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Program Guide January, February, March - 2018

Explore the City of Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Programs and Exhibits. January-March, 2018.

Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory…

With excitement and we admit, much pride, we debut the Library’s new name with this

publication: the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. On page 5 you will read an

important invitation to join us on SUNDAY, MARCH 25th at 2 PM to celebrate the dedication
of the City Observatory. This will be a historic day for Rancho Mirage, for the Coachella
Valley and beyond. Astronomy, science, and the universe will play an increasing role in the
life of the Library and our mission of lifelong learning. Please join us!

We hope you noticed the cover for this issue of the progam by Ari Seth Cohen. He will
be chatting with our favorite fashion editor, Susan Stein. Ari and Susan will talk about his
book Advanced Style: Older and Wiser on Wednesday, February 14, at 2 PM. Clever title,
fabulous photographs, beautiful people and a message: fashion is timeless.

This program guide is full of concerts, lectures, film screenings and ideas. There is
something for every age and for many interests.

Popular presenters will return:
• Dr. William Gudelunas will deliver a 3-part series “The Age of Jackson.”
• Robert S. Bader, expert on film, music, baseball, the Marx Brothers, and just about

everything will give a pictorial talk on Bing Crosby.
• The Sixth Desert Writers Expo has us joining with the Palm Springs Writers Guild to

bring dozens of Valley authors into a lively showcase of their latest books.
• Jim Cornett will give us, “Where Have All the Joshua Trees Gone?”

NOTE: The Library will be closed January 22–27. We will be accessible by e-mail, phone,
and on our website as we host the Fifth Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to celebrate
the written word. Other libraries in the Valley will be ready to serve you in-person.

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation has reached out to our
wonderful DONORS to help fund this ambitious calendar of free events.

The City of Rancho Mirage Community Cultural Commission also brings us four more
outstanding events, as shown on page 4.

There is much to be enjoyed at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory!

David Bryant, Library Director

Note: Any changes to this schedule, including additional programs, will be announced on our website
which is always worth a visit to get the latest information about your Rancho Mirage Public Library.

People with disabilities are encouraged to attend Library programs. If you have special communication or access needs, please
contact the Library at 341-7323 four business days in advance of the event(s) you will attend.

If you would like to receive e-mail alerts about upcoming events, changes in our programming schedule, or events not shown
here, please send your e-mail address to
Cover: Photo “Carol, Lana, Joyce and Debra” by Ari Seth Cohen


Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission LIBRARY
Calendar of Events................................................................................ 4
Monday – Tuesday
Observatory Dedication 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You Are Invited....................................................................................... 5 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Community Showcase Thursday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Palm Springs Writers Guild................................................................ 6 Closed Sundays
Poetry Workshops................................................................................. 6
Book Discussion Group....................................................................... 6 Holiday Closures
Spring Book Sale Bounty.................................................................... 6 New Year’s Day
Emergency Preparedness Forums.................................................. 7
Monday, January 1
Authors Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jerry London........................................................................................... 9 Monday, January 15
Sixth Desert Writers Expo .................................................................. 9 PLEASE NOTE:

Lectures The Library will be closed
during the Rancho Mirage
Sunnylands Lecture Series ............................................................... 8
The Legendary Bing Crosby ...........................................................10 Writers Festival
The Age of Jackson ............................................................................10 January 22–27.
Miles Davis: The Man and His Influence on Jazz .....................11 President’s Day
Advanced Style ..................................................................................11 Monday, February 19
Where Have All the Joshua Trees Gone? ....................................12
Modernism Week Presents Melissa Riche ..................................12 71-100 Hwy 111
Inside Stories from LIFE and PEOPLE magazines ....................13 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla & the Salton Sea .....13
Play Ball IV..............................................................................................13 Tel: (760) 341-7323
Fax: (760) 341-5213
Foreign Language Film Series........................................................14
Classic Character Actresses..............................................................14
The Best Movies from Books...........................................................15 3


Palm Springs Opera Guild ...............................................................16
Ji Soo Seo, Pianist................................................................................16
Bobby Jo Valentine, Singer & Songwriter...................................17
Robert Thies, Pianist...........................................................................17
Leonore Raphael, Pianist..................................................................18
International Classical Concerts of the Desert.........................18

Teens, Kids and Families

Family Nights........................................................................................19
Design It – Make It..............................................................................19
Kids Book Discussion Group............................................................20
LEGO Club..............................................................................................20
Spring Break Movies ..........................................................................20
Teen Tech Nights.................................................................................20


Mandy Main..........................................................................................22
Gary Kott................................................................................................23



Lenore Raphael, Jazz Piano with Jack Wood, Vocalist present:
An Evening of Cole Porter
Community Room, Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
Wednesday, January 10, 7 – 8 p.m.
Lenore Raphael is an internationally renowned jazz pianist and Steinway artist. With many years
of experience, Raphael has played all styles of jazz in many different settings and enjoys the “on-
the-spot” give and take with the shared experience that good jazz performance is all about. You
are sure to enjoy Raphael as she pays tribute to composer and songwriter Cole Porter.

Tribute to Dick Clark & American Bandstand, Celebrating Life on a Bandstand
Community Room, Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
Wednesday, February 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
This program is a tribute to the man and the iconic television series
that began as a local show in Philadelphia in the early 50’s. Bandstand
went national in 1957 becoming an overnight hit, quickly changing the
way American teenagers (and their parents) listened to and watched
television. Join in the fun with your period perfect poodle skirt, white sport
coat, and bobby socks! A prize for best-dressed, male and female, will be
awarded. Produced by Cultural Commissioner Frank V. Furino.

5th Annual Rancho Mirage Artist Studio Tour
Begins at Rancho Mirage City Hall
Saturday, March 17, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 5th Annual Rancho Mirage Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided adventure into homes and
studios of Rancho Mirage artists working in various media. Each year features new and
returning artists working in photography, painting, textiles and ceramics. The tour requires
registration at Rancho Mirage City Hall on Saturday morning. You will receive a map and
lanyard; then proceed through the tour at your own pace. A pop-up art gallery at City Hall will
showcase an additional gathering of artists.

Bus Tour to City of Coachella’s Art & Culture Project
Tour destinations TBA
Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We will explore Coachella’s rich heritage as we visit “Coachella Walls,” an arts-driven community
revitalization project, designed to bring awareness of the history of the
region and the farm workers in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The project
has brought together dozens of muralists and international contemporary
artists. A docent will provide information about the murals and the process
of creating a mural on public spaces. Registration required. Limited seating.
The bus tour leaves from the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory.

GOLD CARD Seating for Rancho Mirage residents and Gold Card holders.

4 For more information, please contact David Bryant at

You are invited...

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory will have a
historic dedication at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The
City Council and residents will celebrate the grand opening of
this new educational and scientific asset. The Rancho Mirage
Observatory is a remarkable addition to the Library campus

and the intellectual life of the City.

The Rancho Mirage Observatory is the only observatory at
a public library in California. The Observatory brings new

possibilities for events and discoveries for all ages.

The Library will develop its popular Children’s Summer Reading
Club around the Rancho Mirage Observatory in 2018. Future
programming will bring Coachella Valley children into the
exciting world of astronomy. For all audiences, the Observatory
will be the centerpiece of a calendar of events that will take us
around our solar system and distant galaxies.

Please join us on Sunday, March 25th at 2 p.m. as we begin
our journey through the universe!

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Palm Springs Writers Guild Book Discussion Group
Everyone is welcome to attend The Library’s book discussion
the Writers Guild monthly group meets on the second
meetings at the Library. For Friday of each month. For more
more information, please visit information, send an email to

Saturday, January 6, 2 – 4 p.m. Friday, January 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Donald Maass The Sympathizer
New York literary agent Donald Maass will by Viet Thanh Nguyen
address the topic of bookshelf marketing. Friday, February 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Cellist of Sarajevo
Saturday, February 3, 2 – 4 p.m. by Steven Galloway
Lisa Dale Norton Friday, March 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Author and memoir editor Lisa Dale Antigone
Norton will reveal what editors know by Sophocles
about a memoir that sells.
Saturday, March 3, 2 – 4 p.m. FOUNDATION
Spring Book Sale Bounty
Poetry Workshops This big event features an enormous
Weekly Sessions on Wednesdays, selection of gently-used books at
affordable prices. The Foundation
January – March, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Book Sale raises money for the
Library while promoting enthusiasm
Advanced poets interested in for reading!
assignments, critiques, and
readings are invited to register Wednesday, April 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
for the Library’s Poetry Workshop Thursday, April 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
now in its 22nd year under the Friday, April 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
leadership of Dorothea Bisbas, City
of Rancho Mirage Poet Laureate.
The goal of these workshops is to
encourage poetry based on personal
experiences, language, and insights.
Pre-registration is required for all
attendees. For information, contact

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Rancho Mirage Community Rancho Mirage Community
Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness
Commission Presents Commission Presents

Film: Quake Heroes Is America Losing the
Wednesday, February 21, 6 – 7 p.m.
James McFarlin
5:30 p.m. Champagne Reception
Wednesday, March 21, 6 – 7 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Film
5:30 p.m. Champagne Reception
To raise awareness of what can
happen during a major earthquake, 6:00 p.m. Program
hundreds of interviews were
conducted with people who The world has many bad actors
experienced the 1994 Northridge with top-secret cyber weapons.
earthquake. These suspenseful Cyber crime is soaring past one
and courageous stories have been trillion dollars a year and America’s
woven together into Quake Heroes, continued global economic and
a documentary film that will inspire military preeminence is being
and prompt viewers to get prepared placed at risk as never before.
and be ready to help their neighbors What can be done to protect our
in the absence of professional assets—and our way of life— from
first responders. Produced by the these rapidly growing threats?
Southern California Earthquake Join popular national speaker,
Center (SCEC), the film combines technology authority and author of
reenactments, archival footage, and the cyber thriller Aftershock: a Novel,
3D graphics, as well as overviews James McFarlin for an engaging
of the Seven Steps to Earthquake discussion on America’s way forward
Safety, earthquake science and in this increasingly dangerous digital
structural engineering. era in which we live.

Following the screening, there will

be a discussion with

Mark Benthien,

the film’s executive

producer and

SCEC’s Director

for Communication,

Education and Outreach.

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Sunnylands Series at the Library
Thursday, February 1, 2 – 3 p.m.

Carved Narrative:
Los Hermanos Chávez Morado

In 2015, Anne Rowe, the director of collections and exhibitions at Sunnylands,
traveled to Mexico to learn more about artist brothers José and Tomás
Chávez Morado. They created the world-famous fountain, El Paraguas, at the
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Soon after its installation,
Walter and Leonore Annenberg visited the museum and commissioned a 20-
foot, half-scale version of the fountain for the entry court of their winter home.
The Sunnylands fountain was completed and installed in 1968.
The result of Anne’s research is an exhibition she curated that is currently on
view at Sunnylands through May 2018. It features artworks by these famous
brothers that have never been seen before outside their homeland. During this
afternoon’s lecture, Anne will present the story of the fountain and will interpret
the fascinating symbols seen in the exhibition’s artworks.

Jeremy Bernard
Tuesday, February 6, 2 – 3 p.m.
Treating People Well

Jeremy Bernard served as White House Social Secretary
for 4 years during the Obama administration. He is co-author
of a new book with Lea Berman entitled Treating People
Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life.

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Jerry London The Sixth Desert
Writers Expo
Wednesday, March 14, 7 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 3 – 6 p.m.
Tales from the Other Side
The Expo is staged in conjunction
If you’ve ever wondered what with the Palm Springs Writers
happens on a movie set after Guild and is a venue for published
the director calls “Cut!” award- Coachella Valley authors to
winning writer/director/producer showcase and sell their books.
Jerry London is here to tell you. Over 40 authors of various
London has worked with many of genres including fiction, non-
the top stars in Hollywood — from fiction, cooking, memoirs, travel,
Lucille Ball, Glenn Ford and Rock business, and how-to books
Hudson, to Mary Tyler Moore, Burt will be represented. It is also an
Reynolds, Liza Minnelli and more. opportunity for Library members
and guests to network and keep
This seasoned Hollywood insider up-to-date with writers that reside
has written a book entitled Tales in the Valley.
from the Other Side. Filled with
revealing, behind-the-scenes To find out more about the Palm
stories of competing egos, exotic Springs Writers Guild, please
locations, big money productions visit:
and Hollywood folklore, it offers an
insight only a rare few ever get to
experience. This evening, London
will share some of the antics he
has watched occur on movie sets
when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Books will be available for signing following
this lecture.

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Robert S. Bader Professor William Gudelunas
The Age of Jackson
Friday, January 12, 7 – 8 p.m. American history professor Dr.
William Gudelunas returns to the
Legendary Bing Crosby Library to present a 3-part lecture
series on the “Age of Jackson.” At the
Our fascination with Bing Crosby age of 61, Andrew Jackson became
and other celebrities who lived the seventh President of the United
and played in the desert never States. He was in office from 1829 to
ends. An architect of 20th century 1837. During the lectures Gudelunas
entertainment, Crosby was a pioneer will cover Jackson’s military career,
in the world of movies, radio, and presidency, personal scandals and
television as well as a proponent the legacy that endures. He will
of the wonders of technology. He conclude with his perspective on
owned homes and property in the comparison between presidents
Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump.
Palm Desert. In his later years,
Crosby spent time on Coachella Tuesday, January 16, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Valley golf courses, playing with The Rise of Andrew Jackson
Phil Harris, Bob Hope and Leonard
Firestone. Robert S. Bader will Thursday, January 18, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
supplement his presentation with The Presidency of Andrew Jackson
film and slides.
Friday, January 19, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Robert S. Bader is the Vice President The Political Legacy of Andrew
of Bing Crosby Enterprises, HLC Jackson
Properties, LTD. Bader is the
curator of the Bing Crosby Archive Dr. Gudelunas’ annual visit and lectures are
and recently produced the public made possible by a generous gift from Roberta
broadcasting special, The Legendary Peters Jones.
Bing Crosby. He is also the author of
Four of the Three Musketeers: The
Marx Brothers on Stage.

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Alan P. Schultz Susan Stein

Monday, February 5, 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2 – 3 p.m.

Miles Davis: The Man and His Advanced Style
Influence on Jazz
Palm Springs Life Fashion
Please join us for a presentation by Editor Susan Stein welcomes
jazz broadcaster Alan P. Schultz documentary filmmaker, author
celebrating acclaimed American and blogger Ari Seth Cohen
jazz trumpeter, bandleader and whose Advanced Style film, book
composer Miles Davis, who is long and photo blog feature stylish older
considered a major force in the women — and some men — who
jazz world. This presentation will have caught and continue to catch
explore the eight-time Grammy Cohen’s eye on the streets of New
award winner’s legacy. During his York and around the world. In what
close to 50-year career, Davis was is sure to be a lively conversation,
at the helm of a changing concept Cohen will elaborate on the zest
of jazz and had a profound and for life that his subjects exude and
lasting influence on the genre. their bold resistance to invisibility.

Jazz aficionado Alan P. Schultz’s Over thirty years of experience in
career in radio broadcasting the fashion and retail industries
includes stations in San have led Susan Stein to gain
Bernardino, Hollywood, Los invaluable insider knowledge
Angeles, San Francisco, Carmel, and cachet within these fields.
and currently KAJI-FM in Palm In addition to her editorial duties,
Desert. He is proud to serve on the she is the Creative Producer and
prestigious American Jazz Institute Director of Fashion Week El Paseo.
Advisory Board (Palm Desert).
Books will be available for signing following
this lecture.

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James W. Cornett Modernism Week Presents:
Melissa Riche
Thursday, February 15, 2 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where Have All the Joshua
Trees Gone? If You Build It, They Will Come

The icon of the California deserts, During this presentation, local writer,
the Joshua tree, is gradually researcher and historian Melissa Riche
disappearing from Joshua Tree will reveal how the 1950s creation of
National Park. At the same time trees Thunderbird and Tamarisk Country
are flourishing in Death Valley and Clubs transformed barren desert into
expanding their range northward an oasis of influence, intrigue, and
into central Nevada. Why? What role important architecture that became
does a warming climate play? During Rancho Mirage. The clubs attracted
this afternoon’s lecture, James W. celebrities like Frank Sinatra, the Marx
Cornett will also examine the tree’s Brothers, Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball and
mass blooming phenomenon. Will Desi Arnaz who bought homes, played
this be a year when Joshua trees golf, and partied with oil barons, titans
bloom simultaneously or will no trees of industry and U.S. presidents such as
bloom? Find out as this ecologist Eisenhower, Nixon, and Gerald Ford.
and author explores the results of These influencers left an architectural
30 years of monitoring Joshua tree legacy of beautiful houses and resort-
populations and the release of his style communities designed by major
new book The Joshua Tree. modernist architects including William F.
Cody, Donald Wexler, Richard Harrison,
Books will be available for signing following William Krisel, E. Stewart Williams, A.
this lecture. Quincy Jones, and William Pereira.

Melissa Riche is the force behind the
mid-century architecture preservation
group called “Preservation Mirage.” Her
book Mod Mirage will be published in
fall 2018.

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Hal Wingo Professor Kurt Leuschner

Thursday, March 8, 2 – 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2 – 3 p.m.

Inside Stories from America’s Important Birds of Ancient Lake
Two Most Successful Cahuilla and the Salton Sea
Magazines—LIFE and PEOPLE
Before the Salton Sea, there was
During a 33-year career with Time Ancient Lake Cahuilla. Hundreds
Incorporated, and as a journalist of years ago this giant freshwater
and editor at LIFE and PEOPLE lake filled the entire Salton Sink
Weekly magazines, Hal Wingo and most of the Coachella Valley.
encountered some of the world’s Birds and people depended on this
best-known personalities, ranging body of water. College of the Desert
from Charles Lindbergh to Lyndon Professor of Natural Resources
Johnson to a wide range of film and Kurt Leuschner will discuss the
television actors. His recollection special birds associated with the
of those people, from the silly to ancient lake as well as provide an
the inspirational, is a fascinating update on the current situation at
journey through the lives of those the Salton Sea and the “10-year
who have shaped our world. plan” to keep it going.

Play Ball IV 13
Thursday, March 22, 12 – 2 p.m.
In our fourth annual celebration of the national pastime,
we begin with everybody’s ballpark favorite: free hot
dogs delivered by a dazzling food truck. No ticket
scalping needed—300 seats, the opening pitch by Mayor
Charles Townsend, and no ticket required! The show
will celebrate baseball in film, in song, in its wackiest
moments, and with ample evidence of the soul of the
sport. Produced by Pete Donovan (The Desert Sun),
featuring Bill Marx, Frank Furino and Don Reiss.

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Jason Bruecks Presents: Stacy Davies Presents:
A Foreign Language Film Series Classic Character Actresses

Film historian Jason Bruecks Join arts and culture journalist Stacy
continues his screening of films Davies as she explores the whimsical
that have won the Academy Award and dramatic worlds of some of
for Best Foreign Language Film, a Hollywood’s top supporting players
category established in 1957. from the Classic age of film. You may
not know all of their names, but you’ll
Black and White in Color (1976) certainly recall the faces of these
Monday, February 12, 2 – 3:30 p.m. women, whose characterizations
not only made them icons of film
In this black comedy, French colonists history, but beloved members of
in Africa find themselves at war with our own cinematic families. Each
their German neighbors and promptly film screening features a character
conscript the local native population actress in a rare lead role.
to assist in the battle. (French with
English subtitles.) Imitation of Life (1934)
Monday, March 12, 2 – 4 p.m.
Madame Rosa (1977)
Monday, February 26, 2 – 4 p.m. Louise Beavers and Claudette
Colbert star in this melodrama.
An elderly Jewish woman who is an
Auschwitz survivor and retired “lady Passport to Destiny (1944)
of the night” cares for a number of Monday, March 19, 2 – 4 p.m.
children, including an orphaned Arab
boy. (French with English subtitles.) Elsa Lanchester takes on Nazis and
Hitler in this comedy/adventure.
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Monday, March 5, 2 – 4 p.m. Murder, She Said (1961)
A worried husband finds a lover for Monday, March 26, 2 – 4 p.m.
his depressed wife, but she falls in Dame Margaret Rutherford elicits
love with a bullied thirteen-year-old laughs in this humorous mystery.
math prodigy and wants to have
the boy’s baby. (French with English

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The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation Presents: 15
The Best Movies from Books, As Selected by Peter Bart

As a gift to the community, the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation
has created a free series, The Best Movies from Books. Movies are
selected by Peter Bart, American journalist and film producer. During
his eighteen years as a top studio executive Bart acquired the rights to
such best sellers as The Godfather, Rosemary’s Baby and Love Story for
Paramount. Now he shares his favorites with us.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Thursday, February 8, 2 – 5 p.m.
The Manchurian Candidate is an American black and
white Cold War suspense thriller based on Richard
Condon’s 1959-novel of the same name. The plot
stems from the brainwashing of the son of a prominent
political family who becomes an unwitting assassin in
an international communist conspiracy. Released in
the United States on October 24, 1962 at the height of
U.S.-Soviet hostility during the Cuban Missile Crisis, it
was nominated for two Academy Awards.

Harold & Maude (1971)
Thursday, March 15, 2 – 4 p.m.
Cult classic Harold and Maude is based on a
screenplay that Colin Higgins wrote as his master’s
thesis while he was a student at UCLA. After the film
came out, the script was turned into a novel and later
a play. The black comedy revolves around the exploits
of a disillusioned young man intrigued with death and
his relationship with a lively septuagenarian whom
he meets at a funeral. Nominated for two Golden
Globes, it is ranked number 45 on the American Film
Institute’s list of the 100 Funniest Movies of all Time.

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Palm Springs Opera Guild Ji Soo Seo, Pianist
Wednesday, January 31, 7 – 8 p.m.
South Korean pianist Ji Soo Seo
Wednesday, January 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m. has been praised for her superbly
poetic and powerful playing
The Palm Springs Opera Guild throughout the United States,
returns with an exciting performance Europe and Korea. Her numerous
featuring four operatic artists, a competition honors include a prize
piano accompanist and a multimedia at the Seattle International Piano
presentation of an amazing Competition and placing as one of
operatic repertoire. Music director six semi-finalists in the 2009 Virginia
Mona Lands will be programming Waring Piano Competition. She has
selections from the operatic “Hit performed at the Weil Recital Hall
Parade” so there will literally be at Carnegie Hall and taken top prize
something for everyone. in the International Piano Academy
Competition in Scotland. Her concert
Now celebrating its 50th year of this evening will feature works from
bringing operatic entertainment an array of composers including
to the Coachella Valley, the Palm Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn,
Springs Opera Guild has graced Szymanowski and Kapustin.
the Rancho Mirage Library &
Observatory stage on many Dr. Seo earned her Master of
occasions. The Guild never fails to Music and Doctoral Degrees from
delight long-time opera fans and the Eastman School of Music in
those aspiring to learn more about Rochester, New York under the
the genre. tutelage of Professor Barry Snyder.

This concert is made possible by a generous gift
from the Bartush Family Foundation.

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Bobby Jo Valentine, Singer & Robert Thies, Pianist
Wednesday, March 7, 7 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7, 7 – 8 p.m.
A pianist of “unerring, warm-toned
Folk, soul-pop, poetic rock... singer/ refinement, revealing judicious
songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine’s glimmers of power.” (The Los
music exists outside the lines of Angeles Times)
any genre. The music’s thoughtful
lyrics and catchy melodies reach We are honored to present Robert
listeners on all paths of life, and Thies, an artist renowned for
the authentic, universal, uncanny his consummate musicianship
nature of his songs have won him and poetic temperament. He first
Songwriter of the Year at West captured worldwide attention in
Coast Songwriter’s Association 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at
twice – in 2011 and 2015. Valentine the Second International Prokofiev
seeks to write music that means Competition in St. Petersburg,
something good, and speaks to Russia. With this victory, Thies
the beautiful, sacred, terrifying, became the only American pianist
mesmerizing world in which we to win first prize in a Russian piano
live. On this occasion, he will be competition since Van Cliburn’s
sharing a collection of songs and famed triumph in Moscow in 1958.
stories from his brand-new album
Maybe Stars. Thies enjoys a diverse career as
an orchestral soloist, recitalist,
This concert is made possible by a generous gift chamber musician, and recording
from the Bartush Family Foundation. artist. He has already performed 40
different concerti with orchestras all
over the world, including Russia’s
Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, New
Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia,
and the Mexico City Philharmonic.

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City of Rancho Mirage Cultural International Classical Concerts
Commission Presents: of the Desert
Lenore Raphael, Jazz Piano Series Tickets $125
with Jack Wood, Vocalist Single Tickets $30
For tickets and/or information,
An Evening of Cole Porter phone (760) 416-5355

Wednesday, January 10, 7 – 8 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
Calder Quartet
Join internationally renowned One of the best quartets in the world
jazz pianist and Steinway artist
Lenore Raphael as she pays Saturday, February 10, 3 – 5 p.m.
tribute to composer and songwriter Trio Con Brio, Piano Trio
Cole Porter. With multiple years A favorite returns
of experience, Raphael has
played all styles of jazz in many Saturday, February 24, 3 – 5 p.m.
different settings and enjoys the Paul Huang, Violinist
“on-the-spot” give and take plus Brilliant up-and-coming star
shared experience that good jazz
performance is all about. She has Saturday, March 17, 3 – 5 p.m.
recently returned from touring Zuill Bailey, Cellist
in England, Israel and Europe. Returning by popular demand
Accomplished vocalist Jack Wood
will join Raphael for what is sure to
be a magical evening!

Saturday, March 31, 3 – 5 p.m.
Jon Nakamatsu, Pianist
Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medal

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The Library presents four age-specific First Wednesday of each month.
storytimes each week. NO January Family Night.

Tiny Tot Tales – ages 1 to 3 Chinese New Year!
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. February 7, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the Year of the Dog at
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. the library. There will be crafts, stories
and snacks!
Lively songs, fingerplays, action
rhymes, flannel board stories, and 2O18Held in the Children’s Room.
books, followed by a coloring activity, 狗
delight the young ones ages one to
three. Younger siblings are welcome. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
This 25-minute storytime begins March 7, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
promptly at 10 a.m. Since space One fish, two fish, be at the library
is limited to the first 25 people, we 5:30-ish… for a fun, craft-related
suggest families arrive early. evening celebrating everyone’s favorite
author—Dr. Seuss!

Held in the Children’s Room.

Preschool Stories DESIGN IT • MAKE IT
and Me – ages 3 to 5
January 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. The SCRAP Gallery will be here to
lead everyone in a creative project!
Engaging stories, songs, and active
rhymes captivate the imagination of February 17, 2 to 4 p.m.
children ages three to five. Coloring Come use our new Crafty Pens
sheets and simple crafts round out where you can 3D print anything
the themed storytime experience. This you can draw. With these pens, your
30-minute storytime begins promptly imagination is endless. Limited supply
at 10 a.m. Since space is limited to the of pens so you will have to share!
first 25 people, we suggest families
arrive early. March 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
Magic fizzing paints – fizz, boom art!
Each session is held in the Children’s Room. Using baking soda & vinegar popsicles
come make a bubbling piece of art!
Each session begins promptly on designated
days. We suggest that participants arrive early
so that all can benefit from the total experience
and minimize disruptions.



Second Monday of each month, for Popcorn will be served on some days.
ages 9-12. Snacks will be provided.
Held in the Community Room.
by Andrew Clements Despicable Me 3
January 8, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. March 26, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Captain Underpants
Hear the Wolves March 27, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
by Victoria Scott The LEGO Ninjago Movie
February 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. March 28, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cars 3
A Dragon’s Guide to the Care March 29, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and Feeding Humans Coco
by Joanne Ryder and Laurence Yep March 30, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
March 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This program takes place Wednesdays
Fourth Wednesday of every month. from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the ages of
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 12 to 17. Registration is required for
each session. Supplies are limited.
Held in the Children’s Room.
Held in the Storytime Room.
Build with us! Each month there’ll be a
suggested theme. It’s up to you whether Scratch Off CD Art
your creation reflects that theme or your Wednesday, February 21, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
own creative expression. Work alone Come paint a recycled CD any color
or in a group. You’ll have 45 minutes and afterwards scratch away a design
for building, 5 minutes to clean up and of your choosing.
10 minutes to show off your work. We’ll
display the creations until next month. For Splatter Paint
kids ages five and up; five to eight year Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
olds must be accompanied by an adult. Create a stencil of your choosing
and make a splatter paint image of
January 31 – Video Games your designs!
February 28 – Favorite Animal
March 28 – Seasons

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Luminous Oil Paintings of the Western Landscape
Extended through March
Mandy Main creates luminous oil paintings of the Western landscape, informed
by nature and capturing a personal sense of place. Main focuses on panoramic
vistas and receding perspectives with a sense of depth and movement and
pushes these elements to draw the viewer into the painting. The fleeting nature
of light and clouds become dramatic subjects in her work. Main is an art historian
with a passion for 19th century American landscapes, especially the Luminists,
whose works remain an undying source of inspiration. The work is dreamy and
atmospheric, a view into traditional art history with a modern sensibility.
Main’s award-winning work has been exhibited in juried shows across the U.S.
She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA in Arts Management
from UCLA.
Visit her website at

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Sculpture, paintings, and his current project: THE WE
January – March 2018

Gary Kott’s art is full of color, good humor, and a visual enthusiasm that is
infectious. Is it folk art? The sculptures seem to be but his paintings are precise
and perfect. His artistic endeavors are a natural progression of a career spent
engaging in creative pursuits that have spanned the worlds of advertising,
television and theater.

As Vice President/Creative Director of Ogilvy
& Mather and as a copywriter at Young &
Rubicam, Kott wrote and produced national
television commercials and print ads. He was a
television writer and supervising producer of The
Cosby Show during a five consecutive year run
that boasted number-one ratings. He has written
many pilots, screenplays, and other television
shows including Fame, Remington Steele,
Hotel, and The White Shadow. Recognition
has come in the form of many awards including a Peabody, Writers Guild of
America Award, NAACP Image Award, two Humanitas Prize nominations and
one Emmy Award nomination. He is also a playwright whose plays have been
performed at the Actors Studio and the Grove Street Playhouse in New York
and the Santa Monica Playhouse in Los Angeles.

For more information, visit

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Founder The Family of Walter & Barbara Palm
$100,000 and above Elizabeth Demyanek Dr. S. Jerome & Judith D.

The Annenberg Foundation The Brian & Patricia A. Tamkin
The Auen Foundation Herman Fund T.A. & Joani Toussoun
The Coeta & Donald Nancy B. Watson
Jim & Jackie Lee Houston
Barker Foundation City of Indian Wells Sponsor
Janet C. & Charles E. Carol & Larry Jones $5,000-$9,999
Roberta Peters Jones
Barker Edeltraud & Patrick Anderson Children’s
H.N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation
Foundation Don McIntosh Barbara & Roderick Barr
Sally Contant DeeAnn & Larry Nichols Stanley Baumblatt
Friends of the Rancho Rotary Club of Rancho Mary Ellen & Cooper

Mirage Public Library Mirage Blanton
J.W. & Ida M. Jameson Anita B. & Howard S. Borax Family Charitable

Foundation Richmond Foundation Fund
Fred & Mary Leydorf Iris & Thom Smotrich David Bryant
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald D. Ladda Toelkes Dr. & Mrs. Sonia Campbell
Jean Carrus
Marsee Partner Valerie & Kyle Coltman
The City of Rancho Mirage $10,000-$24,999 Nancy & Thomas
Helen Reinsch
Reinsch Family Memorial Anonymous Cunningham
Gigi & Joe Roberson Janet & Jerry Banks Diane Fox
Dorothy Lyons Berns Karlene & Richard Garber
Benefactor Linda Bray Kay Hanson
$50,000-$99,999 William F. Coan Dr. Bettie A. Henry honors
The Deutsch Foundation
Agua Caliente Band of Jarka & Martin Dolemo David Alan Henry
Cahuilla Indians Elyse & David Fleming Linda & Edward Kazazian
President & Mrs. Gerald Louise Kermode
Castle Foundation Inc. Paula & Vern Kozlen
Dr. Maurice & Laine R. Ford M. & L. Leibowitz
Elaine Frank
Falstein Carol & Larry Jones Charitable Trust
Dr. Charles M. Monell & James Kelley & Joseph Suzanne & Jason Matthews
Fay McClung
Dr. Gerald E. Benston Lund Juanita & Cliff McCormick
Jeanne & Charles Parrish Richard Kite Kevin McGuire
Arthur Strickman Mr. & Mrs. G. Teryl Koch Robin Monsky
Mr. Sidney Laub Lyn Chernis & Dr. Bob
Visionary Martin, Kayla, Noah, Bella
$25,000-$49,999 Morris
& Alexandra Lax Patty & Arthur Newman
Katherine J. Andrews Arlette & Don Lea Paul Newman
Foundation George Lee & Scott Doris & Robert O’Neill
Claudette Pais
Joseph A. Bartush Roberts Dorothy Begg Parker
Bartush Family Foundation Michael G. McCafferty Mary Patrick
Donald & Peggy Cravens Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Morgan
Roy E. Crummer


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Library Donors 1995-Present

Rancho Mirage Country The Champions Volunteer Literary Society of the
Club Foundation Desert

Mary & Charles Rich Jo & Tom Chapman for Tom Lutgen
Diane S. Robertson Great Books Sharon W. Lynch
Gerald Macenas
Charitable Foundation Charity Challenge, Inc. JoAnn & Fred Mackenbach
Ann & Don Rogers Lee Comisar Margaret McPharlin
Susan & Robert Rossi Susan Cook Lucy & Ron Meepos
Richard Sara Luis Cordero Ruth & Arnold Meltsner
Virginia & Richard Saville David & Sue Cummings Cheryl & Jim Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Smale Janet Daggatt Gordon Moller & Charles
The Stack Foundation Wilbur Daniel
Joanne & Dominick Carol & Raleigh DeBow Townsend
Catherine Devine Norma Monty
Summa Jr. Salli Dick In Memory of Kitty Moore
Three Sisters Foundation Norman Edwards Cindy & Morris Muscatel
Vanguard Charitable Ted FioRito Jr. Benard Myerson
Barbara & Robert Fremont Lori & Dick Nelson
Foundation Andrea Best & Calvin Fox Roland Nobis
Robert Walker & Ernest Carolyn & Robert Northern Trust Bank
Richard & Carolyn O’Linn
Phinney Goldberg Palm Springs Writers Guild
Weinstein Family Dorothy Goldstein Joyce Palmer
Arline Greenblatt Lou & Faye Phillips
Foundation Marcy & Ron Gregory Dr. & Mrs. Michael Platt
Wells Fargo Shirley & Earl Greif George Plavec
Ruth White Paul Hagle S. L. Protess
Dr. Jane & Dr. Morton Boyd Haigler Rancho Mirage Woman’s
Joseph Harris
Woolley Vicki & Dana Hobart Club
Eilean Wuhl Paulette & Bernard Penny & Bart Rivin
Ann & Don Rogers
Associate Horwich Buddy Rogers
$2,000-$4,999 Larry Hudack Elaine & Leonard
Marie Jackson
Kaye & L.E. Alford Michael Craft Johnson Rosenbaum
Bernice & Paul Alloy Tom Johnson Marcia Rutledge
Edward Anixter Dr. & Mrs. W. David Jones Jean Scripps
Isabel & Lawrence Barnett J.P. Morgan Dr. Pravin & Katherine
Ms. Olga Jane Battisti Beatrice & Victor Kane
June Beeler Tom & Claire Kane Shah
Kay Bell Susan King Nan Aune Shipp
Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Gerry & Martin Koffman Hortense Singer
Robert Borns Ellie Lavin Ruth & Al Siteman
Ken Bourgidnon Ralph W. Leatherby Mary Small
Lyndsy Bowcott Irving & Dorothy Levy Edna Spaulding
Beth & George Briggs Lorna Lewis Grace Helen Spearman
Grady Bruce
Lois Buell Charitable Foundation
In Loving Memory of Karl The Springs Community

M. Buretz. MD. Association
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Byrd

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Harold Staw Helene Galen David & Colleen Pascale
Marc & Shari Stewart Harry Gill Priscilla Pete
V. Ferris Todd Mim Gottschalk George & Norma Purvis
Union Bank of California Gary & Maria Greenwald Ralph M. Parsons
Willis Urick, Jr. Downey Grosenbaugh
Pat & Milton Vaughn Earle Hagen Foundation
Joseph & Dee Wambaugh Dan & Joan Hauserman Robert & Marion
Frank R. Warren Elaine Henderson
Washington Mutual Bank Barbara Hochberg Rosenthal
Wechsler Foundation Pat & Gordon Hubbard Editha Rowell
Ted & Jenny Weill Paul & Ardis Huizenga Diane Rubin
In Memory of my husband Ed Hutten Diane & Fred Sagan
Michael & Patricia Kremin Rhonda & Peter Samuels
Martin, Jeanne Weiss William Kroonen Nancy & Marty
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Whitney Dorothy Kulvin
Cynthia & James Williams Ladies Golf Assoc. of the Schechtman
Joy & Wells Wohlwend Deidra N. Schumann
Springs Shapiro Family Foundation
Scholars Sonia & Seymour Sheldon Revocable Trust
$1,000 – $1,999 Mitchell Simon
Levinthal Claire Smith
Marjorie & Richard Ameny Jason & Marjory Lewis David & Lynn Smith
Anderson Travel Wendy Portman Lewis Peter Solomon
Robert Armstrong The Harold A. Linstone The Springs Book
Beth Arterberry
Polly Ball Trust Discussion Group
Brian Baxenden Pat & Joe Manhart Lester & Joan Strouse
Babette “Babs” Bay Dede & Harold Marchick Roberta Susskind
Chuck & Cynthia Bowling Natalie Marcus Israel Tapick
Arla Brown Eileen Mason Cornell & Betty Teoman
Gail & Alfred Bryman Michael & Ogniana Masser Nancy Thompsen
Ivan Budd Ken Maxwell & Dick Carol Thorburn
Elizabeth Campbell George & Carol Tielsch
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Childs Redman Lowell Trask
Clifton Cole & Scott Smith Lou Mello Alton & Julie Tybout
Karen Comeau Patrice Merritt Van Patten Estate
Robert & Cynthia Cramer Frida & Jack Milowsky Craig Vickers
Donald & Nancy Delaski Murrey Morrow & Judith Jean Viereck
Joseph & Ann DeLuca Lonna A. Wais
E. R. Dumke Widmer Virginia Waring
Carolyn Ehrler Moss & Company Eric & Evelene Wechsler
Phillip & Ruth Elwell Sandy Mossbrook Roger & Brenda Weinstock
Florence Finer Marcia & Irwin Narter John & Judy Wempe
Beth Fromm & Ronald Virginia & Graydon William J. Wink
Carol Wright
Sharrow Nichols Oscar Wright, Jr.
Vera & Melvin Gabel Daniel O’Brien John & Bette Yee
Russell & Suzanne Orkin Helen Zimmerman
James Osborne
Bob Packwood
Ray & Pat Paige

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Donors of $100 or Greater Cheryl Bester Cliff & Ginger Thiede
12/1/16 to 11/30/17 Bill & Joanne Chunowitz Melissa & Ray Cliff
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Birnberg Charles Cohen
Sally & Duke Ackerman Dorothea Bisbas Barbara & Sheldon Cohn
Paula & Mike Adams Jean Blake Clifton Cole
Allen & Carol Plone Charlotte S. Blank Stan & Carole Cole
Alpha Delta Kappa Chester & Sandra Bloome Desiree Collings
Kathleen A. Anamosa Paul Blum Richard Columbus
Dana Anders Borax Family Charitable Karen Comeau
Anderson Children’s Gary G. Conover
Fund Robert Cook
Foundation Thomas & Shirley Susan Cook
Edward Anixter Phyllis & Alan Cooper
Anonymous Bowman Luis Cordero
Martin Appel Joy Brabec Judy Corren & Terence
Judy & Robert Appelbaum Richard & Phyllis
Robert Armstrong Kelly
Beth Arterberry Braverman Donna Craig
Susan & Michael Atkinson Irma Brodie Nancy Crandall
Murray Atnikov William & Jean Marie John & Nicole Criste
Auen Foundation Joanne Crouch
Kenneth Ayers Brough David & Sue Cummings
Gerald Backeland Bruce & Rebecca Kelleran Janet & Gordon
Charles & Shelia Bailin Grady Bruce
Joan Ball John Bruk Cunningham
Polly Ball David Bryant Nancy & Thomas
Janet & Jerry Banks Martin Buchwald
John Richard Banoczi Rosemarie & Dean Cunningham
Keith & Barbara Baron Anthony F. Daddino
Barbara & Roderick Barr Buntrock Lo Ouita Daniel
Barbara Wall Barrett & Nancy Burke Donna Jean Darby
Bill & Lynn Buskirk Perry Datwyler & John
Charles Barrett Robert & Mary Butler
Stuart & Patricia Barton Randal Bynder Jacobs
Bartush Family Foundation Virginia & Richard Byrd Mary Ellen Denman
Olga Jane Battisti William Callender Joyce Dennis
Craig & Gayl Baum Elizabeth Campbell Catherine Devine
Babette “Babs” Bay Joseph Cantrell Cecilia M. Dialynas
Gail & Steve Bayard Christina J. Capetz Dr. Harold Diamond
Mary Becker Wayne & Linda Carlson Marge Dodge
Jane Beggs Susan Rhea Carney Kaycie Dolezal
Dick Bell Carolyn & Paul Blum Joan & Hillary Don
Lilo Bendixen Thomas Carr Martha Drayton
Nancy Benson Jean Carrus Jacqueline Drucker
Naomi Berger Castle Foundation Inc. Judy Duffy
Mary & Tom Bernstein Nate & Karen Cheney Allen & Marilyn Eager
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Childs Bob & Norma Ebright
William Chodirker Carolyn Ehrler
Jean C.King
Lewis & Judy Clark

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Thomas & Barbara Diane Glatz Maxine Hirsch
Emerick Nina Glazer Leslie & Joel Hirschberg
Carol & Ed Gleckman- Lee Hixon
Sean Ryan Everett William Hoadley
Stephen & Rosanne Ezer Oliver Hoffman Charitable
Arlene & Mel Fages Morton Godlas
Jo Hannah Falk Barbara & Steve Gold Foundation
Jeffrey & Suzanne Feder Carol & Phil Goldsmith Kathy Horneck
Barbara Feldman Kris Gonzales Bernard & Paulette
Patricia Ferguson Deborah & Alan Goore
George & Dorie Ferrone Joyce Gordon Horwich
Richard & Hazel Fields Barry & Sarah Gowen Frances Horwich
L. Michael & Denise Finch Gary & Carol Granger Anita B. & Howard S.
Florence Finer The Granovsky Family
Ronald Finfrock & George Richmond Foundation
Foundation Paul & Darlene Howard
Williams William Graven Barbara Hughey
Ted FioRito Jr. Ruth & Darwin Green Paul & Ardis Huizenga
Ann Fishman Cathy & Bill Griffin Marge Humphreys
Robert & Janice Flamer Elizabeth & Charles Guber Mary Lou Huntzinger
Glory & Larry Fleisher Dr. & Mrs. Morton Gubin Ian & Nancy Davidson
Elyse Fleming Mary Gullikson Beverly Irom
Laura Foster Gale L. Hackshaw Mr. & Mrs. Michael
Larry Fox and Gail Baum Donald & LaRue Hadley
Joan Foxx Lola C. Hagadone Isserman
Sallie L. Fraser Isaiah Hagerman Marie Jackson
Dennis & Barbara Freeman Dorys America Deborah & Arthur
Jerry & Sheila Freeman
Richard & Mary Freeman Halftermeyer Jacobson
The Fremont Foundation Carole Ann Haller Herbert & Loreen Jacobson
Merilee Frets Marcella Halter Ida M. & J.W. Jameson
Marilyn Friedman Kay Hanson
Richard & Carol Frindt Steve Hanson Foundation
Beth Fromm & Ronald Bill Harmon & Karen Dinah Jenkins
Barton & Judie Johnson
Sharrow Endow Dr. & Mrs. W. David Jones
Melvin & Vera Gabel John R Heckenlively Larson Jones Family Trust
Barry Gaines Don Hedgepath Gail Jones
The Gall Family Fund Renee Heller Steve & Barbara Jones
Jane Gappelberg Elaine Henderson JustGive
Christine & Michael Julie Henthorn & Bob David Kabler
Mimi Kamenar
Gennet Schneider Michael Jay Kamper, MD
George & Lois Fine Diana Herkimer Ruth Kaplan
Karen Gibbs The Brian & Patricia Bernadette Kathawa
Cora & Ted Ginsberg Andrew Katnik
Janice A Girouard A. Herman Fund at Susan Katzen
Kenneth & Marilyn Community Foundation Robert & Roberta Kay
Santa Cruz County Georgeanna Keller
Glassman Helen Herman & Jack Alan Kemble & Sally
Leslie & Carol Hill

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Louise Kermode Connie & Bob Lurie Frances P. Muir
Roger King Rella Lutzky James Munro
Richard Kite Janice Lyle Linda Murphy
Marion Kluger Elsie Lynn & Frances Michael Napoli
Alicia & Ken Knox Marcia & Irwin Narter
Karen L. Koon Palmer Deanna F. Neal
Gloria Korngold & Richard Barbara MacCready Bernadine Neisen
Carol Mahoney Alan & Carole Nelson
Speer Susan Mammel Charles & Nancy Nevil
Gordon & Eve Kramer Pat & Joe Manhart DeeAnn & Larry Nichols
Michael & Patricia Kremin Irene Manning Richard Nicholson
Rita & Edward Kroll Laura Lee Lou Marcarian Tilmann & Ann
Sue Kubly Harold & Dede Marchick
Rosanne Kumins Fred & Susan Mardell Noeggerath
The Labow Family Trust Barbara Marks Joyce Kornbluh & Steven
Joseph & Myrna Laguess Ralph & Charlotte Martin
Elfred & Mary Lampe Robert B. & Suzanne J. Novinson
Dr. B. Ross Landess Joseph & Donna Nunziato
Richard & Daryl Laner Martin Daniel O’Brien
Mary & Robert Larsen Michael & Ogniana Masser Ioan Ochsner
Arlette Lea Ken Maxwell & Dick Veda & Jordan Ofseyer
Jeanne & Tony Lehman Richard & Carolyn O’Linn
C.E. & Jean Leimback Redman Oliver Olsen
Caprice Leinonen Fay McClung Betty Olson
Ron & Karen Lempert Deanne J. McCorkle Marion Oppenheimer
Stephan Leonoudakis Eloise McCuskey Russell & Suzanne Orkin
Elliott & Rosanne Levin Kathryn McDermott Douglas & Marilyn
Sonia & Seymour Alona McFarland
Sharyn Udell McKee Ostman
Levinthal Linda & John McNamara Richard & Eleanor Oths
Nancy Levy Matt Mealey Sandie Ovesen & Michael
Annette & Dwayne Lewis Charles Medalie
Jason & Marjory Lewis James & Evangeline Meek Cohen
Merle Lewis Ruth Meltsner Bob Packwood
Fred Leydorf Patrice & Grady Merritt Barbara N. & Robert S.
Stuart Licht Bob & Frances Miller
Pat Liedtke Dr. Charles M. Monell Paget
Ann Lindberg Robin Monsky Ray & Pat Paige
Edward E. Linse Jerome Morgan Claudette R. Pais
The Harold A. Linstone Lynn Moriarty & Donald Joyce Palmer
Pamela Pandza
Trust Hutton Bernadette Paradis
Literary Society of the Lyn Chernis & Dr. Bob Bud & Sharon Parker
Joan Parmelee
Desert Morris David & Colleen Pascale
Jim & Ann Loeb Larry & Bobbie Morris Vicki Pass
Joan & Paul Lombardi Susan & Dale Morrison Jeanne Pauls
William & Kelly Murrey Morrow & Judith Mr. & Mrs. Martin

Longfellow Widmer Pearlman
Sandy Mossbrook Robert & Luana Pearson

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Jean Penn Virginia Sandefur Carol & Jerry Stein
Lou & Faye Phillips The Herman & Faye Marcia & Rick Stein
William & Deborah Marc & Shari Stewart
Sarkowsky Charitable Sam & Victoria Stickles
Pitruzzelli Foundation Betty Stirratt
Barbara Platt Virginia & Richard Saville Gail & Howard Stone
Mary & Bruce Pons Cressey & George Sayre Lester & Joan Strouse
Pauline Prickett William & Doris Scanlin Dick & Patti Stumbaugh
Owen Proctor Carol Scanny Donald & Maureen
Robert & Peggy Propper Dulcie & Walter
Allen & Margaret Pusch Schackman Sullivan
Neil & Lisa Quateman Phyllis & Gary Schahet Joanne & Dominick
Ruth & Kathy Raheb- Mary Davey Schambach
Robin Westin Schmit Summa Jr.
Sorensen Family Renee & Herbert Schneider Roberta Susskind
Rancho Mirage Woman’s Jackie Schroeder Betsy Sutton
George & Helen Sears James Sutton
Club Cynthia Selberg Ellen Sweeney-Clawson
Richard & Patricia Reed Norman & Barbara Gene Swenson
Les & Lois Reese Sepenuk Ron & Natalie Tambor
Nancy Reid Jerold & Anneruth Serman Phyllis Tarnutzer
Bernard & Francine Ray & Jean Sexton Mike Temple
Bernard & Lois Shapiro Cornell & Betty Teoman
Reizner Penny Shaw Robert Thom
Mitchell & Yvonne Relin Barbara Sherman David & Cindy Thomas
Diana & John Ressler Nan Aune Shipp Jim & Susan Thompson
Margaret Reynolds Marilyn & Josh Shubin Sharon Thompson
Richard & Jaqueline Marvin Siegel Timmy Ehlers
Linda Sinclair John Tiritilli
Comcras Larry & Cindy Sipkin Bruce Tjampiris
Emanuel & Linda Rider Janet M Slawson V. Ferris Todd
Richard Ridgeway Michael Smith & Carl Ladda Toelkes
Bill Riesen Gilmore Judy Torodor
Robert & Marion Don & Jennifer Smith Charles Townsend
Julian Smith Peter & Nan Tynberg
Rosenthal Maureen Smith Richard & Elizabeth Ulrich
Joe & Ann Lee Rogel Iris & Thom Smotrich Carole R. Vaughan
Gary E. Roof Jerome & Hannah Solomon Craig & Junior Vickers
Lawrence Rosenberg Henry Sonenshein Aleta Vinzant
David & Nancy Rosenthal Grace Helen Spearman Steve & Alvena Wagner
David & Young Lai Charitable Foundation Lonna A. Wais
Sam Spevack Robert Walker & Ernest
Rothstein Barbara Stabler
Bill & Kay Rountree Julian & Judith Stahl Phinney
Diane Rubin Linda Starr Judith Wallis
Carol Rudy Stuart Starr Wally & Bettsy Preble
Maja Ruetschi, MD Susan Lort Walpert
Marcia Rutledge
Adele Ruxton
Ellen & William Sachs
Diane & Fred Sagan
Peter & Rhoda Samuels

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Lynne & Steve Washington Ayco Charitable Swami Dolin
Paula E. Watson Foundation William & Jan Dorsey
E.E. Weaver Thieu Duong
Sabina & John Weil Janet & Jerry Banks E. & H. Chernis
Edwin Weinberg Joseph Bartush
Judith Weingruber Kay Bell Foundation
Howard Weinstein Kenneth Bernotas Bruce Ettinger
Sharon & Randy Weiss Dorothy Lyons Berns Fidelity Chairtable Gift
Jeff Welton Morris & Ruth Beschloss
John & Judy Wempe Mary Ellen & Cooper Fund
Elizabeth West Joan & John Firmage
Bates Westerberg Blanton Norman Forrester & Bill
Michael & Barbara Wexler Charmaine Blatt
Barbara & Larry White Robert Borns Griffin
Louis White Lyndsy Bowcott The Foundation for Jewish
Lewis & Patricia Whitney Linda Bray
Else Widman Dennis & Tere Britton Philanthropies
Julie Winston William & Gloria Burch Andrea Best & Calvin Fox
Bruce & Susan Winthrop Virginia & Richard Byrd Diane Fox
Keith & Leslie Woods Joseph Cantrell Elaine Frank
Drs. Jane & Morton Jean Carrus Marian Frenkel
Castle Foundation Inc. Geri Friedman
Woolley Margery Chapman Christina Gantz
Richard Woolley William F. Coan Carolyn & Robert
Deryl Word Coeta & Donald Barker
Carol Wright, ℅ Goldberg
Foundation Dorothy Goldstein
Grousemont Foundation Edward & Eva Cohon Beverly Rubens Gordon
Eilean Wuhl Clifton Cole & Scott Smith Vicki & Herb Grayson
Robert & Marilyn Yassin Valerie & Kyle Coltman The Greater Cincinnati
John & Bette Yee Lee Comisar
Doug Young Sally Contant Foundation
Ellen & Bill Yuracko Robert Cook Gary & Maria Greenwald
James & Janet Zampetti Pat & Arthur Coombs Marcy & Ron Gregory
Claire Zimmer Caroline Cooperman Shirley & Earl Greif
Helen Zimmerman Robert & Cynthia Cramer Deborah Grindall
Marc & Barbara Peggy Cravens Paul Hagle
Carole Cushmore Kay Hanson
Zuckerman Carol & Raleigh DeBow Dan & Joan Hauserman
Joseph & Ann DeLuca Dr. Bettie A. Henry
Lifetime Members Sally Cherry Dempsey Diana Herkimer
Elizabeth Demyanek The Brian & Patricia A.
Kaye & L.E. Alford Lester Deutsch
Bernice & Paul Alloy Catherine Devine Herman Fund
Shirley Alton-Chapnick Salli Dick Helen Herman & Jack
Marjorie & Richard Ameny Gerard & Diane Dirkx
Jean Arley Joan Dodge Talan
Auen Foundation Mario & Rosemary

Vicki & Dana Hobart
Barbara Hochberg
Horner Family Foundation
Jim Houston

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Library Donors 1995-Present

Larry Hudack Virginia & Graydon Roy & Linda Sinclair
Marjorie W. Hyman Nichols Ruth & Al Siteman
Marie Jackson Gordon Smale
Jerre Jennings Doris & Robert O’Neill Mary Small
Michael Craft Johnson Claudette R Pais Claire Smith
Tom Johnson Barbara Palm Roger Sorensen
Judy Peck Foundation Bernadette Paradis Edna Spaulding
Beatrice & Victor Kane Sanford Paris Francie Y. Brown Spears
Lily Kanter Paul L. Newman - Linda Starr
Katherine J. Andrews Donald & Wanda Stein
Newman’s Own Stephen Philibosian
Foundation Dororthy Paulson
Linda & Edward Kazazian Evert & Norma Person Foundation
Susan King Joann & Gifford Phillips Jackie Story
Richard Kite Lou & Faye Phillips Joanne & Dominick
Irene Koch Al & Dolly Piano
Margaret Koster George Plavec Summa Jr.
Paula & Vern Kozlen Patrick M. Pratt Ruth Tallman
Michael & Patricia Kremin Barry Ralph & Curtis Judith Tamkin
William Kroonen Israel Tapick
Pat Bush Kruse Ringness Ralph Tash
Dorothy Kulvin Helen Reinsch Edward Thayer
L. & I. Barnett Charitable Don Reuben The Three Sisters
Mary & Charles Rich
Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bart Rivin Foundation
Steve Lachs & Michael Diane Robertson Ladda Toelkes
Janice Davis Robson T.A. Toussoun
Ruvo Ann & Don Rogers Lowell Trask
Ellie Lavin Diane Roland Jean Viereck
Michael G. McCafferty Carolee Rosenberg Roen Viscovich
Edeltraud & Patrick Susan & Robert Rossi Mary Jo Meade Wallace
Rotary Club of Rancho Joseph & Dee Wambaugh
McCarthy Virginia Waring
Juanita & Cliff McCormick Mirage Frank R. Warren
Don McIntosh Helen Ruvelas E.E. Weaver
Vivian McIntosh Richard Sara Eric & Evelene Wechsler
Lucy Meepos Virginia & Richard Saville Thomas & Lainie Weil
Lou Mello Nancy & Marty Weill Family Trust
Ruth & Arnold Meltsner Rosella Weissman
Carole Seifer Miller Schechtman Meg Whitcomb
Cheryl & Jim Miller Seymour Schlesinger Lewis & Patricia Whitney
Dr. Charles M. Monell & Judith & Donald Sandra Woodson
Drs. Jane & Morton
Dr. Gerald E. Benston Schliessman
Jerome Morgan Janice Schmid Woolley
Edith Morrey Richard & Mary Schneller Eilean Wuhl
Lyn Chernis & Dr. Bob Jean Scripps M. J. Young
Lenore Shapiro
Morris Sheldon Revocable Trust
Cindy & Morris Muscatel Nan Aune Shipp
Bernard Myerson Mitchell Simon

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Date Time Description

Jan 6 2-4 pm Palm Springs Writers Guild
Jan 8 4-5 pm Kids Book Discussion Group: Frindle
Cultural Commission presents: Lenore Raphael, Jazz Piano with
Jan 10 7-8 pm Jack Wood, Vocalist — An Evening of Cole Porter
Book Discussion Group: The Sympathizer
Jan 12 10-11:30 am Lecture: The Legendary Bing Crosby
Jan 12 7-8 pm Design It • Make It: SCRAP Gallery
Jan 13 2-4 pm Lecture: The Age of Jackson Part 1
Jan 16 2-3:15 pm Palm Springs Opera Guild presents Quartetto
Jan 17 7-8 pm Lecture: The Age of Jackson Part 2
Jan 18 2-3:15 pm Lecture: The Age of Jackson Part 3
Jan 19 2-3:15 pm Music: International Classical Concerts of the Desert
Jan 20 3-5 pm Library Closed for Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Jan 22-27 ALL DAY Kids' LEGO Club
Jan 31 5-6 pm Music: Ji Soo Seo, Pianist
Jan 31 7-8 pm Sunnylands Series at the Library presents: Carved Narrative
Feb 1 2-3 pm Palm Springs Writers Guild
Feb 3 2-4 pm Lecture: Miles Davis - The Man and His Influence on Jazz
Feb 5 2-3 pm Sunnylands Series at the Library presents: Jeremy Bernard,
co-author of Treating People Well
Feb 6 2-3 pm Family Night: Chinese New Year
Music: Bobby Jo Valentine, Singer & Songwriter
Feb 7 5:30-7 pm Film: RMWF Foundation presents The Manchurian Candidate
Feb 7 7-8 pm Book Discussion Group: Cellist of Sarajevo
Feb 8 2-4 pm Music: International Classical Concerts of the Desert
Feb 9 10-11:30 am Film: Jason Bruecks presents Black and White in Color
Feb 10 3-5 pm Kids Book Discussion Group: Hear the Wolves
Feb 12 2-3:30 pm Lecture: Advanced Style
Feb 12 4-5 pm Lecture: Where Have All the Joshua Trees Gone?
Feb 14 2-3 pm Design It • Make It: Crafty Pens
Feb 15 2-3 pm Lecture: Modernism Week presents Melissa Riche
Feb 17 2-4 pm Teen Tech Night: Scratch Off CD Art
Feb 20 2-3 pm Emergency Preparedness Commission presents
Feb 21 4:30-6 pm Quake Heroes
Music: International Classical Concerts of the Desert
Feb 21 6-7 pm

Feb 24 3-5 pm

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Feb 26 2-3:30 pm Film: Jason Bruecks presents Madame Rosa

Feb 28 7-8 pm Cultural Commission presents: Tribute to Dick Clark &
American Bandstand
Feb 28
Mar 3 5-6 pm Kids' LEGO Club
Mar 5
Mar 7 2-4 pm Palm Springs Writers Guild
Mar 7
Mar 8 2-4 pm Film: Jason Bruecks presents Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Mar 9
Mar 10 5:30-7 pm Family Night: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Mar 12
7-8 pm Music: Robert Thies, Pianist
Mar 12
2-3 pm Lecture: Inside Stories from LIFE and PEOPLE magazines
Mar 13
10-11:30 pm Book Discussion Group: Antigone
Mar 14
Mar 15 2-4 pm Design It • Make It: Magic Fizzing Paints

Mar 17 2-4 pm Film: Stacy Davies Presents Imitation of Life

Mar 17 4-5 pm Kids Book Discussion Group: A Dragon's Guide to the Care and
Mar 19 Feeding of Humans
Mar 21
Mar 21 2-3 pm Lecture: Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla and the
Mar 22 Salton Sea
Mar 25
Mar 26 7-8 pm Author: Jerry London - Tales from the Other Side
Mar 26
Mar 27 2-4 pm Film: RMWF Foundation presents Harold & Maude
Mar 27
Mar 28 10-3 pm Cultural Commission presents: Fifth Annual Rancho Mirage
Mar 28 Artists Studio Tour
Mar 29
Mar 30 3-5 pm Music: International Classical Concerts of the Desert
Mar 31
2-4 pm Film: Stacy Davies Presents Passport to Destiny
Mar 31
4:30-6 pm Teen Tech Night: Splatter Paint
April 4-6
6-7 pm Emergency Preparedness Commission presents Cybersecurity

12-2 pm Play Ball IV

2-3 pm Observatory Dedication

11 am-1 pm Spring Break Movies: Despicable Me 3

2-4 pm Film: Stacy Davies Presents Murder, She Said

11 am-1 pm Spring Break Movies: Captain Underpants

3-6 pm Sixth Desert Writers Expo

11 am-1 pm Spring Break Movies: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

5-6 pm Kids' LEGO Club

11 am-1 pm Spring Break Movies: Cars 3

11 am-1 pm Spring Break Movies: Coco

3-5 pm Music: International Classical Concerts of the Desert

8:30 am-5 pm Cultural Commission presents Bus Tour of City of Coachella’s
Art & Culture Project

9-5 pm SAVE THE DATE: Spring Book Sale Bounty

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71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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