"Did you know that the 'Village' of Palm Springs had only 4 digits in its phone numbers until the late 1950s? Or that Frank Sinatra was listed as an actor in the local phone directory? (Which also taught proper etiquette for using a “Party Line.”) Or that Tahquitz Drive was originally considered “the far south end of the village” and that putting a library there would be “too far to walk?” Which is ironic because, through the generosity of Welwood Murray’s son, George, that very valuable “zero-zero” corner is exactly where our City’s first library was eventually constructed in 1940!"

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New volunteer opportunities for “techies” are in the works! The Library has put to use its large grant to fund the Accessing the Past website, which involves digitizing all of the local periodicals in the library archives and now needs one or two committed volunteers to aid the effort! Take a look at our growing archive collection at  www.accessingthepast.org

and be sure to let us know if you're interested!

   As the Friends' membership increases, new opportunities to serve and support blossom. But nothing gets done through the effort of just one individual, so our Membership Committee is constantly 

brain-storming ways to attract 

new members. Our Events planners are buzzing around in search of fresh ideas 

to raise awareness & money while our valiant Newsletter Committee keeps 

our membership nurtured and 

well-informed, four times a year... 

But we could always use extra help! 

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