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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Mon, Jun 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Jun 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Fresh from the stages of Coachella, local hero DJ Alf Alpha will show you how to make the perfect beat - and you get to take it home on a thumbdrive and listen to it anytime! Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Grades 6 - 12

Community room
Wed, Jun 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Justin Rivera appeared in the 7th season of America's got talent and is now coming to Palm Desert to show his magical abilities and support our young readers. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun and excitement for all ages. :)


Story room
Thu, Jun 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Jul 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, Jul 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Thu, Jul 06, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Think you have what it takes to make the best paper airplane? Think you can save an egg from breaking as it's being dropped from the roof? Think you know what an Oobleck or a phenakistoscope are? (You should look those up, they're cool.) Do you think you can actually mail a potato chip to yourself without breaking it? Good. This program is for you.

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

Community room
Tue, Jul 11, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Discussion of "The Innovators" by Walter Isaacson. Copies of the book available for checkout in advance at the library.

Community room
Tue, Jul 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Using the latest technology, learn how to design patches and other thread designs with local business, Reel Made. You'll see this in action as we "print" patches for everyone to take home. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Grades 6 - 12

Community room
Wed, Jul 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join the fun in our Summer Reading Program. Buster Balloon will leave you on the edge of your seat as he performs and incorporates balloons to his dazzling performance!! First 5 people will receive an extra special door prize.

Story room
Thu, Jul 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Jul 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Jul 17, 2:00PM - 4:15PM
This 1930 film about World War I, starring Lew Ayres and directed by Lewis Milestone, is perhaps one of the most influential anti-war movie ever made. It won Universal Studios its first-ever Best Picture Academy Award. 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Jul 18, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Send minifigures and mobile creations through death-defying stunts and summer activities! We provide the Lego bricks!

Grades 6 - 12

Community room
Wed, Jul 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come see the excitement unfold before your very eyes, as Cinderella Builds her Dream. This puppet performance will be a great treat for all of the children participating in the Summer Reading Program. Bring your reading log and receive a special prize for your dedication to the Summer Reading Program:)

Story room
Thu, Jul 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Jul 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Wed, Jul 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Come see Dreamshapers Featured performer Dan Crow he is seen regularly on Nickelodeon and The Learning Channel. The whole family is welcomed to enjoy the program. Our library offers a cool place and a different adventure in every book .  :)


Story room
Thu, Jul 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Jul 31, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Aug 01, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Discuss "Nora Webster" by Colm Toibin.

Community room
Tue, Aug 01, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Back by popular demand! Test your quick skills with 9 fun and whacky challenges! Only three winners will be crowned, but everyone will have fun!

Grades 6 - 12

Community room
Wed, Aug 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Michael Rayner will dazzle you with his ever famous magic tricks. Michael has appeared on The David Letterman Show. Other TV appearances include Sesame Street, The Extreme Gong Show, Thirty Seconds to Fame, Attack of the Show,  and various local TV shows.   There will be games, giveaways, prizes. awards for all of the dedicated young readers !!


Story room
Thu, Aug 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Aug 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

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

Story room
Mon, Aug 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, Aug 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Aug 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Mon, Jun 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 25 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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