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Exercise Your Mind: Self Defense

Do you want to learn how to protect yourself? Come to the Library and exercise your mind with Martial Arts expert, Robin Cumbie. She will demonstrate techniques to help you learn how to defend yourself.

Central Ridge
Friday, July 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: World History - Model Airplanes, Ships, …

Join us for an informative presentation by award winning model maker Stephen Thein. Come see samples of Stephen's work and learn the unique history behind some of these models and how they were used throughout history. This presentation will feature airplanes, ships, and tanks.

Coastal Region
Friday, July 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Central Ridge
Friday, July 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Tobacco Cessation Class

tobacco-cessationGulfCoast 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 tobacco can participate and will be provided with a free and optional supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, or lozenges. This program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. To register and find out more information, please call (813)929-1000 ext 204 or visit www.gnahec.org. Space is limited.

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Exercise Your Mind: Brain Health- As You Age

You can make a difference! The health of your body and brain depends on your lifestyle choices, which are under your control. A Brain Healthy lifestyle depends on how you feed your brain, move your body, sleep, socialize, learn new things, and create new memories. Learn about the risks to brain health, cognitive side effects of common drugs, diet-related diseases, and preventing falls. Discover the best foods for brain health. Replace brain fog with brain fit.

Coastal Region
Thursday, July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Exercise Your Mind: Web Design: Getting Started

In this class we will learn the basics of web design using a site builder. We’ll cover some of the most commonly asked questions about creating your own website. You’ll learn how to set up an account, create a home page, and add text, images, and links. A question and answer session will follow. An e-mail address and your own computer are required. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space.

Coastal Region
Thursday, July 14, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Off to the Races

srp-childrenGet ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild and wacky races, involving marbles, Legos, pancakes, and pom-poms.

Central Ridge
Thursday, July 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Coastal Region
Monday, July 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

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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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Sunshine State Romance Authors

Join the group each month for romance writers' workshops, general meetings, and...

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

If you aren't familiar with Medicare or the other available resources, or...

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Historical Novel Society

Group will meet in the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. To...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: A Day at the Circus

Enjoy a day under the big top as we play silly circus...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Stealth Ninja Challen…

Do you have what it takes to be Top Ninja? Unlock your...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Focus on the Fifties

Celebrate the 1950’s with popular activities from the decade.  Join us back...

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Get in the Game READ: Totally Twisted

Come to the library to get totally twisted with a game or...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ: Off to the Races

Get ready for fun as you try your skill at some wild...

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Get in the Game READ: Clue Live

Are you a Professor Plum or a Mrs. Peacock? Follow the clues...

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Tobacco Cessation Class

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Tobacco Cessation Class

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SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of…

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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

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

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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