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Art Exhibit Featuring Francis Mastrangelo

Monday, July 11, 2022
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery Exhibit Area
Open for viewing during regular library hours
June 1 - July 11, 2022
Opening Reception Saturday, June 11 4pm-6pm

During the 2019 art exhibit presented by The Artists' Studio of Palos Verdes at the Malaga Cove Library, Francis was awarded the 1st place prize by a team of jurors from the Peninsula Friends of the Library. The honor earned him a solo show at the library and we are so pleased to announce that this exhibit will finally be taking place this summer.

We hope you visit this truly unique exhibit and join us for the opening reception on Saturday evening June 11, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Francis.

For more information, visit www.pvld.org/artinourlibrary


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Art Exhibit: Life's Bits & Pieces: An array of oil paintings and mixed media by Michelle McBride

Thursday, July 07, 2022
Peninsula Center Library
Foyer Exhibit Area
Art In Our Library Presents "Life’s Bits & Pieces: An array of oil paintings and mixed media" by Michelle McBride

During the 2019 Community Art Show at the Peninsula Center Library, Michelle McBride won the popular vote from the PVLD community.

About the Artist:
Michelle McBride has lived in Palos Verdes for the last 27 years. Her oil paintings are an expression of her desire to share her appreciation of the  unique light, lifestyle and landscapes of Southern California and other destinations where she has found magical light and joy. She has been inspired and influenced by artists who have been transformational in their visions of light and have brought them to the canvas including Joaquin Sorolla, Edward Hopper, and numerous uniquely Californian impressionist painters.

She’s been working to develop her own style in capturing the movement, stillness and the illusions of life.  Michelle has been active in various art groups and organizations and enjoys the creative process in a variety of mediums including singing, playing guitar, and composing songs. Her passion for art and personal growth are inseparable realities.

About Art In Our Library:
The Art in Our Library exhibition program allows free access to the visual arts and cultural exhibtions, while promoting local artists and creative community groups.     

The mission of the Palos Verdes Library District is to collaborate with our community to create environments for learning, inspiration, and to share the unique history of the Peninsula. 

PVLD's Art in Our Library program contributes to the vision of the library to be the community's center for discovery, life-long learning, and personal enrichment for all.

For more information, visit: pvld.org/artinourlibrary

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SRP: Adult Take & Make - Air Plant Terrarium

Monday, July 25, 2022
All Branches
Air plant terrarium registration closed. Thank you!


Pick-up your kit from your designated branch starting Monday, July 11, 2022 through July 25, 2022.

It is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you pick-up your kit NO LATER than July 18. PVLD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any plant that becomes damaged due to lack of water and proper care. Your kit contains a living plant, so please be advised that it requires sun and water. 
 
Upon pick-up of your kit, water your plant as soon as possible!

This program is part of the Summer Read-A-Palooza (SRP). Be sure to sign up to win prizes all month long. Visit pvld.org/pvsummer for more info. 
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Art Exhibition Featuring Raphaele Cohen-Bacry

Monday, August 29, 2022
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery Exhibit Area
Open for viewing during regular library hours
June 21 - August 29, 2022

Abstract Art Class with Raphaele
July 30, 2PM - 4PM (registration required)

Raphaele is a painter and a mixed media artist. She was born and raised in Paris, France, where she studied painting and printmaking while completing her Doctorate in pharmacology and a degree in performing arts at l’Ecole de la Rue Blanche in Paris. She worked in her Parisian studio for several years, spending time in NYC to work with other artists. Raphaele permanently moved to the United States in 2003 and developed her art career mainly in southern California and in Arizona. She shows her work all around the country.

Raphaele works with many different media, and often chooses unexpected materials for her research, with a focus on art magazines and wallpaper, and lately playing cards in all formats. These will be presented in a touring exhibition in Las Vegas later this year.

For more information, visit www.pvld.org/artinourlibrary

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Art Exhibit: Comic Hero Quote by Chris C.

Friday, September 09, 2022
Peninsula Center Library
Foyer Exhibit Area
Art In Our Library is pleased to present "Comic Hero Quote" from August 5 - September 9 at the Peninsula Center Library.

"I've always loved comics and how they can inspire young and old.  The process of creating this art brings me back to childhood and helps me remember the excitement of seeing all my heroes on brightly colored comic strips. Fusing the comics with bold and motivating ideas just seemed natural, and so fun to design.  You are your own hero!"  -Chris C.
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Let's Talk Music

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
A listen and discuss program of selected albums from Rolling Stone's Top 500 albums of all time list!  Each month we select three albums to discuss.  Listen to one or all of the picks and join us to talk about your favorite tracks. 

This month's picks:

#430: My Aim Is True (Elvis Costello)

#131: Dummy (Portishead)

#11: Revolver (The Beatles)

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Drop-in Chess for Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Join fellow community members for a friendly game of chess! Drop-ins welcome. No teacher/instruction provided. We look forward to seeing you soon!

"I’ve come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” ~ Marcel Duchamp
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TechKnows

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Have a question about how to download e-books? Can't get your Kindle to work? Drop in and have our knowledgeable team of TechKnows assist with all your techy questions. Meet us in the PC Community room on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Malaga Cove Library Monthly Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Community Room
The Malaga Cove Library Book Club meets on the first Saturday of the month at 2 PM. All are welcome to join at any time. Each month we will read and discuss a single novel. Please see this year's reading list here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Pop-up Book Sale at the Miraleste Library!

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Miraleste Library
Deck
Join us for a special pop-up book sale at the Miraleste Library on the deck! The Friends Gift shop is taking their items on the road, come and shop wonderful, affordable gifts for everyone!
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PVLD Book Club: Page Against the Machine

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room

Join us for a book discussion! Everyone has a chance to talk about their favorite read from the previous month's assigned theme!

For this month's theme, visit: http://www.pvld.org

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SRP: Drum For Your Life—Mindful Therapy with Drumming

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Steven Angel, president and founder of the Drumming For Your Life Institute, hosts a workshop of mindfulness therapy with hand-drums—where the power of rhythm creates relaxation, trust, focus, and insight. Drums will be provided.

This program is part of the Summer Read-A-Palooza (SRP). Be sure to sign up to win prizes all month long. Visit pvld.org/pvsummer for more info. 
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Drop-in Chess for Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Join fellow community members for a friendly game of chess! Drop-ins welcome. No teacher/instruction provided. We look forward to seeing you soon!

"I’ve come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” ~ Marcel Duchamp
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Let's Talk About Gender Conversation Starter

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join Professor Carlos Royal for an interactive, introductory 2-hour workshop on understanding gender, its history, and what role it plays in today's society. 

Carlos Royal, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been teaching at Marymount California University for over 15 years. His courses include Race, Class, and Gender, Research Methods, Statistics, Introduction to Sociology, and Global City: Los Angeles. As the last class implies, he loves L.A. The City of Los Angeles is the focus of his research interest (with special emphasis in race and gender). He uses Los Angeles as the foundation in many of his courses and leads a tour of L.A. for students every semester. Carlos is a devoted traveler and has traveled with students to London and Cuba. He has been voted Faculty Member of the Year five times by the student body and Educator of the Year by his faculty colleagues.

This program is made possible with support of the Peninsula Friends of the Library. Conversation Starters are part of PVLD's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information on BUILD visit pvld.org/build
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Miraleste Library Monthly Book Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miraleste Library
Deck
The Miraleste Library Book Club meets outside on the Miraleste deck. (The meeting will move inside the library as needed due to inclement weather.)

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 PM. All are welcome to join at any time. Each month we will read and discuss a single novel. Please see this year's reading list here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Pop-up Book Sale at the Miraleste Library!

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Miraleste Library
Deck
Join us for a special pop-up book sale at the Miraleste Library on the deck! The Friends Gift shop is taking their items on the road, come and shop wonderful, affordable gifts for everyone!
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Protecting Yourself From Cyber & Phone Scams

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Join us for a presentation from the Department of Financial Protection & Innovation (DFPI) and learn about protecting yourself from CYBER & PHONE SCAMS. Stop by the Purcell Room from 10 AM - 11 AM for a presentation by Jackie Wiley from DFPI on how you can protect yourself online.

Some topics include Cyber/Internet Scams, Telephone Scams, ID Theft, Using Online Services and more.

No registration necessary. 
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Malaga Cove Book Sale

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Peninsula Friends of the Library Book Sale
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden
Book sales are open to the public.
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PVP Village Information Session

12:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room

Friday, July 15, 2022

PVP Village Information Session 

Learn more about this dynamic organization for older adults who have joined together to help each other navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging.  Hear about the social opportunities to engage and volunteer resources available for support.  Friday July 15 1PM at the Peninsula Library Purcell Room.  Potential volunteers are welcome too!  No rsvp required.  For more information call 310-991-3324 or check out the PVP Village website at www.peninsulavillage.net 

Learn more about this dynamic organization for older adults who have joined together to help each other navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging.  Hear about the social opportunities to engage and volunteer resources available for support.  

Friday, July 15, 2022, 1:00 pm in the Peninsula Library Purcell Room.  Potential volunteers are welcome too!  No rsvp required.  

For more information call 310-991-3324 or check out the PVP Village website at www.peninsulavillage.net

 


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Drop-in Chess for Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Join fellow community members for a friendly game of chess! Drop-ins welcome. No teacher/instruction provided. We look forward to seeing you soon!

"I’ve come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” ~ Marcel Duchamp
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Malaga Cove Book Sale

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Peninsula Friends of the Library Book Sale
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden
Book sales are open to the public.
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Let's Talk Music

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
A listen and discuss program of selected albums from Rolling Stone's Top 500 albums of all time list!  Each month we select three albums to discuss.  Listen to one or all of the picks and join us to talk about your favorite tracks. 

This month's picks:

#353: The Cars (The Cars)

#188: Electric Warrior (T. Rex)

#2: Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys)


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International Moon Day Celebration

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Rooftop
Join PVLD in celebrating the inaugural International Moon Day! 

Bring the whole family and picnic dinner and enjoy an astronomy filled evening. The South Bay Astronomical Society is bringing their telescopes for a star viewing party as soon as it gets dark! 

6:00-6:30 Crafts for kids
6:30-7:15 South Bay Astronomical Society presentation
7:15-8:00 Madhu Thangavelu presentation
8:00-9:00 moon movies for all ages
8:30 begin star viewing with telescopes

The Moon Village Association submitted an application during the UN-COPUOS 64th Session, for the proclamation of the International Moon Day on July 20, the anniversary of the 1969 first human landing, from the United States of America, with the Apollo 11 mission. The proclamation was approved on December 9 2021, by the UN General Assembly.

The International Moon Day will be an annual event, held for the general public celebrated across the planet, in cooperation with UNOOSA. MVA believes that the International Moon Day is a good opportunity to educate the public and promote and raise each year, at the international level, the awareness on the status and prospects for humanity, the sustainable Moon Exploration and Utilization of the Moon and the need to act together to regulate activities on and around the Moon. With the approval by the United Nations, this event will foster increased global cooperation between stakeholders all around the world, as well as promoting increasing participation to this goal of the future generation.
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Drop-in Chess for Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Join fellow community members for a friendly game of chess! Drop-ins welcome. No teacher/instruction provided. We look forward to seeing you soon!

"I’ve come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.” ~ Marcel Duchamp
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Registration begins 6/27/2022 at 8:00 AM

SRP: The Wonderful World of Herbs

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Miraleste Library
Deck
Horticultural therapists Karen Haney & Arleen Ferrara will take you on a dive deep into the world of herbs and show you why herbs are some of the most beloved plants for horticultural therapy. Patrons will pot up basil plants, make lavender sachets to take home, and enjoy some homemade herbal iced tea.

Please remember to register for your spot. Supplies will be available to patrons who have registered as space is limited on the deck at Miraleste.  

This program is part of the Summer Read-A-Palooza (SRP). Be sure to sign up to win prizes all month long. Visit pvld.org/pvsummer for more info. 
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