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Meet the Author: Edith J. Tomlin

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Meet and greet with local author Edith Tomlin, as she discusses her work of poetry entitled "God's Inspiration to Me."

Lakes Region

Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

 

 

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Inverness Garden Club Flower Expo and Judging

Inverness Garden Club Expo themed, "Flight in Fantasy" will showcase a variety of horticultural exhibits and floral designs. Enjoy the Expo displayed throughout the library and the final prized selections for each floral category.

Lakes Region
Friday, March 13, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Crystal River: Culture and History

Presentation by the Florida Public Archaelogy Network. The Crystal River site was once a sprawling ceremonial center, attracting people from great distances. This complex of burial and temple mounds is one of the longest continually occupied sites in Florida. Though the Native Americans who lived there are now long gone, their impressive earthen architecture remains. The mound complex attracted early archaeologists who discovered beautifully decorated pottery, shell, and copper artifacts. The remarkable earthen structures and artifacts earned the Crystal River site a place among the most famous archaeological sites in Florida. Although the site is well known there is still much to learn about the people who once thrived on the bountiful Crystal River.

Coastal Region
Friday, March 13, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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Meet the Author: Diane Valentine

diane-valentineMeet the Author Diane Valentine as she discusses her novel "Family Secrets."

Central Ridge
Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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Adults Create: Beaded Bookmarks

beaded-bookmarksJoin us for a fun and creative morning. Create your own beaded bookmarks mad with ribbon, beads, and bling. Supplies are free of charge and registration is required. 

Homosassa
Thursday, March 12, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Floral City
Friday, March 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Coastal Region
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Lakes Region
Friday, March 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Ridge
Thursday, March 26, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

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Friends of the Coastal Region Library Board Meeting

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The Friends of the Library are non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing public library service for the citizens of Citrus County.

Friends are people who love books, love to read, and want to help others enjoy the pleasure of reading. Friends donate time and resources to the libraries and Friends’ organizations. Friends believe that they can make the difference between a good Library System and a great Library System. Friends of the Library work to make libraries and their community better.

Become part of a fun group that makes a real difference. You can download an application form, fill it out, and bring it into your local library today.

Coastal Region
Thursday, March 12, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

 

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Wildlife Park to Present Wildlife Ranger Camps June and July

--Camp helps children learn about Florida’s wildlife--homosassa-wildlife-park-logo

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 17 through June 22. July’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 10 through 12, and runs from July 15 through July 20.

Applications for the Wildlife Ranger Camp are available in the park office. Each program is limited to 20 campers and will be filled on a first come basis with preference to those who have never attended before.

Each Wildlife Ranger Camp includes four, half-day camp sessions from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Friday session starts at 4 p.m. with an overnight stay in the park. A graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The cost of the program is $65 per child and includes a T-shirt and supplies.

Applicants will be asked to write a short essay on an animal that lives in Florida and why you think that animal is important to attach to their application. Parents and guardians may stop by the park office located in the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 to pick up an application. For more information, please call Tricia Fowler at (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

Camp topics include mammals, birds, reptiles, manatees, the ocean, sea turtles, and saving energy through alternative sources. Indoor and outdoor activities for children include nature hunts, visiting the wildlife areas in the park and other scientific activities.

The summer camps will take place:
June 17--22, 2013
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. and overnight
Saturday: Graduation at 11 a.m.
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July 15--20, 2013
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday: 4 p.m. and overnight
Saturday: Graduation at 11 a.m.
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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Boulevard (U.S. Highway 19)
Homosassa, Florida

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