July 16 – July 22 Weekly Events
at the Elsie Quirk Library

The Summer Reading program isn’t just for children and teens. Join us for a lively book discussion of the title, “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers. This psychological thriller is sure to not disappoint, with over 3 million copies in distribution and a major motion picture set for release in October, 2016.

We will meet on Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 am in the conference room. Please inquire at the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk if you need assistance obtaining a copy of the book. Sarasota County makes every effort to provide titles in a variety of formats including large print, audio CD, eBooks, and downloadable audio. Participants are encouraged to read the selected title and join the group for discussion and further expression of their personal insights. All are welcome! No registration is required.

Here are the library events for this week:

Today, Saturday July 16

  • Suncoast Writers Guild will meet at 10 am.
  • LEGO Club meets today and is open to youth ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided, just bring your imagination. Creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.


  • Forty Carrots’ Partners in Play is a free class for caregivers and children to enjoy together from 10:15 am to 11 am. Attendance is limited to 12 families per session.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • U.M. Storytime starts at 2 pm and is open to ages 3 through 8. Learn about healthy eating options through fun stories and activities. Presented by Sarasota County Extension Services. No registration necessary.
  • Our Monday Night Movie starts at 5 pm. Edward Bloom was a travelling salesman with fanciful tales of his journeys that he often relayed to his son. Now that Edward has been given a terminal diagnosis, his son is eager to finally determine truth from fantasy relating to his father’s dynamic stories. (Drama/Fantasy, PG-13, 2 hrs. 5 mins., 2003)


  • Drop in for the Master Gardener Plant Clinic in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County from 10 am to noon. For more information, call 941-861-1307 or visit, http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Football Frenzy starts at 10:30 am for ages 5 through 11. Are you ready for some football? Choose your team and join us for some sports related fun. 2nd floor meeting room.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.


  • Sports Nutrition: Feed Your Inner Athlete starts at 10:30 am and is open to ages 11 through 14. Dan Washmuth has experience working with a wide range of people from professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and Olympic sprinters to individuals trying to be healthier and lose weight. Dan will be offering education on how students can better perform in sports and other physical activities through proper nutrition and hydration. Registration is not required.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • The Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) meets each month on the 3rd Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm. Join the group in providing input and help with upcoming library programs. New members, ages 11 to 18, are always welcome. For more information, contact Young Adult Librarian Deirdre Morrow at dmorrow@scgov.net or 861-1207.
  • Teen Game Night is 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for ages 9 through 18. We provide the gaming systems and games (Wii & Xbox 360).
  • Pioneer Days Committee Meeting starts at 6 pm. Anyone interested in volunteering for the upcoming event is encouraged to attend. For more information, please email info@englewoodpioneerdays.com or visit englewoodpioneerdays.com



  • Family Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. This week’s theme is, Time for a Checkup. Bring along your favorite doll or stuffed animal for a checkup. Read, dance, sing, and play at this program which provides an introduction to early literacy skills. No registration required.
  • Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion is from 10:30 am to noon.
  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • The Knitting Club will meet to knit and chat from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • Englewood Peace Initiative Coalition meets at 3 pm to discuss relevant peace issues.


  • Free Lunch Summer Break Spot is 12 pm to 12:45 pm and open to youth 18 and under. No registration required.
  • Teen Coloring Workshop starts at 1 pm and is open to ages 11 through 18. Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Join us for a stress-free zone of artistic expression. A selection of coloring sheets, colored pencils, and markers will be available or feel free to bring your own. Relax, have fun and make new friends. Registration is recommended and limited to 20 participants.

For more information on library programs, services, and resources visit us at 100 West Dearborn Street, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or visit our website at www.scgov.net/library.


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