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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.
The Annual Community Art Show is going virtual! Visit Art In Your Library for more info on how to participate.
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. Download the print instructions for the experiment here.
Author Talks, Lectures, Workshops and More!
Imbibing L.A.: boozing it up in the city of angels, a lecture
Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 7pm on Zoom
Join food expert and author Richard Foss as he explores the lively history of alcohol in Los Angeles. L.A. is a historical center of winemaking and brewing, a region where cocktails were celebrated by movie stars and hunted down by prohibitionists, and a place where finely balanced drinks and abysmal concoctions were crafted by bartenders and celebrities. This talk explores that lively history from the first Spaniards to the end of Prohibition.
Online registration is required.
In November, PV Library provides writers opportunities to write, connect with fellow writers, attend workshops, and learn from each other. This year virtual workshops and DIY activities will help you remain focused throughout the month.
PVLDWriMo: Virtual Write Ins
Join us for a 10 minute writing exercise, followed by the chance to read what you've written out loud. Then take that creative jumpstart, leave the meeting and write by yourself for awhile.
Mondays Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
6 PM - 7 PM via Zoom
Register once attend any or all sessions
PVLDWriMo: Deep Dive into Character Building panel
Join some of our favorite local authors as they go deep into developing characters. Relax with this playful panel interaction among writing friends. Pick up new ideas as the panelists discuss the many different ways they develop rich characters who tell the story they want told.
Saturday, November 7
10 AM - 11 AM
PVLDWriMo: Playku Inspiration for You workshop
Lorrie Tom will lead a workshop on how to nurture and sustain a playful writing routine with haiku (even if the world is going bonkers). Join us for a little writing fun in a world gone mad.
Saturday, November 21
1 PM - 2 PM
Virtual Book & Film Clubs
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 @ 11am on Zoom
Read a prize-winner and come talk about the award and the work. Many of us are aware of awards like the Pulitzer, Booker and Newberry. Maybe you want to check out work that won a Hugo, a Coretta Scott King, an Eisner or an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (APAAL). There are quite a few book-ish awards given every year. Check out something that is new to you.
Register once, attend any or all book club meetings through December: bit.ly/3lFkPQx
Questions? Contact Deb at DRipley@pvld.org
Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 6 pm on Zoom
Come What May (2016, French, Rated R, 1 hr 51 min) Available on Kanopy
Register once, attend any or all film discussions through December: bit.ly/3hO3K4g
Questions? Contact Deb at DRipley@pvld.org