What’s Happening this Week
July 28, 2018

As our Summer at Your Library rolls into the dog days of August, I want to thank everyone who attended our exciting, innovative, festive and fun programs and events here at Elsie Quirk Library. I hope everyone had an awesome time, whether it was painting “Libraries Rocks!”or learning to dance, sewing and creating your own tote bag, exploring Pirate Treasures, playing around with Down Under Didgeridoos, or Feeling the Beat with our hands-on drum party!

But before we say goodbye to summer, we have one “Last Blast!” celebration to enjoy, and I guarantee it’s gonna be a good one! Come on down to Elsie Quirk on Wednesday, August 1st at 1:30 p.m. for our Summer Finale! There’ll be clowns on stilts, magic tricks, face painting, balloon twisting, and so much more! It’s going to be one FUN party and you’re all invited! Come join us for an EPIC good time, and make memories that will last all year!

Thank you, Englewood, for making this such a wonderful Summer at Your Library!

Here are the library events for this week:



  • Stop by the library and pick up 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. British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (PG-13, 2 hr., 4 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 http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota/.


  • Summer Finale! 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For all ages. Celebrate the end of summer with Clowns Like Us, Alley #3. Enjoy face painting, stilt walking, magic tricks, balloon twisting, and much more! Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.


  • Englewood Area Mac Users meet at 1:00 p.m.
  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1 p.m.


  • Teen Movie 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For ages 11-18. Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie title.


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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