What’s happening this week? July 13, 2019

“10, 9, ignition sequence start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. All engines running. Liftoff! We have liftoff!” Those exciting words were spoken by NASA Chief of Public Information, Jack King almost 50 years ago as he commentated the launch of the Apollo 11 spacecraft.

In keeping with our summer theme “A Universe of Stories”, we invite you to celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Join us as we tune in for a live webcast about this historic event on Monday, July 15 at 4 p.m.

The webcast will feature a guided re-creation of the Apollo 11 voyage – the space flight that landed the first astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. We will see how this incredible mission was executed by the crew members and mission control in Houston. We’ll also hear those memorable words spoken by Armstrong as he became the first person to walk on the moon, “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind”.

The live webcast is courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA @ My Library program. All ages are welcome to attend.

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


  • Englewood Modern Quilters meet at 10 a.m.
  • Suncoast Writers Guild – Long Writers meet at 10:15 a.m.
  • Spanish Story Time at 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 and up. Bilingual stories, songs, and activities. Learn new words and practice language skills.


  • 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.
  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • Apollo 11: 50th Anniversary Webcast at 4 p.m.
  • Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. Tonight’s film takes place in the early 1900’s. Three brothers and their father, living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. (Rated R, 135 mins.) 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.
  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • Space Flicks at 2 p.m. Join us for a space-themed movie and fun. For adults. Contact the library for movie titles.


  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • The Bucky and Gigi Show: To Boldly Go Where No Clown Has Gone Before at 1:30 p.m. For children ages 3-12. Enjoy a fast-paced show that includes physical comedy, improvisation, circus skills and audience participation. Presented by former clowns from The Greatest Show on Earth. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
    Friends of Stump Pass Board Meeting at 3 p.m.
  • Pioneer Days Planning Committee meets at 6 p.m.


  • Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. For ages 0-5. Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy and school readiness activities that feature stories, music and movement, and crafts. Today’ theme: “Astronauts”
    Summer Book Discussion at 10:30 a.m. “Rise of the Rocket Girls” by Nathalia Holt will be discussed.
  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1 p.m.


  • Genealogy Research – Introductory Class at 10 a.m. Registration required and limited to 10 participants. Learn how to research your family genealogy online using the library’s Ancestry and Heritage Quest databases.
    Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • Genealogy Research – Advanced Class at 1 p.m. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. This class is for those already familiar with the Ancestry and Heritage Quest databases and have participated in the introductory class.
  • Locker Magnets Craft for Teens at 2 p.m. Make fun, colorful glass magnets for your locker or fridge. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.

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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