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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Thu, Mar 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.


Sat, Apr 01, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Instant one-on-one computer and tech support.  Take a 1/2 hour session with one of our technical guides.  We can help answer questions about your device; lap top, tablet, android, iPhone and E-readers.  Please call  or stop by the library to register as space is limited.

Wed, Apr 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn the basics of computers during this hour session. What is a mouse, what is a keyboard, how do I turn on a computer? All these questions will be answered. Space is limited. Register at the Library or call for more info.


Wed, Apr 05, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. You will learn how to start a document or letter. How to change the font and size and what other gadgets the Word Program has. Please register at the check-out desk. Space is limited.

Thu, Apr 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.


Sat, Apr 08, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Instant one-on-one computer and tech support.  Take a 1/2 hour session with one of our technical guides.  We can help answer questions about your device; lap top, tablet, android, iPhone and E-readers.  Please call  or stop by the library to register as space is limited.

Wed, Apr 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn the basics of internet searching during this hour session. What is a search engine? Where can I find tax forms? How can I search for someone or something? Space is limited. Register at the checkout desk. For more info please call the Library.


Wed, Apr 12, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn what all the gadgets do and how to setup formulas. Register at the check-out desk. Space is limited. For more info, please contact the Library.

Thu, Apr 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.


Sat, Apr 15, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Instant one-on-one computer and tech support.  Take a 1/2 hour session with one of our technical guides.  We can help answer questions about your device; lap top, tablet, android, iPhone and E-readers.  Please call  or stop by the library to register as space is limited.

Sat, Apr 15, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon as we watch "Moana". Free popcorn!

Wed, Apr 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Need help setting up and email account? This class is just right for you. You will learn the basics of setting up an email account, how to write an email, how to send an email and how to set up your contact list. Space is limited. Please sign up at the library or call for more info.


Wed, Apr 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. You will learn how to setup a slide show and what the different gadgets for PowerPoint do. Space is limited. Register at the check-out desk. For more info, please call the Library.

Thu, Apr 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Wed, May 03, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. You will learn how to start a document or letter. How to change the font and size and what other gadgets the Word Program has. Please register at the check-out desk. Space is limited.

Wed, May 03, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Learn the basics of computers during this hour session. What is a mouse, what is a keyboard, how do I turn on a computer? All these questions will be answered. Space is limited. Register at the Library or call for more info.

Thu, May 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, May 06, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Instant one-on-one computer and tech support.  Take a 1/2 hour session with one of our technical guides.  We can help answer questions about your device; lap top, tablet, android, iPhone and E-readers.  Please call  or stop by the library to register as space is limited

Wed, May 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn what all the gadgets do and how to setup formulas. Register at the check-out desk. Space is limited. For more info, please contact the Library.

Wed, May 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Learn the basics of internet searching during this hour session. What is a search engine? Where can I find tax forms? How can I search for someone or something? Space is limited. Register at the checkout desk. For more info please call the Library.

Thu, May 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, May 13, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Instant one-on-one computer and tech support.  Take a 1/2 hour session with one of our technical guides.  We can help answer questions about your device; lap top, tablet, android, iPhone and E-readers.  Please call  or stop by the library to register as space is limited

Wed, May 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. You will learn how to setup a slide show and what the different gadgets for PowerPoint do. Space is limited. Register at the check-out desk. For more info, please call the Library.

Wed, May 17, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need help setting up and email account? This class is just right for you. You will learn the basics of setting up an email account, how to write an email, how to send an email and how to set up your contact list. Space is limited. Please sign up at the library or call for more info.

Thu, May 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning for some magical stories and enchanting crafts. For children ages 2-5. Acompaña a Ms. Esme cada jueves por la mañana a escuchar cuentos magicos y a divertirte con las manualidades. Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, May 20, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Instant one-on-one computer and tech support.  Take a 1/2 hour session with one of our technical guides.  We can help answer questions about your device; lap top, tablet, android, iPhone and E-readers.  Please call  or stop by the library to register as space is limited

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Closed

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Mon, Mar 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Mar 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Mar 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Mar 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Mar 24 Closed
Sat, Mar 25 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Mar 26 Closed

Branch manager
Roxanna Garcia
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


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Biography in Context
Biography in Context
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Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
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Automobile Repair
Automobile Repair Reference
Automobile Repair Reference
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in this easy-to-use web site.
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 Go
Engaging 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!
One Click Digital
One Click Digital
A growing collection of over 1,500 eAudiobooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of over eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Zinio
Zinio
The world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!
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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Music
Freegal
Freegal
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries."
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.

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