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BRANCH EVENTS

Seminar room
Tue, Nov 19, 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).

Community room
Tue, Nov 19, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. For teens in grades 6 - 12. Video and board games, help with homework, refreshments.

Story room
Thu, Nov 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Community room
Thu, Nov 21, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Have you ever had the chance to decide the fate of another person? What would you do? In the real-life cases presented, you will be the judge and jury--making the ultimate decision between right and wrong. At the end of each case you will find out what really happened. Today's discussion: The 1980s murder of Sunny von Bulow and the trial of her husband, Claus. Must be 18 or older to participate.

Thu, Nov 21, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Bring your own computer, tablet, phone, etc., or use a library laptop. You'll have a 30-minute session with a Reference librarian. Call 760-346-6552, ext. 4206 for an appointment (REQUIRED).

Community room
Sat, Nov 23, 1:00PM - 4:30PM
November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo! The goal of "Come Write-In" is to help you finish or seriously start writing a novel. We provide the space, you provide the creativity. Join other aspiring novelists in writing! Bring your laptop, pen & paper or quill & parchment. Refreshments are OK. No registration required; just drop-in and join the fun. Must be 13 or older to participate. The program will run November 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Story room
Mon, Nov 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Nov 25, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
The Pentagon Papers cover-up that spanned four U.S. presidents pushed Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and her hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee, to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Directed by Stephen Spielberg. 20th Century Fox. Running time: 1 hour & 56 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Nov 26, 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).

Thu, Nov 28, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day. It is also closed all day Friday, November 29. It will re-open on Saturday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

Fri, Nov 29, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
The library is closed for the post-Thanksgiving Day observance. It will re-open on Saturday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Dec 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Dec 02, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Adults (18 and above) Join expert crafter Randy Gallagher in creating exquisite 3-D holiday cards for your special friends and loved ones! This 2-1/2 hour session will provide all materials. Limited to 10 people; RSVP is a must. Very popular last year! Call 760-346-6552, ext. 4212 and leave a message with your name and phone number. 1 p.m.

Story room
Thu, Dec 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Dec 05, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Chef's Table returns for the 2019-20 series, kicking off with Chef AJ, a popular teacher and cook, with delicious tastings to serve all who attend. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Sun, Dec 08, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sunday Sounds returns for the 2019-20 season, with a popular Los Angeles singer of standards. With a smooth baritone, Kurt Reichenbach brings his special interpretation of holiday tunes to kick off the season. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!).

Story room
Mon, Dec 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Story room
Thu, Dec 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Story room
Mon, Dec 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Story room
Thu, Dec 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Story room
Mon, Dec 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Wed, Dec 25, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Christmas Day. It will re-open on Thursday, December 26 at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Dec 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Story room
Mon, Jan 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Story room
Mon, Jan 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

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

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Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Nov 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Nov 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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

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Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
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
BrainfuseBrainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica EscolarAquí usted encontrará diversos documentos y enlaces útiles sobre la educación y su evolución constante en la era digital.
Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
Britannica SchoolThe search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
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
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
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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
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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