Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A "Super" Celebration for July Fourth That Lasts All Month!

We’re rockin’ rockets and rocks this month for the Tulare County Library Branches children’s crafts! 

The crafts for each week are:

June 30 through July 3 – Fourth of July Rockets
July 7 through 11 – Super Hero Masks
July 14 through 18 – Tootsie Pop Hero
July 21 through 25 – Super Hero Rocks
July 28 through August 1 – Super Hero Bracelets

The crafts are offered 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 branch, please
go to www.tularecountylibrary.org and choose the locations tab or call the branches:

Alpaugh                    (559) 949-8355
Exeter
                     (559) 592-5361
Earlimart
                   (661) 849-2525
Ivanhoe                     (559) 798-1264
Lindsay
                      (559) 562-3021

Orosi
                          (559) 591-5830
Springville
                  
(559) 539-2624 
Strathmore
                 (559) 568-1087
Three Rivers
               
(559) 561-4564
Tipton
                         (559) 752-4236 

Woodlake
                   (559) 564-8424






Friday, June 19, 2015

All Library Locations Closed Saturday, July 4


All Tulare County Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. There will be no free lunches for kids and teens at the Visalia Branch Library on Friday, July 3.
 
All locations resume regular hours beginning Tuesday, July 7.

For more information on branch hours and locations, please go to www.tularecountylibrary.org and choose the locations tab or by phone at 559 713-2700.
 
Enjoy the holiday!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Steve Martin's Working Wildlife at Visalia Library TODAY, June 18

Join us at the Visalia Branch Library for TWO shows Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:00 am AND 3:00 pm! Working Wildlife will bring a bearcat, an owl, and a monkey to their show.

Everyone is welcome and it's FREE! No need to RSVP!


Call 559-713-2731 for more information!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Living off the Grid, June 24

Have you ever wondered what it takes to "live off the grid"? Unsure about what "living off the grid" actually is? 

If so, then come out to the Living Off the Grid Program with guest speaker Loretta Liefveld on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Visalia Library to find out.

Find out more information about all Tulare County Library's Summer Reading programs for children, tweens, teens and even adults online at www.tularecountylibrary.org, by phone at 559 713-2700, or in person at any Tulare County Library. 


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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Timothy James the Magician at Visalia Library TODAY, June 11!

Join us at the Visalia Branch Library for TWO shows Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 am AND 3:00 pm!

Everyone is welcome and it's FREE! No need to RSVP!


Darwin the Diabetic Alert Dog at Springville Branch Library TODAY, June 11

Our Animal Heroes at the Springville Branch Library Thursday, June 11, at 3:30pm.

Darwin is a diabetic alert dog who takes care of his human, Laura. Meet this hero dog, hear a story (Police Cat) and do a craft.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Visalia Safety Day for Adults & Families, Saturday June 20

Families and adults are invited to Visalia Branch Library on Saturday June 20 for a fun series of Safety Day programs with presenters including Visalia Fire Department, Visalia Police Department, and the American Red Cross!


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Friends of the Library-Exeter Quilt Raffle

The Friends of the Library-Exeter are raffling a red, white, and blue quilt at the Exeter Branch Library. Tickets are being sold at the Exeter Branch Library. The prices are $1 for 1 ticket and $5 for 6 tickets. Be sure to drop by the Exeter Branch Library to see the Stars in the Garden Quilt.
 
 

Friday, June 5, 2015

First Tuesday Book Club, July 7

For July, we'll be reading You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon.

Summary: 
A collection of interconnected stories relate the experiences of Fort Hood military wives who share a poignant vigil during which they raise children while waiting for their husbands to return.

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

Free Lunch for Kids and Teens at Visalia Branch Library, June 9 - August 7

The Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library offers free lunch this summer to children and teens, ages 1 to 18, thanks to our partnership with the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC).
  
Starting Tuesday, June 9, through Friday, August 7, come to the Visalia Library's Blue Room for a free, healthy meal.  Lunch is available Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 2 pm.  The Summer Food Services Program gives us the opportunity to provide all youth with a nutritious meal during the summer break.  It is a federal program funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education.
    
The Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library is located downtown at 200 W. Oak Avenue. For more information about the Library, call (559) 713-2703 or go to 
www.tularecountylibrary.org.
 
The Fresno EOC, founded in 1965, gives families the immediate help they need to weather day-to-day crises, and the long-term support that allows them to build better lives.  Information about the Fresno EOC can be found at 
www.fresnoeoc.org or to locate other nearby Summer Food Services Program distribution center, please call the Food Resources Hotline at (559) 266-3663.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Exeter Adult Summer Reading Program Hosting Just Sprouted Workshop, June 16

Fabulous events are happening all around Tulare County for Summer Reading. This Just Sprouted Workshop, held on June 16, is part of the Exeter Adult Summer Reading program.

Register for the program, complete one line on the bingo card, return bingo card at the library and get entered to win an adult summer reading program basket! 


Call (559) 592-5361 or drop by the Exeter Branch Library for more information!
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Cool Off From the Hot Summer Days to Learn Computer Skills


During the summer there is no better time to work on computer skills and there's no cooler place than the Tulare County Library! At our Visalia Branch the staff in our computer lab assists true beginners with one-on-one personal appointments and specialized classes. This includes mouse basics, computer tutorials, and the parts of a computer.

Looking for a job? One-on-one personal assistance is available for resume writing and job searching. Gather information on past jobs, education, and other experience to bring with you to the appointment.
Then you are ready to start work on your resume. During the session, staff demonstrates the benefits of the Internet for searching for current jobs through local and state sites job listings.

Classes also are offered on Thursdays on such subjects as the Internet, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are required for these sessions.

June's Thursdays Class Schedule in Visalia

June 11 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Internet 101: An introduction to the Internet that includes Windows, Explorer and other browser basic features, as well as searching and site evaluation.

June 18 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Word Processing for Beginners: An introduction to Microsoft Word that covers opening and saving documents, typing and modifying text, and basic formatting.

June 25 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Introduction to
Excel: A basic introduction to Microsoft Excel that covers using spreadsheets, including the toolbars, worksheets, and formulas.

All sessions are held in the Public Computer Lab of the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch. For more information, to register for classes, or sign up for personal sessions, please call 559 713-2719. Only 12 seats are available for each session, so sign up now!