Library Programs for Adults

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

A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village--will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future.

 


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, January 27
6:00pm
Visalia Library

Ilo Ilo film poster

Ilo Ilo
Directed by Anthony Chen | Singapore | 2013 | Mandarin, Tagalog & English with English subtitles| 99 min.

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.


 

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