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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

Chinese Knotting Class

Instructors Jennifer Hsu and Sophia Gianvecchio from the South Bay Chinese School will teach the fun craft of Chinese Knotting. We will learn how to make a Christmas Ring that can be used as a holiday decoration. Join us Thursday, October 22 from 4:00-4:45pm in the Malaga Cove Library Gallery Students must be in 4th grade or higher to attend... Read more

Read Beyond Reality! Teen Read Week October 19th-22nd

Celebrate Teen Read Week at the library, October 19th-22nd. We have fun events planned for that week--check it out! Monday, Oct. 19th 5pm in the Annex - We'll be showing a supernaturally unreal movie along with free popcorn! All 6th-12th graders are welcome with school I.D. Tuesday, Oct. 20th 4-5:30 pm in the Annex - We'll be doing a t-shirt... 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

Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes

Join us as Alice Ong and Jennifer Jai of the South Bay Chinese School conduct Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes with stories and songs. The storytimes will be held every Friday in October in the Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room. The storytimes will be on October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, and October 30 at the following times: 10:15am... Read more

Cultural Ramadan

Join us Saturday, September 26 at the Peninsula Center Library from 2 pm - 2:45 pm for a cultural experience and learn about the Ramadan holiday. Stories, songs, crafts and refreshments. Featuring special guests, Rashida and Akhtar Emon. The Peninsula Center Library is located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. For more information, please call (310) 377-9584 x600.Read more

A+ Research Success! @ PVLD

It's Back-to-School time again, and that means homework! The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is here to help all students with research skills. The PVLD Young Readers Librarians are now offering free Personal Research Appointments at the Peninsula Center Library for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Parents and teachers are welcome too! Appointments are not for tutoring or... Read more

Lowenthal Brings "Operation Kid Print" to PVLD

On August 11-13, the Palos Verdes Library District hosted three sessions of "Operation Kid Print," a free program conducted by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-54th District). Lowenthal and her staff helped parents create special forms for their own records that include each child's fingerprints, physical description, and medical information. Bonnie Lowenthal (third from left) and her staff share a moment with... Read more

Read the Debut Issue of "PV Kids News"

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES (PVLD) – After four days of intensive research and writing, a group of 12 local elementary school students has published the first issue of the “PV Kids News.” Read "PV Kids News" The 16-page newsletter features fashion and music reviews as well as interviews with several Peninsula city mayors, PVLD librarians, and other notables such as a... Read more

Join the Fun at PVLD’s Family Talent Show

Can you sing, dance, juggle, or perform other amazing feats? Come take a bow as part of PVLD’s Family Talent Show! The Talent Show will take place at the Miraleste Library on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 4–4:45 p.m. This special event is part of PVLD's Summer Reading Program, which includes such "Wonderful Wednesdays" at Miraleste. If you are interested in... Read more

2009 Summer Reading Begins June 1st!

Summer is coming and it's time to read and collect all new patches at the library! This year's Summer Reading Program, Be Creative @ 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 and reading log. Read... Read more

Teen Summer Reading Program - Express Yourself!

Going on a road trip? Stuck at home? Whatever your plans are this summer, pick up something to read at your library. You never know what you'll find: Mysteries, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Graphic Novels and more. Teens, in 6th grade and up, can read, record the number of pages and win prizes with PVLD's Teen Summer Reading Program. Where... Read more

PV Street Fair and Friday Teen Fun Night 6/5

Visit the PVLD booth at The Palos Verdes Street Fair and Music Festival on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Stop by to pick up information about the Teen Summer Reading Program and say hello to the friendly library staff. New this year, the Fair kicks off with "Friday Teen Fun Night" opening the Carnival rides on Friday, June... Read more

Hershey Kiss Roses 5/13 @ the Annex

Hershey Kiss Roses Wednesday, May 13th at 4:00pm at the Annex . Make a rose with Hershey Kisses! All materials will be provided. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D.Read more

Make Collage Magnets @ the Annex 5/26

Make Collage Magnets - Wednesday 5/26 at 4:00pm at the Annex . Hey Teens! Looking for something creative to do? Come to the Annex and make magnets from pics of your favorite celebrities or fashion! Hang them in your lockers or on your fridge at home. Give them away or keep them for yourself! All materials will be provided. All... Read more

Young Adult Author Visit 5/7 @ the Annex

Young Adult Author Visit with Jim Pascoe! Thursday, May 7th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Annex . Do you love comics and graphic novels? How about creating characters and developing stories? All 6th-12th graders are invited to join us for a special Young Adult Author Visit! Meet Jim Pascoe, author of the Undertown manga series published by TokyoPop. Jim will talk... Read more

Teen Art Program 5/5 @ the Annex

The Power of Creativity with Chief Ten Dogs Live at the Palos Verdes Library District! Join us for an illustration and creativity workshop led by artist Chief Ten Dogs. Tuesday, May 5th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Annex . This program is open to all 6th-12th graders. Space is limited. To sign up, visit the Peninsula Center Library Young Readers Desk... Read more

Earth Day Jewelry 4/22 @ the Annex

Earth Friendly Beads Make your own recycled paper beads out of old magazines and then create personalized, eco-friendly jewelry! All materials will be provided. Wednesday April, 22 at 4:00pm at the Annex. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D.Read more

Creative Teens @ PVLD!

See what teens have been up to at the library! Check out photos from our Chinese Knotting Class at the Miraleste Library and the "Art of Creativity" class with Chief Ten Dogs at the Annex.Read more

Annex Spring Break Hours and Activities

Thinking of things to do during Spring Break? Come to the Annex ! All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Annex Spring Break Hours: PVLD Monday 4/6: 1-6pm Tuesday 4/7: 1-6pm Wednesday 4/8: 1-6pm Thursday 4/9: 1-6pm Freedom4U Friday 4/10: 1-6pm We have low key activities Monday-Thursday at 3:00pm. Monday 4/6: Movie Monday! Enjoy a movie and free snacks... Read more

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