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)


Non Fiction Dewey number 364.152


Author Ann Rule