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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!

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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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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COHS: Career Online High School

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