Elsie Quirk Library
Summer is almost here and if you are looking for resources to keep the kids or yourself busy and beat the heat, put your library card to use. And for some things, you don’t even need to leave home to access them! The following eMedia collections are always available on Overdrive. All you need is your Sarasota County Library card, a computer with an internet connection, and speakers or headphones.
Disney Online Books offers fun and educational new and classic Disney adventures on your computer or MP3 player. PBS Videos let you enjoy quality educational and entertainment programming. Award winning programs include “Scientific American Frontiers,” “Masterpiece Classics,” “American Experience,” and children’s series “Cyberchase” and “Liberty’s Kids.” So sip some ice tea and enjoy “Downton Abbey.” You can also watch titles from the A& E Television network such as “Modern Marvel” and “Biography.” Learn about the haunted past, how to cook, or get travel activities for various locations.
No waiting lists or holds! No fines, no fees, always available! Check out this great service at http://ecat.lib.overdrive.com
. Videos can be found at the bottom of the page.
Events this week at the library:
The Elsie Quirk Library will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the holiday weekend. We will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
The Master Gardeners from the Sarasota Cooperative Extension Service will staff the Help Desk on Tuesday, May 28th from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your Florida gardening and landscaping questions and consult an expert free of charge. Insect and plant samples may be brought to the Help Desk for identification and problem solving. Soil and irrigation water testing are also available for a small fee.
Teens and tweens ages 11 and older are invited to a Teen Book Discussion and Film on Wednesday, May 29th from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Teens will get together to discuss William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and then view a film that puts a modern spin on the classic play. In the film the Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. No pre-registration is required to attend.
The Knitting Group meets at the library on Thursday, May 30th at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
We are looking for teens ages 14 to 18 years old to help in the library this summer. A variety of positions are available. Earn community service hours and valuable employment skills while giving back to your community. All volunteers must register online. This should be done as soon as possible. To register go to the library webpage at https://www.scgov.net/library
and then click on Volunteers. For more information, call the Youth Service Desk at 941-861-1212. A Teen Volunteer Orientation will be held on Friday, May 31st from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Sign up for summer reading begins on June 1st. Pick up summer reading logs, and brochures and summer reading flyers with upcoming events! You won’t want to miss any of the great programs coming in June! Teen readers can sign up for the Young Adult Summer Reading online at www.scgov.net/library
For more information on library programs, services, and resources stop by and visit us at 100 West Dearborn Street, or call the Sarasota County Call Center at 861-5000.
Jennifer M. Perry
Elsie Quirk Public Library
100 W. Dearborn St.
Englewood, FL. 34223
Office: 941-861-1205 or Cell: 941-315-1248