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Preschool Stories and Me

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Engaging stories, songs, and active rhymes captivate the imagination of children ages three to five. Coloring sheets and simple crafts round out the themed storytime experience. This 30-minute storytime begins promptly at 10am. Since space is limited to the first 25 people, we suggest families arrive early. 
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RMWF Film Club: Flags of Our Fathers

3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) 135 minutes. Clint Eastwood directed, co-produced, and scored this American war film. It tells the story of the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima, the five Marines and one Navy corpsman who were involved in raising the flag on Iwo Jima, and the aftereffects of that event on their lives.
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Sunnylands Series - Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Walter Annenberg was known for his business acumen, his service as a U.S. ambassador to England, his vast personal wealth, and the magnitude of his generosity as a philanthropist. But it was his love for birds that played a critical role in the development of an historic landmark in Rancho Mirage. As Michaeleen Gallagher, Director of Education and Environmental Programs at Sunnylands, explains, Walter Annenberg designed his 200-acre winter estate at Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra drives as a sanctuary for birds. Her research in the archives resulted in a number of surprises and exposed this more personal side of the media mogul and his wife, Leonore. Today, so many native and migratory bird species have been sighted at Sunnylands, they are now the focus of a stunning photographic exhibition, Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands, at Sunnylands Center
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Design It - Make It

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Build your own tri or double fidget spinner.
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Kids Book Discussion Group (age 6-9): Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric Kimmel (Reading Level: 2.6)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
For the first half hour, we will be discussing our book. An activity will be planned for the second half of the hour based on our reading material. Sign up in the Children's Room and pick up a copy of the book.
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International Classical Concerts of the Desert: Kenny Broberger, Van Cliburn Silver Medal Winner

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
The Library is proud to once again be home to the International Classical Concerts of the Desert series. These ticketed events provide the opportunity to see world-class music right here in Rancho Mirage.

Series Tickets $150, Single Tickets $35, For tickets and information call 760-459-0650 or visit www.internationalclassicalconcerts.org.
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Tiny Tots Tales

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories followed by a coloring activity, all delight the little ones ages one to three. Younger siblings are welcome.  Each session begins promptly. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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Tiny Tot Tales

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories followed by a coloring activity, all delight the little ones ages one to three. Younger siblings are welcome.  Each session begins promptly. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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Theodore Roosevelt: A True American - "The Rise of the Rough Rider"

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
American history professor and Library favorite Dr. William Gudelunas returns to present a 3-part lecture series on Theodore Roosevelt, considered by many to be one of our greatest presidents. Born a sickly child with debilitating asthma in 1858, Roosevelt overcame early challenges by embracing a strenuous lifestyle, and soon developed his well-known "cowboy" persona defined by varied interests and a robust masculinity. Roosevelt would go on to become a naturalist, historian, writer and military leader before becoming our nation's youngest president.  Join Dr. Gudelunas in an in-depth examination of the life and legacy of one of our country's most colorful leaders.
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Tiny Tots Tales

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories followed by a coloring activity, all delight the little ones ages one to three. Younger siblings are welcome.  Each session begins promptly. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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Poetry Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room
This popular workshop group is for advanced poets and is now in its 22nd year under the leadership of Dorthea Bisbas, City of Rancho Mirage Poet Laureate. The goal of these sessions is to encourage poetry based on personal experiences, language, and insights. The workshop group is currently filled to capacity.
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Theodore Roosevelt: A True American - "The Presidency of Teddy"

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
American history professor and Library favorite Dr. William Gudelunas returns to present a 3-part lecture series on Theodore Roosevelt, considered by many to be one of our greatest presidents. Born a sickly child with debilitating asthma in 1858, Roosevelt overcame early challenges by embracing a strenuous lifestyle, and soon developed his well-known "cowboy" persona defined by varied interests and a robust masculinity. Roosevelt would go on to become a naturalist, historian, writer and military leader before becoming our nation's youngest president. Join Dr. Gudelunas in an in-depth examination of the life and legacy of one of our country's most colorful leaders.
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LEGO Club: Dinosaurs

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Children's Room
Build with us! Each month has a theme. It's up to you whether your creation reflects that theme or your own individual expression. Work alone or in a group. You'll have 45 minutes to clean up and 10 minutes to show off your work. We'll display the creations until next month. For kids age 5 and up; five to eight year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dancing Through the Decades In the Desert

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Dance, sing or laugh as desert native Christy Lane entertains you with a colorful and unique tribute to the fabulous Coachella Valley, highlighting Rancho Mirage. Picture yourself on a rollicking tour bus driving through time passing all the wild, wacky, and wonderful people and events that put this celebrated paradise on the map! With popular music of each decade and easy dance instruction, you'll experience the desert's fascinating history as it unfolds and magically changes through the years. 
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Preschool Stories and Me

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Engaging stories, songs, and active rhymes captivate the imagination of children ages three to five. Coloring sheets and simple crafts round out the themed storytime experience. This 30-minute storytime begins promptly at 10am. Since space is limited to the first 25 people, we suggest families arrive early. 
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Theodore Roosevelt: A True American - "Teddy the Bull Moose-er"

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
American history professor and Library favorite Dr. William Gudelunas returns to present a 3-part lecture series on Theodore Roosevelt, considered by many to be one of our greatest presidents. Born a sickly child with debilitating asthma in 1858, Roosevelt overcame early challenges by embracing a strenuous lifestyle, and soon developed his well-known "cowboy" persona defined by varied interests and a robust masculinity. Roosevelt would go on to become a naturalist, historian, writer and military leader before becoming our nation's youngest president. Join Dr. Gudelunas in an in-depth examination of the life and legacy of one of our country's most colorful leaders.
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Sunnylands Series - Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Tim Laman has traveled the world to photograph some of its most exotic creatures – orangutans in Indonesia, snow monkeys in Japan, and bowerbirds in Australia and New Guinea. A regular contributor to National Geographic, his work is now on display in the exhibition Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands. In his appearance at the Library, Laman will talk about his experience shooting at Sunnylands and share more of the images and adventures that earned him the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2016.
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Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert: OPERAtunity

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Experience the world premiere of THRIVER, a new opera by American composer Michael Ching. Written specifically for adolescent voices, these performances are the culmination of OPERAtunity, an intensive fourteen-day college level vocal workshop sponsored by Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert and undertaken by talented high school singers who aspire to explore a career in classical music. 

Inspired by suggestions from past workshop participants, THRIVER shows characters literally battling depression. An ensemble piece, the opera shares the leading role between four singers, young people who ultimately begin to overcome their depression and thrive. Audiences will be moved by powerful performances and an eclectic style that moves from opera, to musical theater, to pop and back.

Performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Foreign Film Series: Rules of the Game (1939)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Considered one of the greatest films ever made,The Rules of the Game(La règle du jeu), by Jean Renoir (Grand Illusion), is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis’s countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. French in English subtitles.
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Better than Fiction: Writing Your Memoir with Flair with Marj Charlier

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room
The Inlandia Institute presents a series of four workshops to help memoir writers turn their memories into compelling stories, with the same dialogue, description, pacing and narration that make fictional protaganists jump of fthe page. 

Marj Charlier has a Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University (Phi Beta Kappa) and a Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as an MBA. These workshops will be held in the Conference Room. Registration is required and limited to 18. Register at www.inlandiainstitute.org. Questions? Email inlandiapublish@gmail.com or leave a message at 206-683-2079.
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Tiny Tots Tales

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories followed by a coloring activity, all delight the little ones ages one to three. Younger siblings are welcome.  Each session begins promptly. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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Tiny Tot Tales

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories followed by a coloring activity, all delight the little ones ages one to three. Younger siblings are welcome.  Each session begins promptly. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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"The Roadrunner"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
The Roadrunner is the best- known bird in America says Jim Cornett. He should know. He has studied the chicken-sized cuckoo for 15 years and is sharing what he has learned in presentations and in his book The Greater Roadrunner, now in a new and expanded second edition. Desert aficionados are probably aware that roadrunners readily consume venomous creatures including rattlesnakes, black widows and scorpions. What is less well known is roadrunners are much better runners than flyers, readily enter homes, mate for life and offer gifts as a prelude to mating. They are, in this regard, almost human. Mr. Cornett holds both B.A. and M.S. degrees in biology and is the founder and principle biologist for JWC Ecological Consultants, Inc., an ecological consulting firm specializing in endangered species studies in the deserts of the American Southwest. With thirty-six science and natural history books to his credit, he is one of the Southwest’s best-known naturalists. He lives in Palm Springs with his wife Terry.
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Tiny Tots Tales

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Lively songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and stories followed by a coloring activity, all delight the little ones ages one to three. Younger siblings are welcome.  Each session begins promptly. We suggest that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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Poetry Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room
This popular workshop group is for advanced poets and is now in its 22nd year under the leadership of Dorthea Bisbas, City of Rancho Mirage Poet Laureate. The goal of these sessions is to encourage poetry based on personal experiences, language, and insights. The workshop group is currently filled to capacity.
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