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Thursday, December 08, 2016

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Our library system is part of a vibrant, caring community of professionals, businesses, and organization who regularly partner with the library to provide education and opportunities for the community. 

Home Life

CONSUMERS
AnnualCreditReport.com - Get your free annual credit report online
Better Business Bureau
BizRate
- Comparison shopping guide with product reviews, price comparisons, and store ratings
CarInfo.com - 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
ConsumerSearch.com - 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


FAMILIES
AllCrafts - Craft projects and patterns
Disney Family.com
- 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
 
 

FOOD
All Recipes
Betty Crocker
Epicurious - Offers cooking lessons, weekly field reports, plus chat rooms
Fast Food Facts
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Nutritional information for fast food restaurants from chowbaby.com
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
 

HOME AND GARDENS
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
Gardenweb.com - 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

Book Groups

Book Club

outreach-studentEvery third Friday at the Central Ridge branch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Book Share

Every third Friday at the Floral City branch from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Come and share your love of reading with others.

Newcomer's Book Club

Every fourth Thursday at the Lakes Region branch from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Sunshine State Romance Authors

Twice a month at the Homosassa branch at 10:00 am. Check the library calendars for meeting information. 

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New Year's Eve Party: December 31, 2016

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New Year's Eve Party: December 31, 2016

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Movies in the Park: December 10, 2016

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Movies in the Park: December 10, 2016

It’s time again for another of Citrus County Parks & Recreations Movie in the Park Events. This months movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets" Rated... Read more

December 15: Joe Donato @ The Old Courth…

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December 15: Joe Donato @ The Old Courthouse Museum

One Courthouse SquareInverness, Florida  Joe Donato is a unique talent and a special holiday gift for you and your friends. Whether he is singing, dancing, playing,... Read more

Moon Over the Mounds Series

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Moon Over the Mounds Series

  Seven events will offer visitors an opportunity to participate in guided evening walks  The Friends of the Crystal River Preserve State Parks, Inc., in partnership with... Read more

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