Library Programs for Adults

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First Tuesday
Book Club
December 2
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Visalia Library
Cutting for Stone book cover

Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics--their passion for the same woman--that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him--nearly destroying him--Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him.

 


Crafty Corner:
Crochet
and Knitting

2nd & 4th Wednesday
of the month

10:30am
Visalia Library
knitting image

Experienced or not, stop by the Crafty Corner at the Visalia Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Bring your own project materials, Works In Progress (WIPs), or Unfinished Objects (UFOs) and meet others who are interested in fiber arts. You can also checkout the array of online patterns available through the library. Instruction will alternate between crochet and knitting.

 


Independent
Film Movement
Series

Tuesday, November 25
6:00pm
Visalia Library

The Auction film poster

The Auction
Directed by Sébastien Pilote | Canada | 2013 | French with English subtitles | 111 min.

A man of few words, Gaby manages his family's farm - Buchard & Sons - on his own, despite his advancing age. With no actual sons to speak of and his two grown daughters living far away in the big city, he spends his days tending to the animals and land that surround him, eschewing modern technology and most social interactions. When his eldest daughter, Marie, appears at the family homestead to share news that she's finally getting divorced and in desperate need of money in order to keep the home where she and her children live, Gaby's quiet life begins to unravel. In an effort to tend to his children much the way he steadfastly tends to his farm, he'll be forced to make sacrifices he never intended for the sake of those closest to him.


 

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