Winter/Spring 2020 Program Guide

ABBREVIATIONS

Braden River: BR 
Downtown Central: DWN 
Island: ISL 
Palmetto: PALM 
Rocky Bluff: Rocky 
South Manatee: SOM
RR = Registration Required

All programs, events and meeting room use are cancelled until further notice.

special events

Kids Biz Fair Outdoor market where kids ages 10-18 get the chance to sell their product/service. Preworkshops: SAT, JAN 4, It All Starts With a Solid Product (10 to 11), What’s It Worth to You (11 to 12); SAT, JAN 11, The Power of a Brand (10 to 11), Brand Shopping & Mind Mapping (11 to 12). Both workshops and outdoor market event on SAT, JAN 25, 10 to 1, will be held at Braden River Library. Register to participate

Touch a Truck Kids of all ages. Touch, sit in and explore a wide range of trucks. SAT, JAN 4, 11 to 2 @ DWN

Storytelling Festival
A Friends of Rocky Bluff Library event. SAT, FEB 29, 10 to 2 @ Rocky

Spring Celebration & Egg Hunt Ages 12 & Under. Crafts, snacks and egg hunt. SAT, APR 4, 11 to 12:30 @ BR

Family Eggstravaganza Eggs, treats and a special storytime SAT, APR 4, 2 to 3 @ SOM

Recycled Dreams Teen Fashion Show SAT, APR 18, 1 to 3 PM @ DWN
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National Library Week (APR 19 to 25)

Earth Day Program SAT, APR 25, 10 to 11 @ BR

Free Comic Book Day During regular library hours while supplies last. SAT, MAY 2 @ All Library Locations

Mother’s Day Tea Children & moms/guardians. SAT, MAY 9, 11to 12 @ BR

early literacy

Preschool Storytimes by Location 

Soar in 4 
Hands-on activities, incorporating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Activities are available for ages 3 to 12. Multiple centers include Legos, virtual reality, music, movement and robots. WED, JAN 15, FEB 5, MAR 4, APR 1 & MAY 6, 5 to 7:30 PM at DWN. For more information, please contact halpins@manateeschools.net

Mind in the Making
 Overview of 7 life skills, based on Ellen Galinsky’s book. WED & THURS, APR 1 & 2, 12 to 4 @ Rocky. RR. 
SOM's Mind in the Making has been cancelled (THURS, JAN to MARCH, 5:30 to 7:30).

Informational presentationS

Environmental Discussion Group TUE, JAN 7, FEB 18, APR 21 & MAY 19, 2 to 4 @ BR

Art Talks With Nick Hauser WED, JAN 8, Masters of Western Art; THURS, MAR 19, Vincent Van Gogh; APR 23, Claude Monet, 2 to 3 @ BR

Friends of the Island Library’s Lecture & Travel Series THURS, 2 to 3 @ ISL: JAN 9, Peter Bentley, A Day on a Movie Set; JAN 16, Raymond Young, Real Monsters From the Prehistoric Past; JAN 23, Tim Berra, Bourbon; JAN 30, Harry Christensen, Restaurateur; FEB 6, Paul Ferber, Why We Hate Politics; FEB 13, Circus Arts Conservatory; FEB 20, Robert Gaglio, Sicily: Erupting With Culture; FEB 27, Michael Ivankovich, 25 Areas Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling Household “Stuff.”

Mouth of the Manatee River History Ranger Dan Stephens, DeSoto National. SAT, JAN 11, 2 to 3 @ DWN

Living Library: Tirena Chiavacci Book 20 minutes with this survivor of depression. JAN 14, 6 to 7:40 @ PALM. RR.

Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust With Dr. Andre Krauss FRI, JAN 24, 2 to 4 @ BR

Mobile Irrigation Lab WED, JAN 29, 1 to 3 @ BR

Anne Frank House Virtual Reality Ages 13+. THURS, JAN 30, 6 to 7:30 @ BR

Generations After Holocaust Speaker: David Milberg Recounts his late mother, Helga Weiss Milberg, who was rescued in Vienna. FRI, JAN 31, 11 to 12:30 @ PALM

Hiking the Appalachian Trail (Twice) Steve Adams FRI, JAN 31, 1 to 2 @ BR

Intro to Genealogy SAT, FEB 1, 1 to 2 @ BR

Little Known African-American History With Jyna Johnson. THURS, FEB 6, 2 to 3 @ Rocky; TUE, FEB 11, 5:30 to 6:30 @ SOM; FRI, FEB 28, 2 to 3 @ ISL

100 Women of Manatee County New exhibit opening with light refreshments. FRI, FEB 7, 10:30 to 12 @ DWN

Boating Safety Ages 18+. Receive Safety ID card with Patrick Canavan, US Coast Guard Auxiliary. 20-person limit. SAT, FEB 22, 9 to 5 @ ISL. RR.

Changing Patterns of Presidential Elections Robert Dinkin discusses changes since 1920. WED, MAR 11, 2 to 3 @ ISL; WED, MAR 18, 2 to 3 @ DWN

Traveling Solo Embrace traveling alone with a passionate and experienced solo traveler. SAT, MAR 21, 10 to 12 @ BR

Irene Curran Presents Agatha Christie TUE, MAR 31, 2 to 3 @ Rocky

Holocaust in Cinema Dr. Andre Krauss. Sponsored by the Manatee Film Society. TUE, APR 21, 4:30 to 6 @ BR

financiAL PRESENTATIONS

Learn Morningstar & Valueline With Kathleen Kalmes, CFA. TUE, JAN 7, FEB 18, APR 21 & MAY 19, 2 to 4 @ BR

Financial Education Workshops Retirement Planning 101, THURS, JAN 9, 6 to 7; Social Security 101, FRI, FEB 21, 2 to 3; Get Financially Fit, FRI, MAR 27, 1 to 2; College Planning 101, SAT, MAY 9, 10 to 11 @ PALM

Retirement Planning WED, JAN 29, 6 to 7 @ DWN

What’s It Worth Appraisal Program With author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and WBCB 1490 AM radio show host, Mike Ivankovich. Limited to first 25 participants/one item per participant. SAT, FEB 15, 9 to 12 @ BR; WED, FEB 26, 1 to 3 @ Rocky Bluff; THURS, MAR 5, 5 to 7 @ SOM. RR.

DWN Tax Prep MON & FRI, FEB 3 to APR 13 (except FEB 17), 9 to 2 (in-person sign-up starts at 8:15 on day of service)

BR Tax Prep WED, FEB 5 to APR 15 (except FEB 26 & 28),12 to 4 and FRI, 1 to 4 @ BR (in-person registration starts at 9 on the day of service)

Palm Tax Prep THURS, FEB 6 to APR 9  (except FEB 27), 3 to 7 

tech classeS

Tech Help Weekly TUE & WED, 2 to 4, THURS, 1 to 4 & FRI 12 to 2 @ BR; Weekly TUE, 2 to 4 @ ISL; First & Third SAT, 10 to 12 @ Rocky; Weekly TUE, 5 to 7 & SAT, 2 to 4 @ SOM; Second SAT, 9:30 to 11:30 & Fourth THURS, 2 to 4 @ PALM. For BR, SOM & PALM, call for appt: 727-6079 (BR), 755-3892 (SOM) & 722-3333 (PALM).

Windows 10 FRI, JAN 3, 2 to 4 @ Rocky

Downtown Tech Workshops iPhone/iPad Basics, TUE, JAN 7, 2 to 4; iPhone Siri Voice Commands, WED, JAN 8, 2 to 4; Android Basics, THURS, JAN 23, 2 to 4; Library Apps for eBooks/eAudiobooks/Movies/TV/Music, FRI, JAN 24, 10 to 12

Amazon Echo & Alexa Devices Intro TUE, JAN 14, 2 to 4 @ ISL

Palmetto Tech Workshops Windows 10 Basics, TUE, JAN
22, 2 to 4; Free Microsoft Office, WED, FEB 5, 2 to 4; Streaming TV for Cable Cutters, FRI, MAR 20, 2 to 4; Android Basics, FRI, APR 17, 2 to 4; iPhone Basics, FRI, MAY 15, 2 to 4

writing workshopS

Bullet Journaling Ages 12+. SAT, JAN 11, 3 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Memoir Writing Fourth TUE, 1 to 2:30 @ BR

tutoring

Reading Grades 1 to 5. TUE & THURS, 4 to 5 @ PALM. RR.

special storytimeS

Tree Tops Ages 4-6. Weekly THURS (No Class FEB 27, MAY 21 & MAY 28), 12:30 to 1 @ BR

Read to a Dog Ages 5+. First SAT, 11:30 to 12:30 @ PALM; Second SAT, 11:15 to 12:15 @ DWN; SAT, FEB 22, MAR 28 & MAY 23, 10:30 to 11:30 @ BR

steam classeS

Tween STEAM Club Ages 9-11. First SAT, 2 to 3 @ SOM

Girls Who Code (Third to Fifth Grade) TUE, JAN 7 & 21, FEB 4 & 18, MAR 17 & 31, APR 7 & 21, 5:30 to 6:30 @ PALM. RR.; Weekly WED, 5 to 6 @ DWN (through APR 15). RR.

Girls Who Code (Sixth to Twelfth Grade) Weekly WED, 6 to 7 @ DWN (through MAR)

Palmetto Makerspace Open Hours SAT, JAN 18, FEB 29, MAR 28, APR 25 & MAY 23, 2 to 4

SOM Xperiment Open Hours Ages 10-18, Third SAT, 3 to 4 @ SOM

Downtown’s SciClub Ages 8-12. TUE, FEB 4, Earthquake Resistance Towers; FEB 11, Rube Goldberg Machines; FEB 18, Magnetism; MAR 3, You Choose the Science; MAR 10, Video Game Creation; MAR 17, Medieval Machines; MAR 24, Escape Room: Science Lab; MAR 31, Robotics; APR 7, Bridges; APR 14, Candy Science; APR 21, Escape Rm: Name That Invention, 4 to 6

Tech Tuesdays Ages 6+. Second & Fourth TUE (starting FEB 11), 4 to 6 @ Rocky

Raspberry Pi Day Ages 9-13. Coding basics using raspberry pi. Limited spots. SAT, MAR 14, 1:30 to 3:14 @ PALM. RR.

health & wellness

Meditation Ages 18+. With Sheryl Spikes. SAT, JAN 18, FEB 15, MAR 7, APR 18, MAY 16, 11 to 12 @ ISL

Emotional Health: Not Crazy, Just Angry THURS, JAN 23, 6 to 7:30 @ SOM

CPR Last SAT, 9 to 12 @ ISL. RR.

Self Defense For ages 18+. With Erin Geraghty. SAT, JAN 25, 11:30 to 1 @ DWN

DIY Face Scrubs Ages 12+. SAT, JAN 25, 3 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. WED, FEB 12, 2 to 3:30 @ PALM; TUE, MAR 3, 5:30 to 7:30 @ SOM

Healthy Living for the Brain & Body TUE, FEB 25, 5:30 to 7:30 @ SOM; WED, MAR 18, 2 to 3:30 @ PALM

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s TUE, MAR 10, 5:30 to 7:30 @ SOM; WED, APR 15, 2 to 3:30 @ PALM

Make Your Own Bath Bombs Ages 12+. TUE, MAY 5, 6 to 7:30 @ PALM. RR.

fitnesS classes

Palmetto Yoga Weekly TUE, through APR 28, 2 to 3 (no class no class 2/25, 3/3 & 3/10).

Rocky Bluff Yoga Weekly WED, JAN 8 to FEB 5, 12 to 1

Downtown Yoga THURS, JAN 9 to MAR 26, 2 to 3

Tai Chi THURS, MAY 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6 to 7 @ SOM

food & nutrition

Mediterranean Cuisine Chef Warren provides tips for eating healthy on a budget. WED, FEB 5, 6:30 to 7:30 @ Rocky

Cooking Matters in Your Community With UF Extension Services. WED, MAR 25, 2 to 4 @ PALM

Irish Cuisine: It’s Not an Oxymoron With Chef Warren. SAT, MAR 28, 11:30 to 12:30 @ DWN

gardening

Master Gardener Second SAT, 10 to 1 @ SOM; Second/Fourth SAT, 10 to 12 @ Rocky; Third SAT, 11:30 to 2:30 @ DWN; First SAT, 10 to 1 @ ISL

Orchid Growing for Everyone SAT, MAR 7, 1 to 2:30 @ BR

music

Beginners Ukulele Classes Ages 18+. With Kathleen Reynolds. MON, JAN 6 & 13; FEB 3, 10 & 24; MAR 2,16, 23 & 30; APR 13, 20 & 27, 2 to 3 @ DWN; WED, JAN 15, 22 & 29, FEB 12 & 26, MAR 25, APR 8, 15, 22 & 29, MAY 13, 20 & 27, 1:45 to 2:45 @ ISL

Advanced Ukulele Classes Ages 18+. With Kathleen Reynolds. JAN 2, 16, 23 & 30; FEB 13, 20 & 27; MAR 5, 19 & 26; APR 2, 16, 23 & 30, 2 to 3 @ DWN; Weekly WED, JAN 15 to MAY 27, 3 to 4 @ ISL

Lunch, Listen & Learn THURS, JAN 16, Ron Emrit (steel drums); FEB 20, Gulf Coast Flute Choir, MAR 19, Edwin Culver (classical guitar), 1 to 2 @ Rocky

Blues: Walker Smith Group In celebration of African-American Heritage Month. SAT, FEB 15, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

Edwin Culver: Asian Classical Guitar SAT, MAY 9, 1 to 2 @ PALM

theater

Asolo Guild Play Readers’ Fractured Fairy Tales Six Grimm Brothers' plots with new narratives. THURS, JAN 9, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

Gingerbread Man
Puppet show for kids. SAT, JAN 11, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

Asolo Guild Play Readers’ Dixie Swim Club Five long-time friends reunite each summer. SAT, JAN 18, 10 to 11:30 @ BR; SAT, JAN 25, 10 to 12 @ PALM

Hypnotist & Magician Beau Oliver (AKA Delirium) A bizarre journey where magic, humor and cosmic horror collide. THURS, JAN 23, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

creative aging (ageS 55+)

CLASS FULL - Drawing & Watercolor Six-week series, taught by Karalee Hammes; 10-person limit. WED, JAN 8 to FEB 12, 2 to 4 @ Rocky. Call 723-4821 to register. Similar class being taught at Downtown (see below).

CLASS FULL - Basic Watercolor Class Taught by Karalee Hammes. THURS, JAN 9 to 30, 10 to 12 @ DWN. Email jyna.johnson@mymanatee.org or call 748-5555, x6308, to register. 

CLASS FULL - Improv Class With Banks Helfrich. THURS, FEB 6 to 27, 10 to 12 @ DWN. Email jyna.johnson@mymanatee.org or call 748-5555, x6308, to register. 

CLASS FULL - Drawing 101 & Acrylics Four-week series, taught by Karalee Hammes; 10-person limit. TUE, MAR 3 to APR 7,  1 to 3 @ BR. Call 727-6079 to register.  

CLASS FULL - Colored Pencils With Lucy Barber. FRI, MAR 6 to 27, 10 to 12 @ DWN. Email jyna.johnson@mymanatee.org or call 748-5555, x6308, to register. 

Poetry Series
Taught by local journalist/author Patrice Raia Bucciarelli. Participants will write a poem on a different topic (e.g. love, nature, family) at each session. Limited to 8 participants. Call 723-4821 to register. Weekly WED, APR 8 to APR 29, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

arts & craftS

Cricut Workshop Ages 10+. Create images/decals with Rachel. TUE, JAN 7 & APR 28, 2 to 4 @ ISL

Area 52 Wednesday Night Art Club For all ages unless noted. JAN 8, Ugly Art Night; JAN 15 & MAR 11, T-Shirt Design; JAN 22, Learn to Crochet; JAN 29, Make a Book (ages 10+); FEB 5, Seashell Art; FEB 12, Valentine’s Cards; FEB 19 & APR 8, Learn to Sew; MAR 18, DIY Fabric Garlands (ages 10+); MAR 25 & MAY 27, Explore Cricut (ages 10+); APR 1, Recycled Book Sculptures; APR 22, Bead Crochet Jewelry (18+); MAY 13, Weaving (10+); MAY 20, Basic Beading (10+), 5 to 8 @ DWN

DWN Area 52 Saturday Art Club All ages unless noted.JAN 11, Explore Cricut (ages 10+); JAN 18 & MAY 2, Lacemaking (ages 18+); FEB 1, Creative Collage; FEB 8, Learn to Knit; FEB 15, African-Themed Gifts; FEB 22, Wreaths for All Seasons (ages 10+); FEB 29, Crochet (ages 18+); MAR 14, Harry Potter Crafts; MAR 21, Recycled Map Art; MAR 28, Weaving; APR 4, Needlefelting; APR 25, Intermediate Cricut (ages 10+); MAY 9, Mother’s Day Coasters; MAY 16, Learn to Sew; MAY 23, Asian Heritage Crafts; MAY 30, Weave a Cellphone Case, 2 to 5

Coloring for Adults Second & Fourth WED, 12 to 1 @ ISL; Second WED, 3 to 4 @ SOM

Origami Second SAT, 10 to 11 @ ISL

Drop-In DIY Craft Ages 18+. Space limited. Third WED, 1:30 to 3:30 @ SOM

Make a Fabric Wreath WED, JAN 15, 2 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Primary Colors: Meet the Artists Series Ages 7 to 12. Third THURS, JAN 16, Marc Chagall, Glowing Mosaics; FEB 20, Kandinsky’s Dancing Art; MAR 15, Cezanne’s Still Life (Pastels); APR 16, Monet’s Garden, Watercolors; 6 to 7 @ BR. Spring-Break: Learn Fun Art Techniques, SAT, MAR 21, 1 to 2. RR. Call 727-6079 to register. 

Palmetto Origami Paperfolders Ages 18+. With Mee Yean Chin. 10-person limit. Third SAT, 1:30 to 4:30 @ PALM. RR.

Rocky Art Club Ages 6 to 12. Taught by Harrison Ranch Arts Guild. Fourth THURS, 6 to 7 @ Rocky. Call 723-4821 to register. 

Crafty Afternoon Fourth SAT, 2 to 3 @ Rocky

Design a T-Shirt Ages 10+. WED, JAN 15 & MAR 11, 5 to 8 @ DWN; SAT, JAN 25, 2 to 4 @ Rocky; THURS, APR 16, 10 to 1 @ DWN; APR 29, 2 to 4 @ BR

Recycled Book Sculptures Ages 18+. With Rachel. TUE, JAN 28, 2 to 4 @ ISL

Recycled Map Art TUE, FEB 4, 2 to 4 @ BR; SAT, MAR 21, 2 to 5 @ DWN; TUE, APR 7, 2 to 4 @ ISL; WED, APR 8, 2 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Valentine’s Day Crafts With Rachel. Ages 18+. TUE, FEB 11, 2 to 4 @ ISL; WED, FEB 19, 1 to 3 @ SOM

Beadwork Ages 18+. With Rachel. Learn the basics. WED, FEB 12, 2 to 4 @ PALM. RR.; TUE, MAR 24, 2 to 4 @ ISL

Palentine’s Day Ages 6 to 18. Make friendship bracelets & decorate cookies. SAT, FEB 15, 11 to 12 @ PALM

Crafting With Seashells With Rachel. Ages 18+. TUE, MAR 10, 2 to 4 @ ISL; THURS, MAY 14, 1 to 3 @ PALM. RR.

Collages WED, MAR 11, 2 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Easter Crafts WED, MAR 18, 1 to 3 @ SOM

Needlefelting With Rachel. Ages 18+. THURS, MAR 26, 2 to 4 @ BR; SAT, APR 4, 2 to 5 @ DWN

Spring Crafts WED, APR 15, 1 to 3 @ SOM

Mother’s Day Crafts FRI, MAY 8, 1:30 to 3:30 @ SOM

sewing (ageS 10+)

Sewing Guild Second SAT, 10 to 3 @ SOM

Rocky Sewing Workshops Ages 10+. FRI, JAN 31 (intro); FEB 7 & 14 (intermediate); APR 3 (intro), 10 & 17 (intermediate); MAY 22 (intro); MAY 29 (intermediate), 3 to 5 @ Rocky. RR.

Area 52 Sewing Intro WED, FEB 19 & APR 8, 5 to 8 @ DWN; SAT, MAY 16, 2 to 5 @ DWN

Sewing: Mother’s Day Gift Ages 10 yrs and older; basic experience necessary; registration is required. Limited to 10 participants. WED, MAY 13, 2 to 4 @ BR. RR.

Sewing Eco-friendly Storage Pod Ages 10+. Basic skills required. 10-person limit. WED, MAY 20, 2 to 4 @ BR. RR.

knitting, crocheting & weaving

Quilting Club Weekly TUE, 1:30 to 2:30 @ Rocky; Third FRI, 9 to 2 @ SOM; last THURS, 10 to 12 @ lSL

Crochet Clubs First/Third THURS, 2 to 4 @ ISL; First SAT, 10 to 12 @ SOM; Second SAT, 10 to 11 @ Rocky

Knitting Clubs First THURS, 6 to 7:45 @ PALM; Fourth SAT, 10 to 12 @ SOM

Learn to Crochet FRI, JAN 10, 2 to 4 @ BR; WED, JAN 22, 5 to 8 @ DWN

Learn to Knit Ages 10+. SAT, FEB 8, 2 to 5 @ DWN; THURS, APR 9, 2 to 4 @ Rocky

Weaving Looms Ages 18+. TUE, MAY 26, 2 to 4 @ ISL

teens only

Dungeons & Dragons Intro 5 sessions. SAT, JAN 4, FEB 1, MAR 14, APR 11 & MAY 9, 12:30 to 4:30 @ DWN. RR.

Advisory Board Get involved & earn service hours. First SAT, 3 to 5 @ BR; Second SAT, 3 to 5 @ Rocky

Strong Girls League THURS, JAN 9, FEB 13, MAR 12 & APR 9, 6 to 7 @ PALM. Register by calling 722-3333 or emailing corina.french@mymanatee.org

Game Night Snacks, music, and games. THURS, JAN 9, FEB 6, MAR 5, APR 2, 6 to 7:30 @ BR

Volunteer Meeting SAT, JAN 11, 3 to 5 @ BR

Teens Create Workshop THURS, JAN 16, button making; FEB 13, Cricut valentines; MAR 19, jewelry making; APR 16, cross stitch, 6 to 7:30 @ BR

Adulting 101 THURS JAN 23, Applying for Jobs; MAR 12, Nutrition & Cooking; APR 23, Self Care/Mental Health, 6 to 7:30 @ BR

Star Wars Escape Room Two sessions: 2:30 to 3:30 and 3:30 to 4:30. SAT, FEB 15 @ BR. RR.

Stop-Motion Animation THURS, FEB 20, 6 to 7:30 @ BR

Ugly Art Night
Limited spots. THURS, MAR 19, 6 to 7:30 @ PALM. RR.

Book Night Hear about new YA titles. Teachers and librarians welcome. THURS, APR 9, 6 to 7:30 @ BR

Teen Poetry Contest Entries due THURS, APR 30. Go to 805lit.org/teenpoetryterms for details. Reception will be held SAT, MAY 9, 4 to 5 @ BR

Weave a Cellphone Case THURS, MAY 21, 6 to 7:30 @ PALM. RR.

fun & games

Weekly Mahjong TUE, 11:30 to 1:30 @ ISL & Rocky; THURS, 12 to 3 @ SOM; FRI, 10:30 to 1:30 @ PALM; FRI, 11:30 to 1:30 @ ISL

Chess Weekly TUE, 3 to 5 @ Rocky; First/Third SAT, 2 to 5 @ BR (except 4/4); First/Third FRI, 2 to 4:30 @ SOM
Scrabble Weekly THURS, 12 to 2:30 @ SOM

Creative Play All ages. Board games, Legos, Jenga & more. SAT, JAN 4, 1 to 3 @ ISL

Family Movie First SAT, 2 to 4 @ Rocky

Trivia Ages 12+. Second THURS, 6 to 7:30 @ Rocky; SAT, JAN 18, FEB 22, MAR 28, APR 25 & MAY 30, 2:30 to 4 @ BR; Harry Potter (all ages), SAT, MAR 14, 1 to 3 @ ISL

Youth Chess Monthly Second SAT, 9 to 11 @ BR

Downtown Dungeons & Dragons Ages 18+. A five-session adventure for new and experienced players. SAT, JAN 18, FEB 15, MAR 28, APR 25 & MAY 23, 12:30 to 4:30 @ DWN. Email joel.mimbs@mymanatee.org to register. 

Just Added! Rocky Bluff Dungeons & Dragons Ages 8 to 18. No experience necessary. Facilitated by Kaitlynn. Meets weekly THURS in FEB, 5 to 8 PM @ Rocky 

Tabletop Miniatures Workshop Assemble and paint miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons wargaming. SAT, FEB 29, 12:30 to 4:30 @ DWN

Harry Potter Escape Room Ages 9 to 13. TUE, MAR 24, 5:30 to 7:30 @ PALM

Giant Scrabble All ages. TUE, APR 14, 6 to 7 @ PALM. RR.

Recycled Monster Toys
Ages 8-12. Bring old/broken toys and swap parts. THURS, APR 16, 5:30 to 6:30 @ PALM. RR.

Book Clubs

friends' book saleS

Braden River WED, FEB 26, 3 to 6 (Members*); THURS, FEB 27, 12 to 7:30; FRI, FEB 28, 10 to 5:30; SAT, FEB 29, 9 to 4

Palmetto THURS, FEB 27, 5 to 7:30 (Members*); FRI, FEB 28, 9 to 4; SAT, FEB 29, 9 to 3

Rocky Bluff WED, MAR 25, 1 to 6 (Members*); THURS, MAR 26, 12 to 6; FRI, MAR 27, 10 to 5; SAT, MAR 28, 9 to 4 @ Rocky

* Friends’ members only; can purchase a membership at door.

other Social clubs

Kids’ Krew Crafts, games & STEM activities for school-aged kids & guardians (16+). Weekly THURS, 3:30 to 4:30 @ SOM

Lego SAT, FEB 1 & MAR 7, 11 to 12:30 @ BR; Second SAT,
2 to 3:30 @ ISL; Third SAT, 1 to 3 @ Rocky