Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer Happenings at the Tulare County Library


The Tulare County Library will be busy during Summer 2017!  Below is a summary of events by Branch.  Please contact the branch for any questions about programs or times.

Our Summer Reading Program is Reading by Design!  Children ages 3 and over sign up with a parent or guardian, receive a reading log, and fill it in each day they read. No matter your reading level or interests, reading for fun or learning is all that is required. In addition to the reading program, branches also offer special events sure to please every age group.  Just a reminder, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult and should not be left unattended.  Registration is not required for special events.

Alpaugh Branch, 3816 Avenue 54, Alpaugh, CA, 559-949-8355
E & M Reptile Family – Wednesday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Dinuba Branch, 150 S. “I” Street, Dinuba, CA, 559-591-5829
Programs are on Wednesdays at 11 am unless otherwise noted.
Reptile Ron – June 14
Let It Move You Zumba! – June 21 at 11 am and 2 pm
Timothy James: Illusionist – June 28
Dinuba Police Department K-9 Unit July 5
Family Fun Day! – July 12 at 11 am and 2 pm
E & M Reptile – July 19
Dinuba Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Tuesday - Friday, 6/5/17 through 7/28/17 from 10:30am to 12:00 pm, except for June 9th & July 4th. Sponsored by Dinuba Unified School District and the National School Lunch Program.
Earlimart Branch, 780 E. Washington, Earlimart, CA, 661-849-2525
Farmer Jason (Musician) – Friday, June 23 at 3:30 pm
Children’s Crafts – Fridays at 3:30 pm

Exeter Branch, 230 E. Chestnut, Exeter, CA, 559-592-5361
Programs are on Thursdays at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted
Science Experiments: Let’s Play – June 15
Anime Your Way Drawing Class – June 15 at 2:30 pm
Reptile Ron – June 22
Wild Child Adventure Bubbles Show – June 29
Lego Day – July 6
Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputy Buzzbee – July 13
Exeter Police Department Officer Nitro Robot – July 20
Wednesdays – 3 pm – Lego Days
Thursdays – 2:30 pm – Crafts
Fridays – 2:30 pm – Wii

Farmersville Branch, 623 N. Avery, Farmersville, CA
Wild Child Adventures Bubble Show – Thursday, June 29 at 2:15 pm
Children’s Crafts – Thursdays at 2:30 pm

Ivanhoe Branch, 15964 Heather, Ivanhoe, CA, 559-798-1264
Programs are at 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted
Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls – Tuesday, June 13
Katie and Her Reading & Assistant Dogs – Tuesday, June 20
E & M Reptiles – Tuesday, June 27
Gems and Rocks Show – Friday, July 7
Ford Farms Petting Zoo – Friday, July 14
Ivanhoe Fire Department and End of Summer Reading Party – Friday, July 21

Lindsay Branch, 157 N. Mirage, Lindsay, CA, 559-562-3021
Omnipresent Puppet Theater – Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm
Lindsay Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Tuesday - Friday, 6/13/17 through 8/28/17 from 11:00am to 12:00 pm, except for June 9th & July 4th.  Sponsored by Lindsay Unified School District’s Nutrition Services and the Summer Seamless Option through the National School Lunch Program.
London Branch, 5711 Avenue 378, London, CA, 559-591-1017
E & M Reptile Family – Wednesday, July 5 at 3:30 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

 Orosi Branch, 12646 Avenue 416, Orosi, CA, 559-591-5830
Timothy James the Illusionist – Wednesday, June 28 at 2:30 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 2:30 pm

 Springville Branch, 35800 Highway 190, Springville, CA, 559-539-2624
E & M Reptile Family – Thursday, July 6 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Thursdays at 3:00 pm

Strathmore Branch, 19646 Road 230, Strathmore, CA, 559-568-1087
E & M Reptile Family – Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 am
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Tipton Branch 301 E. Woods, Tipton, CA 93272, 559-752-4236
Omnipresent Puppet Theater – Friday, June 30 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Fridays at 3:00 pm
Tipton Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Thursdays and Fridays, 6/8/17 through 8/4/17 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, except for June 9th & July 4th. Sponsored by Fresno EOC.
Three Rivers Branch, 45052 Eggers Drive, Three Rivers, CA, 559-561-4564
Programs are Fridays at 10:30 am
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto – June 16
Farmer Jason (Musician) – June 23
Omni Present Puppet Theater – June 30
Wild Child Adventures – July 7
E & M Reptiles – July 14
African Drum Jam with Keio Ogawa – July 21 

Visalia Branch, Children’s Events, 200 W. Oak, Visalia, CA 559-713-2731
Pajama Storytime-Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
Funtastic Friday, Fridays 2pm - 5:30 pm – Fun for the whole family with family friendly movies (G and PG) and games! Movie show times at 2 and 4pm. Board games and Xbox Kinect gaming start at 3pm.
Children’s events are Thursdays at 11am and 3pm
Omnipresent Puppet Theater –June 15
E & M Reptile –June 22
Magician Timothy James –June 29
Juggler David Cousin - July 6
Kenn Adams Adventure Theater –July 13
Fratello Marionettes- July 20
 
Visalia Branch, Teen Events, 200 W. Oak, Visalia, CA, 559-713-2731
Star Wars: Rogue One! - Friday, June 16 at 3pm
Anime your Way - Saturday, June 17 at 2pm
Game Day! - Friday, June 23 at 3pm
Movie, Teens’ Choice! - Friday, June 30 at 3pm
Game Day! -Saturday, July 1 at 1pm
Teen yoga! - Friday, July 7 at 3pm
Anime Drawing Workshop with Araceli - Friday, July 14 at 3pm
Game Design Workshop, Part I - Saturday, July 15 at 2pm
Game Design Workshop, Part 2 - Friday, Saturday, July 21 at 3pm
 
Kids, Tweens & Teens—Summer Reading Design Contest. Projects are due no later than:  July 20, 2017. Judging will be: July 22, 2017
·         Project must be an original work. There is a limit of one entry per designer.
·         The project can be in any form or medium, but must be non-perishable. Craft sticks, duct tape, and paper are acceptable mediums.
Visalia Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Tuesday - Friday, 6/6/17 through 8/4/17 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (Except for June 9th & July 4th), upstairs in the Blue Room. The Visalia Branch is located downtown with entrances on Encina and Locust. Sponsored by Fresno EOC.
Visalia Branch, Adult Events, 200 W. Oak, Visalia, CA, 559-713-2703
Handweavers of the Valley, Tue 6/13, 6:00 pm
Carlos the Drawing Guy, Sat 6/17, 10:00 am
Origami with Jonathan, Tue 6/20, 6:00 pm
Book Wreath by Carol, Tue 6/27, 6:00 pm
Sticker Art– drop by during open hours and pick up your picture, Wed 7/5 - Sat 7/8
Genealogy by Design, Wed 7/12, 6:00 pm
Collage Art Cards, Tue 7/18, 6:00 pm 

Adult Summer Reading—Summer Reading Design Contest. Projects are due no later than: July 20, 2017. Judging will be: July 22, 2017
·         Project must be an original work. There is a limit of one entry per designer.
·         The project can be in any form or medium, but must be non-perishable.

Woodlake Branch, 400 W. Whitney, Woodlake, CA, 559-564-8424
Omnipresent Puppet Theater – Wednesday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Enjoy all our programs for FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Friends groups of the county library and its branches. The Friends of the Tulare County Library is an association for people who love libraries, reading, books, volunteering, and raising money to enhance public library services.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mystery Reader's Book Club, Wed 6/21 at 6:30, Visalia Lib


Mystery Reader's Book Group
Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library


This month: Read a book by your favorite author.
For next month, on July 19th, read a Historical Mystery.

Origami, Tue 6/20 at 6 pm, Visalia Lib


Origami with Jonathan
Tuesday, June 20
6 pm
Visalia Branch Library

Origami is the art of paper folding which is often associated with Japanese culture. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Traditional origami uses no methods other than folding. As a result, no cutting, use of glue, or markings are allowed. Join Librarian Jonathan Waltmire as he guides attendees through the process of transforming paper into animals, shapes, and much more. No previous origami experience required.

What's Your Story?, Thu 6/1 at 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Lib


What's Your Story?
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
6:30 PM
Three Rivers Branch Library

 
Margaret Moholt will share her experiences as an immigrant to the United States in 1979. She was born in Mainland China and raised in Taiwan.

Fiber Arts with Handweavers of the Valley, Tue 6/13 at 6pm, Visalia Library


Fiber Arts: Weaving on a Loom Made with Everyday Supplies

Visalia Branch Library
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6 pm

 
Students will learn the terminology of weaving and begin a simple project. While the time is not sufficient to complete the project at the library, participants will be able to do so at home since the weavers will be keeping their small looms.

Handweavers of the Valley: Established in 1953, Handweavers of the Valley is comprised of approximately 100 members from Central San Joaquin Valley communities with membership extending as far north as Reedley and Squaw Valley and south to Delano and Bakersfield. All members share a common interest in the continuing creative textile process: weaving, spinning, felting, and gourd art.
www.hwotv.org

Friday, May 26, 2017

6/8 Thu 6 pm, Friends of the Library, Visalia Branch Library

Friends of the Tulare County Meeting
Thu 6/8/17 at 7 pm
Visalia Branch Library
Blue Room (Room 1) Upstairs


Please join us for a meeting of the Friends of the Tulare County!

June Funtastic Fridays!


On Fridays in the Children's Wing of the Visalia Branch, we feature family-friendly movies.  Movies are shown at 2 pm and 4 pm.

June 2:      The Incredibles
June 9:      Lego Movie
June 16:    Minions
June 23:    Cars
June 30:    Monster Trucks
 
You can also play games with your friends and family!
Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming from 3:30—5:30pm