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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Rocky Bluff to Host Youth Business Fair in February
November 28, 2018
Young entrepreneurs will attempt to develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, create marketing material and promote their product and the marketplace event in order to obtain customers. Read More
A Week of the Blues
November 14, 2018
Free concerts start November 26Read More
Lynda Tutorials Now Available for Free to Cardholders
November 06, 2018
Customers can gain access to more than 4,000 courses, covering technical skills, creative techniques and business topicsRead More
View the Preschool Storytimes and classes for the fall season at our Braden River, Downtown Central, Island, Palmetto, Rocky Bluff and South Manatee library locations. read more

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
30Nov
Weekly Yoga Class at Downtown Central
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
19Dec
DIY Art Class (ages 18+)
1:30PM - 3:30PMSouth Manatee
19Dec
Wind Down Wednesday Film Series
4:00PM - 6:00PMRocky Bluff Library
20Dec
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
20Dec
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
20Dec
Lunch, Listen & Learn Concert: Elizabeth Borsodi, Harpist
1:00PM - 2:00PMRocky Bluff
20Dec
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
20Dec
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
20Dec
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
20Dec
Tween Art Club: Make a Wishing Box
6:00PM - 7:00PMBraden River
21Dec
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
21Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
21Dec
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
21Dec
Coffee & Music Fridays: Hawaiian Shirts Holiday Edition
1:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee
21Dec
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
21Dec
Genre Exploration Young Adult Book Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMBraden River
22Dec
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
22Dec
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
22Dec
Crafty Afternoon: Make Your Own Ornaments
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
22Dec
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
22Dec
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
22Dec
Tech Tutors (by appointment only)
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
25Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
25Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
25Dec
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
25Dec
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
26Dec
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
26Dec
Survive the Island Escape Room
3:30PM - 7:30PMIsland
27Dec
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
27Dec
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
27Dec
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
27Dec
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
27Dec
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
27Dec
Rocky Bluff Art Club (ages 6 to 12)
6:00PM - 7:00PMRocky Bluff
28Dec
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
28Dec
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
29Dec
Touch a Truck
11:00AM - 2:00PMDowntown Central
29Dec
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
01Jan
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
01Jan
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
01Jan
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
03Jan
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
03Jan
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
03Jan
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
04Jan
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
04Jan
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
05Jan
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
05Jan
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
05Jan
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
08Jan
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff

2018 Fall/Winter Program Guide

Fall/Winter 2018 Program Guide

Fall in line with dance, writing and more! Click here for an online version of all our planned activities taking place now through the end of the year.