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 2013 & Spring 2014 Lecture Schedule:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Gold and Silver in the Mojave:  Images of a Last Frontier
Nick Klapp, Author and Historian
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea
Christina Lange, Author and Photographer
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 The Natural History of the Burrowing Owl
Ginny Short, Coachella Valley Preserve Manager
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 A Brief 750,000 Year History of the Mohave River
Norm Meeks, Professor, California State University, San Bernardino
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 “Desert Tortoise Surveying and Monitoring”
Ed LaRue, Biologist, Circle Mountain Biological Consultants
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Desert Queen Ranch and the Keys Family
Laureen Lentz, retired NPS Interpretive Ranger
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Rainforests Without Rain
Chris Clarke, writer, photographer, columnist for the Desert Sun


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