Friends of the Palm Springs Library (FOPSL) are enthusiastic supporters who promote interest in the Library, and encourage and administer dues, gifts, and bequests. Library Friends often sponsor a book club, and help promote the critical fundraising programs and special events that help raise the funds needed to purchase library materials and equipment.
MEMBERS-ONLY ANNUAL MEETING
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
PALM SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
300 N SUNRISE WAY
PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA
Our Annual Meeting will feature popular local writer Maureen Gilmer, who has written a fascinating book about her search into her family's history. It's called Jumping the Fence: A Legacy of Race in 150 of Family Secrets.
She will explain how the story was researched and how a simple genealogy project twenty years ago grew into a real history that shows in intimate detail how free colored families of New Orleans coped with the waves of racism that nearly destroyed them in 1888 Degan vs. Degan that reached the Louisiana Supreme Court to resolve interracial marriage recognition and rights of succession.
In addition, her family rejected the book due to its provenance of their colored ancestry and her father refused to discuss it at all. She waited until after his death to publish.
Learn more at www.JumpingTheFence.net
SOCIAL HOUR BEGINS AT 1:00 P.M. IN THE GARDEN OF THE LIBRARY. A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING WILL BE FOLLOWED
BY MAUREEN'S TALK AND BOOK SIGNING.
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST! REGISTER ONLINE THROUGH THE EVENTS LINK OR CALL 760-668-8838.
THE JOYS OF BEING A FRIEND
This is one of the most exciting and transformative times to be a Friend of the Palm Springs Library. The Library must undergo a substantial renovation, and must receive extensive infrastructure upgrades along with ongoing support for materials and public programming, in order to support basic 21st Century services. The Friends have raised more than $500,000 to purchase books, movies, visual arts, music, furnishings, and electronic equipment.
Create a legacy of enduring friendship with your own personal membership. You can do your part to ensure that the Library transforms into the Valley’s go-to-center for community information, enjoyment, and connectivity. It’s a cause you can hold close to your heart.
What would the Library do without friends like you?