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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Aug 19, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Aug 20, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
NEW PROGRAM:  Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Wed, Aug 21, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Story room
Wed, Aug 21, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
This program will be open to families.  Time to relax.  We will listen to an audiobook while drawing and/or coloring.  This program will be approximately 1 hr. 

Community room
Wed, Aug 21, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us for a night of self-expression through music, poetry, stand up comedy, and song on the third Wednesday of the month at 6. This event is for ages 13-18. 

Community room
Thu, Aug 22, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Children and families are invited to Pre-K Storytime! Join us for stories, crafts, songs and fun! 

Mon, Aug 26, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Riverside Legal Aid is here at the library to help you with any bankruptcy questions you might have. 

Mon, Aug 26, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Aug 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
NEW PROGRAM:  Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Story room
Wed, Aug 28, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for a discussion of the books you like!

Wed, Aug 28, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Wed, Aug 28, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Story room
Wed, Aug 28, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
This program will be open to families.  Time to relax.  We will listen to an audiobook while drawing and/or coloring.  This program will be approximately 1 hr. 

Community room
Thu, Aug 29, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Story room
Thu, Aug 29, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Children and families are invited to Pre-K Storytime! Join us for stories, crafts, songs and fun! 

Mon, Sep 02, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Sep 03, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Tue, Sep 03, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/) is a national organization that Introduces girls to coding in an environment that is encouraging and focused on their interest.  The club promotes sisterhood, computer science, and community impact.   The first date (Sept.3, 2019) is the introduction meeting.  The club continues every Tuesday after at 4 pm and will last 10-12 weeks .  This club is for girls only in grades 3-5.  

Wed, Sep 04, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Young Adult area
Wed, Sep 04, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us as we discuss popular YA Books every first Wednesday of the month at 6 starting September 4. This event is for ages 13-18.

Community room
Wed, Sep 04, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Generally for grades 1-5 but families are welcome.  We will introduce countries and their cultures using reading and an art project.  

Community room
Thu, Sep 05, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Mon, Sep 09, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Sep 10, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Tue, Sep 10, 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Learn tips and tricks on how to improve your résumé! Workshops are the second Tuesday of every month.

Tue, Sep 10, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/) is a national organization that Introduces girls to coding in an environment that is encouraging and focused on their interest.  The club promotes sisterhood, computer science, and community impact.   The first date (Sept.3, 2019) is the introduction meeting.  The club continues every Tuesday after at 4 pm and will last 10-12 weeks .  This club is for girls only in grades 3-5.  

Story room
Wed, Sep 11, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for a discussion of the books you like!

Wed, Sep 11, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Community room
Wed, Sep 11, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Lego Club -- Generally for Grades 1-5.  We will have reading as well as Lego fun and challenges.  

Community room
Thu, Sep 12, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Community room
Sat, Sep 14, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Do you have a library card?  Do you want a library card?  This is the day to celebrate library cards and the library.  Everyone in your family should have a library card!  Free replacement cards this month too!  We will have stories, songs, and snacks!

Mon, Sep 16, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Sep 17, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Wed, Sep 18, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Community room
Wed, Sep 18, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us for a night of self-expression through music, poetry, stand up comedy, and song on the third Wednesday of the month at 6. This event is for ages 13-18. 

Story room
Wed, Sep 18, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Community room
Thu, Sep 19, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Mon, Sep 23, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Riverside Legal Aid is here at the library to help you with any bankruptcy questions you might have. 

Mon, Sep 23, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Sep 24, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Story room
Wed, Sep 25, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for a discussion of the books you like!

Wed, Sep 25, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Community room
Thu, Sep 26, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Mon, Sep 30, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Oct 01, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Wed, Oct 02, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Community room
Wed, Oct 02, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Generally for grades 1-5 but families are welcome.  We will introduce countries and their cultures using reading and an art project.  

Young Adult area
Wed, Oct 02, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us as we discuss popular YA Books every first Wednesday of the month at 6 starting September 4. This event is for ages 13-18.

Community room
Thu, Oct 03, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Mon, Oct 07, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Oct 08, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Story room
Wed, Oct 09, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for a discussion of the books you like!

Wed, Oct 09, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Community room
Wed, Oct 09, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Lego Club -- Generally for Grades 1-5.  We will have reading as well as Lego fun and challenges.  

Community room
Thu, Oct 10, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Mon, Oct 14, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
All ages and all levels welcomed, join us throughout this meditation session.  

Story room
Tue, Oct 15, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby storytime ages 0-2.  We will have stories, songs and playtime!

Wed, Oct 16, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
NEW PROGRAM!  Come read to a trained dog!  These dogs love children and love to hear them read!  This is open to children learning to read or well-read.  There will be a sign-up sheet at 1:15 pm for that day.  

Community room
Wed, Oct 16, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us for a night of self-expression through music, poetry, stand up comedy, and song on the third Wednesday of the month at 6. This event is for ages 13-18. 

Story room
Wed, Oct 16, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Community room
Thu, Oct 17, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Today's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Aug 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Aug 14 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Aug 16 Closed
Sat, Aug 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 18 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Kristin Lehigh
Address
33520 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City
California 92234
Tel: (760) 328-4262
Fax: (760) 770-9828

Cathedral City Library services originated in 1938 with a Community Library located in the new City Hall, consisting of donated materials. A year later, the County Library authorized this site as a Branch Library. In 1942, a lot adjacent to Town Hall was donated by Harvey and Edna Peterson for public library use.

A former army hospital barracks was purchased by a Chamber of Commerce bond issue and moved to the site. This building served as the Community’s Library for the next 39 years.

On June 3, 1981, a new 3,700 square foot Branch Library was dedicated on Hwy 111. Funding came from a HUD Community Development Grant and the County General Fund.

Dedicated in January 1996, the current Library was constructed with funds provided by the Cathedral City Redevelopment Agency and the CA State Library under authority of the CA Library Construction and Renovation Bond Issue. This 20,000 square foot library served as the City’s library facility until February 2008, when a devastating fire halted all library services. In June, 2009 the renovated Library reopened with state-of-the-art furnishings, new materials and display areas, additional public computer stations, and RFID self-check technology.


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California State Bar Publications
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Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
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Career Transitions
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