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What’s happening this week? Nov. 15, 2019

As you may have read in this very newspaper, our library colleagues in Citrus County recently made national news when their efforts to provide a digital subscription to the New York Times was rejected by their Board of County…

One Book, One Community

What’s happening this week? Nov. 8, 2019

Sarasota County’s popular One Book, One Community initiative is back for 2020. The coming One Book selection is Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore, detailing the history of radium used in watchmaking, and…

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What’s happening this week? Nov. 1, 2019

During the month of November, Elsie Quirk will be honoring Veterans with a “White Table” display along with a note board for messages and reflections, as well as a display of books and movies related to veterans. What I…

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What’s happening this week? Oct. 25, 2019

October is when we celebrate fear. We dress up as what we fear, laugh at what we fear, and gleefully keep our fear at bay with tiny candies. Whatever your fears, Elsie Quirk Library can help you with the…

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What’s happening this week? Oct. 18, 2019

Librarians have much in common with Mr. Rogers—for example, great sweaters, kindness, and good Neighbors. This month the Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library have partnered with our neighbors, Lemon Bay Playhouse to present a special performance of Lying…

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What’s happening this week? Oct. 11, 2019

Public libraries have always been more than rooms full of books—while also acknowledging that rooms full of books are glorious and quite necessary. At the Elsie Quirk Library, we have books in many formats, but also movies, music, magazines,…

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What’s happening this week? October 4, 2019

The Elsie Quirk Library invites teenagers to volunteer in creative and inspiring ways. We strive to make accruing volunteer hours enjoyable rather than burdensome, and to offer the opportunity for students to be proud, vocal, and lively participants in…

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What’s happening this week? Sept. 25, 2019

The phrase of the day her at the library is “Many happy returns!”  As many of you know, as of September 24th, your Sarasota County libraries are fine free.  That’s right, no more fines for overdue materials. “Wait, wait,…

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What’s happening this week? September 18,2019

Greetings, Englewood! I am honored and delighted to be your new Elsie Quirk Library Manager. I enthusiastically invite you to stop in and say hello, ask questions, share ideas, and tell me what you love about your library. It…