Saturday, December 29, 2018

Book Club, Tuesday 1/8 6:30 pm, Visalia LIbrary

“I was drawn through these pages in a single sitting—their pull is true and magnetic. . . . [Knight’s] tale becomes universal thanks to the expert care of Finkel’s writing. . . The Stranger in the Woods is, ultimately, a meditation on the pains of social obligation and the longing toward retreat that resides in us all.” —Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Michael Finkel has done something magical with this profound book . . . [His] investigation runs deep, summoning . . . the human history of our own attempts to find meaning in a noisy world.” —Michael Paterniti, author of Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain.

Friday Movies and Games for Children

There are games and movies every Friday at the Visalia Library in the Children’s Wing. Board games and Xbox Kinect Sports are available from 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm and include Sorry, Checkers, Jenga, Candy Land and MORE! For more information call the Children’s Reference Desk at 559-713-2731
1/04 at 2 pm & 4 pm - The House with a Clock in its Walls
1/11 at 2 pm & 4 pm - Frozen
1/18 at 2 pm & 4 pm - Happy Feet
1/25 at 2 pm & 4 pm - How to Train Your Dragon

Storytimes at the Visalia Library

The Visalia Library offers two Storytimes every week for children (and their grownups):
  • Toddler Storytime is for children ages 0 to 2 on Tuesdays at 10 am. Storytime is followed by play time.
  • KinderReady Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 on Thursdays at 11 am. Storytime is followed by an activity.

 There are also two monthly events for children (and their grownups):
  • Toddler Yoga Storytime is monthly on the second Wednesdays at 11 am. This class is for ages 18 mos to 5 years
  • Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe is a bilingual storytime for children 3 to seven years old and their caregivers. Spanish learners welcome! Sessions are on Saturdays (1/5, 3/16, 4/13 and 5/11) at 11 am.
Call 559-713-2731 for more information.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Meals for children and youth (1-18), 12/26–1/11, Tue–Fri, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, Visalia Library

Fresno EOC and the USDA present ‘Winter meals for children & youth ages 1-18’. This will run from 12/26/18 – 1/11/19, Tue–Fri, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at the Visalia Library at 200 W. Oak Ave, in Visalia.
There is NO Enrollment and NO Cost! All meals must be eaten on site by children 1-18 ONLY.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Tulare County Libraries closed 11/10/18 for Veteran's Day

All Tulare County Library Locations will be closed on Saturday, 11/10, for the observance of Veteran's Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

'Honor and Valor' at the Visalia Library

Tulare County Library and the Annie R. Mitchell History Room remembers and honors the centennial of the end of World War I, also known as Armistice Day, with a historic photo exhibit from November 6 through November 30 at the Visalia Branch Library. The exhibit “Honor and Valor” features curated historic photos from the Annie R. Mitchell History Room, many from the George W. Stewart collection and feature Tulare County residents who were drafted to fight in the war. Interspersed with the photos are quotations about World War I from authors such as George Santayana and John McCrae, providing context to the war’s effect on this nation and county. Find the exhibit on the first floor of the Visalia Branch across from the Friends of the Library books for sale.

Funtastic Fridays at the Visalia Library

Games & Movies!
Every Friday
Visalia Branch Library
Children’s Wing

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Small-size computer classes, Nov & Dec, Visalia Library

The Visalia Library will be having small-size, hands-on computer classes throughout November and December. Please call 559-713-2719 to reserve a seat.

Wed   11/07
11 am - noon
Fri     11/09
2 - 3:30 pm
Social Media
Wed   11/14
11 am - noon
Drop In
Fri     11/16
2 - 3:30 pm
Wed   11/28
11 am - noon
Computer Basics
Wed   12/05
11 am - noon
Microsoft Word
Wed   12/12
11 am - noon
Intro to Online Shopping, Amazon
Fri     12/14
2 - 3:30 pm
Wed   12/19
11 am - noon
Drop In

Storytimes at the Visalia Library

Toddler Storytime
Weekly, Tuesdays at 10am - For babies and toddlers 0 - 2 & their grown-ups. Storytime is followed by playtime.
Toddler Yoga Storytime
Monthly, Wednesdays Nov 14th and Dec 12th at 11am. - For toddlers, preschoolers & their grown-ups (dress comfortably!)
KinderReady Storytime*
Weekly, Thursdays at 11am - *Preschool storytime for kindergarten readiness ideal for ages 3-5 & their grown-ups. Storytime is followed by an activity.

Storytelling by Antonio Sacre, Sat 11/03 4 pm, Visalia Library

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Voting Literacy, Tue 10/23 6 pm, Visalia Library

Come participate in a “Socrates Café”, an example of public philosophy in action. This session is hosted by author Christopher Phillips, PhD.

Book Sale, Sat 10/20 at 9 am, Visalia Library

Lots of Hardback Fiction, Non-fiction, and DVDs - $1.00 each. Many other individually priced items.

Mystery Readers, Wed 10/17 6:30 pm, Visalia Library

Pick up your free copy of the book (Iron Lake by Paul Kent Kruger) at the Visalia Library, then join us on Wednesday, 10/17/18 at 6:30 to discuss the book!

William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today's best suspense novelists with this thrilling, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring "a sense of place he's plainly honed firsthand in below-zero prairie" (Kirkus Reviews), Krueger brilliantly evokes northern Minnesota's lake country -- and reveals the dark side of its snow-covered landscape.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Write that Novel, Sat 10/13 10 am, Visalia Library

Write that Novel!
Join us at a workshop by bestselling author Christina Lynch (The Italian Party). This three hour workshop is open to everyone* who wants to start - and finish - the novel of their dreams. Bring an idea for a novel, a notebook, pens, water bottle, a snack, and a paper notebook. This FREE workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please call 559-713-2703 to make your reservations. *Reservations are required!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Healthy Cooking Class, Thu 9/27 10 am, Visalia Library

Need to learn cooking techniques for healthier eating? Join us as the Tulare County FoodLink Nutrition Educator demonstrates healthy cooking ideas. This class is limited to the first 20 adult participants. Please call 559-713-2703 for more information or reservations.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tween and Teen Snack Attack, Wed 9/19 4pm, Visalia Library

Wait. . . snacks can be both yummy and healthy!!? FoodLink tells us how! Tweens and teens are welcome to attend this free seminar!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Coloring Night, 9/18 at 6 pm, Visalia Library

Join us for Coloring Nights at the Visalia Library. We'll supply markers, pencils and crayons along with different coloring sheets. You bring you!

September Funtastic Friday at the Visalia Branch

Did you know that we have weekly family-friendly movies in the Children's wing? These are part of our 'Funtastic Friday' and are shown at 2 and 4 pm. We also have board games and the Wii!
9/07      2pm & 4pm       Minions
9/14      2pm & 4pm       Dolphin Tale
9/21      2pm & 4pm       Toy Story
9/28      2pm & 4pm       Pirates Band of Misfits