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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Mon, Apr 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Ages 0-2 Siblings welcome.

Community room
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00PM - 3:40PM
"Finding Nemo" (2003), Pixar. Part of a three-month series of films for children with a nautical theme. 1 hour & 40 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Apr 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 3 to 6; siblings are welcome. 

Community room
Thu, Apr 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Building contests with plastic bricks. For grades 1 to 6.

Story room
Mon, Apr 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Simple stories, songs, wiggles, and rhymes. Ideal for babies & toddlers. Ages 0-2 Siblings welcome.

Community room
Tue, May 01, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hooked on Books is a book club. Today's discussion: "Sweetness #9" by Stephanie Clark. Limited copies of the book are available at the library's Reference Desk for two weeks in advance of the discussion.

Community room
Tue, May 01, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, May 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlibh.net/website/events.

Story room
Mon, May 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
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, May 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided Meditation with Vib Verma

Community room
Tue, May 08, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, May 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlibh.net/website/events.

Story room
Mon, May 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
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, May 15, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. All levels of experience are welcome. Today's topic: How to conduct an interview.

Community room
Tue, May 15, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, May 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlibh.net/website/events.

Community room
Sat, May 19, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Come celebrate Unicorns at the library with stories, games, crafts and snacks!

Story room
Mon, May 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
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, May 21, 2:00PM - 3:40PM
"Muppet Treasure Island" (2005), Walt Disney Pictures. Part of a three-month series of films for children with a nautical theme. 1 hour & 40 minutes.

Story room
Thu, May 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlibh.net/website/events.

Mon, May 28, All day
The Palm Desert Library is closed in observance of Memorial Day. The library will re-open at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.

Community room
Tue, May 29, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
After-school program open to teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, May 31, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlibh.net/website/events.

Community room
Thu, May 31, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Building contests with plastic bricks. For grades 1 to 6.

Community room
Mon, Jun 11, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
IT expert and world traveler Michael Scofield presents "Let's Go to London," a virtual travelogue that will show things even an experienced traveler may have missed!

Library Remodel Closures

Nuview Library
February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

Sun City Library
March 5, 2018 through
June 1, 2018

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Apr 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 29 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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