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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Sep 16, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Sep 16, 11:15AM - 12:30PM
The Animal Samaritans will bring a special animal to our preschool story time to teach our younger children hands-on respect for animals. Their educational programs create kinder communities through kindness to animals.

Mon, Sep 16, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Sep 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Sep 17, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Sep 17, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
The Animal Samaritans will bring a special animal to our preschool story time to teach our younger children hands-on respect for animals. Their educational program creates kinder communities through kindness to animals

Tue, Sep 17, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Sep 18, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Sep 18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Sep 18, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Sep 18, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Sep 19, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Sep 19, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Sep 19, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Sep 19, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Sep 21, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Sep 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
CNC (Communities for a New California) will be hosting informative discussions on three consecutive Saturdays. Speakers for this second session will focus on understanding Census 2020. Activities will be provided for the children within the library, while the adults are attending the session in the program room.

Mon, Sep 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Sep 23, 11:15AM - 12:30PM
While the preschool children are enjoying Miss Karen and the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery activities, their parents will be able to learn about FIND Food Bank, what it does, where it gets food to distribute, the meaning of food insecurity and how can the parents can benefit from their services.

Mon, Sep 23, 11:15AM - 12:30PM
The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is a unique, engaging mobile program that delivers art and environmental education to children throughout the Coachella Valley. By using donated discarded materials, our children will learn about conservation, reuse and other environmental issues through hands-on exploration. 

Mon, Sep 23, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Sep 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Sep 24, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Sep 24, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is a unique environmental art museum and engaging mobile program that delivers art and environmental education to children throughout the Coachella Valley. By using donated discarded materials, students of all ages learn about conservation, reuse and other environmental issues through hands-on exploration. 

Tue, Sep 24, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Sep 25, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Sep 25, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Sep 25, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Sep 25, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Sep 26, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Sep 26, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Sep 26, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Sep 26, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Sep 28, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Sep 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Sat, Sep 28, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
CNC (Communities for a New California) will be hosting informative discussions on three consecutive Saturdays. Speakers for this last session will focus on the Schools and Communities First Initiative. Activities will be provided for the children within the library, while the adults are attending the session in the program room.

Mon, Sep 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Sep 30, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Oct 01, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Oct 01, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Oct 01, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Oct 02, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Oct 02, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Oct 02, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Oct 02, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Oct 03, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Oct 03, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Oct 03, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Oct 05, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Oct 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon, Oct 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Oct 07, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Oct 08, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Oct 08, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Oct 08, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Oct 09, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Oct 09, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Oct 09, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Oct 09, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Oct 10, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Oct 10, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Oct 10, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Oct 10, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Oct 12, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Oct 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Oct 15, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Oct 15, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Oct 15, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Oct 16, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Oct 16, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Oct 16, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
This is a workshop on learning how to create literacy-rich home environments.

Wed, Oct 16, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Oct 16, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Oct 17, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Oct 17, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Oct 17, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Oct 17, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Oct 19, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Oct 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon, Oct 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Oct 21, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Today begins our RAR Program for our preschool students. Parents and children will pick up their reading bags to be returned and exchanged each Monday for a different bag from another family. The RAR program will run until Thursday, November 21st. 

Mon, Oct 21, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Today begins our RAR Program for our preschool students. Parents and children will pick up their reading bags to be returned and exchanged each Monday for a different bag from another family. The RAR program will run until November 21st. 

Mon, Oct 21, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Oct 22, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Oct 22, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Oct 22, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Oct 23, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Oct 23, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Oct 23, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Oct 23, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Oct 24, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Oct 24, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Oct 24, 3:15PM - 4:00PM
Our PreSchool Story Time children will be visited by a nurse and Bernie Burn, a doll used to describe burns.  We know that two-thirds of children hospitalized for severe burns are under five-years-old. Research shows that more than 80% of burns to children are preventable. The majority of pediatric burns occur primarily at home, in the kitchen and bathroom. So we want to keep our parents informed!

Thu, Oct 24, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Oct 26, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Oct 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon, Oct 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Oct 28, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Oct 29, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Oct 29, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Oct 29, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Oct 30, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Oct 30, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Oct 30, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Oct 30, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Oct 31, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Oct 31, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Oct 31, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Oct 31, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Fri, Nov 01, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Sat, Nov 02, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Nov 02, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon, Nov 04, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Story time for preschool children in addition to an arts and crafts sessions.

Mon, Nov 04, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Tue, Nov 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Nov 05, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Nov 05, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Nov 06, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Nov 06, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Nov 06, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Nov 06, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Nov 07, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Nov 07, 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Park Ranger Sarah will teach PreSchool students about the park's desert environment and how plants and animals survive in such a dry climate. They also learn how Joshua Tree National Park works to protect these plants and animals.

Thu, Nov 07, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Nov 07, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Nov 07, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Sat, Nov 09, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sat, Nov 09, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Mon, Nov 11, All day

Tue, Nov 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Tue, Nov 12, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Tue, Nov 12, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Wed, Nov 13, 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Event held in City of Coachella meeting room #3 not the Coachella Library

Wed, Nov 13, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wed, Nov 13, 4:00PM - 4:45PM

Wed, Nov 13, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Ages 12 and above only

Thu, Nov 14, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Thu, Nov 14, 2:00PM - 2:30PM
Please bring your yoga mats! 

Thu, Nov 14, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Thu, Nov 14, 4:00PM - 4:30PM

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Sep 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 Closed
Sat, Sep 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 Closed

Branch manager
Veronica C. Evans
Address
1500 6th Street
Coachella
California 92236
Tel: (760) 398-5148
Fax: (760) 398-1068

The city of Coachella was originally founded as Woodspur in 1876. The origin of the name Coachella is unclear, but at a town hall meeting in 1901, the citizens voted on a new name for their community. They settled on "Coachella", which some local residents believe is a misspelling of the Spanish word Conchilla, a reference to the small white snail shells found in the valley's sandy soil.

The city was incorporated in 1946 with 1,000 residents and in 1957 the Coachella Library was opened in City Hall. To accommodate growth, the library moved into a converted Catholic church on November 1, 1981, just one block from City Hall.

The library is a source of great pride for the citizens and is a few steps away from the Eleanor Shadowen Senior Center and the Esperanza Youth and Family Center making it the perfect location to serve all segments of the population, 38% of whom are 18 years of age or younger. Its collections and programs reflect the needs of the ever growing population.

The library is near the location of the popular musical festival known as Coachella Fest and each year we welcome snow birds and young adults from a variety of states, including Canada, who are looking for the nearest place to access the internet via our computers or WiFi on their favorite device.

Coachella Library currently utilizes 3,000 square feet that can accommodate 125 people. The collection holds over 65,000 items and has 10 computers available for accessing the internet 5 days a week.

Our motto, Come By, Come Often, beckons residents and visitors to the library with our home town atmosphere and hospitality. We are truly a gem in the East Valley.

 

 

January 2015


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