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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Thu, Jan 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Jan 27, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "White Fang".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Feb 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Feb 03, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Wed, Feb 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to learn how to use the MicroSoft Word program?  This class will focus on learning the basics of Word and how to use all the functions on the toolbar.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information and to register.  Aprenda como usar el programa Word y como usar todas las funciones que vienen con el programa.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llama a la biblioteca para más información y para registrarte.

Wed, Feb 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn the basics of computers?  Then this class is just right for you!  Learn what a mouse, a keyboard, the monitor and all the functions of a computer are for. Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.   ¿Quieres aprender lo básico de computación? Entonces esta clase es para ti.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llama a la biblioteca para más información y para registrarte.

Thu, Feb 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Feb 10, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Sat, Feb 10, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Trolls".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Wed, Feb 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to learn how to use Excel and all its functions?  Join us for this class and get the answers you are looking for.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information or to register.  Aprenda todo sobre el programa Excel y sus funciones durante esta clase.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para más información o para registrase.

Wed, Feb 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn how to navigate the Internet?  Then this class is for you!  Learn all about search engines, how to do research, about emails and much more.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info or to register.  ¿Quieres saber sobre la internet?  ¿Quieres aprender sobre como buscar información, como hacer tareas, que son los correos electrónicos?  Entonces esta clase es para ti.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llama a la biblioteca para más información o para regístrate.

Thu, Feb 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Feb 17, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Tue, Feb 20, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Join us on this Tuesday afternoon and learn all about the hummingbirds of the Southwest.  Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert, will share his knowledge on these amazing birds. Don't miss out on this informative program.



Wed, Feb 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to learn how to use PowerPoint and all its functions?  Join us for this class and learn how to create awesome presentations.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information and to register.  Aprenda cómo funciona el programa PowerPoint y como crear presentaciones.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para más información o para registrarse.

Wed, Feb 21, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn how to set-up and E-mail account?  Is setting up an account free?  How to send an E-mail?  If you want answers we got them.  Join this class and you will learn the answers to all these questions.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information or to register.  ¿Te gustaría saber como hacer, mandar y recibir un correo electrónico?  Si tu respuesta es si entonces acompáñanos en esta clase y tendrás todas las respuestas que estás buscando. El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para mas información o para regístrate.

Thu, Feb 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Cars 3".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Thu, Mar 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Mar 03, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Tue, Mar 06, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us every first Tuesday of the month for our Adult Book Club.  Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of this month's book, "1984" by George Orwell, then join us to discuss the book.  It's a great opportunity to read interesting books and meet new people.  Refreshments provided.

Wed, Mar 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to learn the basics of computers?  Then this class is just right for you!  Learn what a mouse, a keyboard, the monitor and all the functions of a computer are for. Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.   ¿Quieres aprender lo básico de computación? Entonces esta clase es para ti.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llama a la biblioteca para más información y para registrarte.

Wed, Mar 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn how to use the MicroSoft Word program?  This class will focus on learning the basics of Word and how to use all the functions on the toolbar.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information and to register.  Aprenda como usar el programa Word y como usar todas las funciones que vienen con el programa.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llama a la biblioteca para más información y para registrarte.

Thu, Mar 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Mar 10, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Sat, Mar 10, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "The Smurfs".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Wed, Mar 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to learn how to navigate the Internet?  Then this class is for you!  Learn all about search engines, how to do research, about emails and much more.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info or to register.  ¿Quieres saber sobre la internet?  ¿Quieres aprender sobre como buscar información, como hacer tareas, que son los correos electrónicos?  Entonces esta clase es para ti.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llama a la biblioteca para más información o para regístrate.

Wed, Mar 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn how to use Excel and all its functions?  Join us for this class and get the answers you are looking for.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information or to register.  Aprenda todo sobre el programa Excel y sus funciones durante esta clase.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para más información o para registrase.

Thu, Mar 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Mar 17, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Wed, Mar 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Need to learn how to set-up and E-mail account?  Is setting up an account free?  How to send an E-mail?  If you want answers we got them.  Join this class and you will learn the answers to all these questions.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information or to register.  ¿Te gustaría saber como hacer, mandar y recibir un correo electrónico?  Si tu respuesta es si entonces acompáñanos en esta clase y tendrás todas las respuestas que estás buscando. El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para mas información o para regístrate.

Wed, Mar 21, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn how to use PowerPoint and all its functions?  Join us for this class and learn how to create awesome presentations.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information and to register.  Aprenda cómo funciona el programa PowerPoint y como crear presentaciones.  El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para más información o para registrarse.

Thu, Mar 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

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Mon, Jan 15 Closed
(All libraries are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day)
Tue, Jan 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jan 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 19 Closed
Sat, Jan 20 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jan 21 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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