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BRANCH EVENTS

Community Room
Mon, Nov 18, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Thu, Nov 21, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Join our event for families with children ages 0-5 years old. Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with hands-on activities!

Community Room
Thu, Nov 21, 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Come Join us in a variety of Virtual Worlds exploring the realms of Space, Fantasy and more with our Oculus Rift set up.  Come early, come often to try out a variety of VR experiences!  Age is 13+.

Community Room
Sat, Nov 23, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us for our Teen Book Club. Tweens and Teens 10-17 years of age are welcome! We will be reading and discussing a new book every month so if you love to read come on down!

Community Room
Sat, Nov 23, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present PIECES OF APRIL!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for popcorn and a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Nov 25, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Nov 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Sat, Nov 30, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Come join us for our Teen Book Club. Tweens and Teens 10-17 years of age are welcome! We will be reading and discussing a new book every month so if you love to read come on down!

Community Room
Sat, Nov 30, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for popcorn and a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Dec 02, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Dec 04, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Sat, Dec 07, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!Board games and activities!

Community Room
Sat, Dec 07, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
Your INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present Saturday Movie Night!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Dec 09, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

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

Community Room
Sat, Dec 14, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!Board games and activities!

Community Room
Sat, Dec 14, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
Your INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present Saturday Movie Night!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Dec 16, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Dec 18, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Sat, Dec 21, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!Board games and activities!

Community Room
Sat, Dec 21, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
Your INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present Saturday Movie Night!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Dec 23, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Dec 25, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Sat, Dec 28, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!Board games and activities!

Community Room
Sat, Dec 28, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
Your INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present Saturday Movie Night!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Dec 30, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Jan 01, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Sat, Jan 04, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!Board games and activities!

Community Room
Sat, Jan 04, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
Your INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present Saturday Movie Night!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Jan 06, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Jan 08, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Community Room
Sat, Jan 11, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us every Saturday for Teen Time!Board games and activities!

Community Room
Sat, Jan 11, 3:15PM - 5:45PM
Your INDIO LIBRARY is proud to present Saturday Movie Night!  In the late afternoon come in and sit down for a feature film. These may be oriented to a slightly older audience (rated up to PG-13) than our Matinee features, but don't let that stop you from joining us!Visit our FB page or call the library to see what movie we are showing this week!https://www.facebook.com/indiolibrary/

Community Room
Mon, Jan 13, 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Songs, games, crafts and best of all a great story!School age

Community Room
Wed, Jan 15, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
All Libraries Close at 5:00pm
on November 27, 2019
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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We're open 12:00PM to 8:00PM

Mon, Nov 11 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Nov 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Nov 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Nov 15 Closed
Sat, Nov 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 17 Closed

Branch manager
Casey Bowen
Address
200 Civic Center Mall
Indio
California 92201
Tel: (760) 347-2383
Fax: (760) 347-3159

In 1976, the current 23,000 sq.’ building was opened as the “Regional Library” for the Riverside City and County Public Library System. Its official name is the Max T. McCandless Memorial Library. It was open six days a week, including four evenings until 9:00 p.m. The offices for both the regional staff including two delivery “messengers” and the Area Branch Supervisor were located in the “Regional Library Headquarters” in the east portion of the building. From the mid-1990s to 2011 the area was used for the successful “Project Read With Me” youth literacy project. The Coachella Valley Bookmobile office, desks and workspace for the Friends of Indio Library, and classroom for Adult ESL students are currently using this space.

The Indio Public Library houses more than 89,000 items. The library is also the desert’s resource for microfilm access to local newspapers as far back as 1890s.

The City of Indio is known locally as the “City of Festivals” and they’re particularly proud of the fact that they are in the Guinness Book of World Records for serving


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