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What’s Happening: Jan. 30- Feb. 6

At the Elsie Quirk Library, we are feeling very zesty heading into February. I think you all know why…it’s the 20th Annual Lemon Bay Fest! This year’s fest runs from February 5 through February 12. And offers a wide…

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What’s Happening: January 23- 29

The Elsie Quirk Library is pleased to share that the Sarasota County One Book for 2022 is “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwambe. This is a compelling account of Kamkwambe’s determination, perseverance, and ingenuity in his…

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What’s Happening: January 16-22

The Elsie Quirk Library is pleased to introduce our new library assistant, Englewood’s own Cynthia Cuffy. Come in and say hello to Cynthia at the circulation desk—you will soon find out why we are so happy to have her…

2022 new year education concept. Bookshelves with books in the form of text 2022 in library. 3d illustration

What’s Happening: January 9-15, 2022

As we ease our way into 2022, I have been thinking about how many columns I’ve written over the last two years—as we have adapted, recalibrated, innovated, readjusted, and persevered—offering the Elsie Quirk Library is an evolving resource for…

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

What’s Happening: December 5-11

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 21-27

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 14-20

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 7-13

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…