Friday, May 22, 2015

Friends of the Library Book Sale, May 30

Looking to pick up some new books for summer reading?

Swing by the Friends of the Library Book Sale on May 30 from 9:30am - 3:30pm at the Visalia Library for a great selection of books for summertime or anytime reading!

For more information call 713-2703 or visit the library.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Three Rivers Presents "California Valley Quail," June 18

California Quail - Callipepla californica
Our Three Rivers Branch Library will be hosting its June community program, "California Valley Quail: Devoted Fathers, Brood Patches, Talking Eggs and Their Mortal Enemy the Coopers Hawk," on Thursday June 18th at 6:30pm.

Carol Clum will bring photographs of adult female and male quail, two males fights, quail eggs, newly hatched chicks and a brood patch on a female. She will describe their life cycle, feeding habits, nesting environments and their unique calls. The effect of our current drought on the quail will also be discussed.

Children welcome!

Three Rivers Branch Library is located at 42052 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers, CA 93271-0216. Please call 
(559) 561-4564 or visit the Three Rivers Library page for more information. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

First Tuesday Book Club, June 2

For June, we'll be reading Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero. 

Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out, the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

We will be meeting in the Visalia Branch Blue Room to discuss this book on June 2 from 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

Meet Isabel Quintero when she visits the Visalia Library for a Reading and Q & A Session on May 15! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Independent Film Series, May 26

The Independent Film Movement Series will be showing its next film, The Dark Valley, on Tuesday, May 26. This is the last movie of the Independent Film Series for this season; we will not be showing films in June or July due to Summer Reading. The next Independent Film Series season begins August 25.

Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he's from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn't given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner's sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment.

In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner's beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it's clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner's family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him.

Directed by Andreas Prochaska | Austria and Germany | 2014 | German with English subtitles | 114 min. 

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

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friends of the Library-Exeter's Mother's Day Fundraiser
The Friends of the Library-Exeter is celebrating Mother's day! Come into the Exeter Branch Library for a silent auction. They have the perfect gifts for mom. Salon gift certificates, outdoor plants, handmade necklaces and more, are just some of the goodies up for grabs. Silent auction begins Friday, May 1 and ends on Thursday, May 7. Winning bidders will be  contacted Friday, May 8. Also, book bundles are available for a dollar. Book bundles consist of three paperback books, an artificial flower and candy.  Visit the Exeter Branch Library, during hours of operation, and place your lucky bid on one of these lovely items.

Monthly Friends Meeting, May 14

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7:00pm 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 the Visalia Reference Desk at 713-2703 for more information.

Two Tulare County Library Children's Programs Taking a Summer Vacation

The Visalia Library Branch Storytime and Thursday Toddler Time are on break for June and July.  Tuesday Toddler Time at 10:00 am continues all summer.

This makes way for the Summer Reading Programs available for all ages during June and July.  These two programs resume in the fall.