What’s happening this week at Elsie Quirk May 22, 2020

Looking for something new and intriguing to occupy your time and perk up your mind while doing your part staying home? The Elsie Quirk Library can help with that!

Did you do some spring cleaining and now have a pile of old clothes to dispose of? You can learn to make a Storm at Sea quilt out of those clothes. Start by putting a curbside hold on one of our many quilting books and you’ll have a keepsake by the endo f the summer! If you get stuck, give us a call and we’ll connect you with a quilter who can help.

Is “home cooking” starting to feel far less romatic and cozy, and far more monotonous and uneventful? Place holds on some cookbooks and learn a new culinary style or give yourself a baking challenge. Not sure about committing to a whole cookbook, but miss the library for all of its warmth and friendliness? Call us up and ask for the favorite recipes of your favorite librarians, we’ll print them out and put them in with your holds!

Have you been streaming a lot of historical drama using Sarasota County Libraries’ Hoopla service? Elsie Quirk has an abundant genealogy collection to help you unfold your own personal historical drama. We have just made a fresh new home for our genealogy collection, adjacent to our Florida collection. We look forward to inviting you to explore these wonderful collections when it is judicious to open our building to the public, but in the meantime, you can place holds on genealogy books and begin your adventure with a curbside pick-up.

While here at Elsie Quirk we have gone from Rosie the Riveter energy with our mask sewing factory, to Ernestine Telephone Operator energy with our curbside appointment making, we are operating with the same enthusiasm and gratitude for serving the community. We continue to welcome your phone calls; we encourage you to check out the Sarasota County website for abundant virtual programs; and we are rapidly developing even more ways to serve patrons safely and robustly during this challenging time.

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