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 .Read more free with your library card!

The Palos Verdes Library District is excited to offer our patrons a full subscription to, 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

Value Line System Maintenance Scheduled

Dear Patron, Value Line is constantly working to improve our services, features, and product offerings. Our technology team will be performing maintenance on our website beginning Thursday evening (April 2, 2015) and ending early Sunday morning (April 5, 2015). During that time, the following digital services will be unavailable: > The Value Line Daily Options Survey Online > The Value... Read more

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Bookmark Contest!

This is the sixth year for the Bookmark Contest which is co-sponsored by Mary Jo Hazard and the Palos Verdes Library District. We had over three hundred students submit original, imaginative bookmarks. The three judges, Louise Beebe, librarian, Mary Jo Hazard, author of The Peacocks of Palos Verdes, Palo's World and P is for Palos Verdes, and Judy Adishian, owner... Read more

2015 Friends of the Library Book Sale Dates

Book Sales Dates for 2015 Peninsula Center March 5-8 April 9-12 May 7-10 June 4-7 July 9-12 August 6-9 September 10-13 October 1-4 November 5-8 December 3-6 Malaga Cove March 20-21 April 17-18 May 15-16 June 19-20 July 17-18 August 21-22 September 18-19 October 16-17 November 20-21 December 11-12 You can also shop online at the Friends Amazon Store or... Read more

Living History Museum Celebrates African American History on Feb. 25

Children portray their favorite African American Heroes at this beloved annual event for all people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds! The Living History Museum is dedicated to demonstrating the impact African Americans had on the lives of all Americans of all ages and backgrounds. As you browse through our museum, you'll see Ballerina Misty Copeland telling about her struggles... Read more

Frank A. Vanderlip: Japanese Propagandist or Proponent?

The storied history of Frank A. Vanderlip’s 1914 purchase of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is widely known. Less well known however is his dedication to furthering understanding and bettering relations between Japan and the U.S. during a turbulent period of American and world history. Vanderlip was so involved in these activities that he was mentioned in several issues of the... Read more

Palos Verdes Library District Board of Trustees Elects 2015 Officers

Trustees of the Palos Verdes Library District elected Debby Stegura president of the board during their December meeting. Trustee Kingston Wong was elected vice president and Kay Cooperman Jue was named secretary. All will serve as officers of the board for one year. Stegura, who has been a member of the library district’s Board of Trustees for three years, replaces... Read more

Be Part of the Living History Museum of African American Heroes!

Kids in K - 8th grade are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Living History of African American Heroes. The museum is dedicated to demonstrating the contributions African Americans had on the lives of all Americans of all ages and backgrounds. As a participant, you will be a living exhibit at the museum and portray a hero you admire... Read more

2015 STEAM Kids Craft Schedule

The Young Readers (YR) department staff and volunteers will help your preschool to Grade 5 children engage in some cool new STEAM crafts from January to May 2015! STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It's all about creating, building, innovating and learning. Plus it supports early literacy and school succcess! SURPRISE SCIENCE ACTIVITY & PRESENTATION! Friday, January 23,... Read more

Coderdojo at the Palos Verdes Library District

CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, open source, and nonprofit global movement that teaches children how to code, make games, develop web sites, and create mobile applications. There are currently over 500 dojos operating in 50 different countries. It is a sociable, fun, and interactive environment where people can collaborate, learn together, and openly share their programs and ideas. In the Summer... Read more

Art in Our Library

Over 100 people attended Saturday evening's opening reception with family and friends. At this year's event over 70 artists are represented. The community art exhibit runs from November 1 to December 29. Stop by and view all the artwork!Read more

A look at Palos Verdes Estates in 1939

PENINSULA PAST By Dennis Piotrowski and Monique Sugimoto As the city of Palos Verdes Estates winds down the celebration of its 75th anniversary, let’s look back at some of its history during the year of its incorporation in 1939. While World War II was erupting in Europe and the New York World’s Fair was opening on the East Coast, PVE... Read more