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Desert Hot Springs

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Nov 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Nov 20, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Nov 21, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm for Teen Time! A fun program for teens at the library. Each month we will be doing something different.

Fri, Nov 22, All day

Sat, Nov 23, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The program is divided into three sections. The skill assessment, the application process, and interview etiquette. Each section will include appropriate material, which shall highlight and reinforce the program's purpose.

Sun, Nov 24, All day

Mon, Nov 25, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
To play a traditional card game, similar to bingo, with the community ending in winners receiving a certificate at the end of the program.

Tue, Nov 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Nov 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Nov 28, All day
The library is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day. It will reopen on Saturday, November 30th at 9 a.m.

Fri, Nov 29, All day

Sun, Dec 01, All day

Tue, Dec 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Dec 04, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Dec 06, All day

Sat, Dec 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on the first Saturday of the month at 12pm for a family program to have fun together coloring and painting

Sun, Dec 08, All day

Mon, Dec 09, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Adults come join us to color and relax after a long day. Coloring is a great stress reliever. We will have several coloring sheets and coloring supplies for you.

Tue, Dec 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Dec 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Dec 13, All day

Sat, Dec 14, 12:30PM - 2:45PM
Come join us on the second Saturday of the month for our Family Movie Day! We will be showing a recent release movie and providing popcorn.

Sun, Dec 15, All day

Tue, Dec 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Dec 18, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Dec 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm for Teen Time! A fun program for teens at the library. Each month we will be doing something different.

Fri, Dec 20, All day

Sat, Dec 21, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Children from ages 4-12 will be able to read books to a therapy dog during this program. This event is the perfect opportunity for kids to be able to work on building their confidence while reading to the group.

Sun, Dec 22, All day

Wed, Dec 25, All day
The library is closed in observance of Christmas Day. It will reopen on Thursday, December 26th at 12 p.m,

Fri, Dec 27, All day

Sun, Dec 29, All day

Wed, Jan 01, All day
The library is closed in observance of New Year's Day. It will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd at 12 p.m.

Fri, Jan 03, All day

Sun, Jan 05, All day

Fri, Jan 10, All day

Sun, Jan 12, All day

Fri, Jan 17, All day

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
All Libraries Close at 5:00pm
on November 27, 2019
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Nov 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 Closed
Sat, Nov 23 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Nov 24 Closed

Branch manager
Alexis Brodie
Address
11691 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs
California 92240
Tel: (760) 329-5926
Fax: (760) 329-3593

The first library branch in Desert Hot Springs opened in 1954 in the Little Gallery of the Desert, the library was sponsored by the Desert Hot Springs Improvement Association. Over the next ten years the library moved to different locations around the city until the local Rotary Club undertook sponsorship of the library. They purchased a lot on Pierson Boulevard and began a yearlong drive to finance the construction of a new library building. In 1956 the new building was dedicated and much of the labor on the building was donated by local residents. The library stayed in this location until 1972 when the library opened in its current location on West Drive. The library offers programs for all ages, computers for Internet use, as well as books, audiobooks, and DVDs for checkout.


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Genealogy
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Indigenous Mexico
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Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
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Britannica Escolar
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Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
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Career Transitions
Career Transitions Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years
Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
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Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
RB Digital (Recorded Books) is now your home for over 11,000 eAudioBooks and 130 eMagazines. No more waiting for your turn. All books are available to every patron who wants to listen. Get the app now.
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
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News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
Periodical, newspaper and reference articles from over 5,000 publications on such diverse topics as humanities, art, current events, technology and general interest topics. Full-text articles from over 3,000 periodicals.
Informe!
Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
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