The mission of the Friends of the
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 led a 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!
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?)