Palm Springs Public Library Lecture Series

The Desert Institute started offering programs with the library in 2006 through a grant. Today, the Desert Institute partners with the Library to offer presentations focusing on issues related to Joshua Tree National Park. These lectures are free!

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule:

October 18, 2017 National Monument Under Seige
Frazier Haney, Director of Conservation, Mojave Desert Land Trust
November 15, 2017 The Lorax Revisited: Science and Stewardship at Joshua Tree National Park
Jane Rodgers, Chief of Science and Stewardship, JTNP
December 13, 2017 Desert Palm Oasis:  Secrets and Futures
James Cornett, Biologist
January 17, 2018 Purple Hummingbird: A Biography of Elizabeth Warden Crozer Campbell
Joan Schneider, Co-Author, Archaeologist
March 7, 2018 Living with Desert Wildlife: How to Help Native Species
Emma Baldwin, Living Desert
April 11, 2018  Fire on the Mojave:  Stories from the Deserts and Mountains of Inland Southern California
Ruth Nolan, Author, Educator

Palm Springs Public Library

500 S. Sunrise Way,
Palm Springs, CA 92260
Lectures start at 6:30 pm FREE!


  Directions to the Palm Springs Public Library


From Interstate 10: take N. Indian Cyn Dr. exit
Turn south onto N. Indian Cyn Dr.
Turn left onto Vista Chino
Turn right onto N. Sunrise Way
Turn left onto Baristo Rd
Turn right into the Palm Springs Library parking lot
For more information contact the Desert Institute.


Map to the Palm Springs Public Library