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Thursday, February 11, 2016

 

Central Ridge Library will close early on Friday, February 12th, at 1:00 pm in preparation for the
6th Annual Love Your Library Evening “Doo-Wop Hop” sponsored by the Library Advisory Board!
Tickets on sale now.

 

Upcoming Events

Meet the Author Fred Brannen

fred-brannenFred Brannen, author of At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay: A Fictionalized Memoir, will discuss the process of creating the novel, perform short readings from his book, and answer audience questions. The author will have copies of his book for sale and signing.

Coastal Region
Tuesday, February 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Ridge
Thursday, February 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Homosassa
Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lakes Region
Tuesday, March 08, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Floral City
Thursday, March 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

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Wii Wednesdays!

tnt-wiiCoastal Region Branch
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5 pm

(Check the calendar)

Youth and teens are invited to come out and play Wii games at the Coastal Region Branch, on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of the month. Games may include Mario Cart, Wii Sports, Rock Band, and Dance, Dance Revolution. Sponsered by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. 

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Taking the Mystery out of Floral Design Workshop

This hands-on introduction to Floral Design is being presented by the Floral City Garden Club.  Participants will learn the mechanics of floral design along with design basics and each registered participant will create an arrangement to take home . Registration is required. Please register with the online calendar, in person, or by calling us at 352-726-3671.

Floral City
Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Free Movie Showing: The Intern

internWhen 70 year old widower Ben Whittaker  (Robert DeNiro) has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be, he seizes an opportunity to get back in the game.  He becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.  Experience never gets old and neither does this comedy!

Central Ridge
Wednesday, February 24, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

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SHINE

shineIf 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 from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs can help. The presentation provides information and resources on how to make informed choices when it comes to Medicare eligibility, supplemental insurance,  advantage plans, prescription drug coverage and savings programs. All SHINE programs are free and unbiased; counseling is always confidential.

 

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AARP Driving School

aarp-drivingRegistration Required, Call Larry Wilson (352) 513-4790. Driving School skills for Seniors.

Coastal Region

Tuesday, February 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Education

FINANCIAL AID
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- From the U.S. Department of Education.
FinAid - Comprehensive guide to scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and more.

HOME SCHOOLING
American Homeschool Association (AHA)
- Include an online news and discussion list which provides news, information, and resources for homeschoolers, media contacts, and education officials.
Florida Home Schooling

Florida Parent-Educators Association - Provides support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and by giving individual encouragement.

READING LISTS FOR CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Read the Books
~Accelerated Books & Reading Counts

RESOURCES
Internet Public Library 
- Library services for Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources, and direct assistance to individuals through the "Ask A Question" Service.

Awesome Library - Organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.
EduHound
- Everything for education K-12.
FCAT Explorer -
Interactive practice site available for all students in Citrus County. Log in is required. Student sign-in name is their last name and first initial; password consists of the first four letters of their last name and their month and day of birth.
           
For example: John Smith born April 26 would sign-in as Smithj and use the password smit0426.
Khan Academy - A personalized learning resource for all ages.
Learning Network Blog - Teaching and Learning with The New York Times.
Students.gov - An official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families, providing easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government.

SCHOOLS
Citrus County School District -
Citrus County K-12 public schools.
Distance LearningFrom About.com.
Florida Private Schools

Greatschools.net - A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools, support children's education, and improve community schools.
National Association of Independent Schools - Locate schools, access a free career center, and browse thousands of items by topic.
School Districts in Florida

Search for Public Schools - From the National Center for Education Statistics.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Bethune-Cookman University
Braintrack University Index
- A worldwide university-index on the Internet. Contains information about universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions from all over the world.
College of Central Florida (CCF) - With campuses and centers located throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.
CollegeNET
- Over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program, save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Eckerd College
Edward Waters College
Florida Community Colleges & Workforce Education
New College of Florida
Saint Leo University
University of Miami
Withlacoochee Technical College

UNIVERSITIES IN FLORIDA (State University System)
Florida A&M University
- Tallahassee
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton
Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft. Myers
Florida International University - Miami
Florida State University - Tallahassee
University of Florida - Gainesville
University of Central Florida - Orlando
University of North Florida - Jacksonville
University of South Florida - Tampa
University of West Florida - Pensacola

WRITING & STYLE GUIDES
APA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

Citation Aid - This is a comprehensive site that allows you to use several different citations styles.
Citation Style Guide - Guidelines for preparing your paper. From CitationOnline.net.
Electronic References - Covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media. From APA Style.org.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

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