Summer 2020 Program Guide

This summer, we're going virtual!

All of Manatee Libraries' programs, classes and reading challenges are set up for you to access from the convenience of your home.

Keep checking this page for new additions! summer reading

*Summer Reading logs are available in paper form at the branches.

Take our Summer Reading Challenge! 
For ages 18 and under.  Click here to access Google Classroom.
Enter the code for which class fits your needs:

Kids - s43sc44
Teens - wx5w52t
ADA compliant Kids - czqhk7p
ADA compliant Teens - m2ppb2x

Under the Classwork tab, you will find assignments, reading logs and other challenges. Simply enter your books in the Logs section to earn badges and prizes. The Classwork tab also contains information about other challenges and games.
Also, please be sure to fill out the survey in the classroom.
Need help? Watch a how-to sign up video

ABBREVIATIONS
Braden River: BR | Downtown Central: DWN  | Island: ISL 
Palmetto: PALM | Rocky Bluff: Rocky | South Manatee: SOM
RR = Registration Required

Click below to explore Kids, Teens, and Adult Programming!

Kids Virtual Activities

Manatee Libraries Virtual Storytimes

Quick Crafts with Miss Chris YouTube Playlist

Summer Crafts at Palmetto Library YouTube Playlist

Showtime For Kids: Balloon Island Video

ShowTime For Kids Magic Class Video

Nasa at Home for Kids & Families

Nasa Kids Club
Space Place

Science Club: Designed for Grades K to 5. Join us each week for an Engineering at Home Challenge:

June 15:  Design a Functional Sailboat
June 29:  Design a Kicking Machine
July 13:   Design a Rock Moving Transportation System
July 27:   Design a Robot Bee
August 3: Design and Build a Disaster Proof House
August 17: Design and Build a Watch for the Visually Impaired 

tampa taiko
Learn about Japanese Culture with Tampa Taiko and Manatee Libraries!





 

Digital Literacy Bootcamp
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participate and get a chance to win our exciting grand prize of an XBOX Series X or custom Microsoft Surface Go bundle!

Just For Teens

Follow Rocky Bluff Library Teens and Braden River Library Teens on Instagram!

Teens Create: Art for Mental Health - Rocky
Tuesday, July 7th at 5 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Adulting 101: Resumes and Interviews - Rocky
Thursday, July 9th at 3 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Teen Advisory Board - BR
Saturday, June 11th at 4 p.m.
Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org for information.

Teens Create: Bullet Journals - Rocky
Tuesday, July 14th at 5 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Teen Game Time - BR
Thursday, July 16th at 4 p.m.
Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org for information.

Anime Club - Rocky
Tuesday, July 21st at 4 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Teen Advisory Board - Rocky
Wednesday, July 22nd at 4 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Young Adult Book Blitz - BR
Thursday, July 23rd at 4 p.m.
Email Molly.Saunders@mymanatee.org for information.

Teens Create: Abstract Paintings - Rocky
Tuesday, August 4th at 5 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Teen Advisory Board - Rocky
Wednesday, August 12th at 4 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Anime Club - Rocky
Tuesday, August 18th at 4 p.m.
Email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org for information.

Adult Programs

Adult Summer Reading Program

Book & Film Discussions

Civic Lab: Civic Labs offer information and discussion on various community issues and current events. Email Megan.Robinson@mymanatee.org for more information and to sign up!

Creative Aging Classes via Zoom
Creative Aging: Mountainscapes
Saturday, July 18th at 3 p.m., email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org to register.

Creative Aging: Cloudscapes
Saturday, August 1st at 3 p.m., email Isla.Jiang@mymanatee.org to register.

Tutor.com Summer Webinars
Wed, Jul 22, 2020: Student Success Web Series: Goal Setting and Decision-Making

Wed, Jul 29, 2020: Student Success Web Series: Helping Parents Prepare Your Kids for School

Wed, Aug 5, 2020: Student Success Web Series: Stress Management