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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 18, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! Todays class is about FREE ebooks through Overdrive.

Community room
Tue, Sep 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share.

Community room
Tue, Sep 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Ebooks for Teens!  Come see how to get your FREE Ebooks through Overdrive.

Story room
Thu, Sep 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Sep 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"Mediation and Its Role in Communication." Communication Expert Fred Jandt, former dean of the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino and current elected Trustee of the College of the Desert, will speak on this timely topic.

Fri, Sep 21, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
The library is closed for Riverside Country Library System's annual All Staff Training Day in Riverside. It will open again on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Sep 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Sep 24, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"My Favorite Year" (1982), starring Peter O'Toole, Jessica Harper and Joseph Bologna. The madcap world of 1950s live TV. Directed by Richard Benjamin. MGM. 1 hour & 32 minutes.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 25, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Palm Desert Library has an awesome resource called Career Transitions.  So helpful for finding a job!

Community room
Tue, Sep 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
For ages 11-17.  We plan on showing off our eResource called Career Transitions.  Find a job, create a resume or just get tips about employment.  We will also have a craft to bring home! 

Story room
Thu, Sep 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Oct 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Mon, Oct 01, 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Art Workshop for teens  (ages 12 to 18), taught by Marguerite Taxner. Beginners or advanced--paint under instruction with acrylics. Your kids will take home the work they complete during the session! RESERVATION REQUIRED--call 760-346-6552, ext. 4212, or sign up at the library's Circulation Desk. Attendance limited to 10. All equipment (paints, brushes, canvas, etc.) provided at no charge.

Community room
Tue, Oct 02, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library!   Come learn how to use our catalog, request and item, and manage your account.

Community room
Tue, Oct 02, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hooked on Books (Book Club) takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Limited copies of the months discussion book are available at the Reference Desk for several weeks before the date.

Community room
Tue, Oct 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activites.

Story room
Thu, Oct 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Oct 04, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Computer IT expert Michael Scofield opines on a timely subject, with his distinctive PowerPoint presentation. New England is different from 40 years ago. So is the Deep South. Different presidential candidates attract different kinds of voters. This presentation employs lots of colorful maps, depicting how America has changed since Abraham Lincoln.

Mon, Oct 08, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Columbus Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.

Community room
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library! We have a new device called Oculus Rift. Come learn about virtual reality!

Community room
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Community room
Wed, Oct 10, 6:00PM - 6:30PM
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!

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

Story room
Mon, Oct 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library! Come learn about FREE eaudiobooks and emagazines from our library.  RB Digital is awesome!

Community room
Tue, Oct 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share.

Community room
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Community room
Thu, Oct 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Oct 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Mon, Oct 22, 2:00PM - 4:15PM
"Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), comedy starring Robin Williams and Sally Field. A man goes to great lengths to be with his children, and finds new things about himself. Among the late actor's finest work! Directed by Chris Columbus. 20th Century Fox; 2 hours & 5 minutes.

Tue, Oct 23, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Sorry no Tech Tuesday this week.  Check back next week to learn about GOODREADS!  Social media about books!

Community room
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Story room
Thu, Oct 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Sat, Oct 27, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for some Halloween-related fun in the Community Room, from noon to 2 p.m. Come in costume! Play some games! Do crafts! Ages 12 and under.

Story room
Mon, Oct 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Make a real pumpkin jack-o-lantern! Grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Nov 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Nov 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Mon, Nov 05, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, Nov 06, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays are all about technology.  Come today and learn about our resource called Ancestry Library Edition.  Find your families!

Community room
Tue, Nov 06, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group. Today's volume: "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Limited number of books available at the Reference desk several weeks before the discussion day.

Community room
Tue, Nov 06, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of activities, games, snacks and fun for teens ages 12 to 18.

Story room
Thu, Nov 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Nov 08, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Local author Melody Fleming reads from and discusses her book, "Laffing Matters: A Grouch Prevention Handbook." You'll be in stitches at this event, learning about the healing properties of laughter and how to develop and encourage laughter in your life.

Mon, Nov 12, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Veterans Day. It will re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13.

Seminar room
Tue, Nov 13, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays are about learning new technology.  Come see and use out new Oculus Rift! (Virtual Reality)

Community room
Tue, Nov 13, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of activities, games, snacks and fun for teens ages 12 to 18.

Story room
Wed, Nov 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Every second Wednesday of the month. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

Story room
Thu, Nov 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Sat, Nov 17, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us for Thanksgiving themed stories and crafts, all of which should evoke the sense of the beauty of autumn beyond the desert heat! Ages 12 and under.

Library Move Closure

Coachella Library
Closed as of August 29, 2018
Grand Opening in October 6, 2018
1500 Main Street, Coachella

Library Remodel Closure

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

We're closed Friday September 21
Mon, Sep 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Sep 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Sep 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Sep 21 Closed
(Closed for All Staff Day training.)
Sat, Sep 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 23 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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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.
Scholastic Countries Collection
Scholastic Countries CollectionCountries Collection for Ages 9 - 13. Explore a destination today.
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

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