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Palm Desert

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BRANCH EVENTS

Sun, Jan 20, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Los Angeles-based jazz and standards singer Yvonne Demery presents "At Last," the songs of Etta James and other classic vocalists. This program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (about two blocks from the Palm Desert Library).

Mon, Jan 21, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Palm Desert Library is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The library will re-open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.

Community room
Tue, Jan 22, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Story room
Thu, Jan 24, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jan 24, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Jan 24, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Chef Daniel Villenueva of the new Daniel's Table Restaurant in Cathedral City, presents healthy Middle-Eastern food. He formerly owned Balisage in Palm Springs.

Community room
Sat, Jan 26, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Live for a day in a winter wonderland. Touch some ice! Create your own paper snowflakes and snowmen! Families welcome; especiall or kids, 12 and under. Noon to 2 p.m.

Sun, Jan 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Local favorite vocalist Bonnie Gilgallon presents material from her most recent albums and shows, including a tribute to the music of singer Rosemary Clooney, with Joel Baker on keyboard. This program does NOT take place in the Palm Desert Library, but at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. It is behind the Palm Desert City Hall, and about two blocks from the library.

Community room
Mon, Jan 28, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Story room
Mon, Jan 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"The Odd Couple" (1968) Oscar and Felix--two more opposite heterosexual men have never tried to live together! Stars Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Directed by Gene Saks. Paramount Pictures. Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Jan 29, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Supervised after-school program for teens (grades 6-12). Video and board games, snacks and fun activities.

Community room
Wed, Jan 30, 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Due to the popularity of the December holiday card class, we've added another for Valentine's Day! Adults, you can make elegant, multi-layered cards for your sweetheart in this two-hour-plus workshop. Limited to 12 participants; reservations are a must. Call 760-346-6552, ext. 4212 and leave your name and phone number.

Story room
Thu, Jan 31, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Jan 31, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Community room
Thu, Jan 31, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Health activist Richard Gelb presents "Be Your Own Advocate: The Job and Work of Being a Patient," the first of a series of four health lecture/discussions focusing on surviving cancer. This is program No. 1 of a four-part series; the others take place on February 7, 21 and March 7.

Community room
Mon, Feb 04, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Story room
Mon, Feb 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Community room
Mon, Feb 04, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Seminar room
Tue, Feb 05, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about Oculus Rift: virtual reality.  Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

Community room
Tue, Feb 05, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Book discussion group, led by Jiggs Gallagher. Today's volume: "My Own Words" by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Limited books are available the month before the discussion; ask at the Circulation Desk.

Community room
Tue, Feb 05, 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Story room
Thu, Feb 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Feb 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Feb 07, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Sam Pace, owner of "Sammy's Place" restaurant in Cathedral City, brings his great Italian recipes, his sense of humor and wonderful stories of family and great eating! This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (NOT at the Palm Desert Library!) The Rec. Center is behind the Palm Desert City Hall, about two blocks from the library.

Community room
Thu, Feb 07, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
"Cancer and the Law: The Importance of Legal Resources and Information for Patients and Survivors." Stephanie Fajuri, Esq., director, Cancer Legal Resource Center, Los Angeles. This is program No. 2 of a four-part series.

Sun, Feb 10, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Latin, Flamenco and jazz guitarist Michael Anthony Gagliardi, a local Coachella Valley favorite, presents "Latin and World Guitar Music."

Mon, Feb 11, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Library is closed in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. It will re-open at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 12.

Community room
Tue, Feb 12, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. Features video and board games, snacks and refreshments.

Story room
Wed, Feb 13, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the community room. Ages 12 and under. Join us for stories and stretchers. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend!

Story room
Thu, Feb 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Feb 14, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Feb 14, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef and owner Philippe Caupain of Si Bon Restaurant in Rancho Mirage brings tasty Belgian cuisine and recipes for tastings.

Sun, Feb 17, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Country band CINCH, fronted by Eric Frankson, returns this year to time-travel through the rich library of authentic country!

Mon, Feb 18, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Library is closed in observance of Presidents' Day. It wil re-open at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 19.

Community room
Tue, Feb 19, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. Features video and board games, snacks and refreshments.

Community room
Wed, Feb 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
A repeat visit by Sean Gaskell, a specialist in the history and music of the West African kora, a many-stringed harp-like instrument. He will play and talk about the instrument and its place in the culture of Ghana and adjacent West African nations. Your children and grandchildren will be enthralled! 6 p.m.

Community room
Thu, Feb 21, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Thu, Feb 21, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Dipika Patel, CEO of Love Your Life Healthy, and a specialist in healthy vegetarian and Indian foods, will present recipes and tastings.

Community room
Thu, Feb 21, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Health advocate and patient advocate Richard Gelb speaks on Managing Emotions when Dealing with Cancer. This is program No. 3 of a four-part series.

Community room
Sat, Feb 23, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Did you enjoy Valentine's Day? Do you know how important your heart is? February is American Heart Month, so come for some heart-related games and activities! Families and kids 12 and under especially welcome. Noon to 2 p.m.

Sun, Feb 24, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Popular Singer Rose Mallett returns to feature delightful renditions of the stylings of Sarah Vaughn and other jazz greats.

Community room
Mon, Feb 25, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Story room
Mon, Feb 25, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Usually Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Day and time are subject to change; call (760) 346-6552 for information or visit www.rivlib.net/website/events.

Community room
Tue, Feb 26, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Most Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (grades 6-12) Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. Features video and board games, snacks and refreshments.

Story room
Thu, Feb 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 - 5.

Community room
Thu, Feb 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Thu, Feb 28, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Everyone's favorite "Gadget Girl," Jan Boydstun of the store, Kitchen Kitchen, presents some flavorful food along with tips on using technology and utensils to improve your dishes!

Community room
Mon, Mar 04, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Seminar room
Tue, Mar 05, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
This training program takes place the first Tuesdays of the month from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learn about technology at the library. Today's class is about Ancestry: Library Edition.    Call the library at (760) 346-6552, ext. 4206, if you have any questions.

Community room
Thu, Mar 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Community room
Mon, Mar 11, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Community room
Thu, Mar 14, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
All musicians who play string instruments (especially ukelele!) are invited to join in at noon in the library's Community Room. The group will specialize in fun 3- and 4-chord Country and Bluegrass songs which will be easy to play and sing. Led by Mike Manis. Y'all, come.

Community room
Mon, Mar 18, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Lyn Manor teaches how to get around on the Internet. Same class repeats weekly. RSVP please. Weekly class is canceled if there are not enough sign ups. Call 760-346-6552 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Nuview Library Closed


February 2, 2018 through
Spring 2019 for remodeling. 

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

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 5:00PM

We're closed Monday January 21
Mon, Jan 14 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 18 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 20 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Branch manager
Julia Schumacher (Interim)
Address
73-300 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert
California 92260
Tel: (760) 346-6552
Fax: (760) 341-7862

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