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Programs

Programs

Adults

La Quinta Public Library "La Quinta Reads" Book Club

Monday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m. —

For ages 18 and up.

Join our informal book club!

Each month we have a list of books you can choose from to read and talk about or you can just talk about whatever you've been reading. Think of it like a bookish "show and tell."

See the Adult Reference Desk if you're interested and want to sign up. Or just join us on the day of!

Teens

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m.

La Quinta Public Library Teen Game Night

Friday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 13-17.
Join your friends for a head-to-head competition each month!

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m.

La Quinta Public Library Teen Anime Zone

Saturday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. —

Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.
For ages 13-17
For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m.

La Quinta Public Library Teen Think

Friday, August 10 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 13-17.
Meet up with friends and discover new ways to see the world. Different activities every month. For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m.

La Quinta Public Library Teen Book Club

Saturday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m. —

Come in to talk about life, love and the meaning of everything … or at least about what you’re reading. Sign up in advance and get a free book based on this month’s theme!

For more information, check out our Teen Blog: laqlibraryteens.blogspot.com

Tweens

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club

Tuesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 8-12.
This month’s book is “Abel's Island” by William Steig.
First 5 tweens to register get a free copy of the book!
Sign up at the Children’s desk.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club

Tuesday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 8-12.
This month’s book is “Abel's Island” by William Steig.
First 5 tweens to register get a free copy of the book!
Sign up at the Children’s desk.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club

Tuesday, August 21 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 8-12.
This month’s book is “Abel's Island” by William Steig.
First 5 tweens to register get a free copy of the book!
Sign up at the Children’s desk.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club

Tuesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 8-12.
This meeting continues the discussion of “Abel's Island” by William Steig.
Sign up at the Children’s desk.

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m. —

This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.

La Quinta Public Library Chapter Book Club

Wednesday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. —

Join us as we discuss "Hunger: a Memoir of (My) Body" by Roxane Gay and then pick up the book we'll discuss in September! Bring your library cards!

See the Adult Reference Desk to sign up and get a copy or for more information. And if you've already read the book, we invite you to join us!

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m. —

This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.

La Quinta Public Library Graphic Novel Club

Sunday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. —

Join our newest book club to discuss “East of West” by Jonathan Hickman. Registration is required!

La Quinta Public Library Tween Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. —

Bring whatever graphic novel you're reading right now or your favorite one to discuss. No registration required. Program is limited to 12 tweens.
For ages 8-12.

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m. —

This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club

Tuesday, August 14 at 4:00 p.m. —

This month's book is "Flunked" by Jen Calonita. The first 5 tweens to register will receive a free copy of the book. Sign up at the Children's desk.

La Quinta Public Library ARYA Book Club

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. —

Join us as we discuss “Signal to Noise" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. We’ll meet next door at the La Quinta Wellness Center! Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk!

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. —

This program is held at the La Quinta Wellness Center located next door to the Library at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta, CA 92253.

Teens ages 13-17 can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.

La Quinta Public Library Adult Writing Workshop

Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. —

For adults ages 18 and older.
Call 760-564-4767 to sign up!

Having a hard time beating your Writer's Block? Join us as we learn how to polish and develop characters, dialogue, voice, and style through workshop-style critiques. Want more than fiction? This monthly workshop explores the literary art of fiction, non-fiction and poetry!

Events

Special Events

Tweens

La Quinta Public Library "Tween Time"

Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. —

For ages 8-12.
Hang out, play games, or do a craft!

La Quinta Public Library Tween Explorers

Wednesday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m. —

For ages 8-12.
Join Ms. Sarah for a different activity each week!

Children

La Quinta Public Library "Travel With Ms. Sarah" Storytime

Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. —

For ages 2-7.
Join Ms. Sarah for stories, games, crafts, and other activities!

Families

La Quinta Public Library Summer Reading Program Finale: Dino Encounters

Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. —

Meet Rocky, a 6 year-old T-Rex!
Step back in time to learn about Prehistoric Earth and early life as it developed.

La Quinta Public Library Summer Funday: Paper Airplanes

Sunday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. —

For all ages.
Make paper airplanes and sees whose flies the furthest in a flight competition!

La Quinta Public Library: Lunch @ the Library (ages 1-18)

Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. —

Join us for Lunch @ the Library on Tuesdays @ 10am!
This is open to youth ages 18 and under.
Sign ups are recommended, but we will take walk-ins.

Extend your library visit by joining our Children's Storytime or Tween Time, which will start at 11am!


Meals provided by Desert Sands Unified School District Nutrition Services.

La Quinta Public Library Harry Potter Book Club

Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. —

arry Potter fans!!!!

We're hosting a Harry Potter Book Club leading up to and during Harry Potter Month in November! For the next 6 months, starting in June, we'll discuss books 1 - 6 and then have a special final meeting in November with book 7. Limited copies will be available at the Reference Desk for checkout.

***PLEASE NOTE: We'll have two discussion groups at the same time! One for ages 7 - 12 and another for ages 13 and up.

Registration is REQUIRED ONLY for the 7 - 12 group but encouraged for the 13 and up group. Stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 760-564-4767 to sign up.

Each discussion will be held the 4th Saturday of the month at 10:30AM.

Here are the dates for each discussion:
June 23rd - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone AND the Chamber of Secrets
July 28th - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
August 25th - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
September 22nd - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
October 27th - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club Registration

Wednesday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. —

This first 5 tweens to register will receive a free copy of the book! Sign up at the Children's Desk.

La Quinta Public Library Summer Funday: BINGO

Sunday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. —

Bring the family to play summer bingo. You may win a prize! Registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome.

La Quinta Public Library Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, August 15 at 5:00 p.m. —

Dress in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories & songs with Ms. Sarah! Your friend will sleep overnight at the Library and you can see all the fun they had the next morning when you pick them up! For ages 2-12.

La Quinta Public Library "Let's Talk About Art"

Thursday, August 16 at 3:30 p.m. —

A unique art experience for tweens!

Children ages 8 to 11 will participate in an educational and artistic session lead by local artists from the La Quinta Art Association followed by a scheduled art activity.

Registration is required and limited to 24 participants. Sign up at the Children’s Desk.

Activities

Services

“Book-A- Librarian” Tech Help (Ages 18+)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Provides free tech help for adults.
See the Adult Reference Desk or call (760) 564-4767 for more information and/or to register.

Teen Computer Lab at the La Quinta Wellness Center (Ages 13-17)
Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Teens can work on homework, watch a video, or play a game. Research assistance and tech help available from the Teen Librarian.
For more information visit: Library Teens

Pre-Beginning Computer Classes (Ages 18+)
This three-class series teaches basic computer skills. Topics include computer parts, how to use the mouse and keyboard, typing, and basic Internet/Google search skills.
Registration is required and patrons can sign up at the Library’s Adult Reference Desk or call the Library at (760) 564-4767

Services Offered by the Riverside County Library System

Ask a Librarian
If you have a reference question, you may ask it through this free e-mail service offered by the Riverside County Library System. you will receive a response within three days, with the vast majority of questions answered in less than 24 hours. If you need an immediate response, please call one of our libraries directly.

Adult Literacy Program
Riverside County Library System Adult Literacy Program provides adult literacy services to our communities through one-on- one literacy tutoring, English-as- a-Second- Language classes and family literacy events.

Veterans Resource Center
The Riverside County Library System has received a Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grant to establish a Veterans Resource Center, a resource dedicated to helping veterans and their families.

Career Online – High School
Riverside County Library System, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale, part of the Cengage Learning, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School.

Book Club in a Bag
Do you participate in your want to start your own book club?
"Book Club in a Bag" contains everything you'll need for your next book club meeting:
 -5 - 10 copies of one title
 -Instructions
 -Author Biography
 -Discussion Questions (when available)
 -Group member sign up sheet

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Three to Read
Hand-picked suggestions for people in a hurry.
Description)Want to read more books but don't have time to search the Library? Let us help! Fill out our short form letting us know what types of books you enjoy and we'll select three books and have them ready for you in three days (excluding holidays).

Forms: For ages 12 and under - For ages 13 and up

Location

Location

Contact

Contact

78275 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 564-4767

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
About

About

The La Quinta Library is committed to encouraging lifelong learning by providing the people of our community with safe, no-cost activities for educational growth and recreational fulfillment.

For the full complement of programs and events, check out our  Facebook events page.

Become a Friend of the La Quinta Public Library

Support your local library with an annual Friends membership of only $10/individual, $15/family, and $25/corporate sponsor!

Join your friends and neighbors who believe in the Library and its importance to the community. 

For more information on how you can help, email:  [email protected]

*The Friends of the La Quinta Public Library is a chapter of the Friends of the Desert Libraries, a 501 c(3) organization.

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