Manatee Libraries

Please note Downtown, Island & Rocky Bluff will close at 6 PM on WED, NOV 21, and all libraries will be closed from THURS, NOV 22 to 25, for the Thanksgiving Weekend. 

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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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
Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
October 08, 2018
Three free classes start Monday, October 15Read More
Free Ukulele Lessons Start October 4
October 01, 2018
Learn chords and strumming patterns from instructor Kathleen ReynoldsRead 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
13Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
13Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
13Nov
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
13Nov
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
13Nov
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
13Nov
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
13Nov
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
13Nov
Book Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
14Nov
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
14Nov
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
14Nov
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
14Nov
Friends of Rocky Bluff Book Sale (Members Only Preview)
1:00PM - 6:00PMRocky Bluff
15Nov
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
15Nov
Small Business Expo
9:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
15Nov
Friends of Rocky Bluff Book Sale
12:00PM - 4:00PMRocky Bluff
15Nov
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
15Nov
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
15Nov
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
15Nov
Ukulele Lessons (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:30PMDowntown Central
15Nov
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
15Nov
Anime Club (ages 13 to 18)
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
16Nov
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
16Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
16Nov
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
16Nov
Friends of Rocky Bluff Book Sale
12:00PM - 4:00PMRocky Bluff
16Nov
Weekly Yoga at Downtown Central
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
16Nov
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
17Nov
Tween Crafts at Downtown Library
11:15AM - 12:15PMDowntown Central
17Nov
Stressless Holiday Cooking Demo
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central
17Nov
Friends of Rocky Bluff Book Sale
12:00PM - 4:00PMRocky Bluff
17Nov
Lego Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
17Nov
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
17Nov
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
17Nov
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
20Nov
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
20Nov
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
20Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
20Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
20Nov
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
20Nov
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
21Nov
DIY Art Class (ages 18+)
1:30PM - 3:30PMSouth Manatee
21Nov
Wind Down Wednesday Film Series
4:00PM - 6:00PMRocky Bluff Library
26Nov
Blues in the Library: Steve Arvey
6:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown Central
27Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
27Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
27Nov
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
27Nov
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
27Nov
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
27Nov
Classics Up Close Book Club
3:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River Library
27Nov
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky 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.