Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Independent Film Movement Series, August 19

The Independent Film Movement Series returns for its fifth year on August, 19. Please note that it's also moving to a new night: it is now on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Our first selection this year is Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng, upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister's engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life of a younger, single gay man. When Stephen teases Weichung for his newly straightlaced lifestyle, dormant emotions are awakened in Weichung, setting him off on a quest for true romance and desire.

Directed by Arvin Chen | Canada | 2013 | Mandarin with English subtitles | 106 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.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mystery Readers Meeting, August 20

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

For August:Read a “hot” mystery (or any other form of hot, such as climate)
Hot Stuff   by Don Burns                               
on a Hot Tin Roof   by Jacklyn Brady       
The Hot Country   by Robert Butler           
Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof    
by Blaize Clemen
Roast Mortem   by Cleo Coyle                            

Hot Stuff
   by Janet Evanovich
One Hot Mess   by Lois Greiman                             
Liar, Liar   
by  K.T. Larson
Hot Rocks   by  Andy Rawls                       
Hot Mahogany
  by  Stuart Woods
Next Meeting:  August 20th at 6:30pm

Meets every third Wed. of the MonthIn the blue meeting room, upstairs 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Reading Events, Week of July 22-26

Tuesday, Jul 22: Come watch Thor (PG-13) in the Digital Media Lab! (Visalia Branch Blue Room, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Teens)
Tuesday, Jul 22: Join us for the final book discussion of the Adult Summer Reading Program on a variety of science and science-fiction books. (Visalia Branch Purple Room, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Adults)

Wednesday, Jul 23: Time to discuss the Tween book club book, What We Found in the Sofa (And How it Saved the World) by Henry Clark. Program is limited to the first 15 Tweens who picked up copies at the beginning of summer! (Visalia Branch Blue Room, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Tweens)
Thursday, Jul 24: Sing along with Oklin Bloodworth!! (Visalia Children's Wing,  11:00am and 3:00pm, Children)

Thursday, Jul 24: E&M Reptile Family (Orosi Branch Library, 3:30pm - 5:00pm Children)
Thursday, Jul 24: Albert Einstein portrayed by Duffy Hudson! 
(Visalia Branch Blue Room, 6:30pm- 8:00pm, Adults)

Friday, Jul 25: Come out and play video games on this last day of teen summer reading! (Visalia Branch Blue Room, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Teens)
Friday, Jul 25: Timothy the Magician. (Tipton Branch Library, 3:00pm - 4:30pm)
Friday, Jul 25: Show off what you've read and collect prizes on this last day of summer reading! (Visalia Branch Library, Children, Teens, Tweens)

This is the final week for programs and events for summer reading programs and prizes! Thanks for your participation and enthusiasm!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

August Computer Class Schedule, Visalia Library

Are you looking to sharpen your computer skills this summer? If the answer to that is yes, then you're in luck, because we still have a few openings in all of our computer classes for August!

Classes are free and absolutely everyone is welcome; however, registration is required.

You can register by calling the Computer Lab at (559) 713-2719 or by coming into the library and registering in person.

Classes for August are as follows:

Intermediate Word Class* (3 sessions): Weds Aug 13, 20, 27 from 10:00am - 11:45am
Introduction to Word: Thu Aug 14 from 10:00am - 11:45am
Introduction to Excel: Thu Aug 21 from 10:00am - 11:45am
Internet 101: Thu Aug 28 from 10:00am - 11:45am

*Must have basic keyboarding, mouse skills and have taken Word Processing for Beginners.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tulare County Library to Present Duffy Hudson Show on Albert Einstein

For a light-hearted look at Albert Einstein's life and work, come to the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch on July 24 at 6:30 pm.

Actor Duffy Hudson will perform his one-man show *The Relativity of Albert Einstein* which he also wrote.  He will present aspects of Einstein*s life and humor, and information on the speed of light, gravity and space-time, and other material, all in entertaining, non-physics, language.

Mr. Hudson has authored several scripts in addition to the Einstein show.  These include *Shadow of the Raven* about Edgar Allan Poe, *Frankenstein, the Elevator Man,* a comic film he directed and *Tattered Angel,* a feature film.  He has founded several theatre companies and is the owner of the film company, Cincinnatus Motion Picture.  For more information on Duffy Hudson and his works, go to: www.duffyhudson.com.

Duffy Hudson gives various performances in libraries across the country.  He has been at the Tulare County Library three times previously.  In May of 2010 he did a reading of *Of Mice and Men,* in December of 2010 he did *A Christmas Carol* and in 2012 he played Edgar Allan Poe.

The Visalia Library is located at 200 W. Oak Street in Visalia.  For information on the July 24 show, call 713-2707 at the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Reading Events, Week of July 15-19

Tuesday, Jul 15: Wild Child Adventures (Strathmore Branch Library, 10:30am - 11:30am, Children)

Tuesday, Jul 15:
Come watch The Monuments Men (PG-13) in the Digital Media Lab! (Visalia Branch Blue Room, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Teens)

Wednesday, Jul 16: Storytime and craft (Dinuba Branch Library, 10:30am, Children)

Wednesday, Jul 16:
Wild Child Adventures. (Woodlake Branch Library, 10:30am - 11:30am, Children)

Wednesday, Jul 16:
Show off your skills by battling it out on the Wii U! (Visalia Branch Blue Room, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Tweens)

Thursday, Jul 17: Let Dave the Horn Guy blow you away!! (Visalia Children's Wing,  11:00am and 3:00pm, Children)

Thursday, Jul 17: Wild Child Adventures (Springville Branch Library, 2:00pm - 3:00pm Children)
Thursday, Jul 17: Stars and Stories at the Sam Peña Planetarium! 
(Meet at the Planetarium, 6:00pm- 8:00pm, Adults)

Friday, Jul 18: Come and play the card game designed by the Visalia TAG members! (Visalia Branch Blue Room, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Teens)
Friday, Jul 18:  Mad Scientist Party! Last day of summer reading programs at Dinuba! (Dinuba Branch Library, 3:00pm, Teens)

Saturday, Jul 19: Come check out Gattaca, the last movie in our sci-fi film series! 
(Visalia Branch Purple Room, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Adults)