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Desert Hot Springs

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BRANCH EVENTS

Wed, Oct 25, 2:30PM - 3:15PM
Come join us every Wednesday at 2:30 PM 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, Oct 26, 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.We have snacks and refreshments available. This event is free and available to the public.


Fri, Oct 27, All day

Sat, Oct 28, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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!



Sun, Oct 29, All day

Thu, Nov 02, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM, for our Local Author Series. We will be joined by Author Majorie Snell, who will be talking about her book "Lest We Forget", which is about the WWII experiences of Veteran, Francis Snell. This event is free and open to the public!

Fri, Nov 03, All day

Sat, Nov 04, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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!



Sun, Nov 05, All day

Thu, Nov 09, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for STEAM Story Time with Betsy. 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!


Fri, Nov 10, All day

Sun, Nov 12, All day

Thu, Nov 16, 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.We have snacks and refreshments available. This event is free and available to the public.


Fri, Nov 17, All day

Sat, Nov 18, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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!



Sun, Nov 19, All day

Thu, Nov 23, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for STEAM Story Time with Betsy. 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!


Fri, Nov 24, All day

Sun, Nov 26, All day

Fri, Dec 01, All day

Sat, Dec 02, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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!



Sun, Dec 03, All day

Thu, Dec 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM, for our Local Author Series. We will be joined by Author Joanne Hardy, who will be talking about her book "The Girl in the Butternut Dress" which is Historical Fiction that takes place during the Civil WarThis event is free and open to the public!


Fri, Dec 08, All day

Sat, Dec 09, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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!



Sun, Dec 10, All day

Thu, Dec 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM, for STEAM Story Time with Betsy. 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!


Fri, Dec 15, All day

Sat, Dec 16, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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!



Sun, Dec 17, All day

Thu, Dec 21, 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.We have snacks and refreshments available. This event is free and available to the public.


Fri, Dec 22, All day

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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, Oct 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Oct 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Oct 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Oct 26 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Oct 27 Closed
Sat, Oct 28 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Oct 29 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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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.
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
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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
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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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