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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

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

Thu, Dec 13, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Chef Dipika Patel, CEO of Love Your LIfe Healthy, brings her British-born Indian heritage and training in nutrition and healthy foods to share as recipes and a tasting experience at the end of the program. This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Community room
Sat, Dec 15, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Get messy with ginger bread, frosting and colored candies! Make a gingerbread house just in time for the holidays. For ages 12 and under. There will be two separate events, one from noon to 1 p.m. and the second identical session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Each session will be limited to 100 children. To register, go to palmdesertlibrary.eventbrite.com and click on a URL link. For the noon session, go to https://pdgingerbreadspice1.eventbrite.com. For the 1 p.m. session, go to https://pdgingerbreadspice2.eventbrite.com.

Community room
Sat, Dec 15, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Get messy with ginger bread, frosting and colored candies! Make a gingerbread house just in time for the holidays. For ages 12 and under. There will be two separate events, one from noon to 1 p.m. and the second identical session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Each session will be limited to 100 children. To register, go to palmdesertlibrary.eventbrite.com and click on a URL link. (Or, for the noon session, go to https://pdgingerbreadspice1.eventbrite.com. For the 1 p.m. session, go to https://pdgingerbreadspice2.eventbrite.com.

Sun, Dec 16, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Francesca Amari, a favorite on this series, returns to present "There's No Place Like Home. for the Holidays," accompanied by the superb Wayne Abravanel. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Story room
Mon, Dec 17, 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, Dec 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activites.

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

Mon, Dec 24, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Christmas Eve. It will reopen on Wednesday, December 26 at 10 a.m.

Tue, Dec 25, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Enjoy your families! The library will re-open on Wednesday, December 26 at 10 a.m.

Mon, Dec 31, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Palm Desert Library is closed in observance of New Year's Eve. The library will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Tue, Jan 01, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of New Year's Day. It will re-open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Sun, Jan 06, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
The E & J Movement with Jim Mellin features a presentation of Motown with auditory from original Motown musicians. It's a delight for the ears! This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Center & Gymnasium, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library) It is located behind the Palm Desert City Hall.

Story room
Mon, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, Jan 08, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place most Tuesdays from 10 -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 our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift! Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jan 08, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group. Today's subject: "An Irish Country Doctor," by part-time Palm Desert resident and prolific Irish-born author Patrick Taylor. Some copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk for about four weeks before the event.

Community room
Tue, Jan 08, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Seminar room
Tue, Jan 08, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Local Author Marian Sepulveda discusses her book, "Where Eagles Dance: A Saga of Early California." It's the tale of Abigail Bristol and her quest to save the Indian tribe who adopted her.

Story room
Wed, Jan 09, 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, Jan 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Thu, Jan 10, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Mary Cardas, owner of the Savory Spice Shop in Palm Desert, teams up with chefs from Rio Azul Restaurant in Palm Springs to present recipes and delicious tasting samples! This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Community room
Thu, Jan 10, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Premier Banker Kim Harth of One West Bank speaks about how to avoid being taken advantage of by financial scammers. Vital information in today's social media environment.

Sun, Jan 13, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Singer/guitarist Ken Green returns to present "Head-slapping music"--tunes that make you slap your head and say, "I remember that!" This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Story room
Mon, Jan 14, 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, Jan 15, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place most Tuesdays from 10 -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 our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift! Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jan 15, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Community room
Wed, Jan 16, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Local author Carroll Stoner talks about her book, "Reinventing Home." Stoner is a longtime newspaper writer and editor (Chicago Sun-Times, Philadelphia Enquirer).

Story room
Thu, Jan 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Thu, Jan 17, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Chef Lana Ferdman, of Wellness Cooking, prepares her own special recipe for couscous for your tasting experience. This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Community room
Thu, Jan 17, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Local author Mark McGee discusses his book, "You Won't Believe Your Eyes: Science Fiction/Horror Film of the 1950s."

Sun, Jan 20, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Los Angeles-based jazz and standards singer Yvonne Demery presents "At Last," the songs of Etta James and other classic vocalists. This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Mon, Jan 21, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Palm Desert Library is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The library will re-open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

Community room
Tue, Jan 22, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place most Tuesdays from 10 -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 our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift! Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jan 22, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Story room
Thu, Jan 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Thu, Jan 24, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Chef Daniel Villenueva of the new Daniel's Table Restaurant in Cathedral City, presents healthy Middle-Eastern food. He formerly owned Balisage in Palm Springs.

Community room
Sat, Jan 26, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Live for a day in a winter wonderland. Touch some ice! Create your own paper snowflakes and snowmen! Families welcome; especiall or kids, 12 and under. Noon to 2 p.m.

Sun, Jan 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Local favorite vocalist Bonnie Gilgallon presents material from her most recent albums and shows, including a tribute to the music of singer Rosemary Clooney, with Joel Baker on keyboard. This program does NOT take place in the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. It is behind the Palm Desert City Hall, and about two blocks from the library.

Story room
Mon, Jan 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"The Odd Couple" (1968) Oscar and Felix--two more opposite heterosexual men have never tried to live together! Stars Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Directed by Gene Saks. Paramount Pictures. Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place most Tuesdays from 10 -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 our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift! Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Jan 29, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Story room
Thu, Jan 31, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jan 31, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Health activist Richard Gelb presents "Be Your Own Advocate: The Job and Work of Being a Patient," the first of a series of four health lecture/discussions focusing on surviving cancer. This is program No. 1 of a four-part series; the others take place on February 7, 21 and March 7.

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

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

Community room
Tue, Feb 05, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place most Tuesdays from 10 -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 our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift! Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Feb 05, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group, led by Jiggs Gallagher. Today's volume: "My Own Words" by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Limited books are available the month before the discussion; ask at the Circulation Desk.

Community room
Tue, Feb 05, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

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

Thu, Feb 07, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Sam Pace, owner of "Sammy's Place" restaurant in Cathedral City, brings his great Italian recipes, his sense of humor and wonderful stories of family and great eating! This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!) The Rec. Center is behind the Palm Desert City Hall, about two blocks from the library.

Community room
Thu, Feb 07, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
"Cancer and the Law: The Importance of Legal Resources and Information for Patients and Survivors." Stephanie Fajuri, Esq., director, Cancer Legal Resource Center, Los Angeles. This is program No. 2 of a four-part series.

Sun, Feb 10, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Latin, Flamenco and jazz guitarist Michael Anthony Gagliardi, a local Coachella Valley favorite, presents "Latin and World Guitar Music."

Mon, Feb 11, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Library is closed in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. It will re-open at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 12.

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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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