The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men, by Robert Edsel
As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many
of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way.
Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of 11
men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II
to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries
defined the heritage of Western civilization. As the war raged, these American
and British volunteers -- museum curators, art scholars and educators,
architects, archivists, and artists, known as the Monuments Men -- found
themselves in a desperate race against time to locate and save the many
priceless treasures and works of art stolen by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
Give Back to Your Community & Get Valuable Job Experience!
Teens! If you are at least 15 year old and looking for something to do this summer, think about interning at your local library. We are now
accepting applications for The Friends of the Tulare County Library Summer
Intern Scholarship at the Visalia Branch Library!
There will be at
least four Summer interns selected during our competitive application
process. Please pick up an application at the Visalia Branch Library.
during our business hours this summer, past volunteering experience, and
current standing (including attendance at Teen Advisory Group meetings) as a library volunteer
will all be weighed as we invite the top 20 applicants to interview. Teens
must be at least 15 years old by June 2019 to apply.
will be at least $200, awarded after the successful completion of the
internship. This scholarship is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library.
Most Visalia teens are going back to school in mid-August. Our teen programming is on the light side this month, but it certainly won't stay that way! We will be offering our Lunch at the Library program which is for kids and teens 1-18 until August 9th. Please look forward to the return of our monthly Teen Advisory Group meetings, which return September 7th at 3pm. Virtual Reality returns September 20th at 4pm and please look forward to the return of Teen painting workshops, dates/times TBD!