Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mystery Reader's Book Club, Wed 6/21 at 6:30, Visalia Lib

Mystery Reader's Book Group
Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library

This month: Read a book by your favorite author.
For next month, on July 19th, read a Historical Mystery.

Origami, Tue 6/20 at 6 pm, Visalia Lib

Origami with Jonathan
Tuesday, June 20
6 pm
Visalia Branch Library

Origami is the art of paper folding which is often associated with Japanese culture. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Traditional origami uses no methods other than folding. As a result, no cutting, use of glue, or markings are allowed. Join Librarian Jonathan Waltmire as he guides attendees through the process of transforming paper into animals, shapes, and much more. No previous origami experience required.

What's Your Story?, Thu 6/1 at 6:30 pm, Three Rivers Lib

What's Your Story?
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
6:30 PM
Three Rivers Branch Library

Margaret Moholt will share her experiences as an immigrant to the United States in 1979. She was born in Mainland China and raised in Taiwan.

Fiber Arts with Handweavers of the Valley, Tue 6/13 at 6pm, Visalia Library

Fiber Arts: Weaving on a Loom Made with Everyday Supplies

Visalia Branch Library
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6 pm

Students will learn the terminology of weaving and begin a simple project. While the time is not sufficient to complete the project at the library, participants will be able to do so at home since the weavers will be keeping their small looms.

Handweavers of the Valley: Established in 1953, Handweavers of the Valley is comprised of approximately 100 members from Central San Joaquin Valley communities with membership extending as far north as Reedley and Squaw Valley and south to Delano and Bakersfield. All members share a common interest in the continuing creative textile process: weaving, spinning, felting, and gourd art.

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
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

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.