Friday, October 31, 2014

In Observance of Veterans Day, All Locations Closed Tuesday, November 11

In observance of Veterans Day, all library locations will be closed on Tuesday, November 11. The library will open at its normal time of 9:00am on Wednesday, November 12.

In the mean time, don't forget to check out the rest of our War Comes Home programs!

Please call the library at 713.2703 with any questions.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with Tulare County Library

Please join us on Friday for our own special Dia de los Muertos celebration! It will be an afternoon of remembrance... and CRAFTS!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Want to Write a Novel in November?

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the largest writing event in the world. NaNoWriMo challenges people to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November, with over half a million people on all seven continents (including Antarctica) expected to participate. 2014 is the year of “Your Boundless Novel.”

The Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library is serving as a Come Write In space, offering its meeting room and light refreshments during selected dates throughout the month of November.

Tuesday Write Ins will be on November 4, 18 and 25 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Thursday Write Ins will be on November 6, 13 and 20 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Both sessions will be held in the Visalia Branch Purple Room.

A Thank God It’s Over (TGIO) wrap up party will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm in the Visalia Branch Blue Room.

NaNoWriMo is celebrating its 16th year of empowering diverse voices this year with supporting writers in the classroom, and building creative-writing communities around the world. This year, 816 liaisons will coordinate in-person write-ins, turning local coffee shops, bookstores, and living rooms into writing havens. The Come-Write In program partners with 700 libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces, providing free resources to help build their local creative communities.

For more information, please go to and, or call (559) 713-2703.

Mystery Readers Meeting, November 19

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

For November:

Read a novel by a foreign mystery author

The Remarkables mountain range in Otago, New Zealand (creative common image
by Jocelyn Kinghorn via Flickr)

Andrea Camilleri - Italy        
Charles Cumming - Great Britain        
Shamini Flint - Singapore

Anne Holt - Norwegian         
Peter May - China                                  
M.J. McGrath - Canada (Inuit)

Barbara Nadel - Istanbul       
Jeffrey Siger - Greek

Tamar Myers writes about a detective in the Congo (the author isn't  foreign however)
... and has many more!!!

Next Meeting
November 19th at 6:30pm

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Knitting Group to Begin in November at the Lindsay Branch Library

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A new Knitting Group will meet the second Thursday of every month starting November 13, 2014 from 11:00 to Noon at the Lindsay Branch Library! 
For more information, please
visit their webpage or contact the library at (559) 562-3021.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Second Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover Coming Soon!

The Tulare County Library Children's Department is holding its second annual Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover the evening of November 6.

Children three and up are invited to bring their families and a favorite stuffed animal or toy to the Visalia Branch Library Children's Wing for a special night story time.  PJs are welcome!  After the story, the children will leave the stuffed animal at the library overnight for a fun sleepover with the other toys.  The librarians will photograph the evening, and children can pick up pictures, a certificate and their toy on Friday, November 7 after 2 pm.

Only one stuffed animal per child is accepted because space is limited to the first 50 stuffed toys.  However, children and families are welcome to attend the storytime even without a stuffed animal.

Check in begins at 6:30 pm, and the storytime will start at 7:00 pm. No registration is necessary.  For more information, contact Children*s Librarian Flo at 713-2731 or go to the library website at: