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Desert Hot Springs

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BRANCH EVENTS

Sat, Aug 24, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A family-friendly event for families with children ages 0-5!°Un evento familiar para familias con ni√Īos de 0 a 5 a√Īos!

Sun, Aug 25, All day

Fri, Aug 30, All day

Sun, Sep 01, All day

Mon, Sep 02, All day
The library is closed in observance of Labor Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd at 10 a.m.

Tue, Sep 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Sep 04, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Sep 05, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us for our monthly book club every first Thursday of the month! Come read great books and meet new people!

Fri, Sep 06, All day

Sat, Sep 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on the first Saturday of the month at 12pm for a family program to have fun together coloring and painting

Sun, Sep 08, All day

Mon, Sep 09, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Adults come join us to color and relax after a long day. Coloring is a great stress reliever. We will have several coloring sheets and coloring supplies for you.

Tue, Sep 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Sep 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Sep 13, All day

Sat, Sep 14, 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Come join us on the second Saturday of the month for our Family Movie Day! We will be showing a recent release movie and providing popcorn.

Sun, Sep 15, All day

Tue, Sep 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Sep 18, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm for Teen Time! A fun program for teens at the library. Each month we will be doing something different.

Fri, Sep 20, All day

Sat, Sep 21, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Children from ages 4-12 will be able to read books to a therapy dog during this program. This event is the perfect opportunity for kids to be able to work on building their confidence while reading to the group.

Sun, Sep 22, All day

Mon, Sep 23, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
To play a traditional card game, similar to bingo, with the community ending in winners receiving a certificate at the end of the program.

Tue, Sep 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Sep 25, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Sep 27, All day

Sat, Sep 28, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The program is divided into three sections. The skill assessment, the application process, and interview etiquette. Each section will include appropriate material, which shall highlight and reinforce the program's purpose.

Sun, Sep 29, All day

Tue, Oct 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Oct 02, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Oct 03, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us for our monthly book club every first Thursday of the month! Come read great books and meet new people!

Fri, Oct 04, All day

Sat, Oct 05, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us on the first Saturday of the month at 12pm for a family program to have fun together coloring and painting

Sun, Oct 06, All day

Tue, Oct 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Oct 09, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Oct 11, All day

Sat, Oct 12, 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Come join us on the second Saturday of the month for our Family Movie Day! We will be showing a recent release movie and providing popcorn.

Sun, Oct 13, All day

Mon, Oct 14, All day
The library is closed in observance of Columbus Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, October 13th at 10 a.m.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Wed, Oct 16, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM for Family Story Time. We will read, sing, dance and craft! This event is free and open to the public!

Thu, Oct 17, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm for Teen Time! A fun program for teens at the library. Each month we will be doing something different.

Fri, Oct 18, All day

Sat, Oct 19, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Children from ages 4-12 will be able to read books to a therapy dog during this program. This event is the perfect opportunity for kids to be able to work on building their confidence while reading to the group.

Sun, Oct 20, All day

Tue, Oct 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join us for bilingual story time at the library! This program is to build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-48 months old. 

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Today's hours

Closed

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Mon, Aug 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Aug 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 23 Closed
Sat, Aug 24 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Aug 25 Closed

Branch manager
Alexis Brodie
Address
11691 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs
California 92240
Tel: (760) 329-5926
Fax: (760) 329-3593

The first library branch in Desert Hot Springs opened in 1954 in the Little Gallery of the Desert, the library was sponsored by the Desert Hot Springs Improvement Association. Over the next ten years the library moved to different locations around the city until the local Rotary Club undertook sponsorship of the library. They purchased a lot on Pierson Boulevard and began a yearlong drive to finance the construction of a new library building. In 1956 the new building was dedicated and much of the labor on the building was donated by local residents. The library stayed in this location until 1972 when the library opened in its current location on West Drive. The library offers programs for all ages, computers for Internet use, as well as books, audiobooks, and DVDs for checkout.


Featured Resources

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
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
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
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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