Upcoming EVENTS

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the Events & Classes presented by the Palm Springs Public Library, 

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A monthly Book Club

an Annual Book Sale

an Annual Membership Meeting 

and other Special Events 

throughout the year are presented by 

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library.


The Friends' Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 2:00 p.m. at the library and is open to everyone. Members of the Club read the selection for the month, then join in lively discussions. The Book Club votes on reading list selections once a year.




Halloween saw our favorite Library Witch,
Yrene Navarro, taking a moment for a Coffee Break.

 

Upcoming events

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library

    book coverJoin the Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Club for a discussion of  "Still Life" by Louise Penny.


    The Friends Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in The Learning Center at Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way.  Members of the Club read the selected book then join in lively discussions.  The meeting is open to everyone.

    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Amin Casa
    Register

    Join the Friends of the Palm Springs Library, Sunday, March 25 for their ANNUAL MEETING at AMIN CASA, a Boutique Hotel & the historical GLORIA SWANSON residence. In addition to a review of the previous year, Members will also be treated to a tour through this thoroughly charming, vintage estate/hotel.





    Program includes:

    • Tour of the Gloria Swanson house, which is now Amin Casa.
    • Lecture on Gloria Swanson by film historian Gary Smith.
    • Reception with wine and appetizers.
    • Raffles!  Including Film Noir raffle basket and Lisa Scottoline tickets.

    Palm Springs resident Gary Smith is the author of seven books dealing with various aspects of motion picture history. These cover such eclectic subjects as epic films,  British horror movies, vampire films, American International Pictures, and a detailed study of the movie Forever Amber. Mr. Smith has also appeared in several documentaries including The Gigantic World of Epics for Turner Classic Movies, It Was a Colossal Teenage Movie Machine: The American International Story, Claudette Colbert: Queen of the Silver Screen, and Cecil B. DeMille: Hollywood’s Epic Director. 

    He is presently working on a book about best selling novels made into films. 

          

    Members:  Free

    Non-members:  $20; includes 1-year membership.

     

    Location:

    Amin Casa

    529 West Arenas Road

    Palm Springs, CA 92262


    Street parking offered.  Contact the Friends at 760-668-8838 for more details.

    Map


    • 26 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Camelot Theatres

    Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of 29 novels, as well as a series of humorous memoirs.  She began her crime fiction writing career in 1994 and has won the Edgar Award, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.  Purchase tickets at www.palmspringsspeaks.org.

    Proceeds benefit Friends of the Palm Springs Library and Palm Springs Cultural Center.



    Dan Savage photo credit Rachel Robinson

    Dan Savage--November 14, 2017

    Deepak Chopra

    Deepak Chopra--February 3, 2018

    Lisa Scottoline photo credit April Narby

    Lisa Scottoline--March 26, 2018


    Tickets to the 3-author series:

    General Admission Series:  $150

    • Includes ticket to all three events and each author's book
    • Palm Springs Speaks Tote Bag
    • Access to early bird registration for next season's lineup


    VIP Series:  $250

    • Includes VIP ticket to all three events and each author's book
    • Palm Springs Speaks Tote Bag
    • VIP seating in Rows 2-20, center
    • Meet and Greet reception with the author prior to the event, 6:00 p.m.
    • Priority book signing line following event
    • Access to early bird registration for next season's lineup
    BUY TICKETS HERE

    Thank you to our Benefactor Sponsors:
     
    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library

    book coverJoin the Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Club for a discussion of  "The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory" by Julie Checkoway.


    The Friends Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in The Learning Center at Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way.  Members of the Club read the selected book then join in lively discussions.  The meeting is open to everyone.

    • 18 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library

    book coverJoin the Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Club for a discussion of  "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.


    The Friends Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in The Learning Center at Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way.  Members of the Club read the selected book then join in lively discussions.  The meeting is open to everyone.

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library

    book coverJoin the Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Club for a discussion of  "The Seven Stairs: an adventure of the heart" by Stuart Brent.


    The Friends Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in The Learning Center at Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way.  Members of the Club read the selected book then join in lively discussions.  The meeting is open to everyone.


HOW TO REGISTER FOR AN EVENT:

 

1.  Click the EVENTS Tab in the top Menu of the Friends' website.

2.  Scroll to the Event you are interested in attending; click on the Event TITLE.

3.  On the next page, click the gray REGISTER button on the left side of the screen. Your email address will auto-fill into the block on the next page.

4.  Choose MEMBERS-ONLY REGISTRATION, then click NEXT. All of your information will be auto-filled by the computer on the next page - First and Last Names, Email Address and Phone Number. Click NEXT. 

5.  A light blue REVIEW & CONFIRM box appears. 

6 . If paying electronically, click PAY ONLINE and follow the prompts. You can use a personal PayPal account OR any major Credit or Debit card. 

7.  If paying by check, click INVOICE ME. Print the invoice sent to your email account and mail it promptly, along with your payment, to:  

Friends of the Palm Springs Library      300 S. Sunrise Way     Palm Springs, CA  92262


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