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
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.
ABCs and 123s: Mini Storytimes... On Demand!
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.
Author Talks, Lectures, and More!
Each fall, the Palos Verdes Library District holds our Annual Community Art Show, inviting local artists, professional and amateurs alike, to participate. This year, we're excited to host the Community Art Show at the Peninsula Center Library as our first in-person event since March 2020.
Typically featuring almost 100 artists from around the Peninsula and the larger Los Angeles community, our Community Art Shows include artists of all backgrounds and experience levels. Pieces include many media forms such as photography, painting, collage, and sculpture.
For more information, visit our Community Art Show Page!
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.
Frank A. Vanderlip and WWI: The Impact of the War on His Career and the Local Harbor Community
Saturday, September 25 @ 10 AM Via Zoom
Join us for this special lecture about the PV Peninsula's founder Frank A. Vanderlip by James MacLellan, former Director of Trade Development for the Port of Los Angeles.
Conversation Starter: Let's Talk About Race -- The Jigsaw Puzzle
Saturday, October 2, 10 AM - 12 PM Via Zoom
We're all a piece of the jigsaw puzzle of society and this 2-hour dialogue with Marymount California University Professor Carlos Royal will highlight concepts and ways we can work together to move forward in reducing prejudice and bias to complete our puzzle.
Carlos Royal, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been teaching at Marymount California University for almost 14 years. His current courses include Race, Class, and Gender, Research Methods, Statistics, Introduction to Sociology, and Global City: Los Angeles. As the last class implies, he loves L.A. The City of Los Angeles is the focus of his research interest (with special emphasis in race and gender). He uses Los Angeles as the foundation in many of his courses and leads a tour of L.A. for students every semester. Most recently, he took a group of students to Bruce’s Beach, a beach in Manhattan Beach that was Black owned and operated. Carlos is a devoted traveler and has traveled with students to London and Cuba. He has been voted Faculty Member of the Year four times by the student body and Educator of the Year by his faculty colleagues.
“Conversation Starters” is a series from PVLD’s BUILD team whose mission is to foster the District's shared values of service, public stewardship, and education to create an inclusive environment for staff and the community. To find out more about BUILD and their work, visit pvld.org/build
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
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 11am on Zoom
Reading: The Mexican Flyboy by Alfredo Véa Jr.
Register once, attend book club meetings January - September 2021:
Register for book club meetings
Questions? Contact Lessa at email@example.com
September 11, 2021 @ 1pm on Zoom
Reading: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Check out the annual reading list here: https://www.pvld.org/
Questions? Contact Eve at EWittenmyer@pvld.org
For more information on live and DIY book clubs, visit: