Manatee Libraries

November is National Novel Writing Month (and other program highlights)

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Inter-Library Loan will be unavailable until approximately Mid-January. We apologize for any inconvenience.

On Wednesday, November 27, Downtown, Island and Rocky Bluff will close at 6 PM. Manatee Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28, to Sunday, December 1, at Downtown Library and through Monday, December 2, at all other library locations.   

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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Hassle-Free Renewals
October 21, 2019
Effective immediately, library materials that don’t have holds on them will automatically renew.Read More
Hispanic Heritage Festival to Feature Several Musical Acts
September 27, 2019
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this family-friendly event at Downtown Library.Read More
A Sea of Local Job Opportunities
September 12, 2019
Jobseekers can cast their nets wide at Downtown Library’s Annual Hiring Fair on September 23 with over 50 hiring organizations planning to attend. 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
16Nov
Area 52: Saturday Art Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
16Nov
Tracing the First Floridians: The Paleo Indians
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
18Nov
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
18Nov
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
18Nov
Area 52: Monday Night Art Club
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
19Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
19Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
19Nov
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
19Nov
iPhone & iPad Basics
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown
19Nov
Environmental Discussion Group
2:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
19Nov
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
19Nov
Palmetto Library's Fiftieth Anniversary Open House
6:00PM - 7:30PMPalmetto Library
20Nov
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
20Nov
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Third to Fifth Graders)
5:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
20Nov
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Sixth-Twelfth Graders)
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
21Nov
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
21Nov
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
21Nov
Advanced Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
21Nov
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
21Nov
Teens Create Workshop
5:00PM - 6:00PMBraden River
22Nov
Creative Aging: Line Dancing (ages 55+)
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
22Nov
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
23Nov
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
23Nov
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
23Nov
Meditation With Sheryl Spikes
11:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
23Nov
Elements & Arcs Writing Prompt Workshop
2:00PM - 3:30PMSouth Manatee
23Nov
Teens Back to Kindergarten Party
3:00PM - 5:00PMBraden River
25Nov
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
25Nov
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
26Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
26Nov
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
26Nov
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
26Nov
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
26Nov
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
26Nov
Girls Who Code
5:30PM - 6:30PMPalmetto
27Nov
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
27Nov
Medicare 101
1:00PM - 2:00PMPalmetto
27Nov
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
28Nov
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
28Nov
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
28Nov
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
28Nov
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
29Nov
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
02Dec
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
02Dec
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
03Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
03Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
03Dec
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
03Dec
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
04Dec
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland

Fall/Winter 2019 Program Guide

Fall/Winter 2019 Program Guide

Click here for an online version of our planned activities taking place this Fall/Winter at Manatee Libraries. Hard copies are available in each of our libraries.