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Manatee Libraries will be closed Monday, January 27, for an online catalog upgrade. During this time, the online catalog will not be accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The Kids Biz Fair is Saturday, January 25, at Braden River Library. Register now to ensure you have a booth!

Inter-Library Loan is now available.

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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100 Women in Manatee County Exhibit
January 23, 2020
Opening reception for new exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to voteRead More
Kids Biz Fair
December 02, 2019
Promote and sell your product idea in an outdoor market Saturday, January 25. Need help getting started? We're also offering preworkshops facilitated by local business.Read More
Hassle-Free Renewals
October 21, 2019
Effective immediately, library materials that don’t have holds on them will automatically renew.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
25Jan
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
25Jan
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
25Jan
Kids Biz: Sell Your Product or Service
10:00AM - 1:00PMBraden River
25Jan
Asolo Rep Theatre Guild Play Readers Present The Dixie Swim Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
25Jan
DIY Face Scrub
3:00PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
28Jan
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
28Jan
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
28Jan
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
28Jan
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
28Jan
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
29Jan
Rocky Bluff's Gentle Yoga
12:00PM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
29Jan
Basic Irrigation Operation & Maintenance
1:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
29Jan
Island Beginners Ukulele Class
1:45PM - 2:45PMIsland Library
29Jan
Creative Aging: Drawing & Watercolor Techniques
2:00PM - 4:00PMRocky Bluff
29Jan
Island Advanced Ukulele Class
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
29Jan
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Third to Fifth Graders)
5:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
29Jan
Area 52 Wednesday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
29Jan
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Sixth-Twelfth Graders)
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
29Jan
Retirement Planning 101
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
30Jan
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
30Jan
Creative Aging: Basic Watercolor Class
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
30Jan
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
30Jan
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
30Jan
Island Lecture & Travel Series
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland Library
30Jan
Advanced Ukulele Class
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
31Jan
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
01Feb
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
01Feb
Read to the Dogs
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
01Feb
Area 52 Saturday Art Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Library
03Feb
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
04Feb
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
04Feb
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
04Feb
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
04Feb
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
05Feb
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
05Feb
Rocky Bluff's Gentle Yoga
12:00PM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
05Feb
Creative Aging: Drawing & Watercolor Techniques
2:00PM - 4:00PMRocky Bluff
05Feb
Island Advanced Ukulele Class
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
05Feb
Area 52 Wednesday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
06Feb
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
06Feb
Creative Aging: Improv Class
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Library
06Feb
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
06Feb
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
06Feb
Island Lecture & Travel Series
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland Library
06Feb
Advanced Ukulele Class
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
07Feb
100 Women of Manatee County: Historical Exhibit Reception
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
07Feb
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
07Feb
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
08Feb
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 1:00PMSouth Manatee
08Feb
Area 52 Saturday Art Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Library

Winter/Spring 2020 Program Guide

Winter/Spring 2020 Cover

Click here for an online version of our planned activities taking place this Winter/Spring at Manatee Libraries. Hard copies will be available in each of our libraries the second week of January.