March 24, 2014
Wondering what to do this Spring Break? Come to the Palm Springs Public Library! We have four days of fun just for you. We kick off the fun Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with our Family Fun Fest. You will ‘PAWS for Fun’ at the Palm Springs Stadium (next door) where several organizations will have activities, games, and FUN! Each organization will have a booth with a fun craft or game and there will also be a petting zoo, a bouncy house and other fun entertainment. Courtesy of Scholastic, there will even be a special appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog! The Friends of the Palm Springs Library will be giving each child a FREE BOOK, while supplies last. Stop by the Library booth to play games, pick up the schedule for Summer Reading Program and receive your free book.
Organizations scheduled to appear:
- Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
- Desert Kid’s Directory
- Desert Water Agency
- Mobile Zoo of the Desert
- Palm Springs Animal Shelter
- Palm Springs Police K-9 Unit and Mounted Patrol
- Palm Springs Power Baseball
- Palm Springs Public Arts Commission
- Palm Springs Public Library
- Palm Springs Sustainability Commission
The Family Fun Fest takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parking is available at the Library or near the Palm Springs Pavilion just southeast of the stadium.
MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY
Thursday, March 27, 2014 we will have our regular story time at 10:00 a.m. Even more exciting will be our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at 3:30 p.m. during our Bilingual Story Time. Participants will make outrageous hats.
PAWS TO READ
We are going to the dogs Friday, March 28, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Paws and Hearts Society will bring therapy dogs so that beginning readers or those who need reading practice can read to the dogs. A sign-up sheet will be available at the event to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to read. This program will return on Fridays during Summer Reading Program in June and July.
FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. will be our monthly Family Movie Matinee. This month’s feature film is “Brave”, rated PG. All adults must be accompanied by a child.
We hope that you enjoy your Spring Break and make the Library a part of your life.
September 5, 2013
Entertainer Georgette Baker, Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 P.M.
Pajamarama: Family Fun Wednesdays at 6:00 P.M.
Author Gordon Johnson: Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 P.M.
Wine Book Club, September 25, 6:00 P.M.
Courtesy of Palm Springs Historical Society
Anime/Manga Club, 1st Tuesday of the Month, 3:30 P.M., Open to teens in grades 6-12.
September begins our new series of lectures, story times, and other programs. We have added new children’s programming including Pajamarama, a Wednesday evening family program and Bilingual Story Time on Thursday afternoons. Check our calendar for details: Calendar of Events
For adults, we have a wonderful lineup in September. We have partnered with Agua Caliente Cultural Museum to bring author Gordon Johnson to the Library. He will speak about his book Fast cars and frybread, Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm. The first Saturday of the month is the Palm Springs Genealogical Society lectures at 10:00 a.m. We have also partnered with the Palm Springs Historical Society to bring you “A Pictorial Journey into the Past.”
Our computer classes and book clubs continue this month. We have computer basics classes in the mornings and afternoons to suit your schedule. We also offer morning, afternoon, and evening book clubs each month. The Wine Book Club, our evening club meets the last Wednesday of the month at its new home, Azul Tapas Lounge.
We hope that you find what you like at the Palm Springs Public Library. Discover, enrich, enjoy, connect! Make the Library a part of your life.
Director of Library Services
August 13, 2013
The 2013 Summer Reading Program, “Reading is so Delicious: Eat, Move, Read!” was a tremendous success with 873 children, teens, and adults registering, and 2,957 attending 65 programs during the 8-week program. Thank you to our numerous sponsors, especially the Friends of the Palm Springs Library, Palm Springs Sustainability Commission, and US Bank. We are extremely proud of the work done by library staff and helpers from the Friends of the Palm Springs Library. We are also extremely proud of those readers who signed up for Summer Reading, attended programs, and read books. Thank you for making our program so much fun. Next year’s theme is “Paws to Read” so we have a feeling that our Summer Reading Program will go to the dogs!
May 9, 2008
The Journey—2nd Annual Altered Book Art Project
A Silent auction of original art works created for the recent collaboration between the Palm Springs Public Library and the Palm Springs Art Museum will occur this Sat. May 10th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Art Museum.
Twenty-one locally and nationally known artists created original works of art from books, videos, DVDS and CDs weeded out of the Library’s collection. On Saturday all of the art works will be on display together and then auctioned off at a silent auction held at the Art Museum during its spring Art Party ’08 all-day art festival. All proceeds from the silent auction will equally benefit the Library and the Art Museum.
The works were unveiled at a public reception and artist presentation on Sun. April 13th and have been on display at both the Library and the Art Museum. The Altered Books Art creations include a diverse range of interesting and highly visual art works, including masks, sculptures, digital photographs, folded books and even a quilt made out of discarded books.
The Palm Springs Art Museum is located at 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262. The silent auction will take place in “Zone 101” in the Hoover Gallery on the main level beginning at 3:00 p.m.
October 9, 2007
On Sept. 20th the Palm Springs Library participated in the ‘Read For the Record’ Jumpstart Reading Day by having employees of the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts come in to the Library and read during story time.
This event was part of a nationwide effort to break the record for the largest shared reading experience ever, which was set by 150,000 people on August 24, 2006 during the inaugural year of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign.
Hundreds of thousands of children and adults from across the country read the same book, The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.