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What’s happening this week? August 16, 2019

Students are back to school and getting back into their daily routines. Inevitably homework will most likely be part of those routines. If you get stuck and need some help there’s no need to worry, homework help is available…

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What’s happening this week? August 9, 2019

If you’re still looking for something to do this summer, why not join a Summer Book Discussion at Elsie Quirk Library? The next discussion is on Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. Librarian, Alyssa Scanlon will be leading a…

What’s happening this week? August 2, 2019

When you visit Elsie Quirk Library this week please consider making a blood donation. The Suncoast Blood Bank mobile unit will be on site on Monday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The need for blood is…

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What’s happening this week? July 27, 2019

Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive free research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help at the library from the University of Florida through the Master…

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What’s happening this week? July 20, 2019

The planetarium experience is coming to Englewood this week. Join the Elsie Quirk Library staff as we discover the stars and gaze in awe and wonder into the universe in the Discovery Dome Planetarium. In the Dome you will…

Solar System - Mars. It is the fourth planet from the Sun. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere having craters volcanoes valleys deserts. Elements of this image furnished by NASA

What’s happening this week? July 13, 2019

“10, 9, ignition sequence start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. All engines running. Liftoff! We have liftoff!” Those exciting words were spoken by NASA Chief of Public Information, Jack King almost 50 years ago as he commentated…

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What’s happening this week? July 6, 2019

Summertime is a great time to visit and explore the library. Visiting the library and attending programs helps to keep children engaged and learning all summer long. The Read with the Dogs program at Elsie Quirk Library is one…

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What’s happening this week? June 29, 2019

Need to escape the summer heat? Why not stop in at the Elsie Quirk Library on Monday, July 1 at 5 p.m. and enjoy a free movie on our big screen? We show feature length movies on Monday evenings…

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What’s happening this week? June 22, 2019

Thanks to a partnership between the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, children, teens and adults can participate in FREE art workshops at Elsie Quirk Library this summer. Three specially trained…

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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…