Upcoming EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 08 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Camelot Theatres
    • 247
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    The Public film coverFriends of the Palm Springs Library (Friends) understands and shares our neighbors' concerns regarding the growing issue of homelessness in our community. In the interest of addressing these concerns and exploring possible remedies, we are sponsoring a screening of the film, "The Public," written, directed by, and starring Emilio Estevez, The screening will be FREE to the public (online registration required) and will feature a post-screening panel discussion about this important topic. The event will be on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the historic Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. 

    The panel of community leaders that will address local concerns and discuss possible remedies following the film screening includes Geoff Kors, Palm Springs City Council member and Homelessness Task Force member; Arlene Rosenthal of Well in the Desert; Officer Christopher Smart of the Palm Springs Police Department, and a representative of FIND Food Bank. The panel will be moderated by Jeannie Kays, Palm Springs Public Library Director.

    Film The Public

    The film “The Public” tells a timely tale as an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as "de-facto social workers" and care for those regular patrons.  At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in.  What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening inside the building.  The story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, including homelessness and mental illness, and sets the dramedy inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

    There is no charge for this event but Friends members receive early seating access.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Friends members who have registered online.  General Admission access is at 4:45 p.m. with the film starting promptly at 5:00 p.m.  Concessions available for purchase.

    Camelot Theatres at Palm Springs Cultural Center

    2300 E. Baristo Road

    Palm Springs, CA 92262

      PS Cultural Center


    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Frey Bldg 1116 Baristo (next to the PSL parking lot)

    Join us   SATURDAY, October 26th   for our

    Annual FALL BOOK SALE! 

    There will be new inventory galore for every age and interest: Books, DVDs, CDs, LPs ... & more!  In the FREY Building from 10 am - 2 pm ---- now with brand new air-conditioning!!

    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Richards Center for the Arts

    Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage, and Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, “Inequality For All.” Reich’s newest book is The Common Good. He’s co-creator of the Netflix original documentary “Saving Capitalism,” which is streaming now.

    Tickets start include a copy of his book, The Common Good.  Book signing following event. 

    Get Tickets Here


    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 20 Dec 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 17 Jan 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Richards Center for the Arts

    Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, Watergate’s theme of secret government has driven Woodward’s tough but fair and non-partisan reporting. He pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of Washington; revealing in meticulous detail what’s really going on in the halls of power. Have the lessons of Watergate been forgotten? Is the media doing its job? Woodward offers an historical perspective as only he can. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 19 bestselling books – 13 were #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. His latest bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any America president. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.

    Tickets include a copy of his book, “Fear: Trump in the White House.”  Book signing following event.

    Get Tickets Here


    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 15 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.

    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Learning Center at the Library

     

    The FOPSL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (September-June) in The Learning Center at the Library, and is open to everyone.  The March 20, 2020 meeting will start an hour earlier at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the club read the selected book for the month and join in lively discussions.

    Most titles are available as downloadable audiobooks and/or eBooks from PSPL.


To learn more about 
the Events & Classes presented by the Palm Springs Public Library, 

click HERE

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. 


HOW TO REGISTER FOR 
A MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT:

1.  Scroll to & click on the title of the Event you are interested in attending;

2.  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.

3.  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. 

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