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Sewing reusable fabric masks at home for coronavirus protection. Handmade multicolored fabric face masks.

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…

ebook and old books on wooden table. tablet download information from many books. new technology concept. vintage toning

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…

ebook and old books on wooden table. tablet download information from many books. new technology concept. vintage toning

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…

Heart book page. Valentines Day heart shaped book pages

What’s happening this week? Feb. 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Elsie Quirk Library! The library is a perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day. I sense your skepticism, but hear me out. You can come with your soul-mate, your best friend, your tentative sweetheart, or…

Family reading bedtime. Pretty young mother reading a book to he

What’s happening this week? Feb. 7, 2020

I recently watched a talk by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the importance of telling more than one story. She discussed, with humor and graceful clarity, the harm caused when we only have access to one story about a…

Yellow Lemons. Fresh lemons. Delicious citrus fruits

What’s happening this week? Jan. 31, 2020

At the Elsie Quirk Library we are leaping into February, with enthusiasm for all 29 days! We are a proud partner in the Lemon Bay Festival, with a zestful array of programs and events. Lemon, as it happens, is…

Adult woman relaxing on cozy bed in log cabin in cold winter. Reading book in warm house.

What’s happening this week? Jan. 24,2020

As I write this column, I am sitting in my office in the corner of the Elsie Quirk Library trying to think fiery thoughts to warm my hands up after being out in this impossibly cold weather we’re having.…