What’s happening this week? August 23, 2019

Ever wonder what the hours are at the library? Or if your favorite book is on the shelf? The answers can be at your fingertips if you have the Sarasota County Libraries mobile app. Yes, that’s right, we have an app for that! You can download the app for free from the App Store, Google Play or Amazon. Just search “Sarasota County Libraries.”

With the mobile app you can access your account on the go, browse the library catalog, place items on hold, and renew items all from your smartphone or tablet. You can also view upcoming events happening at the library and add them to your calendar. Digital resources and research help are also available.

Don’t forget if you need help with the app or with your mobile device or laptop you can always stop in and get help from one of our knowledgeable Information Services Librarians. They are happy to help walk you through the downloading process or help you troubleshoot any difficulties you may be experiencing with your device. They can also assist with downloading eBooks from Cloud Library, Libby or Hoopla too.

Check the library calendar for the next “Tech Time: One on One” tech help at Elsie Quirk Library and then call the Information Services desk at 941-861-1207 to schedule your 30-minute session. You can also find an assortment of other technology classes offered at all the Sarasota County Libraries listed on the calendar. All library programs are open to the public and free of charge.

Here’s what’s happening at the library this week:


  • Sarasota County Libraries are CLOSED for staff training today.


  • Come on in! We’re open regular hours today.


  • 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. Tonight’s film is based on the novel “Runaway Jury” by John Grisham. It is about a juror on the inside and a woman on the outside who manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. (Rated PG-13, 2hrs 2mins.) Contact the library for movie titles.


  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic 10 a.m. – Noon. Get free answers to your Florida gardening and landscaping questions. This is made possible through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.
  • Tech Time: One on One Help with a Librarian 10 a.m. Registration recommended.


  • Englewood Democratic Club meets at 5 p.m.
  • Pioneer Days Planning meeting at 5 p.m.


  • No Story Time Today
  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1 p.m.

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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