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What’s Happening this Week
Sept. 29, 2018

It’s Autumn, everyone! What an ideal time to “Fall” in love with your local library (apologies for the pun, I couldn’t help it!). It’s also the perfect time to swing by Elsie Quirk and see what’s going on (Spoiler…

Erfurt Germany - Feb. 06 2016: Genealogical tree of Meinhof family completed July 1982 with Vintage photo wich shows four generations of Meinhof family Erfurt Germany.

What’s Happening this Week
Sept. 22, 2018

Calling all Englewood Genealogy Enthusiasts!! Have you ever wanted to trace your family’s roots, but don’t know how – or where – to start? If this sounds like you, or anyone you know who’s interested in “branching out” on…

What’s Happening this Week
Sept. 15, 2018

Lots of library users love new books and movies, and so the Sarasota County Libraries offer a request system. This is the equivalent of putting your name on a list for a popular item. Once you have an item…

What’s Happening this Week
Sept. 8, 2018

If you haven’t heard, Elsie Quirk Library has a beautiful reading garden thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. Now that cooler weather has arrived, this is the perfect time to visit the library and…

What’s Happening this Week
Sept. 1, 2018

While the library will always be a haven for the printed page, it is also evolving to meet the information needs of today’s society. Technology has already changed the world, and we are here to help you keep up…

What’s Happening this Week
Aug. 25, 2018

There are so many wonderful reasons to visit your local library but did you know that you can read your favorite magazine without ever leaving home for free? All you need is your Sarasota County Library Card and an…

Stack of colorful books on table. Education background. Back to school. Copy space for text

What’s Happening this Week
Aug. 18, 2018

School is back in session – Hooray! Time to break out the bonbons and spend lazy afternoons lounging on the couch. Haha, if only! However, if you happen to have a smidge of spare time on your hands, why…

What’s Happening this Week
Aug. 11, 2018

Recently, NPR published an article titled “The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women.” It’s a fascinating and comprehensive list, and invites deep introspection and discussion about 200 songs that have elevated, redefined and explored myriad new musical directions.…

What’s Happening this Week
Aug. 4, 2018

What to do if you love to read, but can’t visit Elsie Quirk Library due to a temporary or long-term physical or visual disability? Not to worry – if you can’t come to the library, the library will come…