Programs & Exhibits Apr-Jun 2014 - page 2

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Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Public Library…
In my six years in Rancho Mirage, this Season seems bigger, more crowded, longer, and more
energetic than ever! I hope you agree that the Rancho Mirage Public Library is contributing a
calendar that has something for all ages and interests. In this April – June Guide you will see a
lot of events. Some highlights:
This program guide is packed with
new presenters
Dr. Edward E. Gordon
will offer
D-Day at 70 Years: New Perspectives on the
Normandy Invasion
Jamie Haney
will give you
My Adventures Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
James McFarlin
, a good friend from the Palm Springs Writers Guild, will give an
important and timely talk
America on the Brink: The Coming Wars in Cyberspace.
Meryl Nesbitt
, arts generalist, will talk about
American Realists.
Sadly, in January, we lost a dear friend and our art historian Robert Brasier. His lectures
developed a special following and made the Library an even fuller cultural center. We miss him,
his smile, his humor, his intellect, and his outstanding contributions to our calendar.
This will be a season full of
Our partnership with the American Documentary Film Festival will continue to give
our audience rich rewards:
Best of the Fest,
Antarctica: A Year on Ice,
—all films you will long remember.
Stacey Davies
will present
Hollywood’s Golden Age: 3 from ’39.
Christopher Perry
will present his
Silent Movie Comedy Special.
Jason Bruecks
, film historian will present
Best of the Foreign Films.
A quick overview of this quarter FULL of
Idyllwild Arts Academy
will present
Music from the Pines.
Ken Dahleen and His Big Band Staff
will return!
Hye Sung Choe
will offer an evening of flute music.
Steinway Society
will present
Annual Festival Winners’ Concert.
Dr. Young-Hyun Cho
will perform on our Steinway piano.
Jim Borax and California Cabaret
will perform an afternoon of Broadway songs.
Peter Sprague
will bring us an evening of jazz guitar.
Desert Winds Freedom Band
will present their
“Summer Pops”
Palm Springs Opera Guild
will present
There is much to be enjoyed at the Rancho Mirage Public Library…and YOU are invited!
David Bryant, Library Director
Cover: The naïve realism of Ron Backer captures Thunderbird Country Club in 1955 and the car that took the Club’s name.
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