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

While our library locations are still closed, our librarians can still 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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Virtual Storytimes

Thursdays at 10am on Facebook

Join your favorite librarians for a mini storytime - online! We'll have songs, stories and even some puppet fun. A new storytime is posted every Thursday and you can watch any time you want. You can even watch our previous virtual storytimes. Just go to our Facebook page! "See" you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Age Fun 

Students up to 8th grade are invited to participate in our 12th Annual Living History Museum virtually on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2pm. You will inspire, inform and uplift our community with a portrayal of a hero from African American History!

Here’s how: Select an African American Hero who inspires you. Complete the registration form at http://bit.ly/3oedA2G (parental permission is required). Research and prepare to portray your hero on video. Record your portrayal and submit to the Living History Museum by Jan 31, 2021.

The Living History Museum of African American Heroes will take place Feb 28 at 2 PM. Zoom Invitations will be available beginning the week of Feb 7, 2021. All ages can attend to be inspired by our children's videos, try some tricky trivia and attend the award ceremony.

Check out the video announcement and photos from past Living History Museums on our Black History Month Celebrate page under the PVLD Living History Museum tab on the left.

Questions? Contact Laura Henry at lhenry@pvld.org

Light the Way Winter Challenge

December 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021

For kids up to 8th grade

The program:

Complete four activities (each takes about 15-30 minutes) in the Bronze level. Next, complete four Silver level activities to advance to the Gold level. Now… complete  four Gold Level activities, and you have met the challenge!

Kids who complete the whole challenge can drop by PVLD's curbside pick up to receive a Fun Pack with iron-on souvenir patches, some yummy snacks and a secret surprise too! Just bring your completion certificate or completed log to receive your Fun Pack!

Join online at pvld.beanstack.org or download a log to print.

 

Thrilling Tales of the Wild West with Mr. Barb

Discover exciting e-books about the larger-than-life people of the American Wild West with Young Readers Librarian Mr. Barb!

Check out these video book talks: 

 

Virtual Friday After School Fun

Kids in TK - 5th grade, whether you're distance learning or, spending time on campus, you can start the weekend off right - virtual style! Looking for some activity ideas? Check these out:

 

Author Talks, Lectures, Workshops and More!

Text: Conversation Starters: 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge, Jan. 11-31. For more information on the challenge and  for a printable pdf, visit pvld.org/racialequity. PVLD, BUILD, and Friends of the LIbrary logos added.

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

January 11 - 31

Studies show that habits take twenty-one days to form and we’re here to help you develop equity based habits by incorporating different activities into your everyday life. While this challenge is intended to take place over twenty-one days, take it at your own pace. Visit pvld.org/racialequity for more information and to take the challenge.


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

 

Virtual Book Clubs

           

Virtual Book Club

Next meeting:

Tuesday, February 2 2021 @ 11am on Zoom

Read a short story collection. Either Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro (place a hold here) or check out other short story collections available at the library and place one on hold here.

Register once, attend book club meetings January - June 2021:  

Questions? Contact Deb at DRipley@pvld.org


Miraleste Library Virtual Book Club, 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00pm via zoom

Next meeting:

Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 1pm on Zoom

 

Register once, attend book club meetings January - June 2021:  

Questions? Contact Eve at EWittenmyer@pvld.org


For more information on live and DIY book clubs, visit:

pvld.org/bookclubs