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The Pop-up Library is partnering with the South Coast Botanic Garden

PVLD is partnering with the South Coast Botanic Garden to feature our mobile library at their monthly summer picnics. Come enjoy a wonderful day at the garden surrounded by nature’s finest and the Pop-up’s comfortable and relaxing space to unwind. We will have pop-up books for the kids and books for all ages. The Pop–up will be appearing at the... Read more

Coming Soon! Online Study Room Reservations

Online room reservations begin June 20, 2016. Reserve a room at the library at any of our catalog computers or from outside the library on your phone, tablet, or laptop. You will need a valid library card and email address to sign-up and receive text and email confirmations. Rooms can be reserved same day only and only 1 reservation can... Read more

An Evening with Fredrik Backman

Palos Verdes Library District proudly presents An Evening with Fredrik Backman, international bestselling author of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry and A Man Called Ove . Where: Peninsula Center Library When: Friday, May 20th at 7 p.m. Please join us for an evening with Fredrik Backman, acclaimed Swedish author and blogger. Both of his previously published... Read more

War dogs of Palos Verdes a part of local legend

By Dennis Piotrowski and Monique Sugimoto Their names were Ace and Fury, and they were taught by the U.S. Army to be very aggressive and obey just one man: their handler. Nearby soldiers knew to scramble to a safe place if one of these dogs got loose. Ace and Fury were two members of the sentry dog program that trained... Read more

R.E.A.D. Curiosity Kits available for checkout

R ead E nrich A chieve D iscover The R.E.A.D. Curiosity Kits are themed and curated to help introduce our community to new skills, interests, and experiences. The kits come with a variety of materials such as books, field guides, objects and supplies. Each kit can be placed on hold and then checked out and returned at the Peninsula Center... Read more

Looking for kids to help with African American History month!

Children in grades K - 8 of all backgrounds are invited to participate in this year's Living History Museum! The Living History Museum is dedicated to demonstrating the impact African Americans had on the lives of all Americans of all ages and backgrounds. The Palos Verdes Library District presents the museum in partnership with the Palos Verdes Chapter of The... Read more

Palos Verdes history: Just a bunch of dates and facts? Think again.

PENINSULA PAST By Monique Sugimoto and Dennis Piotrowski Not too long ago, a homeowner discovered an empty suitcase tucked away in the attic of her new home. "Yutaro Kawashiri Family No. 39528" was written in red marker on one side of the suitcase. The age of the suitcase, the distinctive "Family No." identification, and the Japanese surname could only mean... Read more

Create Wish Lists in Your Library Account

Did you know you can create wish lists in your library account? It's really easy to do, just follow these steps: Login to your account Find a title you've been meaning to add to your wish list On the left side of the page under "My Lists" click the drop-down arrow, select "Create a New List" and click the "Add"... Read more

National Novel Writing Month Write-ins

Would you like to be published in an anthology? Please join us for write-ins, workshops, networking with local writers, the opportunity to read your work in public, and the publication of an anthology with a copy going to every single participant. Whether you are an aspiring writer or published, write fiction, non-fiction, or short stories, all writers are welcome! October... Read more

Total BooX - new ebook service

What is Total BooX? Total BooX is a new ebook platform the library is testing out. There are no waiting lines and you can instantly read any title on the platform, online or offline, using the Total Boox free App for iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets. How do I get it? Download and install the Total Boox app: iPhone... Read more

News from the Archives: Ever heard of Nortronics?

The last local history article in the PV News (July 30) mentioned a company called Nortronics which was located on Crest Road between Hawthorne and Crenshaw. The 50 acre Nortronics complex, was designed by architect, Charles Luckman, famous for Madison Square Garden in New York, the manned space center in Houston, and closer to home, Marineland, the LAX Theme Building,... Read more

New hours and storytime at the Miraleste Library!

Great new for our Miraleste families! Beginning September 1 the Miraleste Library will open at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are adding a toddler storytime on Wednesdays at 10:15 and moving the start time of the babies storytime on Tuesdays to 10:15 as well. Hope to see you there!Read more

See "Stellar Axis" in Action on August 13

The Palos Verdes Library District's Peninsula Center Library has a unique public artwork called Stellar Axis that was designed by world-renowned artist Lita Albuquerque . The artwork slices through the building at the angle of the axis of the Earth, representing a cylindrical shaft of light coming from the sun and the stars all the way down to the core... Read more

A Slice of Peninsula Development: 1953-1967

In 1953 the Peninsula had 6,500 residents, living in about 2200 homes, mostly in the Palos Verdes Estates area. The cities of Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes did not exist. While development was increasing on the Peninsula -- Marineland of the Pacific was completed in 1954 -- the Peninsula still had abundant open space. That changed... Read more

Plenty of time to join the Summer Reading Program!

There’s still time to join the Summer Reading Program! Read books and collect patches Use your reading log to keep track of the number of minutes you read to earn a great collection of patches! Get a free tote bag and Rubys Diner coupon too! Kids up to going into 5th grade can join! Last day to pick up patches:... Read more

Board of Library Trustees Candidate Workshop

Wednesday, July 29th, 7-9 p.m. Peninsula Center Library Community Room The Palos Verdes Library Board of Trustees will host a workshop for residents interested in running for a position on the Board of Library Trustees at the November 3, 2015 General Election. All interested parties are invited! RSVP to Tami Bender at 310-921-7521 or tbender@pvld.org .Read more

Lynda.com free with your library card!

The Palos Verdes Library District is excited to offer our patrons a full subscription to Lynda.com, the world's top site for learning technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. With an active Library card you have access to thousands of high quality videos taught by top-notch instructors who know their stuff -- and, just as importantly, know how to... Read more

Summer Reading Program - Schedule of Events 2015

Tuesday Showcase at the Peninsula Center Library July 7, 1:30 PM - Circus of Magic with Jay Leslie Step into the ring at this show filled with magic, juggling and comedy. July 7, 3 PM - Circus of Magic Encore Performance July 14, 3 PM - Kids Craft Wacky Workshop Make your own crazy musical instrument from wacky materials. July... Read more

College Testing - Free Test Practice Sessions

Free New SAT Practice Test Session Saturday June 27 Prepare for the New SAT college entrance exam! Testing will begin at 10 am in the community room. Materials will be provided and there is no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. You may bring a small, packaged snack. Free ACT Practice Test Session Saturday July 25 Prepare for... Read more

Summer Reading Program Begins June 1

Summer is the time when kids can relax and simply enjoy a story, read some funny riddles, or dig into some nonfiction to learn about a topic they love. With no tests, book reports, or dioramas required, kids are reminded of the fun of reading – a crucial development in a child’s reading life. Just as important, reading over the... Read more

Our Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Dawn of Hollywood

Many locals know about the numerous television shows and big time Hollywood movies that have been filmed in and near Palos Verdes such as the A-Team, Lethal Weapon and Pirates of the Caribbean. But less well known is that Palos Verdes has been connected to the motion picture industry since its founding in the early twentieth century -- when silent... Read more

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