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Palm Desert

Latest Releases

BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Mon, May 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, May 01, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Meditation with Vib Verma

Community room
Tue, May 02, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a discussion of "The Children Act" by Ian McEwan. Free! In the Meeting Room. Summary: Fiona Maye is a respected High Court Judge specializing in Family Law and living in Gray's Inn Square. Though outwardly successful, in her private life she must contend with the regret of childlessness and the announcement by her husband -jack that he is about to embark on an affair. Meanwhile she is called upon to rule in the case of Adam, a seventeen-year-old boy with leukemia who refuses a blood transfusion as a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Community room
Tue, May 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Community room
Wed, May 03, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
For grades 1-5.  Come see a 3D Printer and use your imagination to create!

Story room
Thu, May 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Thu, May 04, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Open to grades 4 - 12!

Come celebrate the books and films of a galaxy far, far away.. Play Star Wars games, snack on intergalactic refreshments, win prizes - plus photo ops with Stormtroopers! Dress up for the Star Wars costume contest!


Thursday / 5:30 p.m. / May 4 / Community Room

Story room
Mon, May 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, May 08, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Author and lecturer Linnda Durre, Ph.D., speaks about her book, "Surviving the Toxic Workplace." The presentation will be REPEATED in its entirety at 6 p.m. on the same day.

Community room
Mon, May 08, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Author and lecturer Linnda Durre, Ph.D., speaks about her book, "Surviving the Toxic Workplace." The presentation is REPEATED at this time, and is the same one presented at noon in its entirety on the same day.

Community room
Tue, May 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Come hang out and play video games, board games, and enjoy snacks! Open to grades 6-12! Community Room.

Community room
Wed, May 10, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Create and build! Great for kids ages Pre-K through 5th grade. LEGOs provided!

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

Story room
Mon, May 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, May 15, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, May 16, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Write On! is for writers and those who want to be. Today's speaker is writer, blogger and inspirational speaker Tammy Bleck, talking about "blog writing." Share examples of your own writing with the group!

Community room
Wed, May 17, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Join us for the movie Kubo and the Two Strings (2016). 

Story room
Thu, May 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, May 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, May 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Community room
Thu, May 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Compete with or against friends using the day's secret theme... The top 3 winners will win a prize! Open to grades 4-12! Free!

Community room
Mon, Jun 05, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Meditation with Vib Verma.


Community room
Tue, Jun 06, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Please read the book titled "The Courage of Others" by James Hitt before this date or just stop by as James, himself, will be attending our book club to discuss his book.

Community room
Wed, Jun 07, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Computer expert and data manager Michael Scofield unlocks the secrets of satellite imagery, using Google Earth. You'll be fascinated!

Story room
Mon, Jun 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, Jun 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Story room
Mon, Jun 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Story room
Thu, Jun 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

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.

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.

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Apr 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 30 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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Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
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Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
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Automobile Repair
Automobile Repair Reference
Automobile Repair Reference
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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
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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.
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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
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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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