Friday, July 31, 2015

Independent Film Series, August 25

We hope you all are enjoying a great summer! We also hope that you are prepared for another great season of the Tulare County Library's Independent Film Series! 

The Independent Film Movement Series is showing its first movie of its sixth season, Human Capital, on Tuesday, August 25. 

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

Directed by Paolo Virzì | Italy | 2014 | Italian with English subtitles | 110 min.

The film will be shown at 6:00pm in the upstairs "blue" meeting room at the Visalia Branch Library. This event is free and open to the public. Absolutely everyone is welcome.

For more information, visit the Reference Desk or call (559) 713-2723. You can also join the event on Facebook.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Visalia Storytime Resumes on Wednesday, September 2

Storytime Resumes on Wednesday, September 2nd at 10 am! Perfect for ages 3 to 6!

It's Get Ready for School Time!

August marks the last days of summer vacation and the first days of school for children throughout Tulare County. Tulare County Library Branches have crafts to celebrate both! There are toys for the pets who will miss their kids and fun supplies for the kids going to class. The crafts for each week are:

August 3 through 8 – Dog or Cat Toys
August 10 through 15 – Binder Covers and Jumbo Paper Clips
August 17 through 22 – Pencil Case Holder
August 24 through 29 – Clipboard and Googly Eyed Pens

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 and choose the locations tab or call the branches:

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

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

                   (559) 564-8424

Pets play...
Kids study!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Great from the Greatest Generation

Duffy Hudson, a Tulare County Library favorite, returns to the Visalia Library to perform his new one man show about American hero Audie Murphy on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

As the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, Audie Murphy received every military combat award for valor including the rarely given Medal of Honor. His autobiography, To Hell and Back, recounted his war experiences. Following his discharge after the war, Murphy traveled to Hollywood to become an actor, a career he pursued for 21 years. He starred in the film of his autobiography, as well as many popular westerns.

Murphy, like many soldiers, suffered from PTSD, then known as battle fatigue. He was an early voice for governmental medical benefits for the veterans of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He spoke publicly and freely of his own sufferings to encourage public knowledge of the severe consequences of war.

To Hell and Back is Duffy Hudson’s most recent one man bio-play. He also authored and performed shows on Edgar Allan Poe, Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, George Burns and A Christmas Carol. A favorite of our patrons, Hudson has appeared at the Tulare County Library several times in past years. This performance is the last in the Library’s Adult Summer Reading program, Escape the Ordinary.

For more information about this program and more go to, call (559) 713-2703, or visit the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak Avenue in Visalia.

Audie Murphy
Duffy Hudson

Monthly Friends Meeting, August 13

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 13, at 7:00pm in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend, including and especially current Friends, prospective Friends, and anyone who is interested in learning more!

Please contact the Visalia Reference Desk at 713-2703 for more information.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mystery Readers Meeting, August 19

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

For August: Read any mystery that takes place in a foreign COLD country

(look on for ideas)


Next Meeting
August 19 at 6:30pm

Come and bring a friend!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Beijing and Beaux-Arts on a Budget, July 24

Teresa Rios-Spicer, adventurer extraordinaire, shares travel tips and budget basics for everyone on Friday, July 24 at 4:00 pm at the Visalia Branch Library.

Ms. Rios-Spicer’s presentation, “Travel on the Cheap,” covers the twelve countries she has visited outside of the United States. Join in the excitement as Mrs. Rios-Spicer shares her past travel itineraries and budget-friendly tips spanning twelve international countries. While she has been as far away as China, the place closest to her heart is Paris!

Following “Travel on the Cheap,” join us for our final Adult Summer Reading event “To Hell and Back” scheduled for Thursday, July 30—a theatrical performance by Duffy Hudson portraying World War II hero Audie Murphy.

For more information on these and other events at the Tulare County Library, go to:, call (559) 713-2703 or visit us at the Visalia Branch Library, 200 W. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA 93291.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Apply to Join the Tulare County Library Advisory Board!

Interested in Libraries and the work they do? Want to serve the community by improving library service throughout the county? The Tulare County Library Advisory Board has four vacancies; three at large and one for District 5.

Find the application online at the
 Clerk of the Board's website: or by visiting the County Administrative Office located at 2800 W. Burrel Ave, Visalia, CA 93291. Call 559-713-2700 for more information.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Super Fun Craft Night at Visalia Library, July 16

We're getting crafty here at the Visalia Library this Thursday, July 16 at 6:00pm! We'll provide the supplies for both crafts and a photo booth so that you can take some shots of yourself with your creation; you'll just need to bring yourself. See you there!

Questions? Call the Visalia Library Reference Desk at (559) 713-2703.

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New Language Database Available at Tulare County Library

Our newest database, Pronunciator, aids in the learning of up to 80 languages!

Other online resources include databases devoted to car repair, career and job help, health information, history, hobbies and crafts, home improvement, live homework help, science, and small business information. 

*To access Pronunciator and our other databases, start at our homepage which is located at
*Click on the "Research" tab, which is the third option from the left on the green menu across the top of the screen. 
*Once you've clicked on the "Research" tab, you should see an option that says "Online Resources."

*Click on "Online Resources" to access all of our databases. 

If you're using a computer at any of our library locations, you will automatically be logged into the database. If you're not using a library computer, you'll be prompted to enter your library barcode and/or PIN number. Your library barcode is the long number located on your library card. Your PIN number is a 4-digit password associated with your card.

If you have any question about Pronunciator or any of our other databases, visit any of our library locations or call the Visalia Reference Desk at (559) 713-2703.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

First Tuesday Book Club, August 4

For August, we're reading Le Divorce by Diane Johnson. 

Le Divorce recounts the adventures of two sisters from California who make a modern pilgrimage to the City of Light. Pregnant and abandoned by her French husband, Roxeanne Walker de Persand turns to her younger sister, Isabel, for support, while the powerful Persand family exerts subtle but firm control over her decision whether or not to divorce. Complicating matters is the disposition of a family heirloom, a painting in Roxy's possession that is suddenly discovered to be worth millions. In the midst of a variety of schemes, the stakes are suddenly raised by a crime of passion, disrupting everyone's motives and plans.

We will be meeting in the Visalia Branch Blue Room to discuss this book on August 4 from 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kevin Yee to Perform "Out of the Ordinary" Tunes in Visalia Tomorrow, July 8

Kevin Yee is performing at the Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library tomorrow, July 8 (Wed) at 6:00pm as part of our Adult Summer Reading Programs.
Kevin will be playing a selection of "out of the ordinary" instruments including the kohl, harmonium, and dilruba. He will also play his baritone ukulele while singing modern songs - from Tom Jones to Death Cab for Cutie.
This program is free and everyone is welcome - including children. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

"To Hell and Back": The Story of Audie Murphy, July 30

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Join us at the Visalia Branch Library on July 30 for Duffy Hudson's one-man show of "To Hell and Back", the story of World War II hero Audie Murphy. 

The event starts at 6:30pm and is free to all.

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

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Exeter Friends of the Library 4th of July Book Sale!

We can't think of a better way to celebrate the 4th of July!

The Friends of the Library-Exeter are have a HUGE book sale and we are so excited!
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