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What’s happening this week? May 18, 2019

In an effort to help end summer hunger Sarasota County Libraries are once again partnering with Sarasota County School Board Food and Nutrition Services and All Faiths Food Bank by participating in the Summer Breakspot Lunch program and the…

What’s happening this week? May 11, 2019

Have you heard about Hoopla? It’s the newest addition to the Sarasota County Libraries’ digital collection. It is a ground-breaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on…

What’s happening this week? May 4, 2019

Holy nick of time Batman! The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Free Comic Book Day at the Library! Sarasota County Libraries and the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library have partnered with The Dark Side, an independent…

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What’s happening this week? April 20, 2019

While the library will always be a haven for the printed page, it is also evolving to meet the information needs of today’s society. Technology has already changed the world, and we are here to help you keep up…

What’s happening this week? April 27, 2019

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week, April 29 – May 4, 2019 with Sarasota County Libraries! Join us throughout Sarasota County for free events, story times, Meet Pete the Cat, book and comic book giveaways, writing workshops,…

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What’s happening this week? April 13, 2019

The Reading Discussion Group will be meeting one last time this season on Thursday, May 18th at 10:15 a.m. They will discuss Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which The New York Times Book Review nominated as one of the…

What’s happening this week? April 6, 2019

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK THE LIVING LIBRARY – Book a Conversation! Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to write and publish a book, or see your artwork in a…

What’s happening this week? March 30, 2019

Hooray, Spring has Sprung! Time to shake off those winter blues and follow the sun! Time to swap “cold & flu” meds for “allergies & hay fever” ones (hey, wait a minute..!) I’m happy to announce that the “Health…

Virtual reality (VR) cardboard headset with smartphone on the table. VR glasses.

What’s happening this week? March 23, 2019

Tweens and Teens are invited to come to the Elsie Quirk Library today, March 23 at 2 p.m. to experience virtual reality in a simple and fun way.  Bring your smartphone and try out a Google Cardboard viewer. With…

Yellow acoustic wooden guitar on a black background

What’s happening this week? March 16, 2019

Please join us for An Evening with Peter Fletcher on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Elsie Quirk Library. Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. His concerts are full…