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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 21, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Story room
Thu, Aug 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Aug 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 28, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Story room
Thu, Aug 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Mon, Sep 03, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Library is closed in observance of Labor Day. The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 4 at 10 a.m.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Sep 04, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group.

Community room
Tue, Sep 04, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of games, video, activities and snacks for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Sep 06, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Margaret Perry, former chair of the Drama Department at California State University, San Bernardino, presents a funny and insightful look at the importance of one of humankind's oldest arts.

Community room
Sat, Sep 08, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
One-time celebration "Library Card Sign-up Month." Join us in the Community Room to make superhero capes and masks, and to play games. Noon to 2 p.m., for ages 12 and under.

Story room
Mon, Sep 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Sep 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Sep 11, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of games, video, activities and snacks for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Wed, Sep 12, 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

Story room
Thu, Sep 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Sat, Sep 15, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Adults, do you love a good mystery?  Enjoy the challenge of an Inspector Clouseau matched with the elegance of a Tea Party! Dress as your favorite TV or literary detective if you like! Space is limited, and reservations are a must--RSVP at the Circulation or Reference desk, or call the library at 760-346-6552.

Story room
Mon, Sep 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Sep 17, 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Art Workshop for adults (over 18), taught by Marguerite Taxner. Beginners or advanced--paint under instruction with acrylics. You'll take home the work you complete during the session! RESERVATION REQUIRED--call 760-346-6552, ext. 4212, or sign up at the library's Circulation Desk. Attendance limited to 10. All equipment (paints, brushes, canvas, etc.) provided at no charge.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Sep 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share.

Community room
Tue, Sep 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of games, video, activities and snacks for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Sep 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
"Mediation and Its Role in Communication." Communication Expert Fred Jandt, former dean of the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino and current elected Trustee of the College of the Desert, will speak on this timely topic.

Fri, Sep 21, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
The library is closed for Riverside Country Library System's annual All Staff Training Day in Riverside. It will open again on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Sep 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Sep 24, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"My Favorite Year" (1982), starring Peter O'Toole, Jessica Harper and Joseph Bologna. The madcap world of 1950s live TV. Directed by Richard Benjamin. MGM. 1 hour & 32 minutes.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Sep 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of games, video, activities and snacks for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Oct 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Mon, Oct 01, 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Art Workshop for teens  (ages 12 to 18), taught by Marguerite Taxner. Beginners or advanced--paint under instruction with acrylics. Your kids will take home the work they complete during the session! RESERVATION REQUIRED--call 760-346-6552, ext. 4212, or sign up at the library's Circulation Desk. Attendance limited to 10. All equipment (paints, brushes, canvas, etc.) provided at no charge.

Community room
Tue, Oct 02, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Oct 02, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hooked on Books (Book Club) takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Limited copies of the months discussion book are available at the Reference Desk for several weeks before the date.

Community room
Tue, Oct 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activites.

Story room
Thu, Oct 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Oct 04, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Computer IT expert Michael Scofield opines on a timely subject, with his distinctive PowerPoint presentation. New England is different from 40 years ago. So is the Deep South. Different presidential candidates attract different kinds of voters. This presentation employs lots of colorful maps, depicting how America has changed since Abraham Lincoln.

Mon, Oct 08, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Columbus Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.

Community room
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Community room
Wed, Oct 10, 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

Story room
Thu, Oct 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Oct 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Oct 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share.

Community room
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Community room
Thu, Oct 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Library Cleanup Closure

Lakeside Library
Due to local fire cleanup
the library will be closed the week
of August 13-20, 2018

Library Remodel Closure

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Mon, Aug 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Michael Mason
Address
73-300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert
California 92260
Tel: (760) 346-6552
Fax: (760) 341-7862

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eResources Databases

Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
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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
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
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!
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.
Scholastic Countries Collection
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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
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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.
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¡Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
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