Category Archives: News & Events

  • County identifies several funding priorities at budget workshop

    The workshop primarily involved budget updates and reports from various Sarasota County departmental leaders. County administrators, commissioners and department heads alike on Friday discussed what Capital Improvement Program projects they would like to explore and prioritize in the 2020 fiscal year. The county’s most recent budget workshop addressed a wide...
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  • Literacy in the Laundromat

    The PBS Newshour featured a piece on Literacy in the Laundromat. Definitely worth the seven minutes to watch and listen. We have participated in occasional events at laundromats, but this series in NYC is partnered with a research study. Some interesting observations already about the big difference when librarians are...
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  • David Brooks tells Sarasotans national healing starts from ‘bottom up’

    New York Times columnist espouses community, not tribalism, in local appearance Pointing to the cultural shift toward a more individualistic society as the reason for America’s highly polarized political moment, conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks told a Sarasota crowd Monday that it will take a communal approach led...
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  • Seidman: Different paths, same truth

    New York Times columnist David Brooks shares thoughts on moving from ego to unconditional love It’s great when you get a chance to meet one of your heroes. And even better to find out you have more reason to admire him than you already thought you did. I’ve been reading...
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  • Editorial: Advancing America from the bottom up

    Columnist David Brooks — one of the most thoughtful newspaper writers of our time — delivered a well-received talk this week in Sarasota. His address to more than 600 people at the Library Foundation of Sarasota County’s annual author luncheon resonated because: • Library patrons and supporters tend to be...
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