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Desert Hot Springs

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BRANCH EVENTS

Sat, Jul 21, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Jul 22, All day

Mon, Jul 23, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
As part of our Summer Reading Program, we are hosting a Teen Get Lit Book Club every Monday at Noon and each month will have a different theme, we will have snacks and beverages available. This program is free and open to ages 13-17 

Wed, Jul 25, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Jul 26, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
As part of our Summer Reading Program, we are teaming up with Desert Care Network, to host a Family Yoga Day on Thursday, July 26 at 6 PM. This event is of course free and open to the public.

Fri, Jul 27, All day

Sat, Jul 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Jul 29, All day

Mon, Jul 30, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
As part of our Summer Reading Program, we are hosting a Teen Get Lit Book Club every Monday at Noon and each month will have a different theme, we will have snacks and beverages available. This program is free and open to ages 13-17 

Wed, Aug 01, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Aug 02, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on Thursday, June 07 2018 at 6:00 PM, for our STEAM Story Time with Betsy. We will have stories to be read, and crafts to be made! So come on down to the Library. This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Aug 03, All day

Sat, Aug 04, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Aug 05, All day

Mon, Aug 06, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
As part of our Summer Reading Program, we are hosting a Teen Get Lit Book Club every Monday at Noon and each month will have a different theme, we will have snacks and beverages available. This program is free and open to ages 13-17 

Wed, Aug 08, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Aug 10, All day

Sat, Aug 11, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Aug 12, All day

Wed, Aug 15, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Aug 16, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us on the third Thursday of every month for Jazz Cafe, Jazz Cafe is a platform for the members of the community to express themselves through any form of talent they possess.We have snacks and refreshments available. This event is free and available to the public.

Fri, Aug 17, All day

Sat, Aug 18, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Aug 19, All day

Wed, Aug 22, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Aug 23, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for STEAM Story Time with Betsy. We will have stories to be read, and crafts to be made! So come on down to the Library. This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Aug 24, All day

Sat, Aug 25, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Aug 26, All day

Wed, Aug 29, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Aug 31, All day

Sat, Sep 01, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Sep 02, All day

Wed, Sep 05, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Sep 07, All day

Sat, Sep 08, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Sep 09, All day

Wed, Sep 12, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Sep 13, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for STEAM Story Time with Betsy. We will have stories to be read, and crafts to be made! So come on down to the Library. This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Sep 14, All day

Sat, Sep 15, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day. We will be showing a movie and will have popcorn! This event is free and open to the public!

Sun, Sep 16, All day

Wed, Sep 19, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:00 PM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!

Library Remodel Closures

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

Sun City Library
March 5, 2018 through
August, 2018

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Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

Closed

Mon, Jul 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jul 19 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 20 Closed
Sat, Jul 21 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Jul 22 Closed

Branch manager
Linda Hulsey-Magness
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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