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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Nov 19, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
After School Craft Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm,  Create a new craft every week!Martes de manualidades 3:30-4:30 pm,Crea una nueva manualidad cada semana.

Wed, Nov 20, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Estas interesado en practicar y mejorar sus habilidades en ingles? La Biblioteca de Thousand Palms ofreceraclases de ingles comenzando el 2 de octubre. Para mas informacion o para registrarse llame al 760-343-1556Are you interested in practicing and improving your English skills? The Thousand Palms Library will offer English classes starting on October 2. For more information or to register call 760-343-1556

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Computer Basics Wednesdays from 6-7 pmLearn basic computer skillsFundamentos de computacin Miércoles de 6-7 pmAprenda computación básica.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Bilingual Pre-K Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 am, Join us for stories and activitiesHora de cuentos bilingue para Pre-K a las 10:30 am, únete a nosotros para escuchar historias y divertirte con las actividades.

Thu, Nov 21, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Adult Group Painting, Thursday September 19th at 1 pm. Join our amateur adult group painting where we will have fun, socialize and attempt to recreate the same image.Pintar Para Adultos,  Jueves 19 de Septiembre a las 1 pm. Únete a nuestra grupo de pintura amateur para adultos donde nos divertiremos, socializaremos e intentaremos recrear la misma imagen.

Sat, Nov 23, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Afternoon MovieCome join us for popcorn and movie every Saturday at 12:00 pmPelicula de la tardeVen y únete a nosotros para palomitas y películas todos los sábados a las 12:00 p.m.

Wed, Nov 27, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Nov 27, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Estas interesado en practicar y mejorar sus habilidades en ingles? La Biblioteca de Thousand Palms ofreceraclases de ingles comenzando el 2 de octubre. Para mas informacion o para registrarse llame al 760-343-1556Are you interested in practicing and improving your English skills? The Thousand Palms Library will offer English classes starting on October 2. For more information or to register call 760-343-1556

Thu, Nov 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Bilingual Pre-K Storytime Thursdays at 10:30 am, Join us for stories and activitiesHora de cuentos bilingue para Pre-K a las 10:30 am, únete a nosotros para escuchar historias y divertirte con las actividades.

Wed, Dec 04, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Estas interesado en practicar y mejorar sus habilidades en ingles? La Biblioteca de Thousand Palms ofreceraclases de ingles comenzando el 2 de octubre. Para mas informacion o para registrarse llame al 760-343-1556Are you interested in practicing and improving your English skills? The Thousand Palms Library will offer English classes starting on October 2. For more information or to register call 760-343-1556

Wed, Dec 11, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Dec 11, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Estas interesado en practicar y mejorar sus habilidades en ingles? La Biblioteca de Thousand Palms ofreceraclases de ingles comenzando el 2 de octubre. Para mas informacion o para registrarse llame al 760-343-1556Are you interested in practicing and improving your English skills? The Thousand Palms Library will offer English classes starting on October 2. For more information or to register call 760-343-1556

Wed, Dec 18, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Dec 18, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Estas interesado en practicar y mejorar sus habilidades en ingles? La Biblioteca de Thousand Palms ofreceraclases de ingles comenzando el 2 de octubre. Para mas informacion o para registrarse llame al 760-343-1556Are you interested in practicing and improving your English skills? The Thousand Palms Library will offer English classes starting on October 2. For more information or to register call 760-343-1556

Thu, Dec 19, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Adult Group Painting, Thursday September 19th at 1 pm. Join our amateur adult group painting where we will have fun, socialize and attempt to recreate the same image.Pintar Para Adultos,  Jueves 19 de Septiembre a las 1 pm. Únete a nuestra grupo de pintura amateur para adultos donde nos divertiremos, socializaremos e intentaremos recrear la misma imagen.

Wed, Jan 08, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

Wed, Jan 15, 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Join us for stories and activities. Diversion despues de la escuela. 

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

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Nov 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 Closed
Sat, Nov 23 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Nov 24 Closed

Branch manager
Lara Reyes
Address
31189 Robert Rd.
Thousand Palms
California 92276
Tel: (760) 343-1556
Fax: (760) 343-0957

Library Service in Thousand Palms started as two Bookmobile stops:  the Post Office and Tri Palms Mobile Home Park.  In February 1994, a Volunteer Library Station was dedicated in the Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building.  Offering three afternoons of service, the staff consisted of volunteers and the books were donated from other branch libraries - many older and worn copies.  The shared space was also used to serve senior lunches.

 

Dedicated in September 2006, the current 5,484 sq. ft. facility was built by Riverside County Economic Development Agency.   Located adjacent to the Community Center, the library serves as a centralized hub for residents, as well as visitors.  Fundraising by dedicated Building Fund Volunteers provided additional revenue for wireless Internet connectivity and several upgrades in library furnishings.  Named after Art Samson, the tireless leader of the Building Fund and Friends group, this community library prides itself in offering quality materials and programs for all ages


Featured Resources

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Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
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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
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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
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