Fall/Winter 2019 Program Guide

ABBREVIATIONS

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

special events

Grandparents Day Celebration All ages. Make a keepsake craft; photobooth. SAT, SEPT 7, 10 to 12 @ ISL

Downtown Library’s Annual Hiring Fair Explore new waters with over 40 local organizations, including Manatee County Gov. Door prizes for all who register. Free resume consultations, career resources & coffee. In partnership with Manatee Co., CareerSource Suncoast & Goodwill Manasota. MON, SEPT 23, 1 to 4 @ DWN

Hispanic Heritage Festival All ages. Live music, scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, bilingual storytelling, food trucks & community partners. SAT, OCT 5, 11 to 3 @ DWN

Makerspace Launch Check out Palmetto’s new makerspace for ages 8+ (Cricut, microscopes & more). THURS, OCT 17, 4:30 to 5:30 @ PALM

Rocky Bluff’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Drop in & celebrate with us. SAT, OCT 26, 10 to 2 @ Rocky

Braden River's Annual Fall FestivalBraden River’s Annual Fall Festival Ages 0-11 & families. Candyland theme. SAT, OCT 26, 1 to 2:30 @ BR

Halloween Party Candy, crafts & Tripping on Legends
performance. Costumes encouraged. THURS, OCT 31, 4:30 to 6:30 @ PALM

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party Ages 13+. Throw on a silly holiday sweater or T-shirt, & enjoy homemade butterbeer & cookies. THURS, DEC 19, 6 to 7 @ PALM

Braden River’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party Ages 0-11 & their families. This year’s theme is Frozen. SAT, DEC 21, 11 to 12 @ BR

Friends of Braden River Holiday Party SAT, DEC 21, 1 to 3:30 @ BR

informational presentationS

Veterans Services Weekly THURS, 9 to 12 @ ISL

ABC Action News’ James Tully Meet this popular morning news anchor. SAT, SEPT 21, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

All About Lemurs With Lemur Conservation Foundation’s Katie Virun. SAT, SEPT 28, 12:30 to 1:30 @ ISL

Living Library: Yoshira Castro Have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation. TUE, OCT 8, 6 to 7:40 @ PALM.RR.

Human Trafficking Awareness Ages 16+. Film & discussion led by the National Council of Jewish Women. THURS, OCT 10, 4 to 5 @ BR

Gamble PlantationSugar & Enslavement on the Manatee Archaeological account of the Gamble Plantation, presented by Diane Wallman, USF Asst. Professor of Anthropology. SAT, OCT 12, 2 to 3 @ DWN

Environmental Discussion Group TUE, OCT 15 (Gopher Tortoises...Their Habitat & Why Prescribed Burns Benefit Their Environment), NOV 19 (subject TBD) & DEC 17 (subject TBD), 2 to 4 @ BR

Author Sandy Prindle: Booth’s Confederate Connections Examines a multifaceted conspiracy. TUE, OCT 15, 6 to 7:30 @ PALM

Keys to Success Ages 13+. At a life crossroads? Create goals & build strategies with Sharon Rosnick. WED, OCT 23 & 30 & NOV 6, 4 to 5:30 @ BR

Veterans Affairs Town Hall Meeting For Veterans & their families. FRI, NOV 8, 2 to 3:30 @ BR

Tools of Native Americans For families. With Parks & Natural Resources. SAT, NOV 9, 1 to 2 @ PALM

Tracing the First Floridians, the Paleoindians FL Public Archeology Network. SAT, NOV 16, 2 to 3 @ PALM

Smart Driver Course Ages 55+. With AARP. WED, DEC 4 & FRI, DEC 5, 5:30 to 7:30 @ Rocky

Irene Curran Presents Charles Dickens WED, DEC 11, 1 to 2 @ Rocky

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 (through NOV 19) & SAT, 2 to 4 (through NOV 23) @ 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).

iPhone & iPad Basics FRI, SEPT 6, 2 to 4 @ ISL; THURS, OCT 17, 10 to 12 @ DWN; TUE, NOV 19, 2 to 4 @ DWN

Windows 10 ClassWindows 10 Tues, SEPT 10, 2 to 4 @ DWN; THURS, SEPT 19, 2 to 4 @ BR; THURS, OCT 10, 10 to 12 @ DWN; WED, NOV 13, 2 to 4 @ PALM

Smartphone Photography FRI, SEPT 13 & TUE, DEC 10, 2 to 4 @ DWN

Library Apps for eBooks, Magazines, Movies & TV TUE, SEPT 17, 2 to 4 @ DWN

Cybersecurity Basics FRI, SEPT 20, 11 to 12 @ PALM; THURS, SEPT 26, 4 to 5 @ Rocky

Internet Search Basics TUE, SEPT 24, 2 to 4 @ DWN

Android Basics WED, SEPT 25, 2 to 4 @ PALM; TUE, OCT 29, 2 to 4 @ DWN; FRI, NOV 15, 10 to 12 @ DWN

Managing Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter Accounts THURS, OCT 3, 2 to 3 @ BR

Intro to Social Media WED, OCT 16, 2 to 4 @ PALM

Siri Tips for iPhones TUE, OCT 22, 2 to 4 @ DWN

Computer Basics in Spanish WED, OCT 23, 2 to 3 @ PALM

Instagram for Beginners TUE, NOV 5, 2 to 4 @ DWN

Streaming TV for Cable Cutters WED, DEC 11, 2 to 4 @ PALM

Great Apps for Seniors TUE, DEC 17, 2 to 4 @ DWN

SPECIAL storytimes

Tree Tops Ages 4-6. Weekly THURS (no class NOV 28), 12:30 to 1 @ BR

Read to a Dog Ages 5+. First SAT, 11 to 12 @ PALM; Second SAT (SEPT 14, OCT 12, NOV 9 & DEC 14), 11:15 to 12:15 @ DWN; SAT, SEPT 21 & NOV 16, 10:30 to 11:30 @ BR

Spooky Family Storytime Trick-or-Treating, costume contest, candy apple bar & games. THURS, OCT 24, 6:30 to 7:30 @ SOM

The Selfish Giant’s Garden
Retelling of a classic children’s story with its own unique life lesson & moral. SAT, OCT 26, 10 to 11 @ Rocky

Holiday Homecoming Family Storytime Stories, games, make your own hot cocoa to go mix, crafts & more. SAT, DEC 7, 2 to 3 @ SOM

tutoring

Reading Grades 1 to 5. TUE & THURS, 3:30 to 4:30 @ PALM. RR.

Steam classes

Downtown’s SciClub Ages 8-12. Work in teams to build & program VEX IQ robots. TUE, SEPT 3 to OCT 8, 4 to 6 @ DWN

Girls Who Code Third to Fifth Grade. TUE, SEPT 3 & 17, OCT 1 & 22, NOV 5 & 26, 5:30 to 6:30 @ PALM. RR.

Tween STEAM Club Ages 9-11. SAT, SEPT 7, Balloon Hovercrafts; OCT 5, Aboriginal Dot Painting; NOV 2, Marble Maze Making, 2 to 3 @ SOM

Monthly Hour of Code All ages. SAT, SEPT 14, OCT 12, NOV 9 & DEC 14, 3 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Area 52 Hour of Code Ages 9-13. Learn to code with Minecraft, Star Wars or Frozen with Area 52’s Surface Pros. SAT, SEPT 21, 11:30 to 12:30 @ DWN

Kids testing out virtual reality equipmentSOM Experiment Open Hours Ages 10-18, SAT, SEPT 21, OCT 19, NOV 16 & DEC 21, 2 to 4:30 @ SOM

Spooky Science: Buggin’ Out Ages 10-16. Make a creepy crawly slide to view using our microscopes. THURS, OCT 17, 6 to 7 @ PALM. RR.

youth (ages 12 to 18)

Teen Advisory Board Recommend books, plan events, & earn volunteer hours at the same time. SAT, SEPT 7, OCT 5, NOV 2, DEC 7, 3 to 5 @ BR

Teen Tech Toys Robotics, animation & virtual reality. SAT, SEPT 14, NOV 9, DEC 14, 3 to 5 @ BR

health & wellness

Finding Free, Reliable Health Resources on the Internet FRI, SEPT 6, 2 to 3 @ Rocky

Medicare 101 WED, SEPT 11, OCT 9 & NOV 9, 11 to 12 @ SOM; WED, SEPT 25, OCT 30, NOV 27 & DEC 18, 1 to 1:45 @ PALM; FRI, SEPT 27, 2 to 3 @ Rocky; FRI, OCT 4, 10 to 11 @ PALM; SAT, OCT 5, 1 to 2:30 @ BR

Conquer the Quicksand of Anxiety & Depression Interactive workshop with Terri Hutchison, CMRT, LCCC, LCPC, for individuals, couples & families. THURS, SEPT 12, 4 to 5 @ BR; THURS, OCT 24, 2 to 3 @ ISL; THURS, DEC 12, 6 to 7 @ SOM

Who’s on First: Communication & Conflict Resolution Presented by Terri Hutchison. THURS, SEPT 19, 6 to 7 @ SOM; SAT, SEPT 28, 1 to 2 @ PALM

Mindfulness Meditation Ages 18+. With Dr. Ruth Fishel. FRI, SEPT 20, OCT 18, NOV 15 & DEC 20, 2 to 3 @ Rocky

Meditation Ages 18+. With Sheryl Spikes. SAT, SEPT 21, OCT 5, NOV 16, & DEC 21, 11 to 12 @ ISL

CPR Certification Held last SAT of each month, 9 to 12 @ ISL. RR.

Baby Massage Class With Patricia Cadolino, LMT. Help your baby sleep better, longer & deeper & cry & fuss less. SAT, SEPT 28, 11 to 12:30 @ BR

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation THURS, OCT 17 & DEC 5, 5:30 to 7:30 @ Rocky

Marriage: Covenant or Curse Presented by Terri Hutchison. THURS, OCT 17, 6 to 7 @ SOM

Traveling Light: Life After the Loss of a Spouse THURS, NOV 14, 6 to 7 @ SOM

fitness classeS

Disco Aerobics With Carol Klein. TUE, SEPT 3, 10, 17 & 24; OCT 8 & 22,10:15 to 11:15 @ DWN

Line dancing with Instructor Jean MarclayLine Dancing With Jean Marcley. Weekly FRI, SEPT 6 to NOV 22 (no class SEPT 20), 10 to 12 @ DWN

Downtown Yoga With Barbara H. Weekly MON, 2 to 3 (no class SEPT 2 & 23, OCT 14, NOV 11; DEC 9-23)

Rollasage Ages 18+. Taught by Jerica King. Learn self-massage techniques using a foam roller. Promotes muscle recovery & increased circulation. THURS, SEPT 12, OCT 10, NOV 14, DEC 12, 1 to 2 @ ISL. RR.

Palmetto Yoga Weekly TUE, OCT 1 to DEC 17, 2 to 3 @ PALM

Half-Hour Home Fitness Instructor Julie Drackett takes you through a core stabilizing/strengthening exercise routine you can do in your own home without equipment. FRI, OCT 4 & DEC 6, 2 to 3 @ DWN

Hawaiian Dance Lesson With Maria “Sunny” Kellner. SAT, OCT 12, 2 to 3 @ Rocky

creative aging (ages 55+)

Drawing 101 With Lucy Barber. Weekly FRI, OCT 4 to NOV 8, 10 to 12 @ DWN. Email jyna.johnson@mymanatee.org to register.

food & nutrition

Instant Pot Cooking With Chef Warren Caterson. THURS, OCT 3, 6:30 to 7:30 @ Rocky

Spanish Cuisine Chef Warren Caterson explores cuisines of Andalucía, Basque Country, Valencia, Catalonia & more. FRI, OCT 11, 2 to 3 @ ISL

The Best Thanksgiving Ever! The No-Muss, No-Fuss Way to Enjoy the Holiday With Chef Warren. SAT, NOV 9, 11:30 to 12:30 @ DWN

No-Bake Cooking Ages 8-18. SAT, NOV 16, 2 to 3 @ ISL. RR.

The Guests Have Just Arrived . . . Now What? With Chef Warren. FRI, DEC 6, 1 to 2 @ PALM; SAT, DEC 7, 11:30 to 12:30 @ DWN

gardening

Intro to Butterfly Gardening With the Sarasota Butterfly Club. WED, SEPT 11, 2 to 4 @ PALM

Master Gardener Second SAT, 10 to 1 @ SOM; Second/Fourth SAT, 10 to 12 @ Rocky; Third SAT, 11:30 to 2:30 @ DWN; SAT, NOV 2 & DEC 7, 10:30 to 12:30 @ ISL

Backyard & Community Composting Tracie Troxler will tell how to register for Manatee Sq. Garden composting drop-off. WED, SEPT 25 & OCT 2, 6 to 7 @ DWN

music

Beginners Ukulele Classes Ages 18+. With Kathleen Reynolds. Weekly WED, OCT 2 to DEC 18, 3 to 4 @ ISL

Advanced Ukulele Classes Ages 18+. With Kathleen Reynolds. THURS, OCT 3, 17, 24 & 31, NOV 7 & 21, DEC 5 & 19, 2 to 3 @ DWN

Advanced Beginners Ukulele Classes Ages 18+. With Kathleen Reynolds. Weekly MON, OCT 7 to DEC 30 (no class OCT 14, NOV 11, DEC 9 & 23), 2 to 3 @ DWN

Undine ShoreyLunch, Listen & Learn Bring your lunch or buy lunch at Storybook Café while enjoying concerts. THURS, OCT 17, Undine Shorey (singer/musician/song-writer); NOV 21 Nicholas Hass (jazz guitar); DEC 12 (SCF Chamber Choir Holiday Concert), 1 to 2 @ Rocky

Manatee School for the Arts Holiday Performance Thespian students, TUE, DEC 10, 6 to 7:30 @ PALM

art

Area 52 SAT Art Club For all ages unless noted. SEPT 7, create collage; SEPT 21, screenprint a T-shirt; OCT 19, learn to sew (ages 10+); NOV 2, learn the Cricut (ages 10+); NOV 16, learn to knit; DEC 28, learn to sew (ages 10+), 2 to 5 @ DWN

Coloring for Adults Second & Fourth WED, 12 to 1 @ ISL; WED, SEPT 11 & 25, OCT 2 & 16, 3 to 4 @ SOM

Cricut Workshop With Rachel. Create images & decals. WED, SEPT 11 & OCT 9, 4 to 5:30 @ BR

Coffee & Culture Fridays Second FRI, SEPT 13, Pour art w/ Dixon Lang; Tentative: OCT 11, Vince Gange, how to make windchimes with recycled materials, NOV 8 (TBD), 1:30 to 3:30 @ SOM

Origami Second SAT, 10 to 11 @ ISL

Drop In DIY Ages 18+. Space limited. WED, SEPT 18, OCT 23, NOV 6 & NOV 20, 1:30 to 3:30 @ SOM

Primary Colors Tween ArtPrimary Colors: Tween Art Ages 7 to 12. THURS, SEPT 19, Matisse; OCT 17, Salvador Dali; NOV 21, Frida Kahlo; DEC 19, Paper Arts of Japan; 6 to 7 @ BR. RR.

Palmetto Origami Paperfolders With Mee Yean Chin. Limited to 10 students. SAT, SEPT 21, OCT 19, NOV 16 & DEC 17, 1 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Teens Create Workshop THURS, SEPT 26, Zine Workshop; OCT 24, Blackout Poetry; NOV 21, Finger Knitting; 5 to 6 @ BR

Recycled Book Sculptures With Librarian Rachel. THURS, SEPT 26, 5:30 to 7 @ PALM

RB Art Club Ages 6 to 12. With Harrison Ranch Arts Guild. Fourth THURS (no NOV class), 6 to 7 @ Rocky

Crafty Afternoon Fourth SAT, 2 to 3 @ Rocky

Area 52 MON Night Art Club All ages. SEPT 30, seashells craft; OCT 21, learn to crochet; OCT 28, make a book; NOV 18, screenprint T-shirt; DEC 9, Harry Potter crafts; DEC 16, holiday ornaments, 5 to 8 @ DWN

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest Ages 5+. Turn a pumpkin into a favorite book character. Pumpkins & decorating materials provided. Prizes. SAT, OCT 5, 1 to 3 @ ISL

Crafting With Seashells Ages 18+. WED, OCT 30,
1 to 3 @ Rocky

Make Holiday Cards Ages 12+. With Cricut machine. TUE, NOV 12, 6 to 7:30 @ PALM

Bookbinding Ages 18+. With Rachel. WED, NOV 13,
1 to 3 @ Rocky

Learn to use the Cricut Cricut Overview For adults. With Judith. Bring your own machine & materials or learn the basics. FRI, NOV 22, 2 to 3:30 @ BR. RR.

Giftsgiving: Make Your Own Bath Bombs Ages 12-18. WED, NOV 27, 2 to 4 @ PALM

Holiday Shadow Box Craft Ages 18+. Shadow boxes provided. TUE, DEC 2, 2 to 3 @ ISL. RR.

Holiday Crafts for Teens Grades 6 to 12. Create your own gifts for holiday giving or treat yourself. SAT, DEC 7, 10 to 12 @ ISL

Make Holiday Ornaments Ages 18+. With Librarian Rachel. WED, DEC 18, 1 to 3 @ Rocky. RR.

Family Gingerbread Fort Competition All ages. Make-do kits/cardboard material provided. Decorating materials encouraged. SAT, DEC 21, 1 to 4 @ PALM. RR.

Sewing

Area 52 Learn to Sew Ages 10+.With Instructor Rachel. SAT, OCT 19 & DEC 28, 2 to 5 @ DWN

Basic Sewing For adults. Learn the basics of sewing with our library sewing machines, & make a cool take home item. TUE, NOV 5 & DEC 3, 3 to 5 @ BR

knitting, crocheting & weaving

Learn to knitKnitting Clubs First THURS, 6 to 7:45 @ PALM; Second SAT, 1 to 2:30 @ BR; Fourth SAT, 10 to 12 @ SOM

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

Quilting Club Last THURS, 10 to 12 @ lSL

Area 52 Learn to Crochet With Instructor Rachel. MON, OCT 21, 5 to 8 @ DWN

Area 52 Learn to Knit With Instructor Rachel. SAT, NOV 16, 2 to 5 @ DWN

Knit-troduction Ages 12-16. FRI, DEC 27, 1 to 2 @ PALM. RR.

gameS

Mahjong Weekly TUE, 11:30 to 1:30 @ Rocky; Weekly WED, 1 to 3 @ BR; Weekly THURS, 12 to 2:30 @ SOM; Weekly FRI, 10:30 to 1:30 @ PALM (no meet NOV 23); Weekly TUE, 11:30 to 1:30 @ ISL; Weekly FRI, 11:30 to 1:30 @ ISL

Chess Weekly TUE, 3 to 5 @ Rocky; First & Third SAT, 2 to 5 @ BR; First & Third FRI, 2 to 4:30 @ SOM

Scrabble Weekly THURS, 12 to 2:30 @ SOM

Trivia Ages 12+. Second THURS, 6 to 7:30 @ Rocky; SAT, SEPT 21, 2:30 to 4 @ BR; SAT, OCT 12, 3 to 4:30 @ BR; NOV 16, 2:30 to 4 @ BR

Dungeons & Dragons GameDungeons & Dragons Intro Ages 18+. SAT, SEPT 28,
12:30 to 4:30 @ DWN. RR. Email joel.mimbs@mymanatee.org

Escape Room: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Ages 7-12. SAT, OCT 19, 2 to 3 & 3 to 4 @ BR. RR.

Intro to Tabletop Wargames Ages 13-18. SAT, OCT 26, 12:30 to 4:30 @ DWN. RR. Email joel.mimbs@mymanatee.org

Intro to Tabletop Wargames Ages 18+. SAT, NOV 23, 12:30 to 4:30 @ DWN. RR. Email joel.mimbs@mymanatee.org

writing workshopS

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

NanoWriMo November is National Writing Month. Learn about resources for writing & publishing. FRI, NOV 1, 2 to 3 @ BR

book clubS

Books on Tap Ages 21+. First WED, 7 PM @ 3 Keys Brewery & Eatery, 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton.

SOM Sip ‘N Chat Ages 18+. Hot coffee served. First FRI, 10 to 11 (titles TBD).

BR Discussion Group Second TUE, SEPT 10, Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen; OCT 8, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult; NOV 12, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, DEC 10, Educated by Tara Westover, 6:30 to 7:30

Island Book ClubISL Time WED, SEPT 11, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty; OCT 9, Sadie by Courtney Summers; NOV 13, Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom; DEC 11, One Day in December by Josie Silver, 6:30 to 7:30 @ ISL

Rocky Book Club Second WED, 6 to 7

BR Murder by the Book Second THURS. SEPT 12, Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger; OCT 10, The Drop by Dennis Lehane; NOV 14, She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper; DEC 12, Pursuit by Janet Evanovich, 1:30 to 2:30

ISL Morning Book Club THURS. SEPT 19, Reader’s Choice; OCT 17, Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar; NOV 21, The One-in-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood; DEC 19, The Mermaid Collector by Erika Marks, 10:15 to 11:15

BR Teen Bring Your Own Book Eat snacks while recommending your favorite titles. Third THURS, SEPT 19, Fantasy & Science Fiction; OCT 17, Graphic Novels & Comics; NOV 14, #WeNeedDiverseBooks; 5 to 6

BR Classics Up Close Fourth TUE, SEPT 24, Katherine Mansfield: The Storyteller by Kathleen Jones or any biography of Katherine Mansfield; OCT 22, The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield; NOV 26, My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: the Life of Emily Dickinson or any biography of Emily Dickinson; DEC 17, Essential Dickinson or any book of poetry by the author, Emily Dickinson, 3 to 4

friends' book saleS

Island FRI, OCT 18, 9 to 12 (Members Only*) & 12 to 3 (public); SAT, OCT 19, 9 to 3 @ ISL

Rocky Bluff WED, NOV 6, 1 to 6 (Members Only*); THURS, NOV 7, 12 to 6; FRI, NOV 8, 10 to 5; SAT, NOV 9, 9 to 4 @ Rocky

other social clubS

Kids’ Krew School-aged program featuring crafts, games & STEM activities for kids & their supervising guardian 16+. Weekly TUE & THURS, 3:30 to 4:30 @ SOM

Kids’ ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Grades Third to Fifth. First THURS, SEPT 5, OCT 3, NOV 7 & DEC 5, 6 to 7 @ PALM. RR.

Lego First SAT, 11 to 12:30 @ BR; Second SAT, 2 to 3:30 @ ISL (no class in NOV); Third SAT, 1 to 3 @ Rocky (includes Tinker Toys & K-Nex)

Strong Girls League Ages 14-17. THURS, OCT 10, NOV 14 & DEC 12, 6 to 7 @ PALM. RR.

movieS

Family Movie First SAT, 2 to 4 @ Rocky

Wind Down WED Third WED, 4 to 6 @ Rocky