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Thousand Palms

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BRANCH EVENTS

Thu, Apr 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaa a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, Apr 28, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for our annual celebration of Day of the Child!  There will be games, prizes, raffles, face painting and a presentation by "Pacific Animal Productions". Don't miss the fun!  ¡Acompáñanos a nuestra celebración del Día del Niño! Habrá juegos, premios, rifas, pintura de caritas y un presentación especial de "Pacific Animal Productions". No faltes!

Thu, May 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, May 05, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Thu, May 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, May 12, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

Wed, May 16, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Need to learn how to set-up and E-mail account?  Is setting up an account free?  How to send an E-mail?  If you want answers we got them.  Join this class and you will learn the answers to all these questions.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more information or to register.  ¿Te gustaría saber como hacer, mandar y recibir un correo electrónico?  Si tu respuesta es si entonces acompáñanos en esta clase y tendrás todas las respuestas que estás buscando. El espacio es limitado. Por favor llame a la biblioteca para mas información o para regístrate.

Thu, May 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join Ms. Esme every Thursday morning and let's explore the world of reading through magical stories and unleash our imagination thru crafts.  For children 2-5 years of age.  Acompaña a Ms. Esme a escuchar cuentos divertidos y a dejar volar tu imaginación con las manualidades.  Para niños de 2 a 5 años.

Sat, May 19, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Need help with your iPhone, Android, eReader or any other electronic?  If so, this is the class for you.  Take a 1/2 hour class with one of our techs and have your questions answered.  Space is limited. Please call the Library for more info and to register.

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February 2, 2018 through
Early 2020

Sun City Library
March 5, 2018 through
June 1, 2018

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Today's hours

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

Tomorrow's hours

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

Mon, Apr 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 27 Closed
Sat, Apr 28 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Apr 29 Closed

Branch manager
Roxanna Garcia
Address
31189 Robert Rd.
Thousand Palms
California 92276
Tel: (760) 343-1556
Fax: (760) 343-0957

Library Service in Thousand Palms started as two Bookmobile stops:  the Post Office and Tri Palms Mobile Home Park.  In February 1994, a Volunteer Library Station was dedicated in the Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce Building.  Offering three afternoons of service, the staff consisted of volunteers and the books were donated from other branch libraries - many older and worn copies.  The shared space was also used to serve senior lunches.

 

Dedicated in September 2006, the current 5,484 sq. ft. facility was built by Riverside County Economic Development Agency.   Located adjacent to the Community Center, the library serves as a centralized hub for residents, as well as visitors.  Fundraising by dedicated Building Fund Volunteers provided additional revenue for wireless Internet connectivity and several upgrades in library furnishings.  Named after Art Samson, the tireless leader of the Building Fund and Friends group, this community library prides itself in offering quality materials and programs for all ages


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