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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Seminar room
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Support group for writers and those who want to be. Today's topic: Newswriting. Bring short samples of your work to share.

Community room
Tue, Oct 17, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens, grades 6-12.

Community room
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 3 of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary series "The Vietnam War" is titled "The River Styx (January 1964 - December 1965)." Approximately 115 minutes.

Story room
Thu, Oct 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come to for a special preschool storytime as we READ for the RECORD!  The book is QUACKERS by Liz Wong and we will have stories, songs and a free book for each family.  Meet Quackers too!

Story room
Mon, Oct 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens, grades 6-12.

Community room
Tue, Oct 24, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 4 of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary series "The Vietnam War" is titled  "Resolve (January 1966--June 1967)." Approximately 115 minutes. 

Story room
Thu, Oct 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Thu, Oct 26, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Return to Hogwarts as we celebrate the books and movies of the Harry Potter universe. Activities include wand making. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Dress up in any costume to participate in our costume contest; prizes awarded to the top three winners.

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

Community room
Tue, Oct 31, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens, grades 6-12.

Community room
Tue, Oct 31, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Episode 5 of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary series "The Vietnam War" is titled "This Is What We Do (July 1967 - December 1967)." Approximately 86 minutes.

Story room
Thu, Nov 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thu, Nov 02, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Lana Ferdman, owner and chef of The Wellness Center, presents recipes and tasting samples. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Sun, Nov 05, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Cabaret singer Francesca Amari Sajtar presents "Where the Boys Are: the Beatles, Bacharach and More." Accompanied by Wayne Abravanel. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Community room
Mon, Nov 06, 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, Nov 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Nov 06, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, Nov 07, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Book Club. Today's Book: "Loving Frank," by Nancy Horan. Copies available at the library in advance.

Community room
Tue, Nov 07, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Community room
Tue, Nov 07, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Episode 6 of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary series "The Vietnam War" is titled "Things Fall Apart (January 1968--July 1968)." Approximately 85 minutes.

Story room
Thu, Nov 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thu, Nov 09, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Dipika Patel presents "Better Life, Better Health, Better You." (Indian and health food recipes.) The chef will offer tasting samples to everyone. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Sat, Nov 11, All day
All libraries closed for Veterans Day.

Sun, Nov 12, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Son of Harpo Marx and author of "Harpo Speaks!" tells stories from his storied life and plays music from The Great American Songbook. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Community room
Mon, Nov 13, 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, Nov 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Nov 14, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens in grades 6-12.

Tue, Nov 14, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 7 of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary series "The Vietnam War" is titled  "The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968--May 1969)." Approximately 108 minutes.

Community room
Wed, Nov 15, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Gary Berkson, director of the Desert Symphony, and eight members of the symphony present an hour-long introduction to the orchestra for children.

Story room
Thu, Nov 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thu, Nov 16, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Mary Cardas, owner, Savory Spice Shop on El Paseo in Palm Desert, presents a program on the use of spices. Tasting samples provided by chef from Rio Azul Restaurant. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Sun, Nov 19, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Jazz singer Kurt Reichenbach sings "Good Songs from Bad Movies." This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Community room
Mon, Nov 20, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
SCRATCH coding ONLINE!  AGES 8-12 sign up for a program to learn coding with Scratch.  We will have fun learning to code and making things happen! "The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today's society" -- Scratch Website

Mon, Nov 20, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Monday Matinee Movie for November is George Cukor's 1964 musical film, "My Fair Lady," starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Comments from CBS DVD label. Running time: 2 hours & 50 minutes.


Seminar room
Tue, Nov 21, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share!

Community room
Tue, Nov 21, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 8 of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary series "The Vietnam War" is titled "The History of the World (April 1969--May 1970). Approximately 109 minutes.

Community room
Mon, Nov 27, 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, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Nov 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens in grades 6-12.

Community room
Tue, Nov 28, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 9 of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary series, "The Vietnam War" is titled "A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970--March 1973). Approximately 110 minutes.

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

Thu, Nov 30, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Jan Boydstun, "The Gadget Girl" from Kitchen Kitchen store in Palm Desert, presents a program on the best in utensils and serves a taste sampling to everyone. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Sun, Dec 03, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Sunday Sounds presents world music violinist Jeremie Levi Samson presents jazz, folk, ethnic and classical music in his distinctive and energetic style. 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.

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

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

Community room
Tue, Dec 05, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Please join our Book Club today bringing a book or author to share!  Anything you are interested in and think others might benefit from hearing about!  

Community room
Tue, Dec 05, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 10 is the final installment of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary series, "The Vietnam War. It's titled "The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward)." Approximately 108 minutes

Story room
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thu, Dec 07, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Andrea Rosenblatt, author of "Entertaining Your Way," cooks up Christmas and Hanukkah party foods and serves a tasting to everyone in the audience! 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.

Sun, Dec 10, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Local favorite singer/pianist Joel Baker is joined by Eve Holmes to present holiday favorites for your Sunday Sounds listening pleasure. 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 11, 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, Dec 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, Dec 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

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.

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Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Oct 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Oct 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Oct 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 22 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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