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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteer counselors will be available to answer your Medicare questions, help you enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan, or help you with general issues. Please call the Elder Help Line 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE counselor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn basic principles of alignment and improve posture and balance in a supportive, non-judging environment. Breathing techniques of pranayama and short guided meditation will also be included. Please bring your own mat if you have one. Instructor, Heather Tweed, is a youth librarian, registered nurse and a registered yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Heather studied yoga at Garden of the Heart Yoga in Sarasota and is committed to safety in her yoga practice.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about online television and movie services that can replace your pricey cable subscription. Class will cover mobile apps such as YouTube, Hulu, Crackle, and Netflix, as well as other online entertainment options. Both free and subscription services will be discussed, as will entertainment options provided by Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Google Play.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.
Simple Steps Startup 2: Your Business Concept- Use Canvas to define and refine your business to move from “an idea” to a practical feasibility plan and identify characteristics of your target market. Identify the characteristics of your target market. Find out how to collect data on your industry, competitors and potential customers to help you evaluate the performance goals of your plan
PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Guided Tour of World Book:
World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. Join us for a guided tour of World Book online unique content and features for patrons of every age, ability and interest.
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This Month: "Paradise Road" Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.(USA, 122m,1997,Fox Searchlight)R










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Guided Tour of the 3M Cloud Library:
Learn how to browse, borrow, read and listen to audio and e-books through the 3M Cloud Library from Sarasota County Library System.
Prerequisite: Before class begins, go to Circulation desk to make sure that you have an active Sarasota County library card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Location
Rotunda
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Do you care about mastering digital marketing? Have you sat down to develop the marketing plan for your business and you are left with more questions than answers? If you answered yes to these questions, then you're in luck.

We have an amazing line-up of five digital marketing experts who have been there and done that. They will share their expertise and experience in navigating the rapidly evolving digital marketing landscape. The speakers will share insights on a few key digital marketing trends and tools, tactics, and tips that you can use to grow your business through increased web traffic. The Panel will take questions from the audience. Be ready with your content, SEO, social media, mobile app and website questions.

Meet the Digital Marketing Experts:
•Ron Belyea (Herald-Tribune Media Group/Propel Marketing)
•Raj Doraisamy (RD Media Labs)
•Scott Gonnello (Gonnello SEO LLC)
•Mical Johnson (Omen Interactive)
•Barbara Langdon (Market Momentum LLC)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Do you care about mastering digital marketing? Have you sat down to develop the marketing plan for your business and you are left with more questions than answers? If you answered yes to these questions, then you're in luck.

We have an amazing line-up of five digital marketing experts who have been there and done that. They will share their expertise and experience in navigating the rapidly evolving digital marketing landscape. The speakers will share insights on a few key digital marketing trends and tools, tactics, and tips that you can use to grow your business through increased web traffic. The Panel will take questions from the audience. Be ready with your content, SEO, social media, mobile app and website questions.

Panelists:
•Ron Belyea (Herald-Tribune Media Group/Propel Marketing)
•Raj Doraisamy (RD Media Labs)
•Scott Gonnello (Gonnello SEO LLC)
•Mical Johnson (Omen Interactive)
•Barbara Langdon (Market Momentum LLC)


Jacaranda Public Library Moderator: Gretchen Miscik, SCORE Mentor and small business owner.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
New to the Internet or World Wide Web? Learn how to conduct a search on Google, how to scroll pages, click on links, and learn terminology such as URL, ISP, domain extensions and more. Must be proficient with a keyboard and mouse.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The movie is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics of navigating Windows 10, including the changes from Win7 and Win8. Class will cover the menus, finding settings, and personalizing your Windows 10 computer. Please bring your own device (BYOD).
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 05, 2016
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 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Hugely successful businesswoman is convicted of insider trading and sent to prison. After being released, she is forced to move in with her former assistant and tries to earn redemption and revamp her public image. (c) 2016 Universal Pictures.

Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us one Tuesday every month for a chance to unwind and relax by coloring!
All materials are provided. Light refreshments will be available.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?
Sessions led by Sarasota County Desiree (Des) Companion, Community Rating System Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager.
For more information contact, Des Companion, CFM, Public Utilities, Stormwater, at 941-861-0802 or email dcompani@scgov.net
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about using the computer keyboard and mouse.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
An intermediate course on using iPad and iPhone email and contacts apps. Learn how to manage your email, import and export contacts, email pictures and files, and setup multiple email accounts on your iPad and/or iPhone. (BYOD)
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Getting to Know Windows 10 presented by Mircosoft Community Development Staff.
Do more with Windows 10 by joining our 60-minute workshop to learn everything Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use, whether it’s for work or play, home or office.

You’ll learn how get the most out of new features, how to personalize your Windows experience, work and play across all your devices, and get more done faster with new productivity capabilities. Aspects of Windows 10 covered in the workshop include: Navigation, Start, Windows Explorer, Menus, Accessing Applications, Microsoft Edge and Task View.

Students will have a hands on experience using a laptop.
Class is limited to 10 students.
*Pre-requisite: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard

Register online at www.scgov.net/library or call the Fruitville Library at (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Sarasota County is offering free Energy Upgrade workshops for those who are interested in learning more about how to save energy and water in their homes. The 45 minute workshop discusses cost saving strategies for residents ranging from no-cost solutions to those that require some investment like replacing an air conditioning system. There is also time at the end for Q&A. It discusses considerations in selecting contractors, do it yourself opportunities and possible incentives that might be available.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes. For more information, please call 941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu. Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Each photo you save on your Windows computer is a FILE and you need to keep your photos in your PHOTOS folder. But what to do next? In this class we will show you a simple and easy way to organize your photos (and files) by creating FOLDERS and moving things into them. If you have a Windows laptop computer, please bring it with you to this class.
*Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a relaxed and social digital art experience as you practice painting, coloring, and drawing using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. None of the mess of paint, just the fun and creativity.

You can work on past projects or start something new. Each session will highlight new tools or techniques you can use.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn the current tips for making your resume stand out, work on and perfect your resume using Microsoft Word. Open to adults and high school juniors and seniors. General knowledge of Microsoft Word is preferred. Flash drive (USB) is highly recommend. Registration recommended as class size is limited to 8.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basic features of the latest Word program, Microsoft's Word 2013. Learn how create a document, space, use font sizes and styles, insert photos, as well as color and printing. Must be proficient with keyboard.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 09, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 09, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 12- "Ordinary Grace" William Kent Krueger
Oct 10- "The Nightingale" Kristin Hannah
Nov 14- "When Breath Becomes Air" Paul Kalanithi
Dec 12- "The Light of the World" Elizabeth Alexander
Jan 9- "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng
Feb 13- "The Rosie Project" Graeme Simsion
March 13- "A Light in August" William Faulkner
April 10- "Hamilton" Ron Chernow
May 8- "An Unnecessary Woman" Rabih Alameddine
June 12- "Gilead" Marilynne Robinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take control of your photos in Windows 10: Learn the basics of organizing photos in folders, transferring photos from digital cameras, and uploading and managing images online to the "cloud". (BYOD)
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.Simple Steps Startup 3 : Marketing Plan- Recognize how to use successful marketing principles to attract and win customers Use Canvas to identify your product/service pricing strategies. Learn how to determine customer demographics and buying habits, and options for how to deliver / distribute your products or services.PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Register for Part 1 of this class using the form at http://fl.evanced.info/sclibs/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=87621 or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The story of country-western singer Hank Williams; chronicles his rise to fame and tragic end. (c)2015 Sony Pictures Classics

Come join us for movies at the library!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn from a Walgreens Senior Outreach representative about how to save money on your medications and the availability of state programs to help you also save.
Also learn the three R's to safe medication use: Respect Risk and Responsibility.
Snacks will be provided as well as your own Medication Card.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of using your Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Class will cover the buttons, navigating and understanding the settings menus and options, connecting to the internet, navigating internet menus, and installing apps. (BYOD)
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
"Steve Adams, a retired, overweight, 61-year-old Brit, who had never hiked in his life, decided one day that he wanted an adventure. Not willing to settle for just any old adventure, he decided to hike the entire length of America’s Appalachian Trail,.." Book Sale & Signing to Follow.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Jacaranda Library. Discussion of fundraising activities, support and other projects related to the Jacaranda Library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of the book "Sarah’s Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay. Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Build Your Resume in Word is presented by the Mircosoft Community Development Staff.
Learn how to build your Resume in Word by joining our 60-minute workshop.
You’ll learn how get the most out of Word in organizing your resume and how to personalize your resume using Word.

Students will have a hands on experience using a laptop.
Class is limited to 10 students.
*Pre-requisite: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard

Register online at www.scgov.net/library or call the Fruitville Library at (941)861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn the current tips for making your resume stand out, work on and perfect your resume using Microsoft Word. Open to adults and high school juniors and seniors. General knowledge of Microsoft Word is preferred. Flash drive (USB) is highly recommend. Registration recommended as class size is limited to 8.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn Flipster and Access Video! This free library database allows users to search for a variety of expensive popular magazines without purchase! Access Video is a storehouse of educational videos from major producers such as Frontline, PBS, and many more. It's fun, it's educational, and so, so interesting! And did we say "Free?"
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This class introduces the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word 2013 software, including using the command ribbon, creating a document, editing it, and saving it. The second part focuses on editing and formatting a document, including checking spelling and grammar, setting fonts, margins, and other features necessary for a finished document. *Pre-requisite skills: This is not a beginner’s class so you need to know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
An introduction to eBay, one of the world’s leading online auction and e-commerce sites. Class will cover the basics of using eBay: setting up an account, purchasing, saving searches, and the basics of selling.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?


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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway. (c)2015 Sony Pictures Classics.

Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
If you are interested in understanding residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies better, this workshop is for you. The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it. Presented by Sarasota County Sustainability.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Music documentaries with short discussions led by Archive board members. This month: "The Art of Singing," followed by discussion with Diana Walters.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Time Sifters Archaeological Society present monthly lecture programs.
This month: "The Notorious Dozier School for Boys" Presented by Ben Montgomery, Reporter, Tampa Bay times.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basic settings of the Apple iPad. You are welcome to bring your own iPad and/or iPhone to the class.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn the current tips for making your resume stand out, work on and perfect your resume using Microsoft Word. Open to adults and high school juniors and seniors. General knowledge of Microsoft Word is preferred. Flash drive (USB) is highly recommend. Registration recommended as class size is limited to 8.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a relaxed and social digital art experience as you practice painting, coloring, and drawing using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. None of the mess of paint, just the fun and creativity.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basic features of the latest Word program, Microsoft's Word 2013. Learn how create a document, space, use font sizes and styles, insert photos, as well as color and printing. Must be proficient with keyboard.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This class introduces the basics of word processing using Microsoft Word 2013 software, including using the command ribbon, creating a document, editing it, and saving it. The second part focuses on editing and formatting a document, including checking spelling and grammar, setting fonts, margins, and other features necessary for a finished document. *Pre-requisite skills: This is not a beginner’s class so you need to know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
... and Other Alternative Transportation Options for Getting to Work.
Businesses can do a lot to support their employees in reducing the cost of their commute. From supporting carpooling and bike commuters to wellness programs and electric vehicle charging stations, this class will provide business representatives with tools to support their employees and workers with ideas on how to make a change to save on transportation costs.
Attendees representing local businesses will receive a free Business Resource Conservation Kit (one per business).
This class is part of the “Green Your Business” series designed for businesses.
For questions or further information, please contact Sara Kane at 941-861-9802 or skane@scgov.net
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Hawaiian leis are a gift of aloha. Aloha means hello or goodbye but also can mean love and affection. In Early Hawaiian history, leis were used as a sign of a peace agreement between opposing chiefs.

In these too hot, too violent days, come to the North Sarasota Public Library from 3 to 4 pm on Friday, September 23rd to make a ribbon Hawaiian lei as a gift or for yourself. All supplies provided. Registration is limited to 15 so register early.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to save money and create more health, beauty & cleaning products. You will make & take a natural deodorant as well as one other item. There will be "recipes" for making 2 or 3 other things. Pre-registration required so we'll have enough supplies for all (that will be provided free).
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Class will provide an overview of basic privacy and security measure you can take to keep your online activities safe and private. Content covered will include passwords, private browsing, encryption, terms of service agreements, and online tracking.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in celebrating intellectual freedom by recognizing a movie of one of the most challenged books in history.

Synopsis: Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.Simple Steps Startup 4: Financial Projections- Learn how to create your business financial plan by estimating sales volume and pricing, product manufacturing or purchase costs, employee costs, business fixed costs and the startup money you need to get established. Look at your income, cash flow and balance sheet so you can evaluate and adjust your planned business performance.PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his product to a wealthy monarch.(c)2016 Lion's Gate Films.

Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Fuse". Two years after the Bosnian civil war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it's announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit. (Bosnia,105m,2003,Pyramide International)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Everyone loves color in their garden! This program will help you choose shrubs for their correct size, best location in the landscape and season of blooming. Pre-registration required by phoning 941-861-5000 or 861-9807 or online at http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety class: Whether you ride your bike to work every day or just occasionally for fun, this class will help you understand the rules of the road, defensive biking techniques and the resources available to make bike riding easier and safer. If you don’t ride a bike regularly but just want to be more mindful of the bicyclists and pedestrians around you while driving your car, this class is for you too. Join this conversation to help make our community safer for bicycles and pedestrians.

Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes. For more information, please call 941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu. Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in celebrating intellectual freedom by watching a film based on one of the most challenged books in history: George Orwell's 1984.

Synopsis: Winston Smith is a worker at the Ministry of Truth, where he falsifies records for the party. Secretly subversive, he and his colleague Julia try to free themselves from political slavery but the price of freedom is betrayal.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, books, the Ask a Librarian reference service,and more. Learn how to use this free database with your library card.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of digital photo editing, including the common tools for editing images, making sense of menus and technical terms, and fixing minor image problems (like red eye and overexposure). Recommended Apps and Software will be covered.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us in celebrating intellectual freedom during Banned Books Week as we come together to discuss recent banned books: what they are, why they were challenged, and how we as a society should respond.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This is a series of three classes designed for both the new genealogist and as a refresher course for the intermediate genealogist. Students will learn to use the tools of both traditional and online genealogy research. Online genealogy databases will be reviewed with discussion of successful research strategies. Pre-registration is required, either online or by calling 941-861-5000. You must be registered and attend the first class on 10/1 in order to attend the next 2 Saturdays, 10/8 & 10/15.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. There’s also online support and tools available at http://NaNoWriMo.org, such as email pep talks, a huge and supportive online community and blog, and a host of web-based writing tools like word counters.

This Orientation session for the NaNoWriMo process will be hosted by Local Municipal Liaison Dani Avella, who will give out some general information on NANOWRIMO and the support materials provided online for participants. She will talk about the novel writing process, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and the fact that after 30,000 words your brain can't hold the story in any more. Dani has gone through the NaNoWriMo process and the busy task of editing her own novels.

Learn about the steps in this novel writing process, meet each other and get revved up about the challenge ahead! Please “Come Write In” and join us!

For writers who want to write with other writers, we invite you all to spend some sessions writing together in November. Get some motivation, support, and feedback from other friendly writers. That's how author Sara Gruen got her novel "Water for Elephants" off the ground.

This is the time for people to discuss their aspirations for their own books.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Register for Part 1 of this class using the form at http://fl.evanced.info/sclibs/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=87622 or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A girl in a small town forms a unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. Based on the Jojo Moyes book. (c)2016 Warner Bros.

Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us one Tuesday every month for a chance to unwind and relax by coloring!
All materials are provided. Light refreshments will be available.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
An opportunity to sit down with a staff member 1:1 and learn how to download library books (ebooks and audiobooks) to your tablet or mobile phone. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The movie is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and author Rasheen Davis will be presenting her book "The Chemo Room" which describes her personal struggle with Stage 3 cancer. Book Sale & Signing to follow.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come celebrate National Chess Day (October 9th) and join us for a game of Chess! Learn how to play or sharpen your skills. This event is for all ages.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Genealogical (Non) Musical Chairs (General Meeting)
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 12- "Ordinary Grace" William Kent Krueger
Oct 10- "The Nightingale" Kristin Hannah
Nov 14- "When Breath Becomes Air" Paul Kalanithi
Dec 12- "The Light of the World" Elizabeth Alexander
Jan 9- "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng
Feb 13- "The Rosie Project" Graeme Simsion
March 13- "A Light in August" William Faulkner
April 10- "Hamilton" Ron Chernow
May 8- "An Unnecessary Woman" Rabih Alameddine
June 12- "Gilead" Marilynne Robinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. (c)2016 Columbia Pictures.

Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October: An Introduction to 3-D Printing
November: 3-D Printing with Tinkercad
December: 3-D Printing with Sketchup
Open to ages 10+
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.
*Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
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Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
computer instruction
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Jacaranda Library. Discussion of fundraising activities, support and other projects related to the Jacaranda Library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come prepared to be in wonder of the human brain. This talk, given by Kevin M. Kindelan, Ph.D., explores the anatomy of nerve cells which make up the brain, how information is communicated by them and the exciting new research of neuroplasticity. And guess what? Despite what you may have been told, your brain continues to develop into late adulthood. The benefits of brain exercises will be discussed as well as revolutionary ideas about the best ways to learn and retain information. Dr. Kindelan, is a Licensed Psychologist and life-time student of the human brain. Come and be ready for some learning fun!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a relaxed and social digital art experience as you practice painting, coloring, and drawing using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. None of the mess of paint, just the fun and creativity.

You can work on past projects or start something new. Each session will highlight new tools or techniques you can use.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This class shows you how to include different kinds of graphics within a Word document, such as photos, objects, tables, and more. *Pre-requisite skills: Students should have some experience with Word 2007 – 2013. Also, since this is not a beginner’s class, you need to know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.

Register for this class using the form below or call 941-861-5000.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.Simple Steps Startup 5 : Funding Sources- Learn about the traditional and non-traditional capital sources you may need to fund your business. Learn what potential lenders/investors require and how using the Business Canvas can help you complete your presentation.PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Ex Machina (R)
A young programmer participates in an experiment to test how human an artificial intelligence actually is. (C) 2015 Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Library - TBA
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Music documentaries with short discussions led by Archive board members. This month: THE MAKING OF THE RING - A documentary on Wagner’s epic music drama.(West Germany, 54m, 1983)
Followed by a discussion led by Joy McIntyre
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This program will provide an insider's view of publishing, answering such questions as "What is the difference in working with an agent versus an editor." or "What happens after a book deal is made." This overview is for writers who have written a book or are thinking of doing so. Pre-registration required.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Authors Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and and Jessica Ziegler will
discuss their book "The Science of Parenthood" Book Sale & Signing to follow.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13)
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. [MUSICAL] (C) 1986 Warner Bros.
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have a question about your device? Bring it in and get some answers from one of our volunteers!
Location
Public Area
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Ride with the Devil".A little-known band of Civil War fighters known as Bushwhackers, use guerrilla warfare to destroy Yankee targets.(USA, 138m,1999,Universal)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October: An Introduction to 3-D Printing
November: 3-D Printing with Tinkercad
December: 3-D Printing with Sketchup
Open to ages 10+
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instructor.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?


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

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" - presented by Phyllis Lowitt
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discussion of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteers will be available to answer Medicare questions and/or help patrons enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Please bring your medical ID card & list of prescriptions. This is a "drop-in" program; no registration required.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a relaxed and social digital art experience as you practice painting, coloring, and drawing using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. None of the mess of paint, just the fun and creativity.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Let our Youth Librarian Nancy surprise you with a free, fun craft to create. This is the time for adults to play with color and get their fingers dirty.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 31, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 31, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 31, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 31, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. There’s also online support and tools available at http://NaNoWriMo.org, such as email pep talks, a huge and supportive online community and blog, and a host of web-based writing tools like word counters.

This planning session for the NaNoWriMo process will be hosted by Local Municipal Liaison Dani Avella, who will give out some general information on NANOWRIMO and the support materials provided online for participants. She will talk about the novel writing process, some of the pitfalls to avoid, and the fact that after 30,000 words your brain can't hold the story in any more. Dani has gone through the NaNoWriMo process and the busy task of editing her own novels.

Learn about the steps in this novel writing process, meet each other and get revved up about the challenge ahead! Please “Come Write In” and join us!

For writers who want to write with other writers, we invite you all to spend some sessions writing together in November. Get some motivation, support, and feedback from other friendly writers. That's how author Sara Gruen got her novel "Water for Elephants" off the ground.

This is the time for people to discuss their aspirations for their own books.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 31, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Book discussion. A new book each month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000.
Learn the basic functions that are similar on most tablets. *Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about a health topic from a professional within the Sarasota Memorial network before participating in a casual class of gentle chair yoga. Call 861-5000 or go online at scgov.net/library to register.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. This group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 2 and 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 is available at Elsie Quirk Library's Reference desk. Copies may also be purchase through Amazon or eBay. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. November discussion: "Distributive Justice" by John Rawls, GC 2
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The movie is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Early Voting 2016
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
This computer-based genealogy course covers the following topics: why study genealogy; how to get started; what sources are available; and how to organize and present your research. Students will start researching their family history using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills are required.
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month “Come Write In” Writing Session is a chance for NaNoWriMo participants to work on their novel, share & give support to others that are going through the program.

For writers who want to write with other writers, we invite you all to spend some sessions writing together in November. Get some motivation, support, and feedback from other friendly writers.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 07, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manasota-SCORE hosts a six part workshop series for start-ups.Simple Steps Startup 6: Pitch Practice- Clients/attendees present their business proposal in 10-15 minutes using the Canvas to clients and mentors for feedback.PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Students who attended part one of this genealogy course will continue to research their family history. The class instructor is available to answer questions and help the students in their research. Basic computer skills are required.
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000.
You need to have an active Sarasota County library card number to access this Ancestry.com database.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October: An Introduction to 3-D Printing
November: 3-D Printing with Tinkercad
December: 3-D Printing with Sketchup
Open to ages 10+
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000. This class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about using the computer keyboard and mouse.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Volunteer Orientation
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Jacaranda Library. Discussion of fundraising activities, support and other projects related to the Jacaranda Library.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
VOTING
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
SHINE volunteers will be available to answer Medicare questions and/or help patrons enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Please bring your medical ID card & list of prescriptions. This is a "drop-in" program; no registration required.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Short Story Group meets the 2nd Thursday each month from November through April. All stories will be available online. Sign up for Narrative Magazine to access November's stories and Story of the Week, Library of America to access stories for January and April. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. November's stories: "Stoner" by John Williams and "My Daughter & God" by Justin Cronin (www.narrativemagazine.com)
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a book discussion of our selected title. Limited to 25 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Storytime Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a relaxed and social digital art experience as you practice painting, coloring, and drawing using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere. None of the mess of paint, just the fun and creativity.

You can work on past projects or start something new. Each session will highlight new tools or techniques you can use.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 11, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Veterans Day holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bill Reynolds
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Librarian Charlotte Thompson leads a monthly book discussion group.
Sept 12- "Ordinary Grace" William Kent Krueger
Oct 10- "The Nightingale" Kristin Hannah
Nov 14- "When Breath Becomes Air" Paul Kalanithi
Dec 12- "The Light of the World" Elizabeth Alexander
Jan 9- "Everything I Never Told You" Celeste Ng
Feb 13- "The Rosie Project" Graeme Simsion
March 13- "A Light in August" William Faulkner
April 10- "Hamilton" Ron Chernow
May 8- "An Unnecessary Woman" Rabih Alameddine
June 12- "Gilead" Marilynne Robinson
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month “Come Write In” Writing Session is a chance for NaNoWriMo participants to work on their novel, share & give support to others that are going through the program.

For writers who want to write with other writers, we invite you all to spend some sessions writing together in November. Get some motivation, support, and feedback from other friendly writers.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 14, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
You need to use the below registration link in order to attend the following event:
Green Your Workplace: Sustainable Practices for Businesses
November 14, 2016 – 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Gulf Gate Library

Are you a business owner looking to save money on utility and fuel bills? Or are you an employee of a local business or organization interested in working with your fellow employees to be more sustainable at work? Then this class is for you. There are countless ways to save money and resources at work. We will discuss energy, water and waste reduction strategies in the workplace as well as employee engagement. Register early through Eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.
County resources such as the Green Business Partnership and Sustainable Business Guide will be explained and participating businesses will receive a free energy and water saving kit.
For more information, please contact Sara Kane at 941-861-9802 or skane@scgov.net.
Registration is required:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-your-workplace-sustainable-practices-for-businesses-registration-26751060141

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us one Tuesday every month for a chance to unwind and relax by coloring!
All materials are provided. Light refreshments will be available.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen and debate ideas with others.
Location
Conference room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000. This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
computer instruction tba
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discuss the monthly book choice with the Evening Book Club. Third Weds. of each month at 6 p.m. List of chosen books available at the library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 18, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, November 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, November 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape, and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-5000; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Lobby
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 21, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Who should attend: Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors.
The first 20 minutes will be an informative presentation followed by time for your questions and answers. You will learn about many County resources and receive simple explanations that will help you to understand flood zones, risks, maps, storm surge maps, why and when will there be map and insurance changes, what are the special regulations, what is a Base Flood Elevation, the 100 year flood event term, do I need an Elevation Certificate?

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

Title
Date
Monday, November 21, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
National Novel Writing Month “Come Write In” Writing Session is a chance for NaNoWriMo participants to work on their novel, share & give support to others that are going through the program.

For writers who want to write with other writers, we invite you all to spend some sessions writing together in November. Get some motivation, support, and feedback from other friendly writers.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 21, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
October: An Introduction to 3-D Printing
November: 3-D Printing with Tinkercad
December: 3-D Printing with Sketchup
Open to ages 10+
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000. This two-part class is for people who have no prior knowledge of computers. Participants learn about the Windows operating system and terminology related to using the computer keyboard and mouse.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Friday, November 25, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All 9 libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Library
Sarasota County Library System

Title
Date
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the fourth Saturday of every month from 10am to 12pm, Fruitville Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-1307; or online: http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml
Location
Public Area
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Take the time to relax, listen to some calming music, and just color. Choose from a selection of intricate and whimsical designs, taking care to color with your choice of colored pencils or markers.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under. For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Counselor. For an appointment for Health Connector register yourself at www.EnrollSWFL.com or call 1-866-547-2793.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 28, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Follow up with Kate Thomas Wood on the novels written during "NaNoWriMo." Kate will be available from 1pm to 2pm, then participants are welcome to stay for an additional hour to get feedback from other friendly writers.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 28, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

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

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Infant Feeding Support Group
Community group open to WIC moms and the public to receive support and information about infant feeding including breast feeding.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Play, practice, and learn chess with others!
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Our technology coaches are standing by to help with creating email, applications of any sort, and other online problems.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Slide-Illustrated Travelogue on Calgary and the Canadian Rockies

Hosted by Dr. Ken Erb
Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.
This month: "Lebanon". A lone tank and a infantry platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. (Israel,93m,2009,Arte France)










Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult Coloring Group
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can practice your pronunciation and oral understanding. An intermediate skill level in French is recommended. Manuel Goldberg is the group’s leader.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To register for the class, you may go to our online calendar at www.scgov.net/library and click on the class title or call 941-861-5000.
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.
*Pre-requisite skills: Know how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and maximize windows, scroll up and down within a window, and understand the Windows operating system.
Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
book to be decided
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Every Thursday morning bring a news article you would like to discuss or just come catch up with what's going on in the world--in a fun setting. We always end with a joke, so you can bring one of those too! Moderated by Pat Petersmark.
Location
Juliano Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Great Books Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month, November through April. This group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation's Great Conversations 2 and 4. A copy of Great Conversations 2 and 4 is available at Elsie Quirk Library's Reference desk. Copies may also be purchase through Amazon or eBay. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. December's discussion: "What We Talk About When We Talk about Love" by Raymond Carver GC2
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop by the library for one-on-one technology help. Our tech coaches will work with you to solve problems on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Prescription Medication and Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially.
Location
Conference Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Butterflies are beautiful, and vital to pollinating the crops and flowering plants around us. Learn how you can create a butterfly garden to provide habitat and resources, and learn about the plants in the library garden at Fruitville Public Library and elsewhere.
Participants will also recieve a free pack of flower seeds to start their own garden for butterflies.
Class will be conducted by a Program Specialist from the
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program
University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Sustainability Sarasota County

Register online at www.scgov.net/library Click on calendar.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us on the first Thursday of the month to discuss our selection. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Fruitville Reference Desk or call 941 861-2518
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
On the first Thursday of every month, everyone is welcome to share and discuss a book. A different book title is chosen every month to explore. This book club is sponsored by Friends of Gulf Gate Library.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On most Friday afternoons, watch a 45-minute episode from the video lecture series "The 30 Great Orchestral Works," presented by Professor Robert Greenberg.

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

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

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

Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The movie is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always cover a lively science subject.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Gulf Gate Library

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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