Saturday, December 29, 2018

Book Club, Tuesday 1/8 6:30 pm, Visalia LIbrary

“I was drawn through these pages in a single sitting—their pull is true and magnetic. . . . [Knight’s] tale becomes universal thanks to the expert care of Finkel’s writing. . . The Stranger in the Woods is, ultimately, a meditation on the pains of social obligation and the longing toward retreat that resides in us all.” —Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Michael Finkel has done something magical with this profound book . . . [His] investigation runs deep, summoning . . . the human history of our own attempts to find meaning in a noisy world.” —Michael Paterniti, author of Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain.

Friday Movies and Games for Children

There are games and movies every Friday at the Visalia Library in the Children’s Wing. Board games and Xbox Kinect Sports are available from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm and include Sorry, Checkers, Jenga, Candy Land and MORE! For more information call the Children’s Reference Desk at 559-713-2731
1/04 at 2 pm & 4 pm - The House with a Clock in its Walls
1/11 at 2 pm & 4 pm - Frozen
1/18 at 2 pm & 4 pm - Happy Feet
1/25 at 2 pm & 4 pm - How to Train Your Dragon

Storytimes at the Visalia Library

The Visalia Library offers two Storytimes every week for children (and their grownups):
  • Toddler Storytime is for children ages 0 to 2 on Tuesdays at 10 am. Storytime is followed by play time.
  • KinderReady Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 on Thursdays at 11 am. Storytime is followed by an activity.

 There are also two monthly events for children (and their grownups):
  • Toddler Yoga Storytime is monthly on the second Wednesdays at 11 am. This class is for ages 18 mos to 5 years
  • Hora de Cuentos Biling├╝e is a bilingual storytime for children 3 to seven years old and their caregivers. Spanish learners welcome! Sessions are on Saturdays (1/5, 3/16, 4/13 and 5/11) at 11 am.
Call 559-713-2731 for more information.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Meals for children and youth (1-18), 12/26–1/11, Tue–Fri, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, Visalia Library

Fresno EOC and the USDA present ‘Winter meals for children & youth ages 1-18’. This will run from 12/26/18 – 1/11/19, Tue–Fri, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at the Visalia Library at 200 W. Oak Ave, in Visalia.
There is NO Enrollment and NO Cost! All meals must be eaten on site by children 1-18 ONLY.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tulare County Libraries closed 11/10/18 for Veteran's Day

All Tulare County Library Locations will be closed on Saturday, 11/10, for the observance of Veteran's Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Honor and Valor' at the Visalia Library

Tulare County Library and the Annie R. Mitchell History Room remembers and honors the centennial of the end of World War I, also known as Armistice Day, with a historic photo exhibit from November 6 through November 30 at the Visalia Branch Library. The exhibit “Honor and Valor” features curated historic photos from the Annie R. Mitchell History Room, many from the George W. Stewart collection and feature Tulare County residents who were drafted to fight in the war. Interspersed with the photos are quotations about World War I from authors such as George Santayana and John McCrae, providing context to the war’s effect on this nation and county. Find the exhibit on the first floor of the Visalia Branch across from the Friends of the Library books for sale.