Manatee Libraries

It's February . . . gotta love your libraries (improv classes, 100 Women of Manatee County exhibit reception, antique appraisals, Walker Smith Group blues performance, interesting lectures and valentine-themed arts and crafts . . .) 

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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 seven 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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Find Your Roots
February 05, 2020
Access millions of FamilySearch records for freeRead More
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
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
20Feb
Primary Colors: Meet the Artists Series
6:00PM - 7:00PMBraden River
27Feb
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
27Feb
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
27Feb
Friends of Braden River Library Book Sale
12:00PM - 7:30PMBraden River
27Feb
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
27Feb
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
27Feb
Advanced Ukulele Class
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
27Feb
Island Lecture & Travel Series
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland Library
27Feb
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
27Feb
Friends of the Palmetto Library Book Sale
5:00PM - 7:30PMPalmetto Library
28Feb
Friends of the Palmetto Library Book Sale
9:00AM - 4:00PMPalmetto Library
28Feb
Friends of Braden River Library Book Sale
10:00AM - 5:30PMBraden River
28Feb
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
28Feb
Little Known African-American History
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
29Feb
Friends of Braden River Book Sale
9:00AM - 4:00PMBraden River
29Feb
Friends of the Palmetto Library Book Sale
9:00AM - 3:00PMPalmetto Library
29Feb
Friends of Rocky Bluff's Storytelling Festival
10:00AM - 2:00PMRocky Bluff
29Feb
Area 52 Saturday Art Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Library
02Mar
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
03Mar
Line Dancing (ages 16+)
10:30AM - 12:30PMDowntown Central
03Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
03Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
03Mar
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
03Mar
Area 52's Sci Club (ages 8 to 12)
4:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown
04Mar
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
04Mar
Island Advanced Ukulele Class
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
04Mar
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Third to Fifth Graders)
5:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
04Mar
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Sixth-Twelfth Graders)
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
05Mar
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
05Mar
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
05Mar
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
05Mar
Advanced Ukulele Class
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Library
05Mar
What's It Worth
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
06Mar
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
06Mar
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
06Mar
Afternoon Tea With Pamela Gibson
3:00PM - 4:30PMDowntown
07Mar
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
07Mar
Read to the Dogs
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
10Mar
Line Dancing (ages 16+)
10:30AM - 12:30PMDowntown Central
10Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
10Mar
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
10Mar
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
10Mar
Area 52's Sci Club (ages 8 to 12)
4:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown
10Mar
Book Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PMBraden River
11Mar
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
11Mar
Changing Patters of Presidential Elections
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
11Mar
Island Advanced Ukulele Class
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
11Mar
Area 52 Wednesday Night Art Class
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
11Mar
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Third to Fifth Graders)
5:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
11Mar
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Sixth-Twelfth Graders)
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central

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.