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Friday, January 30, 2015

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Tai Chi

The low impact Tai Chi classes encourage, share, and enhance the knowledge about health benefits that the ancient art of Tai Chi offers. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that involves a continuous series of generally controlled slow movements to improve one’s balance and overall health. 

 

Every Tuesday, 11:00am
Floral City Branch
Drop in to practice your Tai Chi forms! Music is provided. Please wear loose clothing.

Every Thursday, 10:00am - 11:30
Lakes Region Branch
Martial arts in slow motion for balance and meditation.

Every Friday, 10:30am
Coastal Region Branch
Tai Chi for all ages, low-impact.


Every Monday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am & 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Every Friday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Homosassa Branch 

Classes Cancelled August 4 - 11, 2014

Tai Chi for Seniors: A class that encourages, shares, and enhances the practice and knowledge of the health benefits of the ancient art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi emphasizes slow, simple motions to improve balance and overall health. Because of room size this class is limited to 25 participants.


Friends of the Homosassa Public Library

2014-ho-folEstablished in 1991, the Friends is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance the materials and services of the Homosassa Public Library through fundraising and donations.

The Friends raise and give money to support classes and events at the Homosassa Library, as well as to enhance the Library's collection. 

The all-volunteer association has five (5) membership classes: individual, family, contributing, sponsor, and benefactor. 

Benefactor
$100/year
Sponsor
$50/year
Contributor
$25/year
Family
$10/year
Individual
$5/year

 

 

 

 

The Board meets monthly, excluding June and July. An annual General Membership Meeting is held every February for the purpose of electing officers (members only voting). The Public is cordially invited to attend the event, where a special speaker and refreshments are provided. New Board of Director volunteers are always welcomed.

The Friends hold two major fundraising events each year in the spring and fall to support the Homosassa Library. Membership dues and donations also help meet fundraising goals.

Fall Booksale

Seafood Festival
November 8 & 9

Correspondence can be sent to the President addressed to the Homosassa Public Library, 4100 South Grandmarch Avenue, Homosassa, FL 34446-1120. Please call Nancy Everett @ 352-382-2440 for membership information. Pick up the newsletter at the Library. Drop your book donations at the Homosassa Library or call Nancy for pick-up. We welcome your book donations starting in September for the Fall Sale and encourage volunteers interested in helping out at the sale. We have fun, work a little, and give a lot back to our beautiful Homosassa Library. Come join us!

Current Officers and Directors:

2014 Officers
President, Nancy Everett
Vice President, Dee Koehn
Secretary, Victoria (Vicki) Budd

Treasurer, Jean Becker

 

2014 Directors

Diane Gapczynski
Mark Joyce
Carol Pellegrine
Sharon Ringsrud
Lana Schlosser
Cathy Trask

Early Childhood Literacy

Every week, there are exciting and educational youth classes at your libraries. These classes teach students and parents important literacy skills like vocabulary, phonological awareness, narrative skills, print awareness, letter knowledge, and an appreciation for learning and enjoying books.

Central Ridge Library

Mother Goose Time
Wednesdays, 11:00 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuring songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. 

Preschool Stories
Tuesdays, 11:00 am
Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.
 
Coastal Region Library

Mother Goose Time
Tuesdays, 11:00 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuring songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. 

Preschool Stories
Thursdays, 10:30 am

Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Floral City Public Library

Preschool Stories
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers

Homosassa Public Library

Mother Goose Time
Thursdays, 10:30 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuring songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Preschool Stories
Wednesdays, 11:00 am

Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. 

Celebrate Reading
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm
A fun reading class consisting of two programs that help preschool and elementary school age children develop literacy skills, improve their reading, and gain a love of books. In PAWS to Read, children practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Penny, a certified therapy dog. In Reading Pals @ Your Library, teens read storybooks to 1 or 2 younger children at a time. Children may wish to draw or write about a story they like.

Lakes Region Library

Mother Goose Time
Fridays, 11:00 am

A 20-minute class for babies 0-30 months and their caregivers, featuing songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Preschool Stories
Thursdays, 10:30 am

Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm

Stories and music for children and their caregivers. Children may wear their pajamas.

 

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