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Bookstore is now OPEN!

The Friends of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore is now OPEN!  Monday – Saturday 10 am to 12 pm.  Donations for the Bookstore can be delivered to the circulation desk.  We need your support in buying and supplying our Bookstore! …


Learning Days Headline Children’s Events in May

Remake Learning Days is a partnership with organizations across Florida to emphasize that learning happens everywhere. It certainly happens at Elsie Quirk Library. Visit the library the first week of May to see the Youth Voices Exhibit. Teens and…

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Events for Adults are Springing Up at Elsie Quirk

May marks the start or restart of several programs at Elsie Quirk Library! Happily, there are a lot of new ways to grow your knowledge, friends, and fun at the library. Favorite programs will continue to thrive at the…

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Bookstore Now Open by Appointment only!

The Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore is now open by Appointment. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please email to schedule an appointment today!…

February is National Library Lovers Month

What’s Happening: Feb. 14-20

Did you know that February is National Library Lovers Month? Do you love your library for the multitude of books that stretch your imagination, inform your opinions, hone your skills, provide an escape, or otherwise grow your heart and…

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What’s Happening: Feb. 7-13

Despite February being a short month, the Elsie Quirk Library has packed it full of opportunities to explore, learn, contemplate, conversate, and celebrate. We are all zested up with Lemon Bay Fest; with our partners we are providing live…

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Lemon Bay Fest 2022

We’re pleased to present Lemon Bay Fest in person once again.  The 20th annual “History with Zest” celebration will take place February 5 – 12.  Events will take place at both Elsie Quirk and Englewood Charlotte libraries, as well…

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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…