February: Upcoming Events

Friends of the Library Meeting

  • 02/08/23
  • 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Friends of the Library board meeting.


Lemon Bay Fest - Englewood History with Zest!

  • 02/08/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Englewood History

    The 21st annual Lemon Bay Fest: Englewood History with Zest! is celebrated February 4 – 11, 2023. This event is a weeklong celebration of Englewood’s past, featuring tours, a series of informative Englewood history programs, and a day-long Cracker Fair. The programs are held at the Englewood Charlotte Public Library and the Elsie Quirk Library. Programs at the Englewood Charlotte Library.

Hooked on Books

  • 02/09/23
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • We will provide a selection of books and a reading list based on a monthly theme and participants will review their book choices at the following month’s meeting.


Lemon Bay Fest - Englewood History with Zest!

  • 02/09/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Florida’s Hidden Places & Museums

    The 21st annual Lemon Bay Fest: Englewood History with Zest! is celebrated February 4 – 11, 2023. This event is a weeklong celebration of Englewood’s past, featuring tours, a series of informative Englewood history programs, and a day-long Cracker Fair. The programs are held at the Englewood Charlotte Public Library and the Elsie Quirk Library. Programs at the Englewood Charlotte Library.

Lemon Bay Fest - Englewood History with Zest!

  • 02/10/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • The Hidden History of Florida

    The 21st annual Lemon Bay Fest: Englewood History with Zest! is celebrated February 4 – 11, 2023. This event is a weeklong celebration of Englewood’s past, featuring tours, a series of informative Englewood history programs, and a day-long Cracker Fair. The programs are held at the Englewood Charlotte Public Library and the Elsie Quirk Library. Programs at the Englewood Charlotte Library.


Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! 

  • 02/10/23
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Ages 7-12: Join us every 2nd Friday for a full hour of STEAM-tastic fun! We’ll explore new concepts every month in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Registration required, call 941.681.3736. Please register each child separately.

Fiction Writers Group

  • 02/11/23
  • 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Join our volunteer Tammie for a discussion about writing fiction.


Valentine’s Day Cross Stitch Craft

  • 02/11/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Love is in the air at the Englewood Charlotte Library. Come out and learn how to make a handmade, heartfelt cross stitch gift for your Valentine. Don’t know how to cross stitch, don’t worry! We will be there to give you instructions and help you along the way. All ages welcome! To register call 941.681.3736.

Chef Warren - Cajun & Creole

  • 02/15/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Community Room
  • Chef Warren - Cajun & Creole


Third Wednesday Book Club

  • 02/15/23
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Community Room
  • Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels, and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe - Come prepared to join in a discussion of the chosen title. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.

Does Bigfoot Exist

  • 02/15/23
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Join producer and investigator Mike Familant as he shares his experiences researching and tracking down the truth behind North America’s famous legend—Bigfoot. Although this program is free, seating is limited. Please call 941.681-3736 or register online for a reservation.


Life & Time - Kathryn Chesley

  • 02/16/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • KATHRYN CHESLEY, she-is an enthralling presentation of Life and Time character portrayals. She is well known attends in costume and stays in character. This is a not to be missed opportunity. Character to be determined please visit her website. Leave a note of the character you’d like to see. Kathrynchesley.wixsite.com/website. Looking forward to seeing you. Limited to 50 register in advance more info to follow


Lincoln Scholar - John Cribb

  • 02/17/23
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • John Cribb Lincoln Scholar, on National tour with Rail Splitter celebrating President Abe Lincoln as true statesman.


Kids Craft

  • 02/24/23
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Dress for a mess and prepare to have some fun in our monthly kids craft for children ages 4-12! Please register each child so we can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.
    Call to register 941.681.3736


Fiction Writers Group

  • 02/25/23
  • 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Join our volunteer Tammie for a discussion about writing fiction.


Dog Tales

  • 02/25/23
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Children of all ages are invited to come read aloud to a therapy dog in the library! Each child can read on-on-one with their pet partner to build reading confidence and have fun while gaining literacy skills. Sign up for 20-minute reading slots or show up to partner with a reading buddy or group. Sign up by calling 941.681.3736. Sponsored by The Friends of the Englewood Charlotte Library.

March: Upcoming Events

Annabelle Monagan

  • 03/01/23
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Nora Goes Off Script on National Tour, she is the total package brilliant and funny. Gifted writer and inspiring as a speaker.


Family Storytime

  • 03/02/23
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to drop into our children’s library for an interactive storytime every Thursday. This program incorporates books, felt boards, rhymes, and musical play to encourage early learning and group participation skills as well as sign language and gross and fine motor skills! No registration required.


Friends of the Library Meeting

  • 03/08/23
  • 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Friends of the Library board meeting.


Chef Warren - Irish Cuisine

  • 03/08/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Community Room
  • Chef Warren - Irish Cuisine

Hooked on Books

  • 03/09/23
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • We will provide a selection of books and a reading list based on a monthly theme and participants will discuss their book choices at the following month’s meeting.


Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

  • 03/10/23
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Ages 7-12 - Join us every 2nd Friday for a full hour of STEAM-tastic fun! We'll explore new concepts every month in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Registration required online or by calling 941.681.3736. Please register each child separately.


Fiction Writers Group

  • 03/11/23
  • 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Join our volunteer Tammie for a discussion about writing fiction.


Florida History Series - Writers in Paradise

  • 03/11/23
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Join author and professor Jim Clark for a presentation about the history of writers in Florida. Beginning with a poem around 1560, the Florida story has been told and retold. This presentation features the stories of over two dozen well-known authors of the past and present who found inspiration and a haven under Florida’s sun, including Ernest Hemingway, Judy Blume, Tennessee Williams, and more. For more information contact the library at 941.681.3736.

Third Wednesday Book Club

  • 03/15/23
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  •  A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser - Come prepared to join in a discussion of the chosen title. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.


Hammer & Stain

  • 03/16/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • HAMMER AND STAIN, make and take. This was a blow out event for children’s program. Many parents requested a date for them. Still in planning stage more information to come. Open to 20 guests please call to reserve. More events still in planning stages we’ll send an email out with info.


Fiction Writers Group

  • 03/18/23
  • 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Join our volunteer Tammie for a discussion about writing fiction.


Kids Craft

  • 03/24/23
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Dress for a mess and prepare to have some fun in our monthly kids craft for children ages 4-12! Please register each child so we can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.
    Call to register 941.681.3736


Dog Tales

  • 03/25/23
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Children of all ages are invited to come read aloud to a therapy dog in the library! Each child can read on-on-one with their pet partner to build reading confidence and have fun while gaining literacy skills. Sign up for 20-minute reading slots or show up to partner with a reading buddy or group. Sponsored by The Friends of the Englewood Charlotte Library.
    Sign up by calling 941.681.3736.


April: Upcoming Events

Friends of the Library Meeting

  • 04/12/23
  • 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Friends of the Library board meeting.


Chef Warren

  • 04/12/23
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Community Room
  • Chef Warren

Third Wednesday Book Club

  • 04/19/23
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest  by Ken Kesey - Come prepared to join in a discussion of the chosen title. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.


May: Upcoming Events

Friends of the Library Meeting

  • 05/10/23
  • 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • Friends of the Library board meeting.


Third Wednesday Book Club

  • 05/17/23
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Englewood Charlotte Public Lib.
  • It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover - Come prepared to join in a discussion of the chosen title. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the featured book.