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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Community room
Tue, Jan 24, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Story room
Wed, Jan 25, 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Stories, songs, games, and make-and-eat edible craft! Open to all ages.

Story room
Thu, Jan 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, puppets, songs, & crafts. Ideal for Pre-Ks to socialize & interact with others. Ages 2-5.

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Ramirez presents and discusses his recipes and serves samples. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net.

Community room
Thu, Jan 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Compete with or against friends using the day's secret theme... The top 3 winners will win a prize! Open to grades 4-12! Free!

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Talented pianist and arranger Wayne Abravanel, a local favorite, performs "Let's Go to the Movies," The Music of MGM. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net

Community room
Mon, Jan 30, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Story room
Mon, Jan 30, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Tue, Jan 31, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Community room
Wed, Feb 01, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Join us at the library for "Kung Fu Panda 3"! This event is free and open to all ages.

Story room
Thu, Feb 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, puppets, songs, & crafts. Ideal for Pre-Ks to socialize & interact with others. Ages 2-5.

Thu, Feb 02, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Cardas and her guest will present and discuss recipes and serve samples. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net.

Community room
Thu, Feb 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Join us at the library to watch "Star Trek Beyond." Open to grades 6-12! Free!

Community room
Mon, Feb 06, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Story room
Mon, Feb 06, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Mon, Feb 06, 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Had he lived, James Dean would be 85 in early February 2017! This story of teenagers in the 1950s is his signature film. Also stars Natalie Wood.

Community room
Mon, Feb 06, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Relax, de-stress, decompress. This easy meditation class is led by Vib Verma in the library's Community Room.

Community room
Tue, Feb 07, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a lively discussion of "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure. Free! In the Meeting Room. Summary:The Paris Architect is a 2013 novel by Charles Belfoure and the author's debut in fiction writing. It follows the story of a French architect Lucien Bernard who is paid to create temporary hiding places for Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris.

Community room
Tue, Feb 07, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Community room
Wed, Feb 08, 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Open to Pre-K's through 5th graders. Use your imagination to create and build. Legos are provided.

Story room
Thu, Feb 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, puppets, songs, & crafts. Ideal for Pre-Ks to socialize & interact with others. Ages 2-5.

Community room
Thu, Feb 09, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Irish-Canadian novelist Patrick Taylor, M.D., discusses his many novels and introduces a new work, "An Irish Country Cookbook," in which he tells stories of his native Northern Ireland in addition to presenting the recipes.

Sun, Feb 12, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Singer Rose Mallett presents a program of jazz favorites. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net.

Story room
Mon, Feb 13, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Tue, Feb 14, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Community room
Wed, Feb 15, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join us for "tea," cookies, cakes, candies, and a "beary" special craft. With songs, stories, activities, and more! Open to children grades Pre-K through 5.

Story room
Thu, Feb 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, puppets, songs, & crafts. Ideal for Pre-Ks to socialize & interact with others. Ages 2-5.

Thu, Feb 16, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Patel will present and discuss her recipes and serve samples. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Singer and guitarist David Harris, Story-teller in Song, presents jazz, country folk and rock favorites. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net.

Community room
Tue, Feb 21, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Write On is a group for book authors, would-be authors, and those who appreciate them! Mystery writer Elmore Leonard shares his story-writing process on video, followed by a live presentation by Colton author Michael Anderson of his experiences writing, self-publishing and self-marketing a book on the aging of the Baby Boom generation. Share, your own writing with the group!

Community room
Tue, Feb 21, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Story room
Wed, Feb 22, 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Stories, songs, games, and make-and-eat edible craft! Open to all ages.

Story room
Thu, Feb 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Stories, puppets, songs, & crafts. Ideal for Pre-Ks to socialize & interact with others. Ages 2-5.

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Garza will present and discuss her recipes and serve samples. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net.

Community room
Thu, Feb 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Compete with or against friends using the day's secret theme... The top 3 winners will win a prize! Open to grades 4-12! Free!

Sun, Feb 26, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Guitarist Milton Merlos presents the music of Spain. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net.

Community room
Mon, Feb 27, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Story room
Mon, Feb 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Siblings welcome.

Community room
Tue, Feb 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Sun, Mar 05, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
The popular Gay Men's Chorus of Palm Springs ends the Sunday Sounds series with a variety of popular music arranged for male voices. Presented by the Palm Desert Library at the Palm Desert Community Center at 43-900 San Pablo. Come early for the best seat! Call: 760-346-6552 or email: jiggs.gallagher@rivlib.net

Community room
Tue, Mar 07, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a discussion of Elie Wiesel's "Night". Free! In the Meeting Room. Summary: Night (1960) is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944-1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War.

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We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Mon, Jan 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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

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