Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tulare County Branches Offer Children's Crafts for March

The March crafts for each week are:

March 2 through 6: Dr. Seuss' birthday
March 9 through 13: Birds, birds!
March 16 through 20: St. Patrick's Day
March 23 through 27: Beaded wind chimes

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:
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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Independent Film Series, March 24

The Independent Film Movement Series will be showing its next film, Traitors, on Tuesday, March 24. 

Synopsis:
 
Malika, leader of Traitors, an all-female punk rock band, has a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier, and her place in it. When she needs money to save her family from eviction and to realize her dreams for the band, Malika agrees to a fast cash proposition: a smuggling run over the mountains for a dangerous drug dealer. But her companion on the road is Amal, a burnt-out young drug mule who Malika decides to free from her enslavement to the dangerous drug dealers. The challenge will put Malika's rebel ethos to the test, and to survive she will have to call on all her instincts and nerve

Directed by Sean Gullette | Morocco | 2013 | Arabic, French & English with English subtitles | 83 min.


The film will be shown at 6:00pm in the upstairs "blue" meeting room at the Visalia Branch Library. Movies are shown on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tulare County Women Contributed to Valley History

Women of Tulare County, an exhibit highlighting the contributions of ten Tulare County women, opens at the Visalia Library on March 10 to coincide with Women's History Month. This exhibit showcases these extraordinary women of Tulare County from 1855 to the present through a series of posters. Women featured include Josephine Allensworth, Anna Mills Johnston, Eleanor Calhoun, Ina Stiner, Annie Mitchell, Mary Garcia Pohot, Rose Ann Vuich, Jean Shepard, Lali Moheno, and Ester Hernandez.

This exhibit on display on the second floor of the Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library outside of the Annie R. Mitchell History Room runs from March 10 through June 4. Exhibit hours are from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday - Friday. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Visalia Library's Blue Room.  Women of Tulare County is presented by the Annie R. Mitchell History Room volunteers and staff.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact Lisa Raney at 713-2723 or the reference desk at 713-2703. The Visalia Library is located at 200 W. Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291.

The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in fifteen communities, five book machines, and an online presence at www.tularecountylibrary.org.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monthly Friends Meeting, March 12

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 12, 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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Royalty Storytime with Miss Tulare County, March 4

How does story time with royalty sound? That's just what we'll have at the Visalia Library on Wednesday, March 10 at our normally scheduled story time at 10:00am.

Tara Broderick, Miss Tulare County 2014 will be our special guest at Story Time. She will read her new book titled Princess Lucy: Believe In Yourself.

Please call the Children's Desk at 559-713-2731 with any questions.



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

First Tuesday Book Club Meeting, March 3

For March, we'll be reading A Painted House by John Grisham.

Summary: 
Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers—and two very dangerous men—came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born. And someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives—and change his family and his town forever.

We will be meeting in the Visalia Branch Blue Room to discuss this book on March 3 from 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Women of Tulare County Exhibit to Open in Visalia on March 10

Women of Tulare County, a poster exhibit highlighting the contributions of ten Tulare County women, will be opening at the Visalia Library on March 10 to coincide with Women’s History Month. This exhibit showcases the contributions of ten women of Tulare County from 1855 to the present through a series of posters. Women featured in the exhibit are Josephine Allensworth, Anna Mills Johnston, Eleanor Calhoun, Ina Stiner, Annie Mitchell, Mary Garcia Pohot, Rose Ann Vuich, Jean Shepard, Lali Moheno, and Ester Hernandez.

This exhibit will run from March 10th through June 4th and be on display outside of the Annie R. Mitchell History Room on the second floor of the Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library. Exhibit hours are from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday - Friday and an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Visalia Library Blue Room.  Women of Tulare County is presented by the Annie R. Mitchell History Room volunteers and staff.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact Lisa Raney at 713-2723 or the reference desk at 713-2703. The Visalia Library is located at 200 W. Oak Ave, Visalia, CA 93291.


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