Be your own boss . . .

A wonderful opportunity for kids ages 10 to 18 to sell their products in an outdoor market at Braden River Library on Saturday, January 25, from 10 AM to 1 PM. The public is encouraged to come out and support our community's youngest entrepreneurs! More Info

Want to participate? Need help getting started? Attend one or more preworkshop  Saturday, January 4 and 11, 10 to Noon.
Over 15 trucks on display for kids to touch, learn and explore—construction vehicles, cars, public safety equipment and service vehicles—this Saturday, January 4, 11 AM to 2 PM at Downtown Library

Reach new heights . . .

Find out about Steve "Mighty Blue" Adams' two-time hike of the Appalachian Trail, FRI, JAN 31, at Braden River
That's a Mouthful!

Hear the nearly 2,000 years of history surrounding the mouth of the Manatee River from DeSoto National Memorial Park's Lead Ranger Daniel Stephens. SAT, JAN 11, 2 to 3 PM at Downtown Library

Travel to new places . . .

Join the Manatee Voyagers on their fourth trip

Spend 11 days (September 28 to October 9) on a classic Europe adventure! Register with a $300 deposit by January 6 for best price.

Travel & Lecture Series

Informative current topics from lecturers who have done the traveling for you! Thursday afternoons until the end of February at Island Library, starting with Peter Bentley's A Day on a Movie Set (JAN 9).

Gain new perspectives . . .

Understand How Anne Frank Lived
Travel back to WWII and wander through the rooms of the Annex that housed Anne Frank. For ages 13+. THURS, JAN 30, 6 to 7:30 at Braden River.

Mind in the Making Workshops

Based on the best-selling book by Ellen Galinsky, these workshops focus on the seven essential life skills that every child needs to thrive. Starts THURS, JAN 9, 5:30 to 7:30 at South Manatee.

Put more color in your life . . .
Two New Watercolor Workshops

Learn Drawing & Watercolor Techniques at Rocky Bluff or Basic Watercolor at Downtown in these Creative Aging (ages 55+) art series.

Primary Colors Art Club

Meet the Artists monthly series for ages 7 to 12. Learn about Marc Chagall's Glowing Mosaics, THURS, JAN 16, 6 to 7 PM at Braden River.

Get in shape . . .

Yoga, Yoga, Yoga

Weekly yoga has been extended at Palmetto, moves to Thursdays at Downtown, and a new weekly Wednesday class has been added at Rocky Bluff.

Learn Self Defense

For ages 18+. With Erin Geraghty. SAT, JAN 25, 11:30 to 1 at Downtown Library

Let yourself be entertained . . .

Enjoy a Play

The Asolo Rep Theatre Guild presents a story about five long-time friends who met as children on a swim team and reunite each summer, 10 to 11:30 AM:

Hear a Live Musical Performance

Ron Emrit on steel drums, THURS, JAN 16, 1 to 2 PM at Rocky Bluff

Add Some Magic

Hypnotist and magician Beau Oliver (AKA Delirium) will take audience members through a bizarre journey where magic, humor and cosmic horror collide. THURS, JAN 23, 1 to 2 at Rocky Bluff

Establish a financial plan  . . .

Take on new challenges  . . .

Entries due THURS, APR 30.

Coming Soon! Registration for the Recycled Dreams Teen Fashion Show opens FEB 1.
Find out more about the show.


Plan ahead . . .

Check out Manatee Libraries' planned events through May 31 in our Winter/Spring 2020 Program Guide (hard copies available by second week of January).

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