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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Upcoming Events

Career Online High School Meetup

cohs-logoCome learn about the newest program offered by Literacy Services. Learn how Career Online High School works, the benefits, and how to sign up! COHS is made possible by a partnership between Florida Department of Library and Information Services, Gale Cengage, and public libraries.

Central Ridge
Friday, December 16, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Coastal Region
Tuesday, January 17, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Free Movie: The Choice

choiceTravis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) is a ladies' man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive.

Central Ridge
Friday, December 16, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

 

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Pinterest: Getting Started

pinterestJoin us for an informative presentation that will introduce the basics of Pinterest. Learn how to navigate Pinterest and utilize it for your crafting needs. In this class you’ll learn why people use Pinterest, how to create your own Pinterest account, create boards, search for crafts, and more. A question and answer session will follow. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space. 

Coastal Region
Thursday, December 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


 

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Stories with Santa

carolersJoin us for Santa's annual visit to the library. Enjoy listening to some favorite Christmas stories, visit with Santa, make reindeer food, play reindeer games and sing-a-long with our Floral City Heritage Council carolers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Floral City Library.

Floral City
Thursday, December 15, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Winter Wonderland: Stories With Santa

winterwonderlandCome to the Homosassa Public Library and visit our Winter Wonderland where you and your family can get into the holiday spirit by listening to some favorite Christmas stories, make a craft, decorate a cookie and join us for some Christmas Carol Karaoke. We will also have a visit from Santa where children will be able to tell Santa their wishes. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Homosassa
Thursday, December 15, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Adults Create: Holiday Cork Tree Ornaments

cork-treeJoin us to create beautiful ornaments for your holiday tree or as a topper for a gift to someone special. We will be using recycled wine corks and ribbons. All supplies provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lakes Region Library. Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Government & Law

 E-GOVERNMENT DIRECTORY


LOCAL
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

          - Board Meeting Calendar
          - Board Agenda and Minutes

Citrus County Clerk of Courts
Citrus County Property Appraiser
Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
Citrus County Tax Collector
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

 

STATE
Cabinet of the State of Florida
Florida Building Codes Online - From the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Incorporates building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, and administrative codes—accessibility, energy, coastal, manufactured, and state agency codes.
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Information on driver licenses, handbooks, motor vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, and the Highway Patrol.
Florida Government Information Locator
Florida Representative Jimmie T. Smith -
District 34
Florida House of Representatives
Florida Senate -
Search bills and statutes and find your legislators.
Florida State Senator, Charles S. "Charlie" Dean Sr. -
District 5
Florida Statutes -
1997-2015
MyFlorida.com -
The official portal of the State of Florida.
Office of the Governor of the State of Florida
Southwest Florida Water Management District
State Archives of Florida -
The central repository for the archives of Florida's state government. 

FEDERAL
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - From the Constitution Society website.
Charters of Freedom - From the National Archives, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States’ Constitution.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Congressman Richard Nugent - Florida's 11th Congressional District

USA.gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
GPO Access - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2012 - From the U.S. Census Bureau.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senator Marco Rubio
Thomas
- In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.
White House

LAW
American Bar Association - Provides lawyer resources, legal education, public resources, "Find Legal Help", lawyer locator, ABA Journal, and more.
FindLaw.com - Provides legal resources for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.
Florida Family Law Forms - Download forms that the Florida Supreme Court has approved for public consumption, based upon opinions the Court has issued. Forms are listed chronologically according to the section of Florida Rules of Court that pertains to family law, which is section 12.
HG.org Legal Resources - Find law firms, expert witnesses, court reporters, process servers, investigators, legal jobs, and more.
Lawyers.com - From LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Find a lawyer, ask a lawyer, contact a lawyer, research legal information, free message boards, and join a scheduled chat.
Legal Information Institute - A research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Wex, formerly called Law about... Wex is  a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
The Florida Bar Online - Florida Bar's online services and information
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VOTING AND ELECTIONS
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections - Provides information on voter registration, polling precincts, candidates and officials, absentee voting, early voting, and more.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) - Administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.
Florida Department of State - Division of Elections - Comprised of the Director’s Office and three bureaus: Voting Systems Certification, Election Records and Voter Registration Services.
Florida Elections Commission - Enforces the campaign finance laws for Florida.
League of Women Voters - A nonpartisan political organization that since 1920 works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Project Vote Smart - Thousands of citizens working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials.

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