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 2015 – Spring 2016 Lecture Schedule:

October 7, 2015 “Stories of Willie Boy: Through a Focused Literary Lens 
Ruth Nolan, Author and Professor of Creative Literature, College of the Desert
December 2, 2015 “Old Magic-Life of the Desert Shamans”
Nick Clapp, Author, Historian
January 6, 2016 “The Mojave Project 
Kim Stringfellow, M.F.A., Professor, San Diego State University
February 3, 2016 “Native American Plant Uses”
Daniel McCarthy, M.S., Anthropology
March 2, 2016 “Losing Ground:  The Displacement of San Gorgonio Pass Cahuilla People in the 19th Century”
Betty Melzer, Author, Historian
April 6, 2016 “Frank Critzer and the Legend of Giant Rock 
Barbara Harris, Author, Historian


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: From the 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