Friday, September 15, 2017

Movie 'Beatriz at Dinner', Tue, 9/26, at 6 pm, Visalia Lib

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy.

When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner.

As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.

Spotted Owls, Thu 9/28 at 6:30, Three Rivers Library

Please join us at the Three Rivers Library on Thu 9/28 at 6:30 for a talk on "Spotted Owls: Our Friendly Neighborhood Rodent Crew." Please call (559) 561-4564 for more information.

Coloring Night, Tues, 9/19 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 or call 559-713-2703.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Teen Book Club, Thu 9/28 at 4 pm, Visalia Library

Pick up a copy of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', then join us on the 28th to talk about the book and see the movie! 

Teen Tabletop Gaming, Sat 9/23 at 2 pm, Visalia Library

Play tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pandemic, Gloom, Exploding Kittens & more! Players of all levels ages 13-19 welcome.  Snacks served!

Fall Crafts, Fri 9/22 at 3:30 pm, Visalia Library

Make & Take Fall Crafts!

Orange you glad it’s fall? Let’s celebrate with seasonal Make & Take Crafts designed for kids ages 3-12!  We will make pumpkins, fall decorations, and leaf headdresses!

No registration required. All supplies provided.


Make custom duct-tape book bags, wallets, phone cases & more! All supplies provided.

Mystery Readers, Wed 9/20 at 6:30, Visalia Library

Foreign Intrigue

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visalia Library, Blue Room, 6:30 pm

Toddler Yoga at the Visalia Library

Visalia Branch Children’s Wing
Thursdays at 10am
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

Enjoy a free, fun kids’ yoga class taught by Oak Street Studios’ Instructor Jeannee Young! Kids ages 2-5 and their grown-ups are welcome. No supplies or registration needed. Come in comfy clothes.


Friends of the Library, Thurs 9/14/17 at 7 pm, Visalia Library

Please Join us for the Friends of the Tulare County Library Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Eclipse!, Wed 9/13 at 6:30, Visalia Library


Janet Wood (NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador)
Presented by the Mineral King Group of the Sierra Club and The Tulare County Library

Please join us on to hear Janet Wood speak about her experience observing the first total solar in the United States in 38 years. As a volunteer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory public outreach program Solar System Ambassadors, Janet Wood features highlights from this year’s Total Solar Eclipse Tour. Come to hear her journey to the eclipse destination atop Rendezvous Mountain in Wyoming and the stops along the way. Enjoy a walk through prehistoric fossil beds, the volcanic world of the craters of the moon and the fascinating geological history of Idaho, Wyoming and even the Grand Tetons National Park. Learn of the world-class endangered raptor conservation program and gain insight into the solar eclipse phenomenon. With both modern science and historical mythology, this event is truly stellar!
‘Total Solar Eclipse: Nature’s Most Awesome Spectacle’ is sponsored by the Sierra Club’s Mineral King Group in partnership with the Tulare County Library and the Friends of the Tulare County Library. The Visalia Library is located at 200 W Oak Ave near downtown Visalia.

Children's Events at the Visalia Branch Library for September

Adult Events at the Visalia Branch Library for September 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Storytime & Toddler Time Re-Starting in September at the Visalia Branch Library

Storytime will be re-starting in September in the Visalia Branch!
Toddler Storytime (ages 0-2) will be on Tuesdays at 10 am
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) will be on Wednesday at 10 am

Storytime is a FREE program and no registration required.  For more information, call 559-713-2731

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Children's September Crafts at the Tulare County Library

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, so it is fitting that our first craft in the branch libraries lets children design their own library card! In the weeks that follow, honor 9/11, craft your own R2-D2, and make a crocodile.  Here is the schedule for kids to enjoy:
September 5 through 8 – Design Your Own Library Card
September 12 through 15 – 9/11 Hearts
September 19 through 22 – R2-D2
September 26 through 29– Paper Crocodile
For more information on craft days and times at these branches or other Tulare County Library programs, please call the branches:

Alpaugh               (559) 949-8355
Earlimart             (661) 849-2525
Dinuba                 (559) 591-5829
Exeter                  (559) 592-5361
Farmersville       (559) 592-0001
Ivanhoe               (559) 798-1264
Lindsay                (559) 562-3021
London                (559) 591-1017
Orosi                    (559) 591-5830
Strathmore         (559) 568-1087
Springville           (559) 539-2624
Three Rivers       (559) 561-4564
Tipton                  (559) 752-4236
Woodlake           (559) 564-8424

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Teen Advisory Group, Fall 2017, Visalia Branch Library

Did you know TAG involvement counts toward your school service hours? TAG members must be at least 14. You’ll learn about volunteering, and help plan teen programs, including the Teen Summer Reading Program! Snacks served at all meetings.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tulare County Library Branches open late Friday 8/25/17

All Tulare County Branches will open late on Friday, 8/25/17. Please check with your local branch to see what time they will open.

September Funtastic Fridays at the Visalia Branch

Visalia Branch Children’s Wing
Films Fridays at 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Board Games & Xbox (Kinect) from 3:00-5:30pm

Sep 1:     Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG; 90 min)
Sep 8:     Boss Baby (PG; 97 min)
Sep 15:   Wall-e (G; 98 min)
Sep 22:   Mulan (G; 88 min)
Sep 29:   The Adventures of Tintin (PG; 106 min)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Computer Classes at the Visalia Branch Library starting in September

The Visalia Branch Library will begin holding classes in the Computer Lab starting in September.
The classes will range from beginning computer classes to drop in sessions for people with questions about other computer issues.
There are only 14 seats per class and you must sign up in the Computer Lab for all Sessions. Drop in sessions are limited to 15 minutes per person per session. Call 559-713-2719 for more information.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gary Soto, Thu 9/7 at 4pm, Visalia Library

With more than forty books for children, young adults and adults, Gary Soto joins us to talk about his new book Meatballs for the People: Proverbs to Chew On.

The author of “Oranges,” the most anthologized poem in contemporary literature, Soto was awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (twice). His New and Selected Poems placed as a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. His books have sold four million copies nationwide and have been translated into many languages.

Soto grew up in the Central Valley and is a graduate of Cal State Fresno. He now lives in Berkeley, California.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bring Out Your Dead, Thu 8/10 at 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Lib

Bring Out Your Dead!
Three Rivers Branch Library
Thursday, August 10, 2017
6:30 pm
Dressed in period costume, Dr. Mark Eberle, Professor of Biological Sciences presents the historical and medical aspects of the dreaded black plague.  He’ll share works of art he photographed while he was in Europe. Including a surprising amount of humor for such a grim topic, he sheds light on the connection between the black plague and our current world.

Three Rivers Branch Library
42052 Eggers Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Crafts at the Library Branches

August Crafts at the Tulare County Library Branches
Bookmarks and Pencil Holders herald school days and paper creations encourage creativity at Tulare County Library Branches during August.  For more information on craft days and times at these branches or other Tulare County Library programs, please call the branches (see below):

(559) 949-8355
(559) 591-5830
(661) 849-2525
(559) 568-1087
(559) 592-5361
(559) 539-2624
(559) 798-1264
Three Rivers
(559) 561-4564
(559) 562-3021
(559) 752-4236
(559) 591-1017
(559) 564-8424

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

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.