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 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.

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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 -


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 - - 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.