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Play and Learn at Peninsula Center through April 22!

The Peninsula Center Library is hosting a "Play and Learn Island"! This table, located in the Peninsula Center Library's Young Readers Department, is on loan to PVLD through April 22. Preschool children will love to play with the gears, blocks, and other educational manipulatives, and they are learning as they have fun! Play is how babies and young children learn... Read more

Learn about Purim

Join us on Tuesday, March 15th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Peninsula Center Library and come l earn about the Jewish holiday Purim with Shelly Shapiro of David’s School, Early Childhood Center at Congregation Ner Tamid. We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts. Children can come dressed in their favorite costume! Recommended for children ages 2 and up.Read more

Shake Your Sillies Out at Pajamarama!

Join the Peninsula Teen Activity Council for this delightful program. Children of all ages are invited to come and bring a soft doll or stuffed animal to enjoy dancing, singing songs, and listening to stories put on by our own wonderful teen volunteers. After the program, children can leave their toy friend with us for a special “toys only” library... Read more

Read the Winter Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a three-hour, intensive newswriting workshop at the Palos Verdes Library District, a group of 35 local elementary school students has published the Winter 2011 PV Kids News . The 24-page newsletter is the fifth such publication to result from a series of free workshops conducted since July 2009 by the PressFriends community service group, and co-sponsored by PVLD... Read more

Celebrate Black History Month at the Living History Museum!

Learn about some of the greatest African American heroes in history! This unique event is co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, PV Links, and the Black Heritage Association. In this museum, the exhibits come to life! "Meet" great African Americans like Mae Jamison, George Washington Carver and Josephine Baker and many more. Children in grades 1st through 8th grade will portray... Read more

Looking for Volunteer Hours?

Consider joining PTAC, a group of teens ages 14-18 who meet to share their opinions and feedback on library services and materials for teens, assist with projects to enhance teen involvement in the library, and help promote reading to all members of the community. Check out what we're doing on the PTAC page. email me if you have any questions!... Read more

Newswriting Workshop for Elementary School Kids, Jan. 29

Learn to write news articles and book reviews at the PressFriends Newswriting Workshop for kids in 3rd through 5th grades. Co-sponsored by PressFriends and the Palos Verdes Library District, this free workshop will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 1–4 p.m. at the PV Library’s Teen Annex (located next door to the main Peninsula Center Library). As an... Read more

Books with Buzz

Try one of these popular titles from 2010 that have people talking: (all of these are located in the Young Adult Fiction section) Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams Split by Swati Avasthi Ship Breaker by Bacigalupi White Cat by Holly Black The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare Matched by Ally Condie Nightshade by Andrea Cremer... Read more

Participants still needed for the Living History Museum!

Celebrate Black History Month by participating in the Living History Museum! We are looking for kids of all backgrounds in 1st through 8th grade to participate. This program begins now and culminates in the Living History Museum on February 15th. This unique program is co-sponsored by PV Links, Delta Sigma Theta, and the Black Heritage Association. Satchel Paige, Malcolm X,... Read more

Eclipse Movie Showing at The Annex

All 6th-12th graders are invited to The Annex to see this special showing of the third movie in the Twiligh Saga: Eclipse. Come eat vampire-y red snacks and enjoy some fierce Fang vs. Fur action! Tuesday, December 7th 4:30 pm The Annex The Annex is located next to the Peninsula Center Library in the upper section of the Village Shopping... Read more

Hanukkah, Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is one of the happiest of the Jewish holidays! Learn how this holiday is celebrated with special guest Shelly Shapiro from David’s School, Early Childhood Center at Congregation Ner Tamid. Hear stories, sing songs, enjoy treats, play games and make a craft! Join us on Tuesday, December 7th at 4:30pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room . For... Read more

Diwali, the Indian "Festival of Lights" on Nov. 13

Diwali is perhaps the most important and ancient of the Indian festivals. It is celebrated throughout India as well as in Indian communities around the world. It is often called "The Festival of Lights" — the time when families light small oil lamps (known as diyas) and candles around the home and set off firecrackers and fireworks. The Palos Verdes... Read more

YOUR Top Ten!

The votes have been tallied and the results are in! During Teen Read Week PV teens voted on their favorite books and movies from last year and here are the results: The PV Teens' Top Ten Books & Movies 2010 Books 1. Collins, Suzanne - Catching Fire 2. Cabot, Meg - Forever Princess 3. Dessen, Sarah - Along for the... Read more

Alternative Book Club Meeting

Not your average book club, this group meets to have fun discussing our latest favorite reads while eating fresh homemade treats (made by yours truly!). To mix things up, a few times a year we choose a book that we all read and discuss. The library will even provide some free copies of the book! So if you're in grades... Read more

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas at the American Girl Doll Tea!

It's time for the 5th Annual American Girl Doll Tea! See a spectacular collection of your favorites dolls including the newest American Girl: Rebecca, plus Kit, Addy, Felicity, Kaya and more! At this elegant, fun filled hour, we'll learn about how girls from the past celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas. We'll also make a fancy keepsake craft and of course, sip... Read more

Library Playdates

Children ages 6 to 24 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to an interactive hour of play at the library. Library Playdates is a program that brings together babies and toddlers and their favorite adults in a warm, casual setting for unstructured play. Toys, books, and resources will be available. Join us on Thursday, October 21 at 10:30am in the... Read more

Express Yourself at the StarBooks Cafe

Open mic, coffee, jazz . . . you! The perfect combination! Take a break at the StarBooks Cafe on Wednesday, October 20th. From 4-6 pm The Annex will be transformed into a "Beat Era" coffee house complete with hot coffee, cool jazz and an open mic for you to read your own creative writing, or someone else's. There will be... Read more

Wonka-Mania on 10/11

Join us as we test your knowledge about Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a round of..... Wonka-Mania! When: Monday, October 11, 2010 Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm Where: Peninsula Center Library Community Room Who: Grades 2 and up. We will be having a trivia contest and then we will be decorating and eating lickable wallpaper.Read more

Create a playlist for your favorite book!

Teen Read Week is coming up in October and to help celebrate the theme, "Books With Beat" we're asking you to create a playlist to go along with your favorite book! Log into the PVLD Teens Playlist site with username: PVLDteens2010 password: teenreadweek Title your playlist with the book title and your first name; something like, "Louise's Playlist for A... Read more

Teen Book Club Meeting Monday, Sept. 20th @ 4 pm

All teens, grades 8-12 are invited to the next Teen Book Club meeting on Monday, September 20th at 4 pm in the Peninsula Center Library storytime room. This book club is just getting off the ground so join us to help pick the name and choose the book titles we'll be reading for our group selections. The club is mostly... Read more

Vote For Your Favorite Book of 2010!

A national organization, The Young Adult Library Association has been gathering nominations for a 2010 "Teens' Top Ten" list. Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are in and now it's time to vote! Visit this survey and vote for your favorites. The winning top ten will be announced during... Read more

Read the Summer Issue of "PV Kids News"

Dr. Kiersten Darrow with the staff of PV Kids News and PressFriends After four days of intensive research and writing, a group of 16 local elementary school students has published the Summer 2010 PV Kids News . The 20-page newsletter features fashion, book and movie reviews as well as interviews with several local notables such as Dr. Kiersten Darrow of... Read more

Indoor Summer "Beach" Party!

Summer is almost over, but don't get bummed out. Join us for an indoor "beach" party! Play some games, compete in some contests, enjoy summer tunes, and munch on snacks, all without getting sand in your flip flops! We'll be drawing the prize winners for the Teen Summer Reading Program and all party beach bums in attendance get an extra... Read more

Summer Reading Program Continues Through August!

There's still plenty of time to join the Summer Reading Program! Have you joined the the Palos Verdes Library District's Summer Reading Program? It's easy! Drop by Malaga Cove, Miraleste or Peninsula Center Library to pick up a free book bag, bookmark and reading log. Read any books you like and for every 2 1/2 hours you read, you can... Read more

Movie on the Roof–Savvy?

We're showing Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl this Thursday night. Come sit out under the stars on our new carpet and pillows, or bring your own chair. Enjoy snacks and bring a book for the book exchange table. It may be a bit cold so you might want to bring a snuggly! "So, there is... Read more

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