Nov. 19 – Nov. 25 Weekly Events
at the Elsie Quirk Library

The holiday season is approaching which means the hope of cooler temperatures and plans for celebrations and visiting with friends and family. During the holiday season, there will be the usual library closings in observance of these dates. The great news is that your Sarasota Library Card and pin number will allow you 24/7 access to a plethora of library services and resources. When you visit our website at you can access eBooks, eMagazines, download free music, watch movies, conduct research through a variety of databases and even join an online book club. For more information or assistance with navigating our website and these resources, please stop by our Reference Desk where a skilled librarian can provide a one-on-one orientation.

We have several upcoming technology classes where you can learn more about your iPad or laptop and receive formal instruction on how to best utilize all the electronic resources that the library has to offer. Also, Library patrons with a current Sarasota County library card may check out an iPad at the Reference Desk, for a two hour period. To check out an iPad, you will need to provide your library card and a signed permission slip if under age 18.

Here are the library events for this week:


  • Suncoast Writers Guild meets at 10 am. This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Members share their writings, both prose and poetry. Prospective members are welcome to read.
  • Listen & Learn Spanish Story Time is for ages 3 and up and starts at 10:30 am. Join volunteer Lourdes Fuller for a fun time with bilingual stories, songs and activities. Everyone welcome.
  • The Lego Club meets today at 1:30 pm and is open to children ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided. Creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets each month on the 3rd Saturday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and the 1st Wednesday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. No registration necessary.


  • Forty Carrots’ Partners in Play will return next week.
  • Our Monday Night Movie starts at 5 pm. A widower finds out that the woman he has fallen in love with is his brother’s girlfriend. (Comedy) (PG-13, 1 hr. 38 mins., 2007)



  • 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,
  • iPads for Beginners Part 2 will be held from 10 am to 11:30 am. This class builds on the iPads for Beginners Class Part 1. Topics will include using email, organizing apps, and how to download Sarasota Library eBooks. iPads are available for participants to use or you may bring your own along with your Apple ID password. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants.
  • The Englewood Camera Club meets at 1 pm. There are no prerequisites with regard to photographic skill or experience. The group plans activities, projects, presentations, services and field trips. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
  • Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead – Math meets from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm and is for ages 5 to 11. Learn about and enjoy the math behind your favorite activities. Based on the Bedtime Math Curriculum. This program meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.


  • The French Conversation Club meets from 10 am to noon.
  • Minecraft Afterschool meets from 3:45 pm to 5 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Unleash your imagination as you play on Xbox 360. Explore, build and conquer. A tutorial mode is available for beginners.


  • Library Closed in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday


  • Library Closed in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday



  • Library open 10 am to 5 pm

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


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