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LOCAL
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

          - Board Meeting & Agenda Deadline Dates
          - Board Agenda and Minutes

Citrus County Clerk of Courts
Citrus County Property Appraiser

Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections
Citrus County Tax Collector
City of Crystal River
City of Inverness

STATE
MyFlorida.com - The official portal of the State of Florida.
Florida Building Codes Online - From the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Incorporates building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, and administrative codes—accessibility, energy, coastal, manufactured, and state agency codes.
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles - Information on driver licenses, handbooks, motor vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, and the Highway Patrol.
Florida Government Information Locator
Florida Representative Jimmie T. Smith - District 43
Florida House of Representatives
Florida Senate - Search bills and statutes and find your legislators.
Florida State Senator, Mike Fasano - District 11
Florida State Senator, Charles S. "Charlie" Dean Sr. - District 3
Florida Statutes- 1997-2010

Southwest Florida Water Management District
State Archives of Florida - The central repository for the archives of Florida's state government.

FEDERAL
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States - From the Constitution Society website.
Charters of Freedom - From the National Archives, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States’ Constitution.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Congressman Richard Nugent
- Florida's 5th Congressional District

USA.gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
GPO Access - A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010 - From the U.S. Census Bureau.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senator Marco Rubio
Thomas
- In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.
White House

LAW
American Bar Association - Provides lawyer resources, legal education, public resources, "Find Legal Help", lawyer locator, ABA Journal, and more.
FindLaw.com - Provides legal resources for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.
Florida Family Law Forms - Download forms that the Florida Supreme Court has approved for public consumption, based upon opinions the Court has issued. Forms are listed chronologically according to the section of Florida Rules of Court that pertains to family law, which is section 12.
Free Advice.com
HG.org Worldwide Legal Directories
- Find law firms, expert witnesses, court reporters, process servers, investigators, legal jobs, and more.
Lawyers.com - From LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Find a lawyer, ask a lawyer, contact a lawyer, research legal information, free message boards, and join a scheduled chat.
Legal Information Institute - A research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. Popular collections include: the U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions, and Wex, formerly called Law about... Wex is  a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
The Florida Bar Online - Florida Bar's online services and information
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VOTING AND ELECTIONS
Citrus County Supervisor of Elections - Provides information on voter registration, polling precincts, candidates and officials, absentee voting, early voting, and more.
Federal Elections Commission (FEC) - Administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.
Florida Department of State - Division of Elections - Comprised of the Director’s Office and three bureaus: Voting Systems Certification, Election Records and Voter Registration Services.
Florida Elections Commission - Enforces the campaign finance laws for Florida.
League of Women Voters - A nonpartisan political organization that since 1920 works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Project Vote Smart - Thousands of citizens working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials.

Technology Classes

Technology Education

Learn computer skills and applications from the absolute basics to creating and editing digital formats. (Click here for schedules)

Getting Started with Computers I

This is the first of a two part class that will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, computer programs and applications, and how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. The two classes will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System in a Desktop system. 

Prerequisites: None, though a basic knowledge of a typewriter keyboard is helpful.
Time: 2 hours

Getting Started with Computers II

This is the second of a two part class that will introduce you to the components of a computer, operating systems, computer programs and applications, and how to use the mouse and the keyboard to give commands and receive information from the computer. The two classes will also cover the basics of creating, editing, saving and printing files. We will be using the Windows 7 Operating System in a Desktop system.
Prerequisites: Participation in Getting Started with Computers I and a basic knowledge of a typewriter keyboard are strongly encouraged.
Time: 2 hours

Time to 2.25 hours

Internet Basics: The World Wide Web

This class will introduce you to fundamental procedures for manipulating searches on the Internet--how to locate a browser, start and run a search engine, direct and evaluate information searches, and how to keep the useful information at hand. Although we will take a brief look at information from private webs, the class will concentrate upon the use of the World Wide Web. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Time: 2.25 hours

Online Safety & Privacy

This class will present an overview of how to protect your computer and yourself while working online. The topics discussed will include anti-virus programs, spyware, firewalls, cookies, Trojan horses, phishing, pharming and other email scams, and various malware. You will learn how to spot potential problems and how to protect your computer.
Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of the use of The Internet and the World Wide Web.
Time: 2 hours

Word: Getting Started

This class introduces Microsoft Word 2010.You will learn how to use the Menu and Tool bars, Spell Check, the Help menu, create and save documents, open existing documents, and copy and paste techniques. Prerequisites: Getting Started with Computers I&II or equivalent computer skills, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Time: 2.25 hours

Word: Formatting & Style Sheets

Using the foundations learned in Word: Getting Started, this class covers the basic style and formatting tools available in Microsoft Word 2010 which allow you to create and save endless style variations and control your styles with greater precision.
Prerequisite: Word: Getting Started, Getting Started with Computers or equivalent computer skills, strong keyboard and mouse skills.
Time: 2 hours

Word: Tables

This class offers an introduction to the many functions of the Word 2010 Table tool. We will create and modify tables as visual organization of materials as well as well as create and modify tables for working with simple calculations. We recommend that you have completed our previous Word 2010 classes or have excellent knowledge of the Word Office System as well as the Windows 7 operating system.
Prerequisites: We recommend that you have completed our previous Word 2010 classes or have excellent knowledge of the Word Office System as well as the Windows 7 operating system.
Time: 2 hours

Word: Templates

This continuation of our Word series covers information and exercises on the creation, modification, and deletion of templates whether from existing documents or created from scratch.
Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that the student have taken our Word Getting Started Word and our Formatting and Style Sheets classes or have strong keyboard and mousing skills as well as skill in using the Word 2010/Windows 7 program combination.
Time: 2 hours

File Management

Electronic files contain everything from the commands that make computers run to the information you find and create. Knowing how to find, save, move, share, create, and use these files is a critical skill at all levels of computer use. This class will cover how to create and save files, navigate through the files on your computer, recognize different file types as well as how to delete or retrieve files. We will also discuss the different storage options you will have for your files.
Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have taken our Word: Getting Started class and/or have a good working knowledge of that program.
Time: 2 hours

Getting Signed Up for Gmail

Don't have a Gmail account? Don't worry; we can help you get set up with an account! If you are planning on attending "Getting Started with Email" you will need to have a Gmail account, and the instructor will not have time to get you signed up during that class, so take advantage of this opportunity and get signed up!

Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics: The World Wide Web class as well as our File Management Class.
Time: 1 Hour or Less

Getting Started with Gmail

To get by in today's technologically advanced world it is important to be able to communicate with others in a variety of ways. Email has been the staple form of electronic communication for years now and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. In this class you will learn how to compose and send emails, attach and open attachments, as well as add and manage contacts. A valid Gmail account is required, as well as a basic understanding of how to use a mouse and keyboard.

Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that you have taken our Internet Basics: The World Wide Web class as well as our File Management Class.
Time: 2 Hours

 

 

Pre-GED Classes

Pre-GED Class Descriptions
(Click here for calendar of classes)
Registration required, please contact the library for assistance and more information.

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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 decimals and percent.

Pre-GED Algebra/Geometry - In this instructor led class, learners will review algebraic concepts that include: signed numbers, solving equations, word problems, exponents, roots, and graphs. Geometric concepts covered in the class include: lines and angles, triangles and quadrangles, and circles and volume.

Pre-GED Language Arts - In this instructor led class, learners will review basic grammar, build vocabulary, improve spelling, and increase reading comprehension.

Pre-GED Essay WritingIn this instructor led class, learners are taught how to write an essay, with a review of grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. The topics covered include: sentences, paragraphs, subject- verb agreement, and verb tenses.

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 there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context cues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts..

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, there is an emphasis on finding main ideas and utilizing context clues to improve reading comprehension of non-fiction texts.

Can Your Mouse Pass the GED? - This instructor led class focuses on the fact that the 2014 GED is completely computerized. Learners needing hands-on computer skills can practice such topics as: mousing, menus, maximizing, minimizing, maneuvering the online calculator, and more.

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