close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a colour combintion to give he most comfortable contrast.

Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Community room
Tue, Dec 12, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Thu, Dec 14, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef's Table presents Chef Tanya Petrovna, with vegetarian cooking. "Eat Plants. Look Good in Your Pants!" This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library! The recreation center is located behind (north) of the Palm Desert City Hall and its covered parking, and next door to the YMCA. No reservations necessary--first-come, first seated.

Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Kick the holidays off with George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." You WON'T say, "Bah, humbug." Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes. Promotional material from 20th Century Fox DVD label.

Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Film-maker Chip Miller presents the first showing of his Public Broadcasting System show "The Kingston Trio Holiday Cheers!"honoring the only original living member Bob Shane. The program is the first Kingston Trio holiday show ever performed, and the TV premier later in the week on PBS stations nationwide. Bring the family to enjoy this nostalgic show!

Seminar room
Tue, Dec 19, 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 with the group.

Community room
Tue, Dec 19, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Come join us as we learn about Origami from Desi Okamoto.  We will have stories, songs and of course, a craft! This is a family program.  

Community room
Thu, Dec 21, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELLED. Hi-Desert Theatre Company presents the reading of "An Actor's Carol," by Charles Evered, director of the company. It's a riff on Dickens. "Hugh Pendleton, a cranky actor who has been playing the part of Scrooge for years has a mental breakdown and is visited by three ghosts of his own. A loving and fun tribute to the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," says Evered, directof of Hi-Desert Theater Company. It's for the entire family--bring the kids!

Community room
Tue, Jan 02, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Book Club. The volume for today is "Grace," by Natasha Deon. Limited copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk for several weeks before the discussion.

Community room
Wed, Jan 03, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Sean Gaskell, of Asheville, NC, explains and plays th3e exotic kora, a 21-string African harp. This is a delightful musical program for the whole family. Bring the kids!

Story room
Thu, Jan 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.

Thu, Jan 04, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Sammy G., owner of Sammy's Place in Cathdral City (and former owner of restaurants in Palm Springs and Cathedral City) presents his signature bruschetta, with tastings at the end of this free event. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated!

Sun, Jan 07, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
CINCH is a "modern country" band, featuring Eric Frankson. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Jan 08, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Jan 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Jan 08, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Author and speaker Michael Scofield an audio/video presentation on the British Royal Family and the ever-changing line of succession.

Community room
Mon, Jan 08, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, Jan 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Story room
Thu, Jan 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.

Thu, Jan 11, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Herve Glin, of The Parker Hotel Restaurant in Palm Springs, will present delightful recipes from his exclusive menu. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Thu, Jan 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Skin-care expert Patricia Siple speaks on essential oils, rejuvenation and related topics.

Sun, Jan 14, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Singer/guitarist Ken Green presents "Head-Slap Music"--tunes you grew up with, but might have forgotten. You hear it, slap your head, and say, "I remember that song!" This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Seminar room
Tue, Jan 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 with the group.

Community room
Tue, Jan 16, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Story room
Thu, Jan 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.

Thu, Jan 18, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Lana Ferdman of Wellness Cooking presents potato salad and hummus, with tastings. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Sun, Jan 21, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Local cabaret and pop favorite singer (and actress Bonnie Gilgallon sings a new show geared to everyone's taste. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Jan 22, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
"Oklahoma" (1955, directed by Fred Zinnemann; starring Gordon McCrae & Shirley Jones; music by Rodgers & Hammerstein. (2 hrs. & 25 min.) Produced by 20th Century Fox.

Community room
Tue, Jan 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Community room
Wed, Jan 24, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Alfredo Figueroa, author of "Cradle of Aztlan" ("La Cuna de Aztlan"), speaks on his research locating the origin of the Aztec culture near Blythe, California.

Story room
Thu, Jan 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.

Community room
Thu, Jan 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Building contests with plastic bricks.

Sun, Jan 28, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Jazz interpreter Rose Mallett (another local star!) returns to sing her way into your heart! This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Jan 29, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Jan 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Jan 29, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
R.C. Cline, author of "No Man's War," discusses his book about pilots and their planes during World War II. He will sign and sell his book after the talk.

Community room
Tue, Jan 30, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12. 

Story room
Thu, Feb 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.

Thu, Feb 01, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Noel Gamel, who specializes in vegan and vegetarian food, presents "nutritious, delicious vegan raw chocolate mousse" for your Valentine's Day dessert. (There are six words you don't often see together in one sentence!) A tasting will follow the demonstration. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Community room
Mon, Feb 05, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Story room
Mon, Feb 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Feb 05, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Local artist Snake Jagger, "the Salvador Dali of the Coachella Valley," will show his paintings and speak about his book, "Becoming Snake Jagger." He will tell of his family's connection to Frank Sinatra, among other colorful tales.


Story room
Thu, Feb 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome. Ages 3 to 6.

Search the Catalog

Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Dec 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Dec 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Dec 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 14 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 15 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 17 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

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

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 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
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.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

 Latest tweets