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Desert Hot Springs

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BRANCH EVENTS

Wed, Jun 28, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Wed, Jun 28, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Come join us on Wednesday for our  Anime Day! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Jun 29, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Our third event for Summer is going to be Mr. Twister who will be presenting his Balloon Workshop. Come on down to the Library and learn how to make those balloon animals and hats we all love. This event is free and open to the public!



Sat, Jul 01, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Jul 05, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Wed, Jul 05, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Come join us on Wednesday for our  Anime Day! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Jul 06, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Our fourth event for Summer is going to be Luce Puppet Co. who will be presenting Cinderella Builds Her Dream! Come on down to the Library and enjoy the all dog fairy tale with a twist. This event is free and open to the public!

Sat, Jul 08, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Jul 12, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Wed, Jul 12, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Come join us on Wednesday for our  Anime Day! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Jul 13, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on Thursday, July 13 for our Craft Day which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Sat, Jul 15, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Jul 19, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Wed, Jul 19, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Come join us on Wednesday for our  Anime Day! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Jul 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us on the third Thursday of every month for Jazz Cafe, Jazz Cafe is a platform for the members of the community to express themselves through any form of talent they possess. This Jazz Cafe is a special Children's edition catered around our youth. This event is free and available to the public, and we have snacks and refreshments available.




Sat, Jul 22, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Jul 26, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Wed, Jul 26, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Come join us on Wednesday for our  Anime Day! This event is free and open to the public!


Wed, Jul 26, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Come join us on Wednesday, July 26 for Soda Making. This event is free and open to the public!


Sat, Jul 29, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Aug 02, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Aug 03, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for Preschool Storytime with Amanda. We will have stories to be read, and crafts to be made! So come on down to the Library. This event is free and open to the public!


Sat, Aug 05, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Aug 09, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Aug 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for Preschool Storytime with Amanda. We will have stories to be read, and crafts to be made! So come on down to the Library. This event is free and open to the public!


Sat, Aug 12, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Aug 16, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Aug 17, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us on the third Thursday of every month for Jazz Cafe, Jazz Cafe is a platform for the members of the community to express themselves through any form of talent they possess. This event is free and available to the public, and we have snacks and refreshments available.

Sat, Aug 19, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



Wed, Aug 23, 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Come join us every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for our Story Time, we have stories to read, crafts to make and snacks to eat! This event is free and open to the public!


Thu, Aug 24, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for Preschool Storytime with Amanda. We will have stories to be read, and crafts to be made! So come on down to the Library. This event is free and open to the public!


Sat, Aug 26, 1:00AM - 2:30AM
Come join us on Saturday for our Family Movie Day  which is part of our Summer Reading Program.  This event is free and open to the public!



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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jun 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jun 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jun 29 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 30 Closed
Sat, Jul 01 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Jul 02 Closed

Branch manager
Linda Hulsey-Magness
Address
11691 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs
California 92240
Tel: (760) 329-5926
Fax: (760) 329-3593

The first library branch in Desert Hot Springs opened in 1954 in the Little Gallery of the Desert, the library was sponsored by the Desert Hot Springs Improvement Association. Over the next ten years the library moved to different locations around the city until the local Rotary Club undertook sponsorship of the library. They purchased a lot on Pierson Boulevard and began a yearlong drive to finance the construction of a new library building. In 1956 the new building was dedicated and much of the labor on the building was donated by local residents. The library stayed in this location until 1972 when the library opened in its current location on West Drive. The library offers programs for all ages, computers for Internet use, as well as books, audiobooks, and DVDs for checkout.


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