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Joe Donato Jazz & Blues

Joe Donato: Jazz & Blues

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of jazz with Joe Donato at the Floral City Library on Tuesday, May 14 at 2:00 PM! This special program features a captivating presentation with Donato himself, offering insights into his remarkable career and the world of jazz. But the afternoon...

Playing with your Baby

Playing with your Baby

From infancy on, play is an important part of a child’s life. Through games and playful activities, children can practice and strengthen important skills that will help them throughout their lives, including learning to focus their attention, strengthening their working memory, and developing basic self-control. Here are some games to play with...

Celebrate National Library Week with Citrus Libraries!

Celebrate National Library Week with Citrus Libraries!

Beginning on Sunday, April 7 and running through Saturday, April 13, libraries across the country will be partaking in the annual celebration of “National Library Week”! This year’s theme “Ready, Set, Library” focuses around the central idea that libraries are the green light for engagement. Community members are encouraged daily...

Golfing Gadgets

Golfing Gadgets

I think we can all admit that one of Citrus County’s favorite past times is a good round of Sunday golf. However, golf probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the wide world of gadgetry. But for those of you looking to level up...

Early Voting March 2024 at Central Ridge and Homosassa Libraries

Early Voting 2024: Presidential Preference Primary

Which branches have early voting Early voting for the 2024 Presidential Preference Primary Election will be hosted at the Central Ridge and Homosassa library. Dates: March 8th – 16th, 2024 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM   What to expect Please be aware of additional traffic in the buildings and parking lots at these libraries. Parking may be...

Citrus Libraries Embarks on Emotional Journey through U.S.-wide Book Club

Citrus Libraries Embarks on Emotional Journey through U.S.-wide Book Club

Booklovers in Citrus County can now join readers from over 16,000 public libraries and colleges across the United States enjoying this year’s Together We Read: US digital book club selection. From February 21 to March 6, Citrus Libraries patrons can read Terah Shelton Harris’s thought-provoking debut novel about family, redemption...

Combating Misinformation Online

Combating Misinformation Online

As we journey further into 2024, important events loom on the horizon - tax season, elections, and more. With each topical event comes misinformation campaigns. Misinformation is the deliberate act of providing misleading or inaccurate information. Social media platforms are fraught with misinformation, but these errors are not limited to...

Fire in the Sky Meteorites

Fire in the Sky: Meteorites

On Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 AM, come to the Homosassa Library for a free, educational, and fun presentation. Join the SETS Foundation for a crash course in space junk and learn about the different ways that people have been fascinated by meteors. The ancients thought it was their gods...

Art & Crafts to Start 2024!

Art & Crafts to Start 2024!

Unleash your inner artist and explore the joys of crafting at the Floral City Library! We're thrilled to announce the launch of two exciting new monthly programs: Jewelry Making and Origami Hour. Jewelry Making: Every month, dive into the vibrant world of jewelry creation. Whether you're a seasoned bead lover or...

Cell Phone Savvy Seniors

Finding the right cell phone can be difficult, even for those that grew up with them. You have to take into consideration not only the make and model of the phone, but it’s miscellaneous features, extras, and perks awarded to you by a plan provider. The possibilities are endless, and...

Lights, Cameras, Kanopy!

Lights, Cameras, Kanopy!

Film lovers and movie watchers galore have asked for it; we got it! Starting on Tuesday, January 9, Kanopy PLUS (Public Libraries Unlimited Subscriptions) has officially launched with the new year! Digital streaming has been a long-awaited feature that patrons have been looking forward to experiencing. Each Kanopy PLUS pack has...

Snuggle up with a Good Book as a part of the Citrus Libraries Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Snuggle up with a Good Book as a part of the Citrus Libraries Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Are you ready to snuggle up with a good book this winter? Now through January 31, adults ages 18+ are invited to take part in the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Participants will be able to log their reading through the library’s digital reading app, Beanstack! With this app, readers will...

Coming Soon A Whole new Catalog Experience

A New Catalog Experience Coming Soon!

A whole new user experience for the library’s online catalog will be unveiled on Monday, December 11, 2023 to the Citrus Libraries patrons! These exciting new changes will allow patrons to access the library’s physical and digital materials with a simpler, more intuitive experience. Some of the new features will include: Easy...

History Hour Battle of the Bulge

History Hour: Battle of the Bulge

On the morning of December 16, 1944, more than 200,000 German troops and nearly 1,000 tanks crashed into Allied lines in the Ardennes Forrest. The sudden and concentrated attack was immediately successful in completely surprising Allied forces. The Allies’ reaction was swift and effective. Within a few weeks, the Allies...

Paleoecology Understanding Dinosaur Behavior with Archeologist Jack Blackburn

Paleoecology: Understanding Dinosaur Behavior with Archeologist Jack Blackburn

Dinosaurs have captured the human imagination for years, it doesn’t matter if you’re a kid carry a plastic T-Rex through the museum or an adult watching a velociraptor in the Jurassic Park movies. But how do we know everything we do about these creatures? Understanding animals nobody has ever seen...

The Citrus Libraries “Seed Library” Sprouts at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills

The Citrus Libraries “Seed Library” Sprouts at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills

In April 2022 the Lakes Region branch in Inverness opened the first Seed Library, with our second one launching at the Homosassa branch in July. In November 2022, the Coastal Region branch in Crystal River opened the third Seed Library for Citrus Libraries. Earlier this year, the Friends of the...