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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
All libraries will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th.  Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday,

May 31st.

Upcoming Events

Clothespin Creations

Put down your laundry and see what else you can do with those clothespins. Come create a small household project made using recycled cans and clothespins decorated with paint or paper. Registration is required.

Homosassa
Wednesday, June 08, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Yoga Fun

srp-childrenStretch like a tree and roar like a lion while exploring yoga. Learn different poses, breathing techniques, and balance through stories and games with yoga instructor Dawn Waltonbaugh.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, June 08, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Homosassa
Friday, June 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Central Ridge
Thursday, June 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Coastal Region
Monday, June 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Floral City
Thursday, June 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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STEAM: Skyscraper Engineering Challenge

We challenge youngsters in grades 5th and up to harness your building skills and create the tallest and most stable skyscraper! Use toothpicks, paper, straws and marshmallows to see how your skyscraper stacks up against the rest.

Floral City
Wednesday, June 08, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 

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Teen Movie @ Your Library: Soul Surfer

soul-surferTweens and teens, join us for a PG rated film. This is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.  This film reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, June 08, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Get in the game - READ: Act Up!

srp-yaFun and kooky theater games will have you roaring with laughter. Play improv and other cool theater games.

Coastal Region
Tuesday, June 07, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Homosassa
Thursday, June 16, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Floral City
Thursday, June 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Get in the Game, READ!: Library Games

srp-yaPlay a variety of challenges to show off your library skills! Go on a library scavenger hunt. Compete against your peers in book relay races. Race to the finish line and beat your friends in a book stacking competition. See who can be the quietest in the "Silent Library" game.

Central Ridge
Tuesday, June 07, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lakes Region
Tuesday, June 21, 3:30 PM - 4:30 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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