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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
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.
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
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:
Check back as we continue to add more book talks!
Virtual Friday After School Fun
Fridays at 3pm
Whether you're distance learning or, spending time on campus, you can start the weekend off right - virtual style! Each Friday check out a virtual activity you can do anytime during the week. The librarians are planning cool crafts ... silly science ... even cooking up after school snack ideas and lots more! Great for kids in TK - 5th grade! See our calendar for what we've got planned!
Check out the activities:
- Soap Powered Boat Experiment. Download the print instructions for the experiment here.
- DIY Paper Spinner Craft. Download the print instructions for the craft here.
- Banana Sushi Snack
- Art with Leaves Craft
- Secret Messages Activity
- Musical Instruments Craft
- Witch's Brew & Static Ghost Experiment. Download the print instructions for the experiment here.
- Vampire Teeth & Spider Sandwich Snack
- Disappearing Candy & Dancing Popcorn Experiment. Download the print instructions and worksheet for "Disappearing Candy".
- Origami Dog and Cat Craft
- Origami Jumping Frog Craft
Author Talks, Lectures, Workshops and More!
Conversation Starters: Let's Talk About Race
Join Professor Carlos Royal for an interactive, introductory 2-hour workshop on understanding race, its history, and what role it plays in today's society. Participants will have the option to join breakout rooms for small discussions and may opt out if they wish. Pre-readings will be sent to participants for background and discussion.
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.
Saturday, December 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Online via Zoom
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 & Film Clubs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 11am on Zoom
Season of Lights
Read an old favorite, something new, something that makes you feel light and happy. It's been a long year and we want to end it with joy.
Register once, attend any or all book club meetings through December: bit.ly/3lFkPQx
Questions? Contact Deb at DRipley@pvld.org
Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 6 pm on Zoom
Season of Lights
Check out other "Feel Good" movies on Kanopy: Kanopy feel good movie list
Boy (2010, New Zealand, Not Rated R, 88 min)
Written and Directed by Taiki Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
Available to stream for free on Kanopy
Watch this charming movie about 11-year-old Michael Jackson fanatic, Boy, his mostly-absent father (played by Waititi), his artistic little brother, Rocky, and the rest of the mostly-Maori community surrounding them in 1984.
Register once, attend any or all film discussions through December: bit.ly/3hO3K4g
Questions? Contact Deb at DRipley@pvld.org