Library Programs for Adults

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Adult Summer
Reading Program
June 9 - July 30
Visalia Library
Adult Summer Reading Program

To participate in the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program at the Visalia Branch:

1. Earn up to five book bucks by attending programs, reading and reviewing books or completing a puzzle pack.

2. Check in at the adult reference desk during open hours.

3. After earning five book bucks, subsequent participation earns raffle tickets for a drawing for a prize basket, a Downtown Visalian's gift certificate, or a Kindle Paperwhite. One prize per person.



First Tuesday
Book Club
July 7
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Visalia Library
You Know When The Men Are Gone book cover You Know When The Men Are Gone
by Siobhan Fallon

A collection of interconnected stories relate the experiences of Fort Hood military wives who share a poignant vigil during which they raise children while waiting for their husbands to return.




Film Movement

Tuesday, August 25
Visalia Library

Human Capital film poster Human Capital
Directed by Paolo Virzì | Italy | 2014 | Italian with English subtitles| 110 min.

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.


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