Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tulare County Library "Getting to Know" Series to Resume

District Attorney Tim Ward will be the featured speaker on August 28 at 6:30 pm at the Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library. Mr. Ward will talk about his career as district attorney for Tulare County and will answer questions afterwards.

Mr. Ward joined the District Attorney*s office in 1999 as a Deputy
District Attorney. In 2005, he was promoted to Supervising Deputy
District Attorney and to Assistant District Attorney in April 2011. In
October, 2012, Tim Ward was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the position of District Attorney, effective Dec. 15, 2012.

He earned his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's of Science in Education. After completing an Army ROTC scholarship, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1989 and served at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. In 1992, Tim was promoted to the rank of Captain and later received an honorable discharge.
In addition to the career opportunity as a prosecutor with Tulare
County, Tim was drawn to this region of the Sierras because he can
pursue his hobby of whitewater kayaking. After moving to Tulare County, he met his wife, Devon, a native Visalian. The Wards have been married for seven years and are the parents of a daughter.

District Attorney Ward will speak in the Blue Room of the Visalia
branch. This program is free to the public and all are welcome to

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tulare County Library Helping Visalia Residents Stretch the Food Dollar

This fall, join Tulare County Library in Stretching the Food Dollar.

The Visalia Branch is offering workshops and book clubs on subjects like couponing, meal planning on a budget, and money management starting in September.

The first workshop, on couponing, will begin Friday, September 12, at 3:00 p.m. in the Blue Room of the Visalia Branch. The series of workshops will cover topics such as coupon math, price matching and adhering to coupon policies. The book club, beginning Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., will include how-to books on couponing for everyday needs as well as *extreme* couponing to stockpile for a rainy day.

Additional programs will focus on how to make a meager food budget stretch, how to plan your family meals to be inexpensive, healthy and easy to prepare, and how to manage your money a little better to make ends meet. The program is a result of a Library Services and Technology Act grant through the California State Library and Infopeople's Eureka Leadership program.

To sign up for the series, call Librarian Amanda Grombly at 713-2710 or email her at  Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No Preschool Storytime at Visalia Branch in August

There will be no Preschool Storytime at the Visalia Branch in August.

Preschool Storytime will resume on Wednesday, September 3rd.

First Tuesday Book Club Meeting, September 2

For September, we'll be reading An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.

An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.

We will be meeting in the Visalia Branch Blue Room to discuss this book on September 2 from 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

Delayed Opening for All Branches: Friday, August 15

All libraries in the Tulare County Library system (that are usually open on Fridays) will not open until 2:00pm on Friday, August 15th, due to a mandatory staff meeting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Strathmore Branch Closed Until the End of the Year

Starting tomorrow, July 31st, the Strathmore Branch of the Tulare County Library will be closed for renovations. Items can be returned at the main Visalia Branch or any of our other branches. Please call (559) 713-2713 with any questions.

Stay tuned for more information on the reopening of the branch later this year.