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 

The Living History Museum of African American Heroes
February 28, 2021 at 2PM

Meet Wendell Scott, Katherine Dunbar, Langston Hughes, and 30 more heroes at the The Living History Museum of African American Heroes. This inspiring virtual experience, presented via  Zoom,  takes place Feb 28 2021 at 2:00pm. Featuring video portrayals by children of their heroes, this event is for anyone who wants to learn from our community’s children about artists, inventors, civil rights heroes, and athletes who made our lives better! Attendees will also test their knowledge with fun trivia and perhaps discover a few surprising facts. Be there to support our young presenters and applaud their accomplishments. To attend, just click here to register and attend via Zoom.

 

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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: 

 

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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, and More!

 

Conversation Starters: Between the World and me by Ta-nehisi Coates

March 27 @ 11:00am | Conversation Starters: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Via Zoom. Registration is required. Register Now!

Join us as we discuss the book Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates for a view into how America's past informs our lives in the present. Discussion questions from the American Library Association's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Great Stories Book Club will be used to guide the conversation and are available for download below. In both documents, focus on the moments and questions related to Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. This program is part of PVLD's BUILD program focusing on racial equity. For more about PVLD & racial equity, visit our racial equity page.

Discussion questions #1

Discussion questions #2


April 17 @ 10:00am | Meet the Author: Marie Benedict

Via Zoom. Registration is required. Registration will open March 15th.

Meet the author of bestselling books including The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Lady Clementine, and Carnegie's Maid, Marie Benedict. 


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

 

Virtual Book Clubs

           

Virtual Book Club

Next meeting:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 11am on Zoom

Read a book that was translated from its original language into another language. Let's explore the importance of translators.

Some options in the library collection:

Written in Indonesian, translated into English (and many other languages), long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 :"Man Tiger" by Eka Kurniawan. [This was one of the Novel Ideas book club picks for 2020]

Works we have in the library with multiple translations/translators, if you decide you want to read 2 books and compare:
 
Dual language editions of books:
Marcel Proust : the collected poems : a dual-language edition with parallel text,  Beowulf,  King Lear (and other Shakespeare works in the Shakespeare Made Easy series) 
 
Books written in something other than English, originally, translated to English and the library has copies of both:
 
A few other translated to English options:
Ghachar Ghachar by Vivek Shanbhag (from Kannada (So. Indian language))
House of Day, House of Night by Olga Tokarczuk (from Polish)
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (from Japanese)

 

 
 
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, March 13, 2021 @ 1pm on Zoom

Check out the reading list here: https://www.pvld.org/bookclubs/mbc

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