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What’s happening this week? Oct. 18, 2019

Librarians have much in common with Mr. Rogers—for example, great sweaters, kindness, and good Neighbors. This month the Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library have partnered with our neighbors, Lemon Bay Playhouse to present a special performance of Lying…

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What’s happening this week? Oct. 11, 2019

Public libraries have always been more than rooms full of books—while also acknowledging that rooms full of books are glorious and quite necessary. At the Elsie Quirk Library, we have books in many formats, but also movies, music, magazines,…

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What’s happening this week? October 4, 2019

The Elsie Quirk Library invites teenagers to volunteer in creative and inspiring ways. We strive to make accruing volunteer hours enjoyable rather than burdensome, and to offer the opportunity for students to be proud, vocal, and lively participants in…

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What’s happening this week? Sept. 25, 2019

The phrase of the day her at the library is “Many happy returns!”  As many of you know, as of September 24th, your Sarasota County libraries are fine free.  That’s right, no more fines for overdue materials. “Wait, wait,…

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What’s happening this week? September 18,2019

Greetings, Englewood! I am honored and delighted to be your new Elsie Quirk Library Manager. I enthusiastically invite you to stop in and say hello, ask questions, share ideas, and tell me what you love about your library. It…

Erfurt Germany - Feb. 06 2016: Genealogical tree of Meinhof family completed July 1982 with Vintage photo wich shows four generations of Meinhof family Erfurt Germany.

What’s happening this week? September 13, 2019

If you are interested in tracing your family’s history but don’t know how or where to start, the library can help! Introductory and advanced genealogy classes are offered at several Sarasota County Libraries that will help you get started…

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What’s happening this week? September 6, 2019

The best card that you can ever have is a library card. The American Library Association annually dedicates September as National Library Card Sign-up Month and joins with public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card.…


What’s happening this week? August 30, 2019

Sarasota County Libraries supports early learning and literacy in many ways through programs such as story times, puppet shows, art activities and science experiments. These types of programs and activities encourage parents to talk, sing, read, write and play…