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What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk

Happy June from all of us at Elsie Quirk Library! Even in what we used to refer to as “normal times” it’s easy to forget what season it is in Florida, and in this time of norm-upheaval, we are…

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What’s happening at Elsie Quirk May 8, 2020

Here at Elsie Quirk, we have gone from Rosie the Riveter energy to Ernestine Telephone Operator energy; instead of making masks, we are now making appointments for curbside pickup of holds, just as fast as we can. For the…

What’s happening at Elsie Quirk April 24, 2020

Elsie Quirk Library is a little bit lonely without our community bustling in and out with questions, stories, greetings, humor, and humanity. But we hold our patrons in our minds as we work hard to serve the public in…

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What’s happening at Elsie Quirk April 17, 2020

The sewing machines continue to hum here at Elsie Quirk as we crank out masks for our fellow county employees, who have been very glad to have them as they continue to work serving the public. We have had…

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What’s happening at Elsie Quirk April 10, 2020

This week, the Elsie Quirk Library has been transformed into a whirring, steaming, snipping, very colorful sewing factory. Our staff is busy making fabric masks for county employees, who are still reporting to work to serve the community. Thanks…

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What’s happening at Elsie Quirk April 3, 2020

All of us at the Elsie Quirk Library want the community to know how much we miss seeing you in our building. We are very busy providing services at a distance, making the library clean and improved for the…

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What’s happening at Elsie Quirk March 13, 2020

At the Elsie Quirk Library this week, we’re talking a lot about handwashing. There have been a surprising number of studies on handwashing, conducted worldwide in all kinds of circumstances. Sounds pretty boring, until it’s suddenly very interesting. And…

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What’s happening this week? Feb. 28, 2020

The Elsie Quirk Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of Monday Night Movies featuring women’s experiences and accomplishments. As we enter Women’s History Month this year, there is a special emphasis on what is billed as…

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What’s happening this week? Feb. 21, 2020

We received some exciting new equipment at Elsie Quirk Library this week. Part of the Sarasota County Library System’s mission statement is “to offer equal access to information” and we continually strive to find new ways to fulfill that…