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Children's Area
Tue, Jan 23, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Jan 23, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Jan 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This month's topic is "Landscape Lessons Learned" with Master Gardeners Patty & Dick Reed.

Get some tips and ideas for homeowners converting to desert landscaping.

(Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers)


Children's Area
Tue, Jan 23, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Tue, Jan 23, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Ms. Mann & Ms. Centeno will discuss "All Ways a Woman," a collection of original poetry and art. There will be a Q&A and "meet and greet" afterwards.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Tue, Jan 23, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Join our tween creative writing club! Registration required. Exclusive to 9-12 year olds.

Click here for more library events!


Thu, Jan 25, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Jan 25, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Jan 25, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Jan 25, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Jan 26, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Children's Area
Sat, Jan 27, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Children's Area
Sun, Jan 28, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use!
For all ages.
Sign-ups are required so call the library at 760-564-4767 today!


Children's Area
Tue, Jan 30, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Jan 30, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Jan 30, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Wed, Jan 31, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Come and discover your library!

Explore our digital resources, learn about ouprograms & services, take a tour, asquestionsgive feedback, and chat with staff.
Play "Learn About the Library" Bingo to win a prize!

Thu, Feb 01, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 01, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 01, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 01, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Feb 03, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sat, Feb 03, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.  

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Mon, Feb 05, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
For ages 18+

Are you lost when it comes to using a computer?
Sign up for a 3-class course in computer basics.
Call the library to sign up at 760-564-4767.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 06, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 06, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 06, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Tue, Feb 06, 4:00PM - 5:15PM
For ages 9-12.

We're making crystal geodes out of eggshells! Please see Ms. Sarah to register.

Classroom
Wed, Feb 07, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Join us as we discuss "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. Bring your library card to check out the next book club pick!

Children's Area
Wed, Feb 07, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

Thu, Feb 08, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 08, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 08, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 08, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Feb 09, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Think (ages 13-17) Fridays at 4:00pm Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Sat, Feb 10, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 13, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 13, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 13, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Tue, Feb 13, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

For ages 9-12.

This month's book is "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

Click here for more library events!


Classroom
Tue, Feb 13, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
This month's topic is "Is Weight Loss Surgery For You?" with Ramy Awad, General and Bariatric Surgeon.
    Call (800) 491-4990 to reserve your spot and for more information.


Tue, Feb 13, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Join our newest book club! We'll read a mix of young adult and crossover adult books. Intrigued? See the Adult Reference Desk for more info and to sign up. For ages 18 and older.

This month we'll be reading and discussing "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas.


Classroom
Wed, Feb 14, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Celebrate your way with friends and fun!
For ages 13-17.

Children's Area
Wed, Feb 14, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pajama Tales will be held on the patio (weather permitting) so bring blankets and a sweater!

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Thu, Feb 15, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 15, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 15, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 15, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Thu, Feb 15, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

This month's topic is "Safeguard Your Medications" with Marie Simard, PharmD. Safeguarding prescription medicine is an important safety precaution to protect your family, friends, and others who come into your home. Join us to learn about proper usage and disposal methods, medication efficacy, and more. Call (760) 423-4855 to reserve your spot or go online to emc.org/calendar.


Children's Area
Sat, Feb 17, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Feb 17, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Sun, Feb 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

For adults ages 18 and older. Call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up!

Having a hard time beating your Writer's Block? Join us as we learn how to polish and develop characters, dialogue, voice, and style through workshop-style critiques. Want more than fiction? This monthly workshop explores the literary art of fiction, non-fiction and poetry!

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Tue, Feb 20, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 20, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 20, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Tue, Feb 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

This event will take place at the La Quinta Museum:

77-885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253

Ms. Larson will discuss "Cancer Free 1-2-3: Healing Cancer, Body, Mind, and Spirit," her personal journey and message of hope and healing from Stage 3 breast cancer. There will be a Q&A and "meet and greet" afterwards.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Tue, Feb 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Join our tween creative writing club! Registration required. Exclusive to 9-12 year olds.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Feb 21, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Join us for a short story time, where we will be learning all about butterflies. Afterwards, stay for an unforgettable opportunity to help Ms. Sarah create a home for five caterpillars and see the metamorphosis in action. The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three weeks.


Thu, Feb 22, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 22, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 22, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Feb 22, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Feb 23, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Children's Area
Sat, Feb 24, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Children's Area
Sun, Feb 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use!
For all ages.
Sign-ups are required so call the library at 760-564-4767 today!


Mon, Feb 26, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
For ages 18+

Are you lost when it comes to using a computer?
Sign up for a 3-class course in computer basics.
Call the library to sign up at 760-564-4767.

Classroom
Mon, Feb 26, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
La Quinta Reads Book Club (Adults) Select Mondays at 11:30am Join us for a lively book talk! Register at the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and view the book list or call the Library.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 27, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Feb 27, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Classroom
Tue, Feb 27, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This month's topic is "Meet Our Desert Royalty: Monarch & Queen Butterflies" with Master Gardeners Maureen & Wally Austin.

Take an up-close look at Monarch & Queen Butterflies. Attracting them to your yard is easy as you will discover.

(Presented by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers)


Children's Area
Tue, Feb 27, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

For ages 9-12.

This month's book is "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

Click here for more library events!


Thu, Mar 01, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Mar 03, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Classroom
Sat, Mar 03, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.  

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 06, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 06, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 06, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Wed, Mar 07, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

Thu, Mar 08, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 08, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 08, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 08, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Mar 09, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Think (ages 13-17) Fridays at 4:00pm Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Children's Area
Sat, Mar 10, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Mon, Mar 12, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
For ages 18+

Are you lost when it comes to using a computer?
Sign up for a 3-class course in computer basics.
Call the library to sign up at 760-564-4767.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 13, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 13, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 13, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Tue, Mar 13, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

For ages 9-12.

This month's book is "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

Click here for more library events!


Thu, Mar 15, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 15, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 15, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 15, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Children's Area
Sat, Mar 17, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Mar 17, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Teen Book Club (ages 13-17) Saturdays at 4:00pm Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything . or at least about what you're reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month's theme! For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com


Classroom
Sun, Mar 18, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

For adults ages 18 and older. Call the library at 760-564-4767 to sign up!

Having a hard time beating your Writer's Block? Join us as we learn how to polish and develop characters, dialogue, voice, and style through workshop-style critiques. Want more than fiction? This monthly workshop explores the literary art of fiction, non-fiction and poetry!

Click here for more library events!


Mon, Mar 19, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
For ages 18+

Are you lost when it comes to using a computer?
Sign up for a 3-class course in computer basics.
Call the library to sign up at 760-564-4767.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 20, 10:00AM - 10:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 20, 10:30AM - 10:50AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 20, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
For 0-3 year-olds every Tuesday at 10:00am & repeat storytimes at 10:30 & 11am. Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers! Enjoy stories and songs.

Children's Area
Tue, Mar 20, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Join our tween creative writing club! Registration required. Exclusive to 9-12 year olds.

Click here for more library events!


Children's Area
Wed, Mar 21, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Pajama Tales will be held on the patio (weather permitting) so bring blankets and a sweater!

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah!


Thu, Mar 22, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 22, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 22, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
For ages 4-5.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays at 10, 10:30, & 11am.
 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Thu, Mar 22, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at  78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.


Classroom
Fri, Mar 23, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Children's Area
Sat, Mar 24, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
"Something on Saturday" Saturdays at 3:30pm in the Children's Area.  Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories! For ages 2 to 12 years old.

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Branch manager
Sue Duran
Address
78-275 Calle Tampico
La Quinta
California 92253
Tel: (760) 564-4767
Fax: (760) 771-0237
Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.  

Library service to the La Quinta community began in March 1976 with a bookmobile stop each morning in the community’s “Village” (now known as “Old Town”). The bookmobile would then park next to the Village Park’s playground area and a large quilt would be spread on the lawn. The children would sit on the quilt and listen to the manager of the bookmobile for an open-air preschool story time.

In 1986, funding was approved by Riverside County and the City of La Quinta for a library. In the summer of 1988, the La Quinta Branch Library opened in the newly constructed 2,000 square foot commercial building directly across from what was the old La Quinta City Hall. The library was open only 20 hours a week and had a collection of 8,900 items.

By the late 1990’s, La Quinta was one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City Council strongly suggested to the County that a bigger library was needed in order to serve the increasing population. A “Site Selection Committee” began searching for a new location. The library’s building had been purchased by a civic-minded developer, and since two suites remained empty, it was decided to renovate the ground floor into a bigger library instead. All the items were placed in two storage containers in the parking lot while the floor was expanded to 4,130 square feet. This new library was reopened in 1999, with 40 hours of service and a collection of 28,000 items. Eventually, a 20,000 square foot “stand-alone” library would be built on the City’s new Civic Center Campus.

The present building opened in 2005, with the library only occupying the space currently known as the Children’s Area. By 2008, the library expanded into the Adult Area, and a storytime room was built as well as a teen room. Many programs from then continue to this day: preschool story time, children, teen, adult, as well as other informative presentations by community partners.

The current collection is over 71,000 items, and includes books, DVDs, audio and MP3 books, CDs and newspapers and magazines. It is open 7 days a week for 56 hours. There are 17 library staff personnel, including Circulation Supervisor, Programming Coordinator, Head of Reference, Youth Services Coordinator, and Branch Manager. Circulation for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was 329,157 items (including self-check), making La Quinta Public Library 3rd in circulation County wide.

The Library has become a viable community collaborator, sharing programs and resources with local La Quinta businesses and City-run entities. It continues to grow and expand its outreach not only to the surrounding communities, but well into its future.

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