Library Remodel Public Forum

September 23, 2013

Palm Springs Library 1975

We would like to invite you to an Open House/Public Forum with Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Thursday, September 26 at the Library. The Open House will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and then the Public Forum will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both. Come see the proposed renovation floor plans, ask questions, provide input.
Jeannie Kays
Library Director


Mango Languages Goes Mobile

September 16, 2013

Mango LogoCome see the Library Staff on Thursday, September 19 as we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We want to take this time to highlight our language learning program, Mango! You can even learn to speak like a pirate.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

In addition, Palm Springs Public Library patrons can now take advantage of Mango Languages’ latest innovations: mobile apps for Android and iPhone to allow patrons at participating libraries to learn a new language wherever they are. Now you can now take advantage of mobile access to Mango’s more than 47 foreign language learning courses and 16 English language learning options. Just log into http://www.palmspringslibrary.org to get started.
Jeannie Kays
Library Director


September: New Programs Just for You!

September 5, 2013

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.

Jeannie Kays

Director of Library Services


SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

September 5, 2013

Library Card Sign up

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. During this month, we encourage you to visit the library either in-person or virtually through our website, www.palmspringslibrary.org. Your library card has powers like no other card in your wallet. You can get help with your homework, read journal articles, and get an e-book, e-audiobook, or song online. In person, you can check out DVDs, books, music CDs, and magazines for the entire family. Attend a program, read a book, learn a language online. The possibilities are endless at the Palm Springs Public Library!

In conjunction with Library Card Sign-up Month, we are offering Fine Forgiveness Month. During September, if you have old overdue charges on your account, we will waive up to $50. Fees for lost or damaged items are not applicable, overdue charges accrued in September 2013 are also not applicable. If you have had difficulty with your account in the past, we want to welcome you back with a clean slate. You must come to the library to request a waiver. Others cannot request a waiver for you and you cannot request a waiver over the phone. Come into the library; rediscover the great place that is the Palm Springs Public Library.

Jeannie Kays
Director of Library Services

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FREEGAL=FREE AND LEGAL MUSIC

August 29, 2013

Freegal

There are two words you don’t often hear when discussing downloading music, free and legal. Our new music downloading service is both: FREEGAL! Palm Springs Public Library has joined Library Ideas™ network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. If you don’t have a Palm Springs Public Library card, now is the perfect time to get one.

The Freegal™ Music Service will allow us to increase the size and diversity of our collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries. Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Palm Springs Public Library can download three Freegal Music tracks in MP3 format each week at no direct cost via http://www.palmspringslibrary.org. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music. Starting in August, the Freegal Music Service will also have popular music videos for download. Videos will count as two downloads.

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®. From your home computer, you can create wish lists of songs you would like to download in future weeks and can also transfer downloaded songs to your iTunes account.

“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “The participation of so many leading independent labels will also help the library reach as many patron groups as possible.”

For more Freegal Music news and a list of this week’s chart toppers click here:

http://www.icontact-archive.com/rRNQRindhS7dymwqjcvUTaqRun0__hKt?w=3

Enjoy!

Jeannie Kays
Director of Library Services


SUMMER READING PROGRAM A HUGE SUCCESS

August 13, 2013

SRP logoThe 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!


Inland Library System Presents FREE Career Vision Workshops

April 16, 2013

Attend one of these FREE Career Vision workshops at a Library near you!

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