Just when you think things might be slowing down just a bit out here in the warming desert, you get the realization that there’s plenty more to come! The other day, while I lamented the fact that the big events of the season were behind me, I peeked at the site of my favorite library (the Rancho Mirage Library— in my humble opinion the best in Palm Springs Valley!) to see the myriad meetings, lectures, and musical musings that are available in the upcoming weeks and months.
Now, granted, the library is a year-round venture, and we all know about the great book, e-book, and music lending programs (as well as their awesome kids’ library and reading programs), but sometimes we forget that there are also many events—almost always free—that are open to visitors and locals of Rancho Mirage.
Just in the next few weeks, you’ll find a roster that could keep you busier that you might ever want to be. For example, on Tuesday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. you can hear College of the Desert Professor of Natural Resources Kurt Leuschner lecture on those amazing little “Hummingbirds of the Southwest.” The next day, you may be swept off your feet by Steinway Society’s 10th Annual Festival Winners’ Concert at 8:30 p.m., where 7- to 17-year-old phenoms are sure to please even the most discerning ear. Are you a fan of Edward Hopper or Norman Rockwell? Check out Arts Educator Meryl Nesbitt’s lectures on the iconic artists on Thursday, May 15th at 3:30 p.m. (Hopper) and Thursday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. (Rockwell). More music awaits on Tuesday, May 20th, with Dr. Young-Hyun Cho’s virtuoso piano performance at 7:00 p.m.
I could go on and on (as I’m wont to do), but will turn this posting over to the great website that awaits your perusal at www.ranchomiragelibrary.org. There you’ll find all the upcoming late spring and summer lecture, reading groups, music, and movie offerings. Don’t miss this amazing jewel of an educational and entertainment resource right here in Rancho Mirage, the heart of the Palm Springs Valley!