Manatee Libraries

Congratulations to First-Place winners of the Recycled Dreams Teen Fashion Show: Amy Phung (Dress Designer/Model, Age 13), Karla Ortiz (Dress Designer, Age 14) and Angie Marroquin (Purse Designer, Age 13) of Electa Lee Magnet Middle School! See full results from the fashion show.

Manatee Libraries will be closed​ Saturday, April 20, in observance of Easter.

 

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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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
Celebrate National Library Week, April 7 to 13
March 29, 2019
National Library Week opens with Recycled Dreams Fashion Show and provides happy ending through Storytelling FestivalRead More
Annual Veterans Benefit Information Sessions to be Held in April
March 18, 2019
Topics will include disability compensation; low-income and long-term pensions, including the new Qualification Guidelines; burial benefits and local healthcare.Read 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
23Apr
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
23Apr
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Apr
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
23Apr
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto Library
23Apr
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
23Apr
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
23Apr
Sci Club (ages 8 to 12)
4:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
23Apr
Poetry Readings by Braden River Poets
6:00PM - 7:45PMBraden River
24Apr
Braden River Mahjong Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
24Apr
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners at ISL (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
25Apr
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
25Apr
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
25Apr
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
25Apr
Ukulele Class for Advanced Beginners
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
25Apr
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
25Apr
Primary Colors: Tween Art Club
6:00PM - 7:00PMBraden River
26Apr
Creative Aging Line Dancing Class
10:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
26Apr
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
26Apr
How to Avoid Unsolicited Sales Calls
1:30PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
26Apr
Emotional Eating Workshop
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
27Apr
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
27Apr
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
27Apr
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 12:00PMRocky Bluff
27Apr
Read to the Dogs
10:30AM - 11:30AMBraden River
27Apr
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
27Apr
Tween STEAM Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee
27Apr
Curious Animals of Asia
2:30PM - 3:30PMBraden River
27Apr
The SOM Experiment Open Hours (ages 12-18)
2:30PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
30Apr
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
30Apr
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
30Apr
Design Your Kentucky Derby Hat
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
30Apr
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto Library
30Apr
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
30Apr
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
30Apr
Trivia Night at Braden River
6:00PM - 7:30PMBraden River
01May
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
01May
Braden River Mahjong Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
01May
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners at ISL (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
02May
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
02May
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
02May
Weekly Yoga at Downtown Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
02May
Ukulele Class for Advanced Beginners
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
02May
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
02May
Belly Dancing Class
6:30PM - 7:30PMRocky Bluff
03May
Creative Aging Line Dancing Class
10:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
03May
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
03May
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
04May
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
04May
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
04May
Hawaiian Music Concert With Eddie Chung
11:30AM - 12:30PMDowntown Central