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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Community room
Wed, Aug 23, 5:30PM - 7:15PM
 Movie Night at the Library is back! Come watch the adventures of Mowgli and friends come to life,  from the classic tale of Rudyard Kipling " The Jungle Book. 2016 Disney.  

Story room
Thu, Aug 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Story room
Mon, Aug 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, Aug 31, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Mon, Sep 04, All day

Community room
Tue, Sep 05, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Today's book for discussion: "The Language of Flowers," by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Some copies available at the Reference Desk.

Community room
Mon, Sep 11, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma

Community room
Tue, Sep 12, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Author Bert Upson discusses his book, "On a Clear Day: a 9/11 Eyewitness Account" Mr. Upson left a meeting high in the World Trade Center's South Tower after the first plane hit the North Tower, and just minutes before the second plane could have killed him. This is one you won't want to miss!

Fri, Sep 15, All day
The library will be closed for the annual Staff Development Day. Reopens Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Sep 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Sep 18, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" (1962), starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, and a 7-year-old Ron Howard. (2 hrs. & 31 minutes) SOURCE: Warner Bros. DVD label.


Seminar room
Tue, Sep 19, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Write On! is a writers' support group. Today's topic: How to conduct an interview for your written story.

Community room
Tue, Sep 19, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens in grades 6 through 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Sep 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Tue, Sep 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school event for teens in grades 6 through 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Oct 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Oct 02, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Guided meditation with Vib Verma.


Community room
Tue, Oct 03, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Book discussion on "A Full Life," by Jimmy Carter. Limited copies available beforehand at the library.

Community room
Tue, Oct 03, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens, grades 6-12.

Story room
Thu, Oct 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Mon, Oct 09, All day
Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day holiday.

Community room
Tue, Oct 10, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens, grades 6-12.

Story room
Thu, Oct 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Oct 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Oct 16, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
"Hello Dolly!" (1969), directed by Gene Kelly. Starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau. (2 hours & 28 minutes) SOURCE: 20th Century Fox DVD box label.

Seminar room
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Support group for writers and those who want to be. Today's topic: Newswriting. Bring short samples of your work to share.

Community room
Tue, Oct 17, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens, grades 6-12.

Story room
Thu, Oct 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

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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, Aug 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 26 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 27 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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eResources Databases

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.
Automobile Repair
Automobile Repair Reference
Automobile Repair Reference
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in this easy-to-use web site.
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.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
Brainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Career Transitions
Career Transitions
Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic Go
Engaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
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
Cultures and Religion
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
One Click Digital
One Click Digital
A growing collection of over 1,500 eAudiobooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of over eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
Zinio
Zinio
The world's largest newsstand is now on your library's website!
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 Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth 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.

Music
Freegal
Freegal
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries."
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 Gold
InfoTrac® General Reference Center Gold
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.

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