Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, January 19

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on January 19th at 6:30 pm in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. This month we will discussing the book you received in last month's Yankee Swap (or one you got for the Holidays). For more information on the Mystery Readers, please visit the Friends' of the Library web page.

Friends of the Library Meeting, January 13

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, January 13, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, December 15

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on December 15th at 6:30 pm in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. There will be no book to read this month--instead, we will be playing the Yankee Swap game with books. To participate, please bring a gift wrapped book (a new or gently used paperback or hardcover) with no name on the package. The book you receive in the swap (or one you get for the Holidays) will be the book you'll discuss at January's meeting. For more information on this Yankee Swap is available here and on the Friends' web page.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friends of the Library Meeting, December 9

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, December 9, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Duffy Hudson Performs A Christmas Carol, December 2

The entire family is invited to a free performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on December 2 at the Visalia Library. The performance, given by actor Duffy Hudson, will begin at 6:30 PM in the children's wing of the library. For more information, please contact Judith Wood at 713-2706.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Tulare County Library.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, November 17

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on November 17at 11:30am in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. This month's theme is: Politics--It's Murder. For ideas on which authors and titles to read, please see October's reading list on the Friends' web page.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friends' Author Night, October 23

It will be "Love at First Bite" when cookbook author Gina Meyers demonstrates "Werewolf Chow" and blood red velvet cake from her latest books, Bite at Twilight and Twilight Trivia. This family-friendly event will be a howling good time! The event is Saturday, October 23, 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. The program takes place at the Visalia Branch Library, 200 W. Oak Avenue, Visalia. For details, contact Rodney at 713-2708.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, October 20

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on October 20 at 6:30pm in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. This month, read a scary, psychological, or suspenseful mystery. For ideas on which authors and titles to read, please see October's reading list on the Friends' web page.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friends of the Library Meeting, October 14

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 14, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, September 15th

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on September 15th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. The theme for this month is Foreign Intrigue, so read any mystery set in a foreign country. For ideas on which authors and titles to read, please see September's reading list on the Friends' web page.

Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The next Friends of the Library book sale will be held on September 18, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the north/east lawn. Come and see our selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. We will also have a large selection of vintage books and VHS movies for sale. See you there!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, August 18th

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on August 18th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. The theme for this month is Hot August Nights, so read any mystery involving fire, arson, firefighters, or hot climates. For ideas on which authors and titles to read, please see August's reading list on the Friends' web page.

Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Friends of the Library Meeting, August 12

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, August 12th, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting, July 21st


The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on July 21st at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. For this month's meeting, read any mystery involving horticulture. Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Next Mystery Readers Meeting is June 16th

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on June 16th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. For this month's meeting, read any mystery written by any author whose books you haven't read before.

Visit the "Mystery Book Group" section of the Friends' web page to see a list of suggested authors.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Next Friends of the Library Meeting is June 10th

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, June 10th, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Next Mystery Readers Meeting is May 19th

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on May 19th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs "blue" meeting room. For this month's meeting, read any mystery written by a Mystery Award-winning author.

Some Mystery Awards include:

The Agatha Award
The Edgar Award
The Anthony Award
The Gumshoe Award
The Dagger Award
The Shamus Award

Visit www.stopyourekillingme.com for more ideas.
The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, May 13th, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The next Friends of the Library book sale will be held on May 15, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the north/east lawn. Come and see our selection of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. We will also have a large selection of vintage books and VHS movies for sale. See you there!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting on April 21st

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on April 21st at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs meeting room. For this month's meeting, read any History Mystery (about WWI or WWII).

Some author ideas for WWI:

Suzanne Arruda
Graham Ison
Anne Perry
Charles Todd

Some author ideas for WWII:

James R. Benn
David Downing
Robert Gott
J. Robert Janes
M.T. Jefferson
Philip Kerr
Kate Kingsbury
Kelli Stanley
Jo Walton

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Friends of the Library Meeting

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, April 8th, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Free Local Authors Fair













The Friends of the Tulare County Library invite you to meet authors from your Central Valley community at a free local author fair at the Visalia Library on Friday, April 23rd, at 7:00 PM. The 11 authors participating are:
  • John Bergman
  • Chris Brewer
  • Ron Hughart
  • Louise Jackson
  • Ed Kesterson
  • Sharon Lathan
  • Larry Lewis
  • Janet Nichols Lynch
  • Marilyn Meredith
  • Sylvia Ross
  • Monty Sands

For more information, please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709.

Literary Basket Drawing

The Friends’ Literary Baskets are back, and we have some great ones for you this year. Tickets are just $1.00 each. If you wish to enter the drawing, simply purchase the number of tickets you wish to enter – be sure to fill out the ticket and mark which basket number you wish to win, then put the tickets in the correct box at the check out desk before April 23rd.

Photos of the baskets will be on display at the Visalia Library until April 23rd, and the drawing will be that evening at a free Friends’ Author Fair event where you can meet some of our local authors. You do not have to be present to win.

More information on each of the 9 baskets is available in this flyer (PDF):

See all 9 of the baskets in this short video:

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Good luck and thank you for supporting your Library!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mystery Readers Meeting

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on March 17th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs meeting room.

For the March meeting, read any British Police Procedural. Some suggested authors include:
  • Deborah Crombie
  • Catherine Aird
  • W.J. Burley
  • Clare Curzon
  • Colin Dexter
  • Frances Fyfield
  • Elizabeth George
  • Ann Granger
  • Martha Grimes
  • P.D. James
  • Barry Maitland
See you there!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Local Author to Discuss History of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad

Local author and historian, John Bergman, will speak about his book, The Southern San Joaquin Valley: A Railroad History, Fresno to Bakersfield, at the Visalia library on March 12th. This event--sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library--begins at 7:00 PM and will feature a model railroad layout provided by the Visalia Electric Railroad Modelers. For more information, please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friends of the Tulare County Library Meeting

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, March 11th, at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Romance Novels for Sale

The Friends of the Library are selling sets of romance novels at the great price of $1 just in time for Valentine's Day. Each set contains 3 novels bound in colorful ribbon with candies attached. Please look for them on display in front of the circulation desk.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friends of the Tulare County Library Meeting

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.

Mystery Readers Meeting

The next Mystery Readers meeting will be held on February 17th at 6:30 PM in the Visalia Library's upstairs meeting room.

For the February meeting, read any mystery written by Robert B. Parker. Parker wrote hard boiled Private Eye novels--39 Spenser novels, 10 Jesse Stone novels, 6 Sunny Randall novels, 2 Philip Marlowe (Raymond Chandler), and 13 others including westerns and 3 non-fiction including Spenser's Boston.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Mystery Book Group Meets on January 20th

The Mystery Book Group, sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library, meets the third Wednesday of the month at the library. The next meeting will be held on January 20th at 6:30 PM when we will be discussing the mystery books we have read recently.

Friends of the Tulare County Library Meeting

The Friends of the Tulare County Library will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, January 14 at 7 PM in the library's upstairs (blue) meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Sheryll Strachan at 713-2709 for more information.