What’s Happening this Week
Nov. 17, 2018

The holiday season is upon us, which brings with it the hope of cooler temperatures and plans for celebrations and enjoying time with friends and family. During the holiday season, there will be the usual library closings in observance of these dates. Sarasota County Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 and Friday, November 23rd, 2018. We will re-open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 24th, 2018.

Even though the library may be closed you are never without library service. Your Sarasota County Library Card gives you access to a wide variety of online library services and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Download the Library Mobile app, visit the library website at scgov.net/library and access your library account to search the catalog, place holds on items, renew your items or pay your fines.

While you’re there, you can search for and download e-Books through Overdrive, Libby or Cloud Library, download free music from Freegal, watch movies on Access Video On Demand, read your favorite magazine with Flipster, learn a new language from Mango Languages, fix your car using Chilton Library, learn how to play an instrument with ArtistWorks, or conduct research from any of the numerous databases that we offer. You can even join an online book club, if that’s what interests you.

For more information or assistance with navigating our website and these resources, please stop by the Elsie Quirk Library Reference Desk where one of our helpful librarians will be happy to provide a one-on-one orientation.

Here are the library events for this week: 


  • Suncoast Writers Guild – General Meeting meets at 10:30 a.m.
  • LEGO Club 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 12. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination!


  • Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. After losing her job and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family. (PG-13, 1 hr. 43 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.
  • Tech Time: One-On-One Help with a Librarian 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A reference librarian will be available for help with e-Books, computer basics, and any questions about electronic devices. Call (941) 861-1209 and reserve a 30-minute session today!
  • Englewood Computer Club meets at 1:00 p.m.



  • French Conversation Club meets at 10:00 a.m.
  • Athena: Wisdom & Wit meets at 10:00 a.m.
  • Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For ages 11-18. Join the Teen Advisory Group (A.G.), and share ideas for upcoming library events for teens!


  • All Sarasota County Libraries and Government offices are closed today for Thanksgiving.



  • All Sarasota County Libraries and Government offices are closed today for Thanksgiving.



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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