Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Hanford Public Library's summer reading program ended with a wrap-up party on Saturday morning. After being entertained at the Veteran's Building with a show by Oklin Bloodworth, the participants received one free book and one scoop of ice cream. Thanks go out to the library's BookBuddy group who helped set up the tables.

A special thank you goes out to Superior Dairy who has supplied the vanilla ice cream for the wrap up party for the last eleven years. Superior Dairy's support of the library is greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Oklin Bloodworth at the Wrap-Up Party of one of the Kings County branch libraries.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dr. Eric Hickey speaks to an audience about serial killers and other criminology related topics at the Hanford Public Library.

Dr. Hickey is interviewed by a reporter from the Hanford Sentinel.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dexter the magician performs in front of a crowd at the Veteran's Building as part of the Kings County Library's summer reading program.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Summer Reading Program patrons go through the Kings County Fire Department's Fire Safety Trailer that was located in the library's back parking lot. The trailer is used to show children how to react in case of a fire at home.

The fire department's robotic dog and fire truck (Patches and Pumper) entertain the kids.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

This photo was taken at Dr. Hickey's April 2007 appearance at West Hills College in Lemoore.

solve the mystery @ your library
Delve into the minds of serial killers with special guest speaker Dr. Eric W. Hickey

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hanford Branch Library
401 North Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
Dr. Hickey is a professor of Criminal Psychology at CSU Fresno. He is also the director of the Center for Forensic Studies at Alliant University.
He has appeared on:
  • ABC's 20/20
  • A&E's Biography
  • Catherine Crier Live
  • CNN
  • Court TV
  • Discovery Channel
  • Good Morning America
  • NPR
  • TLC

For more information about Dr. Hickey, please go to:

This is a presentation of the Kings County Library. For more information, contact: 559-582-0261

Mike Virden, Kings County Fire Marshal and Assistant Fire Chief, talks about Arson Investigation techniques at the Hanford Library.

solve the mystery @ your library

MONDAY, JULY 9, 2007

3:00 P.M.

Chief Virden is a member of:

  • California Conference of Arson Investigators

  • Central Valley Arson Investigators (Past-President in 1999 & 2006)

  • International Association of Arson Investigators

He has attended:

  • National Fire Academy for Fire/Arson Investigation

  • FBI Academy for Basic Arson Investigation

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for Advanced Origin and Cause Investigation

This is a presentation of the Kings County Library. For more information, contact: 401 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230, 559-582-0261

Randel McGee and his puppet, Groark, perform at the Veterans Building Thursday morning.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Students take a break from their search for knowledge at the Hanford Library.
Wizard & Groark visit Lemoore as part of the Kings County Library's Summer Reading Program.