Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 Weekly Events
at the Elsie Quirk Library

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Here’s what’s happening at the library this week:




  • Suncoast Writers Guild will have their general monthly meeting at 10 a.m.



  • Forty Carrots Partners in Play at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. For children up to age 5 and their parent or caregiver. This class is a chance for you to be a partner in your child’s playtime. Forty Carrots’ learning materials give your child a chance to use his motor skills, while you chat with trained parenting educators. Each session is limited to 12 families on a first come, first served basis.
  • Monday Night Movie at 5:00 pm. In tonight’s film a struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. (PG-13, 1hr. 57mins.)



  • Drop in for the Master Gardener Plant Clinic in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County from 10 am to noon. For more information, call 941-861-1307 or visit, http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/horthelp.shtml.
  • Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead –SCIENCE. For ages 5-11 at 3:30 p.m. Explore science—learn about scientific principles that are a part of our everyday life. Awesome, exciting, hands-on fun. This program will be on the first Tuesday of each month. Registration is limited to 12 participants.


  • Children ages 5 and up will have lots of fun participating in the LEGO Club 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. Get together with others and share ideas, work as a team together, make new friends. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Englewood Genealogy Society will meet at 10 a.m. for a session on RootsMagic 7.




  • Family Storytime begins at 10:30 am and is open to ages birth through 5. Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that will include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. This week’s theme is “Treetop Tales”.
  • The Knitting Club will meet to knit and chat from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • The Englewood Area Mac Users Group meets from 1 pm to 4 pm.



  • No library events to report.


For more information on library programs, services, and resources visit us at 100 West Dearborn Street, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or visit our website at www.scgov.net/library.



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