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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Exercise Your Mind: Brain Body Messaging

This class is being taught by Dr. Susan Lorain. How the Mind Talks to the Body - This class explains the physical and emotional components of pain. How to listen to our bodies. Understanding the why behind pain. Practical tips on how we can feel better. A 2 minute meditation is demonstrated, one may join if inclined.

Central Ridge
Saturday, July 09, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

 

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Exercise Your Mind: Cooking Meals for 1

Please join Sarah M. Ellis, from the UF IFAS Extension on Monday, July 18th from 10:30am - 12:00pm for her program, "Cooking Meals for 1."

Homosassa
Saturday, July 09, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Ridge
Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Historical Novel Society

booksbling-webGroup will meet in the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. To promote interest in the reading and writing of the historical novel genre.

Central Ridge

Saturday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, August 13, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Altered Book Art: Wreaths

srp-adultAre you looking to spruce up a door or a 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 adult arts and crafts class is for you!  We will be using recycled book pages to create our large door wreaths or wall flowers. Registration is required.

Floral City
Friday, July 08, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Exercise Your Mind: Florida Trail Association

Join us as we learn about local trail systems during this presentation by the Florida Trail Association (FTA). The FTA develops, maintains, protects, and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). They provide opportunities for the public to hike, engage in outdoor recreation, participate in environmental education, and contribute to meaningful volunteer work.

Lakes Region
Friday, July 08, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Central Ridge
Monday, July 25, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Coastal Region
Friday, July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Tye Dye July

Come to the library from 10:30am-12:00pm to get your groove on and create the perfect summer Tye Dye! Bring a plain white T-shirt, socks, scarf or anything you'd like to use. We will have all the other coloring supplies for creating your very own unique tye dye! Registration is needed, so sign up quick before you miss this nifty craft.

Central Ridge
Friday, July 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Books & Literature

PREMIUM DATABASES

eBooks@netLibrary - Full-text electronic versions of published books that library patrons can search, borrow, and return over the Internet. Users must set up an account from within a library before being able to access this database remotely.
Books & Authors - Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.


BOOK REVIEWS, BOOKLISTS, & LITERARY AWARDS
Award Winners - from Powells.com.
Fresh Fiction
- Provides easy, accessible, and informative data on current authors and their available books.
New York Times Books - Book reviews, news, first chapters, bestsellers lists.  Registration (free) is required for full access to the site.
Oprah's Book Club - Archive of past book club choices.
Overbooked - specializes in literary and genre fiction information.
USA Today Best-Selling Books Database - Computer analysis of retail book sales.
Washington Post Book World  - Reviews, articles, bestseller lists, and online book club.
What's Next? - Search for books in a series.

BOOKSELLERS   
Add All - Comparison shop at more than 40 book websites.      
Alibris.comOver 60 million used, new, and out-of-print books.
Amazon.com - Bookseller.
Barnes and Noble
- Bookseller.
Books A Million - Bookseller.
Powell’s Bookstore
- Largest used and new bookstore in the world.

MYSTERY/CRIME FICTION
Poisoned Pen - Source for recommended reading and mystery links.
Stop - You're Killing MeResource for mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. Over 2100 authors, with complete chronological lists of their books (over 22,000 titles), both series and non-series.

ROMANCE FICTION
All About Romance - Book reviews, information about romance authors, message boards and discussion lists.
Romance Writers of America - Information on author appearances, new book releases, and a searchable database where you can locate titles based on geography, genre, or time period.

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Locus Online - News, Reviews, Resources, and Perspectives of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. 
SF Site: The Home Page for Science Fiction and Fantasy - Authors, awards, forthcoming books, bibliographies, audio books, and sci-fi bookstores.
Uchronia - The Alternate History List- Annotated bibliography of novels, essays, and short stories about alternate histories or "what ifs." You can search for titles by author, series, anthologies, and country.

WESTERNS
ReadWest - An online magazine for readers of Westerns, featuring book reviews, lists, and more.
Western Writers of America - WWA was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field.

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