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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Summer Reading!

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This summer the library’s summer reading invite young heros to come to learn and have fun all summer long with stories, crafts, games, and special classes. 

Kids: “Every Hero has a Story”
Events are open to all elementary school age children (K-5) and admission is free. 

Central Ridge | Coastal Region | Floral City | Homosassa | Lakes Region

Teens & Tweens: Unmask!
Events are open to tweens and teens (6-12) and admission is free. 

Central Ridge | Coastal Region | Floral City | Homosassa | Lakes Region 

 Adults: ESCAPE the Ordinary

Central Ridge | Coastal Region | Floral City | Homosassa | Lakes Region 

 

K-5 Events: EVERY HERO HAS A STORY



Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills

THURSDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am

June 4 - Superhero Training Academy
Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero?! Superhero skills tests will be ready and waiting for young heroes in training to complete. Complete them all for an official cape, mask, and ID card.

pow-2June 11 - Villains Unleashed
Calling all villains and bad guys! We need your help planning world domination! See how well you know famous baddies and their motives. Do you need minions to help you with your evil plans? Make one to take home with you.

June 18 - Wildlife Heroes
Learn about animals that have been rescued and the “heroes” that rescued them. The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will bring rescued animals to the library as community ambassadors to help teach us about their animal families in the wild.

June 25 - Fire Heroes
Come to the library for a special program presented by the Citrus County Fire and Rescue. Learn how these brave men and women save lives. Get a chance to see a real fire engine. Make a fireman’s hat to take home. 

July 2 - Environmental Heroes
Be an Environmental Hero! Get a grip on garbage! Learn what you can do to help save your planet. You’ll be in the recycling loop after learning tips from the Citrus County Recycling Coordinator, Owen Carney.

July 9 - Yuma: the Panther Hero
The Wildlife Puppeteers at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will present a fun puppet play about Yuma, the new panther at the park. Sing songs with the puppeteers and learn all about Yuma. Make your own panther puppet.

July 16 - Historical Heroes
History is full of heroes-young and old, human and animal, real and fictional! Their stories entertain, amaze, and inspire us. Explore historical heroes of all kinds.

July 23 - Heroes of Our Imagination
Storybook characters are heroes of our imaginations. Celebrate with us by dressing up as your favorite character and enjoy various activities as you journey through favorite stories. Who knows where your imagination will take you next!?

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River

MONDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am 

June 1 - Community Heroes: Firefighters to the Rescue
Come to the library for a special program presented by the Citrus County Fire and Rescue. Learn how these brave men and women save lives. Get a chance to see a real fire engine. Make a fireman’s hat to take home.

June 8 - Wildlife Heroes
Learn about animals who have been rescued and the “heroes” who rescued them. The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will bring rescued animals to thelibrary as community ambassadors to help teach us about their animal families in the wild.

June 15 - Superhero Training Academy
Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero? Superhero skills tests will be ready and waiting for young heroes in training to complete. Complete them all for an official cape, mask, and ID card.

June 22 - State Park Heroes
Did you ever wonder who makes our state parks so special? Come and meet the people behind the scenes who help preserve our wildlife and beautiful Florida environment. Learn the secrets of the keepers of our wonderful wilderness.

June 29 - Villains
Calling all villains and bad guys! We need your help planning world domination! See how well you know famous baddies and their motives. Do you need minions to help you with your evil plans? Make one to take home with you.

July 6 - Yuma: The Panther Hero
The Wildlife Puppeteers at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will present a fun puppet play about Yuma, the new panther at the park. Sing songs with the puppeteers and learn all about Yuma. Make your own panther puppet.

July 13 - Tall Tale Heroes
Wow! Meet tall tale heroes that are bigger, stronger, and smarter than real people. Share in their wild adventures as we learn about how they used their superhuman skills to rescue people or create natural landmarks. Make a special tall tale craft.

July 20 - Environmental Heroes
Be an Environmental Hero! Get a grip on garbage! Learn what you can do to help save your planet. You’ll be in the recycling loop after learning tips from the Citrus County Recycling Coordinator, Owen Carney.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Floral City Branch

THURSDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am

June 4 - Heroes throughout History
History is full of heroes-young and old, human and animal, real and fictional! Their stories entertain, amaze, and inspire us. Explore historical heroes of all kinds.

June 11 - Superhero Training Camp
Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero? Superhero skills tests will be ready and waiting for young heroes in training to complete.

June 18 - Community Heroes-Firefighters to the Rescue
Come to the library for a special program presented by
Citrus County Fire and Rescue. Learn how these brave men and women save lives. Get a chance to see a real fire
engine. Make a fireman’s hat to take home!

June 25 - Hooray for Heroes
It’s time to cheer on the heroes in the stories we love to read! Celebrate these funny, courageous and daring
characters such as Matilda, Otis, Walter the Farting Dog, Captain Underpants, and the Library Lion as they take us on amazing adventures in our imaginations.

July 2 - Villains Unleashed
Calling all villains and bad guys! We need your help planning world domination! See how well you know famous baddies and their motives. Do you need minions to help you with your evil plans? Make one to take home with you.

July 9 - Environmental Heroes
Be an Environmental Hero! Get a grip on garbage! Learn what you can do to help save your planet. You’ll be in the recycling loop after learning tips from the Citrus County Recycling
Coordinator, Owen Carney.

July 16 - Wildlife Heroes
Learn about animals that have been rescued and the “heroes” that rescued them. The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will bring rescued animals to the library as community ambassadors to help teach us about their animal families in the wild.

July 23 - Hero in You
Everyone has hero potential. Would you be ready? Would you make the right decision? Test your know-how in a wide range of emergencies and learn safety tips.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Homosassa Branch

FRIDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am

May 29 - Superhero Training Academy
Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero? Superhero skills tests will be ready and waiting for young heroes in training to complete.

June 5 - Wildlife Heroes
Learn about animals who have been rescued and the “heroes” who rescued them. The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will bring rescued animals to the library as community ambassadors to help teach us about their animal families in the wild.

June 12 - Tall Tales Heroes
Wow! Meet tall tale heroes that are bigger, stronger, and smarter than real people. Share in their wild adventures as we learn about how they used their superhuman skills to rescue people or create natural landmarks. Make a special tall tale craft.

June 19 - Community Heroes: Firefighters to the Rescue
Come to the library for a special program presented by the Citrus County Fire and Rescue. Learn how these brave men and women save lives. Get a chance to see a real fire engine. Make a fireman’s hat to take home.

powJune 26 - Yuma: The Panther Hero
The Wildlife Puppeteers at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will present a fun puppet play about Yuma, the new panther at the park. Sing songs with the puppeteers and learn all about Yuma. Make your own panther puppet.

July 10 - Environmental Heroes
Be an Environmental Hero! Get a grip on garbage! Learn what you can do to help save your planet. You’ll be in the recycling loop after learning tips from the Citrus County Recycling Coordinator, Owen Carney.

July 17 - State Park Heroes
Did you ever wonder who makes our state parks so special? Come and meet the people behind the scenes who help preserve our wildlife and beautiful Florida environment. Learn the secrets of the keepers of our wonderful wilderness.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Lakes Region Branch, Inverness

WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 am 

June 3 - Villains
Calling all villains and bad guys! We need your help planning world domination! See how well you know famous baddies and their motives. Do you need minions to help you with your evil plans? Make one to take home with you.

June 10 - Community Heroes: Firefighters to the Rescue
Come to the library for a special program presented by the Citrus County Fire and Rescue. Learn how these brave men and women save lives. Get a chance to see a real fire engine. Make a fireman’s hat to take home.

June 17 - Superhero Training Academy
Do you have what it takes to be a Superhero? Superhero skills tests will be ready and waiting for young heroes in training to complete. Complete them all for an official cape, mask, and ID card.

June 24 - Wildlife Heroes
Learn about animals that have been rescued and the “heroes” that rescued them. The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will bring rescued animals to the library as community ambassadors to help teach us about their animal families in the wild.

July 1 - Historical Heroes
History is full of heroes—young and old, human and animal, real and fictional! Their stories entertain, amaze, and inspire us. Explore historical heroes of all kinds. Get a chance to meet Benjamin Franklin, a real historical hero. Make a kite to take home.

July 8 - Tall Tale Heroes
Wow! Meet tall tale heroes that are bigger, stronger, and smarter than real people. Share in their wild adventures as we learn about how they used their superhuman skills to rescue people or create natural landmarks. Make a special tall tale craft.

July 15 - Yuma: the Panther Hero
The Wildlife Puppeteers at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will present a fun puppet play about Yuma, the new panther at the park. Sing songs with the puppeteers and learn all about Yuma. Make your own panther puppet.

July 22 - Environmental Heroes
Be an Environmental Hero! Get a grip on garbage! Learn what you can do to help save your planet. You’ll be in the recycling loop after learning tips from the Citrus County Recycling Coordinator, Owen Carney.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

 

Teen & Tweens Events: UNMASK!

Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills
TUESDAYS, 2:30-4:00

June 2 - Superheroes Unmasked!
It’s time to test your knowledge of famous superheroes! Use your brain power to show how well you know catchphrases, theme music, sidekicks, and secret identities. Come dressed as your favorite superhero!

June 9 - Super Spies
Delve into the mysterious world of Spies when you go undercover with a secret code name, dodge obstacles, crack codes and hone your concentration skills to prepare you to make your way through a secret agent maze.

June 16 - Unmasking Kindness
Be a hero! We will explore large and small ways to become a hero in your community. Create random acts of kindness that do not cost a thing to brighten someone’s day.

June 23 - Heroes of Olympus
Do you love a little friendly competition? Compete in the Minute-to-Win-It Olympics to win Medals of Honor while learning about the mythological heroes of Ancient Rome and Greece.

June 30 - Crazy for Comics
Bring comics to life as you create your own comics, have some mad-lib fun, and make awesome crafts from old comics and comic books.

July 7 - Minion Madness
What’s an evil villain without minions? This workshop is just the place for you to make your minions to help you take over the world.

July 14 - Stop Action Animation
Discover the world of stop action movies. Inanimate objects seem to come to life, stories unfold, and entertaining works of art can be created easily with a little patience and imagination. Join us for a crash course and create a stop motion film to post on the Citrus County Library System’s Facebook page!

July 21 - Harry Potter Birthday Bash
Celebrate Harry Potter’s upcoming 35th birthday with us. Get sorted into your House, create your very own golden Snitch, be transformed into an owl, go to Potions class, and enjoy related treats.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River
TUESDAYS, 2:00-3:30pm 

June 2 - Masquerade! Mask Making Workshop
Who is behind that awesome mask? Making masks has been a unique art form for thousands of years. Use your creative skills to make different styles of masks.

June 9 - Super Wallets
BAM! ZAP! POW! Why settle for an ordinary wallet when you can make a super wallet. Create a unique wallet using comic books.

June 16 - Big Hero 6
Enjoy watching Big Hero 6 while you make a superhero craft.

June 23 - Super Games
Can you detect a lie? Can you fool someone? Discover your hidden super talents. Play “Box of Lies” and other super fun games.

June 30 - Evil Villain Workshop
What would superheroes be without villains in the world? Remember your favorite villains and their plans. Create a minion helper or a hat.

July 7 - Comic Art
KAPOW! WHAM! SMASH! Create one-of-a-kind art using comics.

July 14 - Shrink the Heroes
Shrink the villains too, using Shrinky Dinks. You will be amazed with what you can make with your shrunken heroes or villains.

July 21 - Your Talent
Do you have a hidden talent? Can you juggle beanie babies, play the kazoo, or recite poetry in Pig Latin? Do you have other unknown talents? Astonish your friends with your hidden talent.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Floral City Branch
THURSDAYS, 1:30-3:00pm

June 4 - Crazy for Comics
Bring comics to life as you create your own comics, have some mad-lib fun and make awesome crafts from old comics and comic books.

June 11 - Superheroes Unmasked!
It’s time to test your knowledge of famous superheroes! Use your brain power to show how well you know catchphrases, theme music, sidekicks, and secret identities. Come dressed as your favorite superhero!

June 18 - The Amazing World of Duct Tape
Discover everything you wanted to know about Duct Tape and what others have created with it—like prom dresses, flip flops and even hammocks! Then stick around to make some fun and crazy crafts with duct tape.

June 25 - Heroes of Olympus
Do you love a little friendly competition? Complete in the Minute-to-Win-It Olympics to win Medals of Honor while learning about the mythological heroes of Ancient Rome and Greece.

July 2 - Stop Action Animation
Discover the world of stop action movies. Inanimate objects seem to come to life, stories unfold, and entertaining works of art can be created easily with a little patience and imagination. Join us for a crash course and create a stop motion film to post on the Citrus County Library System’s Facebook page!

July 9 - Minion Madness
What’s an evil villain without minions? This workshop is just the place for you to make your minions to help you take over the world.

July 16 - Super Spies
Delve into the mysterious world of Spies when you go undercover with a secret code name, dodge obstacles, crack codes and hone your concentration skills to prepare you to make your way through a secret agent maze.

July 23 - Harry Potter Birthday Bash
Celebrate Harry Potter’s upcoming 35th birthday with us. Get sorted into your House, create your very own golden Snitch, be transformed into an owl, go to Potions class, and enjoy theme related treats.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Homosassa Branch
THURSDAYS, 2:30-4:00pm

June 4 - Heroes of Greek Mythology
If you are a fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series or just enjoy exciting stories with bold characters with superhuman powers, join the fun as we explore the adventures of gods and demigods from Greek mythology. Create your own Medusa’s Head.

June 11 - Masquerade! Mask Making Workshop
Who is behind that awesome mask? Making masks has been a unique art form for thousands of years. Use your creative skills to make different styles of masks.

June 18 - Superheroes
Think of all the superheroes you know from books and movies. Create your own superheroes with special personalities and unusual super powers. Design and color costumes for these heroes.

June 25 - Evil Villain Workshop
What would superheroes be without villains in the world? Remember your favorite villains and their plans. Create a
minion helper or a hat.

July 2 - Movie Hero Karaoke Time
Remember some of your favorite movie heroes and the music that made their stories so special? Unmask your hidden talent as you sing popular movie songs at the karaoke program with your friends.

July 9 - Historical Heroes
Who is your favorite historical hero? You think this person had a very positive impact on the world and should be remembered for his/her contribution to society. Make a picture of your hero to be included in a group “Hero Quilt” to be displayed in the library.

July 16 - Unmasking Kindness
Be a hero! We will explore large and small ways to become a hero in your community. Create random acts of kindness that do not cost a thing to brighten someone’s day.

July 23 - Animal Heroes
Animals can be heroes, too. Learn about how animals help people. Create a dog mosaic collage and dog hero origami.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am


Lakes Region Branch, Inverness
MONDAYS, 3:00-4:30pm

June 1 - Sidekicks and Evil Minions
Where would superheroes be without their sidekicks? What’s an evil villain without minions? Learn about famous and not so famous sidekicks and evil minions. Make your own special sidekick or minion helper.

June 8 - Heroes Unmasked Jeopardy
Think you know all about superheroes? How would you fare against your peers? Test your knowledge in this fun game of trivia.

June 15 - Heroes of Greek Mythology
If you are a fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series or just enjoy exciting stories with bold characters with superhuman powers, join the fun as we explore the adventures of gods and demigods from Greek mythology. Create your own Medusa’s head.

June 22 - What’s in the Box
Do you have special superhero powers to tell when someone is telling the truth? Come to the library and test those skills with this fun interactive game of “truth or lies”.

June 29 - Crazy for Comics
Bring comics to life as you create your own comics, have some mad-lib fun, and make awesome crafts from old comics and comic books.

July 6 - Literary Heroes Scavenger Hunt
A battle for the ages! Search for clues, question suspects. Search the library and find a hero. Join us for a literary scavenger hunt.

July 13 - Unmasking Kindness
Be a hero! We will explore large and small ways to become a hero in your community. Create random acts of kindness that do not cost a thing to brighten someone’s day.

July 20 - Superhero Games
Use your superhero powers to master Wii Sports, board games, and word games. Improve your gaming skills and collaborate with teammates to win. Dress up as your favorite superhero.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

 

Adult Events: ESCAPE the Ordinary

Rate your summertime reads for a chance to win a book bag of goodies! Beginning May 23rd complete one review each week and turn it in to be entered into our weekly drawing for a book bag with all entries being entered into our grand prize drawing.

Weekly drawings: May 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, July 6, 11, 18, 25 and August 1. Grand Prize Drawing: August 8th

 

Central Ridge Branch, Beverly Hills

Movies at Central Ridge – The Avengers
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. That team includes superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and The Hulk. A Walt Disney Pictures Movie. Movie Rated PG-13.

“Citrus Collector’s Showcase”
Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
People have been known to collect a variety of things. Many of us are proud of our collections and like to show them off. These individuals are bringing in samples of their collections to give us an idea of what it is like to collect different things. Ask questions, talk shop, and enjoy the display!

Patriotic Wreath
June 30, at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the 4th of July and the heroes that keep our country safe by creating a patriotic wreath! Materials will be provided, but spots are limited and registration is required.

Elements: “Social Media”
Thursday July 9, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Most of us know how to use Facebook and Twitter to post and comment, but do you know how adjust your privacy settings or change your password? This class will focus on getting you familiar with some of the more difficult to figure out aspects of social media services. We will be dealing with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; but you are not required to have an account.

Ft. Cooper State Park Ranger
Friday, July 10, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Visit with Park Ranger, Dianne Drye to explore the site of a field fortification built during the early days of the Second Seminole War. In addition, a brief overview of park visits for nature lovers.

Elements: Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Thursday, July 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

 

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Coastal Region Branch, Crystal River

Paranormal Investigation Talk
Friday, May 22, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spend the afternoon with Pasco Paranormal Research Society and delve into the world of spirit investigation. Pasco Paranormal Research Society specializes in Unknown Haunted Locations & EVP Research. Using old school technology they focus on evidence collection through various means. Through speaking engagements they try to bring paranormal awareness to the community. Intense Q&A session will follow introduction.

Coastal Cinema: Into the Woods
Saturday, May 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. A Walt Disney Productions Movie. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

Coastal Cinema: The Theory of Everything
Saturday, June 6, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. A Focus Features movie. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

Adult Craft: Patriotic Wreath
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Show your patriotism! Join us to create a fun and easy patriotic wreath made out of clothespins to display all year round or on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. Classes are free but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

EMS Balancing Program
Wednesday, June 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us to learn how to set goals to increase activity, look for risk factors that could pose a threat of falling in your home and exercise to increase strength and balance. “Matter of Balance” is presented by Nature Coast EMS and Citrus County Senior Services.

Altered Book Art: Book Page
Friday, June 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Give old books about to be destroyed a new life by recycling them. The result is a unique and absolutely beautiful print suitable for framing. You will be stamping or painting an image of your choice onto the recycled book page. These prints are definite conversation starters and look just gorgeous when hung on the wall. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Thursday, June 25, 1:00—2:00 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay”, a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

Coastal Cinema: Jupiter Ascending
Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry. A Warner Bros. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. Movie Rated: PG-13

Coastal Cinema: McFarland, USA
Friday, July 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders. A Walt Disney Productions movie. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library.

Adult Craft: Rock On!
Tuesday, July 21, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us and get creative as you learn to paint and decorate river rocks. Make a unique pet rock, inspiration rock, or your own design, using paint, glitter, and other embellishments. This class is sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Region Library. Classes are free but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

Ft. Cooper State Park Ranger
Friday, July 24, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Visit with Park Ranger, Dianne Drye to explore the site of a field fortification built during the early days of the Second Seminole War. In addition, to a brief overview of park visits for nature lovers.

Altered Book Art: Wreaths
Friday, July 31, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Are you looking to spruce up a door or wall in your home with some kind of decoration? Do you enjoy arts and crafts and want to tackle a project that is easy to make and results in something cool to look at? Then this arts and crafts class is for you! We will be using recycled book pages to create our large door wreathes or Wall Flowers. Classes are free, but registration is required due to limited space. Register online or call 795-3716.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Floral City Branch

Murder on the Orient Express
Thursday, June 11, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Famous detective Hercule Poirot is on the Orient Express, but the train is caught in the snow. When one of the passengers is discovered murdered, Poirot immediately starts investigating. A Paramount Pictures Movie. Rated PG.

Apollo 13
Wednesday, June 24, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. A Universal Pictures Movie. Rated PG.

Create a July Fourth Wreath
Tuesday, June 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
We will guide you through the steps to create a patriotic red, white and blue paper wreath to adorn your wall or door in celebration of the fourth of July. Registration is required. Please register with the online calendar, in person, or by calling us at 352-726-3671.

Armageddon
Thursday, July 2, 4:00 - 6:45 pm
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet. This Walt Disney Pictures movie stars Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler. Rated PG-13.

The Glory of the Grand Canyon
Wednesday, July 8, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Explore the glory of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River with local photographer Gary Kuhl. He will take you on an exciting pictorial trip of his bucket list adventure which included a five day raft trip down the river.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

Avoid Barbeque Blunders & Picnic Pitfalls
Thursday, July 30, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Love picnics and cooking outdoors? Then join us as Sarah Ellis of the Citrus County Extension Office shares some summer food safety tips to avoid barbeque blunders and picnic pitfalls.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Homosassa Branch

Movie Matinee: The Theory of Everything
Thursday, May 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
This is an astonishing story of world renowned Astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, who falls in love with colleague Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Hawking was once a healthy dynamic young man but received a life-changing diagnosis at age 21. With Jane by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they confront impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever imagine. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Library. Movie Rated: PG-13

S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Wednesday, May 13, 10:30 -11:30 am
May 13, the Citrus County Public Library Systems will be hosting a S.C.O.R.E. representative who will educate potential business owners on preparing a Business Plan, the means to finance a business start-up, and common pitfalls to avoid are just a few of the many topics covered during the presentation.

How to Get a Life
Saturday, May 16, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Learn "How to Get a Life" with this special class presented by Saint Leo University. It can be difficult balancing parenthood, partnership, professional life, and person-hood. This brief lecture includes a worksheet that will help you design your own plan for change.

Adult Literacy: Pre-GED Instructor/Tutor Training
Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Make a difference and help other adults reach their personal and career goals. Attend our free hands-on workshop on how to be an effective Pre-GED instructor or class assistant for the Library system's Pre-GED classes. No prior teaching experience is needed. Space is limited. Patrons can register by calling Literacy Services at (352) 628-5626.

Movie Matinee: When the Game Stands Tall
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Inspired by a true story, this movie tells the extraordinary journey of Bob Ladouceur, a legendary football coach, who led the De La Salle High School Spartans from insignificance to a 151 game winning streak that shattered all American sport records. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Library. Move Rated: PG

Celebration of Flag Day
Saturday, June 13, 10:00 am-12:30pm
Join in the spirit with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Cooper Chapter, for a Flag Day Celebration at the library. Meet Betsy Ross as she sits and sews on her flag. Learn about flag history, flag code, and more. Kids and tweens can make patriotic crafts and complete word searches and puzzles. Mini flags will be provided courtesy of the DAR members. Sing a song with the Cooperettes Choir. Get patriotic!

Elements: Patriotic Cardmaking
Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Create some patriotic-themed greeting cards using techniques such as rubber stamping, dry embossing, and embellishing.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Monday, July 20, 2:30-3:30 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A Session.

Movie Matinee: Into the Woods
Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Into the Woods is a contemporary twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The tales are intertwined together to form a new story about a baker and his wife and their wish to begin a family. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Homosassa Library. Rated: PG

Christmas in July Beach-themed Ornaments
Thursday, July 30, 10:30 am – 12:00pm
Get into the Christmas spirit early and make some beach-themed ornaments. Fill clear ornament bulbs with sand, shells, and baubles. Decorate the outside of the ornament with ribbon, burlap or jute.

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

 

Lakes Region Branch, Inverness

Northside Paranormal Investigators
Saturday, June 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Are you curious about the unexplained? Have you read about paranormal activity in Florida’s historical sites? Northside Paranormal Investigators will visit to share information about the equipment used, active sites, and process of investigation.

Meet the Author Fred Brennan
Thursday, June 11, 2:00—3:00 pm
Fred Brennan, author of “At the Bottom of Biscayne Bay,” a fictional memoir: will discuss the process of creating the novel, in addition to short readings as appropriate followed by a Q&A session.

Friday Flicks: The Theory of Everything
Friday, June 12, 2:00-4:00 pm
Enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking establishes himself as one of the leading minds of his generation, and begins to win the heart of Jane. After one of his earliest breakthroughs, Hawking is diagnosed with ALS, and becomes less and less able to control his own body. With the loyal Jane at his side, he continues his work. However, as the years progress, Jane starts to feel more like a nurse than a wife, and Hawking begins to have feelings for a woman who is hired to care for him. Movie Rated PG.

Elements: Red, White and Blue Wreath
Friday, June 26, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Escape the ordinary and visit to create a patriotic wreath to celebrate Independence Day! (Registration open after 5/29/2015)

Elements: Zentangle Creations
Friday, July 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us to create fun, unique designs and images using the Zentangle method. (Registration open after 6/22/2015)

Friday Flicks: Unbroken
Friday, July 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
This true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Movie Rated PG-13.

Recycling
Wednesday, July 22, 1:30-2:30 pm
Not sure of what to recycle? Visit with Owen Carney to find out about the items you can recycle, locations, and volunteer organizations.

 

July 24 - FINALE: TAMPA TAIKO— Traditional Japanese Drumming
Curtis Peterson Auditorium
3810 W Educational Path, Lecanto, FL
10:30-11:30 am

Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming, bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an ancient martial art form!

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