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Cathedral City

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BRANCH EVENTS

Mon, Feb 27, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Feb 27, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Feb 28, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Feb 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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
Wed, Mar 01, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Mar 01, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Story room
Thu, Mar 02, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Sat, Mar 04, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Sun, Mar 05, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 06, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 06, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Mar 06, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Tue, Mar 07, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Tue, Mar 07, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Mar 07, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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! 

Wed, Mar 08, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Community room
Wed, Mar 08, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Mar 08, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Thu, Mar 09, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Thu, Mar 09, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Sat, Mar 11, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Sun, Mar 12, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 13, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 13, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Mar 13, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Tue, Mar 14, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Tue, Mar 14, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Mar 14, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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! 

Wed, Mar 15, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Community room
Wed, Mar 15, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Mar 15, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Wed, Mar 15, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Enjoy a story at the Whitewater Preserve in our SOAR (Step Outside and Read) program! The SOAR program instills the love of reading and of story in the beauty of the desert. Join librarians as they team up with naturalists in a short hike, craft, reading and picnic lunch at the preserve. Only 25 seats available. Sign-ups begin March 15th!!!! Official date in April TBD.

Visit http://rivlib.libnet.info/website/branch-page-829/location/CathedralCity for updates! Or call (760) 328-4262


Thu, Mar 16, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Thu, Mar 16, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Sat, Mar 18, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Sun, Mar 19, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 20, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 20, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Mar 20, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Tue, Mar 21, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Tue, Mar 21, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Mar 21, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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! 

Wed, Mar 22, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Community room
Wed, Mar 22, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Mar 22, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Thu, Mar 23, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Thu, Mar 23, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Sat, Mar 25, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Sun, Mar 26, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 27, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Mar 27, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Mar 27, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Tue, Mar 28, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Tue, Mar 28, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Mar 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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! 

Wed, Mar 29, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Community room
Wed, Mar 29, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Mar 29, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Thu, Mar 30, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Story room
Thu, Mar 30, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Sat, Apr 01, All day

During the annual In-N-Out reading program, children (ages 4-12) can check-out and read five library books and receive a certificate for a free hamburger or cheeseburger (you may substitute for a grilled cheese) from In-N-Out Burger! March 4th -April 1st


Mon, Apr 03, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Apr 03, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Apr 04, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Apr 04, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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
Wed, Apr 05, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Apr 05, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Story room
Thu, Apr 06, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Mon, Apr 10, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Apr 10, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Apr 11, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Apr 11, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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
Wed, Apr 12, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Community room
Wed, Apr 12, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Thu, Apr 13, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Mon, Apr 17, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Apr 17, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Apr 18, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Apr 18, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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
Wed, Apr 19, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Apr 19, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Story room
Thu, Apr 20, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come enjoy the works of prominent anime filmmakers and artists. We'll be exploring influential works as well as some of the most popular shows today! Come meet people with similar interests and have fun discussing things you love!


Mon, Apr 24, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Overcome your computer-phobia! Learn the basics in this FREE, fun, and easy class that will teach you the very beginning steps you need to know.

Community room
Mon, Apr 24, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Story room
Tue, Apr 25, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM.

Community room
Tue, Apr 25, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
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
Wed, Apr 26, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
¡Aprende a leer, escribir y hablar, gratis!

How's your English? Do you want to READ better? WRITE better? SPEAK better? We can help!

Story room
Wed, Apr 26, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Feb 20 Closed
Tue, Feb 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Feb 24 Closed
Sat, Feb 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Joshua Kunkle
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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