Friday, December 30, 2016

Independent Movie, For a Woman, Tue 1/24 at 6 pm, Visalia Branch

Independent Movie
'For A Woman'
Tuesday, January 24 at 6 pm
Visalia Branch Library


    A film by Diane Kurys. "[A] beautifully crafted historical melodrama… Thierry is luminous in a complex yet understated role!” —Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter. France / 2013 / Drama / French with English Subtitles / 110 min
    In her mid-thirties, Anne still knows little of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ life after the concentration camps of World War II.
    Her research reveals the a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. As she gets closer to the truth, her father grows ill and may take the family secret to his grave.
    In a journey that stretches from post-war France and to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Funtastic Friday, Fri 1/20, Movies at 2 & 4, Games All Afternoon

Funtastic Friday
Friday January 20th
All Afternoon

Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming: 3:00—5:30

Movie - Enchanted at 2:00 and 4:00 - A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer - www.imdb.com

Teen Book Club 'The Glass Castle', Thu 1/19 at 4 pm, Visalia Branch Library

Teen Book Club
January 19th at 3:00 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
 
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever - http://www.simonandschuster.com/…/Jeannette-W…/9781439156964




Mystery Book Group, Wed 1/18 at 6:30, Visalia Branch Library

 
Mystery Book Group
Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30
Visalia Branch Library
 

Read the book you got in the swap in December or just read any book that is new to you.

Teen Advisory Group, Sat 1/14, 3 pm


Teen Advisory Group
Saturday, January 14th, at 3:00 pm
Visalia Branch
 


Get Involved in Your Community Library. Join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG), Sat 1/14 at 3 pm, Visalia Library.

* Plan the events you want
* Make Friends
* Help plan the teen events you want
* Suggest books you want to read
* Hours towards Community Service

Contact Carrie for more info: carrie.wilson@tularecountylibrary.org, 559-713-2731

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Funtastic Friday, Fri 1/13, Movies at 2 & 4, Games All Afternoon


Funtastic Friday
January 13th!
 

Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming: 3:00—5:30
Movie: at 2 and 4 - Frozen (When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. - www.imdb.com)

 

Funtastic Friday, Fri 1/6, Movies at 2 & 4, Games All Afternoon


Funtastic Friday
January 6th!
 

Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming: 3:00—5:30
Movie: 2:00 & 4:00 Pete’s Dragon - The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon - www.imdb.com

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Book Giveaway for Children and Teens
December 20 - 23, 2016. 
Contact your local Tulare County Library Branch to find out how you can receive a free book! Limited Supply
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

 
Visalia
559-713-2700
Alpaugh
559-949-8355
Dinuba
559-591-5829
Earlimart
661-849-2525
Ivanhoe
559-798-1264
Lindsay
559-562-3021
Orosi
559-591-5830
Springville
559-539-2624
Strathmore
559-568-1087
Terra Bella
559-535-5583
Three Rivers
559-561-4564
Tipton
559-752-4236
Woodlake
559-564-8424

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Independent Movie Series, 12/27 at 6 pm, Visalia Branch Library

 
Independent Movie Series
 
 
Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score, while balancing a new romance, a past lover, a lifelong friendship and his brother's addiction. In French w/ English subtitles. Official Selection - Cannes FF Directors' Fortnight - imdb.com

Funtastic Friday, Fri 12/23, Movies at 2 & 4, Games All Afternoon

Funtastic Friday
December 23rd!

 
Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Board Games available all afternoon
Movie: 2:00-4:00 Nine Lives
Kinect Gaming: 3:00—5:30

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Mystery Readers, Wed 12/14 at 6:30, Visalia Branch Library


Bring a book to swap!

No book to read for December.  Bring a wrapped book (paperback, or hardback – may be new or gently used) with no name on it.  Some people have added bookmarks or other small item, but gifts shouldn't be very expensive.  We’ll then do a swap and steal to see who gets the best book!
 
 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Geeky Gingerbread for Teens, 12/22 at 3 pm, Visalia Branch Library

Geeky Gingerbread!
for teens 13-18
December 22nd  3:00pm
 

Wave your geek flag proudly & decorate geeky gingerbread and other winter treats. Build a gingerbread TARDIS, Millenium Falcon, melting snowpeople, or whatever you like. Invite your friends—this program is free & all supplies are provided.

 

Kids Create, 12/15 at 3:30, Visalia Branch Library

 
Kids Create
 

Make & Take Winter Crafts

FREE! All supplies provided. No registration required. Just show up and bring friends (and creativity)! Suitable for ages 3-12.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December Children and Teen Events in Visalia



It's going to be a busy December for our Children & Teens in Visalia! Just drop by or call the Children's Reference Desk at 559-713-2731 for more details!

Adult Coloring, 12/13 at 6 pm, Visalia Branch Library




Come join us for the Library's LAST Coloring Night of 2016 on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 pm at the Visalia Library. Colorists can bring their own coloring pages and pens, crayons or colored pencils. However, the Library will provide all of these necessary supplies free to participants, including some very intricate and fun coloring pages.  Recommended are colored pencils to blend or shade colors and add highlights and lowlights, while crayons provide a nostalgic reminder of childhood.

For more information about our Coloring Nights activities, please visit the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak Street, or call 559-713-2703.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Funtastic Friday - 12/9 Visalia Children's Branch - Movies and Games

Funtastic Friday
December 9th!
 
Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Board Games available all afternoon
Movie: 2:00-4:00 Nine Lives
Kinect Gaming: 3:00—5:30

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over, 12/08 at 7 pm, Visalia Branch

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over


Enjoy a special Pajama story time with your stuffed animal friends!

We will listen to stories, sing songs & enjoy hot cocoa! THEN, your stuffed animals will have a sleepover at the library.

Pick them up on Friday, December 9th during business hours (12-6) along with a special photo of their adventures!

Friends of the Library, 12/08 at 7 pm, Visalia Branch Library

Please join us for the monthly Friends of the Library Meeting. The meeting will be held upstairs in the Blue Room.



Did you know that donations to the Friends of the Tulare County Library are tax deductible?  Yep!  Help the community! Support your library!

Teen Advisory Group, Sat 12/3 at 3 pm, Visalia Library

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Sat 12/03 at 3 pm, Visalia Library


 
* Plan the events you want
* Make Friends
* Help plan the teen events you want
* Suggest books you want to read
* Hours towards Community Service

Contact Carrie for more info: 559-713-2731
Funtastic Friday, December 2nd!

Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Movie: The Wild Life - 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm 
Games: Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming - 3:00—5:30

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

First Tuesday Book Club - 12/6 at 6:30 pm - The Whistling Season

Come by the library and pick up your FREE copy of the book and then join us on December 6th to discuss the book!

“Set in the early 1900s, this novel is a nostalgic, bittersweet story about a widower, his three sons, and the year these boys spend in a one-room country schoolhouse… This is an affectionate, heartwarming tale that also celebrates a vanished way of life and laments its passing.” -Patrick Sullivan, Library Journal Reviews, 2006

Food for Fines - December 1st through December 31st!



We are doing the Food for Fines (and more) program December 1st through 31st at all branches. This year we will be accepting more than just food!
 
Up to $10.00 may be deducted from overdue fees for non-perishable food items, new toys, and new health care items donated at any Tulare County Branch. Your donations will be sent to these local organizations for distribution:
  • Toys: will be given to Toys for Tots (these items need to be donated to the branch before December 15, 2016
  • Health care items: will be given to the Visalia Rescue Mission.
  • Food Items: will be donated to FoodLink, a food bank that serves our entire county.


Friday, November 18, 2016

Tulare County Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


All branches of the Tulare County Library will be closed for Thanksgiving and will close early on Wednesday, November 23rd.
 
Have a happy, healthy holiday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Independent Film Series, Sea Fog (Korea), 11/22 at 6:00, Visalia Library


  Turning a real-life human trafficking tragedy into a comment on social inequality and the cost of survival, “Haemoo” dramatizes a stark nautical ordeal fraught with tension.

  The film takes place in 1998, when the IMF Crisis made life hard for ordinary South Koreans, but the marine setting imbues the action with an elemental, timeless quality. Five fishermen under Capt. Kang Chul-joo (Kim Yoon-seok) set sail from their hometown, Yeosu, but they return empty-handed. The owner ...of their beat-up old trawler, Junjiho, wants to trade it in, but Kang is more attached to it than to his wife, whom he catches in flagrante with a Chinese-Korean. To save the ship, he decides to smuggle ethnic Koreans from China.

  Despite the harrowing plot, Shim adopts an omniscient gaze and a somber, dispassionate tone throughout. He doesn’t veer too far from realism; nor does he cross over into genre territory by ramping up the violence and gore (at least until the slightly overblown last act), portraying the protags as grassroots workers struggling under harsh living conditions, unconsciously pushed toward selfish behavior - http://variety.com/…/festivals/toronto-film-review-haemoo-…/

Mystery Readers, Nov 16 at 6:30 pm, Visalia Library



Recommendations for books can be found at www.stopyourekillingme.com (genre: true crime)

OR

Non Fiction Dewey number 364.152

OR

Author Ann Rule

 


Friday, October 28, 2016

Teen Advisory Group, Sat 11/5 at 3 pm, Visalia Library

 
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Sat 11/05 at 3 pm, Visalia Library
 
* Plan the events you want
* Make Friends
* Help plan the teen events you want
* Suggest books you want to read
* Hours towards Community Service

Contact Carrie for more info: 559-713-2731

Funtastic Friday, 11/04, Visalia Branch, Children's Wing


Funtastic Friday, November 4th!
Visalia Library, Children's Wing
Board Games available all afternoon
2:00 & 4:00 Nine Lives (Movie)
3:00—5:30 Kinect Gaming

Patriotic Craft - Wreath, Tues 11/08, 6 pm at Visalia Branch Library


Patriotic Craft for All Ages
Tues, Nov 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Visalia Branch Library Blue Room
Vote! Then come to the Library to make a beautiful red, white, and blue wreath to take home.
Supplies provided by the American Legion. 

                       

 

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016




Come join us for the Library's Coloring Nights on Tuesday November the 15th at the Visalia Library. Colorists can bring their own coloring pages and pens, crayons or colored pencils. However, the Library will provide all of these necessary supplies free to participants, including some very intricate and fun coloring pages.

For more information about our Coloring Nights activities, please visit the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak Street, or call (559) 713-2703.
 


Friends of the Library, 11/10 at 7 pm, Visalia Branch


Please join us for the monthly Friends of the Library Meeting. The meeting will be held upstairs in the Blue Room.

Did you know that donations to the Friends of the Tulare County Library are tax deductible?  Yep!  Help the community! Support your library!

Children's Branch Crafts for November



Kids make their own the Day of the Dead masks, Thanksgiving turkeys, and more autumn favorites at the weekly library crafts for November:

Oct 31 - Nov 4 Día de Los Muertos Mask...
Nov 7 - Nov 11 Thanksgiving Turkey
Nov 14 - Nov 18 Accordion Tail Turkey Craft
Nov 21 - Nov 25 Scarecrow
Nov 28 - Dec 2 Feather Topped Pencil


Craft sessions are available at the Alpaugh, Dinuba, Earlimart, Ivanhoe, Lindsay, London, Orosi, Pixley, Springville, Strathmore, Three Rivers, Tipton and Woodlake branch libraries. Times vary with each location.  For more information on craft days and times at these branches or other Tulare County Library programs, please go to www.tularecountylibrary.org and choose the locations tab or call the branches.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kids--Watch Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2 and Make Monster Crafts this Friday, Oct 28th

Hotel Transylvania


If you are a kid or parent-- don’t make any plans this Friday other than visiting the library!  
Visit the Visalia Branch library on October 28th for free movies and crafts. 

At 2pm, we will show Hotel Transylvania. This is the story of Dracula, the resort owner, who tries to steer clear of the human world. His plans are foiled when a human boy discovers the resort and falls in love with Dracula’s daughter, Mavis. This film is rated PG (parental guidance recommended) and is 91 minutes long.

 At 3:30pm, we will create monster crafts. We have supplies for you to create horrible or silly or cute monster masks. 



We will provide treat bags for you to decorate, too—treat bags that can also be hand puppets (and much more!)


At 4pm, we will watch Hotel Transylvania 2. This continues the story of Mavis and Dracula, who has relaxed his no-humans in the hotel rule. Dracula begins to worry when Dennis, his half-human, half vampire grandson show no signs of being a vampire. He tries to awaken the vampire within with his friends. Hijinks ensue. This film is rated PG and is 89 minutes long.

 Image result for hotel transylvania 2

This event is free thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Funtastic Friday—Frankenweenie

Come visit the Visalia Branch library on October 21st starting at 2pm for a Funtastic Friday!

Enjoy free movies and games with your friends and family! This week, we will show the film Frankenweenie at 2pm and again at 4:00pm. Tim Burton’s creepy yet cute Frankenweenie is the story of a boy and his dog—with a Frankenstein spin! The film is rated PG and runtime is 87 minutes.

We also have board games like Connect 4, Jenga, and Chutes and Ladders available to play starting at 2pm. Kids ages 4-12 can join us for Kinect gaming from 3:00-5:30pm. This event is free thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

First Tuesday Book Club, Epitaph, 11/01 at 6:30 pm

First Tuesday Book Club
Epitaph by Mary Doria Russell
November 1, 6:30 pm
 


Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, makes her Ecco debut with Epitaph—an American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral
A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands...
That was America in 1881.
All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26th when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced of...f against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt.
Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West.
Epitaph tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal 30 seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved - www.goodreads.com

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Independent Movie - 'Theeb' Tues 10/25 at 6 pm


Independent Movie
Tuesday, 10/25 at 6 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
 
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination - www.imdb.com - Jordan/UK/UAE/Qatar

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Family Fun Friday -- Spooky Buddies


Children and their families are encouraged to come to the library this Friday to enjoy free screenings of the film Spooky Buddies at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. 

That's not all, folks--we also have board games available all afternoon for families to share together--Jenga, Memory, Chutes and Ladders and more! 

Active children and tweens ages 4-12 can also enjoy Kinect Sports from 3:00-5:30pm. 

This event is free, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tulare County Library. 



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mas Masumoto at the Visalia Library - Sat, 10/15 at 7 pm


DAVID ‘MAS’ MASUMOTO COMES TO THE TULARE COUNTY LIBRARY
The Central Valley leads the nation in agricultural production and one of the Valley’s leading lights is author and farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto, who speaks at the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch on Saturday, October 15, at 7 pm.  The Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library is located at 200 W. Oak, Visalia, California.

Mas is the author of ten books, the most recent being Changing Season, A Father, A Daughter, A Family Farm, written with his daughter Nikiko. Another of his books, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, was named Best Environmental Writing in 2009 by the National Resources Defense Council, and The Perfect Peach, co-authored with his wife, Marcy, was one of USA Today’s best summer picks in 2013. Among his other works are Epitaph for a Peach, Heirlooms, Letters to the Valley, Harvest Son, Silent Strength, and Country Voices.

A third generation farmer, Masumoto raises organic peaches, nectarines, and raisin grapes. When not writing books or farming, he is a columnist for the Fresno Bee and a regular contributor to the Sacramento Bee. Join us as he talks about his farm, his family, and his writings.

The library program featuring Mas is sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library, an association for people who love libraries, reading, books, volunteering, and raising money to enhance public library services. For more information about becoming a Friend of Tulare County Library, please contact the Reference Desk at (559) 713-2703 or go to www.tularecountylibrary.org.

Mystery Readers Book Group - Wed, 10/19 at 6:30, Visalia Branch



Read a Mystery Book and join us! This month, pick a good mystery and discuss it with other mystery lovers! Recommendations for books can be found at www.stopyourekillingme.com OR use the library’s subscription to Novelist. Ask a Reference Librarian for help with Novelist if needed.

 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coloring Nights at the Visalia Library - 10/11 at 6 pm


Come join us for the Library's Coloring Nights on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 pm at the Visalia Library. Colorists can bring their own coloring pages and pens, crayons or colored pencils. However, the Library will provide all of these necessary supplies free to participants, including some very intricate and fun coloring pages.  Recommended are colored pencils to blend or shade colors and add highlights and lowlights, while crayons provide a nostalgic reminder of childhood.

For more information about our Coloring Nights activities, please visit the Visalia Branch Library at 200 W. Oak Street, or call 559-713-2703.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Children's Crafts at the Branches - October 2016

 
Craft sessions are available at the Alpaugh, Earlimart, Exeter, Ivanhoe, Lindsay, Orosi, Springville, Strathmore, Three Rivers, Tipton and Woodlake branch libraries.  Call branch for dates and times.
 
 
 
 


Looking for something fun to do in Visalia? Check the calendar above for fun ideas for kids and teens! Call 559-713-2731 for more information!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Book Sale, Visalia Library, Sat 10/1, 9 am - 2 pm

Come by and see the large selection of Hardback Fiction, Non-fiction, and DVDs - $1.00 each. Many other individually priced items.

On Tables in the Visalia Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First Tuesday Book Club, 10/4 at 6:30 pm - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1943 novel written by Betty Smith. The story focuses on an impoverished but aspirational, second-generation Irish-American, adolescent girl and her family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, during the first two decades of the 20th century - wikipedia.org

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Friends of the Library Meeting, 10/13 at 7:00 pm


Please join us for the monthly Friends of the Library Meeting. The meeting will be held upstairs in the Blue Room.