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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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
Island Library Makes Room for Temp Biz Recovery Center
September 06, 2018
Island Library has cleared its conference room schedule in order to provide a space for the Small Business Association to set up a temporary Business Recovery Center for small business owners who may have been impacted by red tideRead More
Manatee Libraries Launches New South Florida Museum Passes Program
September 04, 2018
Just in Time for Library Card Sign-Up Month, Manatee Libraries makes one pass available at each of its six locationsRead 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
18Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
18Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
18Sep
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
18Sep
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
18Sep
Best Smartphone Apps for Seniors
1:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
18Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
18Sep
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
18Sep
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
18Sep
Intro to Sign Language
5:00PM - 6:00PMSouth Manatee
19Sep
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
19Sep
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
19Sep
iPhone Beyond the Basics Class
1:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
19Sep
DIY Art Class (ages 18+)
1:30PM - 3:30PMSouth Manatee
19Sep
Spanish Cuisine With Chef Warren Caterson
2:00PM - 3:30PMRocky Bluff
19Sep
Library Apps Class
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
19Sep
Wind Down Wednesday Film Series
4:00PM - 6:00PMRocky Bluff Library
19Sep
10-Minute Playwriting Workshop
6:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central Library
20Sep
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
20Sep
STEM Before Preschool: Hurricane Pinwheels (ages 2 to 5)
11:00AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
20Sep
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
20Sep
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
20Sep
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
20Sep
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
20Sep
Anime Club (ages 13 to 18)
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
20Sep
STEM Time for Ages 7+
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
21Sep
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
21Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
21Sep
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
21Sep
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
22Sep
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
22Sep
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
22Sep
Anna Maria Privateers Invasion
10:00AM - 12:00PMBraden River
22Sep
Make Recycled Book Sculptures
10:00AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
22Sep
Day of Dead Dancing Skeleton & Coco Movie
12:00PM - 2:00PMDowntown Central
22Sep
SHINE Medicare Info Session
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
22Sep
Lego Junior Technology With FUNducation
2:00PM - 3:30PMSouth Manataee
22Sep
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
22Sep
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
22Sep
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
22Sep
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
24Sep
Area 52 Art Club (ages 10 to 18)
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
25Sep
Library Apps Class
10:30AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
25Sep
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
25Sep
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
25Sep
SCORE Workshop: Exit Strategy Imperative
11:30AM - 1:00PMDowntown Central Library
25Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
25Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
25Sep
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
25Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
25Sep
AV Animation Club (ages 8 to 12)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central

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.