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

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

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

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

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

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


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