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What’s happening this week? June 15, 2019

Numerous studies show that children who don’t read during the summer months often have a decline in their reading skills by the time school starts in the fall. This is known as the “summer slide”. The best way to…

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What’s happening this week? June 8, 2019

Elsie Quirk Library offers a full schedule of programming for children, teens and adults every summer. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, a variety of programs have been designed to stimulate imaginations, encourage creativity and…

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What’s happening this week? June 1, 2019

All systems are go this summer at the library with “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program. There will be space-themed programs and events for all ages beginning this week and throughout the summer. “Houston, the library needs teen…

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What’s happening this week? May 25, 2019

Hurricane season is almost upon us – take time now to get prepared. Visit the library and pick up your copy of Sarasota County’s “Are You Ready? Disaster Planning Guide” to help you to make a plan before, during,…

What’s happening this week? May 18, 2019

In an effort to help end summer hunger Sarasota County Libraries are once again partnering with Sarasota County School Board Food and Nutrition Services and All Faiths Food Bank by participating in the Summer Breakspot Lunch program and the…

What’s happening this week? May 11, 2019

Have you heard about Hoopla? It’s the newest addition to the Sarasota County Libraries’ digital collection. It is a ground-breaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on…

What’s happening this week? May 4, 2019

Holy nick of time Batman! The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Free Comic Book Day at the Library! Sarasota County Libraries and the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library have partnered with The Dark Side, an independent…

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What’s happening this week? April 20, 2019

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? April 27, 2019

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week, April 29 – May 4, 2019 with Sarasota County Libraries! Join us throughout Sarasota County for free events, story times, Meet Pete the Cat, book and comic book giveaways, writing workshops,…

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What’s happening this week? April 13, 2019

The Reading Discussion Group will be meeting one last time this season on Thursday, May 18th at 10:15 a.m. They will discuss Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which The New York Times Book Review nominated as one of the…