Fall 2020 Program Guide

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Fall into the many wonderful Manatee Libraries' virtual upcoming programs! Check out our Youth, Teen, and Adult program offerings in the dropdowns below. 

Join us as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Virtual Fiesta! 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Manatee Libraries joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

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Sign up for a library card and find something wonderful at the library! From virtual Storytime to audibooks to DIY classes, there is something for everyone. Happy #LibraryCardSignupMonth!

Click here to get your Manatee Library Card!

Teen Virtual Programs

Hour of Code - PALM

  • September 10th, 2020 from 5-6 p.m.
  • Ages 10-15
  • Needs to be able to use a computer.

Email Corina.French@mymanatee.org to register.

Teen Advisory Board - BR

  • September 12, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.
  • October 10th, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.
  • November 14th, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.
  • December 12th, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Storybook Weaver - BR

September 19th, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Create and illustrate a story together with this classic computer game. Perfect for creative writers!

Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Murder in the Castle! A Virtual Murder Mystery Party for Teens - BR

October 17th, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Play a character and solve a murder! Spaces are limited, email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Teen Books & Beyond - BR

  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy: September 26th, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.
  • Historical Fiction: October 24th, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Virtual Netflix Parties - BR

  • September 5th, 2020: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • October 3rd, 2020: Dumplin'
  • November 7th, 2020: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • December 19th, 2020: All the Bright Places
Every first Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m. Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

"Ask Me Anything" - BR

  • September 3rd, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.
    (High School Senior Edition)
  • October 1st, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.
    (College Freshman Edition)
  • November 5th, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.
    (Author and Poet, Ashley M. Jones)
  • December 3rd, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. (Zookeeper, Kristen Turner)

Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org to register.

Grimm Trivia: Gory Details of Beloved Classics - PALM

  • October 29th, 2020 from 5-6 p.m.
  • Ages 13-17

Email Corina.French@mymanatee.org to register.

Anime Club

  • Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. 

Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org to register.


Adult Virtual Programs

Click here for full program calendar.

Computer & Tech Training Classes

Creative Aging: Tropical Beaches Acrylic Painting - ROCKY

  • September 19th, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. 
  • October 3rd, 2020 from 3-5 p.m.
  • October 17th, 2020 from 3-5 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org to sign up and get supplies list.

Creative Aging: Holiday Watercolor Painting - ROCKY

  • "Snowy Cottage," November 7th, 2020 from 3-5 p.m.
  • "Wreaths & Mistletoe," November 21st, 2020 from 3-5 p.m.
  • "Merry & Bright," December 5th, 2020 from 2-5 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org to sign up and get supplies list.

Online Book Clubs

  • Let's Get Graphic! - meets the second Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. (PALM)
  • Island Library Book Discussion - meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. (ISL)
  • Visit our Book & Film Discussion page for more!

Helpful School Resources

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While your schooling and learning support options have been affected by COVID-19, remember—as always—Tutor.com is available to help. Access for FREE with your Manatee Libraries' Card here

Learning Express

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots