Palos Verdes Library District October 2021 Activities!

Palos Verdes Library District October 2021 Activities!

Palos Verdes homes owners are happy that the Palos Verdes Library District has expanded its hours for all of us to enjoy. They are also working on a new strategic plan and want your input as a valued community member. They want to hear what you think about the library services and what would benefit the Peninsula community. You can take the survey by clicking here, or by picking up paper copies at any PVLD service desk.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books sounds like a lot of reading, but it is shown that reading just one book a day with your child will allow you to read 1000 books in just 3 years. This is a self paced, year round challenge that will include favorites reads over and over. Reading helps get your children ready for school and they even send out prizes as you reach 200 book milestones. To find out more click here.

Olmsted Lecture

Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at the Malaga Cove Library.

Christine Edstrom O’Hara a professor in landscape architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, will be discussing her 20 years of studying the work of the Olmsted firm with a focus on their California designs, especially Palos Verdes Estates.

Olmsted Legacy: Bringing Nature to the City

On October 7, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the Palos Verdes Homes Association will be presenting an illustrated virtual presentation on the Olmsted Legacy by writer, public historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton. Mr. Cotton has shared his presentations at museums, botanical gardens, and to land conservancy groups across the U.S.

Teen Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., on zoom.

You can join bestselling Young Adult authors Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka as they discuss their writing process and share tips on how to write fiction. This is for grades 6-12 only. For more information click here.

When the Color Goes

Malaga Cove Library is welcoming art back with its opening reception on October 9, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Twenty-five members of PADA, a Peninsula based group of photographic and digital artists will be exploring the question in When the Color Goes at the Malaga Cove Library’s art gallery.

History of Hispanic Heritage Month

Maize: The Life Force of the Americas – Food Lecture – on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Discover the rich and complex history of maize, the life force of the Americas, with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites in this interactive demonstration while you learn to prepare Memelas with Black Beans, Mushrooms, and Zucchini. Register for this event.

Online registration is required.

Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, @ 11:00 a.m. on Zoom
The October meeting will be discussing your favorite topical read from the previous month.

More Info and Registration.

Miraleste Virtual Book Club

Saturday, October 9, 2021, will be an in person meeting on the Miraleste Deck at 1:00 p.m.
“The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs” will be the book of the month.

Each month read a different book! More info and Registration

Drop off Donation Day will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Peninsula Center Library Parking Lot located at 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.

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 click here.  

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Library District






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