Manatee Libraries

In December at Manatee Libraries there'll be "parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting and caroling out in the snow . . . " 

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The Kids Biz Fair is Saturday, January 25, at Braden River Library. Register for a workshop now to ensure you have a booth!

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

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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Hassle-Free Renewals
October 21, 2019
Effective immediately, library materials that don’t have holds on them will automatically renew.Read More
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
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
11Dec
Friends of Palmetto Monthly Book Discussion
10:30AM - 12:00PMPalmetto
11Dec
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
11Dec
Lecture: Father Christmas, Charles Dickens
1:00PM - 2:00PMRocky Bluff
11Dec
Battle of the Bulge Presentation
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
11Dec
Streaming TV for Cable Cutters
2:00PM - 3:30PMPalmetto
11Dec
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
11Dec
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Third to Fifth Graders)
5:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
11Dec
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Sixth-Twelfth Graders)
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
12Dec
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
12Dec
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
12Dec
Murder by the Book Club
12:15PM - 1:15PMBraden River
12Dec
Rollasage
1:00PM - 2:00PMIsland
12Dec
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
12Dec
Strong Girls League (ages 14-17)
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
12Dec
Conquer the Quicksand of Anxiety & Depression
6:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
12Dec
Trivia Night at Rocky Bluff
6:00PM - 7:30PMRocky Bluff
13Dec
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
13Dec
Cricut Workshop With Judith (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMBraden River
14Dec
Ask a Master Gardener
10:00AM - 1:00PMSouth Manatee
14Dec
Meditation With Sheryl Spikes
11:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
14Dec
SOM Experiment
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
14Dec
Monthly Hour of Code
3:00PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
16Dec
Line Dancing With Kathryn Lyon
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
16Dec
Beginners Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
16Dec
Area 52: Monday Night Art Club
5:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
17Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMRocky Bluff
17Dec
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
17Dec
Palmetto Yoga
2:00PM - 3:00PMPalmetto
17Dec
Great Apps for Seniors
2:00PM - 4:00PMDowntown Central
17Dec
Environmental Discussion Group
2:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
17Dec
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
17Dec
Fire Safety & Prevention Program
3:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee
18Dec
Medicare 101
1:00PM - 2:00PMPalmetto
18Dec
Make Holiday Ornaments
1:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
18Dec
Ukulele Classes for Beginners (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMIsland
18Dec
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Third to Fifth Graders)
5:00PM - 6:00PMDowntown Central
18Dec
Girls Who Code Club at Downtown Library (Sixth-Twelfth Graders)
6:00PM - 7:00PMDowntown Central
19Dec
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
19Dec
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
19Dec
Advanced Ukulele Classes (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMDowntown Central
19Dec
Kids Krew
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
19Dec
Ugly Sweater Party
6:00PM - 7:00PMPalmetto
20Dec
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
20Dec
Chess Club
2:00PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
20Dec
Mindfulness Meditation (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
21Dec
Braden River's Childen's Holiday Party
11:00AM - 12:00PMBraden River
21Dec
Harpist Melody Rapier
12:00PM - 1:00PMSouth Manatee
21Dec
Gingerbread House Competition
1:00PM - 4:00PMPalmetto
21Dec
Crafty Afternoon: Make Holiday Ornaments
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff
21Dec
Crafty Afternoon: Make Holiday Ornaments
2:00PM - 3:50PMRocky Bluff

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.