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Nanci Morrison has taken on the job of Secretary for the Board, even as she continues to serve on both the Finance and Events Committees. She writes "I have loved books since I was a child and the book-mobile would come every two weeks. Reading is the key to knowledge and being able to read well makes everything in life easier. I would like everyone to benefit from the joys of reading and all the Library has to offer. It is such a delightful place!". I moved to the desert in 2006. I previously resided in the Claremont/Upland area. I have been a “Friends” member and volunteer for fourteen years. I am a member of the Events and Book Sales Committees. This involvement indicates my continued commitment to actively support the Palm Springs Library. I have interacted with the library since childhood. My mother’s best friend was the Librarian of our small town library. We could ride our bicycles to the library and my mother knew we were safe and in good hands. Additionally, it was free! I spent many years in the business environment, working in finance and world wide logistics. I retired eighteen months ago, from my second career, as an educator. For over twenty years, I was an Education Specialist, educating and working with special needs teenagers. A lot of my adult life has been spent by being of service to others, and of giving back to my community. I also volunteer at The Mizell Center and the Coachella Valley Repertory Theater. Kathy Weyer is a writer, having retired from many different professions including Human Resources Administration, Marriage and Family Counseling and running several non-profit agencies. Her experiences in those roles have given her fodder for writing fiction and some fact-based articles that have run in national magazines. A native San Diegan, she recently moved to Palm Springs with her husband of 36 years, two black labs named Nick and Nora, and a black cat named Freddie, who is her office mate and is sometimes helpful, but not always, at the keyboard. She is now our Membership liaison and you can find Kathy at or on Facebook at or at with any questions or suggestions.

Treasurer J. Joseph Dunaway. Jay Dunaway's involvementwith the Library began in 2015 as a volunteer. His backgrounds in accounting, writing and desktop publishing made him an immediatefit for PSL's Accessing the effort to digitize the Library's archives - which now has over 3 terabytes of city historyavailable. The satisfaction from such ’hands-on history" work resulted in Jay's increased desire to serve the community he has loved forten years. Being Treasurer has added further satisfaction. "I’ve never before been committedto the place  I've lived; Palm Springs changed all that and the Library's fantastic staff and crucially important missions for literacy, education, equality and youth-opportunity are the primary reasons I deeply value this particular community."Board Development: Christine MacCalla. Originally from Pennsylvania, Christine has lived in California for 45 years and came tothe desert from the Bay Area eighteen years ago. “In June of2017,1 retired from my School Nurse position with the Palm Springs Unified School District after seventeen years of service. I have always been an avid reader and a bit of a book hoarder. For the last few years. I’ve been volunteering at the Library and at the Animal Shelter in preparation for retirement and, last year, I became a Trustee on the Board ofUnited Cerebral Palsy ofthe Inland Empire. I live in Palm Springs with my two dogs, Mr. Pickles and Wolfgang Pup." Events Chair: Michael Hirschbein. Michael Hirschbein originally began volunteering at the Library by helping with the children'sSummer Reading program, the DVD & CD sales and at special events. He felt that the group of wonderful, caring folks working for the Friends shared his own goals to promote reading, literacy and community involvement. When asked why he wanted to join the Board in 2017, Michael replied: 'This will be my first experience on the Board and I'm also looking forward to joining the Events Committee."... And join the Events Committee he has - with gusto!- by handily landing AMIN CASA, the historic Gloria Swanson residence, for ourAnnual Meeting. Michael has lived in Palm Springs since 2012, after retiring as an architect in Los Angeles; he is also on the Palm Springs Planning Commission.

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