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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

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

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