Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Teen Summer Reading Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed
Visalia Branch Library
Summer Reading Program
June 13th to July 22th

· School credit may be possible!
· Help register kids for reading logs, hand out prizes for reading, and direct participants at special events.
· Help is needed Tuesday through Saturday. Schedules are flexible.
· Must be at least 14 years old
· Pick up a volunteer application at Circulation Desk today (or see below)!

Must attend training on:
Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Film Series, Tue 6/23 at 6 pm, Visalia Library

Independent Film Series
'Lemon Tree'
Tuesday, June 23, 2017
6:00 pm
Visalia Branch Library

Salma Zidane is a widow who tends the family lemon grove along the Green Line dividing Palestine from the West Bank. When the Israeli defense minister, Israel Navon and his wife, Mira move in next door, his security detail advices him to destroy it since terrorists could use the trees for cover. After Navon conveys his intentions, Salma springs into action, hiring a recently-divorced lawyer, Ziad Daud to take her fight to the courts. Initially, Navon has all the power and Salma has none, but Mira, who also suffers from empty nest syndrome, feels for the lonely woman next door--and Ziad finds her compelling in ways that Salma's Palestinian neighbors finds inappropriate (he's younger and rumors link him to a politician's daughter). Then the media gets wind of the skirmish and paints it as a classic David versus Goliath story, but the Israeli Supreme Court will have the final say.

Book Club, 'Epitaph for a Peach', Tue 6/6 at 6:30, Visalia Library

First Tuesday Book Club
Epitaph for a Peach by Mas Masumoto
June 6th at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library
“Del Rey-area peach grower David Mas Masumoto’s “Epitaph for a Peach” is at once a contemporary look at Valley agriculture and a look back at the ties that bind farmers to their land. But it’s so much more. His seductive, spare-prose style invites readers to share his observations and emotions but doesn’t preach. Masumoto’s brilliant descriptions about the seasonal looks and sounds and smells of Valley farming remind the reader of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence.” —Fresno Bee Book Review

Thursday, May 11, 2017

West African Textiles, Thu 5/18 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library

West African Textiles

 Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Three Rivers Library
42052 Eggers Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4564

Please join us in Three Rivers for this exciting presentation, West African Textiles!

Helen Bauer spent two years in Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer. She will be bringing a trunk of African textiles for people to touch and try on. We will see how they are woven and the source of the dyes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Teens Needed for PAID Summer Internship. Applications due 5/13

Due date extended to 5/13!!!

Get valuable job experience at the library! We are excited to announce 'The Friends of the Tulare County Library Scholarship'. Interns receive a stipend of $300 after successful completion of the internship.

Teens ages 14-19 are welcome to apply. We will select three interns, who will assist with our annual Summer Reading Program, which attracts thousands of children and families to the library! Interns must be available during library hours between Tuesday, June 13th though Saturday, July 22

Applications are available at the Children’s Reference desks and on the Teen Bulletin Board. Return your application to the Children’s Reference desk by May 13th, 2017. The top candidates will be interviewed beginning May 19th.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Teen Book (and Movie) Club - City of Bones - Sat, 5/20 @2

Teen Book (and Movie) Club
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Visalia Branch Library
Saturday, May 20th at 2 pm

Call (559) 713-2731 or stop by the Visalia Branch to borrow a copy of City of Bones.  Invite your friends!  Snacks served!

Teen Tabletop Gaming, Thu 5/18 at 4 pm, Visalia Library

Teens! Learn to play tabletop games including Dungeons & Dragons, Settlers of Catan, and arguably our creepiest game-- Betrayal at House on the Hill!

Players of all levels between the ages of 13-19 welcome. Snacks served. We never game on an empty stomach!

This is event is free and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.