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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come learn all about the digital lab where you can have Homework Help on Tuesdays (4 -7 pm) and specialized technology classes with Aaron on Saturdays (3-4pm).
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. This event is for children from 5 to 12. The library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 07, 2015
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 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up, younger if accompanied by a caregiver. Children are invited to Read with the Dogs with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and play games at the library. This event is for children from 5 to 12. The library supplies the board games.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play with us! Wii, board games, card games, and more!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For ages 5-11. Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up (younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. This event is for children from 5 to 12. The library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come make a fun and unique Scottish craft to commemorate the Scottish Highland Games!
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Children's Picture Window Area
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all LEGO Enthusiasts. this is a program for ages 3 to 15. we have blocks of all sizes and complexities; just bring your imagination.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. This event is for children from 5 to 12. The library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and play games at the library. This event is for children from 5 to 12. The library supplies the board games.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
September 26th is Batman Day! Come celebrate with us with crafts, snacks, and more!
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For ages 3-11. Join Lourdes Fuller for a fun time with bilingual stories, songs and activities. Everyone welcome.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
First- second- and third-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. Associated movies may be shown and compared to the book on occasion. This program is for children aged 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Come in early to get a copy of the book to be discussed
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come and build friendships and LEGOs at the library. This event is for children from 5 to 12. The library supplies the LEGOs.
Location
Youth Area
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 05, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 09, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For ages 5-11. Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 12, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 12, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up (younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Themed activities, games, songs and early learning events abound in this monthly adventure for children ages 1 - 4.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 16, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
First- second- and third-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. This program is for children aged 7 to 9. Snacks will be served. Come in early to get a copy of the book to be discussed
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 19, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 19, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 19, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 23, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children will be able to experiment and make creations using arts and crafts, science and/or technology. Join us for a unique project each month! Recommended for ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For ages 3-11. Join Lourdes Fuller for a fun time with bilingual stories, songs and activities. Everyone welcome.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 26, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Storytime and rhyming fun with sign language activities for babies and children to age 2 1/2.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Spooky stories, thrilling activities, fun and food to celebrate Halloween! Come in your costume and receive a treat - or trick. Ages 1 - 12.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 02, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 06, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Teaching Artist with Venice Theatre, Gladys Varga, will lead this one hour acting class. Included will be theatre games, creative drama, movement and acting out folktales. Must register online beginning October 2.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 09, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 09, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 09, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up (younger if accompanied with a caregiver). Keep up your reading and communication skills by reading with certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interaction. All groups must register in advance.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Individualized assistance for students K - 12 using PowermyLearning to sharpen skills in reading, math, and science. Call 941-861-1312 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Digital Learning Lab
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
Sensory Storytime, for ages 3 - 11, is interactive for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate senses and promote learning.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Veterans Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun and games with songs, activities, and stories for children from birth to 6 accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 13, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For ages 5-11. Learn basic art techniques with art instructor Carolyn Johnston. Limited to 15 children.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your imagination to life with LEGO®!
Come build machines, animals, architecture, monsters, and more every second Saturday of the month.
LEGO® pieces will be provided.
For children ages 5-11.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 16, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 16, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children are invited to read to Suncoast Humane Society pet therapy dogs who are patient and understanding listeners. Register at the youth desk upon arrival.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Children will have an opportunity to read a story to a certifies pet therapy dog. the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides loving animals that sit and listen attentively while children practice their reading skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For infants to five years, attending with caregiver. The storytime includes simple stories, nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and crafts. Space is limited to 80 people. Free tickets are available at the youth desk beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the program.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Themed activities, games, songs and early learning events abound in this monthly adventure for children ages 1 - 4.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Exercise to music and learn something along the way for children from birth to 6 and their parent/caregiver. Learn that excercise can be fun.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 20, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 20, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come to the North Sarasota Library and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind!
Location
Kids' Zone
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Songs, activities, story and a craft for 3-5 year olds.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come join our Page to Screen Tween Book Club! But don't be fooled, this isn't your normal book club. Read the book and/or join us as we watch the movie! Come to the Youth Services Department each month to pick up your copy of the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Friday, November 27, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginners and advanced players welcome. Instruction available. All Ages.
Location
Dragon Castle Theatre
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 30, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using saongs, books and toys.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Description: Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child’s play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance and finger play. The class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. NO PROGRAM JULY 1.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
For ages 1-5. Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. The class is limited to 10 families. Pick up a free ticket in the librarby on the morning of the session. Note: No programs November 11 and November 25.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime for infants to five years, attending with caregiver. Develop your child's early reading and verbal skills with stories, puppet shows, fingerplays, songs and crafts at storytime.
Location
Youth Activities Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
For all ages. Read, talk, sing, play, and write at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. The program includes activities such as reading and sharing short stories together, music and movement, and playtime with educational toys. Children will learn simple concepts and develop language skills.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join 40 Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. 40 Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat tieh trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline or other child development topics. This meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk for a FREE ticket the morning of the session.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. Your child can practice social and motor skills while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other early child development topics. The meaningful playtime wraps up with lively song, dance, and finger play. Limited to 12 families. Come to the Back Service Desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 04, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 04, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Mobile babies and children up to age 5 enjoy playtime, while adults have the chance to socialize and ask questions about parenting with trained counselors. Come to the youth desk for a free ticket the morning of the session. Limited to 12 families.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 04, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Kindergartners, first- and second-graders make a great leap into the world of independent reading. To encourage this we will be taking a look at different series each month in a fun way with activities as well as discussion. this program is for children aged 5 to 7. Snacks will be served.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Age range: 5 & up. Children and parents will enjoy building projects together. LEGO pieces are supplied by the Library.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 07, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including sharing with other children. Forty Carrots' learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Use this opportunity to ask questions about sleep, discipline, or other child development topics. The meaningful play time wraps up with a lively circle time of songs, dance and finger play. Class is limited to 12 families. Come to the youth services desk to sign up the day of the session.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 07, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiasts at the club. Open to children between 1st and 5th grade.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

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

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

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

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

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

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