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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Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
October 08, 2018
Three free classes start Monday, October 15Read More
Free Ukulele Lessons Start October 4
October 01, 2018
Learn chords and strumming patterns from instructor Kathleen ReynoldsRead More
Downtown Library's Annual Hiring Fair to Feature More Employers & Agencies Than Ever Before
September 07, 2018
Over 40 employers and agencies, representing a wide range of industries, have signed up to participate in Downtown Library's Annual Hiring Fair, taking place Monday, September 17Read More
View the Preschool Storytimes and classes for the fall season at our Braden River, Downtown Central, Island, Palmetto, Rocky Bluff and South Manatee library locations. read more

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
22Oct
Streaming TV Info for Cable Cutters
2:00PM - 3:30PMDowntown Central
23Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
23Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Oct
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Oct
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
23Oct
Memoir Writing Group
1:00PM - 2:30PMBraden River
23Oct
Medical Marijuana Awareness Seminar
1:30PM - 4:30PMDowntown Central
23Oct
AV Animation Club (ages 8 to 12)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
23Oct
Classics Up Close Book Club
3:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River Library
23Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
23Oct
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
23Oct
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
23Oct
Spooky Family Storytime
6:30PM - 7:30PMSouth Manatee
24Oct
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
24Oct
Tai Chi With Sherry (ages 18+)
3:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
24Oct
Short Fiction Workshop
6:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
25Oct
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
25Oct
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee
25Oct
Seaside Quilters
1:00PM - 3:00PMIsland
25Oct
Tech Help
1:00PM - 4:00PMBraden River
25Oct
Color Therapy (Coloring for Adults)
2:00PM - 3:00PMRocky Bluff Library
25Oct
Ukulele Lessons (ages 18+)
2:00PM - 3:30PMDowntown Central
25Oct
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
25Oct
Rocky Bluff Art Club (ages 6 to 12)
6:00PM - 7:00PMRocky Bluff
26Oct
Mahjong Club
10:30AM - 1:30PMPalmetto
26Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
26Oct
Tech Help
12:00PM - 2:00PMBraden River
27Oct
CPR Training
9:00AM - 12:00PMIsland
27Oct
Knitting Club
10:00AM - 12:00PMSouth Manatee Library
27Oct
Make Mexican Shrine Art (ages 18+)
10:30AM - 12:30PMBraden River
27Oct
Windows 10 Class
12:00PM - 1:30PMDowntown Central
27Oct
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:00PMSouth Manatee Library
27Oct
Tech Tutors
2:00PM - 4:00PMSouth Manatee
27Oct
Chess Club
2:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
27Oct
Lego Club
2:00PM - 3:30PMIsland
27Oct
Lego Junior Technology With FUNducation
2:00PM - 3:30PMSouth Manataee
29Oct
Learn Nurturing Touch Baby Massage
10:30AM - 11:30AMDowntown Central
29Oct
Downtown's SciClub (ages 8 to 12)
3:00PM - 5:00PMDowntown Central
30Oct
Mahjong Club at Island
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
30Oct
Mahjong Club at ISL
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
30Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:00PMRocky Bluff
30Oct
Mahjong Club
11:30AM - 1:30PMIsland
30Oct
Scrabble, Chess & Board Games Club
3:00PM - 5:00PMRocky Bluff
30Oct
Kids Krew (School Age Kids w/ Guardians)
3:30PM - 4:30PMSouth Manatee
30Oct
Tech Tutors
5:00PM - 7:00PMSouth Manatee
31Oct
Musical Motion (Spanish)
11:30AM - 12:30PMPalmetto
31Oct
Adult Coloring Club
12:00PM - 1:00PMIsland
31Oct
Short Fiction Workshop
6:00PM - 8:00PMDowntown Central
01Nov
Veteran Services information
9:00AM - 11:00AMIsland
01Nov
Scrabble Club
12:00PM - 2:30PMSouth Manatee

2018 Fall/Winter Program Guide

Fall/Winter 2018 Program Guide

Fall in line with dance, writing and more! Click here for an online version of all our planned activities taking place now through the end of the year.