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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Upcoming Events

STEM @ Your Library: Engineering the Holidays

stem-libraryJoin us at the library for some educational fun. Learn about the STEM concepts. Every month we will cover a different topic. All materials will be provided. This month's topic will be Holiday Engineering projects. Get in the spirit of the holidays by working together to create fun festive activities. See how many "holiday projects" you can accomplish.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, December 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

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Tween and Teen Card Making Class: Winter

card-making-suppliesTweens and Teens can join miss Debbie for a fun-filled class creating handmade Winter cards.  Learn special card making techniques, such as: rubber stamping, die cutting, punching, and embellishing.  Attendees will create two separate greeting cards to take home.

Coastal Region
Wednesday, December 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Holiday Cheer @ the Library

holiday-cheerTime to spread some holiday cheer.  Take a moment to stop by the library to share holiday wishes, listen to music, make a special holiday decoration and enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Floral City Library!

Floral City
Tuesday, December 20, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Make Your Own Gingerbread House

gingerbread-houseGet in the holiday spirit and create your very own Gingerbread house! Be creative as you design a special treat to share with your family for the holidays. Supplies will be provided and registration is required for this event.

Central Ridge
Tuesday, December 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Appy Hour Getting Started with iPad

ipad-photoBring your iPad and questions. Learn about initial setup steps and basic functions of the device. (NOTE: Classes for Kindle and Android are taught separately). Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, December 19, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

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Coastal Cinema: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

national-lampoons-christmas-vacation

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. A Warner Brothers movie.

Coastal Region
Saturday, December 17, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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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