Thursday, July 6, 2017

Author Anna-Marie McLemore, 7/8/17 at 1:30 pm, Visalia Library

Anna-Marie McLemore
July 8th 2017 at 1:30 pm
Visalia Library
 

The author of two highly acclaimed novels, The Weight of Feathers and When the Moon Was Ours, Anna-Marie McLemore will talk about her books, including her new novel, Wild Beauty, anticipated for release this October.

The Weight of Feathers tells the story of two families of performers caught in a twenty year feud. The Palomas swim in mermaid exhibitions, and the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, perform in the tallest trees they can find. When Cluck Corbeau saves Lace Paloma from death, the lives of the two become dangerously entwined. This novel was a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award, a 2016 International Latino Book Awards Finalist, and a Junior Library Guild Fall 2015 Selection.

In When the Moon Was Ours, the mysterious origins of Miel and Sam are not the strangest things about the young woman and man. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and Sam paints moons and hangs them in trees. When the four Bonner sisters, rumored to be witches, decide they want Miel’s roses, they threaten every secret Miel has. When the Moon Was Ours won the 2016 James Triptree, Jr. Award, was named a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book and a Kirkus Best Book of 2016, and longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature.

During her visit, Ms. McLemore will update fans about her new book, Wild Beauty, a magical tale of the tragic legacy of deep love and the mystery of a boy named Fel. She will also talk about the ins and outs of writing and publishing. Following the event she will be available to sign copies of her books.

Born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Ms. McLemore grew up in a Mexican-American family. She attended University of Southern California on a Trustee Scholarship. A Lambda Literary Fellow, her work was featured by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, CRATE Literary Magazine's cratelit, Camera Obscura's Bridge the Gap Series, and The Portland Review.

Ms. McLemore’s program 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 Library’s Volunteer Coordinator at (559) 713-2709 or go to www.tularecountylibrary.org.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer Happenings at the Tulare County Library


The Tulare County Library will be busy during Summer 2017!  Below is a summary of events by Branch.  Please contact the branch for any questions about programs or times.

Our Summer Reading Program is Reading by Design!  Children ages 3 and over sign up with a parent or guardian, receive a reading log, and fill it in each day they read. No matter your reading level or interests, reading for fun or learning is all that is required. In addition to the reading program, branches also offer special events sure to please every age group.  Just a reminder, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult and should not be left unattended.  Registration is not required for special events.

Alpaugh Branch, 3816 Avenue 54, Alpaugh, CA, 559-949-8355
E & M Reptile Family – Wednesday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Dinuba Branch, 150 S. “I” Street, Dinuba, CA, 559-591-5829
Programs are on Wednesdays at 11 am unless otherwise noted.
Reptile Ron – June 14
Let It Move You Zumba! – June 21 at 11 am and 2 pm
Timothy James: Illusionist – June 28
Dinuba Police Department K-9 Unit July 5
Family Fun Day! – July 12 at 11 am and 2 pm
E & M Reptile – July 19
Dinuba Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Tuesday - Friday, 6/5/17 through 7/28/17 from 10:30am to 12:00 pm, except for June 9th & July 4th. Sponsored by Dinuba Unified School District and the National School Lunch Program.
Earlimart Branch, 780 E. Washington, Earlimart, CA, 661-849-2525
Farmer Jason (Musician) – Friday, June 23 at 3:30 pm
Children’s Crafts – Fridays at 3:30 pm

Exeter Branch, 230 E. Chestnut, Exeter, CA, 559-592-5361
Programs are on Thursdays at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted
Science Experiments: Let’s Play – June 15
Anime Your Way Drawing Class – June 15 at 2:30 pm
Reptile Ron – June 22
Wild Child Adventure Bubbles Show – June 29
Lego Day – July 6
Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputy Buzzbee – July 13
Exeter Police Department Officer Nitro Robot – July 20
Wednesdays – 3 pm – Lego Days
Thursdays – 2:30 pm – Crafts
Fridays – 2:30 pm – Wii

Farmersville Branch, 623 N. Avery, Farmersville, CA
Wild Child Adventures Bubble Show – Thursday, June 29 at 2:15 pm
Children’s Crafts – Thursdays at 2:30 pm

Ivanhoe Branch, 15964 Heather, Ivanhoe, CA, 559-798-1264
Programs are at 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted
Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls – Tuesday, June 13
Katie and Her Reading & Assistant Dogs – Tuesday, June 20
E & M Reptiles – Tuesday, June 27
Gems and Rocks Show – Friday, July 7
Ford Farms Petting Zoo – Friday, July 14
Ivanhoe Fire Department and End of Summer Reading Party – Friday, July 21

Lindsay Branch, 157 N. Mirage, Lindsay, CA, 559-562-3021
Omnipresent Puppet Theater – Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm
Lindsay Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Tuesday - Friday, 6/13/17 through 8/28/17 from 11:00am to 12:00 pm, except for June 9th & July 4th.  Sponsored by Lindsay Unified School District’s Nutrition Services and the Summer Seamless Option through the National School Lunch Program.
London Branch, 5711 Avenue 378, London, CA, 559-591-1017
E & M Reptile Family – Wednesday, July 5 at 3:30 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

 Orosi Branch, 12646 Avenue 416, Orosi, CA, 559-591-5830
Timothy James the Illusionist – Wednesday, June 28 at 2:30 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 2:30 pm

 Springville Branch, 35800 Highway 190, Springville, CA, 559-539-2624
E & M Reptile Family – Thursday, July 6 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Thursdays at 3:00 pm

Strathmore Branch, 19646 Road 230, Strathmore, CA, 559-568-1087
E & M Reptile Family – Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 am
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Tipton Branch 301 E. Woods, Tipton, CA 93272, 559-752-4236
Omnipresent Puppet Theater – Friday, June 30 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Fridays at 3:00 pm
Tipton Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Thursdays and Fridays, 6/8/17 through 8/4/17 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, except for June 9th & July 4th. Sponsored by Fresno EOC.
Three Rivers Branch, 45052 Eggers Drive, Three Rivers, CA, 559-561-4564
Programs are Fridays at 10:30 am
Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto – June 16
Farmer Jason (Musician) – June 23
Omni Present Puppet Theater – June 30
Wild Child Adventures – July 7
E & M Reptiles – July 14
African Drum Jam with Keio Ogawa – July 21 

Visalia Branch, Children’s Events, 200 W. Oak, Visalia, CA 559-713-2731
Pajama Storytime-Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
Funtastic Friday, Fridays 2pm - 5:30 pm – Fun for the whole family with family friendly movies (G and PG) and games! Movie show times at 2 and 4pm. Board games and Xbox Kinect gaming start at 3pm.
Children’s events are Thursdays at 11am and 3pm
Omnipresent Puppet Theater –June 15
E & M Reptile –June 22
Magician Timothy James –June 29
Juggler David Cousin - July 6
Kenn Adams Adventure Theater –July 13
Fratello Marionettes- July 20
 
Visalia Branch, Teen Events, 200 W. Oak, Visalia, CA, 559-713-2731
Star Wars: Rogue One! - Friday, June 16 at 3pm
Anime your Way - Saturday, June 17 at 2pm
Game Day! - Friday, June 23 at 3pm
Movie, Teens’ Choice! - Friday, June 30 at 3pm
Game Day! -Saturday, July 1 at 1pm
Teen yoga! - Friday, July 7 at 3pm
Anime Drawing Workshop with Araceli - Friday, July 14 at 3pm
Game Design Workshop, Part I - Saturday, July 15 at 2pm
Game Design Workshop, Part 2 - Friday, Saturday, July 21 at 3pm
 
Kids, Tweens & Teens—Summer Reading Design Contest. Projects are due no later than:  July 20, 2017. Judging will be: July 22, 2017
·         Project must be an original work. There is a limit of one entry per designer.
·         The project can be in any form or medium, but must be non-perishable. Craft sticks, duct tape, and paper are acceptable mediums.
Visalia Lunch program for ages 1 to 18: Tuesday - Friday, 6/6/17 through 8/4/17 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (Except for June 9th & July 4th), upstairs in the Blue Room. The Visalia Branch is located downtown with entrances on Encina and Locust. Sponsored by Fresno EOC.
Visalia Branch, Adult Events, 200 W. Oak, Visalia, CA, 559-713-2703
Handweavers of the Valley, Tue 6/13, 6:00 pm
Carlos the Drawing Guy, Sat 6/17, 10:00 am
Origami with Jonathan, Tue 6/20, 6:00 pm
Book Wreath by Carol, Tue 6/27, 6:00 pm
Sticker Art– drop by during open hours and pick up your picture, Wed 7/5 - Sat 7/8
Genealogy by Design, Wed 7/12, 6:00 pm
Collage Art Cards, Tue 7/18, 6:00 pm 

Adult Summer Reading—Summer Reading Design Contest. Projects are due no later than: July 20, 2017. Judging will be: July 22, 2017
·         Project must be an original work. There is a limit of one entry per designer.
·         The project can be in any form or medium, but must be non-perishable.

Woodlake Branch, 400 W. Whitney, Woodlake, CA, 559-564-8424
Omnipresent Puppet Theater – Wednesday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

Enjoy all our programs for FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Friends groups of the county library and its branches. The Friends of the Tulare County Library is an association for people who love libraries, reading, books, volunteering, and raising money to enhance public library services.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mystery Reader's Book Club, Wed 6/21 at 6:30, Visalia Lib


Mystery Reader's Book Group
Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library


This month: Read a book by your favorite author.
For next month, on July 19th, read a Historical Mystery.

Origami, Tue 6/20 at 6 pm, Visalia Lib


Origami with Jonathan
Tuesday, June 20
6 pm
Visalia Branch Library

Origami is the art of paper folding which is often associated with Japanese culture. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Traditional origami uses no methods other than folding. As a result, no cutting, use of glue, or markings are allowed. Join Librarian Jonathan Waltmire as he guides attendees through the process of transforming paper into animals, shapes, and much more. No previous origami experience required.

What's Your Story?, Thu 6/1 at 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Lib


What's Your Story?
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
6:30 PM
Three Rivers Branch Library

 
Margaret Moholt will share her experiences as an immigrant to the United States in 1979. She was born in Mainland China and raised in Taiwan.

Fiber Arts with Handweavers of the Valley, Tue 6/13 at 6pm, Visalia Library


Fiber Arts: Weaving on a Loom Made with Everyday Supplies

Visalia Branch Library
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6 pm

 
Students will learn the terminology of weaving and begin a simple project. While the time is not sufficient to complete the project at the library, participants will be able to do so at home since the weavers will be keeping their small looms.

Handweavers of the Valley: Established in 1953, Handweavers of the Valley is comprised of approximately 100 members from Central San Joaquin Valley communities with membership extending as far north as Reedley and Squaw Valley and south to Delano and Bakersfield. All members share a common interest in the continuing creative textile process: weaving, spinning, felting, and gourd art.
www.hwotv.org

Friday, May 26, 2017

6/8 Thu 6 pm, Friends of the Library, Visalia Branch Library

Friends of the Tulare County Meeting
Thu 6/8/17 at 7 pm
Visalia Branch Library
Blue Room (Room 1) Upstairs


Please join us for a meeting of the Friends of the Tulare County!

June Funtastic Fridays!


On Fridays in the Children's Wing of the Visalia Branch, we feature family-friendly movies.  Movies are shown at 2 pm and 4 pm.

June 2:      The Incredibles
June 9:      Lego Movie
June 16:    Minions
June 23:    Cars
June 30:    Monster Trucks
 
You can also play games with your friends and family!
Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming from 3:30—5:30pm
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Teen Summer Reading Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed
 
Visalia Branch Library
Summer Reading Program
June 13th to July 22th

 
· School credit may be possible!
· Help register kids for reading logs, hand out prizes for reading, and direct participants at special events.
· Help is needed Tuesday through Saturday. Schedules are flexible.
· Must be at least 14 years old
· Pick up a volunteer application at Circulation Desk today (or see below)!

Must attend training on:
Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 pm
OR
Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 pm
 
 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Book Club, 'Epitaph for a Peach', Tue 6/6 at 6:30, Visalia Library


First Tuesday Book Club
Epitaph for a Peach by Mas Masumoto
June 6th at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
 
“Del Rey-area peach grower David Mas Masumoto’s “Epitaph for a Peach” is at once a contemporary look at Valley agriculture and a look back at the ties that bind farmers to their land. But it’s so much more. His seductive, spare-prose style invites readers to share his observations and emotions but doesn’t preach. Masumoto’s brilliant descriptions about the seasonal looks and sounds and smells of Valley farming remind the reader of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence.” —Fresno Bee Book Review

Thursday, May 11, 2017

West African Textiles, Thu 5/18 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Library

West African Textiles

 Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Three Rivers Library
42052 Eggers Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4564


Please join us in Three Rivers for this exciting presentation, West African Textiles!

Helen Bauer spent two years in Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer. She will be bringing a trunk of African textiles for people to touch and try on. We will see how they are woven and the source of the dyes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Teens Needed for PAID Summer Internship. Applications due 5/13


SUMMER INTERNS WANTED
Due date extended to 5/13!!!


Get valuable job experience at the library! We are excited to announce 'The Friends of the Tulare County Library Scholarship'. Interns receive a stipend of $300 after successful completion of the internship.

Teens ages 14-19 are welcome to apply. We will select three interns, who will assist with our annual Summer Reading Program, which attracts thousands of children and families to the library! Interns must be available during library hours between Tuesday, June 13th though Saturday, July 22

Applications are available at the Children’s Reference desks and on the Teen Bulletin Board. Return your application to the Children’s Reference desk by May 13th, 2017. The top candidates will be interviewed beginning May 19th.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Teen Book (and Movie) Club - City of Bones - Sat, 5/20 @2

Teen Book (and Movie) Club
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Visalia Branch Library
Saturday, May 20th at 2 pm

Call (559) 713-2731 or stop by the Visalia Branch to borrow a copy of City of Bones.  Invite your friends!  Snacks served!

Teen Tabletop Gaming, Thu 5/18 at 4 pm, Visalia Library


Teens! Learn to play tabletop games including Dungeons & Dragons, Settlers of Catan, and arguably our creepiest game-- Betrayal at House on the Hill!

Players of all levels between the ages of 13-19 welcome. Snacks served. We never game on an empty stomach!

This is event is free and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Coloring Nights, Tue, 5/16 at 6 pm, Visalia Library

Coloring Nights
Tuesday, May 16 at 6 pm
Visalia Library


Come join us for the Library's *Coloring Nights* 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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

May Adult Events - Visalia Branch Library


May Youth Events - Visalia Library


May Funtastic Fun Fridays - Visalia Library


On Fridays in the Children's Wing of the Visalia Branch, we feature family-friendly movies.  Movies are shown at 2 pm and 4 pm.
 
May 5:        Sing (108 min, PG)

May 12:      Snow White (83 min, G)

May 19:      Beauty and the Beast (92 min, G)

May 26:      Lilo and Stitch (85 min, PG)

You can also play games with your friends and family!
Board Games available all afternoon
Kinect Gaming from 3:30—5:30pm