Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May

As part of the project “Japanese Americans on the Peninsula: Learning from Our Past to Look to Our Future”, the Palos Verdes Library District will celebrate the Peninsula’s growing, changing, and diverse community through a series of events for all ages during Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month in May 2017. The project is a recipient of the 2016 Humanities... Read more

The Colors of Burma from Photo to Oil

The PV Library is pleased to present a new photography and painting exhibit at the Malaga Cove Art Gallery. “The Colors of Burma from Photo to Oil” will run from June 1 - June 30 with an artist’s reception on June 10 from 2 to 5 PM. The art show is a collaboration between internationally known artists David Heath and... Read more

Early days of aviation a sight over Palos Verdes

By Dennis Piotrowski and Monique Sugimoto Not long after the Wright brothers piloted the first successful heavier-than-air machine near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, early rickety planes were navigating the skies near Los Angeles. Indeed, Los Angeles with its favorable climate became a center of aviation as early as 1909. One newspaper at the time described the area as... Read more

New Parking Lot Under Construction Adjacent to Peninsula Center Library

The owner of the Village Shopping Center next to the Peninsula Center Library is redeveloping the property. The redevelopment includes construction of a new two-level parking structure off Deep Valley Drive that will serve both library patrons and the tenants/customers of the remaining retail and office spaces. Construction will begin on Wednesday, February 8 and is expected to last approximately... Read more

Be Part of History at the Living History Museum!

If you’re in K—8th grade, come be part of history! Celebrate African American History month as you portray an African American hero who made life better for all Americans. Participants will portray an African American hero who inspires them. As a participant, you will be a living exhibit at the museum and portray a hero you admire and identify with... Read more

Writers Wanted! Sign up now for National Novel Writing Month

Writers wanted! PVLD is your headquarters for November's National Writing Month. Please join us for a community writing event that includes workshops, write-ins, networking opportunities, publication in an anthology and the opportunity to read your work in public. National Writing Month workshop/Writing Characters That Are Likeable Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM National Writing Month workshop/Self-Editing for... Read more

News from the Archives: Find Us Now on the Online Archive of California (OAC)

You find books in your local library using a catalog. Well, the same is true for finding archival collections held in a library's local history room. The Local History Center has posted its first collection guide in a really long time! Thanks to library page and archives student Sabrina Ponce, who volunteered with the Local History Center over the summer,... Read more

10th Anniversary of the Teen Annex

PVLD is excited to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Teen Annex branch on September 22 at 2 P.M. The Annex also has a new location at 655 Deep Valley Drive, suite #175 which is just across the street from the Peninsula Center Library. The celebration will be held from 2-4 pm at the Annex and will feature pizza,... Read more

News from the Archives: Welcome Stella Castillo "Archivist in Residency"

Next time you are at the Peninsula Center Library, we invite you to visit the Local History Center and meet Stella Castillo, our Resident Archivist. Stella will be with us until the end of October. As part of a year long residency, Stella has already done rotations with the Autry Museum, Cal Poly Pomona and Loyola Marymount University. ​Stella earned... Read more

Mobile printing now available at the library

PVLD now offers mobile printing at the Peninsula Center, Malaga Cove and Miraleste libraries. You can send print jobs to PVLD’s public printers from any computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet with an Internet connection and pick them up at any of our libraries. Can’t read that huge spreadsheet on your smart phone, and need a way to view the... Read more

Online study room reservations begin June 20

Reserve a room online on your phone, tablet, laptop or at any of our catalog computers. You will need a valid library card and email address to sign-up and receive text or email confirmations. Rooms can be reserved same day only and only 1 reservation can be active at a time. All patrons must follow study room policies (Board Policy 5020.7 )Read more

Alvaro Roble: Artworks exhibit at the library

Originally from Lima, Peru, Alvaro Roble grew up on the westside of Los Angeles. The 80’s and 90’s were a violent time for a young Latino man in LA and Alvaro used art to turn his life around. Growing up in west LA also exposed Alvaro to many different cultures. He draws his inspirations from graffiti and the Pop Art... Read more

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