Oh, you can tell it’s autumn in Florida when the license plates’ colors change! The rest of the country may be currently enjoying “leaf-peeping” and apple cider donuts (Mmm, donuts!), but here in Englewood, we’re just starting to say “Welcome Back!” to our seasonal snowbirds. It’s also time to welcome back Elsie Quirk’s popular “Seasonal Book Discussion Groups,” which meet on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
The Great Books Discussion Group, which meets on the first Thursday of each month from November through April. Selected pieces include essential works by I. Kant, M. Arnold, Shirley Jackson, Y. Kawabata, and Lisel Mueller.
The Short Story Discussion Group meets on the second Thursday of the month, and will be diving into selections from The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike, such as Meneseteung, by Alice Munro; The Killers, by Ernest Hemingway; and Double Birthday, by Willa Cather.
Selections for the Reading Discussion Group, which meets on the third Thursday of the month, are eclectic, diverse, and engaging – Born a Crime, Hidden Figures, and Killers of the Flower Moon are just a taste of what we’ll be talking about in this discussion group.
If you love to read, and you love to talk about what you’ve read with fellow readers, I highly recommend you give one—or all—of our Book Discussion Groups a try. Who knows? You might find your next best book, or perhaps a new best friend.
Come Find Yourself at the Library – I’m so happy you’re here!
Here are the library events for this week:
- Suncoast Writers Guild meets at 10:15 a.m.
- 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.
- Floridian Cuisine with Chef Warren 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join Chef Warren and learn how to create delicious Floridian cuisine using locally grown fare. Sponsored by the Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library. Registration is required and limited to 25 participants.
- Monday Night Movies at 5 p.m. A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner. (R, 2 hrs., 1 min.) 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.
- Englewood Shell Club – Board Meeting meets at 10:00 a.m.
- Englewood Computer Club meets at 1:00 p.m.
- French Conversation Club meets at 10:00 a.m.
- Englewood Family History Class meets at 10:00 a.m.
- LEGO Club 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination!
- Flood Zone Map Changes Workshop 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Anyone with questions about flood risks, flood zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes should attend this workshop. There will be time for an Attendee Q&A Session after the program.
- Short Story Discussion Group 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Short Story Discussion Group meets the second Thursday of each month, November through April. November’s selection: “Meneseteung” by Alice Munro.
- Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 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.
- Find Yourself at the Library and pick up a book or movie for the weekend!
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.