Manatee Libraries

Manatee Libraries will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.

May Event Highlights

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Recycled Dreams Fashion Show Results 

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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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
April 30, 2019
Celebrate with music and art, including Hawaiian music performances by Eddie Chung at three of our libraries.Read More
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
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
25May
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
25May
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
25May
Hawaiian Music Concert With Eddie Chung
11:00AM - 12:00PMRocky Bluff
25May
Origami With Mee Yean Chin
1:00PM - 4:30PMPalmetto
28May
Disco Aerobics (New Session!)
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown Central
28May
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
28May
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
28May
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
28May
Kids Krew
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee
28May
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
29May
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
30May
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
30May
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
30May
Kids Krew
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee
31May
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
01Jun
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
01Jun
Nutrition Class: Why Do I Crave Bad Food?
10:00AM - 11:00AMRocky Bluff
01Jun
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
04Jun
Disco Aerobics (New Session!)
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown Central
04Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
04Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
04Jun
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
06Jun
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
06Jun
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
07Jun
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
07Jun
Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
10:30AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central Library
07Jun
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
08Jun
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 1:00PMSouth Manatee
08Jun
Oh the gods: Greek Storytelling
10:30AM - 11:30AMBraden River
11Jun
Disco Aerobics (New Session!)
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown Central
11Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
11Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
11Jun
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
11Jun
Book Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
12Jun
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
12Jun
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
13Jun
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
13Jun
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
13Jun
Murder by the Book Club
12:15PM - 1:15PMBraden River
13Jun
Trivia Night at Rocky Bluff
6:00PM - 7:30PMRocky Bluff
14Jun
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
18Jun
Disco Aerobics (New Session!)
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown Central
18Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
18Jun
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
18Jun
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
20Jun
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
20Jun
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
21Jun
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
21Jun
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
22Jun
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland