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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Feb 18, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Library is closed in observance of Presidents' Day. It wil re-open at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 19.

Community room
Tue, Feb 19, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. Features video and board games, snacks and refreshments.

Community room
Wed, Feb 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
A repeat visit by Sean Gaskell, a specialist in the history and music of the West African kora, a many-stringed harp-like instrument. He will play and talk about the instrument and its place in the culture of Ghana and adjacent West African nations. Your children and grandchildren will be enthralled! 6 p.m.

Community room
Thu, Feb 21, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Feb 21, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Dipika Patel, CEO of Love Your Life Healthy, and a specialist in healthy vegetarian and Indian foods, will present recipes and tastings.

Community room
Thu, Feb 21, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Health advocate and patient advocate Richard Gelb speaks on Managing Emotions when Dealing with Cancer. This is program No. 3 of a four-part series.

Community room
Sat, Feb 23, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Did you enjoy Valentine's Day? Do you know how important your heart is? February is American Heart Month, so come for some heart-related games and activities! Families and kids 12 and under especially welcome. Noon to 2 p.m.

Sun, Feb 24, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Popular Singer Rose Mallett returns to feature delightful renditions of the stylings of Sarah Vaughn and other jazz greats.

Community room
Mon, Feb 25, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Story room
Mon, Feb 25, 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, Feb 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. Features video and board games, snacks and refreshments.

Seminar room
Tue, Feb 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Calling all Adventurers!  Dungeons & Dragons at the Palm Desert Library.  Make friends, slay monsters, collect rewards!  All levels of welcome.  Ages 18 and older.

Story room
Thu, Feb 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Feb 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Thu, Feb 28, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Everyone's favorite "Gadget Girl," Jan Boydstun of the store, Kitchen Kitchen, presents some flavorful food along with tips on using technology and utensils to improve your dishes!

Sun, Mar 03, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
This perennial favorite brings the chorus' zest for life and musical talent to the Sunday Sounds Stage. Led by director Doug Wilson, the group presents their spring concert. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!) No reservation required--come early for a good seat.

Story room
Mon, Mar 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Mar 04, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 05, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about Ancestry: Library Edition.    Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

Community room
Tue, Mar 05, 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Community room
Tue, Mar 05, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) when school is in session. Supervised after-school program.

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 05, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs. Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5 Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12 ?Space is limited--email to register:  pd@rivlib.net. And check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Community room
Wed, Mar 06, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
A day of celebration and dedication to the heroes and survivors of 9/11 is suddenly disrupted by a long-planned terrorist attack, in California author Tommy Anderson's breathless thriller. From the tumultuous battlefields of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi deserts to the unsuspecting shores of the United States, Tommy Anderson brings to life an unsettling account of what could actually happen when thousands of sleeper warriors infiltrate the very fabric of American military and public safety agencies. Haboob Wind furiously builds to a suspenseful, violent climax. Three retired war buddies join forces to battle the storm.

Story room
Thu, Mar 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Mar 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play stringed instruments are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Mar 07, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Chef Anthony Cruz cooks and describes healthy plant-based recipes and provides tastings for all who attend. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Community room
Thu, Mar 07, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Part 4 (last installment) in a series on dealing successfully as a patient with cancer. View the PBS Frontline documentary "Being Mortal--Hope Is Not a Plan," and discuss it afterwards with cancer survivor and counseling professional Richard Gelb.

Seminar room
Thu, Mar 07, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Learn how to create computer code! After-school programs. Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5 Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12 ?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Sun, Mar 10, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Singer Nicky Ciamboli brings Carol Channing back to life with a wonderful tribute concert to the late Rancho Mirage resident. Hello, Dolly, indeed! This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Community room
Mon, Mar 11, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

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

Community room
Mon, Mar 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
In an increasingly polarized America, concerned citizens seek to improve understanding from folks sharing different points of view. At the same time there is emerging a tolerance of lies, misrepresentation, and exaggeration. Truth seems to be under attack. This lecture explores the nature of data, information, expression, communication, and (citizen) understanding. We should distinguish between raw data and information which is useful for decision-making. Numerous examples from astronomy and military intelligence will illustrate this difference. We then look at various modes of expression, not all of which clearly communicate truth or an important concept. Symbols (even loaded words) may mean different things to various listeners, and evoke different emotional responses. Skillful communicators must understand their audience, and encourage constructive feedback. This intensely-visual slide presentation is based upon the speaker's 40 years of professional experience in data visualization and information management. Michael Scofield is an assistant professor at Loma Linda University. He speaks to professional audiences all over the U.S. and overseas on topics of data quality, data visualization, database design, and data management. He also has humor published in the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

Community room
Tue, Mar 12, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) when school is in session. Supervised after-school program.

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 12, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Learn how to create computer code! After-school programs. Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5 Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12 ?Space is limited--email to register:  pd@rivlib.netAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Story room
Wed, Mar 13, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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, Mar 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Mar 14, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Mar 14, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
This popular chef and cooking teacher from Wellness Cooking presents a delightful dessert for a tasting item. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Seminar room
Thu, Mar 14, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs. Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5 Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12 ?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Community room
Sat, Mar 16, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Ages 12 and under Bring your Teddy Bear and join us for stories, songs, and fun!

Sun, Mar 17, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Dean Ratzman, popular singer and instrumentalist, presents "Swingin' with Dean," a romp through the era of the Rat Pack and other entertainers of a bygone era. With a little Irish music thrown in for St. Paddy's Day. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Community room
Mon, Mar 18, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Story room
Mon, Mar 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Mar 19, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Use your creativity using Legos and compete to win prizes!

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 19, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs.Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Story room
Thu, Mar 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Mar 21, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Mar 21, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
A talented chef from the Cathedral City restaurant Zobo & Meester's, which was featured on the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Seminar room
Thu, Mar 21, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs.Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
This popular local singer brings his tribute to the "Great Italians of Song" back to the Sunday Sounds Series. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Story room
Mon, Mar 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Mar 25, 2:00PM - 4:15PM
"North by Northwest" (1959) Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, runs his characters from New York to Chicago the face of Mt. Rushmore. Starring Carey Grant and Eva Marie Saint. MGM. Running time: 2 hours and 16 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) when school is in session. Supervised after-school program.

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs.Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Story room
Thu, Mar 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Mar 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Mar 28, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
This talented baker and decorator will take your breath away with her skills--and she'll share them with you! Come for a great, sweet tasting event. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Seminar room
Thu, Mar 28, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls, learn how to create computer code! After-school programs.Tuesdays, March 5-May 7, 3:30-5:00 - Grades 3-5Thursdays March 7-May 9, 3:30 -5:00 - Grades 6-12?Space is limited--email pd@rivlib.net to registerAnd check out https://girlswhocode.com/ for more info!

Sun, Mar 31, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Talented local singer Sylvia Browning brings the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s back to the Sunday Sounds stage for the last concert of the 2018-2019 series. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the library!)

Seminar room
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about Health and Fitness eResources offered by the library.  Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

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Presidents Day
Monday February 18, 2019

Easter Sunday
Sunday April 21, 2019

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Wed, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 22 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Julia Schumacher (Interim)
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.
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
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.
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Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
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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.
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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
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.
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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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