Programs & Exhibits Apr-Jun 2014 - page 5

Poetry Workshops
Weekly Sessions on Wednesdays
April – June, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Poets interested in assignments,
critiques, and readings are invited to
Dorothea Bisbas,
City of Rancho
Mirage Poet Laureate. The goal of
these workshops is to encourage
poetry based on your own experiences,
language, and insights. More advanced
poets will share techniques, including
revision and details about how to get
Poetry Surprise!
Wednesday, April 9, 1 – 2 p.m.
Please join Dorothea Bisbas, Poet
Laureate of the City of Rancho Mirage,
in honor of the publication of the Poetry
Workshop’s most recent anthology,
Word Keepers.
Aimee Byard
Thursday, April 10, 2 – 3 p.m.
Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in
the Coachella Valley
Bighorn sheep have lived in the
Peninsular Ranges, including the
Coachella Valley, for thousands of
years. They are uniquely adapted to
live in our harsh desert environment.
These sheep have dealt with some
unique adversities, but through the
efforts of Bighorn Institute and the
wildlife agencies, recovery is currently
Aimee Byard,
Field Biologist
and Associate Director of the Bighorn
Institute, will discuss the life history and
recovery of this iconic desert species.
Sustaining History: Sunnylands
Environmental Partnerships
Monday, April 21, 2 – 3 p.m.
The partnership between Sunnylands
Center and Gardens and the Library,
continues with this presentation on the
development of the Sunnylands project
from an environmental point of view.
Director of Education
will discuss various aspects
of the Center and Gardens LEED Gold
Certification and the sustainable efforts
being taken at both the Estate and the
Hal Reynolds
Monday, June 9, 2 – 3 p.m.
Growing Roses in Our Hot
Desert Climate
Summer’s coming! If you want to make
sure that your roses thrive in the heat,
you’ll want to hear
Hal Reynolds,
current Southwest District Director for
the American Rose Society, who will
speak about four important points you
need to know if you want to make sure
your garden will be coming up roses!
Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation
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