July 9 – July 15 Weekly Events
at the Elsie Quirk Library

Elsie quirk Library has a tremendous amount of materials that can be borrowed but we also have a sweet treasure that not everyone knows about. If you walk through the front door and do not immediately glance to your right, you are sure to miss it! The Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library have a wonderful bookstore that is fully operated and supported by volunteers and donations. All of the proceeds from items sold in the bookstore go back to supporting library services, programs and supplies. The store offers hardcover and softcover books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and even puzzles. Items are in new or gently used condition. The bookstore is currently running a sale and everything in the store that is marked over a $1 is half off! If there is a particular title that you are looking to purchase, the bookstore now maintains a “wishlist” for this very purpose. Your name and information will be documented and you will be contacted should your requested item show up in our daily donations. Stop in today to browse this great collection and participate in giving back to your local library.

Here are the library events for this week:


  • Long Writers of the Suncoast Writers Guild will meet at 10:30 am to promote longer works. This group meets year round on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
  • Artists in the Libraries: Capturing Light with Watercolor starts at 2 pm. Artist Lori Loveberry George will lead this workshop on watercolor technique. Participants will learn how to layer colors and add life and sparkle to your paintings. No experience necessary. Registration is required and is limited to 15 adults.
  • Englewood Pokemon League meets from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Beginner’s welcome. This program is facilitated by Pokemon Certified Professors. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.



  • Forty Carrots’ Partners in Play is a free class for caregivers and children to enjoy together from 10:15 am to 11 am. Attendance is limited to 12 families per session.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • U.M. Storytime starts at 2 pm and is open to ages 3 through 8. Learn about healthy eating options through fun stories and activities. Presented by Sarasota County Extension Services. This is a series and different food groups will be discussed on July 11, 14 & 18. No registration necessary.
  • Read with the Dogs is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Drop-in and practice your reading skills with a canine companion. All dogs are certified pet therapy dogs from the Suncoast Humane Society. Children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. Younger children may participate when accompanied by a caregiver. No registration necessary.
  • Our Monday Night Movie starts at 5 pm. Frances Mayes perfect life has just taken an unexpected turn with a surprise divorce and an unknown future. A dear friend suggests that she take a trip to Tuscany where she encounters adventures she never could’ve predicted. It seems she may locate her happy ending after all. (Romance) (PG-13, 1 hr. 53 mins., 2003)


  • Drop in for the Master Gardener Plant Clinic in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County from 10 am to noon. For more information, call 941-861-1307 or visit, http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • Science Explorations: The Science of Ice Cream is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm and is open to ages 4 through 11. Experience hands-on fun while learning basic science concepts. Registration is required and limited to 15 youth.


  • Water Your Body starts at 10:30 am and is open to youth ages 11 to 14. Students will have the opportunity to identify beverages that are high in sugar and learn the benefits of choosing healthy drinks every day. Participants will create and taste-test delicious, healthy alternatives. This program is in partnership with Sarasota County Extension, Family Nutrition Program.
  • Athena Wit and Wisdom philosophical discussion group meets at 11 am.
  • Friends of the Englewood Archives board meeting is 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • Minecraft Afternoon is for youth ages 7 and up and meets from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. Unleash your imagination as you play Minecraft on Xbox 360. Explore, build and conquer while making new friends. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.
  • Englewood Authors meet at 5 pm in the upstairs conference room.



  • U.M. Storytime is at 10:30 am and open to ages 3 through 8.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • The Knitting Club will meet to knit and chat from 1 pm to 3 pm.


  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • Art for Teens is 1 pm to 3 pm and open to ages 10 through 18. Paul Stonebridge will present how to create art with coffee and tea. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.


For more information on library programs, services, and resources visit us at 100 West Dearborn Street, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or visit our website at www.scgov.net/library.


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