Friday, January 23, 2009

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The next Friends of the Library book sale will be held on February 7th on the north/east lawn. In addition to the usual wide selection of books, a great selection of VHS movies and books-on-tape will also be sold.

Literacy Advocate Award Recipient Honored

David Crawford, Claudia Garcia, Brian Lewis, and Sylvia Nacianceno

Claudia Garcia, Self Sufficiency Counselor for HHSA’s Porterville District Office, recently received the Literacy Advocate award. The honor was designed for HHSA counselors and specialists who have referred and encouraged their clients to participate in a joint program developed by HHSA and the Library Literacy Center. Brian Lewis, Tulare County Librarian, presented the quarterly award on behalf of the Library’s Read to Succeed Literacy program. Also in attendance were David Crawford, TulareWORKS Deputy Director, Jason Britt, TulareWORKS Division Manager, Sylvia Nacianceno, HHSA Porterville Office Unit Manager, Tessa Houston, Employment Services Program Specialist, and Win Doyle, HHSA/Literacy Program Coordinator.

Monday, January 26 @10am--Baby (ages 0-2) Lapsit Storytime!

Baby (ages 0-2) Lapsit Storytime is here every last Monday of the Month @10am!

Come and enjoy wonderful stories, songs and fingerplays to do with your baby while helping to build early literacy skills. There will also be time set up for the babies to play/interact with each other.

Wednesday, January 28th @ 10am --Preschool Storytime--Groundhog day!

Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays at our preschool story time on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM. This week's theme is Groundhog Day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Computer Classes Begin in February, 2009

Free computer classes will be offered at the Visalia Library's computer lab beginning in February. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

February 4 - Intro to PCs
February 11 - Intro to Word
February 12 - Intro to Excel
February 18 - Internet 101
February 25 - Email for Beginners
February 26 - Computers in the Workplace

All classes begin at 1:00PM.

For additional information, please call Judi Hill at 713-2713.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Take NEXT10's* California Budget Challenge!

Join the Friends of the Tulare County Library and the League of Women Voters at the Visalia Library on January 30 at 7PM for an interactive, online workshop where you help craft a State budget that you like. Explore the policy options faced by legislators today, and decide how much to spend on schools, prisons, healthcare and other State programs--and how to pay for them. Don't miss the fun!

*NEXT10 is an independent, nonpartisan organization that educates, engages, and empowers Californians.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mystery Readers Book Discussion

The Friends of the Library and The California Center for the Book will be sponsoring the Mystery Readers’ "Mysterious California" book discussion at the Visalia library on January 21, 2008 at 6:30 PM. The book for January is Southland by Nina Revoyr.

Libraries Closed on January 19th

The Tulare County Library, and all of its branches, will be closed on Monday, January 19th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.