Manatee Libraries

Library Closing Notices: Downtown Central Library will be closed, and our online catalog will be unavailable, Monday, July 1, due to an upgrade. Manatee Libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day.

June Event Highlights

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Have a blast this summer at Manatee Libraries! Venture into the unknown with experiments, magic, stories & more.

The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and two-time Innovation winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of our resources over 3.9 million times (a record high!). We offer a wide array of digital ebook/eaudio/movies, unique collections (e.g. early literacy kits, telescopes), databases, classes and special events for people of all ages. Check us out!

Announcements

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Manatee Libraries’ Summer Youth Program Guide is Here
May 28, 2019
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, our Youth Librarians have planned a wide range of space-related programs—and beyond—to make summer reading and learning a blast!Read More
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
April 30, 2019
Celebrate with music and art, including Hawaiian music performances by Eddie Chung at three of our libraries.Read More
Old Manatee Walking Tours App Launches April 26
April 15, 2019
Join Manatee Libraries and several community partners at Manatee Village Historical Park for a launch partyRead More
View the Preschool Storytimes and classes at our Braden River, Downtown Central, Island, Palmetto, Rocky Bluff and South Manatee library locations. read more

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
18Jun
Disco Aerobics (New Session!)
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown Central
18Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
18Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
18Jun
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
18Jun
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
20Jun
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
20Jun
Mad Science's Super Space Show
10:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
20Jun
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
20Jun
Mad Science's Super Space Show
2:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
21Jun
Creative Aging Line Dancing
10:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
21Jun
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
21Jun
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
22Jun
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
22Jun
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
22Jun
How to Manage Your Health
10:00AM - 11:00AMRocky Bluff
22Jun
Learn How to Play Dungeons & Dragons
12:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
25Jun
Disco Aerobics (New Session!)
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown Central
25Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
25Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
25Jun
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
25Jun
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
25Jun
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
26Jun
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
27Jun
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
27Jun
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
27Jun
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
28Jun
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
29Jun
Cannabis Education Series: Fact vs. Fiction
10:00AM - 11:00AMRocky Bluff
29Jun
Teen SOM Con
1:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
02Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
02Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
02Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
02Jul
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
04Jul
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
04Jul
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
05Jul
Creative Aging Line Dancing
10:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
05Jul
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
05Jul
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
06Jul
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
06Jul
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
09Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
09Jul
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
09Jul
Crafternoons
2:30PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
09Jul
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
09Jul
Book Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
10Jul
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
10Jul
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
11Jul
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
11Jul
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
11Jul
Murder by the Book Club
12:15PM - 1:15PMBraden River