Monday, December 29, 2008

Celebrate Fort Roosevelt!
For decades, Fort Roosevelt was a two-acre ecological center and museum located on the grounds of Roosevelt Elementary School. The Fort is no longer in existence. But for long-time Hanford residents, Fort Roosevelt was a local landmark. The flim "Fort Roosevelt Requiem" chronicles the history of the Fort. For those of you who missed the film's premiere at the Hanford Fox Theater, you can buy a DVD copy of "Fort Roosevelt Requiem" and have it autographed by director David Dibble.
The Hanford Library is having a special event to meet filmmaker David Dibble and dedicated fort volunteer, Heidi Arroues and her friends to sign autographs and share stories. A preview of the documentary will be played along with DVDs for $10.00 each.
Hanford Branch Library
401 North Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
January 17, 2008
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Lee Herrick

Lee Herrick was born in Daejeon, South Korea and adopted at ten months. He is the author of "This Many Miles from Desire." His poems have been published in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Many Mountains Moving, The Bloomsbury Review, and MiPOesias. His work can be found in anthologies such as Seeds from a Silent Tree: Writings by Korean Adoptees, Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and Rita, and Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley. His essays have been published in Korean Quarterly and Visions Across the Americas. He is the founding editor of the literary magazine, In the Grove. He teaches at Fresno City College in California.


Hanford Branch Library

401 North Douty Street

Hanford, CA 93230


Thursday, November 20, 2008

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free admission

Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library

Questions??? Please call Gail Lucas at 582-0261 x104 or e-mail

Sponsored by Kings County Library & Friends of the Library

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

This is a video clip of Che Gilson's appearance at the Hanford Branch Library on the evening of October 30, 2008.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This is video from last Saturday's book sale. The next book sale is scheduled for the Spring of 2009. Photos of the event can be found by scrolling down to the September 11, 2008 entry.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

An Intriguing Evening with Che Gilson

Thursday, October 30, 2008

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Che Gilson is an author and artist. She loves writing and reading, and creating intersting worlds of her own. Hobbies include: reading anime, manga, writing, crafting projects for her Etsy shop, and she is hopelessly obsessed with Asian ball jointed dolls. She can be found daily on Den of Angels, trolling the marketplace. Her published works include Avigon and Avigon: Gods and Demons - both illustrated by Jimmie Robinson and published by Image Comics. Her latest work is Dark Moon Diary published by TOKYOPOP -the second volume of which comes out in October 2008. Check out her interview with us @

Teens are encouraged to attend


Hanford Branch Library

401 N. Douty Street

Hanford, CA 93230

After the program:

  • Books available for purchase

  • Book signing by the author

  • Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library

Questions??? Please call Gail Lucas at 582-0261 ext. 104 Or e-mail

Sponsored by the Kings County Library and Friends of the Library

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Randy Heaton

Randy Heaton, a native of Moline, Illinois, joined that city's Police Department in 1961, and served in Patrol, Traffic Section, and Criminal Investigations.

He then expanded his law enforcement career into county, state and federal jurisdictions. He was elected Sheriff in his home county; he served as the Command Criminal Investigator as a civilian employee in the Department of the Army, and served on the State of Nevada's Gaming Control Board, leaving there in 1994, with the rank of Senior Agent. During his career, he graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, the Secret Service Executive Protection course, and was the Distinguished Graduate of his class at the Army's Military Police Investigator's Course.

Randy started his "security career" while in the Marine Corps, and has held Director positions at eight different casino operations. His current position is at the Tachi Palace Casino & Hotel as the Security Director. While working in Las Vegas, he was elected President of the Las Vegas Security Chief's Association.

Mr. Heaton will be discussing the first murder investigation of his law enforcement career, his final murder investigation, and gaming crimes committed in casinos in California and Las Vegas.


West Hills College in Lemoore

Conference Center

555 College Avenue

Lemoore, CA 93245


Thursday, October 16, 2008

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.




Questions??? Please call Sherman Lee at 582-0261 x119 or e-mail

Sponsored by Kings County Library & West Hills College Lemoore