Registration is open for “Meet the Authors: Ribbons of Scarlet,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port. Authors Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, and E. Knight will be on hand to discuss their collaborative work. Patrons can register at the front desk or online.

Here’s what else is happening at Shannon Staub Library:


Teen Video Game Tournament: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, 12:30-2 p.m. Join us for a quarterly video game tournament in the Teen Zone. Pizza will be provided. Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12.

Monday, Sept. 23

• Where Do You Think You’re From? Building Your Family Tree, 1-3 p.m. Interested in genealogy or building your family tree? Let us help. Visit our genealogy volunteer for one-on-one assistance. See the Reference Desk for more information. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment.

• Afternoon Teen Time: DIY Lava Lpamps and Pop-Sockets, 1:30-3 p.m. Dive into the past and craft your own lava lamp, then return safely into today using our creation station equipment to make your own pop socket. Teen programs are recommended for ages 11-18.

• Chess Club, 5-7 p.m. The chess club is an opportunity to play friendly games of chess in a low-stress environment. Patrons of all ages and levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it. Chess sets are provided. Registration is recommended.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

• Native Plants and Wildflowers of Southwest Florida: Identification, Uses, and Importance, 11 a.m. to noon. Join Jeff Weber from Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources to learn about common native plants and wildflowers found in Southwest Florida, as well as some of the threatened and endangered species found in our area. He will tell us about the sources of native plants, how to use them in the home landscape, and their importance to native pollinators, birds and other wildlife. Come and celebrate Florida, the land of flowers.

• Lego Club, 5:30-7 p.m. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For children of all ages and their families.

• Teen Advisory Board, 6-7:30 p.m. Join the Teen Advisory Board to make a difference at your local library and get community service hours. Make decisions about upcoming teen events, the Teen Zone, and the YA collection. Snacks will be provided. All in grades 6-12 are welcome to join.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

• Partners in Play, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in free Partners in Play parenting education groups. From birth to 5 years old. Offered by Forty Carrots Family Center. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the Youth Desk the day of the event.

• Baby Time: Welcome to Our World, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Join other families navigating the newborn phase in a supportive, fun, and informative class with Forty Carrots’ Parenting Educators. For parents, and babies from birth to 7 months old.

Thursday, Sept. 26

• Yak and Yarn, 10-11:30 a.m. Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts. All skill levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on or create something new.

• Baby Time: My Body and Me, 10-10:30 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-2 years old.

• Toddler Time: My Body and Me, 10:30-11 a.m. Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 2-3.

• Story Time: My Body and Me, 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning Kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-6.

• Open Lab in the Creation Station, noon-8 p.m. Come build, experiment, and create with our 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machines, and more. Recommended ages 4 and up.

• Growing Young Readers and Writers, 4-5:30 p.m. A club where reading and writing are fun. Nature is used to inspire young readers and writers. For ages 6 and up.

• Shannon Staub Book Club, 6-7 p.m. We will discuss “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante. When elderly author Elena Greco learns that the most important friend in her life, Lila Cerullo, has disappeared without a trace, it causes Elena to reflect on the early days of their friendship in the dangerous but fascinating Naples of the 1950s, when Elena and Lila were two very different girls at the top of their class.


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