Palos Verdes Library District April 2021 Events!
The Palos Verdes Library District’s Circulation Department is welcoming visitors back to the library. They will be able to help with your items and library account. If you applied for a library card during the closure you can now pick it up at the circulation desk. If you have a couple of “overdue” items you can also resolve them. They are back to helping you find items on the shelf and point you in the new direction. Of course you will need to follow the library’s Covid 19 instructions. When you come back to the library after April 6, 2021, stop by the main Reference Desk and you will find a new display of a fossil mammoth tusk. The tusk was discovered in 1927 in Malaga Canyon in the City of Palos Verdes Estates. It is thought to be between 11,000 and 40,000 years old, and is currently on a long term loan from the Palos Verdes Historical Society, which is looking for a permanent location for their museum. Until them, you can view this display at the library.
Below are just a few of the services and activities that you can join virtually during the month of April 2021.
Passport services have resumed at their temporary location in the Peninsula Center Library at the passport desk located at the Deep Valley Drive Entrance. Parking is available on Deep Valley Drive and at the public lot adjacent to the library. Appointment hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please complete your passport application prior to your appointment. For more information and to download an application click here. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 310-377-9584 x 220.
Virtual Miraleste Library Monthly Book Club Meeting will take placevirtually on Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You must register in advance for the meeting and can do so by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and the books that they will be discussing. In April, they will be discussing “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath. If you have any other questions, call Eve Wittenmyer at (310) 377-9584 x 452.
Pedal PV – Explore Palos Verdes By (Electric) Bike – Archivist and local history librarian, Monique Sugimoto, has added another episode to the “Pedal PV” vlog, a project to bring history to you during the pandemic. Whether you bike, walk or jog, our shared PV history is everywhere. Check out video Episode 9, Horses on the Hill on the Pedal PV Playlist.
Meet the Author: Marie Benedict interview will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Marie is the author of bestselling books including The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Lady Clementine, and Carnegie’s Maid. Registration is required, and you can register by clicking here.
Conversation Starter: Let’s Talk About Race – Moving Forward will take place on April 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. This will be a 2 hour dialogue with Marymount University Professor, Carlos Royal, who will highlight concepts and look at ways we can work together to move forward in reducing prejudice and bias. Pre-readings will be sent to participants for background and discussion. Registration is required and you can register by clicking here.
Earth Day Virtual Presentation – will take place on April 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The Conservancy will partner with the PV Library District, Friends of the Library, and the California Native Plant Society for a live Zoom Event in celebration of Earth Day. The event will explore how each of us can do something to renew the Earth. The events will include a fascinating video presentation by Doug Tallamy, author of “Nature’s Best Hope,” about how to support birds and wildlife with native plants in our yards. Click here for your zoom link.
“We Browse For You” is a library service that can help you fine books within your genre. For more information go to pvld.org/virtual, or call (310) 377-9584.
For more information, call the Palos Verdes Library District at (310) 377-9584.
To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Library District click here.
Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District