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LOCAL
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

          - Board Meeting Calendar
          - Board Agenda and Minutes

Citrus County Clerk of Courts
Citrus County Property Appraiser
Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
Citrus County Tax Collector
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

 

STATE
Cabinet of the State of Florida
Florida Building Codes Online - From the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Incorporates building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, and administrative codes—accessibility, energy, coastal, manufactured, and state agency codes.
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Information on driver licenses, handbooks, motor vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, and the Highway Patrol.
Florida Government Information Locator
Florida Representative Jimmie T. Smith -
District 34
Florida House of Representatives
Florida Senate -
Search bills and statutes and find your legislators.
Florida State Senator, Charles S. "Charlie" Dean Sr. -
District 5
Florida Statutes -
1997-2015
MyFlorida.com -
The official portal of the State of Florida.
Office of the Governor of the State of Florida
Southwest Florida Water Management District
State Archives of Florida -
The central repository for the archives of Florida's state government. 

FEDERAL
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - From the Constitution Society website.
Charters of Freedom - From the National Archives, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States’ Constitution.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Congressman Richard Nugent - Florida's 11th Congressional District

USA.gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
GPO Access - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2012 - From the U.S. Census Bureau.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senator Marco Rubio
Thomas
- In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.
White House

LAW
American Bar Association - Provides lawyer resources, legal education, public resources, "Find Legal Help", lawyer locator, ABA Journal, and more.
FindLaw.com - Provides legal resources for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.
Florida Family Law Forms - Download forms that the Florida Supreme Court has approved for public consumption, based upon opinions the Court has issued. Forms are listed chronologically according to the section of Florida Rules of Court that pertains to family law, which is section 12.
HG.org Legal Resources - Find law firms, expert witnesses, court reporters, process servers, investigators, legal jobs, and more.
Lawyers.com - From LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Find a lawyer, ask a lawyer, contact a lawyer, research legal information, free message boards, and join a scheduled chat.
Legal Information Institute - A research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Wex, formerly called Law about... Wex is  a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
The Florida Bar Online - Florida Bar's online services and information
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VOTING AND ELECTIONS
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections - Provides information on voter registration, polling precincts, candidates and officials, absentee voting, early voting, and more.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) - Administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.
Florida Department of State - Division of Elections - Comprised of the Director’s Office and three bureaus: Voting Systems Certification, Election Records and Voter Registration Services.
Florida Elections Commission - Enforces the campaign finance laws for Florida.
League of Women Voters - A nonpartisan political organization that since 1920 works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Project Vote Smart - Thousands of citizens working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials.

Technology Classes

Technology Education

Learn computer skills and applications from the absolute basics to creating and editing digital formats. (Click here for schedules)

 

Getting Started with Computers I & II - This class will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, programs, and applications. You will learn how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. This class will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System on a Desktop system. Prerequisites: None.

Microsoft Word: Getting Started - This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to use the Menu and Tool bars, Spell Check, and the Help menu. This class will also cover creating, saving, and opening documents, along with copy and paste techniques. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Microsoft Word: Intermediate - This class introduces some of the more advanced features commonly used in Microsoft Word 2010. You will learn how to use templates, create tables, and learn formatting skills. Prerequisites: Microsoft Word: Getting Started or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

File Management - This class will cover how to create and save files, navigate through the files on your computer, and recognize different file types, as well as how to delete or retrieve files. We will also discuss the different storage options you will have for your files. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Internet Basics - The class will introduce you to fundamental procedures for manipulating information searches on the internet — how to locate your browser, start and run a search engine, direct and evaluate information searches, and keep the useful information at hand. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Online Safety & Privacy - This class will present an overview of how to protect your computer and yourself while working online. The topics discussed will include anti-virus programs, spyware, firewalls, cookies, Trojan Horses, phishing, pharming, other email scams, and various malware. You will learn how to spot potential problems and how to protect your computer. It is recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics class or have a basic understanding of the use of the internet.

Getting Started with Gmail - In this class, you will learn how to compose and send emails, attach and open file attachments, add and manage contacts. Prerequisites: A valid Gmail account is required, along with a basic understanding of how to use a mouse and keyboard. It is recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics class.

Microsoft Excel Basics - This class is an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010. You will learn about some of the tabs and menus in Excel, while learning how to enter data into cells, perform simple equations, and graph your results. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics - This class is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. This class will cover the basics of how to create a professional-looking presentation using PowerPoint. It will cover slides, transitions, animations, and adding pictures. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Google: Getting Started - This class introduces some of the basics of Google. In this class we will discuss how to use Google for searches, learn effective search strategies, use Google Maps, and other helpful services Google provides. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; strong keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Getting Started with Facebook - Facebook is an online social networking service. This class introduces some of the basics of Facebook. In this class we’ll discuss why Facebook is used, help you create your own Facebook account, navigate through basic settings, learn how to add pictures, send friend requests, like pages, and help you get started using Facebook today! Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I & II or equivalent computer skills; experience using the Internet. An e-mail address is required. Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics: The World Wide Web class as well as our File Management Class. Time: 1 Hour or Less

 

Getting Started with Gmail - To get by in today's technologically advanced world it is important to be able to communicate with others in a variety of ways. Email has been the staple form of electronic communication for years now and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. In this class you will learn how to compose and send emails, attach and open attachments, as well as add and manage contacts. A valid Gmail account is required, as well as a basic understanding of how to use a mouse and keyboard. Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics: The World Wide Web class as well as our File Management Class. Time: 2 Hours


Pre-GED Classes

Pre-GED Class Descriptions
(Click here for calendar of classes)
Registration required, please contact the library for assistance and more information.

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Pre-GED Math - In this instructor led class, learners will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions, solving word problems, and understanding decimals and percent.

Pre-GED Algebra/Geometry - In this instructor led class, learners will review algebraic concepts that include: signed numbers, solving equations, word problems, exponents, roots, and graphs. Geometric concepts covered in the class include: lines and angles, triangles and quadrangles, and circles and volume.

Pre-GED Language Arts - In this instructor led class, learners will review basic grammar, build vocabulary, improve spelling, and increase reading comprehension.

Pre-GED Essay WritingIn this instructor led class, learners are taught how to write an essay, with a review of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. The topics covered include: sentences, paragraphs, subject- verb agreement, and verb tenses.

Pre-GED Science  - In this instructor led class learners review the basics of multiple sciences which include: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context cues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts..

Pre-GED Social Studies In this instructor led class, learners review social studies including: U.S. history, world history, civics, geography, and economics. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context clues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts.

Can Your Mouse Pass the GED? - This instructor led class focuses on the fact that the 2014 GED is completely computerized. Learners needing hands-on computer skills can practice such topics as: mousing, menus, maximizing, minimizing, maneuvering the online calculator, and more.

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