Friday, May 30, 2014

Children's Summer Reading Program Events

Join us, and be entertained by all of the amazing performances we'll be offering this summer!

Thursdays at Visalia ~
Jun 12: Timothy the Magician - 11:00am - 12:30pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jun 19: E & M Reptile Family - 11:00am - 12:30pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jun 26: Boswick the Clown - 11:00am - 12:30pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jul 3: Omnipresent Puppet Theater - 11:00am - 12:30pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jul 10: Chaffee Zoo* - 10:00am - 10:45am; 11:00am - 11:45pm; 12:30pm - 1:15pm; 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jul 17: Dave the Horn Guy - 11:00am - 12:30pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Jul 24: Sing Along with Oklin Bloodworth - 11:00am - 12:30pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Alpaugh ~
Jun 10: Timothy the Magician - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Dinuba ~
Jun 11: Reptile Show - 10:30am
Jun 18: Storytime and Craft - 10:30am
Jun 25: Science-Dipity Science Show - 10:30am
Jul 2: Storytime and Craft - 10:30am
Jul 9: Magic Show - 10:30am
Jul 16: Storytime and Craft - 10:30am

Earlimart ~
Jul 11: Timothy the Magician - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Exeter ~
Jul 10: E & M Reptile Family - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Ivanhoe ~
Jun 17: Wild Child Adventures -  2:00pm - 3:00pm

Lindsay ~
Jun 11: E & M Reptile Family - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Orosi ~
Jul 24: E & M Reptile Family - 3:30- 5:00pm

Springville ~
Jul 17: Wild Child Adventures - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Strathmore ~
Jul 15: Wild Child Adventures - 10:30am - 11:30am

Three Rivers ~
Jun 18: Omnipresent Puppet Theater - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Tipton ~
Jul 25: Timothy the Magician - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Woodlake ~
Jul 16: Wild Child Adventures - 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's summer reading program events are for children between the ages of 4 and 9.

For more information please call Children's at 559.713.2732 or call your local branch. More details on the summer reading program can be found here.

*Special presentation by the Chaffee Zoo - please note; seating is limited. Registration is required and will begin July 5.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mystery Readers' Meeting, June 18

For the June meeting:
Read a mystery having anything to do with a wedding.

Some suggestions

Murder of the cat's meow / Denise Swanson.              
Cast on, kill off / Maggie Sefton. 
Gone  girl : a novel / Gillian Flynn. (wedding anniversary)   
That old black magic / Mary Jane Clark.
Peach pies and alibis / Ellery Adams.                        
Bless the bride / Rhys Bowen.
Hunting shadows : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery / Charles Todd.
The Saturday big tent wedding party / Alexander McCall Smith

*The Mystery Readers' Meeting meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in the blue meeting room upstairs in Visalia. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call Sheryll at 559.713.2709.

Next meeting - June 18 from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Come and bring a friend!

Friends Taking a Brief Hiatus

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will not be meeting in June. Come join us when we resume meeting on Thursday, July 10 at 6:30.

Please contact Sheryll at 713-2709 for more information.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Reading Sign Ups

Come early, come often: register for our summer reading programs beginning on Tuesday, June 3, and start reading!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tulare County Library Branches Schedule June Crafts for Children

Father's Day will be featured in the craft for the second week in
June at the Tulare County library branches. The children will be able to create a *Best Dad" certificate and frame a picture they have drawn for their fathers. 

The June crafts for each week are:

June 1 through 7 * Wiggly Worms

June 8 through 14 * Father's Day Certificate and Picture    

June 15 through 21 * Dream Catchers

June 22 through 28 * Rock and Bug Painting

These crafts will be held at different times each week at the Alpaugh,
Earlimart, Exeter, Ivanhoe, Lindsay, Orosi, Springville, Strathmore,
Three Rivers, Tipton and Woodlake branch libraries.

For more information on days and times of the crafts at each individual branches, please go to: and choose the locations tab or call the branches:

Alpaugh                    (559) 949-8355

Earlimart                   (661) 849-2525

Exeter                       (559) 592-5361

Ivanhoe                     (559) 798-1264

Lindsay                      (559) 562-3021

Orosi                          (559) 591-5830

Strathmore                 (559) 568-1087

Tipton                         (559) 752-4236

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Visalia Police Lieutenant to Speak at Tulare County Library

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The Tulare County Library's "Getting to Know" series will present Lieutenant Steven Phillips of the Visalia Police Department on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at the Visalia Branch Library.  He will speak on the varied activities and programs of the city Police Department.

The "Getting to Know" programs sponsored by the Tulare County Library are designed to offer county residents an introduction to and information about people, issues, and organizations in the Central Valley. Programs are being held the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Visalia Branch Library throughout the spring.

Lieutenant Phillips' presentation will be in the Blue Room of the Visalia Branch Library.

Summer Reading Events on Website Calendar

Summer reading is right around the corner! Programs will be offered for adults, kids, tweens and teens, with sign ups starting the first week in June. These programs will be held at the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak St., Visalia.

All of our summer reading events, including children's program performers, tween crafts, teen movies, and adult programs for both June and July are available on our eVanced Calendar.

More information about the Summer Reading Program can be found in this article from the Visalia Times-Delta, or by calling the library directly (559.713.2706 for adults and teens or 559.713.2732 for children and tweens), or by stopping the Visalia Branch Library.

All of our Tulare County branch libraries will also have summer reading programs starting in June. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library, the Lindsay Friends, the Dinuba Friends, the Strathmore Friends, and the Three Rivers Friends groups. Check our library website or call your library branch for more information.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crafty Corner, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Visalia Library

Feeling crafty? If so, then come out to Crafty Corner at the Visalia Library tomorrow, Wednesday May 14th, at 10:30am! Prior experience is not required.

Bring your own project materials, Works In Progress (WIPs), or Unfinished Objects (UFOs), and meet others who are interested in fiber arts. You can also check out the array of online patterns available through the library. Instruction will alternate between crochet and knitting.

Crafty Corner is held in the Purple Room of the Visalia Library every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month beginning at 10:30am.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

First Tuesday Book Club Meeting, June 3

Lonesome Dove: a Novel
by Larry McMurtry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

*Description courtesy of the publisher.