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La Quinta

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BRANCH EVENTS

Children's Area
Tue, Apr 25, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
This month's book is Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee.

The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book!

Book club runs through May 2017.

Adult Section
Wed, Apr 26, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Children's Area
Thu, Apr 27, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, Apr 27, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Apr 27, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Thu, Apr 27, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
"Take Time to Unwind - Top 5 Anti-Stress Tips"
Dr. Joy will be sharing some functional medicine tips on things you can do to rest better, and have an improved sense of well-being. You will leave enlightened, happy, and relaxed! Now doesn't that sound great! Call (760) 423-4855 to reserve your spot or go online to emc.org/calendar.

Classroom
Fri, Apr 28, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Children's Area
Fri, Apr 28, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Family Game Night on select Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Join us for fun board games and more! Bring the whole family and enjoy popular board games like Candyland, Apples to Apples, Operation, Twister, & more!


Sat, Apr 29, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Celebrate literacy, children, and books at our annual event. Enjoy games, prizes, face painting, a craft, and cake! Special performance by "Rudy's Radical Science" and César Chávez Elementary School Ballet Folklorico. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. 

Free books & refreshments as supplies last for the first 150 children!


Children's Area
Tue, May 02, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds today at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, May 02, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
"Book Babies Storytime" for 0-2 year olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytime at 11:00am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, May 02, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join in on Art Journaling 101! See Children's Reference Desk for registration. 
For 9-12 year olds!

Classroom
Wed, May 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us as we discuss "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life" by William Finnegan at this meeting. Bring your library cards!


Adult Section
Wed, May 03, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Children's Area
Wed, May 03, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!


Children's Area
Thu, May 04, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Children's Area
Thu, May 04, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10am & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, May 04, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Join us for our 3rd annual Star Wars fun-filled evening! Sponsored by Friends of the La Quinta Library, this fun family event will feature crafts, games, costume parade, and Star Wars bingo. Special tribute to our Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher. Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome!

Classroom
Sat, May 06, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Classroom
Tue, May 09, 4:00PM - 5:15PM
Join us at the library for a lecture brought to you by Desert Regional Medical Center!

This month's topic is "Why Diabetes Affects the Foot (And What To Do About It)" with Dr. Jackson Crough, DPM. Call 800-491-4990 to reserve your spot and for more information.

Children's Area
Tue, May 09, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
This month's book is Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire.

The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book!

Book club runs through May 2017.

Adult Section
Wed, May 10, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Children's Area
Wed, May 10, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Classroom
Thu, May 11, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Tammy Bleck will be presenting about how to utilize social media to promote your business. This program is designed for local businesses but is open to the public!

Thu, May 11, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Fri, May 12, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Family Game Night on select Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Join us for fun board games and more! Bring the whole family and enjoy popular board games like Candyland, Apples to Apples, Operation, Twister, & more!


Adult Section
Wed, May 17, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Children's Area
Wed, May 17, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join in on a scavenger hunt and learn about our summer reading programs! All ages welcome.

Thu, May 18, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Thu, May 18, 6:00PM - 6:45PM

We don't just read and discuss books for this club but also read articles or listen to podcast episodes (we promise they'll be short!).

See the Adult Reference Desk for each month's materials and if you have any questions or suggestions!


Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, May 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Mon, May 22, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
La Quinta Reads Book Club (Adults) Select Mondays at 11:30am Join us for a lively book talk! Register at the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and view the book list or call the Library.


Children's Area
Tue, May 23, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
This month's book is Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire.

The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book!

Book club runs through May 2017.

Adult Section
Wed, May 24, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Thu, May 25, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, May 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition every month!

Adult Section
Wed, May 31, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Adult Section
Wed, Jun 07, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Adult Section
Wed, Jun 14, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

Adult Section
Wed, Jun 21, All day
Book-A-Librarian Tech Help Wednesdays at 10:30am & 4:00pm (except Holidays/Holiday weeks) Do you need help with a Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop? Meet with a staff member for a 30 minute consultation to learn more about the devices you already own. *Registration required, see the Adult Reference Desk or call the Library.

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Apr 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Apr 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Apr 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 30 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Branch manager
Sue Duran
Address
78-275 Calle Tampico
La Quinta
California 92253
Tel: (760) 564-4767
Fax: (760) 771-0237
Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.  

Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.

Programming & Outreach Coordinator: Christine Teran 

Tel: (760)-771-0395


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