It’s finally here! The Sarasota County Commission has proclaimed the upcoming week to be Lemon Bay Fest – Englewood History with Zest. Lemon Bay Fest has once again come to Englewood, and this year many of its activities can be attended around the world. Find out about all the activities on the website: bit.ly/LBF2021.
Starting at Saturday, February 6th celebrate by entering the photo scavenger hunt. You can pick up the clue book at the Elsie Quirk or Englewood Charlotte Library or find it online on the website. Decode the literary clues provided by the Suncoast Writers Guild, take a photo of yourself at the location indicated and send the results to Marcus from the Elsie Quirk Library, firstname.lastname@example.org. Get at least five correct and win a prize. If you aren’t able to get a photo, just send the locations. You can also share your results at either library for the prize thanks to Mango Bistro. Plus, if you email your photos, you just might see yourself in lights as part of our blog.
You can also join the community lemon recipe book. Submit your recipe online or at either library. Three random entrants will win a prize, and entries will also be used to create our recipe book that will be printed and available for checkout at both libraries. Again, if you submit your recipe early, you may find it showcased right here. Thank you Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library for funding the printing of these books.
This year we’re focusing on you and your memories of Englewood. Check out our Still Life Cracker Fair, a series of photos and narratives from Englewood residents. Artists, crafters, story tellers, and swamp cabbage highlight our displays. See a small sample and hear many of stories online, and visit Elsie Quirk and Englewood Charlotte Library to see the full size participants. Thank you to the Englewood Camera Club for providing these awesome photos, and our local residents for your amazing stories.
We want everyone to get involved, so please come by the Elsie Quirk Library, and share your memory on our memory tree in the Golden Garden.
Plus hear some great stories with a Latin flair starting Saturday, February 6th from Carrie Ayvar. Her stories can be found on the website, bit.ly/LBF2021.
Thank you for keeping our community tradition alive!
-Marcus Gilfert, Librarian at Elsie Quirk Public Library