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BRANCH EVENTS

Community room
Tue, Aug 20, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Community room
Mon, Aug 26, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
"Toy Story 3" (2010. As Andy departs for college, Woody, Buzz and Jessie wonder what will become of them. When a mix-up lands them at a daycare center, they meet a host of new toys and discover a new adventure is just beginning! This one is for the kids! Directed by Lee Unkrich. Disney Pixar. Running time: 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Community room
Tue, Aug 27, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Mon, Sep 02, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Labor Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, September 3 at 10 a.m.

Community room
Tue, Sep 03, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Today's topic: Ebooks/OverDriveLearn about technology at the library. With a different class each week, topics covered include mastering the online catalog, using "eresources," ebooks and our new virtual reality device, Oculus Rift!

Community room
Tue, Sep 03, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Join Jiggs Gallagher for a free-wheeling discussion! A limited number of books of the month are available for check-out from the library several weeks before the discussion date. Today's volume: "Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles.

Community room
Tue, Sep 03, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. For teens in grades 6 - 12. Video and board games, help with homework, refreshments.

Story room
Tue, Sep 03, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 03, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Author, teacher, newspaperman and world traveler Jim Cavener presents "Was Thomas Wolfe Right... or Wrong?" The engaging octogenarian talks about his native Southern California in terms of architecture and cultural significance, and compares it with his adopted home town of Asheville, North Carolina (Wolfe's birthplace). Not to be missed!

Story room
Thu, Sep 05, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Community room
Thu, Sep 05, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Learn how to create computer code! After-school program. Fall orientation for all girls September 5, 4 p.m. Program starts two weeks later.

Story room
Mon, Sep 09, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Tue, Sep 10, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Create expressive ink art while we discuss "All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven, or any book you're currently reading. Create fun crafts while you share what you're reading.  For teens in grades 6 - 12.

Story room
Tue, Sep 10, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Story room
Thu, Sep 12, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Fri, Sep 13, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed for All Staff Training Day. It will re-open on Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m.

Story room
Mon, Sep 16, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Ages 0-2. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music.

Community room
Tue, Sep 17, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Learn about all the resources available to Teens in the library: how to access ebooks, use our catalog and search on our databases.

Story room
Tue, Sep 17, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Community room
Wed, Sep 18, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Storytime/Building Activity for kids ages 3-12! Listen to a reading of "The Three Little Pigs" and join others to use building blocks to build a stronger house for the piggies to survive next time!

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

Community room
Thu, Sep 19, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Have you ever had the chance to decide the fate of another person? What would you do? In the real-life cases presented, you will be the judge and the jury - making the ultimate decision between right and wrong. At the end of each case, after rendering your own verdict, you will find out what really happened. Must be 18 or older to participate.

Thu, Sep 19, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
One-on-One Tech training sessions on Thursday afternoons this fall! Bring your own computer, tablet, phone, etc., or use a library laptop. You'll have a 30-minute session with a Reference librarian. Call 760-346-6552, ext. 4206 for an appointment (required).

Story room
Mon, Sep 23, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books, rhymes and music. Ages 0 - 2.

Community room
Mon, Sep 23, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
"All the President's Men" (1976) The story of relentless journalism in pursuit of the truth about Nixon's Watergate is beautifully told under Alan J. Pakula's direction. Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as the Washington Post's Woodward and Bernstein, and Jason Robards as Executive Editor Ben Bradlee. Warner Bros. Running time: 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Story room
Tue, Sep 24, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
This is the analog (NOT computer!) table-top version of the popular role-playing game for adults (age 18 and over).

Seminar room
Tue, Sep 24, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Three great men--all giants in their fields--intersected in unusual ways at the beginning of the 20th Century. Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless/radio; David Sarnoff, a founder of the National Broadcasting Company (NBCP); and Arturo Toscanini, conductor of the NBC Symphony Orchestra. What happened among them will surprise and delight you! Michael Scofield presents the story, with illustration.

Story room
Thu, Sep 26, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Come and have fun with stories, puppets, songs, finger plays and simple crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Thu, Sep 26, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
One-on-One Tech training sessions on Thursday afternoons this fall! Bring your own computer, tablet, phone, etc., or use a library laptop. You'll have a 30-minute session with a Reference librarian. Call 760-346-6552, ext. 4206 for an appointment (required).

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

Community room
Tue, Oct 01, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Today's topic: How to use the online catalog. Learn about the latest technology available in the library. This hour-long instruction class takes place the first Tuesday of every month.

Community room
Tue, Oct 01, 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Join Jiggs Gallagher for a free-wheeling discussion! A limited number of books of the month are available for check-out from the library several weeks before the discussion date. Today's volume: "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain.

Community room
Tue, Oct 01, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Supervised after-school program, when school is in session. For teens in grades 6 - 12. Video and board games, help with homework, refreshments.  

Community room
Thu, Oct 03, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
October 3, 3 p.m. "American Creed" PBS Film   This outstanding documentary film, produced by Citizen Film of San Francisco, together with the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), concerns the political divide in America today and how to bridge it, as we move toward the 2020 election cycle. The showing will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Fred Jandt, Ph.D., a communications professional with a specialty in mediation. He is a trustee of the College of the Desert, and the retired dean of the California State University Palm Desert Campus.

Community room
Mon, Oct 07, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Guided meditation with Vib Verma.

Community room
Tue, Oct 08, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Carve your own pumpkin and share the scariest book you've ever read! Create a fun crafts while you share what you're reading.  For teens in grades 6 - 12.

Community room
Thu, Oct 10, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Author Nadine Gross speaks about the ancient Chinese art, which involves much more than just the arrangement of furniture. Choice of colors and other factors can actually change your life! Her book is "Feng Shui for College Students," but the principles will apply to everyone. This is a two-hour program.

Mon, Oct 14, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
The library is closed in observance of Columbus Day. It will re-open on Tuesday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
December 16, 2019

Library Holiday Closure

Labor Day
September 2, 2019

All Staff Day
September 13, 2019

Columbus Day
October 14, 2019

Veterans Day 
November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
November 28 & 29, 2019

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Wed, Aug 14 10:00AM to 8:00PM
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Fri, Aug 16 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Aug 17 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 18 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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

Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouse
Early Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
Brainfuse
Brainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Career Transitions
Career Transitions Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years
Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
RB Digital (Recorded Books) is now your home for over 11,000 eAudioBooks and 130 eMagazines. No more waiting for your turn. All books are available to every patron who wants to listen. Get the app now.
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
Periodical, newspaper and reference articles from over 5,000 publications on such diverse topics as humanities, art, current events, technology and general interest topics. Full-text articles from over 3,000 periodicals.
Informe!
Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
Download digital magazines with rb digital
New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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