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BRANCH EVENTS

Sun, Mar 01, All day

Mon, Mar 02, 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Join us Monday, March 2nd from 3-5:30 PM for Dr Seuss themed activities and a scavenger hunt!

Tue, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 05, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Each month, those throughout DHS will establish their skills in the paint are unmatched. On the first Thursday of every month, DHS Library will host a night of competition on the PlayStation 4 with NBA 2K20.  

Fri, Mar 06, All day

Sat, Mar 07, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Come join us for a fun and exciting monthly game of Dungeons and Dragons at the library! This game is for those 18 and over.*Registration is required

Sun, Mar 08, All day

Mon, Mar 09, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Need help with an eReader, phone or other mobile device? Drop in for 15 minutes of one on one help.*Appointments required* To schedule a time please call or come into the library.

Tue, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 13, All day

Sat, Mar 14, 12:30PM - 2:45PM
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, Mar 15, All day

Tue, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 19, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
To help junior and senior students learn how to get into college, what classes to take to transfer from 2 year to 4 year and more.

Fri, Mar 20, All day

Sat, Mar 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, Mar 22, All day

Mon, Mar 23, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Need help with an eReader, phone or other mobile device? Drop in for 15 minutes of one on one help.*Appointments required* To schedule a time please call or come into the library.

Tue, Mar 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, Mar 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, Mar 27, All day

Sat, Mar 28, 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Come join us on the fourth Saturday of the month for our Family Movie Day! We will be showing a recent release movie and providing popcorn.

Sun, Mar 29, All day

Tue, Mar 31, 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, Apr 01, 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, Apr 02, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Each month, those throughout DHS will establish their skills in the paint are unmatched. On the first Thursday of every month, DHS Library will host a night of competition on the PlayStation 4 with NBA 2K20.  

Fri, Apr 03, All day

Sun, Apr 05, All day

Tue, Apr 07, 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, Apr 08, 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, Apr 10, All day

Sat, Apr 11, 12:30PM - 2:45PM
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, Apr 12, All day

Mon, Apr 13, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Need help with an eReader, phone or other mobile device? Drop in for 15 minutes of one on one help.*Appointments required* To schedule a time please call or come into the library.

Tue, Apr 14, 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, Apr 15, 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, Apr 16, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
To help junior and senior students learn how to get into college, what classes to take to transfer from 2 year to 4 year and more.

Fri, Apr 17, All day

Sat, Apr 18, 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, Apr 19, All day

Tue, Apr 21, 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, Apr 22, 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, Apr 24, All day

Sat, Apr 25, 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Come join us on the fourth Saturday of the month for our Family Movie Day! We will be showing a recent release movie and providing popcorn.

Sun, Apr 26, All day

Mon, Apr 27, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Need help with an eReader, phone or other mobile device? Drop in for 15 minutes of one on one help.*Appointments required* To schedule a time please call or come into the library.

Tue, Apr 28, 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
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020

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Today's hours

Closed

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Feb 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Feb 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Feb 27 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 28 Closed
Sat, Feb 29 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Mar 01 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

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ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
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.
Braille institute
Braille instituteFree library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica Escolar
Aquí 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
Britannica School
he search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
eriodical 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 Center
Health 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.
Indigenous Mexico
Indigenous Mexico
A One-Stop Resource for Information on Mexico's Indigenous People
Informe!
Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
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
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.
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
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.
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Pronunciator
Pronunciator
World's largest language learning service. Free at your library.
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.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
Download digital magazines with rb digital
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.
Scholastic GO
Scholastic GO
ngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching Books
TeachingBooks.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 SourcesTuition 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
Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
Indigenous Mexico
Indigenous MexicoA One-Stop Resource for Information on Mexico's Indigenous People
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
Britannica SchoolThe search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
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
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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