Manatee Libraries

October: What a lineup!

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Inter-Library Loan will be unavailable until approximately Mid-January. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Manatee Libraries will be closed Monday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.  

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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Hispanic Heritage Festival to Feature Several Musical Acts
September 27, 2019
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this family-friendly event at Downtown Library.Read More
A Sea of Local Job Opportunities
September 12, 2019
Jobseekers can cast their nets wide at Downtown Library’s Annual Hiring Fair on September 23 with over 50 hiring organizations planning to attend. Read More
Little Discovery Center Provides Educational Play for Free
September 09, 2019
Since its opening the day after Labor Day, the LITtle Discovery Center has been bustling with excited preschool kids.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
19Sep
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
19Oct
Area 52: Saturday Art Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
21Oct
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
21Oct
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
21Oct
Monday Night Art Club
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
22Oct
Disco Aerobics
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown
22Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
22Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
22Oct
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
22Oct
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
22Oct
Siri Tips for iPhones
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
22Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
22Oct
Girls Who Code
5:30PM - 6:30PMPalmetto
23Oct
Medicare 101
1:00PM - 2:00PMPalmetto
23Oct
Computer Basics in Spanish
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
23Oct
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
24Oct
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
24Oct
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
24Oct
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
24Oct
Advanced Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
24Oct
Conquer the Quicksand of Anxiety & Depression
2:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
24Oct
Teens Create Workshop
5:00PM - 6:00PMBraden River
24Oct
Spooky Science: Buggin' Out
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
24Oct
Spooktacular Family Palooza
6:00PM - 7:30PMSouth Manatee
25Oct
Creative Aging: Line Dancing (ages 55+)
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
25Oct
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
26Oct
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
26Oct
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
26Oct
Rocky Bluff's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
10:00AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
28Oct
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
28Oct
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
28Oct
Area 52: Monday Night Art Club
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
29Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
29Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
29Oct
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
29Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
30Oct
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
30Oct
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
30Oct
Workshop: Keys to Success
4:00PM - 5:30PMBraden River
31Oct
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
31Oct
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
31Oct
Advanced Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
01Nov
Creative Aging: Line Dancing (ages 55+)
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
01Nov
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
01Nov
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
02Nov
Crochet Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee
02Nov
Meditation With Sheryl Spikes
11:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
02Nov
Read to the Dogs
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
04Nov
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
04Nov
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central

Fall/Winter 2019 Program Guide

Fall/Winter 2019 Program Guide

Click here for an online version of our planned activities taking place this Fall/Winter at Manatee Libraries. Hard copies are available in each of our libraries.