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NEW MERCHANDISE

In honor of the Friends 50th anniversary, we have introduced a new line of merch! It will be available for purchase Oct. 1 in the library.  We have T shirts, aprons and totes available in bright colors to celebrate the Friends. They will be on display in the library in the Friends book sale shelves. The koi design is a beautiful homage to the library koi pond that is maintained by the Friends of the Library. The beautiful koi design was created and generously donated by  Palm Springs artist and designer DaVidRo.

The adults t shirts are $25.00, kids shirts $22.00. 100% cotton. 

The Aprons are $18.00. 100% Polyester. 3 colors-white,black and orange.

The totes are $20.00. They are waterproof and have outside pockets as well as inside pockets. 

The proceeds go back to support book purchases, summer reading, special events and projects to support the community.  

Come on in Oct. 1 and start your holiday shopping!





MODERNISM WEEK 2022
11 DAY FESTIVAL IN PALM SPRINGS

Modernism Week — February 17-27, 2022

Modernism Week’s annual 11-day festival will feature more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a classic car show, garden tours, nightly parties, and a special series of compelling and informative talks. All events are open to the public, and many events are free or low cost.

Tickets go on sale November 1, 2021 at noon PDT.

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library are planning three spectacular events during the 2022 Modernism Week scheduled from February 17-27, 2022.

The first event is the Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware entitled The Jack, King & Queen of SHAPE: Ben SEIBEL, Russel WRIGHT & Eva ZEISEL

Event Date:
Friday, February 18, 2022 through
Monday, February 21, 2022
Thursday, February 24 through
Saturday, February 26

Start Time: 10:00 a.m. daily [closed first Thurs., Tues., Wed., and last Sun.]
End Time: 4:00 p.m. at the
Welwood Murray Memorial Library
Cornelia White Community Room
100 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Our second event is the ever popular Modernism House Tour.
We are featuring a tour of:
The Crank-Garland Housean Indian Wells Landmark

Designed by William F. Cody

Event Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
with scheduled tours every 30 minutes until closing End Time: 2:00 p.m.

Our third event features Alan Hess who will provide a very interesting lecture entitled Mojave Modern, Sonoran Style

Event Date:
Saturday, February 26, 2022

Start Time: 3:00 p.m.
End Time: 4:30 p.m. at the
Palm Springs Public Library
The Learning Center meeting room
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Please check the Friends website and Facebook page for more additional details on securing tickets for these events.

Get tickets


100 S. PALM CANYON DR.
PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262
 

(760) 323-8296
TDD: (760) 864-9527

OPEN EVERYDAY: 10AM-6PM
LATE NIGHT THURSDAYS: 10AM-8PM


“The first organizational meeting of the Friends of the Palm Springs Library convened at the Francis Crocker Branch at 4:00 p.m. May 25, 1971. The Friends’ first event was a social gathering of people interested in joining the Friends. This was hosted at the Welwood Murray Library on Sunday, April 9, 1971.”

“By the end of 1971, the Friends’ Board had completed its by-laws and could boast of more than 200 dues paying members. From that point forward, the Friends would play a major role in funding Library projects, collection supplements, furniture, lecturers and portions of many construction projects. In addition, the Friends’ memberships would provide a community-wide base for both library advocacy and community input.”

At Sunrise
The History of the Palm Springs Public Library
By Henry Weiss

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A branch of the Palm Springs Library, the Welwood Murray Memorial Library provides WiFi, computers, a Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism location and a Research Library for the Palm Springs Historical Society. For Research Library access, please contact the Historical Society.

WELCOME BACK!

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library are determined to stay in touch with our members and provide some interesting updates and events. Our very exciting news is that we will be updating and managing our Friends' Facebook page in the coming weeks. Our goal is to keep in close contact with our members through this social media site so please "Like Us" and stay in touch with us.



FRIENDS

The Friends exist to help Palm Springs Public Library staff provide world-class service to the community. Membership in the Friends tangibly assists our improvement efforts.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Hot off the Press is the Library’s collection of current popular and bestselling books. Because these titles often have long waiting lists due to their popularity, the Friends provides funding to purchase multiple copies.  

You can access this collection both in hard copy format by calling the Library at 760-322 READ (7323) or by downloading a digital copy. 

Thank you to our Friends members in helping to make the HOT OFF THE PRESS program possible.




Thank you to all of our Friends of the Palm Springs Library! 

As a Friend of the Library you helped with

  • Fundraising
  • Library Promotions and Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Immediate Needs (i.e. budget cuts, renovations
  • Creating a Strong Library volunteer Force

Palm Springs Public Library
Click address for map
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Library is located at the corner of South Sunrise Way and Baristo Road in Sunrise Park.

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(760) 322-READ
TDD: (760) 864-9527
PH: (760) 322-7323
Library.Info@palmspringsca.gov


Library Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday: Closed

Due to popularity and convenience, the Library-A-Go-Go pickup service will continue to operate. For more information, Go to the Library

We appreciate your continued support of our library. Thanks a million.


    THANK YOU MEMBERS

    As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Library's budget was dramatically reduced. Through your generosity The Friends of the Palm Springs Library has been able to provide significant financial assistance to maintain several very important programs such as:

    • New books for our patrons to enjoy
    • Summer Reading for students and adults.
    • Career on-line high school graduation
    • Maintenance of the fish pond
    • New equipment and supplies for the Library's Virtual Program

    The Friends of the Palm Springs Library thank you for your continued support and generosity.

    A FRIEND RECOMMENDS
    I got my first audiobook from the library, and boy was I impressed. I chose the book Beloved, narrated by Toni Morrison herself. Her voice is so calm and she transports you to post Civil War life with freed slaves. An amazing book made even better by her narration. Highly recommended by Kathy Weyer.

    MOMENT OF ZEN
    Koi pond maintenance by Friends of the Palm Springs Library.


    "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering "it will be happier". – Alfred Tennyson

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