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Program & Exhibits Guide - April - June, 2019

Explore the City of Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Programs & Exhibits. April - June, 2019.

April through June 2019

Library Hours Nearly All of Our

Monday to Tuesday FREEPrograms Are
9 am to 6 pm
File that under fact,
Wednesday not fiction!
9 am to 8 pm

Thursday to Saturday
9 am to 6 pm

Closed Sundays

Library Closures

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27

Thanks to the support of
our generous donors.

Unless otherwise noted, programs
are presented by the

Rancho Mirage Library
and Observatory Foundation.

71-100 Hwy 111 GOLD
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 CARD
Tel: (760) 341-7323
Fax: (760) 341-5213 All residents of Rancho Mirage and donors who
contribute $100 or more annually to the Rancho
Email: programming@ Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation are eligible to receive a Gold Card. Gold Card holders can take
advantage of priority seating for designated Gold Card events by arriving early. If you meet the qualifications and
do not already have your card, simply visit the Library’s
Cover Image: art from Giraffes on circulation desk during open hours to pick it up.
Horseback Salad. Reprinted with
permission from Quirk Books.

Welcome to Your Rancho Mirage Library
and Observatory

We aren’t afraid to get a little weird and wacky sometimes. And just like you, we love to have a good
laugh. Those are good things, because the upcoming months are infused with classic comedy as the
beloved Marx Brothers take over the Library! This past February, the City of Rancho Mirage entered
into a formal loan agreement with the Marx estate to have the Library store and display portions of
the family’s show business archives. We are honored to have been chosen to care for these priceless
items and are extremely grateful to local resident Bill Marx who worked with Library leaders to
ensure great care is being taken in preserving the legacy of his father (Harpo Marx) and uncles.
Starting in April, an initial collection of these incredible artifacts will be displayed in the David
Bryant Showcase located in the Library lobby.

On April 26 join Bill and author Josh Frank as Chico, Harpo, and Groucho come to life via the
pages of Frank’s new book Giraffes on Horseback Salad. The gorgeously illustrated graphic novel
represents what has been called “the strangest movie never made,” a 1937 collaboration between
renowned Surrealist artist Salvador Dali and his friend Harpo Marx that was set to star the famed
brothers. Fans of art, comedy, cinematic history, and innovative storytelling will not want to miss
this one-of-a-kind program.

Additional Highlights

• The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Writers Series presents traffic guru and automotive futurist
“Gridlock Sam” Schwartz on April 9, followed by best-selling superstar author Harlan Coben on
April 10.

• Students on Spring Break will find plenty of fun activities to keep them busy with film
screenings, crafts and more April 15–19.

• Take an informative and entertaining look at the cosmos with City Astronomer Eric
McLaughlin in two original lectures — “Islands in the Sky: Galaxies” on May 23, and “Metal
Inhabitants of a Rusty World: The Robotic Explorers of Mars” on June 13.

The programs mentioned here are just a small sample of the opportunities for lifelong learning
set to take place at the Library and Observatory this spring. Gifts to the Rancho Mirage Library
and Observatory Foundation are crucial in supporting such a robust schedule of high-quality
programs. Please consider donating via our website or in person next time you visit the Library.

In celebration of laughter and learning,
The Staff of the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory

To sign up for email alerts about upcoming programming and to view a complete online calendar with information
updated daily visit our website at

People of all abilities are encouraged to attend Library programs. If you have special communication or access
needs, please contact the Library at 760-341-7323 four business days in advance of the event(s) you will attend.

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Table of Contents

Community Showcase Film

Palm Springs Writers Guild 6 Women Filmmakers:
Lifestream Blood Drive 6 Silents through 1930s 14
Book Discussion Group 7 RMWF Film Club 15
BERT Workshop 7
Book Sale 7 Observatory
Coachella Valley Storytellers 8
Islands in the Sky 16
Lectures Metal Inhabitants of a Rusty World 17

All Hands 9 Music
Hollywood Secrets and Scandals 9
RMWF Writers Series 10 Peter Sprague Trio 18
Giraffes on Horseback Salad 12 International Classical Concerts
Win or Die 13 of the Desert 18
Idyllwild Arts Academy 19
Ken Dahleen’s Big Band Staff 19
Jim Borax’s California Cabaret 20
Steinway Society’s 15th Annual Festival
Winners Concert 20

8 10

Coachella Valley Storytellers Harlan Coben
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Teens, Kids and Families Exhibits

Storytimes 21 Amie Fisher 26
Family Night 22 The Marx Brothers Collection 27
Teen Night 22
Kids Book Discussion Group Donors
(Ages 9–12) 23
Design It • Make It 23 Library Donors 28
Kids Book Discussion Group
(Ages 6–9) 23 Calendar
Spring Break 24
Celebrate Earth Day 25 Complete Calendar of Activities 35
LEGO Club 25

16 27

Rancho Mirage Observatory Marx Brothers
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We Want to Hear from You!

Have a program idea or a connection to a person or
organization that we should feature?

Send us a message to tell us your ideas and
let us know how we’re doing!

[email protected]

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Interested in Sponsoring a Program?

A terrific way to support Library and Observatory programming is to make a
general donation to our Foundation, but did you know that individuals and
organizations can also choose to sponsor specific programs? Sponsorships

help us continue to fund favorite presenters and performers, and allow
us to bring in exciting new programs as well. Upcoming sponsorship
opportunities include but are not limited to the programs listed below.

Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration
Documentary Film Series • Big Band Concerts
Women in Film • Photography Lectures
Science and Nature Lectures • Author Talks

Modernism Programming • Observatory Lectures

Sponsorship is a great way to publicly show your support for the power of
lifelong learning. To learn more, get in touch with us by calling 760-341-7323

or sending an email to [email protected].

Did You Know Our Programs Are on

You may have seen Library and Observatory programs featured
on Rancho Mirage Television (RMTV), but did you know our
YouTube channel has a library of over 200 videos that you
can access online for free? You’ll find past lectures, author
appearances, concerts and more! To access our channel,

simply visit our website and click on the link for RMTV, or visit Once there,

you can choose to subscribe and activate notifications so that
you’ll know the second we’ve posted a new video!

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Palm Springs Writers Guild
Everyone is welcome to attend the Writers Guild monthly
meetings at the Library. For more information, please visit
Saturday, April 6, 2–4 pm: “Borders, Landscapes and
Semicolons: The Mechanics of Poetry in Community”
presented by Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson is the founding editor of Cave Moon Press. His
poems have appeared in multiple literary journals and he stays
active as a composer. He is also an active visual artist, privileged
to have a two-person show, In the Shadow of a Master: the Art of
Alfredo Arreguín and Doug Johnson. He utilizes his PhD to help
artists and poets connect to non-profits and the community.
Saturday, May 4, 2–4 pm: PSWG Awards Students Who Are Perfecting the Craft of Writing
The Guild is inviting Rancho Mirage High School writing contest finalists and all winning
students, parents, faculty and staff to May’s meeting where students will be recognized and
receive a monetary award and certificate.
Saturday, June 1, 2–4 pm: “Seven Secrets of Successfully Selling Books” presented by
Brian Jud
Brian Jud is an author, book-marketing consultant, and the creator of Book Selling University.
His book How to Make Real Money Selling Books (Without Worrying About Returns) is the
ultimate do-it-yourself guide to selling your books to non-bookstore buyers. He also wrote
Beyond the Bookstore, a primer on non-bookstore marketing. He is a prolific writer of articles
about book publishing and marketing. He was the host of the television show The Book
Authority that aired for 13 years.

Lifestream Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 22, 9 am–2 pm
Support your community and join us for a blood drive! Throughout
the year the Library and Observatory partners with LifeStream to host
these important events. Please be sure to drink plenty of fluids and bring
photo ID with proof of age. Donors under the age of 17 must bring a
signed LifeStream parental consent form. To learn more and sign-up in
advance, visit or call 1-800-879-4484.

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Book Discussion Group
The Library’s Book Discussion Group meets on the second Friday of each month. No advance
sign-up necessary! For more information, send an email to [email protected].

Friday, April 12 Friday, May 10 Friday, June 14
10–11:30 am 10–11:30 am 10–11:30 am
The Other Einstein Dead Wake: The Last Crossing
When Books Went to War by Marie Benedict of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
by Molly Guptill Manning

Rancho Mirage Emergency Preparedness Commission

Business Emergency Response Training (BERT) Workshop
Chris Wright
Tuesday, June 4, 9–10:30 am
The Rancho Mirage Emergency Preparedness Commission presents a Business Emergency
Response Training (BERT) workshop for businesses. Presenter Chris Wright, the immediate
past President of the Los Angeles Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning
and Preparation (BICEPP) will talk about the BICEPP organization as well as the emergency
management work he performed to prepare Warner Bros. Studios and how his work fared
during the Northridge Earthquake.
This free public workshop is for business owners, managers, and employees. Please RSVP
to Brian Kephart, Code Compliance Senior Officer, by calling 760-770-3220 ext. 296 or
emailing [email protected].

Rancho Mirage Library and
Observatory Foundation Book Sale
This big event features an enormous selection of
gently-used books at affordable prices.
Wednesday, May 1, 9 am–5 pm
Thursday, May 2, 9 am–5 pm
Friday, May 3, 9 am–3 pm

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Coachella Valley Storytellers
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm
Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances we would never dream imaginable. Join The
Desert Sun and their partner the University of California Riverside—Palm Desert graduate
program for creative writing and writing for the performing arts, for a night dedicated to
interpretations on the theme of ‘unexpected adventures.’

By creating a space where neighbors and notables can share first-person stories, this project
explores the importance of the personal narrative as a means for connection. As Americans
identify in increasingly complex ways religiously, racially and culturally, there’s a growing appetite
for sharing, and hearing individual stories with universal themes and lessons. Admission is
free. Registration available April 22. Please register online at
Are you interested in being a storyteller? Email Vickie Connor at [email protected] with
your story pitch!

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David Campbell • All Hands: The Evolution
of a Volunteer-Powered Disaster Response
Wednesday, April 3, 2–3 pm
Join All Hands founder and author David Campbell as he
discusses his book and the organization he founded 15 years ago.
With current projects in Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Florida, and
Texas, plus school rebuilds in Mexico and Nepal, Campbell brings
a unique and personal perspective to the impact of natural disasters,
and systems of recovery, both within the US and around the world.
Campbell had completed a successful 40-year technology career,
including being CEO of two public companies, when he went
alone to Thailand after the 2004 tsunami to “use the internet
to tell the stories.” That adventure led to the founding of All
Hands, Campbell’s passion for the past 15 years. In that time the
organization has completed over 100 projects around the world,
engaging over 50,000 volunteers. He’s received recognition as
the winner of the $100,000 2014 Purpose Prize, now granted by
AARP, as well as the $25,000 2013 Manhattan Institute award for
Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

Sue Cameron
Hollywood Secrets and Scandals
Monday, April 22, 2–3 pm
In this fascinating talk, former Hollywood Reporter columnist
and TV editor Sue Cameron will let you in on the behind-
the-scenes stories experienced in her decades-long personal
relationships with some of the biggest stars in the world.
You won’t hear these inside stories from anyone but Sue
because, as she explains in her book Hollywood Secrets and
Scandals, she was in the room when they happened.
Cameron has worked for the Hollywood Reporter, TV
Guide, Cosmopolitan, and ABC and has written over 2,500
columns and interviews reporting on Hollywood celebrities,
social, and political events. She is a consultant for various
entertainment, marketing, and political campaigns and
among her past and present clients are Teri Hatcher, Joely
Fisher, Suzanne Somers, Valerie Harper, Kim Novak,
Debbie Reynolds and many others who don’t want their
names revealed.

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No One at the Wheel,
Tuesday, April 9, 2–3 pm

Sam Schwartz is President and CEO
of Sam Schwartz Transportation
Consultants, a firm that specializes
in transportation planning and
engineering. In 1980, during the New
York City transit strike, he coined the
word gridlock and is now known
throughout NYC as “Gridlock Sam.”
He pens an eponymous traffic column
in The New York Daily News. è

GOLD Harlan Coben • Run Away • Wednesday, April 10, 12–1 pm

With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the perennial #1 New York
Times bestselling author of thirty novels including Fool Me Once, Tell No One, Don’t Let Go,
the renowned Myron Bolitar series and the Mickey Bolitar series for young adults. His books
are published in 43 languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in more
than a dozen countries.

Coben is the creator and executive producer of several
television shows, including the critically acclaimed
Netflix Original drama Safe, starring Michael C. Hall.
He recently signed a deal with Netflix to develop
and executive produce 14 more projects with them,
including Run Away.

Coben has received an eclectic variety of honors from
all over the world. Coben is the first author to win all
three prestigious mystery/thriller book awards—Edgar
Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award. He was
the president of the inaugural CANNESERIES Official
Competition Jury in April 2018. In Paris, he was
awarded the prestigious Vermeil Medal of Honor for
contributions to culture and society by the Mayor of
Paris. He won the El Premio del Novela Negra RBA
in Spain, the Grand Prix de Lectrices in France, and
the CWA/ITV3 Bestseller Dagger for favorite crime
novelist in England. On the other end of the spectrum,
Little League Baseball inducted him into their Hall of Excellence in 2013, and he is also
a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame from his playing days at Amherst
College. In May 2018, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

The first 6oo people at this event will receive a FREE copy of Coben’s new novel Run Away.

This series is made possible by a generous gift from the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation.

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Previously Schwartz was New York City’s Traffic Commissioner and
was the Chief Engineer of the NYC Department of Transportation.
He started his transportation career in the late 1960s as a NYC cabbie
and joined the Traffic Department as a junior engineer in 1971.
His books Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and The Fall of Cars and No
One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future lay out
a recipe for cities faced with rapid changes in modes, automation,
demographic shifts and travelers’ preferences. Schwartz lives in New
York City and owns a Volvo that can drive without him.
The first 6oo people at this event will receive a FREE copy of
No One at the Wheel.

This series is made possible by a generous gift from the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation.

GOLD Douglas Brinkley • American Moonshot • Monday, May 6, 2–3 pm

On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the
moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns
to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history
of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and
scientific factors that fueled the birth and development
of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects,
which shot the United States to victory in the space race
against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.

Drawing on new primary source material and major
interviews with many of the surviving figures who were
key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating
history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a
portrait of the brilliant men and women who made
this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled
us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon
and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions
that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this
audacious dream.

Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in
Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University,
the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing
editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him
“America’s New Past Master.” The New York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley their
official U.S. Presidential Historian. His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize while
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

The first 400 people at this event will receive a FREE copy of American Moonshot.

This series is made possible by a generous gift from the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation.

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Josh Frank with Bill Marx • Giraffes on Horseback Salad
Friday, April 26, 2–3 pm
Join author Josh Frank and local musician and entertainer Bill Marx for a special program
celebrating the release of Giraffes on Horseback Salad, a fascinating new book that brings
to life the “cult film that never was.” In 1937, the famed Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, in
collaboration with his friend and admirer comedian Harpo Marx (Bill’s father), came up with
an idea for a film that would merge Dalí’s imaginative art with the fast-paced comedy of the
Marx Brothers. Rejected by MGM, the film never made it to the silver screen, disappearing
into the annals of history, a footnote in the otherwise prolific careers of two artistic greats.

Giraffes on Horseback Salad brings the never-made movie to the
printed page as a fully realized, dazzlingly illustrated graphic
novel, based on Dalí’s own notes and sketches. A comment
on the Surrealists’ desire to challenge the mundane woes of
everyday life, the book follows Jimmy, a businessman whose
life is turned upside down when he encounters the Surrealist
Woman, a magical shape-shifting beauty who is turning his
upper-class social scene on its head. Part captivating graphic
novel, part historical document, this is a must-read for fans
of art, comedy, cinematic history, and innovative storytelling.
Josh Frank is a writer, producer, director and composer. He’s the author of Fool the World:
The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies, In Heaven Everything is Fine, and co-author of the
illustrated novel The Good Inn. He built, owns, and operates the Blue Starlite Mini-Urban
Drive-In Movie Theatre in Austin, Texas.

Image: art from Giraffes on Horseback Salad. Reprinted with permission from Quirk Books.
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Bruce Craven • Win or Die: Leadership
Secrets from Game of Thrones
Tuesday, May 28, 2–3 pm
What can we learn from the decisions, opportunities,
mistakes and successes of fictional characters? Join author
Bruce Craven as he discusses his decision to use fictional
narratives to teach leadership to graduate business
students and how these leadership and life lessons can
apply to everyone. For close to thirty years, Craven has
worked in two apparently different professional fields:
teaching executive education while pursuing independent
projects in writing. The lessons he learned while living
in these two worlds inspired him to create his popular
Columbia Business School elective, Leadership Through
Fiction, which ultimately led to the writing of his book
Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones
(Thomas Dunne Books, March 2019).
As a member of the Columbia Business School Executive Education
faculty, Craven also serves as program director of the Advanced
Management Program and faculty director of several custom
executive education programs. He will be releasing a collection
of poetry in 2019 with Red Dirt Press. He studied politics and
literature at UC Santa Cruz and received his MFA in Writing from
Columbia School of the Arts. He lives with his wife and two sons in
the Coachella Valley.

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Women Filmmakers: Silents through 1930s

During Hollywood’s early years, there were more women directors employed by major film
studios than at any other time in American cinematic history. Join journalist and USC Cinema
and Media Studies fellow Stacy Davies as she examines the major women players in silent
film through the 1930s—artistic giants who wrote scenarios, edited, directed, and produced
everything from social issue dramas to adventure serials and helped turn Hollywood into the
most profitable artistic industry in the world!

Lois Weber’s Shoes (1916)
Thursday, March 28, 2–4 pm
Filmed on the streets of Los Angeles, this heartbreaking silent cinematic masterpiece by
director Lois Weber stars 16-year-old sensation Mary McLaren as a poverty-stricken shop girl
who struggles to provide for her family in an era where women’s equality and sexual freedom
did not exist. With a new score by Donald Sosin and Mimi Rabson. 

Thrills, Chills and Adventures! (1914–1916)
Thursday, April 4, 2–4 pm
Fasten your seatbelts for these rip-roaring, comedic and heartfelt silent short films and serials
by Alice Guy-Blaché, Ruth Roland, Helen Holmes, Cleo Madison, Marion E. Wong, Zora
Neale Hurston, and others—with an in-depth look at their careers and accomplishments. 

The Bride Wore Red (1937)
Thursday, April 11, 2–4:30 pm

As the only female mainstream Hollywood director of the 1930s and 40s, Dorothy Arzner
turned out solid motion picture comedies and dramas, and was known as “the star maker.” In
this light romantic comedy sound film, Joan Crawford plots and sashays as a cabaret singer
turned socialite, and envelops every screen frame with her stunning beauty and precision
comedic chops! 

Mary McLaren in Shoes French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché Joan Crawford in The Bride Wore Red

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club is a free series, held on the third Thursday of
each month from September 2018 to June 2019. Films will start at 3 pm with free popcorn
and water available. Films are curated by Festival founder Jamie Kabler and film expert Peter
Bart. The theme for the 2019 Festival centered around the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. These
movies have been selected to complement and explore that theme.

The Great Escape (1963) • Thursday, April 18, 3–6 pm
173 minutes. This film is based on the 1950 book of the same name, a non-fiction first-
hand account of the mass escape from a German POW camp. Starring Steve McQueen, James
Garner, and Richard Attenborough and with technical advisor Wally Flood, one of the original
tunnel-digging POWs. 
Saving Private Ryan (1998) • Thursday, May 16, 3–6 pm
170 minutes. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film follows the search for Private Ryan, the
last-surviving brother of four servicemen. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards,
including Best Picture, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the
Library of Congress. 
The Guns of Navarone (1961) • Thursday, June 20, 3–5:45 pm
158 minutes. This British-American epic war film was based on the book of the same name.
Starring Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn, it follows the efforts of an Allied
commando unit to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied
naval ships in the Aegean Sea. 

This series is made possible by a generous gift from the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation.
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Eric McLaughlin • Islands in the Sky: Galaxies
Thursday, May 23, 6–7 pm
Less than 100 years ago we discovered that the Milky Way is but one of many “island
universes” scattered throughout the cosmos. Referred to as galaxies, these islands in the void
form a ubiquitous facet of our universe. The homes of billions of stars and planets, galaxies
are the context for much of astronomy, and as such they are the focus of much research. Our
understanding of galaxies has come a long way in the last century. Join us as we take a glance
at what we have gleaned about these wonderous objects.

Save the Date!
Join us Saturday, July 20 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of putting a man on the moon.

There will be programs and activities throughout the day for the whole family to enjoy.

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Eric McLaughlin • Metal Inhabitants of a Rusty World: The Robotic
Explorers of Mars
Thursday, June 13, 6–7 pm
To travel to the surface of Mars is a harrowing journey. Few craft have survived and, as yet,
none have returned. However, those craft were only ever meant to return images and data. In
that mission, those that safely reached Mars have been profoundly successful. Indeed, we have
learned many things from the landers and rovers on Mars. Join as we recount the journeys of
some of our robotic explorers.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Observatory Tours
Tuesday through Saturday at 9 am and 3 pm
Join us for a tour—no reservation needed! The City
of Rancho Mirage Observatory is a teaching and
learning tool for all ages, intended to further public
understanding of our night skies while offering new
programming opportunities in astronomy. Learn
more about this amazing new facility and get an
inside look on one of our free daily tours. Meet in
the Library lobby outside the Community Room.
Tours typically last 30–45 minutes.

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GOLD Peter Sprague Trio
CARD Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm
Peter Sprague’s Trio plays music inspired by jazz, samba, The Beatles, Hendrix, Americana,
James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley. Tripp Sprague is an ace saxophonist who also
doubles on flute, chromatic harmonica and percussion. Leonard Patton sings up a storm while
sitting on a cajon and playing rock solid drum grooves, all at the same time! Peter plays a one-
of-a-kind double neck guitar and weaves the band through a host of music genres. A spirit of joy
will flow through an array of contrasting jazz stylings at this can’t miss performance.
In 2015 the Trio released an album called Dream Walkin that was nominated for the Best Jazz
recording at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards.

International Classical Concerts of
the Desert

The Library is proud to once again be home to the
International Classical Concerts of the Desert series. These
ticketed events provide the opportunity to see world-class
music right here in Rancho Mirage.
Series tickets $150. Single tickets $35. For tickets and
information visit or call
Sergey Antonov, Cellist, Tchaikovsky Gold
Medal Winner
Saturday, April 13, 3–5 pm

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Idyllwild Arts Academy
Wednesday, April 17, 7–8 pm
Please join us for an evening of music, song, spoken
word, and visual arts from the talented young artists
of Idyllwild Arts Academy. With students hailing
from 36 countries, Idyllwild Arts Academy is an
internationally acclaimed residential arts high school
located in Idyllwild, California. It provides education
in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory
curriculum to gifted young individuals who seek to
pursue artistic excellence in disciplines that include
music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, film
and digital media, and fashion design. Many students’
first Academy experience is the Idyllwild Arts Summer
Program, recently described by The Hollywood Reporter
as one of “7 of Hollywood’s Favorite Summer Camps.”
GOLD Ken Dahleen’s Big Band Staff
CARD Wednesday, April 24, 7–8 pm
Let Ken Dahleen and his Big Band Staff whisk you away to the world of stage and cinema with
a special concert celebrating the music of Broadway and Hollywood. Join us for an evening
featuring some of the greatest film and theatre scores of all time, an aural adventure that is sure
to entertain and evoke strong memories and emotions, reminding us why we love taking a trip
to the theater.
The band comprises some of the finest musicians from all over Southern California. They perform
together frequently and have a great time engaging with the audience, and there is always a
spirited display of instrumental artistry with solos featured in the mix. Expect some surprises!

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Jim Borax’s California Cabaret
Saturday, April 27, 2–3 pm
Join an enthusiastic audience for a memorable performance by Jim Borax’s California Cabaret,
a Rancho Mirage-based entertainment group with a large following.
These outstanding professional singers and dancers (several with Broadway experience) will
perform unforgettable standards from the Great American Songbook. The ensemble has been
featured on both CBS and CNN. The Cabaret has also performed their music and dance
routines throughout the Coachella Valley. For an hour of great entertainment, come to the
California Cabaret!

Steinway Society’s 15th Annual Festival Winners Concert
Thursday, May 9, 7–8 pm
The Steinway Society of Riverside County presents the winners of the 15th Annual Festival
Competition in concert. Winners range from 7 to 17 years of age. The Steinway Society of
Riverside County and Coachella Valley was founded in 2002 to promote excellence in piano
performance, bring music into schools and encourage music education at all levels, provide
financial awards through competitions and provide music lessons for deserving children.

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Teens, Kids
and Families


Tiny Tot Tales
Ages 1 to 3 • Tuesdays 10 am and 11 am • Wednesdays at 10 am
Twenty-five minutes of lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, flannel board stories, and
books, followed by a coloring activity, will delight the young ones ages one to three.
Preschool Stories and Me
Ages 3 to 5 • Thursdays at 10 am
Thirty minutes of engaging stories, songs, and active rhymes captivate the imagination of children
ages three to five. Coloring sheets and simple crafts round out the themed storytime experience.

Each session is held in the Children’s Room. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from
the total experience and minimize disruptions.

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Family Night

Tie Dye a Scarf • Wednesday, April 3, 5:30–7 pm
Ever want to tie dye a scarf? Create something beautiful, then watch your design come to life
as it bleeds through the scarf!
Mythology God/Goddess Night • Wednesday, May 1, 5:30–7 pm
Interested in mythology? We will be learning about all things mythological. Games, crafts and
activities for all — costumes are optional.
Summer Reading Club Preview Night • Wednesday, June 5, 5:30–7 pm
Join us to learn more about this year’s theme — Reading around the World! You’ll be able to
pick up a copy of the 2019 Summer Reading booklet with additional details and a schedule
of daily activities.

Family Night is sponsored by the
Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation

Teen Night

Tape Art • Wednesday, April 17, 4–5 pm
Use masking tape, small canvas, and paint to make
your own piece of tape art.
Rock Art • Wednesday, May 15, 4–5 pm
Come make your own rock art.

22 Programs & Exhibits • Teens, Kids and Families

Kids Book Discussion Group (Ages 9–12)

Second Monday of each month. Register at the Children’s Desk and
pick up a copy of the book.
Under the Ashes
Monday, April 8, 4–5 pm
by Cindy Rankin (Reading Level 4.6)
End of Year Party
Monday, May 13, 4–5 pm

Design It • Make It

A monthly program that sparks creativity and
imagination with STEAM/STEM projects
(recommended for ages 5+).
Catapult • Friday, April 12, 4–5 pm
Construct a catapult for a Peep!
Cork Raft • Friday, May 10, 4–5 pm
Engineer a sea-worthy vessel for a cork raft
building challenge.
Bead Art • Friday, June 7, 4–5 pm
Design Perler bead art that is out of this world
and prepare for our Summer Reading Club.

Kids Book Discussion Group
(Ages 6–9)

For the first half hour, we will be discussing our
book. An activity will be planned for the second
half of the hour based on our reading material.
Sign up in the Children’s Room and pick up a
copy of the book.
Saturday, April 20, 11 am–12 pm
by Janell Cannon (Reading Level: 3.5)
End of Year Party
Saturday, May 18, 11 am–12 pm

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Spring Break Movies

Mary Poppins Returns • Monday, April 15, 11 am
Ralph Breaks the Internet • Wednesday, April 17, 11 am
The Grinch • Friday, April 19, 11 am

Spring Break
Game Day

Tuesday, April 16
11 am–12 pm

Come play board games
in the Children’s Room!

Spring Break
Craft Day

Thursday, April 18
11 am–12 pm

Make your own tile art using
Sharpies and rubbing alcohol.

24 Programs & Exhibits • Teens, Kids and Families

Celebrate Earth Day

Monday, April 22, 2–4 pm
Decorate your own flowerpot and
plant flowers and seeds to take home.


Build with us! Each month has a theme. It’s up to you whether your creation reflects that
theme or your own individual expression. Work alone or in a group. You’ll have 45 minutes to
build, 5 minutes to clean up and 10 minutes to show off your work. Creations will be displayed
until the following month. For kids age five and up.

Wednesday, April 24, 5–6 pm

Castles and Knights
Wednesday, May 29, 5–6 pm

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Amie Fisher • Rebound Gowns
In celebration of Earth Day, Rebound Gowns is a pop-up installation showcasing discarded and
forlorn wedding dresses deconstructed/reconstructed, recycled and refashioned into avant-garde,
kitsch and whimsical creations developed by Coachella Valley resident Amie Fisher.

One of the ways to help the planet
is to keep unwanted clothes out
of the landfill. Fisher explains
that “recycling, repurposing and
refashioning old clothes, fabrics
and textiles into new clothing
and wearable art is an alternative
trend against fast fashion.” She
hopes Library visitors will enjoy
her collection of original couture,
unique designs that “have been
born out of the found, shopworn,
lovelorn, forlorn, worn-in, worn-
out, unwanted and trashed
before being transformed into
something fashion-forward.”
A talented designer and regular
patron of Library programs,
Fisher is a world traveler who
combines her trips to far-flung
destinations such as Antarctica
and Kenya with creative writing,
photo journaling, interviewing
locals and collecting fabrics
and textiles. Fisher’s genre-
bending poetry and short stories
are surreal, whimsical pieces
influenced by her travels and
participation with other cultures,
and she has been featured in
Photo: Ari Seth Cohen many events and publications
throughout the Desert. She has a
B.A. in Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, and is now retired after working
for the Internal Revenue Service for 21 years. Her motto? “Treat every day as a holiday.”

26 Programs & Exhibits • Exhibit

The Marx Brothers Collection – Local Legends of Comedy
The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on
Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers’ thirteen
feature films were selected by the American Film Institute as among the top 100 comedy
films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera) in the top twelve. They are
widely considered by critics, scholars, and fans to be among the greatest and most influential
comedians of the 20th century.
Bill Marx, the son of Harpo Marx and a resident of the city of Rancho Mirage, has amassed
a significant private collection of Marx Brothers memorabilia that includes photographs,
books, musical instruments, and many other items. Bill has generously offered access to his
personal collection for the purpose of publicly displaying items contained in the collection at
the Library. The Marx Brothers exhibit will be housed in the David Bryant Showcase, located
near the south entrance.
Those who might be unfamiliar with the Marx Brothers, including many of our younger
patrons, will have a chance to be introduced to the comedy legends for the first time, and
longtime fans who remember seeing the famous brothers on the big or small screen will love
reminiscing as they look over the fascinating items on display. The exhibit will be sure to catch
the eye of the approximately 800 patrons we serve each day.

Exhibits • April through June 2019 27


Founder Roy E. Crummer Foundation Martin, Kayla, Noah, Bella &
The Family of Walter & Elizabeth Alexandra Lax
$100,000 and above
Demyanek Arlette & Don Lea
Annenberg Foundation The Brian & Patricia A. George Lee & Scott Roberts
The Auen Foundation Michael G. McCafferty
The Coeta & Donald Barker Herman Fund at Community Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Morgan
Foundation Santa Cruz Barbara Palm
Foundation County Dr. S. Jerome & Judith D.
Janet C. & Charles E. Barker Jackie Lee & Jim Houston
Frances C. & H.N. Berger City of Indian Wells Tamkin
Carol & Larry Jones T.A. & Joani Toussoun
Foundation Edeltraud & Patrick McCarthy Nancy B. Watson
Castle Foundation Inc. Don McIntosh
Sally Contant DeeAnn & Larry Nichols Sponsor
Ida M. & J.W. Jameson Anita B. & Howard S. Richmond
Foundation $5,000–$9,999
Foundation Arthur & Jeannie Rivkin
Mary & Fred Leydorf Rotary Club of Rancho Mirage Barbara & Roderick Barr
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald D. Marsee Robert & Kathleen Seymour J. Addison Bartush
Helen Reinsch Ladda Toelkes Stanley Baumblatt
Reinsch Family Memorial Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton
Gigi & Joe Roberson Partner David Bryant
Dr. & Mrs. Sonia Campbell
Benefactor $10,000–$24,999 Jean Carrus
Valerie & Kyle Coltman
$50,000–$99,999 Anonymous David & Sue Cummings
Janet & Jerry Banks Nancy & Thomas Cunningham
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Dorothy Lyons Berns Ted FioRito Jr.
Indians Borax Family Charitable Fund Diane Fox
Linda Bray Kay Hanson
Dr. Maurice & Laine Falstein Grady Bruce Dr. Bettie A. Henry honors
Roberta Peters Jones William F. Coan
Dr. Charles M. Monell & Gerald The Deutsch Foundation David Alan Henry
Jarka & Martin Dolemo Karlene & Richard Garber
E. Benston Elyse & David Fleming Louise Kermode
Jeanne & Charles Parrish President & Mrs. Gerald R. Ford Vern Kozlen
Iris & Thom Smotrich Elaine Frank M. & L. Leibowitz Charitable
Arthur Strickman Linda & Edward Kazazian
James Kelley and Joseph Lund Trust
Visionary Becky & Richard Kite Suzanne & Jason Matthews
Mr. & Mrs. G. Teryl Koch Fay McClung
$25,000–$49,999 Sidney Laub Juanita & Cliff McCormick
Kevin McGuire
Anderson Children’s Foundation
Katherine J. Andrews Foundation
Bartush Family Foundation
Joseph A. Bartush
Peggy & Donald Cravens

28 Programs & Exhibits • Donors

Ramelle Monsky Kay Bell Dr. & Mrs. W. David Jones
Lyn Chernis & Dr. Bob Morris Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Beatrice & Victor Kane
Patty & Arthur Newman Robert Borns Tom & Claire Kane
Paul Newman Ken Bourgidnon Susan King
Doris & Robert O’Neill Lyndsy Bowcott Gerry & Martin Koffman
Claudette R. Pais Beth & George Briggs Victor Lamkay
Joyce Palmer Lois Buell Mrs. David J. Lavin
Dorothy Begg Parker In Loving Memory of Karl M. Ralph W. Leatherby
Mary Patrick Irving & Dorothy Levy
City of Rancho Mirage Buretz M.D. Lorna Lewis
Rancho Mirage Country Club Dr. & Mrs. Richard Byrd Literary Society of the Desert
Mary & Charles Rich The Champions Volunteer Tom Lutgen
Diane S. Robertson Charitable Sharon W. Lynch
Foundation Gerald Macenas
Foundation Jo Chapman & Tom Chapman JoAnn & Fred Mackenbach
Ann & Don Rogers Pat & Joe Manhart
Susan & Robert Rossi for Great Books Margaret McPharlin
Richard & Dolores Sara Charity Challenge, Inc. Lucy Meepos
Virginia & Richard Saville Lee Comisar Ruth & Arnold Meltsner
The Stack Foundation Susan Cook Patrice & Grady Merritt
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Smale Luis Cordero Cheryl & Jim Miller
Grace Helen Spearman Janet Daggatt Norma Monty
Wilbur Daniel In Loving Memory of Kitty
Charitable Foundation Carol & Raleigh DeBow
Joanne & Dominick Summa Jr. Catherine Devine Moore
Three Sisters Foundation Salli Dick J.P. Morgan
Vanguard Charitable Foundation Norman Edwards Murrey Morrow & Judith
Robert Walker & Ernest Phinney Barbara & Robert Fremont
Weinstein Family Foundation Widmer
Wells Fargo Foundation Cindy & Morris Muscatel
Ruth White Calvin Fox & Andrea Best Benard Myerson
Cynthia & James Williams Carolyn & Robert Goldberg Lori & Dick Nelson
Drs. Jane & Morton Woolley Dorothy Goldstein Roland Nobis
Eilean Wuhl Arline Greenblatt Northern Trust Bank
Marcy & Ron Gregory Daniel O’Brien
Associate Shirley & Earl Greif Richard & Carolyn O’Linn
Irene Guistina & Robb Cooper Palm Springs Writers Guild
$2,000–$4,999 Paul Hagle Lou & Faye Phillips
Boyd Haigler Dr. & Mrs. Michael Platt
Kaye & L.E. Alford Joseph Harris George Plavec
Bernice & Paul Alloy Vicki & Dana Hobart S. L. Protess
Edward Anixter Bernard & Paulette Horwich Rancho Mirage Woman’s Club
Anonymous Larry Hudack Penny & Bart Rivin
Isabel & Lawrence Barnett Marie Jackson Robert & Marion Rosenthal
Ms. Olga Jane Battisti Michael Craft Johnson
June Beeler Tom Johnson

Donors • April through June 2019 29

Buddy Rogers Robert Armstrong Earle Hagen
Elaine & Leonard Rosenbaum Beth Arterberry Carole Ann Haller
Diane Rubin Polly Ball Lloyd & Noel Hanford
Marcia Rutledge Stuart & Patricia Barton Dan & Joan Hauserman
Diane & Fred Sagan Brian Baxenden Elaine Henderson
Jean Scripps Babette “Babs” Bay Helen Herman & Jack Talan
Dr. Pravin & Katherine Shah Lilo Bendixen Barbara Hochberg
Sharon W. Lynch Chuck & Cynthia Bowling Pat & Gordon Hubbard
Nan Aune Shipp Arla Brown Paul & Ardis Huizenga
Hortense Singer Gail & Alfred Bryman Ed Hutten
Ruth & Al Siteman Ivan Budd Mary Therese Jacobson, MD
Mary Small Elizabeth Campbell Dr. David & Mary Jones
Edna Spaulding Nate & Karen Cheney Lily Kanter
The Springs Community Nancy Coffey Nagler Michael & Patricia Kremin
Clifton Cole & Scott Smith William Kroonen
Association Karen Comeau Dorothy Kulvin
Harold Staw Susan Cook Ladies Golf Assoc. of the Springs
Marc & Shari Stewart Robert & Cynthia Cramer Rick & Cheryl Lantz
Terri & Timothy Childs Perry Datwyler & John Jacobs Sonia & Seymour Levinthal
V. Ferris Todd Donald & Nancy Delaski Jason & Marjory Lewis
Charles Townsend & Gordon Joseph & Ann DeLuca Wendy Portman Lewis
Marge & Norman Dodge The Harold A. Linstone Trust
Moller Joan & Hillary Don Jim & Ann Loeb
Alton & Julie Tybout E. R. Dumke Susan Mammel
Union Bank of California Carolyn Ehrler Harold & Dede Marchick
Willis Urick, Jr. Phillip & Ruth Elwell Natalie Marcus
Pat & Milton Vaughn Stephen & Rosanne Ezer Donald & Lee Marsden
Joseph & Dee Wambaugh Barbara Feldman Eileen Mason
Frank R. Warren George & Dorie Ferrone Michael & Ogniana Masser
Washington Mutual Bank Florence Finer Ken Maxwell & Dick Redman
Wechsler Foundation Linda L Forehand Lou Mello
Jenny & Ted Weil Beth Fromm & Ronald Sharrow Frida & Jack Milowsky
In Memory of my husband The Gall Family Fund Gordon Moller
Melvin & Vera Gabel Larry & Bobbie Morris
Martin, Jeanne Weiss Helene Galen Moss & Company
Lewis & Patricia Whitney Harry Gill Sandy Mossbrook
Joy & Wells Wohlwend Mim Gottschalk Mrs. & Mr. Stephen Solomon
Barry & Sarah Gowen Marcia & Irwin Narter
Scholars Gary & Maria Greenwald John Newburger
Downey Grosenbaugh Virginia & Graydon Nichols
$1,000–$1,999 Donald & LaRue Hadley Russell & Suzanne Orkin

Alpha Delta Kappa
Marjorie & Richard Ameny
Anderson Travel
Judy Appelbaum & Barbara


30 Programs & Exhibits • Donors

James Osborne Van Patten Estate Linda Joan Bohlinger & John
Bob Packwood Craig Vickers Sohn
Ray & Pat Paige Jean Viereck
Palm Springs Genealogical Steve & Alvena Wagner Robert Borns
Lonna A. Wais Marianne & Ken Bouldin
Society Lynn Walker John Bruk
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Virginia Waring Lynn & Bill Buskirk
David & Colleen Pascale E.E. Weaver Elizabeth Campbell
Patrick Olson Eric & Evelene Wechsler Joseph Cantrell
Dare H. Paul Roger & Brenda Weinstock Deborah Chapman
Martin & Elaine Pearlman Wells Fargo Bank Joanne & Bill Chunowitz
Priscilla Pete John Wempe Charles Cohen
William & Deborah Pitruzzelli Bates Westerberg Karen Comeau
George & Norma Purvis Michael & Barbara Wexler Patrick Cooney
Richard & Patricia Reed William J. Wink Joanne & Gordon Cooper
Diana & John Ressler Carol Wright, c/o Grousemont John Crane
Terry Rhoads Soheila Crane
Nicole & Darrell Ripley Foundation Sally & Barrie Cranston
Editha Rowell Oscar Wright, Jr. Sue & David Cummings
Adele Ruxton John & Bette Yee Karla J Dally
Peter & Rhoda Samuels Helen Zimmerman Jean Donna Darby
Nancy & Marty Schechtman Gerald Dawson
Deidra N. Schumann Donors Joan & Hillary Don
Shapiro Family Foundation Judith Eagan
Sheldon Revocable Trust of $100 or Greater Sandra K Ellis
Mitchell Simon 03/1/18 to 02/28/19 Gwendolyn Enright
Claire Smith Sandra Epstein
David & Lynn Smith Sandy Adler & Renee Solomon Tammi Erickson
Marilyn Smythe William Allison Arlene & Mel Fages
Peter Solomon Kathleen A. Anamosa Gloria M Farmer
The Springs Book Discussion Dana Anders Judith Fedirko
Charles W. Anderson Barbara Fier
Group John Anselmo Ted Jr. FioRito
Donald & Wanda Stein Judy Appelbaum & Barbara Amarylis C Fisher
Jackie Story Bernice & Bruce Flamenbaum
Lester & Joan Strouse Appelbaum Janice & Robert Flamer
Roberta Susskind Edward Ashton Zell Friedling
Israel Tapick Heidi Balciunas Susan & William Frost
Cornell & Betty Teoman Polly Ball Arlan Jr Fuller
Edward & Brenda Thayer Barbara Wall Barrett & Charles Margaret Gibson & Glenn
Nancy Thompsen
Carol Thorburn Barrett Johanson
George & Carol Tielsch Patricia & Stuart Barton Dianne Girazian
Lowell Trask Lisa Killingbeck Janice A Girouard
Richard Berryman
Cheryl Bester
Mitch Blumberg

Donors • April through June 2019 31

Sharon & Arnold Glass Carole & William Leaverton Pauline Prickett
Phil & Carol Goldsmith Carol & Roy Leibowitz Ruth & Kathy Raheb-Sorensen
Nancy Haase Kathryn Lemon
Ann Habeger Stephan Leonoudakis Family
Lola C. Hagadone Reva Levy Cynthia W. Rathbun
Isaiah Hagerman Anthony Lewis & Frank Jacobi Jacqueline & Keith Reed
Marcella Halter Carol and Jim Resnick
Lloyd & Noel Hanford Lewis James Reynolds
Carolyn G. Harder Elizabeth S. Lewis Terry Rhoads
Ruth K Hartz Jan Lilac Lawrence Rosenberg
Chilton Cynthia Hauck Robert Lilac Robert & Marion Rosenthal
Ira Helf & John Knoebel Carmela Longo Leslie Roth
Elaine Henderson Janice A.S. MacRae Young Lai & David Rothstein
Dan Hill John O. Manning Jean Rouda
John Hoffman Ken Maxwell & Dick Redman Kay & Bill Rountree
Frances Horwich Kathryn McDermott Carol Rudy
Barbara Hughey Eugene G McGuire Maja Ruetschi MD
Ardis & Paul Huizenga Pamela & Eugene McGuire Diane & Fred Sagan
John & Donald Jackanicz Heather & Rob McKeracher Virginia Sandefur
Mary Therese MD Jacobson Joseph Megale Mariana Scarcella
Linda Jaeckh Sally & Jacques Meijsen Norman Schulaner
Lois & Mitchell Johnson Patrice & Grady Merritt Barbara & Norman Sepenuk
Paul Johnson Donald Metcalfe Sandra Sevig
Mary & Dr. David Jones Larry & Bobbie Morris Kathleen Seymour
Suzanne & Richard Kahn James Munro Lois & Bernard Shapiro
Laurien Kamphuis Dr. David Naiberg Penny Shaw
Dr. Arnold Kapitz Nancy & Charles Nevil Judith M. & Rodney C. Shroyer
Mrs. & Mr. Roger Kaplan Elaine & Dred Nevin Mary Siegel
Sidney Kaplan Larry & DeeAnn Nichols Julian Smith
Hy Karaitberg Francie & Jon Nobleman Marilyn Smythe
Michael & Debra Kay Nancy Noddle Patricia & Malcolm Sobie
Suzanne & Travis Keeler Kirk S Olsen Stuart Starr
Sheldon Kent James Onorato Richard Stetana
Louise Kermode Bob Packwood Dianne Stidham
Wayne Kowalchuk Pamela Pandza Maureen & Donald Sullivan
Rita G and Edward Kroll Paul Parry Joanne & Dominick Summa Jr.
Sue Kubly Colleen & David Pascale Lavonne Swanson
The Labow Family Trust Vicki Pass Barbara Sylvor-Marks
Teri & Mike Landin Nina Pedersen Natalie & Ron Tambor
Edith Lascola Kathleen Perotti Brenda & Edward Thayer
Cathy H Lauren Barbara Platt Judy Torodor
Sandy & John Powell Ronnie Lee Treat
Robert Victor

32 Programs & Exhibits • Donors

Dee & Joseph Wambaugh Margery Chapman Beverly Rubens Gordon
Brenda & Roger Weinstock William F. Coan Vicki & Herb Grayson
Anton Welder Coeta & Donald Barker The Greater Cincinnati
Kent Whinnery
Michael J White Foundation Foundation
Judith & Morrow Murrey Edward & Eva Cohon Gary & Maria Greenwald
Clifton Cole & Scott Smith Marcy & Ron Gregory
Widmer Valerie & Kyle Coltman Shirley & Earl Greif
Boyd Williams Lee Comisar Deborah Grindall
Atma Wiseman Sally Contant Paul Hagle
Drs. Jane & Morton Woolley Robert Cook Kay Hanson
Marilyn and Robert Yassin Pat & Arthur Coombs Dan & Joan Hauserman
Irving Yaverbaum Caroline Cooperman Dr. Bettie A. Henry
Celeinne I Ygunza Robert & Cynthia Cramer Diana Herkimer
Helen Zimmerman Peggy Cravens The Brian & Patricia A. Herman
Shirley & Larry Zipkin Carole Cushmore
Carol & Raleigh DeBow Fund
Lifetime Members Joseph & Ann DeLuca Helen Herman & Jack Talan
Sally Cherry Dempsey Mario & Rosemary Hernandez
Kaye & L.E. Alford Elizabeth Demyanek Vicki & Dana Hobart
Bernice & Paul Alloy Lester Deutsch Barbara Hochberg
Shirley Alton-Chapnick Catherine Devine Horner Family Foundation
Marjorie & Richard Ameny Salli Dick Jim Houston
Jean Arley Gerard & Diane Dirkx Larry Hudack
Auen Foundation Joan Dodge Marjorie W. Hyman
Ayco Charitable Foundation Swami Dolin Marie Jackson
Janet & Jerry Banks William & Jan Dorsey Jerre Jennings
Joseph Bartush Thieu Duong Michael Craft Johnson
Kay Bell E. & H. Chernis Foundation Tom Johnson
Kenneth Bernotas Bruce Ettinger Judy Peck Foundation
Dorothy Lyons Berns Fidelity Chairtable Gift Fund Beatrice & Victor Kane
Morris & Ruth Beschloss Joan & John Firmage Lily Kanter
Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton Norman Forrester & Bill Griffin Katherine J. Andrews Foundation
Charmaine Blatt The Foundation for Jewish Linda & Edward Kazazian
Robert Borns Susan King
Lyndsy Bowcott Philanthropies Richard Kite
Linda Bray Andrea Best & Calvin Fox Irene Koch
Dennis & Tere Britton Diane Fox Margaret Koster
William & Gloria Burch Elaine Frank Paula & Vern Kozlen
Virginia & Richard Byrd Marian Frenkel Michael & Patricia Kremin
Joseph Cantrell Geri Friedman William Kroonen
Jean Carrus Christina Gantz Pat Bush Kruse
Castle Foundation Inc. Carolyn & Robert Goldberg Dorothy Kulvin
Dorothy Goldstein

Donors • April through June 2019 33

L. & I. Barnett Charitable Paul L. Newman - Newman’s Linda Starr
Foundation Own Donald & Wanda Stein
Stephen Philibosian Foundation
Steve Lachs & Michael Ruvo Dororthy Paulson Jackie Story
Ellie Lavin Evert & Norma Person Joanne & Dominick Summa Jr.
Martin Lax Joann & Gifford Phillips Ruth Tallman
Arlette Lea Lou & Faye Phillips Judith Tamkin
Claire Lehr Al & Dolly Piano Israel Tapick
Mel Lehrman George Plavec Ralph Tash
Irving & Dorothy Levy Patrick M. Pratt Edward Thayer
Wendy Portman Lewis Barry Ralph & Curtis Ringness The Three Sisters Foundation
Ann Lindberg Helen Reinsch Ladda Toelkes
Los Feliz Foundation Don Reuben T.A. Toussoun
Evelyn Lyons Mary & Charles Rich Lowell Trask
Gerald Macenas Mr. & Mrs. Bart Rivin Jean Viereck
Patt Mannino Diane Robertson Roen Viscovich
Lee Manuel Janice Davis Robson Mary Jo Meade Wallace
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald D. Marsee Ann & Don Rogers Joseph & Dee Wambaugh
Eileen Mason Diane Roland Virginia Waring
Michael & Ogniana Masser Carolee Rosenberg Frank R. Warren
Michael G. McCafferty Susan & Robert Rossi E.E. Weaver
Edeltraud & Patrick McCarthy Rotary Club of Rancho Mirage Eric & Evelene Wechsler
Juanita & Cliff McCormick Helen Ruvelas Thomas & Lainie Weil
Don McIntosh Richard Sara Weill Family Trust
Vivian McIntosh Virginia & Richard Saville Rosella Weissman
Lucy Meepos Nancy & Marty Schechtman Meg Whitcomb
Lou Mello Seymour Schlesinger Lewis & Patricia Whitney
Ruth & Arnold Meltsner Judith & Donald Schliessman Sandra Woodson
Carole Seifer Miller Janice Schmid Drs. Jane & Morton Woolley
Cheryl & Jim Miller Richard & Mary Schneller Eilean Wuhl
Dr. Charles M. Monell & Dr. Jean Scripps M. J. Young
Lenore Shapiro
Gerald E. Benston Sheldon Revocable Trust
Jerome Morgan Nan Aune Shipp
Edith Morrey Mitchell Simon
Lyn Chernis & Dr. Bob Morris Roy & Linda Sinclair
Cindy & Morris Muscatel Ruth & Al Siteman
Benard Myerson Gordon Smale
Virginia & Graydon Nichols Mary Small
Doris & Robert O’Neill Claire Smith
Claudette R Pais Roger Sorensen
Barbara Palm Edna Spaulding
Bernadette Paradis Francie Y. Brown Spears
Sanford Paris

34 Programs & Exhibits • Donors

Calendar • April

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5 6
n All Hands 2–3 pm p. 9 n Women Filmmakers: n Palm Springs Writers
n Rebound Gowns, Fashion Exhibit p. 26 n Family Night: Tie Dye a
n The Marx Brothers Collection p. 27 Silents through 1930s: Guild: Doug Johnson
Scarf 5:30–7 pm p. 22 Silent Shorts 2–4 pm p. 14 2–4 pm p. 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 n Desert X Bus Tour
n Kids Book Discussion n RMWF Writers n RMWF Writers Series: n Women Filmmakers: n Book Discussion
Library Closed 9 am–5 pm
Group: Under the Ashes Series: Sam Schwartz Harlan Coben 12–1 pm p. 10 Silents through 1930s: Group: When Books Went
4–5 pm p. 23 2–3 pm p. 10 The Bride Wore Red to War 10–11:30 am p. 7 13
n Peter Sprague Trio 2–4:30 pm p. 14 n ICCD: Sergey Antonov,
n Design It • Make It:
7 pm p. 18 Cellist 3–5 pm p. 18
Catapult 4–5 pm p. 23
17 20
14 15 16 n Spring Break Movie: Ralph 18 19 n Kids Book Discussion
n Spring Break Movie: n Spring Break Game n Spring Break Craft Day n Spring Break Movie:
Library Closed Breaks the Internet 11 am p. 24 Group: Stellaluna
Mary Poppins Returns Day 11 am–12 pm p. 24 11 am–12 pm p. 24 The Grinch 11 am p. 24 11 am –12 pm p. 23
11 am p. 24 n Teen Night: Tape Art
n RMWF Film Club: 27
Calendar • April through June 2019 35 4–5 pm p. 22 n Jim Borax’s California
The Great Escape 3–6
n Idyllwild Arts Academy pm p. 15 Cabaret 2–3 pm p. 20

21 22 23 7–8 pm p. 19 25 26
n Celebrate Earth Day n Giraffes on Horseback
Library Closed 24
2–4 pm p. 25 n LEGO Club: Insects Salad 2–3 pm p. 12
n Hollywood Secrets and 5–6 pm p. 25
Library Closed
Scandals 2–3 pm p. 9 n Ken Dahleen’s Big Band

Staff 7–8 pm p. 19

29 30

Community Lectures Film Music Teens, Kids Exhibit RM Cultural
Showcase and Families Commission

36 Programs & Exhibits • Calendar Calendar • May

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

12 3 4
n Rebound Gowns, Fashion Exhibit p. 26 n nBook Sale 9 am–5 pm Book Sale 9 am–5 pm n Book Sale 9 am–3 pm n Palm Springs Writers
n The Marx Brothers Collection p. 27 p. 7 p. 7
n Family Night: p. 7 Guild: Student Contest
Mythology 5:30–7 pm p. 22 Winners 2–4 pm p. 6
5 6 7 89 n Book Discussion 11
n RMWF Writers Series: n Steinway Society
Library Closed Group: The Other Einstein 18
Douglas Brinkley 7–8 pm p. 20 10–11:30 am p. 7 n Kids Book Discussion
2–3 pm p. 11
n Design It • Make It: Group: End of Year Party
12 13 14 15 16 11 am –12 pm p. 23
n Kids Book Discussion n Teen Night: Rock Art n RMWF Film Club: Cork Raft 4–5 pm p. 23
Library Closed
Group: End of Year Party 4–5 pm p. 22 Saving Private Ryan 3–6 17
4–5 pm p. 23 pm p. 15

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
28 n Blood Drive n Islands in the Sky 31
Library Closed n Win or Die 2–3 pm
9 am–2 pm p. 6 6–7 pm p. 16
26 p. 13
n Coachella Valley
Library Closed
Community Storytellers 6:30 pm p. 8
27 29 30
n LEGO Club: Castles
Library Closed
and Knights 5–6 pm p. 25

Lectures Film Observatory Music Teens, Kids Exhibit
and Families

Calendar • June

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

n Rebound Gowns, Fashion Exhibit p. 26 1
n The Marx Brothers Collection p. 27 n Palm Springs Writers

Guild: Brian Jud
2–4 pm p. 6

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10 n Business Emergency n Family Night: Summer n Design It • Make It:
Library Closed 17
Response Training (BERT) Reading Club Preview Bead Art 4–5 pm p. 23
9 Workshop 9–10:30 am 5:30–7 pm p. 22
p. 7
Library Closed
11 12 13 14 15
16 n nMetal Inhabitants of a Book Discussion Group:
Rusty World 6–7 pm p. 17 Dead Wake: The Last
Library Closed Crossing of the Lusitania
10–11:30 am p. 7

Calendar • April through June 2019 37 18 19 20 21 22
n RMWF Film Club: The

Guns of Navarone 3–5:45
pm p. 15

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Library Closed


Community Film Observatory Teens, Kids Exhibit
Showcase and Families

71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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