The mission of the Friends of the 
Palm Springs Library is to help the Library
world-class service to the community.

Modernism Week Events

February 17 – 26 


Fast Forward: 

The Architecture of William F. Cody 

  This special exhibit arrives directly from the Los Angeles Architecture + Design Museum, and is a   self-guided tour celebrating the centennial birth 

of the architect and his seminal contributions to Modern architecture. 

Monday, February 20


William F. Cody, the Architect

Lecture & Reception

  The 3-hour event will begin at 2:00 pm in the Atrium of our Cody-designed main Library, followed by a reception of wine & light hors d’oeuvres, catered by Jennifer’s Kitchen.

Tuesday, February 21   


"Palm Springs in Sculpture 

– Past & Future"

 Learn the fascinating history and origin of the bas-relief terra cotta sculpture adorning the old Union Bank on the South-East corner of Indian Canyon Drive & Ramon Road


March 11

May 6 


$4 Bag Day during 


In Memorium

Member LeeOna Hostrop, Emerita, recently passed away after serving on its Board for fourteen years. The Friends have established a shelf in the Library dedicated to books on Local History in her memory and her family has requested that donations be sent to the Friends of the 

Palm Springs Library.


Author Steve Brown & 

Jim Conkle, noted authority 

on the history of Route 66, 

to speak March 12

   Join us for the ANNUAL MEETING of the Friends of the Palm Springs Library on Sunday, March 12, when we present The Real Desert's Steve Brown (KVCR PBS television) and Jim Conkle, one of the top leading authorities on Route 66 preservation, history & culture, speaking about their "kicks on Route 66."

   You may already know that Mr. Brown began writing story outlines after the debut of his television show and formulated six episodes that would trace Route 66 from Amarillo, TX westward across the Southwest. This "6 on 66" concept was next expanded into a full Route 66 documentary series. Steve and Jim lea tour group from Chicago to Los Angeles over the course of two weeks, shooting 13 hour-long episodes along the way. This allowed these experts to combine the highway's history and culture in a documentary of the actual experience of traveling the road, buoyed by the fresh eyes of folks who had never before traveled the famous route.

   Mark your calendar to hear what are sure to be memorable historical nuggets from this expert pair about this infamous US highway! 

Members Only


Sunday, March 12, 2017

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Los Compadres Clubhouse

1849 South El Cielo Road

Memberships available at the door

Individual: $20 Family: $30 

Copies of Steve’s book will also be 

available for sale and signing.

What are the Joys of Being a FRIEND? 

   "The real treasure in becoming a Friend of the Palm Springs Library was one that I never anticipated -- and would’ve laughed at had I been told. And that was seeing the effect of my small contribution. I felt what I can only describe as civic pride, since it was quite foreign and took some time for this "rugged individualist" to realize its identity. Because it was communal, created with smart, generous people who were working toward a mutual goal. This was a sense of well-being I’d truly never before experienced -- as a part of something bigger: an unquestionably positive effort for education, literacy and a better future."  

     (Can we bottle it somehow?)  

Upcoming events

11 Mar 2017 10:00 AM • Palm Springs Public Library
12 Mar 2017 2:00 PM • Los Compadres Club House
17 Mar 2017 2:00 PM • The Learning Center at the Palm Springs Public Library
12 Apr 2017 9:00 AM • JC FREY BUILDING

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