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.