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Portrait of a Local Artist
 Portrait of a Local Artist
Saturday, Oct. 1,
Virtual Programs
 October 1st FreeJoin us for an interview with a local artist to discover their work, technique, and artistic inspiration. October:             Michael White   
Dog Tales~Punta Gorda
10:00-12:00
 Dog Tales~Punta Gorda
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:00-12:00
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Children of all ages are invited to come read aloud to a therapy dog in the library!  Each child can read on-on-one with their pet partner to build reading confidence and have fun while gaining literacy skills.  Sign up at the front desk or by calling 941.833.5462.  
DOG TALES - Port Charlotte Library
10:00am
DOG TALES - Port Charlotte Library
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:00am
Port Charlotte Library
Join us every 1st Saturday of the month! Children of all ages are invited to come read aloud to a therapy dog in the library!  Each child can read on-on-one with their pet partner to build reading confidence and have fun while gaining literacy skills. Sign up for 15-minute reading slots or...read more
Libraries & Lizards
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
 Libraries & Lizards
Saturday, Oct. 1, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Port Charlotte Library
**Our group is currently full.  Please join the waitlist and we will let you know when space is available.**This program is intended for teens 12-18 years of age. Have you ever wanted to play and explore the magical and mysterious world of Dungeons & Dragons? Look no further as the Cha...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Photo Phactory
12pm-2pm
 Photo Phactory
Saturday, Oct. 1, 12pm-2pm
Port Charlotte Library
Learn photography and editing tips and techniques to enhance your images.  All experience levels are welcome!Aug 6: How to Organize Your PhotosAug 20: Intro to Lighting Workshop*Sept 16: In the Field: Meet at Bayshore Live Oak Park Sept 23: Demonstration of Free Photo Editing Sof...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Cafe Theo - Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Theo - Mid-County
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group as it gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Witches & Wizards Present: "Lumos" Light Up Wand Workshop
4:00pm
Witches & Wizards Present: "Lumos" Light Up Wand Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 1, 4:00pmWitches & Wizards Pr
Port Charlotte Library
All AgesSaturday, October 1, 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Bring everyone’s favorite magical charm to life with this circuit STEAM activity that’s fun for the whole family!  Registration is required. Please register online or call 941.764.5564.

or call 941.764.5562.
Teen Scream Writing
4:00 - 5:30
 Teen Scream Writing
Saturday, Oct. 1, 4:00 - 5:30
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join us for a month-long writing program featuring popular young adult authors Kate Alice Marshall, Mindy McGinnis, and Kendare Blake. Together we will delve deep into the horror genre, with writing workshops and virtual author visits that focus on each step of the writing process. Develop your char...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
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Master Gardeners - Englewood
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Master Gardeners - Englewood
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. 
Mother Goose on the Loose~Mid County
10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose~Mid County
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:30 AM
Mid County Regional Library
Join your Youth Services Librarians for a baby storytime! We’ll have baby bouncing rhymes, board books, songs, and sensory activities for you to do with your little one(s). This program is intended for children ages 0-2.  No registration required. 
Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
11:00 AM
 Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11:00 AM
Port Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Tuesday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for nons...read more
Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
11:00-12:00
 Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11:00-12:00
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library: Tuesdays, 11:00-12:00 P.M. Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students ar...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
Speak with a Master Gardener - Port Charlotte Library
12pm-2pm
Speak with a Master Gardener - Port Charlotte Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12pm-2pm
Port Charlotte Library
Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests.  
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
1:00 pm
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1:00 pm
Port Charlotte Library
Port Charlotte Public LibraryTuesdays (September 6 – March 21, 2023), 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the presc...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
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Cafe Philo - Englewood
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Cafe Philo - Englewood
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.
Chilling Tales - Port Charlotte Library
4:00pm
Chilling Tales - Port Charlotte Library
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:00pm
Port Charlotte Library
All AgesCelebrate the spooky season with us as we share the origin story of Halloween and make a creepy craft!Registration is required. Please register online or call 941.764.5562.

or call 941.764.5562.
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Independent Quilters
10am - 1pm
 Independent Quilters
Thursday, Oct. 6, 10am - 1pm
Port Charlotte Library
Drop in and work on your quilting project in a social setting.  The group members assist each other and share supplies.  This group meets every Thursday.
Stories in the Shade~Punta Gorda History Park
10:30-11:15 AM
Stories in the Shade~Punta Gorda History Park
Thursday, Oct. 6, 10:30-11:15 AM
Punta Gorda History Park
Join Ms. Liz for a fun-filled storytime for children ages 0-6 at the Punta Gorda History Park on Thursdays (except the 4th Thursday of each month). This is right next to the Punta Gorda Library.  If there is inclement weather storytime will be postponed until the following week.  ...read more
Tunes for Tots - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 Tunes for Tots - Englewood
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Thursday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for non...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Chilling Tales - Englewood Library
4:00pm
Chilling Tales - Englewood Library
Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:00pm
Englewood Charlotte Library
Celebrate the spooky season with us as we share the origin story of Halloween and make a creepy craft!Registration is required. Please register online or call 941.681.3736.

or call 941.681.3736.
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Mother Goose on the Loose~Punta Gorda
10:05-10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose~Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 7, 10:05-10:30 AM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join your Youth Services Librarians for a baby storytime! We’ll have baby bouncing rhymes, board books, songs, and sensory activities for you to do with your little one(s). This program is intended for children ages 0-2.  No registration required. 
Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
10:30-11:00 am
 Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 7, 10:30-11:00 am
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
This program, for children between 0 and 6 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills through stories, movement activities, music and dramatic play. Each week is a different theme so get ready to sing, dance, and pop some bubbles! 
Mother Goose on the Loose~Englewood
11:00-11:30am
Mother Goose on the Loose~Englewood
Friday, Oct. 7, 11:00-11:30amMother Goose on the
Englewood Charlotte Library
Every 1st and 3rd Friday, excluding holidays. It is never too early to start reading and sharing a love of books! Join Miss Ashley on select Fridays for rhymes, songs, stories, tummy time, and baby bounces.No registration required. Call 941.681.3736 for information. 
Tai-Chi Drop In
12:00-1:00 PM
 Tai-Chi Drop In
Friday, Oct. 7, 12:00-1:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Drop in and for a demonstration of this ancient art form of meditation in motion.
Preschool Prep - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Preschool Prep - Englewood
Friday, Oct. 7, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022 This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students are expected to attend class once each week from September 2022 –...read more

or call 941.681.3736.
Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
Friday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group to engage in stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Kids Craft~Punta Gorda
4:30-5:30 pm
 Kids Craft~Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 7, 4:30-5:30 pm
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Come see what fun in-person craft your library has planned for you to make. Explore different media styles, artists, and more each month. This program is intended for children ages 5-12. Registration required. 

or call 941.833.5460.
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Fiction Writers Group
10:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
 Fiction Writers Group
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Join our volunteer Tammie for a discussion about writing fiction. For more information, please contact Tammie Diehl at tamiamifl@comcast.net .
Get SMART (Saturday Morning Art)
11:00 AM
Get SMART (Saturday Morning Art)
Saturday, Oct. 8, 11:00 AM
Port Charlotte Library
Join us every 2nd Saturday (September – December) for a morning art session. We will explore various artists, including special guest artists, and techniques to create our own masterpieces using modern and classic mediums. All materials will be provided. Be sure to dress for a mess!Registratio...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Makerspace Open House
2pm - 5pm
 Makerspace Open House
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2pm - 5pm
Port Charlotte Library
Drop in and learn about our 3D printer, Cricut Explore, and sewing machines!  Did you know these machines are available for public use by reservation?  A staff person will be available to demonstrate how to use the machines and to answer questions. 
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Cafe Theo - Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Theo - Mid-County
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group as it gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Teen Scream Writing
4:00-5:30
 Teen Scream Writing
Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:00-5:30
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join us for a month-long writing program featuring popular young adult authors Kate Alice Marshall, Mindy McGinnis, and Kendare Blake. Together we will delve deep into the horror genre, with writing workshops and virtual author visits that focus on each step of the writing process. Develop your char...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
Legendary Dance Lesson
4:00pm
 Legendary Dance Lesson
Saturday, Oct. 8, 4:00pm
Port Charlotte Library
Ages 7-12 You saw them perform in September. Now, sign up to learn the moves and become legendary!Registration is required. Register online or call 941.764.5562. Please register each child separately.

or call 941.764.5562.
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Master Gardeners - Englewood
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Master Gardeners - Englewood
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. 
Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
11:00 AM
 Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:00 AM
Port Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Tuesday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for nons...read more
Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
11:00-12:00
 Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:00-12:00
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library: Tuesdays, 11:00-12:00 P.M. Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students ar...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
1:00 pm
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1:00 pm
Port Charlotte Library
Port Charlotte Public LibraryTuesdays (September 6 – March 21, 2023), 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the presc...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Genealogy Discussion
1:00-4:00pm
 Genealogy Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1:00-4:00pm
Port Charlotte Library
Join us twice a month for fellowship, education, and support in your genealogical research!2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from 1-4pm.
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Photography Group
1:00-2:30 PM
 Photography Group
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1:00-2:30 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join our community led photography group! They have discussions and it's a great educational experience centered around a love of photography. This group is open to all experience levels. For more information please contact: Jane McDaniel (941-627-5545).
Full STEAM Ahead - Port Charlotte Library
4:00pm
Full STEAM Ahead - Port Charlotte Library
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4:00pm
Port Charlotte Library
Port Charlotte Public LibraryAges 7-12Wednesday, September 14: 4:00-5:00 P.M. > Sonic September Stop by the Port Charlotte Library’s Learning Zone for an hour of STEAM-tastic fun!Registration is required. Register online or call 941.764.5562. Please register each child separately.Septe...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
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Independent Quilters
10am - 1pm
 Independent Quilters
Thursday, Oct. 13, 10am - 1pm
Port Charlotte Library
Drop in and work on your quilting project in a social setting.  The group members assist each other and share supplies.  This group meets every Thursday.
Stories in the Shade~Punta Gorda History Park
10:30-11:15 AM
Stories in the Shade~Punta Gorda History Park
Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:30-11:15 AM
Punta Gorda History Park
Join Ms. Liz for a fun-filled storytime for children ages 0-6 at the Punta Gorda History Park on Thursdays (except the 4th Thursday of each month). This is right next to the Punta Gorda Library.  If there is inclement weather storytime will be postponed until the following week.  ...read more
Flood Workshop - CC Community Development
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Flood Workshop - CC Community Development
Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Find out the latest information on flood insurance and the upcoming flood map revisions.
Tunes for Tots - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 Tunes for Tots - Englewood
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Thursday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for non...read more
Florida History Series - Exploring Florida’s Tail
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Florida History Series - Exploring Florida’s Tail
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Join author D.L. Havlin for a presentation about ‘The Florida Keys: Things to Do & See from Pennecamp to the Conch Republic’. Stretching from Biscayne National Park in the northeast to The Dry Tortugas National Park in the southwest these islands comprise a paradise for sportsmen, be...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
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Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
10:30-11:00 am
 Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30-11:00 am
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
This program, for children between 0 and 6 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills through stories, movement activities, music and dramatic play. Each week is a different theme so get ready to sing, dance, and pop some bubbles! 
Tai-Chi Drop In
12:00-1:00 PM
 Tai-Chi Drop In
Friday, Oct. 14, 12:00-1:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Drop in and for a demonstration of this ancient art form of meditation in motion.
Preschool Prep - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Preschool Prep - Englewood
Friday, Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022 This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students are expected to attend class once each week from September 2022 –...read more

or call 941.681.3736.
Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
Friday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group to engage in stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! - Englewood
4:00pm
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! - Englewood
Friday, Oct. 14, 4:00pmFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahea
Englewood Charlotte Library
Join us every 2nd Friday for a full hour of S.T.E.A.M. fun for kids ages 7-12! Registration required. Please register each child separately.  July 8: *Crazy Currents* Rub-a-dub-dub, we’re bringing fun in a tub! Grab your rubber ducky and jump in as we learn about ocean currents, how ...read more

or call 941.681.3736.
Kids STEAM: Punta Gorda
4:30-5:30 pm
 Kids STEAM: Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 14, 4:30-5:30 pm
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Head to your local library branch to enjoy an hour full of STEAM activities! We’ll have stations to include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, as we learn about all sorts of fun topics and explore different themes each month.  Registration is required. 

or call 941.833.5460.
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Libraries & Lizards
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
 Libraries & Lizards
Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Port Charlotte Library
**Our group is currently full.  Please join the waitlist and we will let you know when space is available.**This program is intended for teens 12-18 years of age. Have you ever wanted to play and explore the magical and mysterious world of Dungeons & Dragons? Look no further as the Cha...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Photo Phactory
12pm-2pm
 Photo Phactory
Saturday, Oct. 15, 12pm-2pm
Port Charlotte Library
Learn photography and editing tips and techniques to enhance your images.  All experience levels are welcome!Aug 6: How to Organize Your PhotosAug 20: Intro to Lighting Workshop*Sept 16: In the Field: Meet at Bayshore Live Oak Park Sept 23: Demonstration of Free Photo Editing Sof...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Cafe Theo - Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Theo - Mid-County
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group as it gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Legendary Dance Lesson - Englewood
4:00pm
Legendary Dance Lesson - Englewood
Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:00pm
Englewood Charlotte Library
Ages 7 - 12You saw them perform in September. Now, sign up to learn the moves and become legendary!Registration is required. Register online or call 941.681.3736. Please register each child separately.

or call 941.681.3736.
Teen Scream Writing
4:00-5:30
 Teen Scream Writing
Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:00-5:30
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join us for a month-long writing program featuring popular young adult authors Kate Alice Marshall, Mindy McGinnis, and Kendare Blake. Together we will delve deep into the horror genre, with writing workshops and virtual author visits that focus on each step of the writing process. Develop your char...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
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Master Gardeners - Englewood
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Master Gardeners - Englewood
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. 
Mother Goose on the Loose~Mid County
10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose~Mid County
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 AM
Mid County Regional Library
Join your Youth Services Librarians for a baby storytime! We’ll have baby bouncing rhymes, board books, songs, and sensory activities for you to do with your little one(s). This program is intended for children ages 0-2.  No registration required. 
Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
11:00 AM
 Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:00 AM
Port Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Tuesday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for nons...read more
Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
11:00-12:00
 Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:00-12:00
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library: Tuesdays, 11:00-12:00 P.M. Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students ar...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
1:00 pm
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1:00 pm
Port Charlotte Library
Port Charlotte Public LibraryTuesdays (September 6 – March 21, 2023), 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the presc...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
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Cooking around the World with Chef Warren
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cooking around the World with Chef Warren
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tringali Community Center
Chef Warren presents cooking tips and a demonstration on how to cook healthy and affordable meals for all tastes.  Seating is on a first come first served basis. No registration required. For more information contact the library at 941.681.37369/14/22 - French Cuisine10/19/22 - Healthy Southern...read more
Cafe Philo - Englewood
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Cafe Philo - Englewood
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
This group gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions of life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.
Cemetery Terrariums
4:00pm
 Cemetery Terrariums
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4:00pm
Port Charlotte Library
This one's for the teens! Love Halloween? Looking for fun and easy ways to spookify your decor? Join us in this simple and satisfying DIY workshop to make a haunted cemetery in a jar! Learn the intracies of building your own unique terrarium (aka. "garden under glass") and create ...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Teen Craft~Punta Gorda
4:30-5:30 PM
 Teen Craft~Punta Gorda
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4:30-5:30 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Keep calm and get your craft on! Each month we will have a fun and unique craft for you to do at your local library branch. Registration is required.   

or call 941.833.5460.
Third Wednesday Book Club
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Third Wednesday Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Englewood Charlotte Library
Come prepared to join in a discussion of the chosen title. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.1/19/22                       The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes2/16/22     &nb...read more
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Independent Quilters
10am - 1pm
 Independent Quilters
Thursday, Oct. 20, 10am - 1pm
Port Charlotte Library
Drop in and work on your quilting project in a social setting.  The group members assist each other and share supplies.  This group meets every Thursday.
Stories in the Shade~Punta Gorda History Park
10:30-11:15 AM
Stories in the Shade~Punta Gorda History Park
Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:30-11:15 AM
Punta Gorda History Park
Join Ms. Liz for a fun-filled storytime for children ages 0-6 at the Punta Gorda History Park on Thursdays (except the 4th Thursday of each month). This is right next to the Punta Gorda Library.  If there is inclement weather storytime will be postponed until the following week.  ...read more
Tunes for Tots - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 Tunes for Tots - Englewood
Thursday, Oct. 20, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Thursday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for non...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Mobility Week Awareness Event - Free Bicycle Helmets & Fittings!
2:30-5pm
Mobility Week Awareness Event - Free Bicycle Helmets & Fittings!
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2:30-5pm
Port Charlotte Library
Mobility week is a cooperative effort by the Florida Department of Transportation and partners to promote awareness of safe, multimodal transportation choices.  FDOT is teaming up with the Port Charlotte Library and Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center to offer a free, educational, family fr...read more
Cemetery Terrariums
4:00pm
 Cemetery Terrariums
Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:00pm
Englewood Charlotte Library
This one's for the teens! Love Halloween? Looking for fun and easy ways to spookify your decor? Join us in this simple and satisfying DIY workshop to make a haunted cemetery in a jar! Learn the intricacies of building your own unique terrarium (aka. "garden under glass")...read more

Registration required, begins Nov 25.
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Mother Goose on the Loose~Punta Gorda
10:05-10:30 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose~Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 21, 10:05-10:30 AM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join your Youth Services Librarians for a baby storytime! We’ll have baby bouncing rhymes, board books, songs, and sensory activities for you to do with your little one(s). This program is intended for children ages 0-2.  No registration required. 
Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
10:30-11:00 am
 Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 21, 10:30-11:00 am
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
This program, for children between 0 and 6 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills through stories, movement activities, music and dramatic play. Each week is a different theme so get ready to sing, dance, and pop some bubbles! 
Mother Goose on the Loose~Englewood
11:00-11:30am
Mother Goose on the Loose~Englewood
Friday, Oct. 21, 11:00-11:30amMother Goose on the
Englewood Charlotte Library
Every 1st and 3rd Friday, excluding holidays. It is never too early to start reading and sharing a love of books! Join Miss Ashley on select Fridays for rhymes, songs, stories, tummy time, and baby bounces.No registration required. Call 941.681.3736 for information. 
Tai-Chi Drop In
12:00-1:00 PM
 Tai-Chi Drop In
Friday, Oct. 21, 12:00-1:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Drop in and for a demonstration of this ancient art form of meditation in motion.
Preschool Prep - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Preschool Prep - Englewood
Friday, Oct. 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022 This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students are expected to attend class once each week from September 2022 –...read more

or call 941.681.3736.
Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
Friday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group to engage in stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
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Family Pumpkin Decorating
10:30-12:00
 Family Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:30-12:00
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
It's pumpkin decorating time! Bring your own pumpkins to the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library and decorate with your family for this festive fall season on our back lawn.
Fiction Writers Group
10:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
 Fiction Writers Group
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Join our volunteer Tammie for a discussion about writing fiction. For more information, please contact Tammie Diehl at tamiamifl@comcast.net .
Libraries & Lizards
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
 Libraries & Lizards
Saturday, Oct. 22, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Port Charlotte Library
**Our group is currently full.  Please join the waitlist and we will let you know when space is available.**This program is intended for teens 12-18 years of age. Have you ever wanted to play and explore the magical and mysterious world of Dungeons & Dragons? Look no further as the Cha...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
DOG TALES - Englewood
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 DOG TALES - Englewood
Saturday, Oct. 22, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Children of all ages are invited to come read aloud to a therapy dog in the library!  Each child can read on-on-one with their pet partner to build reading confidence and have fun while gaining literacy skills.  Sign up for 20-minute reading slots or show up to partner with a reading buddy...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Cafe Theo - Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Theo - Mid-County
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group as it gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Teen Scream Writing
4:00-5:30
 Teen Scream Writing
Saturday, Oct. 22, 4:00-5:30
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join us for a month-long writing program featuring popular young adult authors Kate Alice Marshall, Mindy McGinnis, and Kendare Blake. Together we will delve deep into the horror genre, with writing workshops and virtual author visits that focus on each step of the writing process. Develop your char...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
Teen After House: Mad Hatter Tea Party
7:00-9:00 PM
Teen After House: Mad Hatter Tea Party
Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:00-9:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
“We’re all mad here“ at the library! Join us after the library has closed for a whimsical evening of fun. We’ll have tea, cookies, and all sorts of wacky games. This program is intended for tween and teens (12-18 years of age). Registration is required.  

or call 941.833.5460.
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Master Gardeners - Englewood
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Master Gardeners - Englewood
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Have a gardening question?  Master Gardeners are available to answer questions on gardening, tree and shrub care, lawn care and household pests. 
Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
11:00 AM
 Tunes for Tots - Port Charlotte
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11:00 AM
Port Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Tuesday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for nons...read more
Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
11:00-12:00
 Preschool Prep~ Punta Gorda
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11:00-12:00
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library: Tuesdays, 11:00-12:00 P.M. Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students ar...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
1:00 pm
Preschool Prep - Port Charlotte Library
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1:00 pm
Port Charlotte Library
Port Charlotte Public LibraryTuesdays (September 6 – March 21, 2023), 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022  This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the presc...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Genealogy Discussion
1:00-4:00pm
 Genealogy Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1:00-4:00pm
Port Charlotte Library
Join us twice a month for fellowship, education, and support in your genealogical research!2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from 1-4pm.
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Medicare Open Enrollment Information
11:30 am.
Medicare Open Enrollment Information
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11:30 am.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Learn about your Medicare options, how to save on Part D costs and prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15 – December 7). SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program counselors provide free, unbiased, and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and th...read more
Photography Group
1:00-2:30 PM
 Photography Group
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:00-2:30 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join our community led photography group! They have discussions and it's a great educational experience centered around a love of photography. This group is open to all experience levels. For more information please contact: Jane McDaniel (941-627-5545).
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Independent Quilters
10am - 1pm
 Independent Quilters
Thursday, Oct. 27, 10am - 1pm
Port Charlotte Library
Drop in and work on your quilting project in a social setting.  The group members assist each other and share supplies.  This group meets every Thursday.
Toddler Craft~Punta Gorda
10:30-11:30 AM
 Toddler Craft~Punta Gorda
Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:30-11:30 AM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Come to the library and enjoy a fun craft intended for children ages 1-4 years old, a themed book, and maybe a song or two.  Registration required. 

or call 941.833.5460.
Tunes for Tots - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
 Tunes for Tots - Englewood
Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Thursday. This program incorporates musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills for non...read more
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Book Discussion Group
4:00-5:00 PM
 Book Discussion Group
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Come join in the discussion of the month's chosen book. A limited number of copies will be provided by the library on a first-come, first-served basis.9/29- A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith10/27- Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult11/17- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford1...read more
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Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
10:30-11:00 am
 Family Storytime~ Punta Gorda
Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30-11:00 am
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
This program, for children between 0 and 6 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills through stories, movement activities, music and dramatic play. Each week is a different theme so get ready to sing, dance, and pop some bubbles! 
Tai-Chi Drop In
12:00-1:00 PM
 Tai-Chi Drop In
Friday, Oct. 28, 12:00-1:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Drop in and for a demonstration of this ancient art form of meditation in motion.
Preschool Prep - Englewood
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Preschool Prep - Englewood
Friday, Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Englewood Charlotte Library
Age: Must be at least age 3 by September 1, 2022 This program, for children 3-4 years old, is designed to improve listening and group interaction skills while providing practice for the preschool and school environment. Students are expected to attend class once each week from September 2022 –...read more

or call 941.681.3736.
Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Socrates- Mid-County
Friday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group to engage in stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Trick or Treat in the Library
3:00-4:00
 Trick or Treat in the Library
Friday, Oct. 28, 3:00-4:00
Mid County Regional Library
The books have turned to boos at the Mid-County regional library. Dress in your spooktacular costumes adn trick or treat your way through the library. Stop at each desk for a treat and try not to get tricked in our ghoulish storytime. Find all the hidden ghosts for an extra tasty treat. 

or call 941.613.3166.
Catch ’em Card Club
4:30-5:30 PM
 Catch ’em Card Club
Friday, Oct. 28, 4:30-5:30 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Come one, come all to our Catch ‘em Card Club!  This is a once-a-month program where you can trade Pokémon cards, battle each other on your personal gaming devices, and do a themed craft. No registration required. 
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Classic Car Show and Trunk or Treat - PCL
10am-2pm
Classic Car Show and Trunk or Treat - PCL
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10am-2pm
Port Charlotte Library
Port Charlotte Library and the Florida West Coast Car Club are partnering up to host a Car Show and Trunk or Treat event from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, 10/29.  Come out and enjoy this exhibition of classic automobiles.  Kids are invited to come in their Halloween costume and start thei...read more
Libraries & Lizards
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
 Libraries & Lizards
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Port Charlotte Library
**Our group is currently full.  Please join the waitlist and we will let you know when space is available.**This program is intended for teens 12-18 years of age. Have you ever wanted to play and explore the magical and mysterious world of Dungeons & Dragons? Look no further as the Cha...read more

or call 941.764.5562.
Chess Group
2:00-5:00 PM
 Chess Group
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2:00-5:00 PM
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
All ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a game of chess! No exerience necessary.
Cafe Theo - Mid-County
2 p.m. - 3:30pm
 Cafe Theo - Mid-County
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. - 3:30pm
Mid County Regional Library
Join this group as it gathers to have stimulating dialog about the larger questions in life in an informal setting. For people who are seekers, wishing to share and learn from and with others.  
Teen Scream Writing
4:00-5:30
 Teen Scream Writing
Saturday, Oct. 29, 4:00-5:30
Punta Gorda Charlotte Library
Join us for a month-long writing program featuring popular young adult authors Kate Alice Marshall, Mindy McGinnis, and Kendare Blake. Together we will delve deep into the horror genre, with writing workshops and virtual author visits that focus on each step of the writing process. Develop your char...read more

or call 941.833.5460.
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