What’s happening this week? March 16, 2019

Please join us for An Evening with Peter Fletcher on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Elsie Quirk Library. Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. His concerts are full of rich, soothing melodies that offer a precise rhythmic vitality that will surely please music lovers of all ages.

His recital program includes a repertoire that runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century. In addition, Fletcher will perform a very special solo version of Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, and two of his original transcriptions from his critically acclaimed Fedrico Mompou album, released on Centaur Records in 2002. The concert will culminate with Isaac Albeniz’s Rumores de la Caleta, one of the most exciting Spanish works in the classical guitar repertoire.

Performing more than 100 concerts annually, Fletcher has won two Eastman Graduate Awards from the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a Master of Music degree.

This concert is sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.

Here are the library events for this week:


  • Suncoast Writers Guild meets at 10:15 a.m.
  • AARP Tax Aide at 12:30 p.m. Free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library’s front desk.
  • LEGO Club 1:30 p.m. Children ages 5 to 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.


  • 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.
    Great Decisions meets at 10:15 a.m. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs and addresses eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing American’s each year. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
  • AARP Tax Aide at 10:30 a.m.
  • Englewood Genealogical Society – DNA SIG meets at 1 p.m.
  • Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. Tonight’s film is about a widower who is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife’s murder, big business, and corporate corruption. (R, 129 mins.) Contact the library for movie titles.
  • English for Spanish Speakers/Gratis Clase de Ingles para Hispanohablantes meets at 5:30 p.m. This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English.


  • 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.
  • Tech Time: One on One Help with a Librarian at 10 a.m. A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk.
  • Learn About 3-D Printing at 1 p.m. Don Musilli, founder of the Englewood Incubation Center will talk about and demonstrate 3-D printing.


  • French Conversation Group meets at 10 a.m.
  • AARP Tax Aide at 10:30 a.m.
  • An Evening with Peter Fletcher at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library
  • Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) meets at 5:30 p.m. For ages 11-18. Come join the group and provide input and help with library programs.


  • Reading Discussion Group meets at 10:15 a.m. Selection for March is the Sarasota County Libraries’ 2019 One Book One Community choice: “The Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
  • Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. For ages 0-5. Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, stories, movement, crafts and school readiness activities. Today’ theme: “Springtime”
  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1:00 p.m. to knit and chat.
  • Baila Miller: Paul Gauguin and the Post Impressionists at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.


  • AARP Tax Aide at 10:30 a.m.
  • Senor Duffy’s Spanish classes are cancelled for today.

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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