The Elsie Quirk Library is pleased to introduce our new library assistant, Englewood’s own Cynthia Cuffy. Come in and say hello to Cynthia at the circulation desk—you will soon find out why we are so happy to have her on the EQ team! Speaking of welcoming people, we are pleased to be seeing our winter friends making their way back down south and into the library. We look forward to introducing you all to the changes and updates since you were here last.
Are your Wednesdays lacking engagement? We invite you to join us at your friendly local library for Board Game Day. Between 2 and 6 p.m. Every Wednesday board games for all ages and interests are available to play throughout the library. Bring a friend or make a friend for some classic board game fun, or to learn a newfangled favorite. No time for a whole board game, but still want to have some fun? Make a move or two in the Elsie Quirk vs the Universe scrabble game, located between the circulation and reference desks. Be warned, though, your faithful Head Librarian is a monster Scrabble player.
Along with board games, story times, and more, we are revving up for the 20th Annual Lemon Bay Fest! This year’s celebration will be a mix of programs, activities, and events provided by the Elsie Quirk Public Library and the Englewood Charlotte Public Library in conjunction with our generous community partners. Lemon Bay Fest will run from February 5 through February 12. Mark your calendars for some zesty delight!
A Sampling of Elsie Quirk Library Events, Opportunities, and Resources to Explore:
- Monday, January 17
Libraries Closed in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Tuesday, January 18, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Englewood Camera Club
Monthly meeting of the Englewood Camera Club, open to all. For more information: EnglewoodCameraClub.com
- Wednesday, January 19, 2 – 6 p.m.
Board Game Night
Bring a friend or find a friend for some classic fun! Games for all ages and interests are available to play throughout the library.
- Thursday, January 20, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime in the Golden Reading Garden
For ages 0-5. Join us for outdoor storytime in the Golden Garden. Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that feature stories, music and movement, and crafts.
- Thursday, January 20, 1 – 3 p.m.
Bring your projects, patterns, and questions to Elsie Quirk Library and join the Quirky Knitters for an afternoon of knitting and crochet. All skill levels welcome. Registration is not required, just come on in to knit and chat!
- Friday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Basic Conversational Spanish for Beginners
Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish.
- Friday, January 21, 2 – 3 p.m.
Spanish Reading Group
Already took the Basic Conversational Spanish class? Come to this class which consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and grammar. This class is open to anyone who can/speak basic Spanish!
- Job Seekers Kits
A purple folder packed with helpful tips, resources, and tools for job seekers, available at our community resource table.
- Care Kits
Reusable sinch bags with useful everyday items for those in need, such as personal hygiene supplies, sox, first aid supplies, and Kind Bars, available by asking any library staff member.
- Snack Bags
Full of popular snacks for children and teens 18 and under, available in the youth department.
- Virtual Programs
Sign up or learn more at: scgovlibrary.librarymarket.com/events
- Alphabet Storytime
Online storytime for kids, enjoy Elsie Quirk’s own Cris and George reading books with their favorite letters, and discover new library friends from other branches.
- Tech Help by Zoom
Need help with your new phone? Can’t figure out how to get e-books on your iPad? Want to find out how to make Word stop putting spaces where you don’t want them? Set up a tech by Zoom appointment with an Elsie Quirk staff member by registering online or giving us a call. We are also happy to talk you through setting up a Zoom account over the phone.