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Friday, July 29, 2016

Upcoming Events

Adults Create: Pinecone Flowers

Decorate pine cones to look like "mum" flowers using paint and your creative talents.  All materials provided.  Registration required.
Central Ridge
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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Sunshine State Romance Authors

ssraDylan Newton, multi-published author, will present a workshop on “Guidelines for Writing a Novella.”

Homosassa
Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Adult Literacy New Tutor Training

Make a difference in your community! Join us for a workshop to become a new volunteer adult literacy tutor. Learn proven methods to teach reading, writing, and English speaking skills to adult learners. Specific topics will include: How Adults Learn, Understanding Learning Styles, Word Recognition Strategies, Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies, Teaching Conversational Skills to English Language Learners, and Creating Lesson Plans with Confidence. No prior teaching experience is needed. Space is limited. Patrons can register by calling Literacy Services at(352)628-5626.

Homosassa
Thursday, August 11, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday, August 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Movie Matinee: The Intern

internA retired successful business owner and widower (Robert De Niro) lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman (Anne Hathaway). Warner Bros. ®

Homosassa
Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Appy Hour: Taking Photos and Photo Storage Android

android-photoBring your Android device and learn how to use the camera and photo storage capabilities of your device. (NOTE: Classes for iPad and Kindle are taught separately). Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, August 08, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Many Hats of Vulture

Vultures are amazing birds, but they are often misunderstood.  Learning just how unique these birds are can hlep you better appreciate their place in the world's avifauna and how important this conversation is today.  Andrea and Michelle from the Wildlife Park will be talking about everything you ever wanted to know about vultures.

Central Ridge
Monday, August 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 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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Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Train…

Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Training

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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Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

Do you dream of becoming an American citizen? Join us at the library for five weeks of classes designed to teach individuals the skills they...

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Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

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

Pre-GED: Language Arts

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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Citrus Libraries Adult Literacy Services - New Tutor Training

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

GED Science Test Prep

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

Pre-GED: Social Studies

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

Pre-GED: Science

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

Pre-GED: Essay Writing

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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Sunshine State Romance Authors

Dylan Newton, multi-published author, will present a workshop on “Guidelines for Writing...

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United Way ReadingPals Training

Reading aloud to young children is very important for early brain development....

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Get in the Game READ: Chocolate Games

Come to this delicious competition comprised of only chocolate-inspired events. Compete to...

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Movie Matinee: The Intern

A retired successful business owner and widower (Robert De Niro) lands an...

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Appy Hour Getting Started with iPad

Bring your iPad and questions. Learn about initial setup steps and basic...

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Exercise Your Mind: Keep Calm and Color-Whimsical …

Find your inner calm by coloring away your cares. We'll provide multiple...

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Exercise Your Mind: Making Memories: Family Vacati…

Join us to learn scrapbooking techniques to preserve your family memories and...

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Exercise Your Mind: Nutrition and Health Benefits

This class is being taught by Susan Lorain. This class is all...

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Exercise Your Mind: Tai Chi Workshop

Join instructor Nancy Kamm at this Tai Chi workshop to learn about the...

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Exercise Your Mind: Trivia Challenge Finale

Tonight is the night! The big announcement of the winners of the...

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December 5:Dusty Road Rangers @ The Old…

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 December 5:Dusty Road Rangers @ The Old Courthouse Museum

One Courthouse SquareInverness, Florida  Back by popular demand, the Dusty Road Rangers on Saturday, July 16 at 7pm at The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Tickets are... Read more

Movies in the Park: July 16, 2016

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Movies in the Park: July 16, 2016

It’s time again for another of Citrus County Parks & Recreations Movie in the Park Events. This months movie will be "Zootopia" Rated PG. Pre-Show Activities are from 6:30... Read more

Tobacco Cessation Class

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Tobacco Cessation Class

GulfCoast 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... Read more

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

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