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Friday, October 28, 2016

Upcoming Events

Floral City Night of Lights @ your library

luminariesStop by the library during the Floral City Night of Lights to shop the Friends of the Floral City Library: Art and Music Mini Book Sale, while enjoying music, playing a variety of board and card games and creating bookmarks.

Floral City
Thursday, November 10, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

Picture of NaNo logoA NaNoWriMo Write-In provides authors with a place to escape their daily distractions and get some much needed writing done. Bring your computer, tablet, notebooks, or whatever you are using to write your novel and join others in this creative space.

Thursday, November 10, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lakes Region
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Central Ridge
Saturday, November 26, 1:00 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

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International Games Day @ Your Library

games-fcGame on @ your library. Bring your family and friends and stop in to try your hand at playing a variety of some old favorite and some brand new games. You'll get a chance to play board games, card games, and of course Wii games. Young or old, beginner or expert, everyone is invited to play!

Coastal Region
Thursday, November 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lakes Region
Thursday, November 10, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Floral City
Saturday, November 19, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Central Ridge
Monday, November 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Special History Program: Seminole War Battles in Citrus Coun…

seminole-warsJoin James Marshall as he explores the Seminole War Battles in Citrus County. Mr. Marshall will speak about the battles of Withlacoochee, Spotted Lake, Fort Cooper, and Crystal River that occurred from 1835-1837. Enjoy a display of period small arms, audiovisual maps, and photographs.

Lakes Region
Wednesday, November 09, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM


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Appy Hour: Email Setup and Basics iPad

ipad-photoBring your iPad and questions. Begin using the email features of your tablet. Learn how to compose an email and how to attach files to send in the email. (NOTE: Classes for Android and Kindle are taught separately).  Registration is required.

Lakes Region
Monday, November 07, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Adults Create: Holiday Craft

puzzle-pointsettiaCreate a whimsical angel along with a puzzle piece poinsettia to celebrate the up-coming Holiday Season.  All materials are provided.  Registration is required.

Central Ridge
Monday, November 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Florida Public Archaeology Network - Material Culture

fl-public-archaeology-network-logoArchaeology is the study of human beings through the artifacts left behind by past people. The items we choose to surround ourselves with define who we are as individuals and within our culture. These physical objects and architecture can express a great deal of information about the cultures they represent. Learn to think about how and why people from all over the world and throughout time have expressed themselves through signs, symbols, and material culture. A Florida Public Archaeology Network Program. Presented by Nigel Rudolph.

Coastal Region
Monday, November 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

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Home Life

CONSUMERS - Get your free annual credit report online
Better Business Bureau
- Comparison shopping guide with product reviews, price comparisons, and store ratings - Information on car buying and repairs from a consumer advocate
Consumer Action Handbook - Free resource guide that provides general information on shopping for goods, services and tips about your consumer rights
Consumer Guide Automotive - Authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks - Compiles and analyzes available reviews of products
Consumer World- Public service, non-commercial guide

Division of Consumer Services - Providing education, information, and assistance to consumers with insurance concerns
Edmunds - Car buying guide
Epinions - Product reviews and price comparisons
Florida Consumer Complaints Guide
Florida State Library Consumer Information Directory
Kelley Blue Book - Car buying guide
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Information on vehicles and equipment including recalls and defects

AllCrafts - Craft projects and patterns
- Answers to everyday family life including recipes, entertainment, parenting, coupons, travel & more

Family.Org - Web site from Focus on the Family
National Family Association
PBS Parents - Features, advice, and educational activities

All Recipes
Betty Crocker
Epicurious - Offers cooking lessons, weekly field reports, plus chat rooms
Fast Food Facts
Nutritional information for fast food restaurants from
Food Network - Find all your television chefs and recipes here
Martha Stewart's Cooking & Entertaining
Meals for You - Searchable by category, and even gives a shopping list for the menus
The Reluctant Gourmet - Explains basic techniques and has a glossary section for
cooking terms
Top Secret Recipes

Antique Rose Emporium
Better Homes and Gardens
Do It Yourself (DIY) - Home Improvement Information
Gardening Launch Pad -
Over 5000 gardening web links for home gardeners - Sponsors open forums, seed & plant exchanges, and plant image database
Safe Kids Worldwide - Includes a Home Safety Encyclopedia, with tips on how to make your home a safer place
Monrovia Wholesale Nurseries - Detailed information on plants and landscaping
Southern Living Magazine

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All About Youtube

Join us for an informative presentation about Youtube. What is Youtube? Why is it so popular? We'll discuss how to...

Appy Hour: Email Setup and Basics for Android

Bring your Android Tablet and questions. Begin using the email features of your tablet. Learn how to compose an email...

Making Memories: Halloween

Join us to learn scrapbooking techniques to preserve your family memories and timeless traditions. We’ll supply the 12 X 12...

Preschool Stories: Halloween Fun

At Preschool Stories, we learn and play! This week will feature a special Halloween theme program and parade so feel...

Children's Halloween Party

Come join us for games, trick or treating, and fun crafts. Dress up in your Halloween costumes.  HomosassaWednesday, October 26, 3:00...

Halloween Stories and Costume Parade

Join us for children's Halloween stories, songs, and rhymes. Make a special trick-or-treat bag and parade around the library for...

Tobacco Cessation Class

GulfCoast North Area Health Education Center is partnering with Citrus County Library System to provide a FREE 2-hour tobacco dependence...

Half Day Happenings: Harvest Fest

Stop by the library on early dismissal day to celebrate the bounty of the autumn season at our Harvest Fest...

Keep Calm and Color: Halloween

Find your inner calm by coloring away your cares. We'll provide multiple coloring pages and a nice selection of colored...

Learn How to be More Employable

This workshop is for anyone committed to improving their employ-ability skills. In the first half of the workshop, participants will...

Fright Night At The Movies

Nicole Kidman stars as Grace who has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting...

AARP Smart Driver Course

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the...

Trick or Treat @ Your Library

Children, tweens and teens are invited to stop in throughout the day for a special Halloween treat! HomosassaMonday, October 31, 10:00...

Thank You Cards for our Veterans

Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and...

Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones - What's the D…

Can a Smartphone do everything a computer can? Do you need a tablet if you have a computer? Which is...

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost…

November is almost here, and that means National Novel Writing Month will be underway! National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo,...

Adults Create: Fall Clay Ornaments

Join us to learn how to make fun fall ornaments to decorate your home. All supplies provided courtesy of the...

Why Donate Blood

Join us at Lakes Region Library to hear Tom Davis, the District Community Development Coordinator for LifeSouth Community Blood Center,...





Adult Literacy

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Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

Do you dream of becoming an American citizen? Join us at the library for seven weeks of classes designed to teach individuals the skills they...

Pre-GED Tutor Workshop - Make a Differen…

Pre-GED Tutor Workshop - Make a Difference!

Make a difference and help other adults reach their personal and career goals. Attend our free hands-on workshop on how to be an effective Pre-GED...

Adult Literacy: Quarterly Continuing Edu…

Current tutors and those interested in becoming tutors are invited to Quarterly Continuing Education Meetings. At these (2.5 hour) meetings, which are held at alternating...

COHS: Career Online High School

COHS: Career Online High School

Would you like to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online? The Citrus County Library System offers Career Online High School (COHS) which...

Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

Pre-GED: Math/Algebra/Geometry

Pre-GED Math - In this instructor led class, learners will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers and fractions, solving word problems, and understanding...

Pre-GED: Language Arts

Pre-GED: Language Arts

Pre-GED Language Arts - In this instructor led class, learners will review basic grammar, build vocabulary, improve spelling, and increase reading comprehension. Pre-registration is encouraged to...

Pre-GED: Science

Pre-GED: Science

Pre-GED Science - In this instructor led class learners review the basics of multiple sciences which include: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. Throughout the course...

Pre-GED: Essay Writing

Pre-GED: Essay Writing

Pre-GED Essay Writing - In this instructor led class, learners will review how to write an essay and work on increasing their reading comprehension. The...

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Movies in the Park: November 19, 2016

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Movies in the Park: November 19, 2016

It’s time again for another of Citrus County Parks & Recreations Movie in the Park Events. This months movie will be "Finding Dory" Rated PG.  Join us for... Read more

October 20: The Jazz Phools

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October 20: The Jazz Phools

One Courthouse SquareInverness, Florida  Jazz & Acoustic Performances Music at the Museum, To Benefit The Citrus County Historical Society Upcoming Music Events Brochure The Jazz Phools are a group... Read more

October: FREE Animal Adoption Event

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October: FREE Animal Adoption Event

Citrus County Animal Services is Celebrating October as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Citrus County Animal Services is holding a Free Adoption Event on Monday,... Read more

Tobacco Cessation Class

From our Community Partners Blog

Tobacco Cessation Class

GulfCoast North Area Health Education Center is partnering with Citrus County Library System to provide a FREE 2-hour tobacco dependence seminar. Anyone interested in quitting... Read more

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of…

From our Community Partners Blog

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

If 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... Read more

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