Thursday, December 28, 2017

Film Series, Tue 1/23 at 6 pm, Visalia Library

Rebel in the Rye
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6 pm

This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) details his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye. Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson co-star. Written and directed by Danny Strong, Rebel in the Rye made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival -

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Book Club, 6:30 pm Tues 1/2/18, Visalia Library

First Tuesday Book Club
January 2, 2018
6:30 pm in the Blue Room
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman is a captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia - the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds.  For more information call 559-713-2703.

FREE Computer Classes at the Visalia Branch Library

The Visalia Branch Library will be holding a number of FREE sessions in January and February to help people learn computer skills.  Please check the list and call 559-713-2719 to reserve a space.  There are only 14 seats per class. Sign up in the Computer Lab or call 559-713-2719. Drop In sessions are limited to 15 minutes per person per session.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tulare County Libraries Closed 12/23/17 & 12/30/17

ALL Tulare County Library Locations Will Be Closed
Saturday, December 23, 2017 & Saturday December 30, 2017
In observance of the Christmas & New Year Holidays.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Winter Meals, Tue-Fri, 12/19/17-1/5/18, Visalia Library

The Winter Meals Program gives us the opportunity to provide all youth 1-18 with a nutritious lunch during the winter break. Thanks to our partnership with Fresno EOC, the Tulare County Library will offer nutritious lunches which include sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, crackers, and milk for every child Tuesday-Friday, 12/19/17 through 1/5/18. Join us from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, at the Visalia Branch Library, 200 W. Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA. For more information.

12/19 Family Winter Crafts 4 pm

Join us for a low-key crafting night in Visalia! Adults will be crafting on the Main Floor and Miss Carrie will be crafting with kids in the Children's wing. This event is FREE and all supplies are provided!

Our regular Coloring Night will start at 6 pm!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sat 12/30 1 pm Teen Dungeons & Dragons (Visalia)

Teens! Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons! Players of all levels ages 13-19 welcome. Snacks served. The next date will be Saturday, December 30th at 1 pm.

Fri 12/8/17 ALL Tulare County Library Branches CLOSED

ALL Tulare County Library Branches will be CLOSED on Friday, December 8, 2017 for our Annual Library Staff Meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thu 12/7/17 Aircraft Carriers: A Pearl Harbor Legacy (Visalia)

Hear exciting stories from Naval Aviation Veteran and Visalia resident Paul Meinhardt. Learn all about aircraft carriers--the most powerful ships afloat, and a Pearl Harbor Legacy. The first 150 guests will receive a complementary packet of 11 postcards of the current carriers in the fleet! This event is free and all are welcome.
The event will be Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Visalia Branch Library Children’s Wing.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

All Tulare County Library Branches closed Thu 11/23/17 & Fri 11/24/17

All Tulare County Library Branches will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday 11/23/17 & Friday 11/24/17. Wednesday, 11/22/17, the Visalia & Exeter Branches will close at 6 pm. The Visalia Branch will be open Saturday, 11/25/17.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mystery Reader's Group, Wed 11/15 at 6:30 pm, Visalia Library

Join us for the Mystery Reader's Book Group on Wednesday, 11/15 at 6:30 pm.
Please come by the Adult Reference Desk to pick up your FREE copy of the book.

All Branches Closed for Veteran's Day

All Tulare County Library Branches will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.

Tween Tabletop Gaming, Thu 11/9 at 3:30 pm, Visalia Lib

Tweens 10-13—play tabletop games like Apples to Apples, Jenga, Munchkin & more!

Friday, October 27, 2017

November Teen & Children's Events at the Visalia Library

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Thu 11/16 6:30 pm, Visalia Library

On Thursday, 11/16 at 6:30 bring your favorite stuffed friends to the library for a special Pajama story time followed by hot cocoa. Then there will be a sleepover for the stuffed animals!
On Friday, Nov 17th, pick up your friends and a get a special photo of their overnight adventures!
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Virtual Reality, 11/14 + 11/21 + 11/28, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Visalia Library

Oculus Rift Technology is brought to you through a collaboration between the California State Library and Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc. Partial funding comes from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.
Please note that the Oculus Rift is rated for use by teens aged 13 and older and adults.
Patrons must sign a  waiver before using the Oculus Rift.
Teens will be given priority.


Friends of the Library Meeting, 11/09 at 7, Visalia Library

Funtastic Fridays at the Visalia Branch

NaNoWriMo - Wednesdays in November at Visalia Library

Wednesday, November 1, begins the month long NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in just 30 days, creating a rough first draft of a novel. In November, the Library will provide space, snacks, and plenty of power strips, so that everyone can keep their laptops charged. Teens and Adults are invited to work at the Visalia Library during the whole month!

For Teens
Wed 11/01/17 at 4 pm
Wed 11/08/17 at 4 pm
Wed 11/15/17 at 4 pm
Wed 11/29/17 at 4 pm

For Adults
Wed 11/01/17 at 6 pm
Wed 11/08/17 at 6 pm
Wed 11/15/17 at 6 pm
Wed 11/22/17 at 4 pm
Wed 11/29/17 at 6 pm

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Makeup Tutorial - Farmersville, Exeter, Three Rivers, and Woodlake Library

A stylist from FJA Angel’s Body/Face Artistic Painting demonstrates how to be the ‘ghoul of your dreams,’ or ninja of your nightmares during the hour long demonstrations. Attendees will not be face painted, so kids, bring your mom or dad to learn the tricks and tips of gruesome grimaces or angelic appearances!  The event is free and no registration is required.

Farmersville Branch Library
623 N Avery, Farmersville, CA 93223
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 3pm-4pm

Exeter Branch Library
230 E Chestnut, Exeter, CA 93221
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 6:30pm — 7:30pm

Woodlake Branch Library
400 W Whitney, Woodlake, CA 93271
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 3pm-4pm

Three Rivers Branch Library
42052 Eggers Dr., Three Rivers, CA 93271
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:30pm — 7:30pm

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Festival, Thu 10/26 at 3:30, Visalia Library

Children & families—join our Fall Festival!
Go on a Build a Monster scavenger hunt to win candy & prizes, create chalk art on the patio, play Candy Corn bowling, and more!
This free program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Movie - Baby Driver, Tue 10/24 at 6 pm, Visalia Library

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies.
However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Debora, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger.
To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? -

How to Avoid Writer's Block, Wed 10/25 at 6:30, Visalia Library

Author Heather H. Howard will present a National Novel Writing Month workshop on ‘How to Avoid Writer's Block.’ Through careful set up of a story's plots and subplots, character development and backstory, Heather will show writers how to achieve their goal of writing a novel in thirty days. The session will be on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Visalia Branch Library in the Blue Room.

Ms. Howard is the author of Chore Whore: Adventures of a Celebrity Personal Assistant, as well as numerous magazine articles for Cosmopolitan, Hello!, Marie Claire, and Grazia. She is appearing thanks to support from the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

SLIME!!! Thu 10/19 at 3:30 pm, Visalia Library

Make Oobleck slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, and more! All supplies provided. This free program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.


Coloring Nights, Tue 10/17 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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mystery Readers Book Group, Wed 10/18 at 6:30, Visalia Library


Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity, a romantic ghost in England
Jeffrey Cohen - Alison Kerby, a guesthouse owner with 2 unexpected ghost guests in her newly acquired Jersey Shore Victorian
Shirley Damsgaard - Ophelia Jensen, a reluctant witch who is a librarian, and her grandmother Abby, in a small town in Iowa
Charlaine Harris - Harper Connelly, a lightning survivor who can find bodies, and her stepbrother Tolliver, in Sarne, AR
Alice Kimberly - Penelope Thornton-McClure, a bookshop owner, and Jack Shepard, the store’s resident ghost-sleuth, in Quindicott, RI
P.D. Martin - Sophie Anderson, a transplanted Australian who has premonitions working as an FBI profiler, based in Quantico, VA
Clea Simon - Dulcie Schwartz, a Harvard doctoral candidate living in Cambridge, MA, and the ghost of her cat Mr. Grey
Peggy Webb - Elvis Presley, a reincarnated basset hound, Callie Valentine Jones, a hairdresser at her Uncle Charlie’s mortuary, and Lovie, a caterer, near Tupelo, MS
P.N. Elrod - Jack Fleming, a 1930s reporter turned vampire in Chicago, IL
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake, a police consultant and vampire hunter
Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse, a cocktail waitress and telepath, and her vampire boyfriend, Bill, in small town Louisiana
Charlie Huston - Joe Pitt, a rogue private investigator and vampire, in Manhattan, NYC


Patricia Highsmith - Non-series psychological suspense including Strangers on a Train
Barbara Michaels - books of suspense, often with supernatural overtones.
Barbara Vine - Non-series psychological suspense
Minette Walters - Non-series psychological suspense, including The Icehouse

Suspense or Thrillers

Donna Anders - Non-series books
Nicci French - Non-series books
Rosamund Lupton - Non-series books
Barbara Michaels - Non-series books
Barbara Vine - Non-series books
Minette Walters - Non-series books
Jeffrey Anderson - Non-series books
William Boyd - Non-series books
Warren Fahy - Nell Duckworth, a botanist, and Geoffrey Binswanger, a biologist, investigaters
Anthony Flacco - Shane Nightingale, a 12-year-old orphaned in the 1906 earthquake, and Randall Blackburn, a homicide detective who adopts him, in San Francisco
Robert Harris - The Ghost (2008 Thriller Award for Best Novel)
Carla Buckley - The Things That Keep Us Here (Finalist 2011 Thriller Award for Best 1st Novel)
Jeff Abbott - Panic (Finalist 2006 Thriller Award for Best Novel)
Chris Morgan Jones - An Agent of Deceit (Finalist 2011 Steel Dagger Award)