Welcome!

Please use the tabs to find information about upcoming virtual programs for each age group! Some programs require pre-registration. 

If you need any assistance signing up for or accessing programs, please call the PVLD Reference Phone and leave a voicemail at (310) 377-9584 x601. A librarian will return your call shortly.

 

We Browse For You

Our librarians can help you find your next read! Complete this form and our librarians will place titles on hold for you, just like your own personal book concierge! 

This form is for general subject or genre requests. Librarians will review your requests, and place recommended titles on hold for you. Once your items are ready to pick up you will be notified, and you can pick items up through our curbside holds pickup service. 

If you have a specific title or need advice on what to read next please call 310-377-9584, press 4 for Young Readers or press 5 for Adult Services. Leave a message and a librarian will return your call.

Visit www.pvld.org to place item holds.

 

Discover your next favorite recipe in the community cookbook. Created by community members during PVLD Summer Reading Program 2020, this eclectic collection of recipes has something for everyone.  www.pvld.org/cookbook

Preschool Fun

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join the "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" reading challenge! Read 1000 books to your child before your child enters kindergarten in our year-round reading challenge. Track your reading and earn prizes along the way! Get started here.

 

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ABCs and 123s: Mini Storytimes... On Demand!

Thursdays at 10am on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

Watch your favorite librarians anytime! These fun-filled, bite-sized storytimes might get silly, but they support school readiness with fun songs, stories, rhymes, and even some quick science and math tips! A new storytime airs each Thursday at 10am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Age Fun

 

Drop by any PVLD library and pick up a kit with supplies and instructions for making a creative art or science project! Take it home, and with your own basic supplies like glue sticks and crayons, you can create your own masterpiece! Projects are recommended for grades TK - 5th grade. 

 

 

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Come learn how you can be part of the 2022 Living History Museum of African American Heroes... and the Living History Museum Scholarship programs!

Are you in TK - 8th grade? Learn how you can portray a hero from African American History at the annual Living History Museum on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Are you in High School? Find out about the Living History Museum scholarship competition!
     Speech Contest - for grades 9 and 10
     Essay Contest - for grades 11 and 12
Essay and Speech Contest takes place on Monday, January 17, 2022.

 

Attend this quick virtual information session to learn more! Register at https://bit.ly/LHM2022InfoSession

Presented by PVLD and its partners:
The Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Living History Museum, Inc.
Palos Verdes (CA) Chapter The Links, Incorporated
South LA Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Author Talks, Lectures, and More!


Veterans' Voices

Everyone has a story and we want to capture yours! The Palos Verdes Library District invites you to share stories of your military service in a radio-style interview.

Register today!
 


Conversation Starter: "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds
Wednesday, December 1 | 6:30-7:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library Purcell Room

 

Join PVLD staff for a book discussion of Jason Reynold's book "Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you". This discussion will take place in person. Due to LA County protocols, masks are required to be worn at all times. Registration is requested but not required.

In this important and compelling adaptation of his National Book Award-winning title, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, writing with award-winning author Jason Reynolds, chronicles the story of anti-black, racist ideas over the course of American history.

Racist ideas in our country did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were developed by some of the most brilliant minds in history to justify and rationalise the nation's deeply entrenched discriminatory policies. But while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. In shedding light on the history of racist ideas in America, this adaptation offers young readers the tools they need to combat these ideas - and, in the process, gives society a reason to hope.

Through a gripping and fast-paced narrative that speaks to young readers on their level, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas - and on ways anti-racists can be empowered to combat racism in their daily lives.

Please come to the meeting having read the book. Copies are available in Book, eBook, and eAudiobook from PVLD.


Virtual Opera Talks

Join us for interactive presentations led by LA Opera's Community Educators.This is a virtual event via Zoom.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 10am featuring the opera "La Cenerentola", presented by Diane Beltoya.
Saturday, December 11, 21 @ 10am on the history of "Baroque & Opera", presented by Joanne Hou.

Register today! 


Pedal PV

PVLD's Local History Center is frequently visited by patrons interested in learning about the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With the closure of our library facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, archivist and local history librarian Monique Sugimoto is bringing our community history to you with the "Pedal PV" vlog. Each episode brings a slice of Peninsula history and ranges from the natural and built environment to our social history. The Peninsula's history is fascinating - whether you bike, walk or jog. Join us on YouTube.

Episode 1: Tour de PV

Episode 2: Cliffs and Recreation

Episode 3: Peacock Spotting

Episode 4: Peninsula Military Front

Episode 5: Higher Ed on the Hill?

Episode 6: Our First Communities

Episode 7: To the Lighthouses

Episode 8: Our Japanese Farming Community

Episode 9: Horses on the Hill

Episode 10: Open Space

 

Virtual Book Clubs

          Virtual Book Club

Next meeting:

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, @ 11 am on Zoom

In December, read a book around the theme Fire & Family. How you interpret the theme is up to you, but we've got some fiction & non-fiction recommendations ready at the link below!

PDF iconDec 2021 Virtual Book Group list.pdf

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Register once, to attend book club meetings 

Register for book club meetings

Questions? Contact Lessa at llozada@pvld.org