Weekly Events
at the Elsie Quirk Library

The Sarasota County Library System provides a fantastic variety of databases that can be accessed both in the library as well as right from the comfort of your home computer. During May, we would like to offer you the opportunity to experience a one-on-one training of the database ReferenceUSA. That is how valuable we believe you will find this particular resource. Reference USA is the leading provider in business and consumer research. Visit any of the Sarasota Library Branches for a special demonstration. The information provided by ReferenceUSA is most commonly helpful to small business owners, job seekers and students. It is also very helpful to individuals wanting more information regarding a specific community that they may be considering a relocation to or simply need some helpful statistics on.

A formal training will be offered at the North Port Library on Thursday, May 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to visit the database at anytime, you can do so by going to www.referenceusa.com and entering your valid Sarasota County library card.

Here are the library events for this week:


Englewood Pokemon League meets from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm. Beginner’s welcome. Run by Pokemon Certified Professors. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This group meets on Saturdays through May 7. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.


Forty Carrots’ Partners in Play is a free class for caregivers and children to enjoy together from 10:15 am to 11:00 am or 11:15 am to 12:00 pm. Attendance is limited to 12 families per session.

Our Monday Night Movie starts at 5 p.m.


Drop in for the Master Gardener Plant Clinic in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County from 10 am to noon.

Wireless Laptops for Beginners starts at 10 am. Reservations required.

East Coast Genealogy Special Interest Group meets from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Englewood Computer Club meets from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m.


EGSF Monthly Board Meeting starts at 1:00 pm.

LEGO Club meets from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The bricks will be provided, just bring your imagination. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date. The LEGO Club meets the 1st Wednesday evening of the month and the 3rd Saturday afternoon of the month.


Our weekly Story Time starts at 10:30 am and is planned for ages 0 to 5.

Architecture’s Modern Marvels is presented by Baila Miller from 10:00 am to noon. Discover the top 21 buildings chosen by world renowned experts in the field of architecture – professors, critics, and designers. Baila’s lectures offer a great variety of arts education opportunities in that they convey the meaning of art through the study of History, Politics, Economics, and Dominant Philosophies. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.

Englewood Area Mac Users Group meets at 1:00 pm. All are welcome. Varying levels of users work together to learn more about Apple devices.

The Knitting Club will meet to knit and chat from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


No 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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