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Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Florida Public Archaeology Network - Material Culture

fl-public-archaeology-network-logoArchaeology is the study of human beings through the artifacts left behind by past people. The items we choose to surround ourselves with define who we are as individuals and within our culture. These physical objects and architecture can express a great deal of information about the cultures they represent. Learn to think about how and why people from all over the world and throughout time have expressed themselves through signs, symbols, and material culture. A Florida Public Archaeology Network Program. Presented by Nigel Rudolph.

Coastal Region
Monday, November 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

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Genealogy Fair: Genealogy and DNA

Jackie Reiss will be available to assist people  in becoming informed about their ancestry, especially how DNA testing can be used to help them find their roots and interact with their DNA relatives.genealogy-1

Lakes Region

Saturday, November 05, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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Genealogical Fair Opening Presentation

family-treeAre you researching your genealogy and looking for a little help? The Citrus County Genealogical Society will be taking appointments to sit with you and give some tips. The Opening Presentation will be given by the President of the Citrus County Genealogical Society. Appointments will be a half hour long. Bring what information you have and come prepared to learn. While you wait check out some of our genealogical resources. Registration for appointments is required as space is limited. However, all presentations are open to everyone.

Lakes Region
Saturday, November 05, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Coastal Cinema: Me Before You

me-before-youA girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralyzed man she's taking care of. MGM

Coastal Region
Saturday, November 05, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Meet the Author: Michael Petellat

michael-petellatJoin us in welcoming local author Michael Petellat, known locally for his extensive knowledge of historic ships and boats. His recently published novel, The Spirit of Crystal River, details a treacherous coastal journey in an effort to reach Crystal River Florida. The crew has to deal with a number of hazards, not the least of which include the dangers of the Civil War.

Lakes Region
Friday, November 04, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Coastal Region
Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday, November 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Altered Book Art: Holiday Tree

altered-art-holiday-treesGet into the holiday spirit by creating a tree from a recycled book. Then turn it into a one-of-a-kind design by decorating it with a variety of ribbons, beads and embellishments.  Registration is required.

Floral City
Friday, November 04, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


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Buying and Selling on eBay

ebayJoin us for an informative presentation that will introduce the basics of buying and selling on eBay. Learn how to navigate eBay and utilize it for your buying and selling needs. In this class you’ll learn how to search, find average sales prices, and learn effective strategies to help you sell your items. A question and answer session will follow.

Coastal Region

Friday, November 04, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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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.

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.

Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Read the Books
~Accelerated Books & Reading Counts

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.
- 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. - 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.

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

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.
- 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

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
Electronic References - Covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media. From APA
MLA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

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Citizenship Classes

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

Pre-GED Tutor Workshop - Make a Differen…

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Make a difference and help other adults reach their personal and career goals. Attend our free hands-on workshop on how to be an effective Pre-GED...

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Would you like to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online? The Citrus County Library System offers Career Online High School (COHS) which...

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...

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...

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...

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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Movies in the Park: November 19, 2016

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Movies in the Park: November 19, 2016

It’s time again for another of Citrus County Parks & Recreations Movie in the Park Events. This months movie will be "Finding Dory" Rated PG.  Join us for... Read more

October 20: The Jazz Phools

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One Courthouse SquareInverness, Florida  Jazz & Acoustic Performances Music at the Museum, To Benefit The Citrus County Historical Society Upcoming Music Events Brochure The Jazz Phools are a group... Read more

October: FREE Animal Adoption Event

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Citrus County Animal Services is Celebrating October as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Citrus County Animal Services is holding a Free Adoption Event on Monday,... Read more

Tobacco Cessation Class

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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

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