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Library Happenings

As July unfurls, we at the Elsie Quirk Library have been in a celebratory mood. Seeing children march in excitedly for storytime and our innovative make-and-take programs has lifted our spirits. Hearing patrons of all ages enjoy our Saturday…

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Library Happenings

The Elsie Quirk Library is excited to partner with the Florida Studio Theatre to bring free live music to Englewood.  The evening of Saturday, July 10th, FST will present “On the Road Again: Family Musical Road Trip!” Bring a…

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This week at Elsie Quirk Public Library

Here at the Elsie Quirk Library we are all hopped up and excited about in-person programs, Summer Reading, and Centennial cupcakes!  It is my great pleasure to announce the return of in-person programs at the library.  We are delighted…

This week at Elsie Quirk Public Library

It’s June!  One full year since we re-opened our doors to the public.  We continue to be deeply grateful to our patrons for the kindness, enthusiasm, and love of the library they have shown throughout this peculiar and taxing…

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This week at Elsie Quirk Public Library

It’s June!  One full year since we re-opened our doors to the public.  We continue to be deeply grateful to our patrons for the kindness, enthusiasm, and love of the library they have shown throughout this peculiar and taxing…

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This week at Elsie Quirk Public Library

It came to my attention recently that there were shocking gaps in my children’s upbringing.  This surfaced when I referenced John Henry to our youngest child, and she did not know who that was.  When I began loudly singing,…

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This week at Elsie Quirk Public Library

This week, we mark the retirement of Alison Cutsinger, who has been the soul of the Elsie Quirk Library’s front desk for many years. Alison is appreciated by patrons and coworkers alike for the quiet depth of her warmth,…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

This past week, I had the unexpected opportunity to visit the central branch of the Kansas City Public Library.  It is right smack downtown, amid the funky coffee shops, historic hotels, profound vibe of musical heritage, and what I…

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We are celebrating Children’s Book Week!

At Elsie Quirk Library, we are celebrating Children’s Book Week, which runs May 3-9.  The theme for this year is: Reading is a Superpower, and we invite all of the community’s young superheroes to come in and pick up…

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

As our community continues to mark the centennials of both Sarasota and Charlotte counties, I have been thinking about common ground.  Reflecting back on history can be sentimental, fascinating, and painful, depending on the lens one is looking through. …