Monday, September 22, 2014

Monthly Friends Meeting, October 9

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 9, 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.

Mystery Readers Meeting, October 15

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

For October:

Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

Next Meeting
October 15th at 6:30pm

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Three Rivers Library to Host October Raven Fest

This is the second year that Three Rivers is having an October Raven Fest with activities throughout town.  All of these activities will be at the library except for the Critter Creek Program on the 18th that is sponsored by the Three Rivers Library, but will take place at the Memorial Building.  
Oct 2nd   6:30 pm – RAVEN INTELLIGENCE – David Graber (recently retired Chief Scientist for the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service), Kristina Roper (archaeologist and lecturer in Anthropology at California State University, Fresno – Raven intelligence and as a species, how ravens use tools.  Also included will be the place of ravens in Native American  culture. 
Oct 4th _  11:00 am – Sequoia Natural History Association Lead Naturalist, Mike Springer will do a “Raving about Ravens” talk. Ravens are among the smartest of all birds, gaining a reputation for solving complicated problems.  These big, black birds thrive among humans, stretching across the sky on easy, flowing wing beats and filling the empty spaces with an echoing croak.    Mike will be available at the library to answer questions from 10 am to 3 pm.
Oct 4th  –  Raven Land LEGO Challenge from 10 am – 3 pm.  Bring your Raven inspired creation from home or work on your creation at the library – tubs of LEGOS will be available to work with.  We will also have raven inspired crafts.
Oct 16th - 6:30 pm  - Christina Lynch will read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe and her original Three Rivers parody based on “The Raven”.    Christina is a television writer, novelist and writing instructor at COS, Antioch LA and UCLA Extension.  She has co-written two novels under the pen name Magnus Flyte:  the City of Dark Magic and City of Lost Dreams.  The winners of the Raven Writing Contest will then read their short stories with a reception to follow.
Oct 17th – 10:30 am “Learning About Ravens" for the Preschool and Play Group.  Just like us, ravens enjoy learning, experimenting and playing.  From figuring out puzzles to becoming acrobatic fliers, let’s play our way to discovering how ravens are such a big part of our everyday lives.
Oct 18th – 6:00 pm –  Critter Creek introduces “Augustus” the crow, “Edgar” the raven and “Vinnie” the vulture.  Learn about this rescue organization and the birds in their care.  Three Rivers Memorial Building – sponsored by the Three Rivers Friends of the Library.

Oct 23rd – 6:30 pm  - Native American Folklore with Marie Wilcox and Jennifer Malone.  Marie is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language, and her daughter Jennifer, will share traditional Native American stories and their personal basket collection.  “Who Speaks Wukchumni”, a New York Times documentary, featured Marie Wilcox and the dictionary she created.  Her document will support the revitalization of the Wukchumni language for future generations.

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Learn About the Common Core Standards at Tulare County Library Presentation

Visalia Unified School District Superintendent Craig Wheaton will be speaking about Common Core at the Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
The California Department of Education voted to adopt the Common Core State Standards System in 2010, with implementation scheduled by 2014. Common Core was instituted in the Visalia Unified School District beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, although the transition began last year. The emphasis of Common Core is on problem solving and being able to explain how you arrived at your answer. Please join us in the Library's Blue Room to learn more about Common Core. This program is free to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please call (559) 713-2703 or go to:

Family Reads! Book Club, October 25

Family Reads! Book Club

Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow
Inspiration for the animated film The BoxTrolls
Recommended for ages 8-13

Book Discussion: 
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00pm

Pick up your copies at the Children's Reference Desk 
at the Visalia Branch Library today!