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Boys reading book on Christmas. Kids in Santa hats reading. Reading Christmas stories at night. Calm holiday atmosphere.

What’s Happening: December 5- December 11

This month at the Elsie Quirk Library, we are reveling in the giving of gifts. While there is a wide spectrum of holidays celebrated this time of year, in a glorious range of ways, one thing that is common…

grandfather reading a story to his grandchild

What’s Happening: November 21- November 27

The Elsie Quirk Library is closed on Black Friday, but have no fear intrepid bargain seekers, because every day is Black Friday at the library!  Accordingly, most days you will find early birds waiting at the door for the…

Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream and cinnamon on rustic background, top view. Homemade pastry for Thanksgiving traditional Pumpkin Pie.

What’s Happening: November 14- November 20

At this time of year, many traditions focus on gratitude, and here at the Elsie Quirk Library that is an easy thing to do. As Aesop, of fable fame, said, “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” I cannot…

Various spices a vintage spoons on stone table. Colorful Herbal and Spices Oriental marketplace.Top view . Cafe concept. Delicious food delivery.

What’s Happening – November 7- November 13

At the Elsie Quirk Library, we are spicing things up this month! Any month of year at the library you can find a delicious mystery to dig into, or a tangy romance to savor. Or maybe you prefer to…

Multiethnic group of students sitting at the table with laptop and discussing homework together in team in the library

What’s Happening – Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2021

November has snuck upon us, as it does. That means the Elsie Quirk Library staff are hard at work changing displays. As we take down our “She Fought the Law” and “Books Unite Us” displays, and put up our…

What’s Happening – October 24-30

Autumn in Florida does not fit the tropes of pumpkin spice, soft sweaters,  and harvesting for winter, but it has its wonderfulness just the same. At the Elsie Quirk Library, while we are not raking leaves, we are gathering…

Creation Station

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…

Colorful bokeh music note shape lights background. Melody music abstract background.

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…

Opened book on a sand with green sunglasses

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…