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Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Nov 25, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Nov 25, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
It's Family Game Day at the library!! Done with turkey? Got cabin fever? Come to the library! We have games & game boards, plus puzzles, set up for anyone to play with. Popcorn, hot cocoa too!

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Nov 25, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Eastvale Library
Sat, Nov 25, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for silly songs, stories, and fun crafts! Family story time is open to children of all ages. Takes place every Saturday at 11 AM.

Robidoux Library
Sat, Nov 25, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Practice your crocheting skills. All levels of expertise welcomed. Supplies are limited so bring what you have.

Valle Vista Library
Sat, Nov 25, 12:30PM - 1:20PM
Join us for Bilingual Storytime with Sergio! Bilingual Storytime is for Spanish-Learners and English-Learners, and we encourage everyone who is interested to join in the fun!

Cabazon Library
Sat, Nov 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Don't have your own Play Station or Wii at home?  Come play on ours!

Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Community Room
Sat, Nov 25, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Thousand Palms Library
Sat, Nov 25, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Free Birds".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Nov 25, 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.

Wildomar Library
Sun, Nov 26, All day


Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Nov 26, All day

Mead Valley Library
Sun, Nov 26, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Cathedral City Library
Young Adult area
Sun, Nov 26, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Phobic Anonymous, a 12 step recovery meeting for those suffering from panic attacks, phobias, anxiety and depression. Meetings will take place every Sunday in November. 

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sun, Nov 26, 2:00PM - 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!


Valle Vista Library
Mon, Nov 27, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Mon, Nov 27, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Canyon Lake Library
City Council Room
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A fun few hours of crafts, Yoga for kids in the first hour, and fun things to for young children to do.  The program is in cooperation with Tiffany a Momco hostess.  Some refreshments and possible giveaways may also be available for participants.

Idyllwild Library
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Sun City Library
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Help with family history.

Sun City Library
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 0 to 7 plus adult. Interactive storytime between parent and child.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Idyllwild Library
Mon, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning. Sandii Castleberry is our special guest bringing songs and stories for a fun filled "holiday hoedown".

Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Mon, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Join us for  storytime for all ages. Stories, crafts and songs

Norco Library
Mon, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories and singing songs in both English and Spanish; plus making crafts!

Mead Valley Library
Mon, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Bring your youngest children for a special time of stories, songs and activities! In this fun, interactive half-hour you'll prepare your child socially and educationally for pre-school while strengthening the bond between you, the caregiver, and your little ones.




Palm Desert Library
Story room
Mon, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Canyon Lake Library
Private Library Space
Mon, Nov 27, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Free program with stories movement and a craft to assist in brain and language development. 

Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Conference Room
Mon, Nov 27, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Join this fun discussion group that loves to read and discuss books. Meets the Fourth Monday of every month. The Club Reads both Fiction & Non-Fiction. Adults only please. No signup required. Copies of the current book are available at the Reference desk.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Nov 27, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Mon, Nov 27, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Cabazon Library
Mon, Nov 27, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Did you hear?  Coloring isn't just for kids anymore.  It's relaxing and fun for adults too.  Join us for a peaceful hour of calm music and drawing.  All materials provided. 


Woodcrest Library
Children's story room
Mon, Nov 27, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Children will have the chance to read to one of two service dogs, Pepper or Latte.  These dogs love to be read to and it's the perfect  opportunity for children to practice reading out loud. Great for reluctant readers.


Canyon Lake Library
City Council Room
Mon, Nov 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
A group of creative writers exploring personal expression under the guidance of Mrs Gretchen Blackford.  She has many ideas to bring to the group which are both fun and challenging.  The participants should be prepared to write but the expressions will be the participants.  The framework may change from week to week and are likely to include but not be limited to poetry and prose in many forms.

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Mon, Nov 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
This program is designed for students (K-8th Grade) to receive help in completing their homework. 

THIS IS NOT A TUTORING PROGRAM.

Homework Help Club

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Mon, Nov 27, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pathfinder tabletop gaming. Characters will be provided as well as materials. Open to new players and experienced. Sign-ups are required to plan out tables. Sign-ups at the front desk will be available starting 11/1/17.

Sun City Library
Tue, Nov 28, 9:30AM - 11:00AM
At each meeting you'll share your photo and receive a new theme. 

Norco Library
Tue, Nov 28, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, making crafts and having fun. (3yrs. +).

Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Come enjoy our ESL conversation class! We will have great conversations that are student led, while improving our English conversation skills.

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Nov 28, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us in the community room for stories, songs and crafts! For children aged 0-5 years.

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Join us for bilingual stories, music and crafts!


Robidoux Library
Computer lab
Tue, Nov 28, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

This class is conducted in Spanish.

No es necesario registrarse. Las clases tardan de una hora a hora y media, comienzan a las 10:30 AM. Algunas clases están divididas en dos partes, la participación en ambas no es necesaria. Todas las clases se imparten en el laboratorio de computación. Llame al 951-682-5485 para más información.


Clase de computacion


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Tue, Nov 28, 10:30AM - 10:45AM
For 0-2 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.

La Quinta Library
Tue, Nov 28, 11:00AM - 11:15AM
For 0-2 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.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
This month's topic is "Raised-bed Vegetable Gardening" with Master Gardeners Bob & Suzanne Adamson.

Reduce bending over while gardening by planting and caring for your vegetables in raised beds where the quality of soil is yours to determine. This can be done on a concrete surface.

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


Norco Library
Tue, Nov 28, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, and having fun! (Infants to 2yrs.) Limited to 15 children.

Idyllwild Library
Tue, Nov 28, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Open to all Mah Jong players. All skilled and not so skilled players are welcome to join this spirited team of players.

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
This program is designed for students (K-8th Grade) to receive help in completing their homework. 

THIS IS NOT A TUTORING PROGRAM.

Homework Help Club

Cathedral City Library
Story room
Tue, Nov 28, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Tue, Nov 28, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Tue, Nov 28, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
After-school program for teens in grades 6-12.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Discover new anime, make new friends and learn how to draw your own Manga!

Eastvale Library
Tue, Nov 28, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Major: [narrating] "My mind is human. My body is manufactured. I'm the first of my kind, but... I won't be the last. We cling to memories as if they define us. But what we do defines us. My ghost survived to remind the next of us... that humanity is our virtue. I know who I am... and what I'm here to do."

Join us for teen movie night! We will show the movie at 4 pm. The movie is rated PG-13. Wii game night will begin after the movie.

Sun City Library
Tue, Nov 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come hear a story and do a STEAM activity.

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Nov 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


El Cerrito Library
Community room
Tue, Nov 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. Today is the last meeting of the year! Club will sesume on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm! See you 2018!  

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Nov 28, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Community Room
Tue, Nov 28, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Critique group for writers of all genres to grow and learn from each others feedback. Adults only please. Contact the library for details. No signup required.

San Jacinto Library
Children's room
Tue, Nov 28, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
The Children's Book Club starts every Tuesday @5:30pm. New members are always welcome!

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Tue, Nov 28, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 9 of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's documentary series, "The Vietnam War" is titled "A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970--March 1973). Approximately 110 minutes.

Idyllwild Library
Tue, Nov 28, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Discussion group in Idyllwild which meets for discussion on a variety of subjects. Tonight's topic for discussion will be "Is there a case to be made for intelligent design?" Public is welcome to join in on the conversation.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Wed, Nov 29, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Valle Vista Library
Wed, Nov 29, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Cabazon Library
Wed, Nov 29, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Join us for stories, songs, and fun!


Nuview Library
Wed, Nov 29, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. Supplies provided by the library. Leave your worries at the door and let your creativity shine!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Sun City Library
Wed, Nov 29, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 2 to 7 years plus adult. Hear a story then make a craft that is based on the story 

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Nov 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Norco Library
Wed, Nov 29, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories, singing songs, making crafts and having FUN!

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Nov 29, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Take a time out in the middle of the week by joining us for After School Storytime. Every week we will read themed stories and then create crafts that are perfect for display. Bring your creativity! Due to the nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Younger siblings accommodated.



Woodcrest Library
Community room
Wed, Nov 29, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Try out the immersive 3D gaming system, Oculus Rift: A Virtual Reality Experience, if you are 13 years and older! No  registration required.


Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Fundamentals of drawing is a weekly program for upper elementary students grades 3rd-6th. Students will learn: Still Life, Shading Techniques, Value and Lighting, Proportion, Gesture & Line Weight, Portraiture and Color.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Wed, Nov 29, 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!


Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Come enjoy our bilingual story time

Mecca Library
Children's area
Wed, Nov 29, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Kids Be Creative! We invite you to join us for a crafty program here at the Mecca Library. All children are welcome!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come relax after a long day at school and hang out. Play games, do homework, or just laugh with friends.

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Nov 29, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Calling all teens and tweens! Bring your friends and join us for a calming afternoon of art and music. Follow the instructions to create your very own masterpiece that is sure to impress. We provide the materials, you bring the creativity! This program is best suited for ages 13-17.


Lakeside Library
Wed, Nov 29, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Wed, Nov 29, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Check out this new club designated especially for children ages 8 to 13 and explore cool new ideas and experiments that seek to introduce you to the world of S.T.E.M.

Children's Activity Club

Perris Library
Community room
Wed, Nov 29, 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Wednesdays 4 - 6pm (to alleviate your boredom)

  • Video Games
  • Activities
  • Movie Nights
  • Free Food

Activities for ages 10 - 18:

  • Video Game Battle 11/1
  • Video Game Night 11/8
  • Harry Potter Wands 11/15
  • No Teen Night 11/22
  • Movie Night 11/29




La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Wed, Nov 29, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 9-12.
Think you know your Harry Potter facts? Put your knowledge to the test and join us for trivia night at the library!

La Quinta Library
Wed, Nov 29, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Try to best other teens as we determine this year's Tri-Wizard Champion. For ages 13-17.

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Nov 29, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Nov 29, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

Cabazon Library
Wed, Nov 29, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us for a fun, family movie - Smurfs, The Lost Village.  Snacks will be provided. 

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Nov 29, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Sun City Library
Wed, Nov 29, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Computer Classes for Adults on various topics.   Space is limited, must sign up at Sun City Circulation Desk.  June's topic will be Facebook.    Basic computer skills are required for this program..


Anza Library
Library
Wed, Nov 29, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Come join Cheyenne and her circle of readers as they embark on fun adventures in reading!

All reading ages welcome. Free to attend.


Cathedral City Library
Story room
Wed, Nov 29, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Cathedral City Library
Young Adult area
Wed, Nov 29, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

Eastvale Library
Wed, Nov 29, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Toddler time on Wednesday's at 6pm at the Eastvale Public Library. We will sings songs, read stories, and play! Sensory and safe play will be encouraged in Toddler time as an opportunity for little ones to socialize, develop fine motor skills, and bond with their caregiver.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Nov 30, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10, 10:30, & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Norco Library
Thu, Nov 30, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Free English as a Second Language Classes. Clases gratis de Inglés

Valle Vista Library
Thu, Nov 30, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Perris Library
Story room
Thu, Nov 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Thursdays at 10:30 am

Stories....Songs...Crafts...Playtime for ages 3 to 5 years

Theme Series:

  • Baa - Baa! 11/2
  • POP! POP! 11/09
  • Gobble - Gobble! 11/16
  • Library Closed for Thanksgiving 11/23
  • Oink - Oink 11/30

Palm Desert Library
Story room
Thu, Nov 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thousand Palms Library
Thu, Nov 30, 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.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Nov 30, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10, 10:30, & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Thu, Nov 30, 10:30AM - 11:30AM


Lake Elsinore Library
Thu, Nov 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join our Pre-school Story Time every Thursday @11 a.m. in the Community Room. There will be songs, stories, and crafts!

La Quinta Library
Thu, Nov 30, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10, 10:30, & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Thu, Nov 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Preschool Storytime builds school-readiness with stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for independent preschoolers, immediately followed by an age-appropriate craft. Ages 0-6.


Palm Desert Library
Thu, Nov 30, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Jan Boydstun, "The Gadget Girl" from Kitchen Kitchen store in Palm Desert, presents a program on the best in utensils and serves a taste sampling to everyone. This program takes place in the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (behind the Palm Desert City Hall), NOT at the Palm Desert Library!

Mecca Library
Children's area
Thu, Nov 30, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Come and Read with us! Children explore the wonders of books here at the Mecca Library. Don't miss it!

Highgrove Library
Thu, Nov 30, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


Romoland Community Library
Children's Room
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come join us for a fun and creative program of stories, music, games, movement, crafts, and more! Families with children of all ages are welcome! Please follow us on Facebook for theme of the week or feel free to call for more information.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Nov 30, 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.


San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Learn American Sign Language basics every Thursday @4pm in the Community Room!

Eastvale Library
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Cabazon Library
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Need to update your tech skills?  Don't even know where to begin?  Join us for a three part class on computer basics.  
Week 1 - Computers 101
Week 2 - Meet Microsoft Office
Week 3 - Welcome to the Internet
Laptop computers provided by the library or bring your own device. 


Norco Library
Thu, Nov 30, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
You're invited to come and explore STEAM.

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Nov 30, 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Cuddle up with your favorite stuffed buddy and listen to stories, sing songs, and play games.


San Jacinto Library
Children's room
Thu, Nov 30, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Join us every Thursday @5pm in the Children's Room for Children's Story Time!

Robidoux Library
Computer lab
Thu, Nov 30, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
No registration is needed for these classes. These classes will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Some classes will be a two part series. Attendance in both is not necessary. All classes are held in the computer lab. See front desk or call 951-682-5485 for more information.

Computer Class

Eastvale Library
Thu, Nov 30, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
English as a second language (ESL) Classes provides English learners with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Open to beginning English learners with a basic understanding of English.  

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Thu, Nov 30, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Your Riverside County Library System Library Card is required to make a reservation. Limit 2 tickets per card. Reservations for the November 30 event open November 10 @ 10am on Eventbrite.com. Search "LQHPCC2"


Green Room Theatre Company will perform a live reading of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 2 on Thursday, November 30 @ 5:30pm. 

This event is suitable for ages 10 and up. Children ages 5 and under not admitted. Children will not be allowed to sit on the floor.

This event is wholly sponsored by the Friends of the La Quinta Library, a chapter of the Friends of the Desert Libraries, a 501(c)3 organization.

FAQs
Do I need a Riverside County Library System library card to reserve a seat?
Yes. 

What if I don't have a library card? How do I get one? How much does it cost?
If you don't have a card, go to your nearest Riverside County Library System Library (RCLS). Here's the website where you can find a library nearby: Riverside County Library System. 

All patrons who have never had an RCLS card will need to fill out an application. We will need to see your valid and current State issued ID/Driver's License in order to receive a library card. If you are from out of state and live in California 6 months out of the year, we will need your State ID/DL as above, but also proof that you live in California (property tax bill does nicely). These cards are free. After you get it, you can reserve a seat on Eventbrite.
If you are from out of state and don't live in California for 6 months out of the year, you can get an "Out of State" card. You will need to fill out an application and we will need to see your ID/DL same as above. This card costs $10.00. After you get it, you can reserve a seat on Eventbrite.
If you have had a card before, but lost it, you will need to get a replacement card. We will need to see your ID/DL as above. They cost $1.00. After you get it, you can reserve a seat on Eventbrite.
If you have had a card, but it's out of date, we can update it for you for free. We will need to see your ID/DL same as above. After it is updated, you can reserve a seat on Eventbrite.

Please note: Any fines incurred prior to the event will remain intact, and will not affect your ability to attend the event.

Once you have your card in hand, you can reserve a seat here on Eventbrite. 

Will my Rancho Mirage Library and my Palm Springs Library card work? 
No.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please call the library at 760-564-4767 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes

Can I update my registration information?
No 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
No 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No 

All policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Dec 01, All day

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Fri, Dec 01, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Valle Vista Library
Fri, Dec 01, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 01, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Sun City Library
Fri, Dec 01, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Cooking Class with Marcy Vaughan. Tip, Recipes, Demo & Taste!

Canyon Lake Library
City Council Room
Fri, Dec 01, 11:30AM - 12:00PM

A fun story time developed for ages 3-5 which includes stories, music and a craft .  The program is free and open to anyone.


Sun City Library
Fri, Dec 01, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Scrabble Games & Upwords Games

Idyllwild Library
Fri, Dec 01, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 01, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come read to some certified therapy dogs at the library. Also receive a bookmark and a pencil while supplies last.

Nuview Library
Fri, Dec 01, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for stories and crafts. Children of all ages welcome.

Sun City Library
Fri, Dec 01, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
On the first Friday of each month the library shows a different family movie. 

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Dec 02, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Make your holidays even merrier with great prices on great books at our Friends of the Idyllwild Library Holiday Book Sale! All books just 25 cents. Plus a bonus "free" section. Stop by and see what you can find!

Perris Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 02, 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Meets every first Saturday of the month at 10:00am

Cozy Cup Crafters Guild is comprised of multi crafters: quilting, knitting, leather craft, computer craft, and MANY MORE. Everyone is welcomed!

For more information, please contact 951.225.2704 or 951.764.7131


Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 02, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Temecula Public Library
Sat, Dec 02, 10:15AM - 12:30PM
Bone up on reading skills by reading to a licensed therapy dog. Call (951) 693-8980 to schedule an appointment. Ages under 12. *Patrons must be registered in order to participate in the program.

El Cerrito Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 02, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Bring your unfinished needle work (knitting, looming, crocheting, and hand sewing) projects or come learn how to start your own! For ages 8+.
Please see below for August to December Projects:
August 5: Loom Knitting and Infinity Scarf
September 2: Appliqué Projects
October 7: Christmas Boutique Projects (Part 1)
November 4: Christmas Boutique Projects (Part 2)
December 2: Christmas Boutique Projects (Part 3)

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Dec 02, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Eastvale Library
Sat, Dec 02, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for silly songs, stories, and fun crafts! Family story time is open to children of all ages. Takes place every Saturday at 11 AM.

Robidoux Library
Sat, Dec 02, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Practice your crocheting skills. All levels of expertise welcomed. Supplies are limited so bring what you have.

Thousand Palms Library
Sat, Dec 02, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "The Search for Santa Paws".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Desert Hot Springs Library
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!



Woodcrest Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 02, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Come out at 1:00 pm for cookies and hot cocoa before our Family Holiday Movie and enjoy popcorn during the show this Saturday. For the whole family; all free and all fun!

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Dec 02, 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.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Sat, Dec 02, 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

Wildomar Library
Sun, Dec 03, All day


Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Dec 03, All day

Mead Valley Library
Sun, Dec 03, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Palm Desert Library
Sun, Dec 03, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Sunday Sounds presents world music violinist Jeremie Levi Samson presents jazz, folk, ethnic and classical music in his distinctive and energetic style. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library! The recreation center is located behind (north) of the Palm Desert City Hall and its covered parking, and next door to the YMCA.

San Jacinto Library
Mon, Dec 04, All day
Today is Santa's List Day.

Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 04, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monthly board meeting of the Friends of the Idyllwild.

Valle Vista Library
Mon, Dec 04, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 04, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 04, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 04, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Help with family history.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 04, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 0 to 7 plus adult. Interactive storytime between parent and child.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 04, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

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

Mead Valley Library
Mon, Dec 04, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Bring your youngest children for a special time of stories, songs and activities! In this fun, interactive half-hour you'll prepare your child socially and educationally for pre-school while strengthening the bond between you, the caregiver, and your little ones.




Norco Library
Mon, Dec 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories and singing songs in both English and Spanish; plus making crafts!

Canyon Lake Library
Private Library Space
Mon, Dec 04, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Free program with stories movement and a craft to assist in brain and language development. 

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 04, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 04, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Cabazon Library
Mon, Dec 04, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Did you hear?  Coloring isn't just for kids anymore.  It's relaxing and fun for adults too.  Join us for a peaceful hour of calm music and drawing.  All materials provided. 


Robidoux Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 04, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Adult Coloring Club meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Community Room. Coloring pages, pencils, and tea provided, or you may bring your own. Do bring your own cup. Enjoy a calm hour in the middle of your daily bustle.

Adult Coloring Club

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 04, 3:00PM - 6:00PM
This year we will be focusing on the great directors viewing a classic movie from a different outstanding director of cinema each month. 

Eastvale Library
Mon, Dec 04, 3:00PM - 8:00PM
Scandinavian folklore tells of small, gnome-like creatures called Tomtes that protect human homes, farms, and families. Tomtes are associated with winter, and Swedish homes traditionally have one or two statues of the friendly (and mischievous!) creatures to celebrate the season. Come to the Eastvale Public Library for our teen/preteen drop-in craft from December 4th to the 9th, where we'll be creating our own stuffed tomtes all week long!

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 04, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
This program is designed for students (K-8th Grade) to receive help in completing their homework. 

THIS IS NOT A TUTORING PROGRAM.

Homework Help Club

Canyon Lake Library
City Council Room
Mon, Dec 04, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
A group of creative writers exploring personal expression under the guidance of Mrs Gretchen Blackford.  She has many ideas to bring to the group which are both fun and challenging.  The participants should be prepared to write but the expressions will be the participants.  The framework may change from week to week and are likely to include but not be limited to poetry and prose in many forms.

Temecula Public Library
Mon, Dec 04, 4:00PM - 4:45PM
What will heppen when Santa trades his old sleigh for a brand new one? Find out in this magical holiday show. All ages. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates & times subject to change. Sponsored by the Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 04, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 04, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 05, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Norco Library
Tue, Dec 05, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, making crafts and having fun. (3yrs. +).

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Tue, Dec 05, 10:30AM - 10:45AM
For 0-2 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.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Tue, Dec 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us in the community room for stories, songs and crafts! For children aged 0-5 years.

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Dec 05, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Dec 05, 11:00AM - 12:45PM

We will be screening "The Santa Clause," a holiday classic. Rated PG.

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La Quinta Library
Tue, Dec 05, 11:00AM - 11:15AM
For 0-2 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.

Norco Library
Tue, Dec 05, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, and having fun! (Infants to 2yrs.) Limited to 15 children.

Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 05, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Each month a woman who has affected the world in a positive way will be the tea topic. 

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 05, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Please join our Book Club today bringing a book or author to share!  Anything you are interested in and think others might benefit from hearing about!  

Cabazon Library
Tue, Dec 05, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Celebrate the National Hour of Code with us here at the library!  Learn basics of coding and how to use sites like Scratch and Code.org. 


Cathedral City Library
Story room
Tue, Dec 05, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 05, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Valle Vista Library
Tue, Dec 05, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Are you a kid who LOVES reading? This group is for you! Kids discuss whatever they have been reading, favorite authors and upcoming titles... if reading isn't your thing, this is a great way to find out from kids your own age which books you might enjoy. We also welcome creative writing! If you enjoy writing, bring some of your work for feedback from your peer group- and NO pressure. Our focus is on FUN! Ages 8-17.

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Tue, Dec 05, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
This program is designed for students (K-8th Grade) to receive help in completing their homework. 

THIS IS NOT A TUTORING PROGRAM.

Homework Help Club

Home Gardens
Community Room
Tue, Dec 05, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Discover new anime, make new friends and learn how to draw your own Manga!

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Dec 05, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Tue, Dec 05, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

For ages 9-17.

Join Ms. Sarah and Ms. Gina for the annual joint Teen/Tween ornament-making event. No registration required.  

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La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Dec 05, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 05, 5:15PM - 7:00PM
Come in and have fun reading with our furry friends! Sign up at the front desk for Sun City Library.

San Jacinto Library
Children's room
Tue, Dec 05, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
The Children's Book Club starts every Tuesday @5:30pm. New members are always welcome!

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 05, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Episode 10 is the final installment of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary series, "The Vietnam War. It's titled "The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward)." Approximately 108 minutes

Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Off-Site
Wed, Dec 06, 9:00AM - 10:30AM
A book club organized by the Grace Mellman Community Library for the residents of the Harveston Chateau.

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 06, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 06, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Nuview Library
Wed, Dec 06, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. Supplies provided by the library. Leave your worries at the door and let your creativity shine!

Cabazon Library
Wed, Dec 06, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Join us for stories, songs, and fun!


Sun City Library
Wed, Dec 06, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 2 to 7 years plus adult. Hear a story then make a craft that is based on the story 

Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Norco Library
Wed, Dec 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories, singing songs, making crafts and having FUN!

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Dec 06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Santa is coming! Take your photo with our real Santa! Please bring a new toy for the Riverside County "Foster Youth Toy Drive"!   

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Wed, Dec 06, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Join us as we discuss "Agnes Grey" by Anne Bronte and then pick up the book we'll discuss in January 2018! Bring your library cards!

Highgrove Library
Wed, Dec 06, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 06, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Chess club also meets on Friday.

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Dec 06, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Take a time out in the middle of the week by joining us for After School Storytime. Every week we will read themed stories and then create crafts that are perfect for display. Bring your creativity! Due to the nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Younger siblings accommodated.



Sun City Library
Wed, Dec 06, 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Make & trade 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" original art cards - bring 12 to be sure you have enough for everyone in the group.

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 06, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
All are welcome to attend the Friends of Valle Vista Library monthly meeting. Membership is not required to attend meetings,but please consider joining our Friends group, ask at the desk for details.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Fundamentals of drawing is a weekly program for upper elementary students grades 3rd-6th. Students will learn: Still Life, Shading Techniques, Value and Lighting, Proportion, Gesture & Line Weight, Portraiture and Color.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Wed, Dec 06, 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!


Woodcrest Library
Wed, Dec 06, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

 

Join us for our annual Cookies with Santa event.  Santa will be present for pictures, and to take toy requests from the children.  Cookies will be served, and children 13 and above will be able to try out our new Virtual Reality equipment.  Crafts and games will be available in the community room.  Local Fire Station 8 will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for their Spark of Love Toy Drive.   




Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Build a cookie house with royal icing and lots of colorful candies. Visit with Santa, too!
Registration to build cookie house begins on Monday, November 27 by phone or in person; 50 participants maximum; 10 wait-list maximum; there is no registration required to visit Santa.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come relax after a long day at school and hang out. Play games, do homework, or just laugh with friends.

Lakeside Library
Wed, Dec 06, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 06, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Check out this new club designated especially for children ages 8 to 13 and explore cool new ideas and experiments that seek to introduce you to the world of S.T.E.M.

Children's Activity Club

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Dec 06, 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Register to be part of our DIY Crafternoon: Merry Mittens. Registration starts on December 6th at 4:00 p.m. at the library. Ages 3-12. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates and times subject to change. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Dec 06, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 06, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 06, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Wed, Dec 06, 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!

Woodcrest Library
Wed, Dec 06, 5:00PM - 5:45PM
The Martin Luther King High School Show Choir and Chamber Singers will be performing around the large, decorated Christmas tree in the main corridor of the library.  The library's tall ceilings provide just the right acoustics to enhance the students beautiful voices, making it an event not to be missed.  This performance will be the highlight of your Holiday Season.

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Wed, Dec 06, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library at 5pm in the Community Room for a chance to de-stress by coloring intricate pictures and designs.

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 06, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Please join us for our annual holiday music program featuring the Idyllwild women's vocal group Local Color. Everyone is welcome to this holiday event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Idyllwild Library.

Anza Library
Library
Wed, Dec 06, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Come join Cheyenne and her circle of readers as they embark on fun adventures in reading!

All reading ages welcome. Free to attend.


Cathedral City Library
Story room
Wed, Dec 06, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for songs, crafts and fun!

Eastvale Library
Wed, Dec 06, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Toddler time on Wednesday's at 6pm at the Eastvale Public Library. We will sings songs, read stories, and play! Sensory and safe play will be encouraged in Toddler time as an opportunity for little ones to socialize, develop fine motor skills, and bond with their caregiver.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 06, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Dec 07, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10, 10:30, & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Valle Vista Library
Thu, Dec 07, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Norco Library
Thu, Dec 07, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Free English as a Second Language Classes. Clases gratis de Inglés

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 07, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Always wanted to try it? Come down and learn the basics. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Share your ideas and your love of yarn with others. Contact the library staff for more information.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10, 10:30, & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join the Friends of the Library for their 1st Thursday Meeting. All are welcome.

Palm Desert Library
Story room
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thousand Palms Library
Thu, Dec 07, 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.

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Gentle Yoga

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Thu, Dec 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Preschool Storytime builds school-readiness with stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for independent preschoolers, immediately followed by an age-appropriate craft. Ages 0-6.


Lake Elsinore Library
Thu, Dec 07, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join our Pre-school Story Time every Thursday @11 a.m. in the Community Room. There will be songs, stories, and crafts!

La Quinta Library
Thu, Dec 07, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Preschool Storytime Every Thursday at 10, 10:30, & 11am (Every Thursday-Except Holidays) Ages 2-5 Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers & their caregivers! Enjoy stories, songs, and craft!

Cabazon Library
Thu, Dec 07, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Ever use a Doodle Pen? Build with Meeper Bots? Create a Snap Circuit?  Join us for a hands on afternoon just for kids and teens. 


Palm Desert Library
Thu, Dec 07, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Andrea Rosenblatt, author of "Entertaining Your Way," cooks up Christmas and Hanukkah party foods and serves a tasting to everyone in the audience! This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library! The recreation center is located behind (north) of the Palm Desert City Hall and its covered parking, and next door to the YMCA. No reservations necessary--first-come, first seated.

Mecca Library
Children's area
Thu, Dec 07, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Come and Read with us! Children explore the wonders of books here at the Mecca Library. Don't miss it!

Highgrove Library
Thu, Dec 07, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Thu, Dec 07, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Learn American Sign Language basics every Thursday @4pm in the Community Room!

Norco Library
Thu, Dec 07, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Please call for details.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Thu, Dec 07, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come have fun making a candy house. Ages 3-17. This is a free event.

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Dec 07, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


Romoland Community Library
Children's Room
Thu, Dec 07, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come join us for a fun and creative program of stories, music, games, movement, crafts, and more! Families with children of all ages are welcome! Please follow us on Facebook for theme of the week or feel free to call for more information.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Dec 07, 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.


Robidoux Library
Computer lab
Thu, Dec 07, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
No registration is needed for these classes. These classes will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Some classes will be a two part series. Attendance in both is not necessary. All classes are held in the computer lab. See front desk or call 951-682-5485 for more information.

Computer Class

San Jacinto Library
Children's room
Thu, Dec 07, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Join us every Thursday @5pm in the Children's Room for Children's Story Time!

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Dec 07, 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Cuddle up with your favorite stuffed buddy and listen to stories, sing songs, and play games.


Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Off-Site
Thu, Dec 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for Anime/Manga Club in partnership with Barnes and Noble. We discuss 3-4 series each meeting, and next month's are chosen by voting. A friendly group of the anime/manga obsessed. Join us every 2nd Thursday from 6pm-7pm in the B&N café. For more information contact Beth at 951-296-3893, or Elizabeth.khaled@rivlib.net

Desert Hot Springs Library
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!


Temecula Public Library
Thu, Dec 07, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Temecula Valley Master Chorale presents a caroling concert! Enjoy holiday music and sing along with TVMC's choir ensemble. All ages welcome. Join us for good music and good fun. 

Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Dec 08, All day

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Fri, Dec 08, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 08, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Valle Vista Library
Fri, Dec 08, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Fri, Dec 08, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Sun City Library
Fri, Dec 08, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
You'll taste different chocolates each month. Registration Required. Must sign up at Sun City Library Front Desk.
  

Idyllwild Library
Fri, Dec 08, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Fri, Dec 08, 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

Nuview Library
Fri, Dec 08, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for stories and crafts. Children of all ages welcome.

Cabazon Library
Sat, Dec 09, 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Support your local library by coming to The Friends of Cabazon Library Book Sale! 

Wildomar Library
Sat, Dec 09, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Looking for Christmas gifts for friends, family, or yourself?! Join us for the Friends of the Mission Trail Library semi-annual book sale! Come by and check out the plethora of books available for sale in the community room. It'll be hard to go away empty-handed! Support the Wildomar Library and your local community while purchasing great finds. Happy hunting!

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 09, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Temecula Public Library
Sat, Dec 09, 10:15AM - 12:30PM
Bone up on reading skills by reading to a licensed therapy dog. Call (951) 693-8980 to schedule an appointment. Ages under 12. *Patrons must be registered in order to participate in the program.

La Quinta Library
Sat, Dec 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for our annual Gingerbread Workshop where kids get to build their own gingerbread houses! 
There will be two sessions for children ages 2-12
While supplies last for the first 80 kids (per session).

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 09, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Yu-Gi-Oh! and other card gamers battle this Saturday in the library. Bring your cards and your will to win!

Eastvale Library
Sat, Dec 09, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for silly songs, stories, and fun crafts! Family story time is open to children of all ages. Takes place every Saturday at 11 AM.

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Dec 09, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

La Quinta Library
Sat, Dec 09, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Join us for our annual Gingerbread Workshop where kids get to build their own gingerbread houses! 
There will be two sessions for children ages 2-12
While supplies last for the first 80 kids (per session).

Robidoux Library
Sat, Dec 09, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Practice your crocheting skills. All levels of expertise welcomed. Supplies are limited so bring what you have.

Mead Valley Library
Sat, Dec 09, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Family friendly movies shown in the Mead Valley Library Community Room.  Please call 951-943-4727 to learn what movie we will be showing.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

Tendremos Películas familiares en el Community Room de la biblioteca de Mead Valley. Por favor llame al 951-943-4727 para saber qué película vamos a mostrar. Los niños menores de 12 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

Sun City Library
Sat, Dec 09, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Live Music!

Thousand Palms Library
Sat, Dec 09, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Mickey's Christmas Carol".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Desert Hot Springs Library
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!



Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Community Room
Sat, Dec 09, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 09, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Dec 09, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


Wildomar Library
Sun, Dec 10, All day


Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Dec 10, All day

Mead Valley Library
Sun, Dec 10, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Sun City Library
Sun, Dec 10, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Each month you'll make a different craft. 

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Sun, Dec 10, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

At these workshops we will write and examine the elements of our literary creations. Registration is required.

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Palm Desert Library
Sun, Dec 10, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Local favorite singer/pianist Joel Baker is joined by Eve Holmes to present holiday favorites for your Sunday Sounds listening pleasure. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library! The recreation center is located behind (north) of the Palm Desert City Hall and its covered parking, and next door to the YMCA. No reservations necessary--first-come, first seated.


Valle Vista Library
Mon, Dec 11, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 11, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 11, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Help with family history.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 11, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 0 to 7 plus adult. Interactive storytime between parent and child.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 11, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 11, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Norco Library
Mon, Dec 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories and singing songs in both English and Spanish; plus making crafts!

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

Mead Valley Library
Mon, Dec 11, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Bring your youngest children for a special time of stories, songs and activities! In this fun, interactive half-hour you'll prepare your child socially and educationally for pre-school while strengthening the bond between you, the caregiver, and your little ones.




Canyon Lake Library
Private Library Space
Mon, Dec 11, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Free program with stories movement and a craft to assist in brain and language development. 

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Mon, Dec 11, 11:00AM - 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.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 11, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Wildomar Library
Mon, Dec 11, 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Looking for Christmas gifts for friends, family, or yourself?! Join us for the Friends of the Mission Trail Library semi-annual book sale! Come by and check out the plethora of books available for sale in the community room. It'll be hard to go away empty-handed! Support the Wildomar Library and your local community while purchasing great finds. Happy hunting!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 11, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Cabazon Library
Mon, Dec 11, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Did you hear?  Coloring isn't just for kids anymore.  It's relaxing and fun for adults too.  Join us for a peaceful hour of calm music and drawing.  All materials provided. 


Robidoux Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 11, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
This program is designed for students (K-8th Grade) to receive help in completing their homework. 

THIS IS NOT A TUTORING PROGRAM.

Homework Help Club

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 11, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Wildomar Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 11, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Friends of the Mission Trail Library will be holding their monthly meeting in the community room. Feel free to come down and see what they have on the agenda.

Temecula Public Library
Mon, Dec 11, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Limit 30 Participants
Grades 7 -12

Engineer a gingerbread house of your very own just in time for the Holiday season.  Decorate it with gumdrops, peppermint, frosting, and more.  It will be sugar, spice, and everything nice this winter.

* Advance registration begins at the library reception desk two weeks prior to scheduled programs and events.
** Space is limited.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Program dates & times subject to change.

San Jacinto Library
Tue, Dec 12, All day
Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown.

Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 12, 9:30AM - 11:00AM
At each meeting you'll share your photo and receive a new theme. 

Norco Library
Tue, Dec 12, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, making crafts and having fun. (3yrs. +).

Wildomar Library
Tue, Dec 12, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Looking for Christmas gifts for friends, family, or yourself?! Join us for the Friends of the Mission Trail Library semi-annual book sale! Come by and check out the plethora of books available for sale in the community room. It'll be hard to go away empty-handed! Support the Wildomar Library and your local community while purchasing great finds. Happy hunting!

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Dec 12, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Norco Library
Tue, Dec 12, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, and having fun! (Infants to 2yrs.) Limited to 15 children.

La Quinta Library
Tue, Dec 12, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

This program will take place at the La Quinta Museum:

77-885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253

Ms. Rosenblatt will discuss "Entertaining Your Way," her book on how to plan a party, from a casual barbecue to formal dinner party. Any get-together should be fun and worry free! There will be a Q&A and "meet and greet" afterwards.

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Cabazon Library
Tue, Dec 12, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Celebrate the National Hour of Code with us here at the library!  Learn basics of coding and how to use sites like Scratch and Code.org. 


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 12, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Cathedral City Library
Story room
Tue, Dec 12, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Tue, Dec 12, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
This program is designed for students (K-8th Grade) to receive help in completing their homework. 

THIS IS NOT A TUTORING PROGRAM.

Homework Help Club

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us at the library for an informative lecture. Call (800) 491-4990 to reserve your spot and for more information.


La Quinta Library
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

For ages 9-12.

This month's book is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

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Home Gardens
Community Room
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Discover new anime, make new friends and learn how to draw your own Manga!

Eastvale Library
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join us for family movie night! The movie will begin at 4 pm with Wii game night to follow. 

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Dec 12, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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San Jacinto Library
Children's room
Tue, Dec 12, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
The Children's Book Club starts every Tuesday @5:30pm. New members are always welcome!

Idyllwild Library
Tue, Dec 12, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Free dream workshop facilitated by Erika Spiewak, PhD, MFA. Dr. Spiewak, a Jungian Oriented Psychologist, who specializes in dream imagery, will teach pathways to the unconscious though associations, amplification and animation of dreams. She will ask for volunteer dreamers to examine several dreams. Dreamers are asked to bring a written short dream; afresh (recent) dream is preferable. Be ready to take an imaginal journey to animate and embody your dream characters and to hear responses from other dreamers. Long dreams will not  be considered, as we want to explore as many dreams as time allows.


La Quinta Library
Tue, Dec 12, 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.

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Highgrove Library
Wed, Dec 13, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Riverside County Department of Animal Services 
Will perform FREE dog and cat spay/neuter and vaccines. We will only be able to alter dogs under 50 pounds. 
realizar gratuitas de esterilizacion/neutros y vacunas. Solo seremos capaces de alterar perros de menos de 50 libras.
(Additional fee for dog license / Coste adicional por licencia de perro)
Please contact Craig (951) 358-7335  from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.
Por favor, pongase en contacto con Dalia (951) 358-7294 entre las 9:00 a.m. a 4:00 pm de lunes a viernes para hacer una cita.
CHECK IN / EL PROCESO DE REGISTRO 8:00 am-9:00 am 
PICK UP / RECOGER SERA ENTRE  1:00 pm-5:00 pm


Woodcrest Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 13, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 13, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Sun City Library
Wed, Dec 13, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 2 to 7 years plus adult. Hear a story then make a craft that is based on the story 

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 13, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Nuview Library
Wed, Dec 13, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. Supplies provided by the library. Leave your worries at the door and let your creativity shine!

Norco Library
Wed, Dec 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories, singing songs, making crafts and having FUN!

Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 13, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 13, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Dec 13, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy Cookies and Milk with Chic-Fil-A Santa Cow! 

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Wed, Dec 13, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Krafter's Korner Christmas: Create 3 crafts- Felt Christmas trees, paper poinsettias and no-sew satchels. We will donate them to the Palms Gracious Retirement Living.

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Highgrove Library
Wed, Dec 13, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Dec 13, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Take a time out in the middle of the week by joining us for After School Storytime. Every week we will read themed stories and then create crafts that are perfect for display. Bring your creativity! Due to the nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Younger siblings accommodated.



Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 13, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join us as we discuss the presidents in chronological order of their office. December we will be discussing our 12th president, Zachary Taylor. "Zachary Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812, was elected the 12th U.S. President, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Northerners and Southerners disputed sharply whether the territories wrested from Mexico should be opened to slavery, and some Southerners even threatened secession. Standing firm, Zachary Taylor was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise." You may read any book you like (we provide a selection for you to choose from) or you may prefer to visit whitehouse.gov for a quick history of the president in discussion.The Presidents Club meets in the even months. December we will meet on the 2nd Wednesday instead of the 4th Wednesday. Please join us.


Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 13, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Fundamentals of drawing is a weekly program for upper elementary students grades 3rd-6th. Students will learn: Still Life, Shading Techniques, Value and Lighting, Proportion, Gesture & Line Weight, Portraiture and Color.

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 13, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Check out this new club designated especially for children ages 8 to 13 and explore cool new ideas and experiments that seek to introduce you to the world of S.T.E.M.

Children's Activity Club

Lakeside Library
Wed, Dec 13, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 13, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Dec 13, 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Get festive with crafts, an interactive story, treats & a special surprise visitor! Registration starts on December 6th at 4:00 p.m. at the library. Ages 3-12. Children must be registered in order to attend this program. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates & times subject to change. Sponsored by the Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Cabazon Library
Wed, Dec 13, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Want to make your own ugly holiday sweater?  You bring the sweater, we have the supplies!  


El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Dec 13, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy Cookies and Milk with Chic-Fil-A Santa Cow! 

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 13, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Norco Library
Wed, Dec 13, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Certified dogs are waiting to hear you read!  Come and practice your reading skills with Ace, Kisses ,Maggie and Piper.

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Wed, Dec 13, 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!


Anza Library
Library
Wed, Dec 13, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Come join Cheyenne and her circle of readers as they embark on fun adventures in reading!

All reading ages welcome. Free to attend.


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 13, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

This Winter Party is sure to be cool with carnival style games and prizes, take home craft a scavenger hunt and read-aloud. Did I mention free snacks and a giveaway bag with a secret prize? Check back in December to see the full event schedule.


Eastvale Library
Wed, Dec 13, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Toddler time on Wednesday's at 6pm at the Eastvale Public Library. We will sings songs, read stories, and play! Sensory and safe play will be encouraged in Toddler time as an opportunity for little ones to socialize, develop fine motor skills, and bond with their caregiver.

Cathedral City Library
Young Adult area
Wed, Dec 13, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 14, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Experts to help with your projects. 

Valle Vista Library
Thu, Dec 14, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Norco Library
Thu, Dec 14, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Free English as a Second Language Classes. Clases gratis de Inglés

Palm Desert Library
Story room
Thu, Dec 14, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Thousand Palms Library
Thu, Dec 14, 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.

Lake Elsinore Library
Thu, Dec 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join our Pre-school Story Time every Thursday @11 a.m. in the Community Room. There will be songs, stories, and crafts!

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Thu, Dec 14, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Preschool Storytime builds school-readiness with stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for independent preschoolers, immediately followed by an age-appropriate craft. Ages 0-6.


Norco Library
Thu, Dec 14, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
This program is for ages 0-2yrs.  It is a 30 minute program which encourages socialization, engages fine motor skills, develops sensory skills, teaches sharing and allows children to make friends. 

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 14, 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Scrap Book Fun. Bring your projects and ideas to share. 

Palm Desert Library
Thu, Dec 14, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef's Table presents Chef Tanya Petrovna, with vegetarian cooking. "Eat Plants. Look Good in Your Pants!" This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. The program does NOT take place at the Palm Desert Library! The recreation center is located behind (north) of the Palm Desert City Hall and its covered parking, and next door to the YMCA. No reservations necessary--first-come, first seated.

Mecca Library
Children's area
Thu, Dec 14, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Come and Read with us! Children explore the wonders of books here at the Mecca Library. Don't miss it!

Highgrove Library
Thu, Dec 14, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Thu, Dec 14, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Learn American Sign Language basics every Thursday @4pm in the Community Room!

Idyllwild Library
Thu, Dec 14, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
"A Paris housewife begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a bordello in an examination of contemporary social mores and class divisions."  Directed by Sacha Vierny and starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, and Genevieve Page.
This movie is rated R.

A movie presentation sponsored by French Fun on the Hill.  The movie will be shown in French with English subtitles.

Cabazon Library
Thu, Dec 14, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Decorate your own, beautiful gingerbread house! Lots of fun for all the kids. 


Mead Valley Library
Thu, Dec 14, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


Romoland Community Library
Children's Room
Thu, Dec 14, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come join us for a fun and creative program of stories, music, games, movement, crafts, and more! Families with children of all ages are welcome! Please follow us on Facebook for theme of the week or feel free to call for more information.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Dec 14, 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.


Home Gardens
Community Room
Thu, Dec 14, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
A program in English and Spanish, especially for children ages 3-8 who speak or want to learn Spanish/ Un programa en ingles y espanol especialmente para ninos edades 3-8 que hablan o desean aprender espanol

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Dec 14, 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Cuddle up with your favorite stuffed buddy and listen to stories, sing songs, and play games.


San Jacinto Library
Children's room
Thu, Dec 14, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Join us every Thursday @5pm in the Children's Room for Children's Story Time!

Robidoux Library
Computer lab
Thu, Dec 14, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
No registration is needed for these classes. These classes will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Some classes will be a two part series. Attendance in both is not necessary. All classes are held in the computer lab. See front desk or call 951-682-5485 for more information.

Computer Class

Desert Hot Springs Library
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!


Desert Hot Springs Library
Thu, Dec 14, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00PM for our Make your own furry friend event. You will be stuffing your very own furry animal! We are limited to 30 seats, first come first serve. This event is free and open to the public.


Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Dec 15, All day

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Fri, Dec 15, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 15, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Home Gardens
Community Room
Fri, Dec 15, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Sun City Library
Fri, Dec 15, 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Play Scrabble and Upwords  game

Idyllwild Library
Fri, Dec 15, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Fri, Dec 15, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library from 3pm to 5pm for our Christmas Program.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Fri, Dec 15, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join our article club! We may read books but most of our materials will be articles. We'll also listen to podcast episodes that tie in with the subject matter (we promise they'll be short!). 

See the Adult Reference Desk for each month's materials or the event page for links to the articles.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 15, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come read to some certified therapy dogs at the library. Also receive a bookmark and a pencil while supplies last.

Nuview Library
Fri, Dec 15, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for stories and crafts. Children of all ages welcome.

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 16, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Valle Vista Library
Sat, Dec 16, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Read 10 pages of your writing and receive critiques and great feedback with support. Bring pen and paper. Adults 18 and up. This group meets once a month. 10 am to 1 pm

Temecula Public Library
Sat, Dec 16, 10:15AM - 12:30PM
Bone up on reading skills by reading to a licensed therapy dog. Call (951) 693-8980 to schedule an appointment. Ages under 12. *Patrons must be registered in order to participate in the program.

Norco Library
Sat, Dec 16, 10:30AM - 3:00PM
This is your chance to come and let your creativity flow.  Ages: teens and adults.

El Cerrito Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 16, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Want to learn how to sew? Dust off your machine and join us! We will start off with getting to know the machine and practice stitching straight seams.  RSVP if you don't have a sewing machine
For Ages 8+

See below for August to January, 2018 sewing projects:

  • September 16: Patchwork Table Runner
  • October 21: Super Hero Cape
  • November 18: Apron
  • December 16: Christmas Kitchen Towels
  • January 20: Getting to know your sewing machine/Quilted 

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Valle Vista Library
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Grab your favorite book and read to a new four legged friend.

Eastvale Library
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for silly songs, stories, and fun crafts! Family story time is open to children of all ages. Takes place every Saturday at 11 AM.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Call to sign up for one of two Build a Gingerbread House sessions: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Each session is limited to 50 perticipants each, so call soon to save your sweet space.

Robidoux Library
Sat, Dec 16, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Practice your crocheting skills. All levels of expertise welcomed. Supplies are limited so bring what you have.

Thousand Palms Library
Sat, Dec 16, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "Home Alone".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Desert Hot Springs Library
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!



Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 16, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Dec 16, 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.

La Quinta Library
Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Dec 16, 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


Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Dec 17, All day

Wildomar Library
Sun, Dec 17, All day


Mead Valley Library
Sun, Dec 17, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Sun, Dec 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

At these workshops we will write and examine the elements of our literary creations. Registration is required.

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San Jacinto Library
Mon, Dec 18, All day
Today is Bake Cookies Day.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Valle Vista Library
Mon, Dec 18, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Canyon Lake Library
City Council Room
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A fun few hours of crafts, Yoga for kids in the first hour, and fun things to for young children to do.  The program is in cooperation with Tiffany a Momco hostess.  Some refreshments and possible giveaways may also be available for participants.

Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join the fun of these weekly games sponsored by the Forest Folk senior group. Bring a board if you like. All are welcome.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Help with family history.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 0 to 7 plus adult. Interactive storytime between parent and child.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Mead Valley Library
Mon, Dec 18, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Bring your youngest children for a special time of stories, songs and activities! In this fun, interactive half-hour you'll prepare your child socially and educationally for pre-school while strengthening the bond between you, the caregiver, and your little ones.




Idyllwild Library
Mon, Dec 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us for stories, fun & crafts every Monday morning.

Norco Library
Mon, Dec 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories and singing songs in both English and Spanish; plus making crafts!

Canyon Lake Library
Private Library Space
Mon, Dec 18, 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Free program with stories movement and a craft to assist in brain and language development. 

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Robidoux Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Adult Coloring Club meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in the Community Room. Coloring pages, pencils, and tea provided, or you may bring your own. Do bring your own cup. Enjoy a calm hour in the middle of your daily bustle.

Adult Coloring Club

Cabazon Library
Mon, Dec 18, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Did you hear?  Coloring isn't just for kids anymore.  It's relaxing and fun for adults too.  Join us for a peaceful hour of calm music and drawing.  All materials provided. 


Wildomar Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 18, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 18, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Kick the holidays off with George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." You WON'T say, "Bah, humbug." Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes. Promotional material from 20th Century Fox DVD label.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 18, 3:00PM - 6:00PM

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Mon, Dec 18, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Home Gardens
Community Room
Mon, Dec 18, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Join us for a movie and refreshments. All ages welcome.

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 18, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 19, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Norco Library
Tue, Dec 19, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, making crafts and having fun. (3yrs. +).

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Dec 19, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Tue, Dec 19, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us in the community room for stories, songs and crafts! For children aged 0-5 years.

Norco Library
Tue, Dec 19, 11:15AM - 11:45AM
We will be singing songs, telling stories, and having fun! (Infants to 2yrs.) Limited to 15 children.

Palm Desert Library
Seminar room
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share with the group.

Cabazon Library
Tue, Dec 19, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Celebrate the National Hour of Code with us here at the library!  Learn basics of coding and how to use sites like Scratch and Code.org. 


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 19, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Cathedral City Library
Story room
Tue, Dec 19, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Children and their families are invited to story time! Come hear stories, meet puppets, make friends, learn songs and make crafts with us! Something new every week. For children ages 3 and up. Join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM.

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Dec 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


La Quinta Library
Tue, Dec 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

For ages 9-12.

This month's book is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book! 

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Home Gardens
Community Room
Tue, Dec 19, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Discover new anime, make new friends and learn how to draw your own Manga!

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Tue, Dec 19, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Riverside County Office on Aging will be hosting a series of workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers. This is a 12 week series that covers living with dementia, preventing caregiver burnout, managing medications, and more. Call (760) 863-7891 or (800) 510-2020 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 19, 5:15PM - 7:00PM
Come in and have fun reading with our furry friends! Sign ups at the front desk for Sun City Library.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 19, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Come join us as we learn about Origami from Desi Okamoto.  We will have stories, songs and of course, a craft! This is a family program.  

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
ESL Classes Mon & Wed 9am-11am. This class is organized by Mt San Jacinto Community College and hosted in Valle Vista Library Community Room. Space is limited, please contact the Office of Non-Credit programs at 951-487-3707 for information about enrolling.

Cabazon Library
Wed, Dec 20, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Join us for stories, songs, and fun!


Nuview Library
Wed, Dec 20, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. Supplies provided by the library. Leave your worries at the door and let your creativity shine!

Sun City Library
Wed, Dec 20, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 2 to 7 years plus adult. Hear a story then make a craft that is based on the story 

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 20, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Dec 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Norco Library
Wed, Dec 20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
We will be reading stories, singing songs, making crafts and having FUN!

Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 20, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 20, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Sun City Library
Wed, Dec 20, 11:30AM - 2:30PM
Experienced quilters on hand to help. 

Highgrove Library
Wed, Dec 20, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Dec 20, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Take a time out in the middle of the week by joining us for After School Storytime. Every week we will read themed stories and then create crafts that are perfect for display. Bring your creativity! Due to the nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Younger siblings accommodated.



Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 20, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Fundamentals of drawing is a weekly program for upper elementary students grades 3rd-6th. Students will learn: Still Life, Shading Techniques, Value and Lighting, Proportion, Gesture & Line Weight, Portraiture and Color.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 20, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come relax after a long day at school and hang out. Play games, do homework, or just laugh with friends.

Lakeside Library
Wed, Dec 20, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 20, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Dec 20, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 20, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Cabazon Library
Wed, Dec 20, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Our favorite magician is back.  Its the Wacko Show, ready for the holidays and ready to entertain you! Don't miss out!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Wed, Dec 20, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Join Ms. Sarah for an evening of holiday stories, refreshments, music, and playing with snow. No registration required, just bring your holiday spirit!  

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San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Wed, Dec 20, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library at 5pm in the Community Room for a chance to de-stress by coloring intricate pictures and designs.

Calimesa Library
Library
Wed, Dec 20, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Come in on the third Wednesday of every month at 5pm to discuss the book that you have been reading! This is a great opportunity to discuss your book with others and get book recommendations from others!

Upcoming meetings: 9/20, 10/18, 11/5, 12/20


Anza Library
Library
Wed, Dec 20, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Come join Cheyenne and her circle of readers as they embark on fun adventures in reading!

All reading ages welcome. Free to attend.


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Come create and take home a winter craft made from recycled materials! This program will be led by Coachella Valley's own environmentally conscious S.C.R.A.P. Gallery! http://www.scrapgallery.org/


Eastvale Library
Wed, Dec 20, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Toddler time on Wednesday's at 6pm at the Eastvale Public Library. We will sings songs, read stories, and play! Sensory and safe play will be encouraged in Toddler time as an opportunity for little ones to socialize, develop fine motor skills, and bond with their caregiver.

Cathedral City Library
Young Adult area
Wed, Dec 20, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

San Jacinto Library
Thu, Dec 21, All day
Today is the first day of winter.

Valle Vista Library
Thu, Dec 21, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Norco Library
Thu, Dec 21, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Free English as a Second Language Classes. Clases gratis de Inglés

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 21, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Thu, Dec 21, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Always wanted to try it? Come down and learn the basics. All levels of experience and skill are welcome! Share your ideas and your love of yarn with others. Contact the library staff for more information.

Thousand Palms Library
Thu, Dec 21, 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.

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 21, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Yoga 

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
You'll read a different mystery book each month. 

Valle Vista Library
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Chock full of computer tips and tricks our Technology Bytes Class  is perfect for those needing assistance with basic computer tasks like emailing, saving, printing, or uploading documents. Bring your questions, we have the answers!! Please visit the library to sign up for this class.

Mecca Library
Children's area
Thu, Dec 21, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Come and Read with us! Children explore the wonders of books here at the Mecca Library. Don't miss it!

Highgrove Library
Thu, Dec 21, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Thu, Dec 21, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
It's Christmas in Home Gardens! Join us for crafts, games, and a special appearance by Santa Claus! 

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Dec 21, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


La Quinta Library
Thu, Dec 21, 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.


Norco Library
Thu, Dec 21, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
You are invited to come and celebrate the season with us.  Reservations are required so please call early.

Robidoux Library
Computer lab
Thu, Dec 21, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
No registration is needed for these classes. These classes will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Some classes will be a two part series. Attendance in both is not necessary. All classes are held in the computer lab. See front desk or call 951-682-5485 for more information.

Computer Class

Desert Hot Springs Library
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.


Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Dec 22, All day

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Fri, Dec 22, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility; using stretching, resistance training and core exercises.  This program is appropriate for all fitness levels.


Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 22, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Valle Vista Library
Fri, Dec 22, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Calimesa Library
Library
Fri, Dec 22, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
We will be decorating gingerbread houses at the Calimesa library.  Come join the fun!

Home Gardens
Community Room
Fri, Dec 22, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Canyon Lake Library
City Council Room
Fri, Dec 22, 11:30AM - 12:00PM

A fun story time developed for ages 3-5 which includes stories, music and a craft .  The program is free and open to anyone.


Sun City Library
Fri, Dec 22, 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Idyllwild Library
Fri, Dec 22, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Nuview Library
Fri, Dec 22, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for stories and crafts. Children of all ages welcome.

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 23, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Dec 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Eastvale Library
Sat, Dec 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for silly songs, stories, and fun crafts! Family story time is open to children of all ages. Takes place every Saturday at 11 AM.

Woodcrest Library
Community room
Sat, Dec 23, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Yu-Gi-Oh! and other card gamers battle this Saturday in the library. Bring your cards and your will to win!

Thousand Palms Library
Sat, Dec 23, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "The Santa Clause".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Dec 23, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Dec 23, 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.

Wildomar Library
Sun, Dec 24, All day


Mead Valley Library
Sun, Dec 24, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Dec 24, All day

San Jacinto Library
Sun, Dec 24, All day
Today is Christmas Eve Day.

Sun City Library
Sun, Dec 24, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Open House 

El Cerrito Library
Library
Mon, Dec 25, All day

San Jacinto Library
Mon, Dec 25, All day
The Riverside County Library System is closed in observance of Christmas Day. Regular hours of service resume on Tuesday, December 26th.

Home Gardens
Library
Mon, Dec 25, All day

Wildomar Library
Mon, Dec 25, All day
The library will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.

Eastvale Library
Mon, Dec 25, All day
The Riverside County Library System is closed in observance of Christmas Day. Regular hours of service resume on Tuesday, December 26th.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 0 to 7 plus adult. Interactive storytime between parent and child.

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Help with family history.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Dec 25, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Sun City Library
Mon, Dec 25, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Computer Classes for Adults on various topics.   Space is limited, must sign up at Sun City Circulation Desk.  June's topic will be Facebook.    Basic computer skills are required for this program..


Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Dec 25, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


San Jacinto Library
Tue, Dec 26, All day
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa.

Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 26, 9:30AM - 11:00AM
At each meeting you'll share your photo and receive a new theme. 

Eastvale Library
Tue, Dec 26, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Join us for teen movie night! The movie will begin at 4pm and is rated PG-13. Wii game night will begin after the movie. 

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Dec 26, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Tue, Dec 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us in the community room for stories, songs and crafts! For children aged 0-5 years.

Cabazon Library
Tue, Dec 26, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Celebrate the National Hour of Code with us here at the library!  Learn basics of coding and how to use sites like Scratch and Code.org. 


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Tue, Dec 26, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Cathedral City Library
Story room
Tue, Dec 26, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
No preschool storytime until Jan. 9th. See you then!

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Dec 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


Sun City Library
Tue, Dec 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come hear a story and do a STEAM activity.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Tue, Dec 26, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Discover new anime, make new friends and learn how to draw your own Manga!

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Tue, Dec 26, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library at 5pm in the Community Room for a chance to de-stress by coloring intricate pictures and designs.

Nuview Library
Wed, Dec 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Come enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. Supplies provided by the library. Leave your worries at the door and let your creativity shine!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Sun City Library
Wed, Dec 27, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 2 to 7 years plus adult. Hear a story then make a craft that is based on the story 

Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 27, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Dec 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Highgrove Library
Wed, Dec 27, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 27, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
All ages are welcome to come play chess. Wednesdays, instruction will be available for all levels of play. Chess club also meets on Friday.

Home Gardens
Community Room
Wed, Dec 27, 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Fundamentals of drawing is a weekly program for upper elementary students grades 3rd-6th. Students will learn: Still Life, Shading Techniques, Value and Lighting, Proportion, Gesture & Line Weight, Portraiture and Color.

Lakeside Library
Wed, Dec 27, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Dec 27, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

Idyllwild Library
Wed, Dec 27, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
"The Invitation" is a caring and sharing cancer support group. Those who are experiencing the heartache of cancer are welcome to join this anonymous group.

Cabazon Library
Wed, Dec 27, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Grab your cozy blanket, put the kids in their pjs, and join us for a holiday classic movie!  Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. 


Anza Library
Library
Wed, Dec 27, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Come join Cheyenne and her circle of readers as they embark on fun adventures in reading!

All reading ages welcome. Free to attend.


Eastvale Library
Wed, Dec 27, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Toddler time on Wednesday's at 6pm at the Eastvale Public Library. We will sings songs, read stories, and play! Sensory and safe play will be encouraged in Toddler time as an opportunity for little ones to socialize, develop fine motor skills, and bond with their caregiver.

Cathedral City Library
Story room
Wed, Dec 27, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
No Family Story Time for Winter Hiatus. See You January 10th!

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Dec 27, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 28, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Experts to help with your projects. 

Valle Vista Library
Thu, Dec 28, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Norco Library
Thu, Dec 28, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Free English as a Second Language Classes. Clases gratis de Inglés

Sun City Library
Thu, Dec 28, 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Scrap Book Fun. Bring your projects and ideas to share. 

Highgrove Library
Thu, Dec 28, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Thu, Dec 28, 4:00PM - 5:30PM

For ages 9-17.

We will be showing the movie "Race to Witch Mountain" for teens and tweens. If you want to read the book before seeing the movie, visit the Children's Reference Desk!

Click here for more library events!


Mead Valley Library
Thu, Dec 28, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


Home Gardens
Community Room
Thu, Dec 28, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
A program in English and Spanish, especially for children ages 3-8 who speak or want to learn Spanish/ Un programa en ingles y espanol especialmente para ninos edades 3-8 que hablan o desean aprender espanol

Norco Library
Thu, Dec 28, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
You're invited to come and explore STEAM.

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Thu, Dec 28, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library at 5pm in the Community Room for a chance to de-stress by coloring intricate pictures and designs.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Dec 29, All day

Valle Vista Library
Fri, Dec 29, 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Join us each Thursday or Friday for Pre-school story time!Share in the adventure of reading with some stories followed by a fun craft or game. Each week we learn an ASL hand sign that goes with our theme. Older siblings and friends are welcome to attend! We present our storytime twice a week to accommodate your family's busy schedule.

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Fri, Dec 29, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
The Fit After 50 exercise program emphasizes improving strength, balance and mobility, using stretching, resistance training and core exercises. The program uses low impact exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels and are for anyone over the age of 50! This program is FREE!

Home Gardens
Community Room
Fri, Dec 29, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
A place for families to learn, make new friends and let our their energy. Children will: Listen to stories, sing and dance and use props. Ages rang from infant to kinder.

Idyllwild Library
Fri, Dec 29, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Show your best moves with our local chess club. Bring a chess board if you have one. Group meets every Friday afternoon. Public welcome to attend.

Nuview Library
Fri, Dec 29, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Join us for an afternoon of Lego creativity. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 30, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Idyllwild Library
Sat, Dec 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Our library staff will make ourselves available to give you some basic help with your computer questions. You are welcome to call in advance to schedule some extended time to help with your questions.

Eastvale Library
Sat, Dec 30, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for silly songs, stories, and fun crafts! Family story time is open to children of all ages. Takes place every Saturday at 11 AM.

Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Community Room
Sat, Dec 30, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Thousand Palms Library
Sat, Dec 30, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on this Saturday afternoon for movies at the Library.  We will be watching "The Santa Clause 2".  Twice a month, we will host a movie and even provide the popcorn!  Stop by the Library for more info and to learn the movie titles.  Don't miss the fun!

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Dec 30, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Dec 30, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Dec 30, 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.

Mead Valley Library
Sun, Dec 31, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Dec 31, All day

San Jacinto Library
Sun, Dec 31, All day
Today is New Year's Eve Day.

Wildomar Library
Sun, Dec 31, All day


El Cerrito Library
Library
Mon, Jan 01, All day

Glen Avon Library
Mon, Jan 01, All day


Sun City Library
Mon, Jan 01, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Ages 0 to 7 plus adult. Interactive storytime between parent and child.

Sun City Library
Mon, Jan 01, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Help with family history.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 01, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Jan 01, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Jan 02, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Wildomar Library
Community Room
Tue, Jan 02, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join us in the community room for stories, songs and crafts! For children aged 0-5 years.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Tue, Jan 02, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Games, games and more games!
Do you like competition? Do you like to win? Then join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room for a variety of games. Bring your friends and family for card games, board games and video games! 

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Jan 02, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 02, 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Register to be part of our Winter Book Buzz Club. Engage in lively book discussion and make new friends. Registration starts on January 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the library. Ages 9-12. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates and times subject to change. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Tue, Jan 02, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library at 5pm in the Community Room for a chance to de-stress by coloring intricate pictures and designs.

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Jan 03, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Jan 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Highgrove Library
Wed, Jan 03, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Lakeside Library
Wed, Jan 03, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Jan 03, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Jan 03, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Wed, Jan 03, 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!

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Jan 03, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

Palm Desert Library
Story room
Thu, Jan 04, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Palm Desert Library
Thu, Jan 04, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Sammy G., owner of Sammy's Place in Cathdral City (and former owner of restaurants in Palm Springs and Cathedral City) presents his signature bruschetta, with tastings at the end of this free event. This program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated!

Highgrove Library
Thu, Jan 04, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

La Quinta Library
Thu, Jan 04, 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.


Mead Valley Library
Thu, Jan 04, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


San Jacinto Library
Conference room
Thu, Jan 04, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Come join the San Jacinto Library at 5pm in the Community Room for a chance to de-stress by coloring intricate pictures and designs.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Jan 05, All day

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Jan 06, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Jan 06, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Jan 06, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Jan 06, 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.

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Sat, Jan 06, 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

Mead Valley Library
Sun, Jan 07, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Jan 07, All day

Palm Desert Library
Sun, Jan 07, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
CINCH is a "modern country" band, featuring Eric Frankson. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 08, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Palm Desert Library
Story room
Mon, Jan 08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Temecula Public Library
Mon, Jan 08, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This multicultural program includes stories, fingerplays and songs in Spanish & English. Ages 3-8. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates &times subject to change. Available name tags issued on a first-come basis 15 minutes prior.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 08, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 08, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Jan 08, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Temecula Public Library
Mon, Jan 08, 6:30PM - 7:00PM
It's time for the Penguin Parade! Our storytime will be all about our bird friends! Grab a stuffed animal and wear your pajamas for stories and songs for families. *All ages. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Programs subject to change.

Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 09, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Early literacy stories, songs, bouncing rhymes, bubbles, play time and early signs for babies. Ages Birth-23 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Jan 09, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 09, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Early literacy stories, songs, bouncing rhymes, bubbles, play time and early signs for babies. Ages Birth-23 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Jan 09, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


El Cerrito Library
Community room
Tue, Jan 09, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Story Room
Wed, Jan 10, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knitters and Crocheters of all skills levels are invited to come together, share ideas, and play with yarn. Materials and tools available for beginners to learn. No signup required. Ages 13+

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Jan 10, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for independent preschoolers. Ages 3-5. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Jan 10, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Jan 10, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Jan 10, 11:00AM - 11:30AM

Highgrove Library
Wed, Jan 10, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Jan 10, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Take a time out in the middle of the week by joining us for After School Storytime. Every week we will read themed stories and then create crafts that are perfect for display. Bring your creativity! Due to the nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Younger siblings accommodated.



Lakeside Library
Wed, Jan 10, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Jan 10, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Jan 10, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Wed, Jan 10, 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!


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Jan 10, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

Temecula Public Library
Thu, Jan 11, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Interactive stories, music and more make learning fun at this on-the-lap storytime. Ages 24-35 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Palm Desert Library
Story room
Thu, Jan 11, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Temecula Public Library
Thu, Jan 11, 11:00AM - 11:30AM

Palm Desert Library
Thu, Jan 11, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Herve Glin, of The Parker Hotel Restaurant in Palm Springs, will present delightful recipes from his exclusive menu. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Highgrove Library
Thu, Jan 11, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Jan 11, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


La Quinta Library
Thu, Jan 11, 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.


Mead Valley Library
Thu, Jan 11, 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Cuddle up with your favorite stuffed buddy and listen to stories, sing songs, and play games.


Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Jan 12, All day

La Quinta Library
Classroom
Fri, Jan 12, 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

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Jan 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

Mead Valley Library
Sat, Jan 13, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Family friendly movies shown in the Mead Valley Library Community Room.  Please call 951-943-4727 to learn what movie we will be showing.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

Tendremos Películas familiares en el Community Room de la biblioteca de Mead Valley. Por favor llame al 951-943-4727 para saber qué película vamos a mostrar. Los niños menores de 12 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto.

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Jan 13, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Jan 13, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Jan 13, 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.

Mead Valley Library
Sun, Jan 14, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Jan 14, All day

Palm Desert Library
Sun, Jan 14, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Singer/guitarist Ken Green presents "Head-Slap Music"--tunes you grew up with, but might have forgotten. You hear it, slap your head, and say, "I remember that song!" This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Glen Avon Library
Mon, Jan 15, All day


Palm Desert Library
Story room
Mon, Jan 15, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Temecula Public Library
Mon, Jan 15, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This multicultural program includes stories, fingerplays and songs in Spanish & English. Ages 3-8. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates &times subject to change. Available name tags issued on a first-come basis 15 minutes prior.

Cathedral City Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 15, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Jan 15, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 16, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Early literacy stories, songs, bouncing rhymes, bubbles, play time and early signs for babies. Ages Birth-23 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Jan 16, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 16, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Early literacy stories, songs, bouncing rhymes, bubbles, play time and early signs for babies. Ages Birth-23 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Palm Desert Library
Seminar room
Tue, Jan 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Write On! is a support group for writers and those who want to be. Bring short samples of your writing to share with the group.

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Jan 16, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


El Cerrito Library
Community room
Tue, Jan 16, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Jan 17, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Build school readiness with stories, songs, rhymes and other activities for independent preschoolers. Ages 3-5. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Jan 17, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts!

Indio Library
Community Room
Wed, Jan 17, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Jan 17, 11:00AM - 11:30AM

Highgrove Library
Wed, Jan 17, 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Hannah starting at 11:30 am, Stories, and  a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Wed, Jan 17, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Take a time out in the middle of the week by joining us for After School Storytime. Every week we will read themed stories and then create crafts that are perfect for display. Bring your creativity! Due to the nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for children 5-12 years of age. Younger siblings accommodated.



Lakeside Library
Wed, Jan 17, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Cuentos, actividades, y diversion en ingles y Español. Para ninos de 3 anos y mas.
Stories, activities, and fun in Spanish and English for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to know Spanish - we will teach you!

El Cerrito Library
Library
Wed, Jan 17, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
 Enjoy music, books and crafts for the whole family!

Temecula Public Library
Wed, Jan 17, 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Learn about chemical reactions, acids and bases, an the forces of gravity. All ages. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates & times subject to change. Sponsored by the Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Valle Vista Library
Wed, Jan 17, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Crafters meet weekly to share progress on a variety of projects, including adult coloring! This new take on a classic activity is the latest thing in stress relief for adults- come give it a try. Bring any craft: Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Embroidery...whatever!

Calimesa Library
Library
Wed, Jan 17, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Come in on the third Wednesday of every month at 5pm to discuss the book that you have been reading! This is a great opportunity to discuss your book with others and get book recommendations from others!

Upcoming meetings: 9/20, 10/18, 11/5, 12/20


Cathedral City Library
Community room
Wed, Jan 17, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
BEGINNING ESL CLASS
This is a non-credit, open enrollment course that is designed for those who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language and who need to start at the beginning. Students will build Basic English life skills vocabulary including letters and numbers.

Clase Introductoria de Inglés como Segundo Idioma
Este es un curso de inscripción abierta que no es de crédito, que está diseñado para personas que tienen poca o ninguna destreza de alfabetización en inglés o su idioma nativo y que necesitan comenzar desde el principio. Los estudiantes aprenderán Inglés básico y vocabulario incluyendo letras y números.

Temecula Public Library
Thu, Jan 18, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Interactive stories, music and more make learning fun at this on-the-lap storytime. Ages 24-35 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Palm Desert Library
Story room
Thu, Jan 18, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and join us for preschool storytime with stories, songs and simple crafts. Siblings are welcome.

Temecula Public Library
Thu, Jan 18, 11:00AM - 11:30AM

Palm Desert Library
Thu, Jan 18, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Chef Lana Ferdman of Wellness Cooking presents potato salad and hummus, with tastings. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Highgrove Library
Thu, Jan 18, 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Come join us for Pre-School Story time  with Miss Cayce starting at 3:30 pm, Stories, and a craft will be provided.

Mead Valley Library
Thu, Jan 18, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Everyone is welcome to join the battle for supremacy, as you play with friends and strangers alike. Unlike other hosted tournaments, there is no entry cost.


Mead Valley Library
Thu, Jan 18, 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Cuddle up with your favorite stuffed buddy and listen to stories, sing songs, and play games.


Desert Hot Springs Library
Thu, Jan 18, 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.


Desert Hot Springs Library
Fri, Jan 19, All day

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Jan 20, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
All skill levels are welcome at Calimesa Library's weekly Knitting and Crochet Club. This club meets every Saturday at 10am. We have very talented volunteers that can help new and experienced knitters and crocheters perfect their craft! Be sure to bring crochet hooks/knitting needles in your preferred size.

El Cerrito Library
Community room
Sat, Jan 20, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Want to learn how to sew? Dust off your machine and join us! We will start off with getting to know the machine and practice stitching straight seams.  RSVP if you don't have a sewing machine
For Ages 8+

See below for August to January, 2018 sewing projects:

  • September 16: Patchwork Table Runner
  • October 21: Super Hero Cape
  • November 18: Apron
  • December 16: Christmas Kitchen Towels
  • January 20: Getting to know your sewing machine/Quilted 

Calimesa Library
Library
Sat, Jan 20, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Card Making Class is held every Saturday at 1:30pm. All of the materials are supplied to you for free and given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Indio Library
Community Room
Sat, Jan 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!
Board games and activities!


La Quinta Library
Children's Area
Sat, Jan 20, 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.

La Quinta Library
Multi-Purpose Room
Sat, Jan 20, 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


Mead Valley Library
Sun, Jan 21, All day
The Mead Valley Library is closed on Sundays.

Desert Hot Springs Library
Sun, Jan 21, All day

Palm Desert Library
Sun, Jan 21, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Local cabaret and pop favorite singer (and actress Bonnie Gilgallon sings a new show geared to everyone's taste. This free program takes place at the Palm Desert Community Recreation Center, 43-900 San Pablo Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Though it is sponsored by the Palm Desert Library, it does NOT take place there. No reservations required--first-come, first-seated! 

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn how to navigate the Internet with teacher Lyn Manor.  Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are preferred. Classes with insufficient reservations will be canceled. This class repeats weekly.

Reserve at Circulation Desk or call 760-346-6552


Palm Desert Library
Story room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come join together for songs and stories. This is generally for infants through 2 years old.

Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Mon, Jan 22, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Join us for  storytime for all ages.  Stories, crafts and songs.

Temecula Public Library
Mon, Jan 22, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This multicultural program includes stories, fingerplays and songs in Spanish & English. Ages 3-8. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Program dates &times subject to change. Available name tags issued on a first-come basis 15 minutes prior.

Palm Desert Library
Community room
Mon, Jan 22, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
"Oklahoma" (1955, directed by Fred Zinnemann; starring Gordon McCrae & Shirley Jones; music by Rodgers & Hammerstein. (2 hrs. & 25 min.) Produced by 20th Century Fox.

Indio Library
Community Room
Mon, Jan 22, 6:15PM - 7:15PM

Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!

School age


Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 23, 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Early literacy stories, songs, bouncing rhymes, bubbles, play time and early signs for babies. Ages Birth-23 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Calimesa Library
Library
Tue, Jan 23, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Baby and Me Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30am at the Calimesa Library! Babies can sit on their parents' laps while following rhythms and stories specially geared for very young children. Have fun with your little one and meet other parents in your community!

Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Tue, Jan 23, 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Come enjoy our ESL conversation class! We will have great conversations that are student led, while improving our English conversation skills.

La Quinta Library
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)


Temecula Public Library
Tue, Jan 23, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Early literacy stories, songs, bouncing rhymes, bubbles, play time and early signs for babies. Ages Birth-23 months. *Space is limited. Please arrive early to best ensure seating. We encourage carpooling. Nametags issued 15 minutes prior to storytime. Sponsored by Friends of the Temecula Libraries.

Mead Valley Library
Tue, Jan 23, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Do you have what it takes to be the best gamer? Take the ultimate test by joining us as we play Super Smash Bros. Battle your friends weekly to see who will reign supreme. 

Now introducing...Virtual Reality.  Travel the globe, explore distant worlds and create paintings in a digital virtual world.  Virtual Reality equipment is made possible by a grant from the California State Library.


La Quinta Library
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!


El Cerrito Library
Community room
Tue, Jan 23, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For ages 6 and up. Come and build LEGO with us. Walk-ins welcome. Limited spaces are on a first come first served basis. 

Temecula Grace Mellman Library
Community Room
Tue, Jan 23, 4:45PM - 6:45PM

A collection of writers who read, review, and critique the works of others in the group. No signup required. Adults only.

 


Glen Avon Library
Community Room
Tue, Jan 23, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Watch the movie Selma with us!

El Cerrito Library
Library
Tue, Jan 23, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

This is a free course, no experience needed! For children from ages 5 to 7 and parents. Learn how  to code with ScratchJR on a tablet with your child. RSVP for one of our 6 available tablets or bring your own tablet. From January 23 to February 20, 2018. 



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