Candy Sushi - Thursday 1/15 @ the Annex

Hey teens! Join us in making delicious pieces of "sushi" out of candy! Take fruit roll-ups, gummi fish, powdered donuts and more to make these tasty snacks. All materials will be provided. Candy Sushi Thursday, January 15th at 4:00pm at the Annex . All 6th-12th graders welcome with student I.D.Read more

Board Games - Thursday 1/8 @ the Annex

Bored? Join us for board games! Board Games Thursday, January 8th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Annex. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Free snacks will be provided.Read more

Give the Gift of Reading!

A book is always a great gift! Here are some holiday gift ideas: For Younger Readers: Christopher Counting by Valeri Gorbachev Christopher Rabbit loves counting so much that he tries counting everything he sees from the fish in his aquarium to the stars in the sky. A Couple Of Boys Have The Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee Friends James... Read more

Annex School Holiday Hours UPDATE

UPDATE 12/29: Please note the Annex will be closed Thursday 1/1 and Friday 1/2. Thinking of things to do during winter break? Come to the Annex for some low key holiday fun. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. We will host fun activities at 3:00pm - Monday 12/22 Board Games; Tuesday 12/23 Movie and Hot Chocolate; Monday 12/29... Read more

Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club

Wondering what the Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club is all about? Well, it is a "read-what-you-want" book club that meets once a month at the Peninsula Center Library. All 8th-12th graders are welcome to join us to discuss teen books and enjoy FREE pizza. Just bring a book that you've read and would like to recommend to other teens... Read more

Find Articles for Your Homework

ATTENTION students : when you your teacher tells you, "Don't use the Internet" for homework assignments, don't despair! You can still find plenty of reliable information through a computer, thanks to PVLD's "Online Resources." Are you looking for articles in magazines, newspapers, or encyclopedias about topics such as animals, explorers, sports, current events, etc.? All you have to do is... Read more

Buttons and Journal Making at the Annex

Button Making at the Annex ! Wednesday, December 10th at 4:00pm. Want to show off your school spirit? Or declare your love for your favorite band or anime? Get creative and make a button! Images will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Journal Making at the Annex ! Tuesday,... Read more

Twilight Movie

Have you seen the Twilight movie? Post a comment and tell us what you thought! How did it compare to the book? Did the Kristen and Robert seem like how you imagined Bella and Edward? Are you on Team Edward or Team Jacob? We have 2 copies of the Twilight movie soundtrack at the Peninsula Center Library. Check it out today!Read more

Cookie Decorating 11/25

Join us as we decorate Thanksgiving cookies! Tuesday, 11/25 at 3:30pm at the Annex . Satisfy your sweet tooth at our delicious cookie decorating event! Cookies and frosting will be provided. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with their student I.D.Read more

Chinese Cultural Preschool Storytime

Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories and songs about Chinese culture every Friday this month in the Storytime Room at th e Peninsula Center Library . Join Wenchi Chang of the South Bay Chinese School on November 14, 21, and 28 , from 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for these fun and educational offerings. The storytimes will be conducted in Chinese and... Read more

Library Playdates at the Malaga Cove Library

Join us for a playdate at the Malaga Cove Library Community Room on Thursday, November 20th at 10:30am . Children ages 6 to 24 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to an interactive hour of play at the library. Library Playdates is a program that brings together babies and toddlers and their favorite adults in a warm, casual setting for... Read more

Trivia & Pizza 11/19

Trivia & Pizza - Wednesday, November 19th at 4:00pm @ the Annex . All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Hey teens! Want to test your movie trivia knowledge? Hungry for an afterschool snack? Join us at the Annex for some movie trivia fun. Enjoy FREE PIZZA while you learn some cool and interesting movie facts.Read more

Goth Sock Puppets 11/12

Hey teens! Make a GOCK at the Annex! Wednesday, November 12th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Annex . All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Don't know what a GOCK is? Gocks are Goth-styled sock puppets. Come unleash your creative energy and transform an ordinary sock into your very own frightful, weird and funky GOCK! Socks, safety pins, buttons, duct... Read more

PV Teens' Top Ten Results

During Teen Read Week PV teens voted for their favorite books, movies and tv shows. Click on the charts below to see the results!Read more

Chinese Yo-Yo Class 11/14

PVLD and the South Bay Chinese School present a free Chinese Yo-Yo Class. Friday, November 14th from 4:00-4:45pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. Instructor Wenchi Chang of the South Bay Chinese School will teach the basics of the Chinese Yo-Yo. Her students Melody Su and Cher Su will demonstrate how to combine Yo-Yo and dance into a fun... Read more

Research Skills Class Sat. Nov. 15

Are you research ready? Join us for Research Skills for Students Saturday, November 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Peninsula Center Library in the 2nd Floor Training Room. Meet in the 2nd Floor Administration Office @ 10:20 a.m. This free class for students in 3rd-8th grade (parents and teachers are welcome too!) will show you the most effective ways of finding... Read more

New Young Adult Books

Looking for something new to read? Click here for a of new books in the PVLD Young Adult collection.Read more

Chinese Calligraphy Class 10/30

PVLD and the South Bay Chinese School present a free Chinese Calligraphy Class. Thursday, October 30th from 4:00-4:45pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. Wendy Kuo and Pao Yang Chien of the South Bay Chinese School will teach the art of Chinese Calligraphy. Learn about the history of Chinese Calligraphy and then try it yourself! All materials will be... Read more

Dino-craft! Friday 10/17

Join us for Dino-craft! Friday, October 17th at 4:00pm in the Peninsula Center Library Community Room. The Peninsula Teen Activity Council's teen volunteers will help the youngsters create dinosaur themed crafts. Recommended for Preschool - Grade 3. No reservations needed.Read more

Anime at the Library

Do you love Anime? Join the Anime Club! We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:30pm at the Annex. All 6th-12th graders are welcome with student I.D. Looking for a movie to watch? Take a look at PVLD's new Anime DVD collection . Check one out! $1 for 7 days.Read more

Join the Peninsula Teen Activity Council

All teens, age 14-18, are invited to join. At our monthly meetings we plan craft activities for little kids, select books for the Young Adult section and discuss how the library can be more teen-friendly! Click here fore more info!Read more

A 16 year-old sails around the world!

Meet Zac Sunderland - a 16 year-old Marina Del Rey native who has set out to be the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. He is sailing around the world, all by himself. Find out more about Zac's adventure here . He updates his blog with stories and photos! Interested in some ocean adventures? Try these books: Bloody Jack Adventure... Read more


Well, Summer is over and School is here! Time to start your studying, school reading, homework, and research visits to the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD). We have some great resources at all three of our libraries to help you succeed in school! Online resources for homework help at . Young Readers reference books. Books, DVDs, audio CD's, music... Read more

Recipes for Kids Who Really Like Bugs!

Tired of eating the same old thing? Make some tasty "bug" treats! Here are four fun recipes we made at our Wonderful Wednesday Summer Reading Program recently held at the Miraleste Library. Cup O’ Dirt Worms Ingredients: chocolate or vanilla pudding, crushed sandwich cookies, gummy worms. Supplies: clear plastic cups, plastic spoons, napkins. Serving spoons for pudding and sandwich cookies... Read more