What’s happening this week? March 30, 2019

Hooray, Spring has Sprung! Time to shake off those winter blues and follow the sun! Time to swap “cold & flu” meds for “allergies & hay fever” ones (hey, wait a minute..!)

I’m happy to announce that the “Health In Motion” Bus is coming to Elsie Quirk Library on Tuesday, April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Florida Department of Health of Sarasota County, Health in Motion Bus will be parked in the Library’s west parking lot to provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. Nursing staff will also help individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.

Health In Motion offers free, convenient, private services to any and all, including Flu Vaccines, Blood Pressure screening, Body Mass Index (BMI) screening, Diabetes-Glucose screening, as well as tips and feedback on “How to Stay Healthy” and referrals to community health centers for ongoing health and wellness care.

So, if you’ve been meaning to get a screening, but find it all just a big ol’ hassle (or, if you’re like me, you secretly don’t want to deal with it!), stop by the Health In Motion Bus on April 2nd. And hey, since you’re already at the Library, why not check out a great new book or DVD?

For more information, visit www.sarasotahealth.org, or call Elsie Quirk Library at 941-861-1200. Come Find Your (happy and healthy) Self at the Library!

Here are the library events for this week:


  • 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.


  • 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 Discussion Group 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 Americans each year. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
  • AARP Tax Aide at 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. Tonight’s film celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation (PG, 1h 45min). Contact the library for movie titles.
  • English for Spanish Speakers/Gratis Clase de Ingles para Hispanohablantes meets at 5:30 p.m.


  • Master Gardener Plant Clinic 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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.
  • Englewood Shell Club meets at 10 a.m.
  • Health In Motion Bus 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.
  • Englewood Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m.
  • Englewood Computer Club meets at 1 p.m.


  • French Conversation Group meets at 10 a.m.
  • AARP Tax Aide at 10:30 a.m.
  • Englewood Genealogical Society – General Meeting meets at 1 p.m.
  • LEGO Club 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For ages 5-9. Work on your own or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.


  • Englewood Area Mac Users Group meets at 10 a.m.
  • Great Books Discussion Group 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Great Books Discussion Group will be reading selections from the Great Books Foundation’s Great Conversations 4. April’s selection: “Selected Poems,” by Lisel Mueller.
  • 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: “Happy Birthday!”
  • Quirky Knitters meet at 1:00 p.m. to knit and chat.


  • AARP Tax Aide at 10:30 a.m.
  • Basic Conversational Spanish Class at 11:30 a.m. This is a beginner’s class, for developing basic communication skills in the language.
  • Spanish Reading Group meets at 3 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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