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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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
Start Using Your Library Card Again
September 02, 2019
Trade Community Donations for FinesRead 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
17Sep
Disco Aerobics
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown
17Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
17Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
17Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
17Sep
Girls Who Code
5:30PM - 6:30PMPalmetto
18Sep
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
19Sep
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
19Sep
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
19Sep
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
19Sep
Teen Bring Your Own Book Club
5:00PM - 6:00PMBraden River
19Sep
Who’s on First: Communication & Conflict Resolution
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
19Sep
Communication & Conflict Resolution Workshop
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
20Sep
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
20Sep
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
20Sep
Mindfulness Meditation (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
21Sep
Meditation With Sheryl Spikes
11:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
21Sep
See ABC Action News’ James Tully
1:00PM - 2:00PMRocky Bluff
21Sep
Area 52: Saturday Art Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
23Sep
Hiring Fair
1:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Library
24Sep
Disco Aerobics
10:15AM - 11:15AMDowntown
24Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
24Sep
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
24Sep
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
24Sep
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
25Sep
Medicare 101
1:00PM - 2:00PMPalmetto
25Sep
Backyard & Community Composting
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
26Sep
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
26Sep
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
26Sep
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
26Sep
Cyber Security: Learn How to Protect Yourself
4:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
26Sep
Recycled Book Sculptures
5:30PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
27Sep
Creative Aging: Line Dancing (ages 55+)
10:00AM - 12:00PMDowntown Central
27Sep
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
27Sep
Medicare 101
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
28Sep
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
28Sep
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
28Sep
Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
11:00AM - 12:30PMBraden River
28Sep
All About Lemurs
12:30PM - 1:30PMIsland
28Sep
Who’s on First: Communication & Conflict Resolution
1:00PM - 2:00PMPalmetto
28Sep
Communication & Conflict Resolution Workshop
1:00PM - 2:00PMPalmetto
30Sep
Downtown Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
30Sep
Monday Night Art Club
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
01Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
01Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
01Oct
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
01Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
01Oct
Girls Who Code
5:30PM - 6:30PMPalmetto
02Oct
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
02Oct
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
02Oct
Soar in 4 Night of Play
5:00PM - 7:30PMDowntown Library

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.