The Elsie Quirk Library is closed on Black Friday, but have no fear intrepid bargain seekers, because every day is Black Friday at the library! Accordingly, most days you will find early birds waiting at the door for the library to open. It is all very courteous and civil, though; there is no rushing to get the best deal because the library is free all day every day. This week, like all others, you will find products on display to entice you, and friendly library staff to tempt you with a seasonal to-go bag, and maybe even a surprise bargain to delight your fancy. What you won’t find is the need to restrain your budget. Because everything at the public library is prepaid. To be fair, there are items that you will need to put on layaway—or, as we like to call it, on hold.
Yes, you say, free is wonderful and festive, but there are items I need to purchase and a feast that needs cooking. The library is still the place to start! Come in and peruse Consumer Reports Magazine to find the (second) best bargains out there, or ask us how to access Consumer Reports and other magazines from the comfort of your pajamas using Flipster. Want to try something new for this year’s fall fete…an orange glazed turkey, a vegan cornucopia, an international celebratory banquet? Or is upheaval and change-making you crave the comfort of your grandma’s traditional stuffing, your grandpa’s old-fashioned shrimp and grits, or your favorite uncle’s Spanish Cider? We have you covered with the best selection of cookbooks this side of the Myakka. Maybe you are not a consumer, nor do you have any culinary responsibilities, but are curious about the variety of fall holidays and their origins and history. The library is the place to find information that is both credible and from multiple perspectives to satisfy your lively mind. Whatever holidays you celebrate, and however you celebrate them, the Elsie Quirk Library welcomes you and celebrates with you!
A Sampling of Elsie Quirk Library Events, Opportunities, and Resources to Explore:
- Tuesday, November 23 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Englewood Camera Club Meeting
Join the Englewood Camera Club to share photography. For more information: www.englewoodcameraclub.com
- Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26
Closed for Thanksgiving
Take-home bags full of amusement.
- “Feelin’ Cozy” Teen Destressing Kit
Available in the teen section.
- Pudding Cup Turkey Craft
Available at the youth desk.
- Meditative Rock Painting Kit
Available in the adult section.
- Quirky Spice Sampler Bag
For adults, teens, and families! For a kit, follow your nose…or ask at the desk.
- 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 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.