Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, September 1st @ 10AM: Preschool Storytime!

Preschool Storytime is back!
Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays at our preschool story time every Wednesday @ 10:00AM.

Branches Opening Late on September 10th

All branches of the Tulare County Library will open at 2:00 on September 10th due to morning staff meetings. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friends of the Library Meeting, September 9

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 9, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Mystery Readers Meeting, September 15th

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on September 15th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. The theme for this month is Foreign Intrigue, so read any mystery set in a foreign country. For ideas on which authors and titles to read, please see September's reading list on the Friends' web page.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The next Friends of the Library book sale will be held on September 18, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the north/east lawn. Come and see our selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. We will also have a large selection of vintage books and VHS movies for sale. See you there!

Rock ‘N’ Roll Era Is Coming to the Literacy Center

Stroll on down to the Tulare County Library on September 25 for an Oldies Dance and a nostalgic visit to the fifties and sixties, sponsored by the library Literacy Center. The fundraiser will feature a Classic Car show, old time munchies and prizes, and the original rock and roll songs that made the era great. In addition, there will be Twist and Hula Hoop contests at the dance, and a Trivia contest is available now on the Literacy page of the library website at

The dance will be held from 6 to 9 pm at the Tulare County Library, 200 W. Oak Street, Visalia, CA. The Classic Car Show will be open from 5:30 to 7 pm. and will feature 25 cars from the fifties and sixties shown by Classic Dreams and other local car clubs. Music will be provided by Dave Luna and Angie Monroe from KABX 97.5 in Merced.

Some of the sponsors include the Tulare County Library, Board of Supervisors District 3 Supervisor Phil Cox, Jail and Prison Ministries and other community organizations.

Tickets are $15 for a single and $25 a couple and may be purchased prior to the dance at The Literacy Center, 417 N. Locust Street, Visalia, or at the door on September 25. All proceeds support the READ TO SUCCEED Literacy Program.

View a flyer for this event.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

English Learner Program

TULARE COUNTY LIBRARY READ TO SUCCEED Adult Literacy Program announces a learning opportunity for non-English-speaking adults! Residents of Dinuba, Traver, Pixley, Strathmore, Lindsay and Visalia will have a chance to enhance their English language speaking skills by signing up for the English Speakers of Other Languages Conversation Circles in those communities. These Circles are small groups of learners (no more than 7 in each group) who meet one hour each week, and with the assistance of a volunteer facilitator can improve their English speaking skills, as well as reading, writing and comprehension. These Circles will start the week of September 20th and they fill up fast! Anyone interested in signing up for the Circles, please call (559) 713-2745.