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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
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
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:
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:
- 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
- Spinning Optical Illusions Experiments. Get the supply list and instructions here.
Author Talks, Lectures, and More!
April 17 @ 10:00am | Meet the Author: Marie Benedict
Via Zoom. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Meet the author of bestselling books including The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Lady Clementine, and Carnegie's Maid, Marie Benedict.
Purchase a copy of Marie Benedict's books from local bookseller Creating Conversations here.
March 15 - April 16, 2021
PV High School Advanced Photography Student Show: Two's a Pair, Three's a Show
April 24 @ 10:00am | Conversation Starter: Let's Talk About Race -- Moving Forward
Via Zoom. Registration is required. Register Now!
We all represent a piece in the jigsaw puzzle of our society and this 2-hour dialogue with Marymount University Professor Carlos Royal will highlight concepts and look at ways we can work together to move forward in reducing prejudice and bias. 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.
This program is part of PVLD's BUILD program focusing on racial equity. For more about PVLD & racial equity, visit our racial equity page.
April 19 - May 21, 2021
Virtual Student Art Exhibition: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Animation, Photography
Link to show will be available April 19
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
Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 1pm on Zoom
Check out the reading list here: https://www.pvld.org/
Register once, attend book club meetings January - June 2021:
Register for book club meetings
Questions? Contact Eve at EWittenmyer@pvld.org
For more information on live and DIY book clubs, visit: