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BRANCH EVENTS

Tue, Apr 20, 10:00AM - 7:45PM
2020 was a difficult year for all of us.Forced closures and changing restrictions have been been left many jobless and struggling to get by. This means now more than ever job search help is vital to our community.We at the Palm Desert Library would like to do something to make this search a little easier. Come to the library between April 20-22 to pick up a Grab-and-Go Job Fair bag. Each bag will contain resources, tips, resume and cover letter samples, and more! These bags will provide you with the information you need to compete in the digital based job market and connect them with local employers searching for new hires.The bags will be set up in the lobby of the Palm Desert Library. One bag per person and these are while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 20, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls Who Code Club is back and we are going virtual!? Girls who participate will receive a weekly project to work on at home and then we will meet weekly via Zoom to share our projects! For grades 3-5. First Zoom meeting will be February 16th. To register go to https://hq.girlswhocode.com and use Club Code CA31358. For any questions call (760) 770-7170 or email [email protected]

Thu, Apr 22, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Learn the beginner concepts of programming while creating fun projects. We will learn problem solving, Html coding, and introduce JavaScript coding. The club will meet for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm beginning March 18th, 2021.Register on following link :  https://forms.gle/AW6LJwTwcec1uuXd9

Tue, Apr 27, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Girls Who Code Club is back and we are going virtual!? Girls who participate will receive a weekly project to work on at home and then we will meet weekly via Zoom to share our projects! For grades 3-5. First Zoom meeting will be February 16th. To register go to https://hq.girlswhocode.com and use Club Code CA31358. For any questions call (760) 770-7170 or email [email protected]

Fri, Apr 30, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Join us online for a virtual Marionette Performance by the Franklin Haynes Marionettes! Pick up your Grab and Go bag beginning April 26th with a free book and a puppet craft (while supplies last). Video will be streaming from our Facebook page for one week.  

Thu, May 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
A new book club hosted by the Palm Desert and La Quinta Libraries. Join us as we read and discuss a different book each month. For May we will discuss The Wangs Vs. The World  by Jade ChangAges 18+. Registration required.**After registering, make sure to call us (La Quinta or Palm Desert Libraries) to reserve a copy. Copies are limited.La Quinta Library: 760-564-4767Palm Desert Library: 760-346-6552

Thu, Jun 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
A new book club hosted by the Palm Desert and La Quinta Libraries. Join us as we read and discuss a different book each month. For June we will discuss Memorial by Bryan Washington.Ages 18+. Registration required.**After registering, make sure to call us (La Quinta or Palm Desert Libraries) to reserve a copy. Copies are limited.La Quinta Library: 760-564-4767Palm Desert Library: 760-346-6552

eResources Databases

A - Z Complete List
ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library, using your library card..
Ancestry Library Edition - Available from home through Dec, 2020
Ancestry Library Edition - Available from home through Dec, 2020
Search your family heritage online.
Now available from home for the rest of the 2020 year.
Archives Unbound
Archives UnboundArchives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. There is no better way to study the past than through consultation of primary source documents
Biblioboard
BiblioboardBiblioboard features content from a variety of topics, featuring local, independent authors from California and Riverside County specifically. Authors can use our Pressbooks platform to create and upload eBooks, and upon review, may be featured in this collection, the California collection, and possibly nationally. All content is available for unlimited, simultaneous use.
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.
Black Freedom
Black FreedomEmpower Research on the Black Freedom Struggle
From Slavery to Modern Times

Give students diverse content that is only available from ProQuest, including primary sources to foster critical thinking that leads to extraordinary research and learning.
Braille institute
Braille instituteFree library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica Escolar
Aquí usted encontrará diversos documentos y enlaces útiles sobre la educación y su evolución constante en la era digital.
Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
Britannica School
he search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
Business: Demographics Now
Business: Demographics Nowstant Access to Demographic, Business, and Residential Data. A powerful online resource, Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Cloud Library
Cloud LibrarycloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read.
Comics from Overdrive
Comics from Overdrive
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
eriodical 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 & Medicine
Health & Medicine
Health 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.
Indigenous Law
Indigenous LawA collection of articles on Indigenous law provided by the Library of Congress
Indigenous Mexico
Indigenous Mexico
A One-Stop Resource for Information on Mexico's Indigenous People
Informe!
Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
InfoTrac General Reference Center
InfoTrac General Reference Center
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
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.
Job Now & Vet Now
Job Now & Vet NowBrainfuse JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job
seekers and veterans reach their goals.
Kanopy
KanopyVisit Kanopy to instantly stream thousands of films, including feature films, documentaries, educational films including the Great Courses collection, and much more.
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
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.
Medici-tv
Medici-tvThe world's leading classical music channel
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

Novel Effect
Novel Effect
Your voice. Your books.
Not the same old storytime.

Music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice as you read your favorite titles together. Promote language development, increase engagement, and make storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!)
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks, comicbooks, eBooks and magazines that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Pronunciator
Pronunciator
World's largest language learning service. Free at your library.
Proquest CultureGrams
Proquest CultureGramsUnique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. Grades 3+
Proquest-eLibrary
Proquest-eLibrary massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines, and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation. Grades 6+
Proquest Research Companion
Proquest Research CompanionA tutorial product providing video instruction on the important concepts in information literacy. Grades 9+
Proquest Schools and Educators Complete
Proquest Schools and Educators CompleteThousands of multidisciplinary ebooks available 24/7. Grade 9+ and educators
Proquest SIRS Discoverer
Proquest SIRS DiscovererSelected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Grades 3+
Proquest SIRS Issues Researcher
Proquest SIRS Issues Researcher
Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day. Grades 6+
Reference Solutions
Reference SolutionsData Axle Reference Solutions was created in 1998, under the name ReferenceUSA, to provide libraries with the most up-to-date business and consumer data available
Scholastic GO
Scholastic GO
Engaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching Books
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Gale Present's Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Gale PresentPrepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more in Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Search for jobs and create résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding SourcesTuition 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
TumbleBooks
TumbleBooksTumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Tumblebook library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an eletronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you.
You must have a library card number to log in.
Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition - Available from home through Dec, 2020
Ancestry Library Edition - Available from home through Dec, 2020
Search your family heritage online. Now available from home for the rest of the 2020 year.
Indigenous Mexico
Indigenous MexicoA One-Stop Resource for Information on Mexico's Indigenous People
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.
Business: Demographics Now
Business: Demographics Nowstant Access to Demographic, Business, and Residential Data. A powerful online resource, Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.
Indigenous Law
Indigenous LawA collection of articles on Indigenous law provided by the Library of Congress
Reference Solutions
Reference SolutionsData Axle Reference Solutions was created in 1998, under the name ReferenceUSA, to provide libraries with the most up-to-date business and consumer data available
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library, using your library card..
Brainfuse
BrainfuseBrainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica EscolarAquí usted encontrará diversos documentos y enlaces útiles sobre la educación y su evolución constante en la era digital.
Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
Britannica SchoolThe search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Gale Present's Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Gale PresentReliable test prep, Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more in Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Search for jobs and create résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.
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
Job Now & Vet Now
Job Now & Vet NowBrainfuse JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job
seekers and veterans reach their goals.
Children and Literacy
Novel Effect
Novel Effect
Your voice. Your books.
Not the same old storytime.

Music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice as you read your favorite titles together. Promote language development, increase engagement, and make storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!)
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
TumbleBooks
TumbleBooksTumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Tumblebook library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an eletronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you.
You must have a library card number to log in.
Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, streaming film and other library services
Biblioboard
BiblioboardBiblioboard features content from a variety of topics, featuring local, independent authors from California and Riverside County specifically. Authors can use our Pressbooks platform to create and upload eBooks, and upon review, may be featured in this collection, the California collection, and possibly nationally. All content is available for unlimited, simultaneous use.
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Cloud Library
Cloud LibrarycloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read.
Comics from Overdrive
Comics from Overdrive
Enki - Biblioboard
Enki - BiblioboardCalifa has partnered with Bibliolabs to launch enki California Digital Library, a free ebook library available to every person in California.
Enki - Open Access
Enki - Open AccessNew always-available collections: Encyclopedias; Recovered Classics; Short Stories & Essays; Library Journal SELF-e Select: a best-of self-published collection!
Kanopy
KanopyVisit Kanopy to instantly stream thousands of films, including feature films, documentaries, educational films including the Great Courses collection, and much more.
Medici-tv
Medici-tvThe world's leading classical music channel
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks, comic books, eBooks and magazines that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
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 & Medicine
Health & MedicineHealth 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
InfoTrac General Reference Center
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.
Digital Magazines on Libby App
Digital Magazines on Libby App
Download digital magazines with rb digital
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.
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