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we are celebrating Children’s Book Week

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. …

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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

Everyone in Englewood knows that the Elsie Quirk Library is the hot spot in town, but did you know that we also loan out hot spots?  With your Sarasota County library card, you can borrow a magical little device…

Virtual Money Smart Week

Library Happenings

April is National Poetry Month, and Elsie Quirk Library is ready with your poetry needs.  Whether you want to pick a up a classic or something more modern, the display at the front of adult non-fiction will fit the bill.  Check…

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Library Happenings

Sarasota County is turning 100 years old in 2021.  On July 1, 1921, Sarasota County was officially recognized as separate from Manatee County.  County libraries are celebrating this milestone by offering 100 programs starting March 23, 100 days before the anniversary and…

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Lemon Bay Fest Update

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and Lemon Bay Fest 2021 is here!  This year has been challenging, and forced us to adapt.  That’s just what we’ve done with our traditional festivities.  This year’s Fest is a little…

Save the Date for our Library Celebration on February 9th, 2021 when we’ll be showing our love and appreciation for Sarasota County Libraries and everyone who works to support them.

You’re Invited: Love Our Libraries Celebration

You’re invited to our upcoming Love Our Libraries Celebration on February 9th at 1 PM! Save the Date for our Library Celebration on February 9th, 2021 when we’ll be showing our love and appreciation for Sarasota County Libraries and…

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Steampunk January

As we mentioned last week, January’s theme is steampunk, but there is also a twist to this month’s theme. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, as well as how all those concepts are relevant to our day–to–day lives. Come…