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Kids Create: Spring Flower Pots

kids-flower-potsSpring is in the air! Join us at the library for a fun and creative program. Learn how to paint flowers and take home a beautiful creation. All crafting supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Register with the online calendar, in person, or by calling us at 352-726-2357.

Lakes Region
Saturday, April 16, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Libraries Transform Tech-not into Techy

ebooksIn celebration of National Library Week let us transform you from tech-not into techy with a visit to our electronic device petting zoo.   You will have an opportunity to try a variety of devices such as Kindle, iPad, and Nook.  Learn how easy it is to use Overdrive to download electronic and audio books along with utilizing educational and fun apps.

Floral City
Friday April 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Training

Join us for a free Tutor Training Workshop to become a new volunteer adult literacy tutor. Learn proven methods to teach reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Specific topics include: How Adults Learn, Understanding Learning Styles, Word Recognition Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, Teaching English Conversational Skills, and Creating Lesson Plans.

Feel free to bring your own lunch, since a refrigerator and microwave will be available. Or, you may purchase your lunch at a local restaurant. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served. contact Adult Literacy Services at (352) 628-5626.

To register, please click here or contact Adult Literacy Services at (352) 628-5626.

Homosassa
Thursday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, April 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Summer Reading!

 

K-5: On your mark, Get set, READ!

Come to the Citrus County Library System’s Summer Reading Program where this year’s “On your mark, Get set, READ!” series will feature read-aloud stories, fun, educational programming, plus motivational reading incentives and rewards for young readers.

Classes are open to all children, in K - 5th grade, and every program is free. See you there!

 

Central Ridge | Coastal Region | Floral City | Homosassa | Lakes Region

 

Gr. 5-12: Get in the game, READ!

Come to the Citrus County Library System’s Summer Reading Program where this year’s “Get in the game, READ” series will feature books, word puzzles, games, crafts, plus motivational reading incentives.
Classes are open to all youth, in grades 5th and up, and every program is free. See you there!

 

Central Ridge | Coastal Region | Floral City | Homosassa | Lakes Region 

 Adults: Exercise your Mind!

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Central Ridge | Coastal Region | Floral City | Homosassa | Lakes Region 

 

K-5 Events: On your mark, Get set, READ!


Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills

THURSDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am

June 2, Stealth Ninja Challenge
Do you have what it takes to be Top Ninja? Unlock your true Ninja potential by completing highly sophisticated and proven Ninja skills training techniques.

June 9,  Fueling Your Engine
Learn healthy habits to keep your body’s engine running. Prepare a healthy snack with Sarah Ellis, from Citrus County Extension Services; enjoy a food group relay and movement cube fun.

June 16, Yoga Fun
Stretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

June 23, Animal Athletes
Learn about how animals are athletes with the Ellis Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Join us to see some fantastic Florida animal athletes, including wonderful wrestlers, gigantic jumpers, and dynamic diggers.

June 30, A Day at the Circus
Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus style games. Test your juggling skills. Learn how to high wire walk. Compete in ‘balloon sorting’ relay races. Follow the leader in a cute game of ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’. Have fun making a circus themed craft.

July 7, Korean Martial Arts
Master Schrade and his students will be demonstrating exciting Taekwondo & Kumdo techniques.

July 14, Off to the Races
Get ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

July 21, Focus on the Fifties
Celebrate the 1950s with popular activities from the decade. Join us back in time to participate in various events, such as: a hula-hoop tournament, Bunny Hop dance, and Pin-the-hair on Elvis game.

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE

 

Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River

MONDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am 

June 6, Animal Athletes
Learn about how animals are athletes with the Ellis Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Join us to see some fantastic Florida animal athletes, including wonderful wrestlers, gigantic jumpers, and dynamic diggers.

June 13, Ninja-in-Training
Do you have what it takes to be a ninja? Join your library Grand Master to hone your inner ninja!

June 20, Yoga Fun
Stretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

June 27, Focus on the Fifties
Celebrate the 1950’s with popular activities from the decade. Join us back in time to participate in various events, such as: a hula-hoop tournament, Bunny Hop dance, and Pin-the-hair on Elvis game.

July 11, A Day at the Circus
Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus-style games. Test your juggling skills. Learn how to high wire walk. Compete in “balloon sorting” relay races. Follow the leader in a cute game of ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do.’ Have fun making a circus themed craft.

July 18, Off to the Races
Get ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

July 25, Korean Martial Arts
Master Brian Sargent from Schrade’s Taekwondo & Kumdo and his students will be demonstrating exciting Taekwondo and Kumdo techniques. 

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE


Floral City Branch

THURSDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am 

June 2, Focus on the Fifties
Celebrate the 1950’s with popular activities from the decade. Join us back in time to participate in various events, such as: a hula-hoop tournament, Bunny Hop dance, and Pin-the-hair on Elvis game.

June 9, Animal Athletes
Learn about how animals are athletes with the Ellis Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Join us to see some fantastic Florida animal athletes, including wonderful wrestlers, gigantic jumpers, and dynamic diggers.

June 16, Off to the Races
Get ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

June 23, Yoga Fun
Stretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

June 30, Stealth Ninja Challenge
Do you have what it takes to be Top Ninja? Unlock your true Ninja potential by completing highly sophisticated and proven Ninja skills training techniques.

July 7, Fueling your Engine
Learn healthy habits to keep your body’s engine running. Prepare a nutritious tasty snack with Sarah Ellis, from Citrus County Extension Services; enjoy a food group relay and movement cube fun.

July 14, Korean Martial Arts
Master Schrade and his students will be demonstrating exciting Taekwondo & Kumdo techniques.

July 21, A Day at the Circus
Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus style games. Test your juggling skills. Learn how to high wire walk. Compete in ‘balloon sorting’ relay races. Follow the leader in a cute game of ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’.

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE


Homosassa Branch

FRIDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am

June 3, Off to the Races
Get ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

June 10, Yoga Fun
Stretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

June 17, Animal Athletes
Learn about how animals are athletes with the Ellis Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Join us to see some fantastic Florida animal athletes, including wonderful wrestlers, gigantic jumpers, and dynamic diggers.

June 24, Stealth Ninja Challenge
Do you have what it takes to be Top Ninja? Unlock your true Ninja potential by completing highly sophisticated and proven Ninja skills training techniques.

July 1, Korean Martial Arts
Master Schrade and his students will be demonstrating exciting Taekwondo & Kumdo techniques.

July 8, Focus on the Fifties
Celebrate the 1950’s with popular activities from the decade. Join us back in time to participate in various events, such as: a hula-hoop tournament, Bunny Hop dance, and Pin-the-hair on Elvis game.

July 15, A Day at the Circus
Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus style games. Test your juggling skills. Learn how to high wire walk. Compete in ‘balloon sorting’ relay races. Follow the leader in a cute game of ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’.

July 22, Fueling Your Engine
Learn healthy habits to keep your body’s engine running. Prepare a nutritious tasty snack with Sarah Ellis, from Citrus County Extension Services; enjoy a food group relay and movement cube fun.

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE

 

Lakes Region Branch, Inverness

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am 

June 1, A Day at the Circus
Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus style games. Test your juggling skills. Learn how to high wire walk. Compete in ‘balloon sorting’ relay races. Follow the leader in a cute game of ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’.

June 8, Yoga Fun
Stretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

June 15, Fueling Your Engine
Learn healthy habits to keep your body’s engine running. Prepare a nutritious tasty snack with Sarah Ellis, from Citrus County Extension Services; enjoy a food group relay and movement cube fun.

June 22, Off to the Races
Get ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

June 29, Animal Athletes
Learn about how animals are athletes with the Ellis Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Join us to see some fantastic Florida animal athletes, including wonderful wrestlers, gigantic jumpers, and dynamic diggers.

July 6, Stealth Ninja Challenge
Do you have what it takes to be Top Ninja? Unlock your true Ninja potential by completing highly sophisticated and proven Ninja skills training techniques.

July 13, Focus on the Fifties
Celebrate the 1950’s with popular activities from the decade. Join us back in time to participate in various events, such as: a hula-hoop tournament, Bunny Hop dance, and Pin-the-hair on Elvis game.

July 20, Korean Martial Arts
Master Schrade and his students will be demonstrating exciting Taekwondo & Kumdo techniques. 

 

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE

 

 

 

Gr. 5-12: Get in the game, READ!

 

Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills
TUESDAYS, 3:00-4:00

May 31, Chocolate Games
Come to this delicious competition comprised of only chocolate-inspired events. Compete to win these scrumptious challenges using only cookies, chocolates, and candy.

June 7, Library Games
Play a variety of challenges to show off your library skills! Go on a library scavenger hunt. Compete against your peers in book relay races. Race to the finish line and beat your friends in a book stacking competition. See who can be the quietest in the “Silent Library” game.

June 14, Totally Twisted
Come to the library to get totally twisted with a game or two of Twister, some twisted tales, and a new twist on Tie Dye. Just bring a clean white shirt or socks.

June 21, Clue Live
Are you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues to solve the mystery in this live role-playing game.

June 28, Throwback Games
Join us for an afternoon filled with games that you used to love. Bring back memories, laugh, play, and hang out with your friends as you enjoy games and activities from your childhood.

July 5, Goofy Golf
Get goofy about golf playing a round of library mini golf, the card game Golf, table golf and more!

July 12, The Amazing Dewey Race
Race around the wonderful world of Dewey. Grab your passport and determine which roadblocks you will choose to complete.

July 19, Campfire Party
Celebrate the summer with a “campfire” at your library. Make s’mores, practice your shadow puppets, tell ghost stories, and play nighttime themed Jeopardy.

July 29, Get in the Game, Read: FINALE

 


Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River
TUESDAYS, 2:00-3:30pm 

June 7, Act Up!
Fun and kooky theater games will have you roaring with laughter. Play improv and other cool theater games.

June 14, Goofy about Golf
Get goofy about golf playing a round of library mini golf, the card game Golf, table golf and more!

June 21, Totally Twisted
Come to the library to get totally twisted with a game or two of Twister, some twisted tales, and a new twist on Tie Dye. Just bring a clean white shirt or socks.

June 28, Giant Games
Play giant Jenga, giant checkers, and more. Have fun playing on oversized games. Are you big enough to play “Giant Games?”

July 5, Clue Live
Are you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues to solve the mystery in this live role-playing game.

July 12, Throwback Games
Join us for an afternoon filled with games that you used to love. Bring back memories, laugh, play, and hang out with your friends as you enjoy games and activities from your childhood.

July 19, Game Frames
Design and decorate picture frames using some of your favorite game pieces.

July 26, Chocolate Games
Come to this delicious competition comprised of only chocolate-inspired events. Compete to win these scrumptious challenges using only cookies, chocolates, and candy.

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE


Floral City Branch
THURSDAYS, 1:30-2:30pm

June 2, Totally Twisted
Come to the library to get totally twisted with a game or two of Twister, some twisted tales, and a new twist on Tie Dye. Just bring a clean white shirt or socks.

June 9, Throw Back Games
Join us for an afternoon filled with games that you used to love. Bring back memories, laugh, play, and hang out with your friends as you enjoy games and activities from your childhood.

June 16, Chocolate Games
Come to this delicious competition comprised of only chocolate-inspired events. Compete to win these scrumptious challenges using only cookies, chocolates, and candy.

June 23, Act Up!
Fun and kooky theater games will have you roaring with laughter. Play improv and other cool theater games.

June 30, Goofy about Golf
Get goofy about golf playing a round of library mini golf, the card game Golf, table golf and more!

July 7, Amazing Dewey Race
Race around the wonderful world of Dewey. Grab your passport and determine which roadblocks you will choose to complete.

July 14, Clue Live
Are you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues to solve the mystery in this live role-playing game.

July 21, Librarian Games Challenge
Play a variety of challenges to show off your library skills! Go on a library scavenger hunt. Compete against your peers in book relay races. Race to the finish line and beat your friends in a book stacking competition. See who can be the quietest in the “Silent Library” game.

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE


Homosassa Branch
THURSDAYS, 2:30-3:30pm

June 2, Chocolate Games
Come to this delicious competition comprised of only chocolate-inspired events. Compete to win these scrumptious challenges using only cookies, chocolates, and candy.

June 9, Goofy about Golf
Get goofy about golf playing a round of library mini golf, the card game Golf, table golf and more!

June 16, Act Up!
Fun and kooky theater games will have you roaring with laughter. Play improv and other cool theater games.

June 23, Clue Live
Are you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues to solve the mystery in this live role-playing game.

June 30, Games Around the Globe
Learn some great games from other countries like China, Ghana, & Greece as well as games from the Caribbean. Make your own Mancala game.

July 7, Totally Twisted
Come to the library to get totally twisted with a game or two of Twister, some twisted tales, and a new twist on Tie Dye. Just bring a clean white shirt or socks.

July 14, Amazing Dewey Race
Race around the wonderful world of Dewey. Grab your passport and determine which roadblocks you will choose to complete.

July 21, Campfire Party
Celebrate the summer with a “campfire” at your library. Make s’mores, practice your shadow puppets, tell ghost stories, and play nighttime themed Jeopardy.

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE


Lakes Region Branch, Inverness
TUESDAYS, 3:30-5:00pm

May 31, Chocolate Games
Come to this delicious competition comprised of only chocolate-inspired events. Compete to win these scrumptious challenges using only cookies, chocolates, and candy.

June 7, Clue Live
Are you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues to solve the mystery in this live role-playing game.

June 14, Totally Twisted
Come to the Library to get totally twisted with a game or two of Twister, some twisted tales, and a new twist on Tie Dye. Just bring a clean white shirt or socks.

June 21, Librarian Games Challenge
Play a variety of challenges to show off your library skills! Go on a library scavenger hunt. Compete against your peers in book relay races. Race to the finish line and beat your friends in a book stacking competition. See who can be the quietest in the “Silent Library” game.

June 28, Lego Action Mania
Discover the world of stop action movies. Inanimate objects seem to come to life, stories unfold, and entertaining works of art can be created easily with a little patience and imagination. Join us for a crash course and create a stop motion film to post on the Citrus County Library System's Facebook page!

July 5, Campfire Party
Celebrate the summer with a “campfire” at your library. Make s’mores, practice your shadow puppets, tell ghost stories, and play nighttime themed Jeopardy.

July 12, Goofy about Golf
Get goofy about golf by playing a round or two of Library Golf, the card game called Golf, Table Golf, and other fun golf themed activities.

July 19, Throwback Games
Join us for an afternoon filled with games that you used to love. Bring back memories, laugh, play, and hang out with your friends as you enjoy games and activities from your childhood.

 

July 29, On Your Mark, Get Set… Read: FINALE

 

 

 

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Adult Events: Exercise your Mind!

Rate your summertime reads for a chance to win a book bag of goodies! Beginning May 23rd complete one review each week and turn it in to be entered into our weekly drawing for a book bag with all entries being entered into our grand prize drawing.

Weekly drawings: May 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, July 6, 11, 18, 25 and August 1. Grand Prize Drawing: August 8th

 

Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills

Movies at Central Ridge – The Avengers
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. That team includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk. A Walt Disney Pictures Movie. Movie Rated PG-13.

“Citrus Collector’s Showcase”
Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
People have been known to collect a variety of things. Many of us are proud of our collections and like to show them off. These individuals are bringing in samples of their collections to give us an idea of what it is like to collect different things. Ask questions, talk shop, and enjoy the display!

Patriotic Wreath
June 30, at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the 4th of July and the heroes that keep our country safe by creating a patriotic wreath! Materials will be provided, but spots are limited and registration is required.

Elements: “Social Media”
Thursday July 9, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Most of us know how to use Facebook and Twitter to post and comment, but do you know how adjust your privacy settings or change your password? This class will focus on getting you familiar with some of the more difficult to figure out aspects of social media services. We will be dealing with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; but you are not required to have an account.

Ft. Cooper State Park Ranger
Friday, July 10, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Visit with Park Ranger, Dianne Drye to explore the site of a field fortification built during the early days of the Second Seminole War. In addition, a brief overview of park visits for nature lovers.

Elements: Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Thursday, July 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

 

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River

Paranormal Investigation Talk
Friday, May 22, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spend the afternoon with Pasco Paranormal Research Society and delve into the world of spirit investigation. Pasco Paranormal Research Society specializes in Unknown Haunted Locations & EVP Research. Using old school technology they focus on evidence collection through various means. Through speaking engagements they try to bring paranormal awareness to the community. Intense Q&A session will follow introduction.

Coastal Cinema: Into the Woods
Saturday, May 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. A Walt Disney Productions Movie. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

Coastal Cinema: The Theory of Everything
Saturday, June 6, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. A Focus Features movie. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

Adult Craft: Patriotic Wreath
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Show your patriotism! Join us to create a fun and easy patriotic wreath made out of clothespins to display all year round or on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. Classes are free but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

EMS Balancing Program
Wednesday, June 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us to learn how to set goals to increase activity, look for risk factors that could pose a threat of falling in your home and exercise to increase strength and balance. “Matter of Balance” is presented by Nature Coast EMS and Citrus County Senior Services.

Altered Book Art: Book Page
Friday, June 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Give old books about to be destroyed a new life by recycling them. The result is a unique and absolutely beautiful print suitable for framing. You will be stamping or painting an image of your choice onto the recycled book page. These prints are definite conversation starters and look just gorgeous when hung on the wall. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Thursday, June 25, 1:00—2:00 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay”, a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

Coastal Cinema: Jupiter Ascending
Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry. A Warner Bros. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. Movie Rated: PG-13

Coastal Cinema: McFarland, USA
Friday, July 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. A Walt Disney Productions movie. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

Adult Craft: Rock On!
Tuesday, July 21, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us and get creative as you learn to paint and decorate river rocks. Make a unique pet rock, inspiration rock, or your own design, using paint, glitter, and other embellishments. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. Classes are free but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

Ft. Cooper State Park Ranger
Friday, July 24, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Visit with Park Ranger, Dianne Drye to explore the site of a field fortification built during the early days of the Second Seminole War. In addition, to a brief overview of park visits for nature lovers.

Altered Book Art: Wreaths
Friday, July 31, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Are you looking to spruce up a door or wall in your home with some kind of decoration? Do you enjoy arts and crafts and want to tackle a project that is easy to make and results in something cool to look at? Then this arts and crafts class is for you! We will be using recycled book pages to create our large door wreathes or Wall Flowers. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Floral City Branch

Murder on the Orient Express
Thursday, June 11, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Famous detective Hercule Poirot is on the Orient Express, but the train is caught in the snow. When one of the passengers is discovered murdered, Poirot immediately starts investigating. A Paramount Pictures Movie. Rated PG.

Apollo 13
Wednesday, June 24, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. A Universal Pictures Movie. Rated PG.

Create a July Fourth Wreath
Tuesday, June 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
We will guide you through the steps to create a patriotic red, white and blue paper wreath to adorn your wall or door in celebration of the fourth of July. Registration is required. Please register with the online calendar, in person, or by calling us at 352-726-3671.

Armageddon
Thursday, July 2, 4:00 - 6:45 pm
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet. This Walt Disney Pictures movie stars Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler. Rated PG-13.

The Glory of the Grand Canyon
Wednesday, July 8, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Explore the glory of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River with local photographer Gary Kuhl. He will take you on an exciting pictorial trip of his bucket list adventure which included a five day raft trip down the river.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

Avoid Barbeque Blunders & Picnic Pitfalls
Thursday, July 30, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Love picnics and cooking outdoors? Then join us as Sarah Ellis of the Citrus County Extension Office shares some summer food safety tips to avoid barbeque blunders and picnic pitfalls.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Homosassa Branch

Movie Matinee: The Theory of Everything
Thursday, May 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
This is an astonishing story of world renowned Astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, who falls in love with colleague Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking was once a healthy dynamic young man but received a life-changing diagnosis at age 21. With Jane by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they confront impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever imagine. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Library. Movie Rated: PG-13

S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Wednesday, May 13, 10:30 -11:30 am
May 13, the Citrus County Public Library Systems will be hosting a S.C.O.R.E. representative who will educate potential business owners on preparing a Business Plan, the means to finance a business start-up, and common pitfalls to avoid are just a few of the many topics covered during the presentation.

How to Get a Life
Saturday, May 16, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Learn "How to Get a Life" with this special class presented by Saint Leo University. It can be difficult balancing parenthood, partnership, professional life, and person-hood. This brief lecture includes a worksheet that will help you design your own plan for change.

Adult Literacy: Pre-GED Instructor/Tutor Training
Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Make a difference and help other adults reach their personal and career goals. Attend our free hands-on workshop on how to be an effective Pre-GED instructor or class assistant for the Library system's Pre-GED classes. No prior teaching experience is needed. Space is limited. Patrons can register by calling Literacy Services at (352) 628-5626.

Movie Matinee: When the Game Stands Tall
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Inspired by a true story, this movie tells the extraordinary journey of Bob Ladouceur, a legendary football coach, who led the De La Salle High School Spartans from insignificance to a 151 game winning streak that shattered all American sport records. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Library. Move Rated: PG

Celebration of Flag Day
Saturday, June 13, 10:00 am-12:30pm
Join in the spirit with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Cooper Chapter, for a Flag Day Celebration at the library. Meet Betsy Ross as she sits and sews on her flag. Learn about flag history, flag code, and more. Kids and tweens can make patriotic crafts and complete word searches and puzzles. Mini flags will be provided courtesy of the DAR members. Sing a song with the Cooperettes Choir. Get patriotic!

Elements: Patriotic Cardmaking
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Create some patriotic-themed greeting cards using techniques such as rubber stamping, dry embossing, and embellishing.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Monday, July 20, 2:30-3:30 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A Session.

Movie Matinee: Into the Woods
Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Into the Woods is a contemporary twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The tales are intertwined together to form a new story about a baker and his wife and their wish to begin a family. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Library. Rated: PG

Christmas in July Beach-themed Ornaments
Thursday, July 30, 10:30 am – 12:00pm
Get into the Christmas spirit early and make some beach-themed ornaments. Fill clear ornament bulbs with sand, shells, and baubles. Decorate the outside of the ornament with ribbon, burlap or jute.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Lakes Region Branch, Inverness

Northside Paranormal Investigators
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Are you curious about the unexplained? Have you read about paranormal activity in Florida’s historical sites? Northside Paranormal Investigators will visit to share information about the equipment used, active sites, and process of investigation.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Thursday, June 11, 2:00—3:00 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

Friday Flicks: The Theory of Everything
Friday, June 12, 2:00-4:00 pm
Enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking establishes himself as one of the leading minds of his generation, and begins to win the heart of Jane. After one of his earliest breakthroughs, Hawking is diagnosed with ALS, and becomes less and less able to control his own body. With the loyal Jane at his side, he continues his work. However, as the years progress, Jane starts to feel more like a nurse than a wife, and Hawking begins to have feelings for a woman who is hired to care for him. Movie Rated PG.

Elements: Red, White and Blue Wreath
Friday, June 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Escape the ordinary and visit to create a patriotic wreath to celebrate Independence Day! (Registration open after 5/29/2015)

Elements: Zentangle Creations
Friday, July 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us to create fun, unique designs and images using the Zentangle method. (Registration open after 6/22/2015)

Friday Flicks: Unbroken
Friday, July 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
This true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Movie Rated PG-13.

Recycling
Wednesday, July 22, 1:30-2:30 pm
Not sure of what to recycle? Visit with Owen Carney to find out about the items you can recycle, locations, and volunteer organizations.

 

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

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