Discover Our Summer Learning Program
Our Summer Learning program is here! Download the brochure to see a schedule of all our programs as well as information on signing up for the Summer Reading Challenge!
We are getting ready for Earth Day at Elsie Quirk Library!
Next Tuesday, join Corky Dalton, a guest columnist at the Venice Gondolier, for a lecture on the complex life cycle of Banyan trees. The lecture starts at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 12 at 3:30 p.m., everyone is invited to come decorate a clay pot and plant a seed. We then shift focus to our One Book selection for this year, “The Personal Librarian,” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Thursday April 13th at 2 p.m., join us for a dramatic reading of selected excerpts from the book by the Arts Alliance Playreaders, a Sarasota County favorite! We’ll also be discussing the book in the Quirky Readers Book Club on Tuesday April 18th at 10:30 a.m.
Looking for something to do this weekend?
Our Gilded Age Printmaking class with Judy Levine is now open to adults! Both teens and adults are welcome. We also have some exciting Tuesday morning programs coming up. Vermont’s Easy Street is back by popular demand this Tuesday morning. The following Tuesday morning, come see how the Cricut maker works to print and cut artistic designs! Need to boost your email skills? Join us for email basics on the last Tuesday of March at 2 p.m.
Elsie Quirk Library is marching into Spring with a lineup of exciting programs! Back by popular demand are Chef Warren, Vermont’s Easy Street, and Laughter Yoga with Cathy Grippi. For teens, local artist Judy Levine will offer a “Golden Age Printmaking Class” to complement our One Book, One Community program and its corresponding book – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. Some classes require registration. See all our March programs here!
Have you seen our Lemon Bay Fest Art Exhibit yet?
Have you seen our Lemon Bay Fest Art Exhibit yet? There is still time to place your bid for one of these zesty pieces donated by local artists! You may bid as many times as you wish, after registering for a bidder number at the library front desk. The auction closes on February 28 at 6 p.m. and winners will be contacted on March 1. Thank you to all who have participated so far!
Attention library lovers!
Are you passionate about supporting education and community engagement? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Join the Friends of Elsie Quirk Public Library and help us make a difference! Did you know that the county depends on the Friends’ contributions of over $20,000 per year and more than 4,000 volunteer hours per year to keep the library functioning at its full potential? With your support, we can continue to provide funding for educational programs for all age groups free of charge to all patrons. From book discussion groups and Great Decisions to a summer adult reading group, the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library is dedicated to enriching the lives of all library users. Not only do we support educational programs, but we also provide money for library equipment, guest speakers, and books that aren’t funded by Sarasota County Library budgets. We also offer opportunities for volunteers to operate the Friends Bookstore and maintain our Golden Reading Garden. And for our fantastic teen volunteers, the Friends offer $1,000 college scholarships for outstanding service to the library. Stay updated on all of our efforts by visiting our website and subscribing to our newsletters. And don’t forget to follow us on […]
Lemon Bay Fest So Far …
What an exciting Lemon Bay Fest it has been so far, but we aren’t done yet! Make sure to check the website here for the rest of our programs and information about our Escape Room, Explore Englewood Bingo Cards, and Silent Auction. Thank you for making it such a great year!
Todd Cameron had to cancel his Author Talk on Wednesday, February 8
Hello everyone! Due to a scheduling conflict, Todd Cameron had to cancel his Author Talk on Wednesday, February 8 at 2 p.m. We hope to reschedule his talk at some point in the future. In the meantime, check out his titles in our catalog: here. Thank you and we can’t wait to see you next week for Lemon Bay Fest 2023!