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 2014 & Spring 2015 Lecture Schedule:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Pines to Palms:  Geological and Historical Excursions Through the Palms Springs Region
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 The Lives and Times of Billy Mitchell, an American Cowboy 
Billy Mitchell and Hilary Sloane, Author and Photographer
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Desert Bighorn Sheep:  Wilderness Icon
Mark Jorgensen
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 “The Old Spanish Trail 
Cliff Walker, Historian and Author
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 “Desert Tortoise Surveying and Monitoring”
Ed LaRue, Biologist, Circle Mountain Biological Consultants
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Route 66
Steve Brown, Author, Publisher, and TV Personality
Wednesday, April 1, 2014 Turkey Vultures and Migration of Raptors Through the Desert
Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Sciences, College of the Desert


Palm Springs Public Library

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

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