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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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
Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
October 08, 2018
Three free classes start Monday, October 15Read 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
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
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
27Nov
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
27Nov
Blues in the Library: George Worthmore
6:00PM - 7:30PMSouth Manatee
28Nov
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
28Nov
Blues in the Library: Bodie Valdez
2:00PM - 3:30PMRocky Bluff
29Nov
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
29Nov
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
29Nov
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
29Nov
Site-Seeing with an Archaeologist: Native American Mounds
1:00PM - 2:00PMRocky Bluff
29Nov
Ukulele Lessons (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:30PMDowntown Central
29Nov
Weekly Yoga at Palmetto Library
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
29Nov
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
29Nov
Rocky Bluff Art Club (ages 6 to 12)
6:00PM - 7:00PMRocky Bluff
29Nov
Blues in the Library: RJ Howson
6:00PM - 7:30PMPalmetto
30Nov
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
30Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
30Nov
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
30Nov
Weekly Yoga Class at Downtown Central
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
30Nov
Blues in the Library: Nat Langston
4:00PM - 5:30PMBraden River
01Dec
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
01Dec
Read to the Dogs
11:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
01Dec
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
01Dec
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
01Dec
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
04Dec
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
04Dec
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
04Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
04Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
04Dec
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.