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Classroom
Sun, Sep 24, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Participants of this 6-week program will explore rhythm, beats, and expressions through the art of DJ-ing.

This is a 6-week program for ages 13 to 17. Registration is required. Please call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up.


Children's Area
Sun, Sep 24, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use!
For all ages.
Sign-ups are required so call the library at 760-564-4767 today!


Classroom
Mon, Sep 25, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
La Quinta Reads Book Club (Adults) Select Mondays at 11:30am Join us for a lively book talk! Register at the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and view the book list or call the Library.


Children's Area
Tue, Sep 26, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Sep 26, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Sep 26, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
This month's book is A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz.

The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book!

Classroom
Wed, Sep 27, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
What would Harry Potter be without Hermione? 

Join us as we imagine what our favorite fictional worlds would be without the women in them - and remind ourselves that that world is happening right now. We will be watching a film highlighting some of the effects of the global girls education crisis followed by a discussion of how this crisis affects everyone and what we can do.
For ages 8+

Children's Area
Thu, Sep 28, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for stories, songs, and a craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Sep 28, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Sep 28, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Sep 29, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join us as we discuss "This One Summer" by Mariko Tamaki, the top challenged book of 2016. We'll discuss why it has been challenged, book censorship, and more.

For ages 13 and up.


Children's Area
Sat, Sep 30, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sun, Oct 01, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Participants of this 6-week program will explore rhythm, beats, and expressions through the art of DJ-ing.

This is a 6-week program for ages 13 to 17. Registration is required. Please call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up.


Children's Area
Tue, Oct 03, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 03, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Come and watch the chilling, psychological thriller "The Sixth Sense" starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. For ages 18 and up.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 03, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 03, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get a little dirty! We're bringing back our annual Pumpkin Carving Party where we'll be pulling out seeds and making jack-o-lanterns.
Visit the Children's Desk to register. Limited to the first 15 tweens. 
Exclusively for ages 9-12.


Classroom
Tue, Oct 03, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Classroom
Wed, Oct 04, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Join us as we discuss "1984" by George Orwell. For ages 18 and up.

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Children's Area
Wed, Oct 04, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 05, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for stories, songs, and a craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 05, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Oct 05, 4:00PM - 6:00PM

10 young local artisans share their functional, homemade crafts and artwork. The exhibition will be on the La Quinta Library Patio. Open to anyone 12 and under. Applications are extended until September 30.

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Thu, Oct 05, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Thu, Oct 05, 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Join us at the Old Town Tap Room to grab a pint and listen to some spooky tales as told by members of Green Room Theatre Company. Bring a friend and don't forget your photo ID!
This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. Note: this event is expected to last for about an hour or so, but if we're having fun .who knows?

This program is part of La Quinta Library's Booktoberfest, a celebration of books, beer, and good cheer. For more Booktoberfest 2017 events, click here.

*Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can't exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Children's Area
Sat, Oct 07, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sat, Oct 07, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.  

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Classroom
Sun, Oct 08, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Participants of this 6-week program will explore rhythm, beats, and expressions through the art of DJ-ing.

This is a 6-week program for ages 13 to 17. Registration is required. Please call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up.


Children's Area
Tue, Oct 10, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 10, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 10, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

This month's book is "Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures" by Maggie Stiefvater. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

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Classroom
Tue, Oct 10, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

This month's topic is "Sex, Intimacy, and Cancer." Join Dr. Judy Jackson for a look at cancer and sexual health. She will discuss how you and your partner can remain close when facing cancer of the breast, prostate, colon, rectum or gynecological system. 

Call (800) 491-4990 to reserve your spot and for more information.

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Classroom
Tue, Oct 10, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Tue, Oct 10, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Join our newest book club! We'll read a mix of young adult and crossover adult books. Intrigued? See the Adult Reference Desk for more info and to sign up. For ages 18 and older.

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Children's Area
Wed, Oct 11, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pajama Tales will be held on the patio (weather permitting) so bring blankets and a sweater!

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Children's Area
Thu, Oct 12, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for stories, songs, and a craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 12, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Oct 12, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Thu, Oct 12, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Have you ever wondered how to brew your own beer at home? Join the Coachella Valley Homebrewers Club at the La Quinta Public Library for "Homebrew 101 + Tasting". Topics will include history of beer, laws governing alcohol production for home consumption, and beer production, including the engineering, chemistry, science, and biology involved. Stick around for a sampling of some homebrews as well!

This event will be for ages 21 and up and IDs will be checked at the door. 


This program is free, but you must reserve a spot at Eventbrite.com.

Search "LQ Library Booktoberfest: Homebrew 101".

Reservations open September 12. Program is limited to 40 participants.


This event is part of La Quinta Library's Booktoberfest 2017: a celebration of books, beer and good cheer. For more Booktoberfest 2017 events, click here.


Classroom
Fri, Oct 13, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Think (ages 13-17) Fridays at 4:00pm Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Sat, Oct 14, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sun, Oct 15, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Participants of this 6-week program will explore rhythm, beats, and expressions through the art of DJ-ing.

This is a 6-week program for ages 13 to 17. Registration is required. Please call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up.


Sun, Oct 15, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

At this workshop we will write and examine the elements of our literary creations. Registration is required, call the Library. For ages 13-17.

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Children's Area
Tue, Oct 17, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 17, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Kelly DeGeare, author of "Hanging by a God Thread," will discuss her book and its publication at the library, with a Q&A and "meet and greet" afterwards. Ms. DeGeare's story is about overcoming adversity with the help of her faith in God. 

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Children's Area
Tue, Oct 17, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Join our tween creative writing club! Registration required. Exclusive to 9-12 year olds.

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Classroom
Tue, Oct 17, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Classroom
Wed, Oct 18, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Social Media Basics II: More advanced session to learn about Twitter & Instagram. After the introduction, we'll give you tips to help you. Bring your own device. This program is for adults ages 55 and up.

Children's Area
Wed, Oct 18, 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Bring the whole family to learn about emergency preparedness, earthquake, and fire safety with special guest Zander Johnston, the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the City of La Quinta. Firemen with The La Quinta Fire Department will also be joining in us for this special evening! 

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Children's Area
Thu, Oct 19, 11:00AM - 11:45AM

Ms. Sarah will have a special storytime to celebrate "Read for the Record!" a campaign which gathers over 2 million people together around the world to read the same book on the same day. This year's book is Quackers by Liz Wong. For ages 2-5.



Classroom
Thu, Oct 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

This month's topic is "Why Sleep Matters: The Impact of Sleep and Sleep Loss" presented by Dr. Yani Lu. 

Call (760) 423-4855 to reserve your spot or go online to emc.org/calendar.

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Thu, Oct 19, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Thu, Oct 19, 5:30PM - 6:45PM

Test your trivia skills at this librarian-hosted trivia night on the lawn in Old Town La Quinta. Bring a picnic blanket and a group of 4! For ages 21 and up.


Registration is not required. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Note: this event is expected to last for about an hour or so, but if we're having fun .who knows?


This event is part of La Quinta Library's Booktoberfest 2017: a celebration of books, beer and good cheer. For more Booktoberfest 2017 events, click here.




Classroom
Fri, Oct 20, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
We don't just read and discuss books for this club but also read articles or listen to podcast episodes (we promise they'll be short!). 

See the Adult Reference Desk for each month's materials and if you have any questions or suggestions!

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Pumpkin Day! Enjoy spooky stories, games, a craft*, a costume contest & more! Kids, bring your own bag for candy stations*! All ages welcome. *As supplies last for the first 150 kids!

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Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Oct 21, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Sun, Oct 22, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Participants of this 6-week program will explore rhythm, beats, and expressions through the art of DJ-ing.

This is a 6-week program for ages 13 to 17. Registration is required. Please call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up.


Adult Section
Sun, Oct 22, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

At this workshop we will write and examine the elements of our literary creations. Registration is required, call the Library at 760-564-4767. For ages 18 and older.

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Classroom
Mon, Oct 23, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
La Quinta Reads Book Club (Adults) Select Mondays at 11:30am Sign up to read one of the books on our list or just come and tell us about whatever you've been reading!

Register at the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and view the book list or call the Library. For ages 18 and older.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 24, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This month's topic is "Edible Gardening with Permaculture Design" with Master Gardener Susan Krings.

Learn how to establish a reliable edible garden based on perennials, applicable to container gardening on the patio and expansion to an entire landscape.

(Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers)


Children's Area
Tue, Oct 24, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 24, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

This month's book is "Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures" by Maggie Stiefvater. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

Click here for more events!


Classroom
Tue, Oct 24, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Thu, Oct 26, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Oct 26, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Thu, Oct 26, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Can you escape from Doctor Jekyll's Laboratory, Sherlock's Study, and Dracula's castle? Test your intellect and teamwork! For ages 18 and up.

This program is free, but you MUST call the Library to sign up for a time slot.


This event is part of La Quinta Library's Booktoberfest 2017: a celebration of books, beer and good cheer. For more Booktoberfest 2017 events, click here.



Classroom
Fri, Oct 27, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Children's Area
Sat, Oct 28, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Children's Area
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use!
For all ages.
Sign-ups are required so call the library at 760-564-4767 today!


Children's Area
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Oct 31, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Oct 31, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Nov 01, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 02, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 02, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Sat, Nov 04, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sat, Nov 04, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.  

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 07, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 07, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Nov 07, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Nov 08, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pajama Tales will be held on the patio (weather permitting) so bring blankets and a sweater!

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Children's Area
Thu, Nov 09, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 09, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Nov 09, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Nov 10, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Think (ages 13-17) Fridays at 4:00pm Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 14, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Nov 14, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & a repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Nov 14, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Thu, Nov 16, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Nov 16, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Nov 16, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Nov 18, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Nov 18, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Mon, Nov 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Classroom
Tue, Nov 21, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Click here for more library events!


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We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM

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Tue, Sep 19 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Sep 21 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
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Branch manager
Sue Duran
Address
78-275 Calle Tampico
La Quinta
California 92253
Tel: (760) 564-4767
Fax: (760) 771-0237
Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.  

Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.

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