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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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Ready Reference

ADDRESS & TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
All Area Codes - For all states, cities, and other areas under the North American Numbering Plan
AnyWho - Find people, places, and businesses
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments - Published weekly by the CIA
Internet 800 Directory - Toll free telephone numbers
MelissaData.com - Lookup zip code, U.S. city/state/county 2000 census demographics, and more
Public Record Locator - Links to public records available from Searchsystems.net
SuperPages.com - Businesses, products, and services in your area
Switchboard - Local businesses offering specific products and services
Ultimates - 25 net services at your fingertips
World Chambers Network - Worldwide chambers of commerce and industry
Worldwide Zip Codes - Zip codes and postal codes of the world

ALMANACS
Information Please Almanac
Old Farmer's Almanac

CONVERSIONS
Conversion Charts
Convert-me.com -
Online weights and measurements conversion

DICTIONARIES
Free Dictionary
Information Please Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online
- Dictionary and thesaurus
RhymeZone
- Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more

ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Information Please Encyclopedia - Access more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
Wikipedia - The free-content encyclopedia

GEOGRAPHY
How Far Is It? - Distance calculator with maps
Maporama
- Worldwide maps
World Time Server - Provides current times and a time converter

LIBRARIES
Florida Libraries - Links to Florida libraries from the State Library and Archives of Florida
Public Libraries.com - Guide to public libraries in the United States and beyond

STATISTICAL
City-Data.com - Statistics about all U.S. Cities
FedStats.gov - Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal Agencies
Statistical Abstract of the United States- The National Data Book

TRANSLATORS
Babel Fish Translation - Translate a block of text or an entire web page
FreeTranslation.com
- Foreign language translator

VIRTUAL REFERENCE DESKS
Digital Librarian - Librarian's choice of the best of the Web 
Florida Electronic Library - Use this site for current events, business, health issues, homework help, finding full-text articles, and Florida history. Access the Gale Virtual Reference Library, full-text
Need a valid CCLS library card
Internet Public Library

KnowPlay? -
Reference search on the Web
lii.org - Librarians' index to the Internet
refdesk.com - Reference, facts, news ... free, family-friendly resources
Search-22 - Directory of Internet search engines
Virtual Reference Shelf - Selected web resources from the Library of Congress

 

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Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Train…

Adult Literacy Services: New Tutor Training

Join us for a free Tutor Training Workshop to become a new volunteer adult literacy tutor. Learn proven methods to teach reading, writing, and English...

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Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

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

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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...

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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...

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Citrus Libraries Adult Literacy Services - New Tutor Training

Did you know that according to the Florida Legislature Report from February, 2014 in Citrus County 1 in 4 people are functionally illiterate and that...

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GED Science Test Prep

GED Science Test Prep

In this instructor led class, learners will take and review practice GED exams on multiple sciences, including: life science, earth science, chemistry, and physics. This...

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Pre-GED: Social Studies

Pre-GED: Social Studies

Pre-GED Social Studies - In this instructor led class, learners review social studies including: U.S. history, world history, civics, geography, and economics. Throughout the course,...

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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...

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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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Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery…

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Estuary Exploration: A Science Discovery Summer Camp

The Friends of the Crystal River State Parks, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Park Service, the Florida Coastal Office (FCO) and the Florida Public... Read more

UF/IFAS Extension Services: Summer Yout…

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UF/IFAS Extension Services:  Summer Youth Camps 2016

Looking for something fun (and interesting!) to do when school gets out? Join Citrus County Extension for summer camps. Come to one or come to... Read more

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of…

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) (2)

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

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile …

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CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile Unit 1

Staff Assisted Services Schedule and Locations  CareerSource will roll out its Mobile Resource Unit (MOBY1) to the Homosassa Public Library to help residents of Citrus County find... Read more

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Adopt a Pet: Make a difference in your life... and theirs

Barn Cat Program: Safe natural rodent control putting cats to work. If you have a farm, barn, horse stable or warehouse that you need rid of pesky... Read more

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