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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

Dog Tales and Training Tips!

January is national Train Your Dog month! To help recognize this month the Palos Verdes Library District Young Readers Department teamed up with local dog trainer Diane Bassett to provide free information about dog training to our young readers. The weekly Wednesday evening story time, Pillow Tales, became Dog Tales on January 20 and librarian, Marisa Perley, presented stories and... Read more

Squeeze Your Potential! Innerspark 2010

What's Innerspark? I've never heard of it either, but it sounds like an incredible opportunity. The California State Summer School for the Arts chooses 520 talented high school-aged teens in the visual, literary, media and performing arts to attend a summer art institute on the campus of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. They'll offer instruction in the... Read more

Living History Museum to Celebrate African American History Month!

A LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM Join this Tribute to African American Heroes! This fun and educational project - co-sponsored by PV Links, The Black Heritage Association and Sigma Delta Theta - celebrates Black History Month and culminates on February 18th. Kids in 3rd through 8th grades will select a hero and start to learn about his or her life at the... Read more

Chinese Cooking Class

Kitty Lim from the South Bay Chinese School will be at the Peninsula Center Library on Wednesday, January 6 , 2010 from 4:00-4:45pm to show us how to make Spam and Macaroni Soup. The cooking class is open to kids 4th grade and up . All ingredients will be provided. Join us on Wednesday, January 6 at 4pm in the... Read more

Theatrical Children's Holiday Program

On Wednesday December 9 in the Peninsula Center Storytime Room, Bill Barke will perform Christmas stories ('Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Grinch, Gingerbread Man) in a funny and theatrical program. Free and fun for the entire family. For more information, please contact the Young Readers desk at (310) 377-9584 x600.Read more

fresh fiction

a few of our newest titles . . . Liar by Justine Larbalestier Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That... Read more

Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytime

We will be open this Friday, November 27th ! Join us for stories and songs at the Peninsula Center Library for a Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytime presented by the South Bay Chinese School. 10:15am – 10:45am (For fluent Chinese speakers) 11:00am – 11:30am (For those who want to learn the Chinese language) Storytimes will be held in the Peninsula Center... 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. No registration necessary. Join us on Thursday, November 19 from... Read more

Teen Read Week Poll Results Are In!

The Teen Read Week theme this year was "Read Beyond Reality" so we wanted to know what your favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy books were and, just for fun, what Supernatural power you would want if you could have one. The voting results have finally been tabulated! In the Book category, the Harry Potter books just edged out the Twilight series by five... Read more

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