Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Call for Artists - Journey with Veterans

The Fresno County Public Library invites veterans to submit their artwork for our upcoming Art Hop show A Journey with Veterans – View the World through Veterans’ Eyes. In partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs, Fresno County Public Library has created this event for the veteran community. A Journey with Veterans is supported with California Library Services Act Funding.

These pieces of art work will be shown at Clovis Book Barn in Clovis, CA and will showcase how the veterans in Fresno County view the world. 

Accepted artwork for Journey with Veterans will be on display at Clovis Book Barn at 640 Clovis Ave, Clovis CA 93612, August 9 – August 28. A reception will be held on Thursday, August 15, 5-8 pm.

Deadline: Artists must contact the WoW! Library office by July 12, 2019. Space is limited.  Drop-off for artwork will be on Friday August 9. Pick-up will be on Wednesday August 28. Wall mounted 2-D works are ideal.  There will be limited space for small 3-D works.  All artwork must be ready to hang when dropped off.

There is no cost to submit artwork.

Applications must be submitted to Fresno County Public Library Community Librarian Jessica Hall at Jessica.Hall@fresnolibrary.org.

Please use the subject line: Journey with Veterans application.
Please include a jpeg of the work.
Please include a short biography about yourself and the piece you are submitting.
Depending on the number of interested artists, we will be limiting the number of displayed pieces.

For more information, please email Jessica at Jessica.Hall@fresnolibrary.org or call the WoW! Library office at 559-600-9699.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Dunlap Book Club

WoW! is putting together a book club for the residents of Dunlap. The chosen books have all been made into movies. It will be run by WoW! librarians Jessica Hall and Shannon Morrison. They will be traveling to Dunlap to distribute the books as well as run the discussion. The book club will be held at the Twin Valleys restaurant at 39316 Dunlap Rd, Dunlap, CA 93621. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP by calling 559-600-9699 or emailing wow.library@fresnolibrary.org by July 25, 2018. The librarians will be there August 1, 2018 from 12 PM-1 PM to distribute the first book. The first discussion will take place on September 5, 2018 from 12 PM to 1 PM. 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell.' But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre

A half-starved young Russian man claiming to be a devout Muslim, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, and a sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg form an unlikely alliance as the rival spies of Germany, England and America scent a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” and converge upon the innocents.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Reading Takes You Everywhere

Summer is on its way bringing with it all the summer fun of barbecues, summer vacations, swimming and the library's Summer Challenge. So put your feet up, relax and let a book take you on adventures to distant lands filled with fairies, robots, gods and everything in between.

Magic shows, cooking sushi, and learning how to draw comic book characters are just a few of the events that will be going on at library branches this year. You can find a list of all of the events for kids, tweens and teens at

Starting June 11, walk into any library branch and pick up your Summer Challenge log. The official kick off for the Summer Challenge will be held at Sunnyside Library on June 14, 11am-4pm.

Which event are you most excited for this summer?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Riverdale Spring Festival

Who doesn't love a good old fashioned parade? People get to pull out their lawn chairs, grab a spot on the road and watch the scene unfold. This year, lucky attendees of the Riverdale Spring Festival Parade got to see the DigiBus! The DigiBus loves to make community appearances.The Fresno County Public Library is a proud supporter of community building. Here are a couple of pictures before the parade began.
Remember, the library is here for you. What are your favorite parade memories?