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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Upcoming Events

NaNoWriMo Kickoff

Picture of NaNo logoNaNoWriMo is an annual creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges writers to complete a 50,000 word goal by the end of the month. This kick off event will give you an opportunity to meet some of your fellow writers and provide you with some resources to call upon when writer's block sets in.

Lakes Region
Saturday, October 08, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For more information on NaNo or to register yourself as a participant, visit the official National Novel Writing Month website at http://www.nanowrimo.org

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Altered Book Art Series

altered-art-booIn this program from the Altered Book Art Series you will be creating a Halloween decoration for your home from a recycled book.  Weave a web of spooky delights with bats, ghosts and skeletons! Registration is required.

Floral City
Friday, October 07, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 

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Everyday English ESOL Class


esol-classLearners can practice their English communication skills through guided conversation groups using fun questions on a variety of topics, known as Cathy's Cards. Volunteer tutors assist "English as a Second Language" learners with pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and understanding English idioms.

Lakes Region
Fridays, 1:00 -2:30 PM
 
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Free Movie: Miracles from Heaven

miracles-from-heavenAnna Beam (Kylie Rogers) lives with a rare, incurable disorder that leaves her unable to digest food. Despite the dire diagnosis, devoted mom Christy (Jennifer Garner) relentlessly searches for a way to save her beloved daughter. Everything changes in an instant when Anna tells an amazing story of a visit to heaven after surviving a headlong tumble into a tree. Her family and doctors become even more baffled when the young girl begins to show signs of recovering from her fatal condition.

Central Ridge
Friday, October 07, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

 

 

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Half Day Happenings: Harvest Fest

crafting-suppliesStop by the library on early dismissal day to celebrate the bounty of the autumn season at our Harvest Fest of crafts and activities.

Homosassa
Friday, October 07, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Medicaid/Medicare & Estate Planning for Seniors Workshop

medicaid-flMedicaid/Medicare & Estate Planning for Seniors Workshop. This is an informational workshop to explore Medicaid, Medicare and Estate Planning for Seniors.

Homosassa
Thursday, October 06, 2:00 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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