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Cathedral City

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BRANCH EVENTS

Sun, Jan 19, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Bring a short story or poems that you're working on and get quality feedback from fellow writers. Register by email: cathedralcitylib@gmail.com

Tue, Jan 21, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Bring your technology related questions! Register at the Information Desk.

Story room
Wed, Jan 22, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Discuss your favorite books or current reads with others from the community!

Wed, Jan 22, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Story room
Wed, Jan 22, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Love Pokemon? Join us for pokemon themed games, crafts, and other activities!

Story room
Sat, Jan 25, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to become more organized? Come learn how in the Bullet Journal Workshop! This event is for adults.?

Mon, Jan 27, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Riverside Legal Aid is here at the library to help you with any bankruptcy questions you might have. 

Community room
Tue, Jan 28, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join us to learn how to hand sew a beginner level project! 18+ Beginners Welcome!

Wed, Jan 29, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Young Adult area
Wed, Feb 05, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come discuss contemporary Young Adult books!

Story room
Wed, Feb 05, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Discuss your favorite books or current reads with others from the community!

Wed, Feb 05, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Wed, Feb 12, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Young Adult area
Sat, Feb 15, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a time of knitting, crocheting and conversation. Bring your current projects.

Story room
Wed, Feb 19, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Discuss your favorite books or current reads with others from the community!

Wed, Feb 19, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Young Adult area
Wed, Feb 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come de-stress from school and meet other teens while doing fun activities.

Wed, Feb 26, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Young Adult area
Wed, Mar 04, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come discuss contemporary Young Adult books!

Story room
Wed, Mar 04, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Discuss your favorite books or current reads with others from the community!

Wed, Mar 04, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Wed, Mar 11, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Story room
Wed, Mar 18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Discuss your favorite books or current reads with others from the community!

Wed, Mar 18, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  Starts at 1:30 pm.

Young Adult area
Wed, Mar 18, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come de-stress from school and meet other teens while doing fun activities.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20, 2020

Presidents' Day
February 12, 2020
February 17, 2020

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Today's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Jan 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jan 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jan 15 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 17 Closed
Sat, Jan 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jan 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Kristin Lehigh
Address
33520 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City
, California 92234
Tel: (760) 328-4262
Fax: (760) 770-9828

Cathedral City Library services originated in 1938 with a Community Library located in the new City Hall, consisting of donated materials. A year later, the County Library authorized this site as a Branch Library. In 1942, a lot adjacent to Town Hall was donated by Harvey and Edna Peterson for public library use.

A former army hospital barracks was purchased by a Chamber of Commerce bond issue and moved to the site. This building served as the Community’s Library for the next 39 years.

On June 3, 1981, a new 3,700 square foot Branch Library was dedicated on Hwy 111. Funding came from a HUD Community Development Grant and the County General Fund.

Dedicated in January 1996, the current Library was constructed with funds provided by the Cathedral City Redevelopment Agency and the CA State Library under authority of the CA Library Construction and Renovation Bond Issue. This 20,000 square foot library served as the City’s library facility until February 2008, when a devastating fire halted all library services. In June, 2009 the renovated Library reopened with state-of-the-art furnishings, new materials and display areas, additional public computer stations, and RFID self-check technology.


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Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
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Indigenous Mexico
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Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
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Britannica Escolar
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Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
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Career Transitions
Career Transitions Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
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Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
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Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
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Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
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News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
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Informe!
Informe!
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RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
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