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Milky way galaxy with stars and space . New large panoramic looking into deep space. Dark night sky full of stars. The nebula in outer space. Secrets of deep space.

What’s happening this week? July 20, 2019

The planetarium experience is coming to Englewood this week. Join the Elsie Quirk Library staff as we discover the stars and gaze in awe and wonder into the universe in the Discovery Dome Planetarium. In the Dome you will…

Solar System - Mars. It is the fourth planet from the Sun. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere having craters volcanoes valleys deserts. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

What’s happening this week? July 13, 2019

“10, 9, ignition sequence start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. All engines running. Liftoff! We have liftoff!” Those exciting words were spoken by NASA Chief of Public Information, Jack King almost 50 years ago as he commentated…

dachshund sausage dog reading a newspaper magazine ,in bedroom in bed with retro vintage style filter, wearing reading glasses

What’s happening this week? July 6, 2019

Summertime is a great time to visit and explore the library. Visiting the library and attending programs helps to keep children engaged and learning all summer long. The Read with the Dogs program at Elsie Quirk Library is one…

Thermometer with a high temperature reading on a scale, against a background of bright sun and a blue sky with clouds. The concept of hot, dangerous weather, global warming

What’s happening this week? June 29, 2019

Need to escape the summer heat? Why not stop in at the Elsie Quirk Library on Monday, July 1 at 5 p.m. and enjoy a free movie on our big screen? We show feature length movies on Monday evenings…

Art paint- abstract brushstroke background. Fluid art- marbled effect. Abstractionism- artwork stain, splashes, smearing the dye. Liquid acrylic- color blot. Pigment water background

What’s happening this week? June 22, 2019

Thanks to a partnership between the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, children, teens and adults can participate in FREE art workshops at Elsie Quirk Library this summer. Three specially trained…

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What’s happening this week? June 15, 2019

Numerous studies show that children who don’t read during the summer months often have a decline in their reading skills by the time school starts in the fall. This is known as the “summer slide”. The best way to…

School lunch box with books and pencils in front of black board, copy space

What’s happening this week? June 8, 2019

Elsie Quirk Library offers a full schedule of programming for children, teens and adults every summer. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, a variety of programs have been designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage creativity and…

Opened magic book with sun and galaxy. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

What’s happening this week? June 1, 2019

All systems are go this summer at the library with “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program. There will be space-themed programs and events for all ages beginning this week and throughout the summer. “Houston, the library needs teen…

Huge hurricane Matthew in Atlantic near Florida. 3D illustration. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

What’s happening this week? May 25, 2019

Hurricane season is almost upon us – take time now to get prepared. Visit the library and pick up your copy of Sarasota County’s “Are You Ready? Disaster Planning Guide” to help you to make a plan before, during,…

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…