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

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
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

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


‘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