What’s happening this week? June 29, 2019

Need to escape the summer heat? Why not stop in at the Elsie Quirk Library on Monday, July 1 at 5 p.m. and enjoy a free movie on our big screen? We show feature length movies on Monday evenings all year round. Contact the library for movie titles, and then bring a friend to chill out and enjoy the show!

This week’s feature film stars Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox and Christopher Reeve. It is the story of the blind devotion of James Stevens who serves as a proper butler to Lord Darlington during the 1930’s. Stevens is so dedicated that he forgoes visiting his father on his deathbed in order to serve and overlooks Darlington’s Nazi sympathies and growing anti-Semitism. Years after his employer’s death, Stevens tries to reconnect with Miss Kenton, Darlington’s high-spirited, strong-minded head housekeeper and begins to regret his loyalty to his former master. This film is based on the novel, “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is rated PG and runs for about 2 hours.

All Sarasota County Libraries will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4 and will re-open with regular hours on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

The physical library may be closed for the holiday, but don’t forget that you can access many library resources online and through the mobile app 24/7 with your Sarasota County library card.

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


  • Check out a good 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.
  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. 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.
  • Health in Motion Bus will be in the library parking lot from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County, Health in Motion staff will be on-site to provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. Nursing staff will help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.
  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • Galaxy Rock Painting at 2 p.m. Drop in to create unique rock art using galaxy paint. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.


  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.
  • LEGO Club meets at 6 p.m. Children ages 5-12 will have fun getting together with others and sharing ideas, working together, and making new friends.
  • LEGO bricks will be provided – bring your imagination. LEGO creations will be on display in the library until the next meeting date.


  • Sarasota County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.


  • Summer Breakspot Lunch 12 – 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under.

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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