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 -

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 -…/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:, 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. -


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 -


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.

Terra Bella
Three Rivers

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 -

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.