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Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Halloween HAUNTS the library!

hauntedDid you know that every year in October, ghosts and ghouls come out to haunt your local library? They bring eerie things from beyond the veil... like crafts, candy, stories, and games! Kids are invited to join us for tons of spooky fun at our Halloween events this month:

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Assessment Workshop: Become A Literacy Evaluator

harvest-bookLakes Region
Wednesday, October 15, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Are you interested in getting involved in the library's Adult Literacy Education Program, but only have limited time? If so, then become an occasional Literacy Evaluator. In this four hour assessment workshop, we’ll teach you how to complete literacy assessments on adult learners for placement purposes.

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Tweens & Teens: Card Making Class: Halloween

card-making-suppliesCoastal Region
Wednesday, October 15, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

B00! Teens and Tweens can join Miss Debbie for a fun-filled class creating handmade Halloween cards. Learn special card making techniques, such as: rubber stamping, die cutting, punching, and embellishing. Attendees will create two separate greeting cards to take home. All materials sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

 

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Teens & Tweens, Make Autumn Cards

card-making-suppliesHomosassa
Monday, October 13, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Halloween and Thanksgiving will be coming soon. Be creative and make greeting cards to celebrate these autumn holidays. Learn some creative card making techniques to make your cards special for family and friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Homosassa Library.

 

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Tobacco Cessation Class

Tobacco-Cessation-ClassesHomosassa branch
Saturday,  October 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

GulfCoast North Area Health Education Center is partnering with Citrus County Library System to provide a FREE 2-hour tobacco dependence seminar. Anyone interested in quitting tobacco can participate and will be provided with a free and optional supply of nicotine replacement therapy 9nrt0 including patches, gum, or lozenges. This program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. To register and find out more information, please call (813)929-1000 ext 204 or visit www.gnahec.org. Space is limited.

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Star Wars Reads Day

star-warsCoastal Region
Thursday, October 09, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Star Wars Reads Day - for fans of the Star Wars universe who want to celebrate with other fans and make stuff! Come participate in Star Wars themed activities for all ages and enjoy Star Wars themed snacks! Make your own lightsaber, make your own Yoda ears, search for asteroids, and more! This out of this world event is taking place Thursday October 9th from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Costumes encouraged! Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was launched in 2012 by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners.

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Wildlife Park to Present Wildlife Ranger Camps June and July

--Camp helps children learn about Florida’s wildlife--homosassa-wildlife-park-logo

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 17 through June 22. July’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 10 through 12, and runs from July 15 through July 20.

Applications for the Wildlife Ranger Camp are available in the park office. Each program is limited to 20 campers and will be filled on a first come basis with preference to those who have never attended before.

Each Wildlife Ranger Camp includes four, half-day camp sessions from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Friday session starts at 4 p.m. with an overnight stay in the park. A graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The cost of the program is $65 per child and includes a T-shirt and supplies.

Applicants will be asked to write a short essay on an animal that lives in Florida and why you think that animal is important to attach to their application. Parents and guardians may stop by the park office located in the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 to pick up an application. For more information, please call Tricia Fowler at (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

Camp topics include mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the ocean, sea turtles, and saving energy through alternative sources. Indoor and outdoor activities for children include nature hunts, visiting the wildlife areas in the park and other scientific activities.

The summer camps will take place:
June 17--22, 2013
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. and overnight
Saturday: Graduation at 11 a.m.
and
July 15--20, 2013
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. and overnight
Saturday: Graduation at 11 a.m.
at
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard (U.S. Highway 19)
Homosassa, Florida

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