Palos Verdes Library District September 2021 Activities!

Palos Verdes Library District September 2021 Activities!



Palos Verdes homes owners are happy that the Palos Verdes Library District has expanded its hours. Now that the kids are back to school, the library will be returning to regular hours for our students also.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! 

To celebrate, Kids, Teens, and Adults can sign up for a library card and get a raffle ticket. Pick up a raffle ticket all month long at any of the service desks. Prizes will be announced in the first week of October.

How to Enter:

  1. Sign up for a library card inside the library or at Kids age 13 and under can sign up with their parent’s permission and get a small prize. 2. Show at any desk that you have downloaded the PVLD app. (The App is available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store). 3. Take your library card selfie. Tag @palosverdeslibrary with a photo of your card on Social Media. The PVLD App has lots of great features like checking your online account, searching the catalog and managing holds, renewing items, seeing events, and much more. it can also be used as your library card. Just sign into the app and your barcode will be saved under “My Barcode.”

2021 Annual Community Art Show – Art Show Applications opened September 1, 2021.

Each fall, the Palos Verdes Library District holds their Annual Community Art Show inviting local artists, professional and amateurs alike, to participate. This year, they are excited to host the Community Art Show at the Peninsula Center Library as their first in-person event since March 2020. Submissions will be accepted via paper and online from September 1 to 25, 2021. For more information click here.

Frank A. Vanderlip and WWI: the impact of the war on the local harbor community.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Online registration is required. Join for a local history lecture about Frank A. Vanderlip, a founder of the PV Peninsula community and a “Renaissance Man.” This presentation will briefly outline his wartime activities as well as efforts towards post-war reconstruction. Also included will be his wartime naval construction initiative which had implications for San Pedro’s expanding shipyards. This virtual program is free, but you can register by clicking here.

Veteran’s Voices 2021

Everyone has a story and they want to capture yours! The Palos Verdes Library District invites you to share stories of your military service in radio style interview. Stories can range from recognizing or remember fellow service members or particular events of your service. Your story will become part of a program to show appreciation for veterans and their families at a later date. Bring photos or other materials related to your service and they will make those part of the project too. They will be recording throughout the month of September at the Peninsula Center Library (and virtually).

To view the 2019 Veterans’ Voices project, visit

History of Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year September 15th through October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage month. During this celebratory month, they honor stories, cultures, and contributions of those of Central and South American, Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean ancestry. President Lyndon B. Johnson first introduced the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 and it was later expanded to a month long celebration in 1989 under President Ronald Reagan.

Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. on Zoom
The September meeting will read “The Mexican Flyboy” by Alfredo Vea Jr.
Each month, read a book with a different theme! More Info and Registration.

Miraleste Virtual Book Club

Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm on Zoom
“The Only Woman in the Room” will be the book of the month.

Each month read a different book! More info and Registration

Below are the new library expansion hours:

Peninsula Center Library
Sunday hours return: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday open until 8:00 p.m.

All Locations
Saturday hours open until 5:00 p.m.

Malaga Cove & Miraleste Libraries
Tues/Wed/Thurs open until 5:00 p.m.

For more information about any of the above activities, visit or call (310) 377-9584

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Library District  

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District






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