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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Mon, Jun 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Seminar room
Tue, Jun 19, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Come join us to learn about Overdrive. eBooks and audiobooks -- FREE from our library! Bring your library card and your own device if you want.

Community room
Tue, Jun 19, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a group for writers and those who want to be. Today's topic: Active vs. passive verbs, and varied sentence length. Bring short samples of your writing to share.

Community room
Wed, Jun 20, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
"In addition to the performances, kids are encouraged to read various books, depending on their ages. We will provide special passports for them to write their titles. They will receive prizes. Today, "Kids Imagination Nation" kicks off the library's Children's Summer Reading Program. This delightful trio of singer/actors will promote reading for children aged 5 to 10. Wear red to match the performers!

Story room
Thu, Jun 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jun 21, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9. Our high-tech mobile makerspace will be here! Get hands-on experience with gadgets like LittlBits, Meccano Erector Sets, 3D doodler pens, and more. Door prizes at day's end. Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use tickets to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more! For teens aged 12 to 18.

Story room
Mon, Jun 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Jun 25, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
"The Peanuts Movie" (2015), Twentieth Century Fox Animation. 1 hour & 28 minutes. Children and families of all ages welcome!

Seminar room
Tue, Jun 26, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Looking for a job?  We have Career Transitions through the library.  You can search for jobs, create a resume, practice interviewing and much more!  Come see what is available FREE at our library.  No reservations needed.

Community room
Wed, Jun 27, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
In addition to the performances, kids are encouraged to read various books, depending on their ages. We will provide special passports for them to write their titles. They will receive prizes. Today's program: Karen Riley and "S.C.R.A.P. Gallery" of Cathdral City presents an engaging program on recycling and environmentalism. Children will create art using donated and discarded materials, while learning about recycling, the arts, culture, science and more.

Community room
Thu, Jun 28, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9. We're making travel-size board games so you can game anywhere! Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use tickets to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more! Door prizes at day's end. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Community room
Mon, Jul 02, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided Meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 03, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jul 03, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hooked on Books is a book discussion group. Today: Bring a favorite book to share, or an author you'd like to suggest for others to pursue.

Wed, Jul 04, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Independence Day. It will reopen at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 5.

Community room
Thu, Jul 05, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Capture your favorite places with easy crafts. Make pendants, puzzles, magnets, picture frames, keepsake boxes and more, all with maps! Door prizes at day's end. Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use them to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Story room
Mon, Jul 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Jul 09, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teacher and author Michael Anderson, author of "Retirement for Boomers," speaks about his book.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 10, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jul 10, 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Art Workshop, taught by Marguerite Taxner. Beginners or advanced--paint under instruction with acrylics. You'll take home the work you complete during the session! Reservation required--call 760-346-6552, ext. 4212, or sign up at the library's Circulation Desk.

Community room
Wed, Jul 11, 10:29AM - 12:00PM
Outstanding live performance shows, featuring professional entertainers, will promote and encourage reading for children aged 5 to 12. In addition to the performances, kids are encouraged to read various books, depending on their ages. We will provide special passports for them to write their titles. They will receive prizes. Programs are on Wednesdays; each program begins at 10:30 a.m.  Today's show: Magician, actor and entertainer Arty Loon. A big hit at the Palm Desert Library last year, Arty is back with a show of great juggling, balloon twisting, puppetry, comedy and magic. He has performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Story room
Thu, Jul 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jul 12, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Team up with other kids and beat the parents in this test of wits! Prizes awarded to the winning team. Also door prizes at day's end. Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use them to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Story room
Mon, Jul 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 17, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jul 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Today's topic: Re-writing and Editing for Clarity and Elegance. Bring samples of your writing to share with the group.

Community room
Wed, Jul 18, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Outstanding live performance shows, featuring professional entertainers, will promote and encourage reading for children aged 5 to 12. In addition to the performances, kids are encouraged to read various books, depending on their ages. We will provide special passports for them to write their titles. They will receive prizes. Programs are on Wednesdays; each program begins at 10:30 a.m. Today's show: Georgette Baker provides bilingual (Spanish/English) a children's show featuring songs, stories, silliness and lots of audience participation. Children will love her take on the world.

Story room
Thu, Jul 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jul 19, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Team up and search through the library--not for homework, but for fun stuff! Prizes for the winners. Also door prizes at day's end. Sign up for Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use them to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Community room
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Watch perhaps the greatest Marx Brothers film, and maybe the greatest comedy ever made, "A Night at the Opera" (1935), an MGM film, also starring Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones. 1 hour & 31 minutes. You will definitely laugh!

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 24, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Wed, Jul 25, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Outstanding live performance shows, featuring professional entertainers, will promote and encourage reading for children aged 5 to 12. In addition to the performances, kids are encouraged to read various books, depending on their ages. We will provide special passports for them to write their titles. They will receive prizes. Programs are on Wednesdays; each program begins at 10:30 a.m. Today's show: "Native American Tribal Dances and Culture." Ben Hale, a member of the Navajo tribe from Arizona, demonstrates North American Tribal Dances with cultural context, music, and brilliant regalia. A feast for the eyes and ears!

Community room
Thu, Jul 26, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. our high-tech mobile makerspace returns! Get hands-on experience with all sorts of gadgets--like LittlBits, Meccano Erector Sets, 3D doodler pens and more. Door prizes at day's end. Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use them to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Story room
Mon, Jul 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Jul 30, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Actress Charlotte Stewart, who played the school marm on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie," recounts the adventures of translating Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic for the small screen. She is the author of "Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl's Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X, and Me." Co-written with Andy Demsky.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 31, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 07, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 14, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Thu, Aug 16, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Rancho Mirage author DeAnn Lubell-Ames, author of "The Last Moon," speaks about her book. The novel is based on a true event--the 1902 killer eruption of Mt. Pelee on the West Indies island of Martinique. She will sign books at the end of her presentation.

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Branch manager
Michael Mason
Address
73-300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert
California 92260
Tel: (760) 346-6552
Fax: (760) 341-7862

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