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BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Thu, May 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Mon, May 27, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed all day in observance of Memorial Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m.

Community room
Tue, May 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12, featuring board and video games; snacks provided. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session.

Tue, May 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Story room
Thu, May 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Mon, Jun 03, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma

Seminar room
Tue, Jun 04, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about how to download ebooks and eaudiobooks using Overdrive and Libby.  Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

Community room
Tue, Jun 04, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Usually first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Join Jiggs Gallagher for a free-wheeling discussion! A limited number of books of the month are available for check-out from the library several weeks before the discussion date. Today's volume: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. All are welcome!

Community room
Tue, Jun 04, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over). Ongoing, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Tue, Jun 04, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Tue, Jun 11, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Seminar room
Tue, Jun 11, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over). Ongoing, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Community room
Tue, Jun 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Kathleen Bjork discusses her book, "My Mother Is Losing Her Memory, and I Am Losing My Mind." Anyone who has faced or will face this issue, will benefit from this discussion! Ms. Bjork, a retired teacher, was the founder of the Friends of the Palm Desert Library, when the library was located on Portola Avenue (before 1996).  

Story room
Wed, Jun 12, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

Community room
Thu, Jun 13, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Popular lecturer Michael Scofield presents an exciting Power Point show on the world's lighthouses. There are very few coastal points around the world that do not have one. The southern-most tip of Africa has a lighthouse funded by the merchants of Bombay (now Mumbai), India.  They had a financial interest in the trading ships making it around the Cape of Good Hope safely. Includes an introduction to navigational aids and the history of light sources, as well as east and west coast U.S. lighthouses, and those on the Great Lakes.

Community room
Tue, Jun 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over). Ongoing, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Tue, Jun 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Community room
Wed, Jun 19, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Twinkle Time Band--Music, Art, and Dance! Start your children (ages 12 and under) right with reading this summer! Prizes, games, and the world of reading await them. Special entertainment as well.

Community room
Thu, Jun 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Most Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Thu, Jun 20, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
It's showtime at your library! Kickoff program for the summer.Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Card to win valuable prizes for reading, and take part in our STEM activities. For ages 12-18. Runs through June and July.

Community room
Mon, Jun 24, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1955) Alfred Hitchcock's Hollywood color remake of his 1934 B/W English production about the abduction of an American couple's son in Morocco and a web of international intrigue, culminating in a suspenseful concert in London's Royal Albert Hall! Starring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day (who sings the memorable song, "Que Sera Sera"). Running time: 2 hours.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels are welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Community room
Tue, Jun 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over). Ongoing, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Community room
Wed, Jun 26, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Joseph Peck performs Caribbean music! Start your children (ages 12 and under) right with reading this summer! Prizes, games, and the world of reading await them. Special entertainment as well.

Community room
Thu, Jun 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Most Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Thu, Jun 27, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
It's showtime at your library!Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Card to win valuable prizes for reading, and take part in our STEM activities. For ages 12-18. Runs through June and July.

Community room
Mon, Jul 01, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, Jul 02, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using "eresources," ebooks and our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift!

Community room
Tue, Jul 02, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Usually first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Join Jiggs Gallagher for a free-wheeling discussion! A limited number of books of the month are available for check-out from the library several weeks before the discussion date. Today's volume: "The Golden State" by Ben Winter.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 02, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Thu, Jul 04, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed all day today, in observance of Independence Day. It will reopen on Friday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 09, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Community room
Wed, Jul 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Arty Loon--a children's favorite! Juggling, puppetry and grand illusions! Start your children (ages 12 and under) right with reading this summer! Prizes, games, and the world of reading await them. 

Community room
Thu, Jul 11, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
It's showtime at your library! Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Card to win valuable prizes for reading, and take part in our STEM activities. For ages 12-18.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 16, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Community room
Wed, Jul 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Ladies & Gentlemen, boys & girls it's time to start Showtime At Your Library! Lights, Camera, Animals!! Animals are acrobats, high flyers, & magicians all on their own. Join Pacific Animal Productions as we highlight the natural stars and talents across the animal kingdom. It is sure to be a fun and entertaining time full of information, excitement and audience participation! Start your children (ages 12 and under) right with reading this summer! Prizes, games, and the world of reading await them. 

Community room
Thu, Jul 18, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
It's showtime at your library! Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Card to win valuable prizes for reading, and take part in our STEM activities. For ages 12-18.

Community room
Mon, Jul 22, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
"Toy Story 2" (1999) When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye. This one is for the kids! Directed by John Lasseter and Ash Brannon. Disney Pixar. Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Nuview Library

GRAND OPENING
June 13, 2019 at 3:30pm

Library Holiday Closure

Memorial Day
May 27, 2019

Independence Day
July 4, 2019

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 5:00PM

Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Julia Schumacher (Interim)
Address
73-300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert
California 92260
Tel: (760) 346-6552
Fax: (760) 341-7862

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
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
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
Brainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
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!
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
Cultures and Religion
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
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
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
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
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

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
Download digital magazines with rb digital
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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