Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monthly Friends Meeting, November 13

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 PM in the library's upstairs (purple) 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 Sheryll at 713-2709 for more information.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

First Tuesday Book Club Meeting, November 4

For September, we'll be reading Copper Sun by Sharon Draper.

Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

We will be meeting in the Visalia Branch Blue Room to discuss this book on November 4 from 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal, doll, or toy to the Visalia Branch Library for a special story time at night! After, they will leave their stuffed animal at the library for a fun-filled night of adventure (that the librarians will capture on camera).

Pick up your stuffed animal the next day and see what they did alone at the library!

Thursday, November 6th
Check-in begins at 6:30pm
Storytime at 7:00pm

Stuffed animals and photos available for pick-up on Friday, November 7th after 2:00pm

*For children ages 3+. Only one stuffed animal per child. Space is limited to the first 50 stuffed animals. Families are welcome to attend the story time even without a stuffed animal.

Karl Marlantes in Conversation, October 9

As part of Cal Humanities' statewide initiative War Comes Home, the Tulare County Library will present a talk by best-selling author and Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes.

The event takes place tomorrow, October 9, 2014, at 10:30 am at the Visalia Veterans Memorial Building, 609 W. Center Avenue, Visalia, CA.

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Want to Know About Medicare?

The Tulare County Library will present a program, "Getting to Know Medicare 101: Understanding the Medicare Maze," on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm at the Visalia Branch Library.
The program will be hosted by HICAP representatives and topics to be covered include:

*What is the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP);
*What HICAP does and doesn't do;
*Who does HICAP serve and where does the program provide services, and
*How does HICAP advocate and assist clients.

The presenters will also review current coverage, costs and benefits, enrollment rights and periods.  Information on understanding the ABCD's of Medicare, how billing issues can be resolved and the appeals and grievance process will be given.  In addition, reviews and comparisons of Medicare Parts C and D will be outlined.  HICAP, Medicare counselors, are NOT insurance agents and/or brokers.

If you are approaching your retirement year, or are already there and are confused about Medicare, this program can help with your decisions.

It is free, and no registration is required.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tulare County Library Collecting Oral Histories From Vietnam War Veterans

The Tulare County Library is working with the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project to record Veteran’s history. The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project as an effort to "collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war."

We can help you tell your story by either interviewing you or recording you as you tell stories about your time in service. If you are not comfortable with being filmed we can also help you send in a memoir, diary, or journal or photographs or letters.

The Veterans History Project keeps all the originals sent to them. The Tulare County Library will also keep copies in its History Room collection located at the Visalia Branch Library. If you have any questions, please contact Faythe at 559-713-2706. 

If you are interested in participating, please click here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Independent Film Movement Series, October 28

The Independent Film Movement Series will be showing its next film on Tuesday, October 28. The series is on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 

Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax.

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | 2013 | French and Arabic with English Subtitles | 101 min

The film will be shown at 6:00pm in the upstairs "blue" meeting room at the Visalia Branch Library. This event, and future events in this series, is free and open to the public. Absolutely everyone is welcome.

For more information, visit the Reference Desk or call (559) 713-2723.