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

Teens! Read this summer and earn two $5 Amazon cards!

What Do I do?? Read 1,000 pages this Summer and earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card plus an entry into the grand prize drawing* for either a Kindle Fire or a $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card---Your choice! Read another 1,000 pages and get another $5 Amazon Gift Card! Simply count the number of pages you read and record the... Read more

Plant a Seed, Read! the 2014 Summer Reading Program begins June 2!

Get ready for a summer of reading, riddles and fun! Reading Program starts June 2nd, ends Aug 17 Read anytime this summer and earn patches! Come to any PVLD library and we will give you a reading log, resuable bag, and a Legoland coupon too. Read any books you like and use the log to keep track of how many... Read more

P is for Palos Verdes Bookmark contest winners!

Many thanks for all the 270 kids who entered a bookmark design in the 2014 Bookmark Contest. Each child did a great job interpreting the theme of "P is for Palos Verdes" and it was tough to choose winners! Click on the links to see the winning entries! Sophia, Vivian, Giovanna Rose, Chloe and Asa Erica, Shingo and James Chiyo,... Read more

Bringing History to Life!

History Comes Alive at the 5th Annual Living History Museum! Kids and adults alike will love learning about history as we celebrate Black History Month at this amazing event. At the Museum, children in grades K - 8 portray American American Heroes and tell about their ideas, courage and talent and creativity that helped shape America. As you browse through... Read more

Peek Into the Past: 8th Annual Tea Party

The Palos Verdes Library District will be holding its annual Peek Into the Past Tea Party program on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and Sunday, December 15, 2013. Please join us for a craft and refreshments as we learn about the worlds of American girls of days past. A collection of American Girl dolls will be on display. If you like,... Read more

Novelist K-8

Looking for a great new book to read? Try Novelist! NoveList K-8 is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book you've liked in the past, simply choose... Read more

Brainfuse - Live homework help online

Need help with homework? Want a free tutor that can help with a specific subject? Looking for some grade level practice tests that will help your basic knowledge? Brainfuse is an online tutoring resource for students in grades K through 12 that can help in all of these ways and more. Tutors are available seven days a week from 1... Read more

Reading is So Delicious - the 2013 Summer Reading Program

The Palos Verdes Library District is serving up a menu of great reading activities as part of the 2013 Summer Reading Program, Reading is So Delicious! Summer is the perfect time for kids to 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... Read more