Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Funtastic Friday—Frankenweenie

Come visit the Visalia Branch library on October 21st starting at 2pm for a Funtastic Friday!

Enjoy free movies and games with your friends and family! This week, we will show the film Frankenweenie at 2pm and again at 4:00pm. Tim Burton’s creepy yet cute Frankenweenie is the story of a boy and his dog—with a Frankenstein spin! The film is rated PG and runtime is 87 minutes.

We also have board games like Connect 4, Jenga, and Chutes and Ladders available to play starting at 2pm. Kids ages 4-12 can join us for Kinect gaming from 3:00-5:30pm. This event is free thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

First Tuesday Book Club, Epitaph, 11/01 at 6:30 pm

First Tuesday Book Club
Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell
November 1, 6:30 pm

Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, makes her Ecco debut with Epitaph—an American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral
A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands...
That was America in 1881.
All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26th when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced of...f against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt.
Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West.
Epitaph tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal 30 seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved - www.goodreads.com


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Independent Movie - 'Theeb' Tues 10/25 at 6 pm

Independent Movie
Tuesday, 10/25 at 6 pm
Visalia Branch Library
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination - www.imdb.com - Jordan/UK/UAE/Qatar

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Family Fun Friday -- Spooky Buddies

Children and their families are encouraged to come to the library this Friday to enjoy free screenings of the film Spooky Buddies at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. 

That's not all, folks--we also have board games available all afternoon for families to share together--Jenga, Memory, Chutes and Ladders and more! 

Active children and tweens ages 4-12 can also enjoy Kinect Sports from 3:00-5:30pm. 

This event is free, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tulare County Library. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mas Masumoto at the Visalia Library - Sat, 10/15 at 7 pm

The Central Valley leads the nation in agricultural production and one of the Valley’s leading lights is author and farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto, who speaks at the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch on Saturday, October 15, at 7 pm.  The Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library is located at 200 W. Oak, Visalia, California.

Mas is the author of ten books, the most recent being Changing Season, A Father, A Daughter, A Family Farm, written with his daughter Nikiko. Another of his books, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, was named Best Environmental Writing in 2009 by the National Resources Defense Council, and The Perfect Peach, co-authored with his wife, Marcy, was one of USA Today’s best summer picks in 2013. Among his other works are Epitaph for a Peach, Heirlooms, Letters to the Valley, Harvest Son, Silent Strength, and Country Voices.

A third generation farmer, Masumoto raises organic peaches, nectarines, and raisin grapes. When not writing books or farming, he is a columnist for the Fresno Bee and a regular contributor to the Sacramento Bee. Join us as he talks about his farm, his family, and his writings.

The library program featuring Mas is sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library, an association for people who love libraries, reading, books, volunteering, and raising money to enhance public library services. For more information about becoming a Friend of Tulare County Library, please contact the Reference Desk at (559) 713-2703 or go to www.tularecountylibrary.org.

Mystery Readers Book Group - Wed, 10/19 at 6:30, Visalia Branch

Read a Mystery Book and join us! This month, pick a good mystery and discuss it with other mystery lovers! Recommendations for books can be found at www.stopyourekillingme.com OR use the library’s subscription to Novelist. Ask a Reference Librarian for help with Novelist if needed.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coloring Nights at the Visalia Library - 10/11 at 6 pm

Come join us for the Library's Coloring Nights on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 pm at the Visalia Library. Colorists can bring their own coloring pages and pens, crayons or colored pencils. However, the Library will provide all of these necessary supplies free to participants, including some very intricate and fun coloring pages.  Recommended are colored pencils to blend or shade colors and add highlights and lowlights, while crayons provide a nostalgic reminder of childhood.

For more information about our Coloring Nights activities, please visit the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak Street, or call 559-713-2703.