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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Sun, Jan 21, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Local cabaret and pop favorite singer (and actress Bonnie Gilgallon sings a new show geared to everyone's taste. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Mon, Jan 22, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
"Oklahoma" (1955, directed by Fred Zinnemann; starring Gordon McCrae & Shirley Jones; music by Rodgers & Hammerstein. (2 hrs. & 25 min.) Produced by 20th Century Fox.

Community room
Tue, Jan 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Community room
Wed, Jan 24, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Alfredo Figueroa, author of "Cradle of Aztlan" ("La Cuna de Aztlan"), speaks on his research locating the origin of the Aztec culture near Blythe, California.

Story room
Thu, Jan 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.


Community room
Thu, Jan 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Building contests with plastic bricks.

Sun, Jan 28, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Jazz interpreter Rose Mallett (another local star!) returns to sing her way into your heart! This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Jan 29, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Jan 29, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Mon, Jan 29, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
R.C. Cline, author of "No Man's Sky," discusses his book about pilots and their planes during World War II. He will sign and sell his book after the talk.

Community room
Tue, Jan 30, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Story room
Thu, Feb 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.


Thu, Feb 01, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef and nutrition educator Noel Gamel whips up a raw chocolate mousse just in time for a Valentine's dessert. "Nutritious, delicious and vegan." Tasting samples will be served to everyone who attends. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Thu, Feb 01, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Noel Gamel, who specializes in vegan and vegetarian food, presents "nutritious, delicious vegan raw chocolate mousse" for your Valentine's Day dessert. (There are six words you don't often see together in one sentence!) A tasting will follow the demonstration. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Feb 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Feb 05, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Mon, Feb 05, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Local artist Snake Jagger, "the Salvador Dali of the Coachella Valley," will show his paintings and speak about his book, "Becoming Snake Jagger." He will tell of his family's connection to Frank Sinatra, among other colorful tales.


Community room
Tue, Feb 06, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Book club. Today's discussion: "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott. Limited number of copies available for check-out at the circulation desk several weeks before February 6.

Community room
Tue, Feb 06, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program, games and activities, open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Feb 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.


Thu, Feb 08, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Belgian chef and owner of Si Bon in Rancho Mirage Philippe Caupin cooks up delights from his native land. Tastings will be served to all who attend. Tasting samples will be served to everyone who attends. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).


Sun, Feb 11, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Local pop and jazz singer Sylvia Browning presents an hour of standards and favorites. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Story room
Mon, Feb 12, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Tue, Feb 13, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program, games and activities, open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Thu, Feb 15, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Spa Casino Chef Kieran Fleming will talk about his signature dishes and cook one. Tasting samples will be served to everyone who attends. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Community room
Sat, Feb 17, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Green Room Theater Company presents a reading of the play "6 RMS RIV VU" by Bob Randall. Richard Marlow is the director

Sun, Feb 18, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Cabaret and theater favorite Jerome Elliott brings his magic to Sunday Sounds, with a new program. Accompanied by pianist Charly Creasy. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Mon, Feb 19, All day
The library is closed in observance of Presidents' Day. It will open again at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 20.

Community room
Tue, Feb 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Today's Topic: Getting organized to write. Bring a sample of your writing to share with the group.

Community room
Tue, Feb 20, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program, games and activities, open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Thu, Feb 22, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef and nutrition advisor presents recipes to help you "live your life healthy." Tastings will be served to all who attend at the end of the program. This takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Community room
Thu, Feb 22, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Building contests with plastic bricks.

Sun, Feb 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Singer, pianist, actor and producer Derrik Lewis presents a new show of favorite standard songs and life stories. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Community room
Mon, Feb 26, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Community room
Mon, Feb 26, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" (2007), directed for television by John Alexander; starring David Morrissey and Janet McTeer (2 hours & 54 minutes). Produced by BBC/WGBH Boston.

Community room
Tue, Feb 27, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program, games and activities, open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Community room
Thu, Mar 01, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
The Green Room Theater Company presents a reading of "Themes from Shakespeare: Villains and Venom," an adaptation by Adina Lawson, who also directs. An outstanding event for the whole family!

Community room
Mon, Mar 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Community room
Mon, Mar 12, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Community room
Mon, Mar 19, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Library Remodel Closures

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2019

Sun City Library
March 5, 2018 through
June 1, 2018

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Mon, Jan 15 Closed
(All libraries are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day)
Tue, Jan 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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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