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You can participate in the Living History Museum

Kids in 1st through 8th grade are invited to celebrate Black History Month by telling about their heroes from African American history! Participants will research the life and accomplishments of their favorite African American hero and at the “Living History Museum” on February 27, will become that hero! Participants can wear a costume, bring props, play music: anything that will... Read more

Beloved Annual Doll Tea Parties coming in December!

How did American girls have fun before there were video games and Ipods? "Peek into the Past" with us at this fun tea party! We will enjoy lemonade and cookies, as we make a paper doll craft, have a sing along, and more old fashioned fun! Once again, we will feature a fantastic display of American Girl dolls. If you... Read more

Chinese Storytime for Toddlers starts Nov 9

Join us for this monthly storytime at the Peninsula Center Library Storytime Room, every 2nd Friday of the month from 11:00 - 11:30 am. This fun half hour will be presented in Mandarin Chinese by partners from The Chinese Library of the Chinese American Reading Association, The South Bay Moms Group and La Ja Ja Kids. Children and their parents... Read more

Teens' Top Ten Fiction Books!

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite... Read more

Read the Summer Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a “Tell Your Story” workshop on August 4 at the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a group of 24 local elementary school students has published the Summer 2012 PV Kids News . The 16-page newsletter contains summer Olympics coverage, movie and book reviews, and a “Story Corner” consisting of short fiction. The young authors who attended are all... Read more

Teen Filmmakers Show How to "Read Your Way to Italy"

The PVLD Teen Filmmakers have posted their latest video, "Read Your Way to Italy," on the library's YouTube page. The approximately 4-minute production dramatically portrays how books can transport readers to magical new lands! Read Your Way to Italy The Teen Filmmakers welcome new members all year long. We meet every other Saturday at the Peninsula Center Library from 1... Read more

News Workshop for Kids 3-5th grade!

PressFriends and the Palos Verdes Library District are holding a special Mother's Day PV Kids News workshop for third, fourth and fifth graders on Saturday, January 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Library's Teen Annex (627 Silver Spur Rd. Suite 210, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 — in the upper section of the Village Shopping Center facing Deep Valley Drive)... Read more

Earn All New Patches in the 2012 Summer Reading Program

Check out the cool new patches! Summer is here, and it's time to join the 2012 Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big"! Children of all ages can come to any library and receive a free bag, and bookmark. Keep track of the number of minutes that you read by yourself. You can also include the minutes you read to someone else... Read more

Join the Teen Summer Reading Program and Earn an Amazon Gift Certificate!

Read 1,000 pages this Summer and earn a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate plus an entry into the grand prize drawing for an iPod Nano*. Every teen who reads 1,000 pages will also be eligible to attend PVLD’s first Library Lock-In on Friday, August 17th. From 7pm-Midnight we’ll be “Owning the Night” Zombie-style with games, movies, food, prizes, and general Zombie... Read more

Peacock Bookmark Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners and participants in the 2012 Peacock Bookmark Contest! We had 725 entries and had a tough time choosing our favorites! Click here to see the bookmarks! K-2nd Grade Winners: Kian Alagoz Vivian Chan Emily Lai Kaya Murillo Louie Tsai 3-5th Grade Winners Daniel Kim Erika Hsu Mei Johnson Ethan Soto Shieru Watabe 6-8th Grade Winners... Read more

You asked for them . . .

Textbooks!!! Yes, the Peninsula Center Library now has a nearly complete set of High School textbooks. You can check them out for in-library use with your PVLD library card. Just ask for them at the Adult Reference Desk. You're welcome! :)Read more

Read the Winter Issue of "PV Kids News"

After attending a fun journalism workshop on February 4 at the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD), a group of 18 local elementary school students has published the Winter 2012 PV Kids News . The 20-page newsletter focuses on the students’ visit that same day to the Palos Verdes Art Center in its temporary home at the Promenade of the Peninsula,... Read more

Make Your Oscar Predictions at The Annex!

Join us at The Annex on Thursday, February 23rd for an Oscar Prediction Party. Fill out a ballot with your picks in the top categories and then at 5 pm, we'll show one of the nominated movies and eat pizza! The best predictors could win Regal movie tickets, free library movie rentals, and other cool stuff!Read more

History Comes Alive in February 28 at the Living History Museum!

The Third Annual Living History Museum of African American Heroes will take place at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room on Tuesday, February 28, 2010 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Children in grades 1st - 8th grade will celebrate Black History Month by portraying African Americans heroes and telling their stories in the museum. People of all ages and backgrounds... Read more

Filmmakers' Club Premieres "Library Dreams"

What is a would-be male model to do? He knows he has the Look, the Vibe, the Mojo — but how does he get started on the runway to success? At the public library, of course! Check out "Library Dreams," the latest production of PVLD’s Teen Filmmakers’ Club, and you too can make your dreams come true. If you are... Read more

Seeking Kids to Participate in the Living History Museum!

Kids in 1st through 8th grade are invited to celebrate Black History Month by telling about their heroes from African American history! Participants will research the life and accomplishments of their favorite African American hero and at the “Living History Museum” on February 28, will become that hero! Participants can wear a costume, bring props, play music: anything that will... Read more

Babies in the Library storytime begins at Miraleste in January!

The popular Babies in the Library storytime is coming to the Miraleste Library every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon. Aimed at children ages 6 – 24 months, and their caregivers, this half hour program includes playtime, a lap sit session with songs and nursery rhymes and stories and board books. Older and younger children are welcome to attend... Read more

"Arts Galore" Writing Workshop for 4th-5th Graders, Feb. 4

Join us for a fun PressFriends/PV Library District writing workshop for 4th and 5th graders. The free “Arts Galore” workshop will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 12 –4:15 p.m. at the PV Library’s Teen Annex (located next door to the main Peninsula Center library). As an aspiring news reporter, you will be mentored by the PressFriends group... Read more

Digital Photo Contest Winner!

The Peninsula Teen Activity Council met and looked through the excellent entries that were submitted for this contest. It was a tough decision but they chose the photo you see here which was submitted by Claire McBride. Congratulations, Claire! To see the other entries visit PVLD's Flickr site . Claire's photo will be transposed onto canvas and mounted in the... Read more

The 6th Annual Historical Doll Tea Party takes place in December!

Join us at one of six sessions! Learn how girls celebrated Christmas throughout American history, make an elegant greeting card, and enjoy lemonade and cookies! If you like, bring any favorite doll or stuffed animal. December 10, 2011 - 10 am—11 am, 1pm—2 pm, or 3:30 pm—4:30 pm OR December 17, 2011 - 10 am—11 am, 1pm—2 pm, or 3:30... Read more

The Chronicles of Narnia - Did you know...

Did you know that The Chronicles of Narnia were originally published in this order: #1: The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, #2 Prince Caspian, #3 Voyage of the Dawn Treader, #4 The Silver Chair, #5 The Horse and His Boy, #6 The Magician's Nephew, #7 The Last Battle. But in 1994, they were reprinted in a different order that... Read more

Digital Photo Contest!

October is Teen Read Month so — let’s see you reading! Enter our contest and you could win an enlarged canvas print of your photograph! Plus, we’ll display an enlarged canvas print of your photograph in the Teen area at the Peninsula Center Library. Open to teens ages (12-18) Submit a digital photograph of you or a friend reading. The... Read more

A+ Research Success

Want to ace your school research assignments? A friendly PVLD librarian can help show you how! Learn the best strategies for finding the books, newspaper and magazine articles, and reliable websites you need to back up your school reports and papers. Appointments are not for personal tutoring or homework assistance, but rather for research skill building. Sessions may include an... Read more

Vote for Your Favorite Books

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year... Read more

A+ Research Skills Appointments

Stop by the Peninsula Center Library Young Reader’s Desk to fill out an Appointment Request Form or print it out and bring it in for your very own free training session! All A+ appointments are held at the Peninsula Center Library. Appointments are not for personal tutoring or homework assistance, but rather for research skill building. Sessions may include an... Read more

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