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Better than Google--Research Detectives! 4/18

This one hour online class is for students in 3rd-8th grade. Parents & Teachers are welcome too. Help your child get ahead in the information age! Class will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Peninsula Center Library Training Room 2nd Floor. Meet at 2nd Floor Administration Office @ 10:20 a.m. Registration is encouraged. Please call... Read more

Rock Band Competition 4/15 @ the Annex

Sign up and show off your skills at our Rock Band Competition! Can't sing or play an instrument? Thats ok! We're playing the PlayStation 2 video game, Rock Band. Wednesday, April 15th from 5:00-6:00pm at the Annex . Our competition is based on performance, originality, and crowd participation! Bring your own costume or wear one of ours...either way gather a... Read more

PV Teens' Favorite Electronic Gadgets

As part of Teen Tech Week, we asked PV teens to vote for their favorite electronic gadget. Click on the graph to see the results. Many teens voted specifically for the "iPhone." We counted their votes under the "Cell Phone" category, but it is interesting to see how popular the iPhone is. The "Other" category included various gadgets such as... Read more

Research Skills Class March 21

Students in 3rd to 8th grade are invited to a one hour hands-on digital tour. Parents and teachers are welcome too. This free class will show you the most effective ways of finding information from school, home, or the library. Learn about the library's online resources and become research ready! Our next class will be held on Saturday, March 21,... Read more

Art & Creativity Program for Teens 3/24

The Power of Creativity with Chief Ten Dogs Tuesday, March 24th at 4:00pm at the Annex . Join us for an illustration and creativity workshop lead by artist, Chief Ten Dogs. The program is open to all 6th-12th graders. Space is limited. Please sign up at the Peninsula Center Library Young Readers Desk or call (310) 377-9584 x600. Chief Ten... Read more

TeenPub. - poetry, articles and artwork by teens

Click on the image above to read the Spring 2009 issue of TeenPub. TeenPub. is a literary newsletter written by teens and just for teens, in grades 6-12. This quarterly newsletter is compiled and edited by a group of students at Peninsula High School with support from the Palos Verdes Library District . Mission Statement: The mission of TeenPub. newspaper... Read more

Chinese Cooking Class 3/19

Chinese Cooking Class Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-4:45pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. Kids in 4th grade and up are invited to join Kitty Lim of the South Bay Chinese School for a Chinese cooking class. Learn to make Chinese Chicken Salad! All ingredients will be provided. Students must be in 4th grade or higher to attend. Space... Read more

St. Patrick's Day Cookie Decorating 3/17

St. Patrick's Day Cookie Decorating Get festive and decorate cookies for St. Patrick's Day! Cookies and frosting will be provided. Just bring your student ID! Event open to all 6th-12th grade students. Tuesday, March 17th, 3:00pm at the Annex .Read more

Kids Seize the Field in "Knight for a Day"

More than a dozen boys and one intrepid girl jousted on the lawn outside the Malaga Cove branch during the library's recent "Knight for a Day" program on February 28 . The boisterous event began in a sedate fashion. Young Readers Librarian Michael Barb read a few short passages about how young men in the Middle Ages trained for knighthood... Read more

Teen Tech Week 3/9-3/13

Join us in celebrating Teen Tech week March 9th-13th. Do you love your iPhone? Or your digital camera? Your Nintendo DS? Vote for your favorite electronic gadget all week at the PVLD libraries. Join us for a Super MonkeyBall Banana Blitz video game tournament on Wednesday, March 11th at the Annex . You must sign up by 3:45pm. The games... Read more

Teen Book Review - Stop in the Name of Pants

Stop in the Name of Pants: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison Review by Kaitlyn (grade 10) Have you ever had to choose between two guys that loved you while trying to stay sane between your insane family, friends, even teachers? In the ninth book of the hilarious series about a high school girl in England, anything could happen... Read more

A new series of Parent Child Workshops

Join us for a new series of early learning workshops for children ages 6 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers! During this special time, children and parents are invited to play and learn together with toys and activities while a community resource specialist will be available to discuss the topics of play, baby sign language, early literacy, and... Read more

Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes

Wenchi Chang of the South Bay Chinese School will conduct weekly Chinese Cultural Preschool storytimes with stories and songs every Friday in March. Friday, March 6 Friday, March 13 Friday, March 20 Friday, March 28 She will be conducting two sessions every Friday. * 10:15am - 10:45am (For fluent Chinese speakers) * 11:00am - 11:30am (For those who want to... Read more

Wire Jewelry Making 3/4 @ the Annex

Make your own Wire Jewelry! Wednesday, March 4th at 4:00pm at the Annex . Join us at the Annex for our jewelry making event! Take some simple wire pieces and ordinary beads and transform them into funky, fabulous, hand-crafted jewelry! All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D.Read more

Board Games - 2/23 @ the Annex

Join us for board games at the Annex ! Monday, 2/23 at 4:00pm. Free snacks will be provided. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D.Read more

Young Adult Author Visit - Jennifer Banash 2/18

Meet Jennifer Banash, author of The Elite series. Wednesday, February 18th at 4:00pm in the Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room. All 6th-12th graders are welcome. Jennifer Banash knows firsthand the life and times of Manhattan teenagers - she was born and raised in New York City. In addition to her Elite series, she also ghost wrote for a New York... Read more

Extreme Gingerbread Houses: 2/17 @ the Annex

Extreme Makeover: Gingerbread House Edition Tuesday, 2/17 from 3:30-4:30 at the Annex. Use your creative skills to turn drab into fab in our Extreme Makeover:Gingerbread event! We will be transforming ordinary gingerbread houses into fabulously decorated, edible works of art. All supplies (graham crackers, frosting, candy, etc.) will be provided. All 6th-12th graders welcome with student I.D.Read more

"Knight for a Day" Seeks Boys and Dads

Hear ye, hear ye! 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 engage in a jousting tournament. Join us on Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Gallery... Read more

Valentine Cookie Decorating 2/11 @ the Annex

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Annex at our cookie decorating event. Cookies and frosting will be provided. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Valentine Cookie Decorating Wednesday, February 11th - 3:30pm at the AnnexRead more

Annex Hours Update

Annex School Holiday Hours: Monday 2/9: 1-6pm Monday 2/16: CLOSED Please note that beginning 2/6, the Annex will be open 3-8pm on Fridays. On Fridays the Annex is staffed by Freedom4U. See the updated regular Annex schedule here .Read more

Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes

Children ages 2-5 are invited to join us for Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytimes at the Peninsula Center Library. Wenchi Chang of the South Bay Chinese School will conduct the storytimes with stories and songs in English and Chinese. The storytimes will be held every Friday in February at 11:00am - 11:30am in the Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room on the... Read more

Annex Events: Board Games 2/3, Movie Night 2/4

Hey teens! Looking for something do? Come see us at the Annex . Join us for board games on Tuessday 2/3 at 4:00pm. And at a movie night on Wednesday 2/4 at 5:00pm. FREE SNACKS at both events! All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D.Read more

NiNi ... A Musical Journey Into History and Today!!!

In celebration of Black History Month, Jazz/Jazz Gospel Vocalist and Actress, NiNi Battle is bringing her one-woman act to the Peninsula Center Library. Her musical journey entails storytelling, monologues, humor, poetry and audience participation. One of the most riveting elements in her show is her singing transformation into various historical figures that have significantly influenced society, capturing the emotional journey... Read more

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