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.
Thursdays at 10am on Facebook and YouTube
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 or our YouTube page! "See" you there!
School Age Fun
"Reading Colors Your World" Kids Summer Reading Program
June 1 - August 15, 2021
Get ready to read, complete activities, collect iron-on patches, and have fun! Check out the 2021 Summer Reading Program page for all the details.
John Abrams’ WOW Magic Workshop - Monday, June 14 at 3:00 pm
WOW! Join Magician extraordinaire John Abrams for a virtual magic show like no other! See amazing tricks and learn how to do magic yourself! Just have these items available:
1 empty toilet paper roll
A dollar bill and a coin (any kind)
A deck of cards
Click here to join the workshop via Zoom. This show will be presented live and can be viewed afterwards too.
Family concert With Nathalia! - Monday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Nathalia's catchy original songs will have you singing, dancing and maybe even learning a little Spanish, in this multicultural experience for all ages! Click here to watch the concert via Zoom! (Passcode: 339156)
Tales of Asia and the Pacific Islands: Storytelling with Barbara Wong - Monday, August 2 at 3:00pm
Renowned storyteller Barbara Wong shares wondrous, magical tales from China & Hawaii! Aimed at 5 year olds and older. Click here to watch the performance via Zoom! (Passcode: 435092)
All programs are subject to change without notice. Registration is not required but capacity is limited for all virtual events.
Take and Make Kits
Take and Make kits can be picked up in any library, Tuesdays - Thursdays and Saturdays, while supplies last!
Kaleidoscope - Week of June 22
Learn about light reflection as you decorate and construct your own Kaleidoscope. Aimed at age 4 up.
Black Out Poetry - Week of June 29
Find your OWN poem! We'll give you some pages of text. Circle words you like and black out all the words you don't want. Add a few additional words to make it flow. And ta-dah! You have a poem all your own. You can even add illustrations too if you want.
Author Talks, Lectures, and More!
From June 1 - August 15th, we invite adults 18 years and older to participate in the 'Reading Colors Your World' themed program!
More info on how to participate and win our monthly raffles supporting local businesses is available at pvld.org/pvsummer
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 4th Annual Summer Reading Trivia Challenge!
Online via Zoom, Registration is required.
Join us for our 4th Annual Summer Reading Trivia Challenge! We will be using the website Kahoot! as the game platform. Once we begin the Zoom meeting you will receive the game pin # to input on either Kahoot.it or on the Kahoot app. This game is meant to be fun! There is no prize this year other than bragging rights. There are no limits on team size, and while we cannot supervise each team for cheating we truly hope all of our participants respect the game and each other, and play fairly. That means no assistance from outside sources, just your minds!
Tuesday, July 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Conversation Starter: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
via Zoom. Registration is required. Register now: https://bit.ly/2RgOncH
Join PVLD staff for a book discussion of Octavia Butler's book "Parable of the Sower."
Published in 1993, the novel takes place in the LA area during the 2020s. Opening in 2024, the novel shows a climatically and socially chaotic U.S. in constant upheaval. "There’s no major event that wracks the United States, just an accumulation of serious problems (climate change, inequality), and second-order crises (hunger, war, an epidemic of abuse of dangerous designer drugs)." [Slate.com]
Within this apocalyptic environment, protagonist Lauren, takes to the road, building a community based on the tenets of a new belief system she calls Earthseed - All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is Change.
Please come to the meeting having read one of the many copies of "Parable of the Sower" the library has -- graphic novel, paperback book, Hoopla ebook, eaudiobook, egraphic novel.
Register online at https://bit.ly/2RgOncH
Additional fun available with a "Parable of the Sower graphic novel" program offered by Los Angeles Public Library:
Saturday, June 26th 4PM - Parable of the Sower Graphic Novel Creators Presentation
Come meet the adaptation team for the Parable of the Sower graphic novel, John Jennings and Damian Duffy. The graphic novel has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for 2021. The team is currently working on Parable of the Talents. They will be showing how a graphic novel is made. More information: https://bit.ly/
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Book to Art: The Vanishing Half
Online via Zoom. Registration Required.
Reading Colors Your World! We are taking the cover of Brit Bennett's book The Vanishing Half and recreating it in this book to art style program, creating a mosaic out of tissue paper. Space is limited. Register to reserve your spot in the program and to reserve your materials for pick up! A zoom link will be sent to you after filling out the registration form.
Want to talk about the book? Join our Peninsula Center Library Book Club on July 6th at 11 AM to discuss the title.
Video premieres Monday, Aug 9, 2021 on YouTube
Join your PVLD Librarians on Book Lover's Day to learn about new titles that may have flown under your radar, as well as titles we are excited to get our hands on!
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
Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 1pm on Zoom
Check out the reading list here: https://www.pvld.org/
Questions? Contact Eve at EWittenmyer@pvld.org
For more information on live and DIY book clubs, visit: