Friday, January 26, 2018

Suburbicon (Film Series), Tue 7/27 6 pm, Visalia Library

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns... the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

Mystery Readers Book Club, Wed 2/21 6:30 pm, Visalia Library

Please pick a book of your choice and join us to discuss your find! We all read different books and then discuss them! This month, we will be reading a Mystery without a body!

Some suggestions:
Aunt Dimity and the Duke / Nancy Atherton
Model Undercover: London / Carina Axelsson
Double Crossed ; A Spies and Thieves Story / Ally Carter
Fifteen Days Without a Head / Dave Cousins
The London Eye mystery / Siobhan Dowd
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close / Jonathon Safran Foer
The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-time / Mark Haddon
Ride a Dark Horse / Lynn Hall
Mariner’s Compass / Earline Fowler
L is For Lawless / Sue Grafton
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle / Sherlock Holmes
The Secrets of Vesuvius / Caroline Lawrence
The Spellman Files / Lisa Lutz
Gem Stone / Dale Mayer
Rumpole and the Age for Retirement / John Mortimer
The Purloined Letter / Edgar Allan Poe
Gaudy Night / Dorothy Sayers
Ladies #1 Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith
Lost Book of the Grail: Or, a Visitor's Guide to Barchester Cathedral / Charlie Lovett
The Shadow of the Wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Coloring Night, Tue 2/20 6 pm, Visalia Library

Coloring pages and supplies provided by the Library. Feel free to bring your own, too! 
On the Main Floor of the adult wing.
 Free and open to all!

Tween Chocolate Tasting Challenge, Thu 2/15 4 pm, Visalia Library

Tween ages 10-13! Test your taste buds at our first ever Tween Chocolate Tasting Challenge! Sign ups start February 13th at the Children’s Reference Desk.
Not into chocolate? Shy of competition? Join the fun as an audience member—cheer for the competitors and try to predict the winner!  This program is free and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Child Internet Safety, Thu 2/15 6:30 pm, Visalia Library

On Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 6:30 pm, Corporal Ixchel Franks of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Public Relations Unit will give a presentation on "Child Internet Safety : a conversation for Adults”. Corporal Franks will talk about cyberbullying, human trafficking and social media safety.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Visalia Library

TAG participation is a way for Teens 14 to 19 years old to get involved and get their Community Service hours. Call 713-2731 to find out more!

Funtastic Fridays at the Visalia Library

Games & Movies every Friday in the Visalia Library Children’s Wing!

MOVIES – 2 pm & 4 pm

Despicable Me 3 - February 2nd
The Princess and the Frog - February 9th
The Tale of Despereaux - February 16th
Tangled - February 23rd

GAMES - 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm

Board games— Sorry, Checkers, Jenga, Candy Land & MORE!
Xbox Kinect Sports!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Friends Meeting, Fri 2/8 7 pm, Visalia Library

Please join us for the monthly Friends of the Tulare County Library Meeting. The meeting will be held upstairs in the Blue Room.

Computer Classes at the Visalia Library in February

FREE Computer Classes will continue at the Visalia Library in February. There are only 14 seats per class and RSVP'ing here does not make a reservation! Call the Computer Lab at 559-713-2719 to secure a seat.

Wed 02/07
11 am-12 noon
Drop In - Come with any computer or technical question and one of our excellent staff will assist you in finding the answers to your questions
Fri 02/09
2 pm-3:30 pm
Basic Web Coding 1
Wed 02/21
11 am-12 noon
Drop In - Come with any computer or technical question and one of our excellent staff will assist you in finding the answers to your questions
Fri 02/23
2 pm-3:30 pm
Basic Web Coding 2
Wed 02/28
11 am-12 noon
Google Apps - Learn about how to use some of Google's free online Apps, including Google Maps and Google Drive.

1st Tuesday Book Club, Tue 2/6 at 6:30 pm, Visalia Library

The First Tuesday Book Club will be reading "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" on Tue 2/6 at 6:30.

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best and only friend. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins.

“My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life, death, and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

Virtual Reality for ADULTS, Fri 2/2 4 pm, Visalia Library

On February 2, starting at 4 pm and ending at 5:30 pm, we will be participating with the Arts Consortium's First Friday! For the First Time, we will open Virtual Reality technology to Adults for the first time! Please join us to experience Quill!

Rock Painting, Fri 2/2 4 pm, Visalia LIbrary

Please join us on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm for the newest craze – Rock Painting. Rocks and paint provided by the Tulare County Library and The Friends of the Tulare County Library! Your creativity is all that you need to bring, unless you have your own favorite colors or materials.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mystery Readers Group, Wed 1/17 6:30 pm, Visalia Lib

Are Mysteries your favorite type of book?  Then join the Mystery Reader’s Book Group on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm in at the Visalia Library.

In January, there is no topic.  Just read a book of your choice.
In February, read a book without a murder!
Need help?  Call 559-713-2703 for suggestions.

Teen Advisory Group at the Visalia Library

Do you need hours for Community Service? TAG participation equals Community Service.
Plan events, meet with friends, and, of course, SNACKS!
You must be 14-19 years old to join TAG  Call 559-713-2731 to find out more!

Coloring Nights, Tue 1/16 at 6 pm, Visalia Library

Come join us for the Visalia Library's 'Coloring Nights'. 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 call 559-713-2703.

ALL Tulare County Branches Closed Sat 1/13/18