June 10-16 EVENTS

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, consider joining the Build a Better World Adult Summer Learning Program at the library. This coming Thursday, June 15, 2017, you are invited to join Librarian, Alyssa Lopez for a discussion of the book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple. The book is about a teenager named Bee who begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother, who has gone missing. Based in the Pacific-Northwest, the story line is intricately plotted with an offbeat humorous tone. This book will definitely be a fun beach read!

There’s still time to visit the library to find a copy to read before the discussion. While you’re there ask for a schedule of all of the summer book discussions and other Build a Better World activities at Elsie Quirk Library. Don’t spend another hot summer sitting home alone, come and “Find Yourself at the Library!”

Here are the library events for this week:


  • Choose Your Own Adventure on the Nautilus 10:30 a.m. – 12noon for ages 7-13 (parents welcome). Explore marine environments and dramatic storytelling in this creative workshop inspired by Jules Verne’s classic “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Presented by Asolo Repertory Theater. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants.


  • Forty Carrots Partners in Play 10:05 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m. For children up to age 5 with a parent or caregiver. A free class for you and your child to enjoy together. Experience new educational activities, join in circle-time fun, meet other families, and receive valuable parenting and child development information. Attendance is limited to 12 families.
  • Gulf Beach Homeschoolers meets at 12:30 p.m.
  • OWOW Writer’s Workshop at 1:00 p.m.
  • Read with the Dogs at 3:30 p.m. Children are invited to read to a certified pet therapy dogs from Suncoast Humane Society.
  • Monday Night Movie at 5:00 p.m. Tonight’s film, follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making. (Rated R, 104 min.) Contact the library for movie titles.


  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Stop in to get free answers to your Florida gardening and landscape questions.       This is made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-9807 or online at http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/plantclinic.shtml.
  • Reading Buddies 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. for ages 5-9. Keep up your reading skills and become a better reader by practicing with a buddy. Have fun while reading together and playing engaging reading activities. Volunteers are not trained experts, but will listen, encourage and help as needed.
  • Englewood Camera Club Summer Shutterbugs meets at 1:00 p.m.


  • Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater Presents: Save the Rainforest at 1:30 p.m. For ages 3 and up. This bi-lingual show features puppets, shadow puppets, and lively music with a message of animal and nature conservation. Sponsored by The Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
  • Gulf Beach Homeschoolers meets at 12:30 p.m.
  • Englewood Authors meets at 5:00 p.m.


  • Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. is open to ages birth through 5. Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that will include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. This week’s theme is “Digging Machines”.
  • Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion Group meets at 10:30 a.m. for a discussion of the book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple.
  • The Knitting Club meets to knit and chat at 1:00 p.m.


  • Tween/Teen Movie Day 2:00 p.m. In this film Jacob discovers clues to a mystery and stumbles upon Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. However the mystery is deeper than he had thought, as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. (PG-13, 127min) Contact the library for movie titles.


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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