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Friday, July 01, 2016
All libraries will be closed for  Independence Day on Monday, July 4th.  Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday,

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Upcoming Events

Tobacco Cessation Class

tobacco-cessationGulfCoast North Area Health Education Center is partnering with Citrus County Library System to provide a FREE 2-hour tobacco dependence seminar. Anyone interested in quitting tobacco can participate and will be provided with a free and optional supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, or lozenges. This program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. To register and find out more information, please call (813)929-1000 ext 204 or visit www.gnahec.org. Space is limited.

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Exercise Your Mind: Brain Health- As You Age

You can make a difference! The health of your body and brain depends on your lifestyle choices, which are under your control. A Brain Healthy lifestyle depends on how you feed your brain, move your body, sleep, socialize, learn new things, and create new memories. Learn about the risks to brain health, cognitive side effects of common drugs, diet-related diseases, and preventing falls. Discover the best foods for brain health. Replace brain fog with brain fit.

Coastal Region
Thursday, July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Web Design: Getting Started

In this class we will learn the basics of web design using a site builder. We’ll cover some of the most commonly asked questions about creating your own website. You’ll learn how to set up an account, create a home page, and add text, images, and links. A question and answer session will follow. An e-mail address and your own computer are required. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space.

Coastal Region
Thursday, July 14, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Off to the Races

srp-childrenGet ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

Central Ridge
Thursday, July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Coastal Region
Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

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Exercise Your Mind: Card Games

Exercise Your Mind through playing strategy games.  Join library staff to learn how to play games such as:  Play Nine, Sequence, Wizard, Phase 10,  and Rummikub.  These games will stimulate your brain as you work strategically to win!  (Library will have these games available for you to play!)  Registration is required/Limit 12.

Central Ridge
Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Movie Matinee: The Good Dinosaur

good-dinosaurCome join us and bring the family as we watch the newest Pixar® movie, The Good Dinosaur. In a world where the asteroid never hit Earth, dinosaurs have evolved to be smarter, taking the places of humans today. Arlo is one of these dinosaurs, forced to find his way home after being swept away in a flash flood. Meeting new friends and facing new enemies, Arlo has to find the courage to face his fears and continue on home.

Homosassa
Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Citrus County


ITRUS COUNTY

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library - Links to major topics of interest.
Citrus County Historical Society

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
2-1-1 United Way Helpline
 - Calls to the helpline are answered by Community Resource Advisors who search a comprehensive database of listings and provide practical information about how to get help from government programs and community agencies in the callers area.
Wireless Hotspots in Citrus County - local establishments making temporary WiFi available.

COMMUNITY WEBSITES
Citrus Springs Directory
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

GOVERNMENT
Citrus County Government

NEWS
Citrus County Chronicle Online

RECREATION
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce - Information, calendar of events, and tourism information.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park - Manatee information, upcoming events.
ManateeCam.com - Digital images from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park's underwater observatory.
Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee - A 46-mile stretch of railroad track that was converted to a paved recreational trail suitable for hiking, biking, and skating. Horseback riding is available on a separate trail along side the paved trail. 

Recreation Guide and MapsFrom the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
VisitCitrus.com - Find out what's happening in Citrus County. Includes a photo gallery, event calendar, and a printable brochure.
Withlacoochee State Forest - Declared as one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.

ROADS
Suncoast Parkway 2 - Florida Department of Transportation's web site for the Suncoast Parkway, Project 2.

SCHOOLS
Citrus County School District

WEATHER
Evacuation Zones FloridaDisaster, Florida Division of Emergency Management. These county-wide evacuation route and zone maps are based upon the most up-to-date regional evacuation studies and are intended for general reference.
Shelters Citrus County storm shelters.

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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...

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Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

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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...

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Pre-GED: Language Arts

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

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Did you know that according to the Florida Legislature Report from February, 2014 in Citrus County 1 in 4 people are functionally illiterate and that...

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GED Science Test Prep

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In this instructor led class, learners will take and review practice GED exams on multiple sciences, including: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. This...

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Pre-GED: Social Studies

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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,...

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Pre-GED: Science

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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...

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Pre-GED: Essay Writing

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Pre-GED Essay Writing - In this instructor led class, learners will review how to write an essay and work on increasing their reading comprehension. The...

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

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Historical Novel Society

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: A Day at the Circus

Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Focus on the Fifties

Celebrate the 1950’s with popular activities from the decade.  Join us back...

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Get in the Game READ: Totally Twisted

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Off to the Races

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of…

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

If you aren't familiar with Medicare or the other available resources, or if you just want to brush up on what you already know, SHINE... Read more

Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery…

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Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery Summer Camp

The Friends of the Crystal River State Parks, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Park Service, the Florida Coastal Office (FCO) and the Florida Public... Read more

UF/IFAS Extension Services: Summer Yout…

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