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Programs

Programs

Adults

Pre-Beginning Computer Classes

Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m. — Registration required.

La Quinta Chapter Book Club

Wednesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. — Join us as we discuss "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. Bring your library card to pick up the next book club pick!

Desert Regional Medical Center Lecture

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. — This month’s topic is "Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?" with Ramy Awad, General and Bariatric Surgeon. Call (800) 491-4990 to reserve your spot and for more information. 

A.R.Y.A (Adults Read YA) Book Club

Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. — Join us as we discuss “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. We’ll meet next door at the La Quinta Wellness Center! 

Eisenhower Medical Center Lecture

Thursday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m. — This month’s topic is “Safeguard Your Medications” with Marie Simard, PharmD. Safeguarding prescription medicine is an important safety precaution to protect your family, friends, and others who come into your home. Join us to learn about proper usage and disposal methods, medication efficacy, and more. Call (760) 423-4855 to reserve your spot or go online to emc.org/calendar.

“Writer’s Block” Adult Writing Workshop

Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. — At these workshops we will write and examine the elements of our literary creations. Registration is required.

Teens

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Anime Zone

Saturday, February 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Think

Friday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Book Club

Saturday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Teen Computer Lab @ the Wellness Center

Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Tweens

Tween Makerspace

Tuesday, February 6 at 4:00 p.m. — We’re making crystal geodes out of eggshells! Please see Ms. Sarah to register.

Tween Book Club

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. — This month’s book is “The Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis. The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book!

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.

Children

Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)

Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Baby Storytime (ages 0-3)

Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)

Thursday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Baby Storytime (ages 0-3)

Tuesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)

Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Baby Storytime (ages 0-3)

Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)

Thursday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. — Readings at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Families

Something on Saturday (Ages 2-12)

Saturday, February 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Bilingual Storytime (All ages)

Wednesday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Something on Saturday (Ages 2-12)

Saturday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Pajama Tales (All ages)

Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Something on Saturday (Ages 2-12)

Saturday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m.

La Quinta Public Library DIY Sunday

Sunday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. —

Join us as we create practical crafts for everyday use. Space is limited to call the library today so sign up! For all ages.

La Quinta Public Library Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. —

For ages 4-5.
Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft!
**There will be a repeat storytime at 10:30am & 11am

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, February 1 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 Something on Saturday

Saturday, February 3 at 3:30 p.m. —

For ages 2 to 12 years old.
Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories!

La Quinta Public Library Teen Anime Zone

Saturday, February 3 at 4:00 p.m. —

Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.

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

Library Booth at the Certified Farmers’ Market in Old Town La Quinta

Sunday, February 4 at 8:00 a.m.

La Quinta Public Library Baby Storytime

Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m. —

For 0-3 year olds.
Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers!
***There will be a repeat story time at 10:30am & 11am.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Makerspace

Tuesday, February 6 at 4:00 p.m. —

Ages 9-12.
We're making crystal geodes out of eggshells! Please see Ms. Sarah to register.

La Quinta Public Library "La Quinta Chapter" Book Club

Wednesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. —

Join us as we discuss "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah and then pick up the book we'll discuss in March! 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 Bilingual Storytime

Wednesday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. —

Everyone is welcome to our Bilingual Storytime. Join us and listen to stories, watch a puppet show and do some crafts!

La Quinta Public Library Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. —

For ages 4-5.
Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft!
**There will be a repeat storytime at 10:30am & 11am

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, February 8 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 Teen Think

Friday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 13-17. Discuss, watch and create with other teens who share your passion for animation. Different activities each month.

La Quinta Public Library Something on Saturday

Saturday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m. —

For ages 2 to 12 years old.
Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories!

La Quinta Public Library Baby Storytime

Tuesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. —

For 0-3 year olds.
Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers!
***There will be a repeat story time at 10:30am & 11am.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Book Club

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. —

This month’s book is “The Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis.
The first 10 kids to register will get a FREE copy of the book!

La Quinta Public Library Desert Regional Medical Center Lecture

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. —

This month’s topic is "Is Weight Loss Surgery For You?" with Ramy Awad, General and Bariatric Surgeon. Call (800) 491-4990 to reserve your spot and for more information.

La Quinta Public Library A.R.Y.A. (Adults Read YA) Book Club

Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. —

Do you love Young Adult books? Are you 18 and up? If you can say yes to both, considering signing up for our new book club - A.R.Y.A. (Adults Read YA)!

Throughout the year we'll read and discuss 6 young adult books and 6 adult books that have crossover appeal.

In February we'll be discussing “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

This book club will meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm next door at the La Quinta Wellness Center.

La Quinta Public Library Pajama Tales

Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. —

Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and enjoy songs and stories with Ms. Sarah! Open to all ages.

La Quinta Public Library Preschool Storytime

Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. —

For ages 4-5.
Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft!
**There will be a repeat storytime at 10:30am & 11am

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, February 15 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 Eisenhower Medical Center Lecture

Thursday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m. —

This month’s topic is “Safeguard Your Medications” with Marie Simard, PharmD. Safeguarding prescription medicine is an important safety precaution to protect your family, friends, and others who come into your home. Join us to learn about proper usage and disposal methods, medication efficacy, and more.

Call (760) 423-4855 to reserve your spot or go online to emc.org/calendar.

La Quinta Public Library Something on Saturday

Saturday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m. —

For ages 2 to 12 years old.
Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories!

La Quinta Public Library Teen Book Club

Saturday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m. —

For ages 13-17.

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

La Quinta Public Library Writing Workshop

Sunday, February 18 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!

La Quinta Public Library Baby Storytime

Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. —

For 0-3 year olds.
Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers!
***There will be a repeat story time at 10:30am & 11am.

La Quinta Public Library Tween Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. —

Join our tween creative writing club! Registration required. Exclusive to 9-12 year olds.

Events

Special Events

Adults

Local Voices Series: Local Author Judith Larson

Tuesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. — Ms. Larson will discuss “Cancer Free 1-2-3: Healing Cancer, Body, Mind, and Spirit,” her personal journey and message of hope and healing from Stage 3 breast cancer. There will be a Q&A and “meet and greet” afterwards.

Teens

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. — Celebrate your way with friends and fun.

Families

Family Fun Night (All ages)

Wednesday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. — Join us for a short story time, where we will be learning all about butterflies. Afterwards, stay for an unforgettable opportunity to help Ms. Sarah create a home for five caterpillars and see the metamorphosis in action. The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three weeks.

La Quinta Public Library Book Babies Storytime

Tuesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. —

For 0-2 year olds.

Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers!

***There will be a repeat story time at 11:00am.

La Quinta Public Library Gardening Class

Tuesday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. —

Guest speakers Patty & Dick Reed will talk about “Landscape Lessons Learned.” Get some tips and ideas for homeowners converting to desert landscaping.

La Quinta Public Library Local Authors Carol Mann & Lynn Centeno

Tuesday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. —

Ms. Mann & Ms. Centeno will discuss “All Ways a Woman,” a collection of original poetry and art. There will be a Q&A and “meet and greet” afterwards.

La Quinta Public Library Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. —

Join our Creative Writing Workshop just for Tweens ages 9-12!

Please see the Children's Reference Desk to register.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian Tech Device Help

Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. —

Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to learn more about the devices you already own. Registration is required. See the Adult or Children's Reference Desk or call the Library 760-564-4767.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian

Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. —

Adults, ages 18+, can seek digital help from one of 4 librarians of the Library. Ask questions for a 1/2 hour session every Wednesday at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Book in advance. Call 760-564-4767 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk. Best of all, it's FREE!

La Quinta Public Library Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. —

For ages 2-5.

Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for preschoolers and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft!

**There will be a repeat storytime at 11:00am

La Quinta Public Library Teen Computer Lab

Thursday, January 25 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 Teen Game Night

Friday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. —

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

La Quinta Public Library Something on Saturday

Saturday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m. —

For ages 2 to 12 years old.

Enjoy half an hour of crafts, games, or stories!

La Quinta Public Library Book Babies Storytime

Tuesday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. —

For 0-2 year olds.

Join Ms. Sarah for a fun children's program for babies, toddlers, & their caregivers!

***There will be a repeat story time at 11:00am.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian Tech Device Help

Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. —

Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to learn more about the devices you already own. Registration is required. See the Adult or Children's Reference Desk or call the Library 760-564-4767.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian

Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. —

Adults, ages 18+, can seek digital help from one of 4 librarians of the Library. Ask questions for a 1/2 hour session every Wednesday at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Book in advance. Call 760-564-4767 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk. Best of all, it's FREE!

La Quinta Public Library Open House

Wednesday, January 31 at 5:30 p.m. —

Come and discover your library!

Explore our digital resources, learn about our programs & services, take a tour, ask questions, give feedback, and chat with staff.

Play "Learn About the Library" Bingo to win a prize!

La Quinta Public Library - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Thursday, February 1 —

Give the gift of reading to your preschooler, age 1 to 4 years. Read 1,000 books in two years, and earn incentives along the way. See Miss Sarah at the Children's Reference Desk for more information.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian Tech Device Help

Wednesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. —

Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to learn more about the devices you already own. Registration is required. See the Adult or Children's Reference Desk or call the Library 760-564-4767.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian

Wednesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. —

Adults, ages 18+, can seek digital help from one of 4 librarians of the Library. Ask questions for a 1/2 hour session every Wednesday at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Book in advance. Call 760-564-4767 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk. Best of all, it's FREE!

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian Tech Device Help

Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. —

Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to learn more about the devices you already own. Registration is required. See the Adult or Children's Reference Desk or call the Library 760-564-4767.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian

Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. —

Adults, ages 18+, can seek digital help from one of 4 librarians of the Library. Ask questions for a 1/2 hour session every Wednesday at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Book in advance. Call 760-564-4767 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk. Best of all, it's FREE!

La Quinta Public Library Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Wednesday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. —

Celebrate your way with friends and fun!
For ages 13-17.

La Quinta Public Library: Local Author Judith Larson

Tuesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. —

Ms. Larson will discuss “Cancer Free 1-2-3: Healing Cancer, Body, Mind, and Spirit,” her personal journey and message of hope and healing from Stage 3 breast cancer. There will be a Q&A and “meet and greet” afterwards.

This event will take place at the La Quinta Museum:
77-885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian Tech Device Help

Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30 a.m. —

Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to learn more about the devices you already own. Registration is required. See the Adult or Children's Reference Desk or call the Library 760-564-4767.

La Quinta Public Library - Book-A-Librarian

Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30 a.m. —

Adults, ages 18+, can seek digital help from one of 4 librarians of the Library. Ask questions for a 1/2 hour session every Wednesday at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Book in advance. Call 760-564-4767 and ask for the Adult Reference Desk. Best of all, it's FREE!

La Quinta Public Library Family Fun Night- Butterflies!

Wednesday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m. —

Join us for a short story time, where we will be learning all about butterflies. Afterwards, stay for an unforgettable opportunity to help Ms. Sarah create a home for five caterpillars and see the metamorphosis in action. The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three weeks.

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.

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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