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Cathedral City

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BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Tue, Dec 10, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Tue, Dec 10, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/) is a national organization that Introduces girls to coding in an environment that is encouraging and focused on their interest.  The club promotes sisterhood, computer science, and community impact.   The first date (Sept.3, 2019) is the introduction meeting.  The club continues every Tuesday after at 4 pm and will last 10-12 weeks .  This club is for girls only in grades 3-5.  

Wed, Dec 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.

Young Adult area
Wed, Dec 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come hang out and destress from school by doing fun activities.

Community room
Wed, Dec 11, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Lego Club -- Generally for Grades 1-5.  We will have reading as well as Lego fun and challenges.  

Community room
Thu, Dec 12, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Children and families are invited to Storytime! Join us for stories, crafts, songs and fun! 

Story room
Sat, Dec 14, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Come join us for a time of movement, song, stories and basic yoga poses.  Ages 3-10. 

Story room
Tue, Dec 17, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Story room
Wed, Dec 18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for a discussion of the books you like!

Wed, Dec 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.

Story room
Wed, Dec 18, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come read Pokemon stories, play pokemon games and talk about Pokemon!

Community room
Wed, Dec 18, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us for a night of self-expression through music, poetry, stand up comedy, and song on the third Wednesday of the month at 6. This event is for ages 13-18. 

Community room
Thu, Dec 19, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Thu, Dec 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Children and families are invited to Storytime! Join us for stories, crafts, songs and fun! 

Story room
Sat, Dec 21, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Come join us for a time of movement, song, stories and basic yoga poses.  Ages 3-10. 

Mon, Dec 23, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Riverside Legal Aid is here at the library to help you with any bankruptcy questions you might have. 

Story room
Tue, Dec 24, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Community room
Thu, Dec 26, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Tue, Dec 31, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Community room
Thu, Jan 02, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Tue, Jan 07, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Wed, Jan 08, 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
Tue, Jan 14, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Wed, Jan 15, 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
Tue, Jan 21, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

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.

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. 

Story room
Tue, Jan 28, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

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.

Story room
Tue, Feb 04, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

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.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 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, Dec 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Dec 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Dec 04 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 05 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Dec 06 Closed
Sat, Dec 07 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 08 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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