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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Story room
Thu, Jul 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jul 19, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Team up and search through the library--not for homework, but for fun stuff! Prizes for the winners. Also door prizes at day's end. Sign up for Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use them to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Community room
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Watch perhaps the greatest Marx Brothers film, and maybe the greatest comedy ever made, "A Night at the Opera" (1935), an MGM film, also starring Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones. 1 hour & 31 minutes. You will definitely laugh!

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 24, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Wed, Jul 25, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Outstanding live performance shows, featuring professional entertainers, will promote and encourage reading for children aged 5 to 12. In addition to the performances, kids are encouraged to read various books, depending on their ages. We will provide special passports for them to write their titles. They will receive prizes. Programs are on Wednesdays; each program begins at 10:30 a.m. Today's show: "Native American Tribal Dances and Culture." Ben Hale, a member of the Navajo tribe from Arizona, demonstrates North American Tribal Dances with cultural context, music, and brilliant regalia. A feast for the eyes and ears!

Community room
Thu, Jul 26, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This year's Teen Summer Reading Program takes place on eight consecutive Thursdays, from June 21 to August 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. our high-tech mobile makerspace returns! Get hands-on experience with all sorts of gadgets--like LittlBits, Meccano Erector Sets, 3D doodler pens and more. Door prizes at day's end. Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program and earn tickets for reading and coming to events. Use them to win awesome weekly prizes, like tickets to Laser Oasis, The Living Desert, Get Air, Big Wheel Tours and more. For teens, aged 12 to 18.

Story room
Mon, Jul 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Jul 30, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Actress Charlotte Stewart, who played the school marm on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie," recounts the adventures of translating Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic for the small screen. She is the author of "Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl's Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X, and Me." Co-written with Andy Demsky.

Seminar room
Tue, Jul 31, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 07, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 14, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Community room
Thu, Aug 16, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Rancho Mirage author DeAnn Lubell-Ames, author of "The Last Moon," speaks about her book. The novel is based on a true event--the 1902 killer eruption of Mt. Pelee on the West Indies island of Martinique. She will sign books at the end of her presentation.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 21, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Seminar room
Tue, Aug 28, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Adults -- Come to the Library and learn Technology.  With a different class each week,  we will cover such things at the Online Catalog, eResources, ebooks, and more!Check the Facebook page, Events Page on our Website or call the Reference desk to find out the latest class.

Mon, Sep 03, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Library is closed in observance of Labor Day. The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 4 at 10 a.m.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Sep 04, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group.

Community room
Tue, Sep 04, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of games, video, activities and snacks for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Story room
Mon, Sep 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. For ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Sep 10, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m in the library's Group Study room. Learn about technology at the library! With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using eResources, ebooks, and more! Check the Palm Desert Library Facebook page, the Events Page on the www.rivlib.net or call the Reference desk (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206 to find out about the latest class.

Community room
Tue, Sep 11, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program of games, video, activities and snacks for teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Thu, Sep 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Library Remodel Closures

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February 2, 2018 through
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August, 2018

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 21 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 22 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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Ancestry
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Search your family heritage online.
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Authors and Biography
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Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
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Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
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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
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Scholastic Go
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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.
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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
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Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
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Scholastic Countries Collection
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Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
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Health Reference Center
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Languages
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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
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¡Informe!
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