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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
All libraries will be closed for  Labor Day on Monday, September 5th.  Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6th.

 

Upcoming Events

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

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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Adults Create: Pinecone Flowers

pinecone-flowersDecorate 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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Friends of the Floral City Library Meeting

floralcityThe Friends of the Library are non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing public library service for the citizens of Citrus County.

Friends are people who love books, love to read, and want to help others enjoy the pleasure of reading. Friends donate time and resources to the libraries and Friends’ organizations. Friends believe that they can make the difference between a good Library System and a great Library System. Friends of the Library work to make libraries and their community better.

Become part of a fun group that makes a real difference. You can download an application form, fill it out, and bring it into your local library today.

Floral City 
Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

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Appy Hour: Downloading Apps Android

androidBring your Android device and learn how to download and install apps or applications form the Play Store. (NOTE: Classes for Kindle and iPad are taught separately). Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, September 12, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Kids Create: Creative Jars

glitter-jarsJoin us at the library for some artistic fun. Use your creative side to make glittered glass jars.

Lakes Region
Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Click here for Schedules) 

 

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Wanted: Teen Techsperts

teen-techspertDo you know a lot about technology ? Do you want to share that knowledge and help mentor an adult with all their technology questions?  If you're looking for a unique  challenge this program is for you.  Earn scholarship hours while helping others learn. This informational meeting will answer all your questions about this rewarding opportunity.

Floral City
Saturday, September 10, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Genealogy

PREMIUM DATABASES
Ancestry Library Edition
- Over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases for conducting genealogical and history research. Available to users in the library only.
HeritageQuest Online (Access from inside the Library)
HeritageQuest Online (Library Card Number Required for access from outside of the Library) - U.S. federal census records from 1790-1930 and over 25,000 family and local histories.

ETHNIC SOURCES
Center for Jewish History - Contains holdings of approximately 100 million archival documents, a half million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings, and textiles. 
Ireland Census- The censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage. You can perform a free search on The National Archives of Ireland website. Site also contains some very informative History of Ireland in the early 20th century. Note: not available on ALE.
Italian Genealogy - Italian genealogy, New York death records and more.
Yad Vashem - Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. A free, easily searchable database containing the names of over three million holocaust victims. 

FLORIDA RESOURCES
Citrus County Genealogical Society

Citrus Springs Genealogy Society
Florida State Genealogical Society  

GENERAL RESOURCES
Access Genealogy - Premier online resource for Native American records, surnames, United States genealogy, cemetery records, military records, biographies, census records, and vital records.
Cyndi's List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
FamilySearch - Site produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Genealogy Articles, Tips & Research Guides - Metasite compiled by Joe Beine.
Genealogy Relationship Chart - Ten generation chart from About.com.
Genealogy Search Help for Google - Free site to help you use Google to research your genealogy.
Genealogy Today
Genealogy Trails - Finding Ancestors... wherever their trails led.
Guide for Interviewing Family Members - From the Okeechobee Genealogical Society.
Heraldica - Information on heraldry in the form of texts, images, and links.
National Archives - Information useful in tracing Native American descent, passport applications from October 1795 - March 1925, and records of discharged military personnel.
National Genealogical Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the country's oldest genealogical organization, devoted to collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical matter relating to New England families. Available to users in the library only.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records - Online death indexes by state and county
RootsWeb.com - Oldest and largest free genealogy site includes Social Security Death Index, immigrant ships transcribers guild.
Stephen P. Morse - A One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy.
Vital Records - Links to information on how to obtain vital records for all 50 states.

IMMIGRATION
CastleGarden.org - Free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 - 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Ellis Island
- American Family Immigration History Center.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Transcriptions of passenger lists from more than 4,000 ships not limited to those that came through Ellis Island.
Information Wanted - A database of advertisement for Irish immigrants published in the Boston Pilot.
Microfilm Roll Numbers for USA Passenger Arrival Records - NARA & LDS Family History Library catalog numbers.
Norway-Heritage Project - Covers pre-1875 Norwegian emigrants including passengers from 400+ journeys and images of many early ships.

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