Manatee Libraries

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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Greece: Downtown Voyagers' Next Stop
February 15, 2019
The planned trip, September 12 to 19, includes a Classical tour of Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka, via scenic coastal roads.Read More
History of Tourism Exhibit Opens February 21
February 13, 2019
Public invited to Opening Reception brunchRead More
New Living Library Program Offers Face-to-Face Conversations With Specially Selected Community Members
February 12, 2019
Book a 20-minute conversation with Educator Barbara Harvey or Breast-Cancer Survivor Madison MoyerRead 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
26Feb
Disco Aerobics Class
10:00AM - 11:00AMDowntown Central
26Feb
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
26Feb
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
26Feb
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
26Feb
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto Library
26Feb
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
26Feb
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
26Feb
Sci Club (ages 8 to 12)
4:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
26Feb
Intro to Sign Language
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
28Feb
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
28Feb
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
28Feb
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
28Feb
Ukulele Class for Advanced Beginners
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
28Feb
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
28Feb
Tai Chi With Sherry (Additional Class Added)
5:00PM - 6:00PMSouth Manatee
28Feb
Florida's Freedom Seekers & the Underground Railroad
6:00PM - 7:30PMPalmetto
28Feb
Tai Chi With Sherry
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
01Mar
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
01Mar
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
01Mar
Yoga for Beginners
3:00PM - 4:30PMIsland
02Mar
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
02Mar
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
02Mar
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
05Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
05Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
05Mar
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
05Mar
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
05Mar
Sci Club (ages 8 to 12)
4:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
06Mar
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
06Mar
Antiques Road Show
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
07Mar
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
07Mar
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
07Mar
Weekly Yoga at Downtown Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
07Mar
Ukulele Class for Advanced Beginners
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
07Mar
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
08Mar
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
09Mar
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 1:00PMSouth Manatee
09Mar
The Kilted Man
10:30AM - 11:30AMRocky Bluff
09Mar
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
12Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
12Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
12Mar
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto Library
12Mar
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
12Mar
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
12Mar
Sci Club (ages 8 to 12)
4:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
12Mar
Book Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
13Mar
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
14Mar
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
14Mar
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
14Mar
Murder by the Book Club
12:15PM - 1:15PMBraden River