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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
All libraries will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th.  Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday,

May 31st.

Upcoming Events

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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Get in the Game READ: Clue Live

srp-yaAre you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues to solve the mystery in this live role-playing game.

Lakes Region
Tuesday, June 07, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Central Ridge
Tuesday, June 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Homosassa
Thursday, June 23, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Exercise Your Mind Trivia Challenge

srp-adultKeep your mind in shape this summer with Exercise Your Mind Trivia. Warm up tonight for a summer of fun while participating in some trivia contests before learning all about our challenge event.  Sign up as an individual, a team or a family unit.  Every two weeks you will receive a specially designed set of questions to challenge you.  At the end of July during our finale party, the winner of the most quiz rounds will be awarded a fantastic prize and their photo will be displayed in the library!

Floral City
Tuesday, June 07, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Creative Coloring for Adults

celtic-mandalaAdult coloring is here! Coloring generates wellness and stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. We’ll provide multiple coloring pages to choose from as well as a nice selection of colored pencils, markers, and crayons. We’ll also provide a welcoming environment with soothing music to help you relax and enjoy some YOU time. No registration necessary. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Public Library.

Homosassa
Tuesday, June 7, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Friends of the Lakes Region Library Business Meeting

lakesThe 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.

Lakes Region
Tuesday, June 07, 10:45 AM - 12:00 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 Worldwide Legal Directories - 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 Elections 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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