Thursday, February 23, 2017

“Sierra Splendor” - Photo Exhibit 3/1/17-3/31/17

Tulare County Library Celebrates National Parks with Photo Exhibit

The Tulare County Library’s Annie R. Mitchell History Room proudly announces “Sierra Splendor,” a photo exhibit celebrating Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. 

“Sierra Splendor” showcases nearby National Parks with historic photos and descriptions collected and curated from the Annie R. Mitchell History Room at the Visalia Branch Library. Familiar sights from nearby National Parks such as Moro Rock, General Sherman, General Grant, and Yosemite Valley will be on display for the general public.

Free to the public, “Sierra Splendor” runs throughout the month of March on the second floor of the Visalia Branch Library. Please call (559) 713-2703 for more information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Teen Advisory Group, 3/11

Teen Advisory Group
Saturday, March 11 at 3 pm
Visalia Branch Library

Join our Teen Advisory Group (TAG), Sat 3/11 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 at 559-713-2731

Friends of the Library Meeting, 3/9

Join the Friends of the Library at their meeting on Thursday, 3/9 at 7 pm in the Visalia Branch Library.  Everyone is welcome!

First Tuesday Book Club, 3/7/17, Americanah

First Tuesday Book Club
March 7th at 6:30
Visalia Branch Library
Americanah approaches the questions of racial and cultural identity from a unique perspective. Ifemelu and Obinze are not the deprived immigrants of our automatic assumptions. Nor are they Black Americans with a lifelong knowledge of racial bias and discrimination. Nigerians, middle class, intelligent and educated, they fall in love in high school, then travel different paths into Western culture. Ifemelu earns a scholarship to study at an American college and Obinze plans to join her after his university graduation. When denied a U.S. visa, he ends up in London where he suffers the degradations and dangers of an illegal immigrant including eventual deportation. Ifemelu encounters many of the same indignities in her quest to succeed in America. After time she seems to overcome them, but then one day, after being complimented on her American accent, her identity maybe lost. Facing the possibility of being labeled as a pretentious ‘Americanah,’ Ifemelu nonetheless returns home.
Fifteen years after the couple separated, Ifemelu and Obinze reunite in Nigeria. Braided through post war Nigeria, American academia and the gritty streets of London, their love story for each other and their native land makes Americanah a compelling novel. Written by award winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and one of The New York Times ten best books of the year, Americanah won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

Dr. Seuss at the Tulare County Library

We love Dr. Seuss here, through and through!
It's his birthday that day, so we'll celebrate
By reading his books! And then we'll create!
Play games, win prizes, make friends and sing!
All supplies are provided, and entrance is free!
Invite all your friends and share all the glee!
Come all in costume.
Speak all in rhyme.
I can't wait. Is it time?
 Carrie Wilson, Youth Services Librarian
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday during the week of February 28 through March 3 at many of Tulare County Library’s branches.  Contact your local Branch Library for dates and times of these events:
Alpaugh                    (559) 949-8355
Earlimart                  (661) 849-2525
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, February 15, 2017

Winnie the Pooh, Three River Branch Library, 2/25 at 5 pm

Winnie the Pooh and Pajamas, too!
Three Rivers Branch Library
Saturday, February 25th
5 pm to 7 pm

Join us for stories, poems and 'a smackeral of something, too!' 
Call (559) 561-4564 for more details!
Independent Movie
'Wondrous Boccaccio'
Tuesday, February 28 at 6 pm
Visalia Branch Library

Set against the backdrop of a 14th century, black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling stories of love, fate, and resurrection.
From legendary Italian filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, directors of the Palme d'Or winning Fiorile and Golden Bear award-winning Caesar Must Die, Wondrous Boccaccio is a visual and poetic tribute to the stories that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history.

Teen Book Club, Sat 2/25 at 2 pm

Teen Book Club
Saturday, 2/25 at 2 pm
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Movie and Book!
Read the book. Watch the movie. Talk about what it all means.
Invite your friends! Snacks served!
Call (559) 713-2731 to borrow a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Kids Create - Valentine Crafts

Kids Create!
Valentine's Day Crafts!
Tuesday, February 14th, 3:30 pm
Visalia Library Children’s Wing
FREE! All supplies provided.

No registration required.

Just show up, bring friends & creativity!

Lindsay Library Hosts Senegalese Author

The Lindsay Library presents an evening with author Fode Doumbia and his book Grandpa: Conversation with Myself on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will be refreshments, a book signing at the end of the evening, and an opportunity to meet the author and hear about his life..
Grandpa: A Conversation with Myself tells of a time Doumbia’s grandfather visited him in Lindsay. Doumbia took the opportunity to resolve a long-standing family problem, and his attempt is rewarded with an unexpected treasure: Grandpa's life story. Just like a West African griot, Grandpa tells his tale. Filled with uninterrupted candor, Grandpa also asks for his grandson's story, which is a continuation of his own. Cultures sometimes clash yet still come together as the two have conversations spiced with Senegalese and American flavors on subjects such as politics, education, racism, homosexuality, arranged marriage and even sports. Modern and traditional roles are juxtaposed as the story unfolds.
The Lindsay Branch Library is located at 157 N. Mirage Street, Lindsay, CA. For further information about this author event, call (559) 562-3021. The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in sixteen communities, four book machines, and online at Like the Library on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Funtastic Friday

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

Pete’s Dragon – February 3rd
The Great Gilly Hopkins - February 10th
Robo-Dog – February 17th
Trolls - February 24th

You can also play games with your friends and family!

Board Games available all afternoon

Kinect Gaming from 3:30—5:30pm