Library Programs for Adults

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First Tuesday
Book Club
February 3
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Visalia Library
I Heard the Owl Call My Name book cover I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Margaret Craven


In a world that knows too well the anguish inherent in the clash of old ways and new lifestyles, Margaret Craven's classic and timeless story of a young man's journey into the Pacific Northwest is as relevant today as ever. Here amid the grandeur of British Columbia stands the village of Kingcome, a place of salmon runs and ancient totems - a village so steeped in time that, according to Kwakiutl legend, it was founded by two brothers left on earth after the great flood. Yet in this Eden of such natural beauty and richness, the old culture of totems and potlaches is under attack - slowly being replaced by a new culture of prefab houses and alcoholism. Into this world, where an entire generation of young people has become disenchanted and alienated from their heritage, Craven introduces Mark Brian, a young vicar sent to the small isolated parish by his church. This is Mark's journey of discovery - a journey that will teach him about life, death, and the transforming power of love. It is a journey that will resonate in the mind of readers long after the book is done.

 


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, Feburary 24
6:00pm
Visalia Library

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea film poster A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Directed by Thierry Binisti | France | 2011 | French, Arabic & Hebrew with English Subtitles | 99 min.

17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious "Gazaman," a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people that are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbas is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti.


 

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