, sharing their tender moments, celebrations,disappointments, and long-held secrets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Russian cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
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, August 21, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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, August 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Venice newcomers welcome and Venice Newcomers Book Club.
Reading List: 6/27 - The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
7/25 - The Hilbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
8/22 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
9/26 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
10/24 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
11/28 - A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
12/29 - The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton

Different facilitator each month.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Electric vehicles are becoming more common. This workshop is for those interested in understanding electric vehicles and the infrastructure that is supporting them. The discussion will cover the basics of how the various types of electric vehicles work, considerations for those interested in buying one (including calculating return on investment), the charging infrastructure around Sarasota County, and the benefits they provide. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be available to view on site.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electric-avenue-supporting-electric-vehicles-in-sarasota-county-registration-34505832875.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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, August 23, 2017
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, August 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Book Discussion TBA
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our Movie Night!!

*Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Russian cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
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, August 28, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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, August 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This Month: "Life is Beautiful" (Italy, 116m, 1998, Miramax)











Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Get your creative juices flowing! A variety of writing activities will be offered each week along with the opportunity to share your work and get feedback.
Ages 13 to 113 are welcome! Led by teen volunteers and staff.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
On the first Friday afternoon of every month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating German cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 04, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
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, September 05, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
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, September 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Prescription Drug Coverage and the Annual Election Period
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
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, September 06, 2017
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, September 06, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Topics: sales/marketing, financial issues/raising capital, general management, and doing business in and with Sarasota County
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of our monthly book selection. Limited to 25 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating Russian cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
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, September 11, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
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, September 11, 2017
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, September 11, 2017
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, September 11, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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, September 12, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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, September 12, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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, September 13, 2017
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, September 13, 2017
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, September 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Fall Film Series 2017 presented by members of the Sarasota Music Archive board of directors
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:45 p.m. except for Thursday, 2:00 p.m., November 16
Sept 13 Diana Walters, “The Great Sopranos, 1950-1963”
October 25 Joy McIntyre, “Maria Callas”
November 16 John Goodman, From the BBC series "Great Composers: J. S. Bach” (in connection with the Bach Festival, Joe Holt, director)
December 6 Phyllis Lowitt, “The Original Three Tenors: Caruso, Gigli, Bjoerling”
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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 (USGBC) LEED program. Learn about different certification programs, options and how you can earn points towards certification through credit categories.

Please register through Eventbrite with the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-buildings-in-our-community-registration-34506361456
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The group meets to discuss PBS programs, new films and books they want to share.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating German cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
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, September 18, 2017
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, September 18, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

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

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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, September 19, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
General Meeting
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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, September 20, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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, September 20, 2017
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, September 20, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Librarian, Alyssa Lopez for a discussion of this year's One Book One Community selection, "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach,a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us to watch the classic musical An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Seating limited. Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on Calendar
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 22, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating German cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
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, September 25, 2017
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, September 25, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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, September 26, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Venice newcomers welcome and Venice Newcomers Book Club.
Reading List: 6/27 - The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown
7/25 - The Hilbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
8/22 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
9/26 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
10/24 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
11/28 - A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
12/29 - The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton

Different facilitator each month.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This Month: Woody Allens'"Sleeper", (USA, 117m, 1973, MGM)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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, September 27, 2017
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, September 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Library: Fruitville Library
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
In the spirit of the World Rowing Championship Author Michael Danziger will present his book "Small Puddles: The Triumphant Story of Yale's Worst Oarsman. Ever."
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Book Discussion TBA
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Bring in your device or technology question for Bob, our Technology volunteer. All skill levels welcome!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured & qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for our Movie Night!!

*Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

Attendance is limited to the first 50 participants.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Part of a month long series of celebrating German cinema history. Each film is introduced with a brief lecture on its history and cultural significance.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, October 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 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
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 02, 2017
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, October 02, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.


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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
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, October 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Weekly Movies
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts specialized business workshops.
This Week- How to Apply for SBA Loan
PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
A speaker from SCORE will present and discuss (via telepresence) the topic of Small Business Credit/Access to Capital.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
ESL Class with Literacy Council
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate 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