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
 

 
 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Teens Needed for PAID Summer Internship. Applications due 5/6

SUMMER INTERNS WANTED!!!
 
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 6th, 2017. The top candidates will be interviewed beginning May 19th.

City of Bones Book & Movie, Sat 5/20 @2, Visalia Library


Teen Book Club
City of Bones - Book & Movie
Saturday, May 20 at 2 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
Call 559-713-2731 to borrow a copy of City of Bones! Snacks will be served!
 

Teen Tabletop Gaming, Wed 5/17 @ 4 pm, Visalia Library

Teen Tabletop Gaming
Wednesday, May 17 at 4 pm
Visalia Branch 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.

Friends Meeting, Thu 5/11 at 7 pm, Visalia Branch Library

Friends of the Tulare County Meeting
Thu 5/11 at 7 pm
Visalia Branch Library
Blue Room (Room 1) Upstairs
 

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

Duct Tape Crafts, Tue 5/11 @3:30, Visalia Library


Duct Tape Crafts
Tuesday, May 11 at 3:30
Visalia Library
Children's Wing
 
Make super cool things with duct tape—wallets, phone cases, bowties, bows, and more!  You get to keep what you make, too! This program is free and all supplies provided.
 
 

Creating Peace and Inner Joy, Tues, 5/9 at 6:30 pm, Visalia Library


Mental Health Month Event
Creating Peace and Inner Joy
Cindy Reynolds: Marriage and Family Therapist
Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm
Visalia Library

 
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Teen Advisory Group, Sat 5/6 @3, Visalia Library

Teen Advisory Group
Saturday May 6th at 3 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
 
Get Involved in Your Community 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

Star Wars Day, Thu 5/4 @3:30, Visalia Library


Star Wars Day
May The Fourth Be With You!
May 4th at 3:30
Visalia Branch Library
Children’s Wing
 
The Tulare County Library invites families to gather for a special Star Wars event in the children’s wing of the Visalia Branch Library on Thursday, May 4th at 3:30 pm.
 
Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character. The event includes Star Wars storytime, crafts, the Star Wars trivia wheel, and a Star Wars scavenger hunt.
 
Come color or craft Princess Leia buns, Yoda ears, and Yoda origami. Join a Jedi Boot Camp and take a picture in the photo booth.  All supplies are provided. This program is free and registration is not required. Star Wars day is made possible by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.
 

 

Dreamland, 5/2 at 6:30, Visalia Library

First Tuesday Book Club
Dreamland by Sam Quinones
May 2nd at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
 
“Journalist Quinones weaves an extraordinary story, including the personal journeys of the addicted, the drug traffickers, law enforcement, and scores of families affected by the scourge, as he details the social, economic, and political forces that eventually destroyed communities in the American heartland and continues to have a resounding impact.” ―Booklist
 

 

 

 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Poetry Collages, Thu 4/26 3:30, Visalia Library


Poetry Collages
Thursday, April 27th at 3:30pm
Visalia Library Children’s Wing
FREE!
All supplies provided. Registration not required.
Just show up with your friends & creativity! 


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Farmersville Branch Library Grand Opening on Sat 4/22

FARMERSVILLE Branch Library
GrAND Opening Celebration
Saturday, APRIL 22 10 am to 2 pm
 

Tulare County Library invites everyone to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Farmersville Branch Library on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Farmersville, California. The Grand Opening ceremony begins at 11 am followed by a ribbon cutting. Festivities begin at 10 am with a resource fair coordinated by the Boys and Girls Club of Farmersville. Following the ribbon cutting the library will be open for check out, library cards, crafts, and story time until 2 pm.

The event will feature distinguished speakers including Kuyler Crocker—Tulare County Supervisor District 1, Debbie Lagomarsino—Lea Conmigo and Read for Life, Alice Lopez—Farmersville Unified School District, Mayor Paul Boyer and Greg Gomez—Farmersville City Council, Tara Adams—the Office of Assemblyman Devon Mathis, and others. Darla Wegener, County Librarian will have the honor of hosting this event welcoming everyone to the new Farmersville Branch.

Farmersville, a community of 11,000, is located east of Visalia and south of Highway 198. Thanks to Lea Conmigo, a group of concern citizens, local community groups, the City of Farmersville, the Farmersville Unified School District, and the Tulare County Library, the new branch will be able to provide a portal to more information and resources for residents. The approximately 1540 square foot space located in the Farmersville Community Center will house books, DVDs, magazines, and computers to assist the Farmersville community with their informational, recreational, self-educational, and cultural needs.

The Tulare County Library is proud of Farmersville returning to our library system. Celebrate with library staff, citizens, guests, and other county staff on this opening day at the new branch, located at 623 N. Avery Ave, in Farmersville. Thanks to the City of Farmersville receiving a CDBG grant, the library will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm and staffed by Library Assistant Janet Soriano.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Poetry Month Contests!

Poetry Contests for all ages! Call the Visalia Branch at 713-7300 to find out the details for YOUR age group!
 
 
 


Working Wildlife - Sat, 4/22 at 6 pm, Visalia Library



Are you ready to get up close and personal with a Binturong? How would you like to meet a movie star, albeit one with fur, whiskers, and a tail? Some might say those are the most fun and delightful movie stars to spend time with!
 
The Friends of the Tulare County Library are inviting one and all to a fabulously entertaining AND educational evening with Jeff Lee of Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife. Jeff will share some of his expertise in animal behavior and give you an opportunity to experience wildlife in a way not possible when viewing animals at the zoo.

Kid's Walk - 4/11 - 4/14


KIDS ‘WALK’ THE STORY AT TULARE COUNTY LIBRARY BRANCHES
 

‘StoryWalks’ celebrate National Library Week at all Tulare County Branches.
 
Taking a walk is now about reading during National Library Week. During the week of April 9-15, our Branch Libraries ‘StoryWalk’ display panels from the Anne Rockwell picture book Library Day. Children and families are invited to walk through the Branches and read the posted story anytime during open hours. After  getting to ‘The End,’ kids  may pick up a small prize and sign up to win a grand prize  – a tote bag with a picture book and extra goodies.

Although designed particularly for children, StoryWalks  are open to everyone!  Call your local branch for more details!

Funtastic Friday - April


 
 
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.

April 7:  The Pirates!  Band of Misfits (88 min, PG)
April 14:  The Fox and the Hound (83 min, G)
April 21:  The Land Before Time (69 min, G)
April 28:  A Bug’s Life (95 min, G)

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

El Jeremías, Independent Film, Tue 4/25, 6:00 pm

Independent Film
Tuesday April 25
6:00 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 
 
El Jeremías, a heartwarming comedy film about family love and the hard choices that come with opportunity, is directed by Anwar Safa and stars Martín Castro. After discovering his genius, Jeremías struggles between the new worlds his gifts open up to him and his loving, yet poor, family.

Family Event, Sat 4/22 6 pm, Visalia Library

Steve Martin's Working Wildlife
Saturday, April 22, 2017
6 pm
Visalia Branch Library

 
Are you ready to get up close and personal with a Binturong? How would you like to meet a movie star, albeit one with fur, whiskers, and a tail? Some might say those are the most fun and delightful movie stars to spend time with!
The Friends of the Tulare County Library are inviting one and all to a fabulously entertaining AND educational evening with Jeff Lee of Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife. Jeff will share some of his expertise in animal behavior and give you an opportunity to experience wildlife in a way not possible when viewing animals at the zoo.

Teen Book Club, Sat 4/22, 2 pm

 
Teen Book Club
Saturday, April 22, 2 pm
Visalia Branch Library
 


Drop by the library and pick up a copy of 'It’s Kind of a Funny Story' by Ned Vizzini. Then, come by on Sat 4/22 at 2 pm to watch the movie. Talk about what it all means. Snacks served! Stop by the library or call 559-713-2731 for details!