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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Community Partners

Our library system is part of a vibrant, caring community of professionals, businesses, and organization who regularly partner with the library to provide education and opportunities for the community. 

Home Life

CONSUMERS
AnnualCreditReport.com - Get your free annual credit report online
Better Business Bureau
BizRate
- Comparison shopping guide with product reviews, price comparisons, and store ratings
CarInfo.com - Information on car buying and repairs from a consumer advocate
Consumer Guide - Free consumer reports, reviews, price quotes, and product comparisons
ConsumerSearch.com - Compiles and analyzes available reviews of products
Consumer World
- Public service, non-commercial guide
Edmunds - Car buying guide
Epinions - Product reviews and price comparisons
Federal Citizen Information Center - Provides the full text of publications from the Consumer Information Catalog
Florida Consumer Complaints Guide
Florida Department of Financial Services - Providing education, information, and assistance to consumers with insurance concerns
Florida State Library Consumer Information Directory
Kelley Blue Book - Car buying guide
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Information on vehicles and equipment including recalls and defects

FAMILIES
AllCrafts - Craft projects and patterns
Disney Family.com
- Answers to everyday family life including recipes, entertainment, parenting, coupons, travel & more
Family.Org - Web site from Focus on the Family
National Family Association
PBS Parents - Features, advice, and educational activities

FOOD
All Recipes
Betty Crocker
Epicurious - Offers cooking lessons, weekly field reports, plus chat rooms
Fast Food Facts
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Nutritional information for fast food restaurants from chowbaby.com
Food Network - Find all your television chefs and recipes here
Martha Stewart's Cooking & Entertaining
Meals for You - Searchable by category, and even gives a shopping list for the menus
The Reluctant Gourmet - Explains basic techniques and has a glossary section for
cooking terms
Top Secret Recipes

HOME AND GARDENS
Antique Rose Emporium
Better Homes and Gardens
Black's Daylily Patch - Mail order business based locally in Silver Springs, Florida
Burpee Seed Company
Do It Yourself (DIY)
- Home Improvement Information
Gardening Launch Pad -
Over 5000 gardening web links for home gardeners
Gardenweb.com - Sponsors open forums, seed & plant exchanges, and plant image database
Home Safety Council - Includes a Home Safety Encyclopedia, with tips on how to make your home a safer place
Monrovia Wholesale Nurseries - Detailed information on plants and landscaping
Old House Web
Southern Living Magazine

 

Book Groups

Book Club

outreach-studentEvery third Friday at the Central Ridge branch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Book Share

Every third Friday at the Floral City branch from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come and share your love of reading with others.

Newcomer's Book Club

Every fourth Thursday at the Lakes Region branch from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Sunshine State Romance Authors

Twice a month at the Homosassa branch at 10:00 am. Check the library calendars for meeting information. 

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Children's Halloween Party

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Come join us for games, trick or treating, and fun crafts. Dress up in your Halloween costumes.  Central RidgeWednesday, October 29, 4:30 - 6:00 PM Lakes RegionThursday,... Read more

See you at the Author Fair!

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Duct Tape Crafts

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Teens & Tweens, Make Autumn Cards

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HomosassaMonday, 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... Read more

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October 11: Half Price Cat Adoptions

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October 11: Half Price Cat Adoptions

  We are offering a half price adoption special for all cats on Saturday, October 11th, during normal business hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.... Read more

Inverness Walks! Where History Comes Ali…

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Inverness Walks! Where History Comes Alive!

Inverness Walks! Will resume October 17, 2014 - 10:30 am  The next walking tour of downtown Inverness will take place on Friday, October 17th, and is... Read more

October 25 HALLOWEEN EVENT

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October 25  HALLOWEEN EVENT

Movies in the Park & Festival Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Children & Adult Costume Contest! Pre-Carved Pumpkin Contest! Fun Activities! Games! The event will be held at:  Lecanto... Read more

November 1: First Time Homebuyer Class

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November 1: First Time Homebuyer Class

A First Time Homebuyer's class is being offered by Housing Services. Participants who attend the entire session will receive a Certificate of Completion that is... Read more

New Day, New You

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New Day, New You

Coastal RegionTuesday, October 14, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Come join us at the library to get fit and healthy! New Day, New You is a... Read more

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