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 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.

 

Virtual Events

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.

Painting of hands on gray background with gold swirls by Gabby Munoz. PVHS Logo with Triton. Text as described below.

 

Author Talks, Lectures, and More!

 

Picture of people standing on books facing a painted sky with text: Reading Colors Your World, Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1 - August 15, Ages 18+

From June 1 - August 15th, we invite adults 18 years and older to participate in the 'Reading Colors You


VETERANS' VOICES

Veterans' Voices

Saturdays in August

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.

Register today!


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.

Register today!


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

Episode 9: Horses on the Hill

Episode 10: Open Space

 

Virtual Book Clubs

          

 

Miraleste Library Virtual Book Club, 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00pm via zoom

Next meeting:

Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 1pm on Zoom

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

Register once, attend book club meetings August 2021 - August 2022:

Questions? Contact Eve at EWittenmyer@pvld.org


For more information on live and DIY book clubs, visit:

pvld.org/bookclubs

 

Virtual Book Club