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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Sun, Mar 26, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

CLASSICS ON STAGE: Play Reading Series, is a presentation of Desert Theatreworks. The free staged reading of "Our American Cousin" (the LAST play Abraham Lincoln ever saw!) is presented as a gift to the community. The event will take place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Lance Phillips-Martinez at 760-980-1455 or lance@dtworks.org.



Community room
Mon, Mar 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, Mar 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Mar 27, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Author Kathryn Slattery talks about her book, "Immigrant Soldier: The Story of a Richie Boy."

Community room
Tue, Mar 28, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 28, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCORE provides free counseling to new small business entrepreneurs.

Community room
Wed, Mar 29, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Dennis Daily recounts his career in radio journalism, beginning in his home state of Indiana, then as a reporter, editor and anchor for United Press International (UPI) in Washington, DC, and later UPI bureau chief in Los Angeles. He also served as national religion editor for UPI. Now living in Palm Springs, he has worked in local radio news in the Coachella Valley.

Story room
Thu, Mar 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Thu, Mar 30, 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, Apr 02, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

CLASSICS ON STAGE: Play Reading Series is a free presentation of Desert Theatreworks. "The Marriage of Figaro" is the original play on which Mozart's opera was later based. It will be read by actors from Desert Theatreworks. The performance takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. No reservations required; seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Lance Phillips-Martinez at 760-980-1455, or lance@dtworks.org.



Community room
Mon, Apr 03, 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, Apr 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

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

Community room
Tue, Apr 04, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a discussion of "The Road to Character" by David Brooks. Free! In the Meeting Room. Summary: Brooks book focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "résumé virtues"-achieving wealth, fame, and status-and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed.

Seminar room
Tue, Apr 04, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCORE provides free counseling to new small business entrepreneurs.

Community room
Wed, Apr 05, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Patrick Evans, popular chief meteorologist for CBS Local 2, shares his experiences in TV weather, currently in the Coachella Valley and also in Orange County and his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. He's also an irrepressible fan of Frank Sinatra!

Community room
Wed, Apr 05, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Come join in the fun of creating with Legos!

Story room
Thu, Apr 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Fri, Apr 07, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

In celebration of National Poetry Month, author Anna Mosca discusses two of her books, "California Notebooks, Volumes I and II."


Sun, Apr 09, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
CLASSICS ON STAGE: Play Reading Series, is a staged reading of the classic Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen's play, "An Enemy of the People," about environmental damage, honesty and morality in civic affairs. It is translated into English by American playwright Arthur Miller. Actors from Desert Theatreworks will present the free program at Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. No reservations are required; first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Lance Phillips-Martinez, 760-980-1455, or lance@dtworks.org.

Community room
Mon, Apr 10, 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, Apr 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Apr 10, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Monday Movie Matinee presents Sydney Pollack's comedy "Tootsie" (1982), starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr. 116 minutes.

Seminar room
Tue, Apr 11, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCORE provides free counseling to new small business entrepreneurs.

Wed, Apr 12, 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Bring the whole family for stories, games, snacks, surprises and FUN at the library!

Story room
Thu, Apr 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Apr 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Apr 17, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, Apr 18, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Write On! is a group for writers and those who want to be. Meets every third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Today's guest author is Nelson Gist, local author of the book, "Is Capitalism Forever?" Bring examples of your writing to share with the group.

Seminar room
Tue, Apr 18, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCORE provides free counseling to new small business entrepreneurs.

Community room
Wed, Apr 19, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Public radio newsman Ken Vincent covered the news for most of his career in Seattle for KUOW-FM. Early in his career, he reported the Mt. St. Helen's volcano eruption in 1980 from near the site. He is now news director for KVCR-FM in San Bernardino, commuting there daily from his home in Palm Springs. His talk ends the series, "Behind the Camera, Behind the Microphone."

Community room
Wed, Apr 19, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Come share in the movie called Moana.

Story room
Thu, Apr 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Apr 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Seminar room
Tue, Apr 25, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
SCORE provides free counseling to new small business entrepreneurs.

Story room
Wed, Apr 26, 5:30AM - 7:00PM
Come enjoy stories, songs and craft with food.  This month we celebrate EARTH DAY.

Story room
Thu, Apr 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Thu, Apr 27, 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!

Story room
Mon, May 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, May 02, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a discussion of "The Children Act" by Ian McEwan. Free! In the Meeting Room. Summary: Fiona Maye is a respected High Court Judge specializing in Family Law and living in Gray's Inn Square. Though outwardly successful, in her private life she must contend with the regret of childlessness and the announcement by her husband -jack that he is about to embark on an affair. Meanwhile she is called upon to rule in the case of Adam, a seventeen-year-old boy with leukemia who refuses a blood transfusion as a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Story room
Thu, May 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, May 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, May 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, May 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, May 16, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Write On! is for writers and those who want to be. Today's speaker is writer, blogger and inspirational speaker Tammy Bleck, talking about "blog writing." Share examples of your own writing with the group!

Story room
Thu, May 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, May 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

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Palm Desert
California 92260
Tel: (760) 346-6552
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