Sept. 17 – Sept. 23 Weekly Events
at the Elsie Quirk Library

Elsie Quirk Library Column for September 17, 2016


The Friends of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore volunteers have been very busy the past few weeks reorganizing and refreshing the bookstore with lots of newly donated materials. The Library and Friends Bookstore always welcomes donations of books and media materials in good shelf ready condition. Here is a sample of accepted items:

  • Hardcover fiction in good condition published within 10 years or less
  • Hardcover non-fiction in good condition published within 10 years or less
  • Paperback fiction
  • Children’s books
  • CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Puzzles with all pieces

You’re sure to find unique treasures for a steal, and you can be sure the money is going to a great cause. Funds raised by The Friends of the Library directly support the library. They are used for library materials, equipment, and programs for children, teens, and adults throughout the year. Much of what we do here could not happen without the generous support of our Friends group, and we truly appreciate them!

If you would like to learn more about the Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library, or how to become a member, visit


Here are the library events for this week:


  • LEGO Club meets at 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and is open to children ages 5 and up. LEGO bricks will be provided. Creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets each month on the 1st Wednesday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and the 3rd Saturday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. No registration necessary.



  • 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. This week’s film is based on a novel by John LeCarre. The activist wife of a British government official is murdered as she investigates the activities of the pharmaceutical industry.       (Drama, 129 minutes, Rated R, 2005)







  • Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) meets from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Come join the group and provide input and help with planning library programs. New members, ages 11 through 18 are always welcome. For more information contact Young Adult Librarian, Deirdre Morrow at 941-861-1207 or
  • Teen Game Night is 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and open to all youth ages 9 through 18. We provide the gaming systems and games (Wii & Xbox 360). No registration necessary.



  • 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 “B” is for Bear.
  • The Knitting Club will meet to knit and chat from 1 pm to 3 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



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