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Art Exhibit: Annual Community Art Show

Saturday, December 31, 2022
Peninsula Center Library
Foyer Exhibit Area
Each fall, the Palos Verdes Library District holds our Annual Community Art Show, inviting local artists, professional and amateurs alike, to participate. 

Typically featuring almost 100 artists from around the Peninsula and the larger Los Angeles community, our Community Art Shows include artists of all backgrounds and experience levels. Pieces include many media forms such as photography, painting, collage, and sculpture.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite art piece. The winner will receive a prize!

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PVPUSD PTA Reflections art exhibit

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery Exhibit Area
November 9 - November 29
PVPUSD PTA Reflections
a collection of winning entries 

Sponsored by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, PTA Reflections is a national art program that provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boosts student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The 2022-23 theme “Show Your Voice!” gives students the opportunity to express their feelings, thoughts, and ideas through creativity in the areas of film, visual arts, photography, dance, music, and literature. By participating in this program kids get recognized and celebrated among their peers, teachers, and community for their original works of art. The benefits of participation include being able to think critically, gain confidence, and develop a love of learning and artistic literacy.

Closing reception: November 29 4pm - 7pm


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Art Exhibit Featuring the Paletteers

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery Exhibit Area
Open for viewing during regular library hours
December 2, 2022 - January 24, 2023

Opening Reception - December 3, 1pm-3pm
Art Class - January 7, 2pm-4pm

Together Again

“Together Again!” is a celebration of the creativity of our members and illustrates the impact that art has to uplift and spread hope and joy.  We rejoice in the opportunity to gather again socially, and to share the healing power of art with the community.

We hope you visit this beautiful exhibit and join us for the opening reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.

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


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Adult Take & Make: Perpetual Calendar

Thursday, December 22, 2022
All Branches
Get ready for the new year with your very own Perpetual Calendar. Stop by one of our branches for your kit and create your calendar using blocks.

Sign-up link

Registration for this Adult craft begins on Monday, December 5 at 10AM and closes on Saturday December 10 at 5PM.

Early registration is HIGHLY SUGGESTED as supplies are limited.

Kit pick-up begins on Monday December 12 until Thursday. December 22.
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Audrey Lin Art Show

Friday, February 17, 2023
Peninsula Center Library
Foyer
Celebrating the AAPI Community Through Art
An art show by local high school student Audrey Lin that showcases art celebrating the AAPI community. The show aims to simultaneously celebrate the many diverse aspects of Asian culture and raise awareness about the recent hate crimes against the community.

For more information check out www.celebratingaapi.art 

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Closing Reception for PVPUSD PTA Reflections Art Exhibit

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden
Please join us for the closing reception of the PVPUSD PTA Reflections art exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. Come meet and mingle with the student artists! 

Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery
November 29
4pm - 7pm

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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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Opening Reception for the Paletteers Art Exhibit

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden

Please join us to celebrate the Paletteers art exhibit: Together Again.

All are welcome! Light refreshments provided.

Meet and mingle with the artists at the opening reception Saturday, December 3, 1pm - 3pm.

For more information on Art in Our Library, visit www.pvld.org/artinourlibrary

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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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Opera Talks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LA Opera logo
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join us for interactive presentations led by LA Opera's Community Educators. This week we are covering "The Diva". The Diva is a celebration of famous sopranos, past and present.  There is an overview of the kinds of sopranos and a discussion of the qualities that determine how the soprano voice is categorized.  Each has a short bio.  They are featured singing Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Wagner, Mozart, Moore, and Strauss.

Learn about different aspects that make up an opera. No registration required. 
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PVLD Book Club: Page Against the Machine (VIRTUAL)

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual

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: https://www.pvld.org/pcbookclub

To register for this virtual discussion, please click here


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PVLD Book Club: Page Against the Machine (In-Person)

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: https://www.pvld.org/pcbookclub

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Holiday Movie

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden
Join us for a fun holiday film for all ages. 

"The Bishop's Wife" (1947) 1hr49min- Directed by Henry Koster. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven

A debonair angel comes to earth to help an Episcopalian bishop and his wife in their quest to raise money for the new cathedral. 


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Miraleste Library Monthly Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Miraleste Library
Deck
The Miraleste Library Book Club meets 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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Opera Talks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LA Opera logo
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join us for interactive presentations led by LA Opera's Community Educators. This week features a talk on 
DIVA II:  THE MEZZO SOPRANO: 

This talk highlights the mezzo soprano voice.  There will be a short discussion of the what a mezzo soprano voice is and how it is categorized.   The historical relationship of the mezzo soprano and the castrati is explored, as is the mezzo soprano in her relationship to the contralto and the countertenor.  In the discussion of mezzo soprano roles, the Trouser or Pants role will be explored.  There are fourteen mezzos, past and present are included with a short bio.  Each will sing famous mezzo roles by Purcell, Porpora, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Celea, Saint-Saens, and Bizet.


Learn about different aspects that make up an opera. No registration required. 
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Board Games for Adults

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Join your neighbors for a friendly game of chess, checkers, Scrabble and other board games! No reservations required, just drop in! 
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Music & Social Justice

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual
Conductor, artistic director, and professor Vinroy D. Brown Jr. will speak on the relation between music and social justice and how the power and community of music gives all an opportunity to reach their full potential and grow.

Via zoom. Register here.
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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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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:

#7: Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)

#135: The Joshua Tree (U2)

#420: That's the Way of the World (Earth, Wind, and Fire)


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Opera Talks

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LA Opera logo
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join us for interactive presentations led by LA Opera's Community Educators. This week's topic is: 

WOMEN IN OPERA YOU DON’T WANT TO MESS WITH 

Across history there have always been women you wouldn’t want to mess with.  

Many such female characters inhabit the opera stage.  This talk explores some of these formidable female characters, considers where they come from, and looks at how they are portrayed in opera. 


Learn about different aspects that make up an opera. No registration required. 
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Movies @ the Library

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room

Enjoy a free film at the library. Each month will feature either a blockbuster, classic or world cinema film. Check the calendar each month for film titles. Space is limited and seating is first come first served basis.

"All That Heaven Allows" (1955) G, 89 min. Directed by Douglas Sirk. Starring Jane Wyman & Rock Hudson. 

A widow causes a shock to her two adult children and upper-crust peers when she falls in love with a very young, very earnest man who grows and cares for trees.



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PVLD Book Club: Page Against the Machine (VIRTUAL)

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual

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: https://www.pvld.org/pcbookclub

To register for this virtual discussion, please click here


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PVLD Book Club: Page Against the Machine (In-Person)

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: https://www.pvld.org/pcbookclub

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TechKnows

10:00 AM - 1:00 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 - 1:00 PM
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