Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mystery Readers Book Group

Mystery Readers Book Group
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library 
(559) 713-2709
For June: This month's theme is animals. Read any mystery featuring an animal!

Next Meeting
June 15 at 6:30pm

Come and bring a friend!!


Lorna Barrett: Tricia Miles, running a mystery bookstore, and the cat Miss Marple, in fictional small-town Stoneham, New Hampshire, a town full of bookstores: Murder Is Binding (2008), Book Clubbed (2014), A Fatal Chapter (2015)
Laurien Berenson: Melanie Travis, a special education teacher who shows her standard poodles in dog shows, in Connecticut: A Pedigree To Die For (1995), Doggie Day Care Murder (2008), Death of a Dog Whisperer (2014)
Barbara Block: Robin Light, a pet store owner in Syracuse, New York:Chutes and Adders (1994), Salt City Blues (2005), No Good Deed (2007)

Todd Borg: Owen McKenna, an ex-San Francisco homicide inspector turned private investigator, and his Harlequin Great Dane, Spot, at Lake Tahoe, California, and Nevada: Tahoe Deathfall (2001), Tahoe Avalanche (2008), Tahoe Blue Fire (2015)
Blaize Clement: Dixie Hemingway, a former sheriff’s deputy, now a professional pet sitter, in Sarasota, Florida: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (2005), Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues (2008), The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers (2015)

Susan Conant: Holly Winter, a dog trainer and magazine columnist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the Dog Lovers mysteries: A New Leash on Death (1989), Gaits of Heaven (2006), Sire and Damn (2015)

Sue Henry: Maxine “Maxie” McNab, a 60-something Alaskan widow, exploring the USA in her Winnebago with her faithful companion, miniature dachshund Stretch: The Serpents Trail (2004), The Refuge (2007), The End of the Road (2009)
Linda O. Johnston: Kendra Ballantyne, an attorney and freelance pet sitter in Los Angeles, California: Sit, Stay, Slay (2005), The Fright of the Iguana (2007), Feline Fatale (2010)

David Rosenfelt: Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara: Open and Shut (2002), Hounded (2014), Who Let the Dog Out? (2015)

Clea Simon: Pru Marlowe, an animal psychic returning to her hometown in the Berkshires, New York: Dogs Don’t Lie (2011), Kittens Can Kill (2015), When Bunnies Go Bad (2016)

Fran Stewart: Biscuit McKee, a librarian, and her cat, Marmalade, in Martinsville, a small town in northern Georgia: Orange as Marmalade (2004), Green as a Garden Hose (2005), Gray as Ashes (2014)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mystery Readers Book Group, May 18

Mystery Readers Book Group
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library 
(559) 713-2709

For May: This month's theme is academic mysteries. Read any mystery relating with teachers, graduation or schools!

Next Meeting
May 18 at 6:30pm

Come and bring a friend!!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Adult Coloring at Dinuba Branch Library!

Dinuba Branch Library invites you to join us for Adult Coloring!

Bring your own coloring supplies or use ours.  The library will provide crayons, 
colored pencils, and a variety of coloring pages for all to enjoy.  If you prefer, you may bring your own supplies and just enjoy an hour of relaxation! All adults are welcome!!
The program is on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Dinuba Branch Library Community Room, beginning April 12.
Please call (559) 591-5829 with any questions.
See you there!
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Mystery Readers Book Group, April 20

 Mystery Readers Book Group
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library 
(559) 713-2709

For April: Dig for clues! Read any gardening mystery.

Next Meeting
April 20 at 6:30pm

Come and bring a friend!!

Dinuba Branch Calendar, April 2016

Come check out some of the fun activities our Dinuba Branch is doing in April!

If you have any questions, please call the Dinuba Library at 
(559) 591-5829.

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Monthly Friends Meeting, April 14

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will meet on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00pm in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend, including and especially current Friends, prospective Friends, and anyone who is interested in learning more!

Please contact the Visalia Reference Desk at 559-713-2703 for more information.

First Tuesday Book Club, May 3

For May, we're reading The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig.

Summary: Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an “accident between the sheets” whose mother deserted them both years ago.The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine. 

Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty  turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom’s past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty’s life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone’s vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.

We are meeting in the Visalia Branch Blue Room to discuss this book on May 3 from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm.