Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dancin' Thru The Decades, April 11

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Please join us to learn how to do the dances from the last few decades on Saturday, April 11th at 7:00pm. Winners of the Friends of the Tulare County Library Literary Baskets will be announced this evening. 

No RSVP is necessary and the event is FREE!
All Ages Are Welcome!  

Please call 713-2709 for more information.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Three Rivers Presents "California Phenology: Nature's Calendar", April 16

Rain Bath
Our Three Rivers Branch Library will be hosting its March community program, California Phenology: Nature’s Calendar, on April 16th  at 6:30pm.
Lynn Firpo, intern with the California Phenology Project, will talk about Nature’s Calendar – when trees bloom, when birds nest and when leaves turn color in the fall. By studying long-term data on the local California Buckeye and the Blue Oak, we can observe some of the effect climate change has on plants and animals.
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. 

Tulare County Library Branches Feature Spring in April's Children's Crafts

Children at the county library branches can welcome Spring with weekly crafts.  The April crafts for each week are:

March 31 through April 4 – Easter Bunnies and Eggs
April 6 through 11 – Bird Feeders
April 13 through 18 – Lady Bugs
April 20 through 25 – Earth Day Planting
April 27 – May 2 – Earth Day Home Made Robot from Recycled Materials - Each week children bring in boxes, cans, bottle cans and other items to make the robot!

These crafts will be held at different times each week at the Alpaugh, Earlimart, Exeter, Ivanhoe, Lindsay, Orosi, Springville, Strathmore, Three Rivers, Tipton and Woodlake branch libraries.

For more information on days and times of the crafts at each individual branch, please go to:, and choose the locations tab or call the branches:

Alpaugh                    (559) 949-8355
Exeter                    (559) 592-5361
Earlimart                   (661) 849-2525
Ivanhoe                     (559) 798-1264
Lindsay                      (559) 562-3021
Orosi                          (559) 591-5830
Strathmore                 (559) 568-1087
Tipton                         (559) 752-4236 

Woodlake                   (559) 564-8424

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Money & Sense Programs at Visalia Branch Library, April - June

Starting in April, we will be having a series of Workshops and a Book Club on, well, Money and Sense. Both the Workshops and the Book Club are, of course, free and no RSVP is necessary.

The Workshops are a basic financial literacy program developed by the University of California Co-Op and funded by a LSTA and California State Library Grant. This information would be beneficial to anyone trying to live on a budget and will help them plan for the future. The materials will also be available in Spanish.

April 9, 6:00:       Setting Goals
April 16, 6:00:     Making Choices
April 23, 6:00:     Stretch Your Dollars
April 30, 6:00:     Budgeting Basics
May 7, 6:00:        Paying Bills on Time
May 14, 6:00:     When You Can't Pay Cash
May 21, 6:00:     Saving Money on Food / Food Advertising

The Book Club meets once a month in April, May, and June.The first book looks at the working poor in the U.S. while the other two are more about personal money choices.

Patrons can go to the Reference Desk and sign out the next month’s book starting several weeks before the actual meeting. 

April 14, 6:30      Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
May 12, 6:30       Total Money Makeover
June 9, 6:30        The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Any and all questions are welcome! For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 713-2703.

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National Library Week Local Authors Event

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Celebrate National Library Week’s theme of "Unlimited Possibilities" when local authors of "With a Book in Their Hands" share stories on how books and reading affected their lives. This event is free and open to the public.

Please call the Reference Desk at 559-713-2703 with any questions.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mystery Readers Meeting, April 15

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

For March: We will all be reading Vanishing Point by Marcia Muller

Next Meeting
April 15 at 6:30pm
Come and bring a friend!!

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friends of the Library Literary Basket Drawing, 2015

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Stop by the Visalia Branch Library anytime between now and April 11 to be entered in the Friends of the Library Literary Basket Drawing! 

Tickets are just $1.00 each and can be purchased at the check out desk. Be sure to fill out the ticket and mark which basket you'd wish to win - and then put it in the correct box. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 11 at the Fiz-Nik Rick event, which is also sponsored by the Friends of the Library. You don't need to be present to win.

Themes for baskets this year include Magic Kingdom, Dinosaurs, "Frozen", Gardening, Chocolate, and Local Heritage. There's also a Special Basket that will only be available on Saturday, April 11.