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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
This popular local singer brings his tribute to the "Great Italians of Song" back to the Sunday Sounds Series. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Story room
Mon, Mar 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 CANCELLED!Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old. CANCELLED!

Community room
Mon, Mar 25, 2:00PM - 4:15PM
"North by Northwest" (1959) Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, runs his characters from New York to Chicago the face of Mt. Rushmore. Starring Carey Grant and Eva Marie Saint. MGM. Running time: 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Tue, Mar 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Community room
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) when school is in session. Supervised after-school program.

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs.Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Story room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Mar 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Mar 28, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
This talented baker and decorator will take your breath away with her skills--and she'll share them with you! Come for a great, sweet tasting event. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Seminar room
Thu, Mar 28, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs.Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Sun, Mar 31, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Talented local singer Sylvia Browning brings the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s back to the Sunday Sounds stage for the last concert of the 2018-2019 series. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!) This is the last Sunday Sounds program in the 2018-19 series.

Story room
Mon, Apr 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 CANCELLED! Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old. CANCELLED!

Community room
Mon, Apr 01, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma

Seminar room
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about Health and Fitness eResources offered by the library.  Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

Community room
Tue, Apr 02, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group, facilitated by Jiggs Gallagher. Today: bring a five-minute report about your favorite recent book, author, or genre.

Community room
Tue, Apr 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Tue, Apr 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Community room
Wed, Apr 03, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Are you fascinated by the Japanese art of writing short 5-7-5 haiku verses? Susan J. Farese presents the Haiku Workshop. Learn in this one-and-a-half-hour session how to write pithy, inviting, wonderful haiku.

Story room
Thu, Apr 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Apr 04, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Carroll Stoner, author, lecturer and veteran newspaper editor, presents "How to Write and Publish a Book (part 1), the first of a two-part series on producing the book you know has been living inside you. Learn about modern money-saving tips on publishing and marketing.

Story room
Mon, Apr 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Apr 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Tue, Apr 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Story room
Wed, Apr 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

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

Story room
Mon, Apr 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Tue, Apr 16, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Community room
Wed, Apr 17, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Celebrate with us as Buster Balloon performs his balloon game show! For age 12 and under.

Story room
Thu, Apr 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Sun, Apr 21, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Easter Sunday. It will re-open on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Apr 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00PM - 4:15PM
Master English-born director Alfred Hitchcock presents a dizzying story of suspense set high above the Bay Area of Northern California. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, with Barbara Bel Geddes. Universal Pictures. Running time: 2 hours, 8 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Apr 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Story room
Thu, Apr 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Apr 25, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Anastasia Hipkins, one of the contributors to "Anthology: Shaking the Tree," speaks on the book that contains stories of life-changing moments with a Maasai warrior to a wild and unexpected coming-of-age tale in a carnival. The volume reveals moments of courage, vulnerability, humor and honesty.

Story room
Mon, Apr 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Tue, Apr 30, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Community room
Tue, Apr 30, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Story room
Thu, May 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, May 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, May 06, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, May 07, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about the online resource called GOODREADS.  Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

Community room
Tue, May 07, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group, facilitated by Jiggs Gallagher. Today's volume: "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean (story of the 1986 Los Angeles Central Library fire and its aftermath). Limited copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before the discussion date.

Community room
Tue, May 07, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Tue, May 07, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Story room
Tue, May 07, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
A wistful tale of growing up and finding love in Bangkok, Thailand, as the son of Protestant missionaries in the 1960s. Davd B. Smith lives in the Inland Empire and teaches mathematics at San Bernardino Valley College. He is the author of many books.

Story room
Wed, May 08, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

Story room
Thu, May 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, May 09, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Carroll Stoner, author, lecturer and veteran newspaper editor, presents "How to Write and Publish a Book (part ), the second of a two-part series on producing the book you know has been living inside you. Learn about modern money-saving tips on publishing and marketing.

Story room
Mon, May 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, May 14, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Story room
Thu, May 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, May 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, May 20, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alfred Hitchcock's ground-breaking film of World War II, "Lifeboat" (1944) was shot with a single camera, with all the action taking place on a small, crowded lifeboat after the Germans sank a Queen Mary-style ocean liner. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, John Hodiak and Hume Cronyn, the film is a masterful tale of rank, class, race and more! Based on a novel by John Steinbeck. 20th Century Fox; running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Community room
Tue, May 21, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

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Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21, 2019

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Tue, Mar 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Mar 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Mar 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Julia Schumacher (Interim)
Address
73-300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert
California 92260
Tel: (760) 346-6552
Fax: (760) 341-7862

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