Manatee Libraries

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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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
Downtown Library's Annual Hiring Fair to Feature More Employers & Agencies Than Ever Before
September 07, 2018
Over 40 employers and agencies, representing a wide range of industries, have signed up to participate in Downtown Library's Annual Hiring Fair, taking place Monday, September 17Read 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
15Oct
Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
15Oct
Downtown's SciClub (ages 8 to 12)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
16Oct
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
16Oct
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
16Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
16Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
16Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
16Oct
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
16Oct
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
17Oct
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
17Oct
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
17Oct
Kayaking the Ohio River
1:00PM - 2:30PMIsland
17Oct
DIY Art Class (ages 18+)
1:30PM - 3:30PMSouth Manatee
17Oct
Wind Down Wednesday Film Series
4:00PM - 6:00PMRocky Bluff Library
17Oct
TIFF (To Inform Families First) Presentation
4:00PM - 5:00PMIsland
17Oct
Short Fiction Workshop
6:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
18Oct
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
18Oct
STEM Before Preschool
11:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
18Oct
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
18Oct
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
18Oct
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
18Oct
Ukulele Lessons (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:30PMDowntown Central
18Oct
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
18Oct
Anime Club (ages 13 to 18)
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
19Oct
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
19Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
19Oct
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
19Oct
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
20Oct
Tween Crafts at Downtown Library
11:15AM - 12:15PMDowntown Central
20Oct
Lego Club
1:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
20Oct
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
20Oct
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
20Oct
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
23Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
23Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Oct
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Oct
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Oct
Medical Marijuana Awareness Seminar
12:30PM - 4:30PMDowntown Central
23Oct
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
23Oct
Classics Up Close Book Club
3:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River Library
23Oct
AV Animation Club (ages 8 to 12)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
23Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
23Oct
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
23Oct
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
23Oct
Spooky Family Storytime
6:30PM - 7:30PMSouth Manatee
24Oct
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
24Oct
Short Fiction Workshop
6:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
25Oct
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
25Oct
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
25Oct
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland

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.