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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!

 

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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

 

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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 


 adult-slp2016Adults: Exercise your Mind!

Why should the kids get to have all the fun this summer? Exercise your mind with a variety of activities designed to entertain and educate. Participation in all programs is free, however, some require advanced registration, speak with a staff member for details, or visit our event calendar at CitrusLibraries.org

 

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

 

 

 

Adult Events: Exercise your Mind!

 Why should the kids get to have all the fun this summer? Exercise your mind with a variety of activities designed to entertain and educate. Participation in all programs is free, however, some require advanced registration, speak with a staff member for details, or visit our event calendar at CitrusLibraries.org

 

Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills

Saturday, July 9,  10:30AM - 12:00PM Brain Body Messaging
Saturday, July 23,  1:30PM - 3:00PM Pain Management and Nutrition
Saturday, July 30,  1:30PM – 3:00PM Nutrition and Health Benefits
Tuesday, July 5,  1:00PM – 2:00 PM Color Me Happy
Tuesday, July 19,  1:00PM – 2:00 PM Color Me Happy
Friday, July 8,  10:30AM – 12:00PM Tye Dye July
Monday, July 11,  10:30AM – 11:30AM Phone Scams Presentation
Tuesday, July 12,  10:30AM – 12:00PM Pop-Up Cards
Wednesday, July 13,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Card Games
Wednesday, July 27,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Card Games
Friday, July 15,  11:00 – 12:00PM Self Defense
Monday, July 18,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Cooking Meals for 1
Friday, July 22,  1:00PM – 2:30PM World History - Model Airplanes, Ships, and Tanks
Monday, July 25,  11:00AM – 12:30PM Florida Trail Association
Friday, July 29,  1:00PM – 3:00PM Paranormal Research Presentation

 

Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River

Thursday, June 16,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Buying and Selling on eBay
Tuesday, June 21,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Bead Craft Monogram Letter
Thursday, July 7,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Cake Decorating – The Art of Buttercream
Thursday, July 14,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Web Design: Getting Started
Thursday, July 14,  1:00PM – 2:00PM Brain health – As You Age
Friday, July 15,  1:00PM – 2:30PM World History – Model Airplanes, Ships, and Tanks
Tuesday, July 19,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Crafty Creations – Patriotic String Art   
Thursday, July 21,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM iPad Getting Started
Friday, July 22,  1:00PM – 3:00PM Paranormal Research Presentation
Tuesday, July 26,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Making Memories – Family Vacations
Thursday, July 28,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Keep Calm and Color – Whimsical Garden
Friday, July 29,  1:00PM – 2:30PM Florida Trail Association
Monday, August 8,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Apple iPhone – Getting Started,

 

Floral City Branch

Friday, June 3,  1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM Enjoy Your Florida Summer - Chinsegut Conservation Center
Tuesday, June 7,  5:30 PM TO 6:30 PM Trivia Challenge
Wednesday, June 22,  1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM Altered Book Art Series: Creating a Journal
Friday, July 8,  1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM Altered Book Art: Wreaths
Tuesday, July 19,  1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM Smartphones: Getting Started
Thursday, July 28,  5:30 PM TO 6:30 PM Trivia Challenge Finale
Friday, August 5,  1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM Altered Book Art: Foil Embossing

 

Homosassa Branch

Saturday, July 9,  10:30AM – 12:00 PM Cooking Meals for 1
Tuesday, July 19,  1:00PM – 2:30PM Creative Coloring for Adults
Monday, July 25,  10:15AM – 1:30PM Tai Chi Workshop

 

Lakes Region Branch, Inverness

Monday, June 6,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Coping with Dementia
Saturday, June 18,  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Water Safety
Friday, July 8,  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Florida Trail Association
Monday, July 18,  5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Tai Chi
Friday, July 22,  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Parks and Recreation

 

Libraries Transform Books into Art

altered-book-art-5Stop in to Celebrate National Library Week by transforming books into art.  Adults can create a sunburst by folding and manipulating book pages while youngsters transform a recycled book page into a cute colored picture.

Floral City
Thursday April 14, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Orchids 101: The Basics

orchidsSome consider orchids to be the most beautiful of all flowers, but think they are difficult, if not impossible, to grow. In fact, many orchids are relatively easy plants to grow and enjoy in your home.

Central Ridge
Thursday April 14, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


 

 

Tweens & Teens: Sidewalk Chalk Poetry

national-poetry-month-logoCelebrate National Poetry Month @ the Library. Come visit the library throughout the day and take the opportunity to write out your favorite poem in sidewalk chalk.

Lakes Region
Thursday April 14, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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