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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Jan 20, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Spanish Storytime Mondays at 10:30 am,Join us for stories. music, and fun!Hora de cuentos en EspaŮol a las 10:30 am,¬†√ļnete a nosotros para disfrutar de historias. m√ļsica, y diversi√≥n!

Tue, Jan 21, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
After School Craft Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm,  Create a new craft every week!Martes de Manualidades 3:30-4:30 pm,Crea una nueva manualidad cada semana.

Wed, Jan 22, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Jan 22, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Ms. Emily is here to answer your tech questions. To make an appointment stop by the circulation desk and sign up today!La Sra. Emily está aquí para responder sus preguntas técnicas. Para hacer una cita pase por el escritorio de circulación e inscríbase hoy mismo!

Wed, Jan 22, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Movies and popcorn for teens and tweens!Películas y palomitas de maíz para adolescentes!

Thu, Jan 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Bilingual Pre-K Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 am,¬†Join us for stories and activitiesHora de Cuentos Bilingue para Pre-K a las 10:30 am,¬†√ļnete a nosotros para escuchar historias y divertirte con las actividades.

Sat, Jan 25, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Afternoon MovieCome join us for popcorn and movie every Saturday at 12:00 pmPelicula por le tardeVen y √ļnete a nosotros para palomitas y pel√≠culas todos los s√°bados a las 12:00 p.m.

Sat, Jan 25, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Résumé Workshop, Saturday 1 pmCome learn tips and tricks on how to improve your resume. Taller de Currículum, Sábado 1 pmVen a aprender consejos y trucos sobre cómo mejorar tu currículum.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Spanish Storytime Mondays at 10:30 am,Join us for stories. music, and fun!Hora de cuentos en Espa√Īol a las 10:30 am,¬†√ļnete a nosotros para disfrutar de historias. m√ļsica, y diversi√≥n!

Tue, Jan 28, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
After School Craft Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm,  Create a new craft every week!Martes de Manualidades 3:30-4:30 pm,Crea una nueva manualidad cada semana.

Wed, Jan 29, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Jan 29, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Ms. Emily is here to answer your tech questions. To make an appointment stop by the circulation desk and sign up today!La Sra. Emily está aquí para responder sus preguntas técnicas. Para hacer una cita pase por el escritorio de circulación e inscríbase hoy mismo!

Wed, Jan 29, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Movies and popcorn for teens and tweens!Películas y palomitas de maíz para adolescentes!

Thu, Jan 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Bilingual Pre-K Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 am,¬†Join us for stories and activitiesHora de Cuentos Bilingue para Pre-K a las 10:30 am,¬†√ļnete a nosotros para escuchar historias y divertirte con las actividades.

Tue, Feb 04, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
After School Craft Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm,  Create a new craft every week!Martes de Manualidades 3:30-4:30 pm,Crea una nueva manualidad cada semana.

Wed, Feb 05, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Ms. Emily is here to answer your tech questions. To make an appointment stop by the circulation desk and sign up today!La Sra. Emily está aquí para responder sus preguntas técnicas. Para hacer una cita pase por el escritorio de circulación e inscríbase hoy mismo!

Tue, Feb 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Thu, Feb 13, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Adult Group Painting, 2nd Thursday of every month at 1pm. Join our amateur adult group painting where we will have fun, socialize and attempt to recreate the same image.Pintar Para Adultos, 2nd Jueves de cada mes a las 1 pm. Únete a nuestra grupo de pintura amateur para adultos donde nos divertiremos, socializaremos e intentaremos recrear la misma imagen.

Tue, Mar 10, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Thu, Mar 12, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Adult Group Painting, 2nd Thursday of every month at 1pm. Join our amateur adult group painting where we will have fun, socialize and attempt to recreate the same image.Pintar Para Adultos, 2nd Jueves de cada mes a las 1 pm. Únete a nuestra grupo de pintura amateur para adultos donde nos divertiremos, socializaremos e intentaremos recrear la misma imagen.

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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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 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 17 Closed
Sat, Jan 18 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jan 19 Closed

Branch manager
Lara Reyes
Address
31189 Robert Rd.
Thousand Palms
, California 92276
Tel: (760) 343-1556
Fax: (760) 343-0957

Library Service in Thousand Palms started as two Bookmobile stops:  the Post Office and Tri Palms Mobile Home Park.  In February 1994, a Volunteer Library Station was dedicated in the Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building.  Offering three afternoons of service, the staff consisted of volunteers and the books were donated from other branch libraries - many older and worn copies.  The shared space was also used to serve senior lunches.

 

Dedicated in September 2006, the current 5,484 sq. ft. facility was built by Riverside County Economic Development Agency.   Located adjacent to the Community Center, the library serves as a centralized hub for residents, as well as visitors.  Fundraising by dedicated Building Fund Volunteers provided additional revenue for wireless Internet connectivity and several upgrades in library furnishings.  Named after Art Samson, the tireless leader of the Building Fund and Friends group, this community library prides itself in offering quality materials and programs for all ages


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Career Transitions
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Teaching Books
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Tuition Funding Sources
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Braille Institute
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Health and Fitness
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Health Reference Center
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