What’s Happening this Week
Aug. 25, 2018

There are so many wonderful reasons to visit your local library but did you know that you can read your favorite magazine without ever leaving home for free? All you need is your Sarasota County Library Card and an internet enabled device to have the magazines you know and love, available digitally at your fingertips.

“Flipster” is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand that offers best-selling magazines. You can find the “Flipster” database on the Sarasota County Libraries’ webpage, scgov.net then click Research Help and More and click “Flipster”. Once you’re there you can choose from over seventy different popular magazines to download and read. Some of the titles that are available for your reading enjoyment include Consumer’s Report Buying Guide, Good Housekeeping, Oprah, Apple, People, Car & Driver, Sports Illustrated, Money, Time, Rolling Stone, HGTV Magazine and many more. Back issues are also available for viewing. Offline viewing is available via the “Flipster” app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire tablets.

Visit Elsie Quirk Library and ask one of our friendly staff for a demonstration of the “Flipster” database. Find your magazines, find yourself at the library!

Here are the library events for this week:



  • Stop by the library to get a great book or movie for the weekend!


  • Forty Carrots Partners in Play 10:15 a.m. OR 11:45 a.m. For children, up to age 5 with a parent or caregiver. A free class for you and your child to enjoy together. Experience new educational activities, join in circle-time fun, meet other families and receive valuable parenting and child development information. Attendance is limited to 12 families per session.
  • Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” (R 2 hrs.) Contact the library for movie titles.


  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic 10 a.m. – Noon. Stop in to get free answers to your Florida gardening and landscape questions. This is made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information, call 941-861-9807 or online at sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/plantclinic.shtml.


  • Stop by the library and find a great book or movie to get you through the week!


  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1:00 p.m.



  • Hello, Weekend! Stop by the library to pick up a great book or movie!


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 scgov.net.



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