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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

Lowenthal Brings “Operation Kid Print” to PVLD for second year!

This July, the Palos Verdes Library District will host three sessions of “Operation Kid Print”! This free program is available to parents thanks to Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-54th District). Lowenthal and her staff will help parents create special forms for their own records that include each child’s fingerprints, physical description, and medical information. These forms are kept by parents and... Read more

The Teen Summer Reading Program Begins June 1st!

The PVLD Teen Summer Reading program begins June 1st. We’re changing it up a bit from previous years. This year you can earn points based on reading and other activities. When you’ve earned 1,000 points you’ll receive a $5 Borders gift card and an entry into a drawing for other cool prizes we’ll be having at our end-of-the summer “beach”... Read more

Make a Splash in this Year's Summer Reading Program!

Summer is coming and it will soon be time to read and collect all new patches at the library! This year’s Summer Reading Program, Make a Splash @ Your Library, begins June 1st and continues all summer long. Starting June 1st, you can drop by Malaga Cove, Miraleste or Peninsula Center Library to pick up a free book bag, bookmark... Read more

Get Published in PV Kids News!

Calling all kid journalists, ages 6 to 16 … Write an article on any topic that you think elementary school kids would like to read — and submit it by July 20 — and you just might get it published in the summer issue of the PV Kids News. Although the free Summer Newswriting Camp, co-sponsored by PressFriends and the... Read more

Chinese Yo-Yo

Join us for a Chinese Yo-Yo Class on Wednesday, May 5th from 4:00-4:45pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room . Instructors Emily Dai and Jennifer Hsu of the South Bay Chinese School will teach us the basics of the Chinese Yo-Yo. They will demonstrate how to combine Yo-Yo and dance into a fun sport. Join us as we learn... Read more

Become a Book for a Day

"Don't judge a book by it's cover" We've all heard this and now you have an opportunity to bring this phrase to life! On August 21st, the library will be holding a "Living Books" program where people will be able to "check-out" other people for a one-on-one conversation. The "people books" (book people?) will be first- or second-generation Americans with... Read more

Bollywood Night was tight!

OK, it was a little cold and started out windy, and I know next time we do something on the roof I'll bring my snuggi. Hopefully you all drank chai and ate some spicy food to keep you warm, like I did. Everyone kept the mehndi artist busy getting henna tattoos (thanks Vaishali!), several people worked on a beautiful rangoli... Read more

Children's Earth Day Celebration

On Thursday, April 22 from 4-5 p.m., in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room, the Peninsula Center Library Young Readers Department staff will host a free Children's Earth Day Celebration featuring crafts, displays/information, face painting, and games/prizes. Fun for the whole family! No sign ups necessary. Several community groups will attend to provide information on how we can use our... Read more

Calling All Kid Journalists!!!

Whether you are 6 or 16, you are welcome to submit an article to PV Kids News . PressFriends and the Palos Verdes Library District are offering a kids’ community newsletter to be published two times a year (Fall and Spring). In addition, those kids who attend the PressFriends summer camp (August 2, 3, 4, and 6), will publish a... Read more

Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes

Alice Ong and Jennifer Jai from the South Bay Chinese School will conduct weekly Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes with stories and songs at the Peninsula Center Library. Join us on: Friday, April 9 Friday, April 16 Friday, April 23 Friday, April 30 There are two storytime sessions each Friday: 10:15am - 10:45am (For fluent Chinese speakers) 11:00am - 11:30am (For... Read more

Bollywood Fun on the Roof!

Join us for some Bollywood-style fun Friday, April 16, 6:15 – 9:15 pm , on the Peninsula Center Library rooftop parking deck. Try out yoga, enjoy authentic Indian snacks and drinks, get a (temporary) henna tattoo and watch a Bollywood movie under the stars, all for free! Bring your chairs and remember, it may be chilly, so bring a jacket... Read more

Library Playdates

Children ages 6 to 24 months and their parents and 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, March 18, 2010 at... Read more

Great Youth Leadership Opportunity!

Senator Roderick D. Wright is inviting five students who are in 10th or 11th grade to apply to attend a special Youth Leadership Conference this summer. Each year the Research and Policy Institute of California hosts the African American Youth Leadership Program. The annual conference invites high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state to participate in a week-long... Read more

Spring Knit-a-thon!

Join us Saturday, March 13 from 1pm-3pm at the Teen Annex for the 2010 Spring Knit-a-thon! People of ALL AGES are invited to join us as we knit and crochet 7"x9" sections as part of the Warm Up America! program. The sections will be collected and combined to form afghans that will be donated to a local shelter. It's the... Read more

Teen Book Club Survey

We would like to hear from you about starting a teen book club. Please take this (really) short survey: Click here to take surveyRead more

Celebrate African American History Month at the Living History Museum Feb 18

History comes alive in this tribute to African American heroes! In this "museum", the exhibits come to life! Children in 3rd through 8th grade will portray their favorite African American heroes and share their inspiring stories with you. Learn about civil rights heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King and Ruby Bridges. Meet the immortal Jackie Robinson and hear his triumphant... Read more

Annex Un-Valentine's Day Party!

Are you sick of Valentine's Day? Looking for something fun to do after school? Then come to the Annex Thursday, February 11, from 4:30 to 6:30, for our first ever Un-Valentine's Day Party! Bring your friends and your broken hearts for pizza and snacks, games, Rock Band, American Idol Karaoke and more! Or just come and hang out! All kids... Read more

Become a "Knight for a Day" on Feb. 27

Join us for our second annual jousting tournament and claim the title of “Knight for a Day”! All "squires" (boys ages 8-11) and their "lords" (fathers) are invited to learn how young men in the Middle Ages would prepare for knighthood. We'll learn the rules of courtly conduct and medieval warfare, then take to the “list field” to engage in... Read more

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