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Poetry Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room
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Library Closed

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Library Closed

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Poetry Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room
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LEGO Club _ Fall

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Children's Room
Build with us! Each month there'll be a suggested theme. It's up to you whether your creation reflects that theme or your own creative expression. Work alone or in a group. You'll have 45 minutes for building, 5 minutes to clean up and 10 minutes to show off your work. We'll display the creations until next month. For kids ages five and up; five to eight year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
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RMWF Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Annenberg Room
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Preschool Stories and Me

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Storytime for ages 3 to 5.

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. 

Each session begins promptly on designated days. We sugges that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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Meet the Author Mark Shaw, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
The Reporter Who Knew Too Much-Dorothy Kilgallen
Following an exhaustive, 18-month investigation of the JFK assassination and midway through writing a tell-all book, What's My Line? TV star and crack investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen was found dead in her Manhattan apartment in November 1965. Was an alleged drug overdose to blame? Author Mark Shaw presents a true crime "whodunit" murder mystery with a multiple cast of suspects including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello and a "mystery man" Kilgallen met shortly before she died.
A former criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for CNN, ESPN, and USA Today for the Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant cases, Mark Shaw is an investigative reporter and the author of more than 20 books.
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Palm Springs Writers Guild

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Everyone is welcome to attend the Writers Guild monthly meetings at the Library. For more information, please visit www.palmspringswritersguild.org.

Presenter Amy Collins
Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the United States.
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Billie Holiday - Her Life and Music ; a lecture presented by Alan Schultz

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Billie Holiday—Her Life and Music
Please join us for an afternoon lecture by jazz broadcaster, Alan P. Schultz celebrating Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. Reminiscent of the popular jazz programs at the Library by the late music historian Dave Schaner, this presentation on the life and songs of Billie Holiday will offer her story as a career that spanned thirty years. “Lady Day” had a seminal influence on jazz music. 
Alan P. Schultz has been a jazz aficionado since age ten when he saw Louis Armstrong perform. His career in radio broadcasting includes San Bernardino, Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Carmel, and currently KAJI-FM Palm Desert. Serving on the prestigious American Jazz Institute Advisory Board (Palm Desert) Schultz is dedicated to the appreciation of jazz music in our desert community.
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Family Night - DIY Holiday Ornaments

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Children's Room
Deck the halls with creative ornaments you craft yourself.
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Cultural Commission presents Gerald Colucci, Vocalist

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
“A Tribute to Jerry Vale and the Great Italians of Song”

Gerald Colucci aspired to be a singer at a young age. The music of Jerry Vale and the famous Italian singers have carried him throughout his entire life. He has the honor of performing at many notable venues in Southern California. He is a two-time winner of The McCallum Theatre Open Call Competition’s Grand Prize and Audience Choice Awards. As a leading tenor,  has shared the stage with Jack Jones, Andy Russell, Frankie Randall and Julius La Rosa. With accompaniment by pianist Joel Baker, this musical night will be filled with romance and magic.
 The City of Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission is pleased to present Gerald Colucci as the first of five special events scheduled during its 2017/2018 calendar. The Commission strives to celebrate our community’s rich cultural life.
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Preschool Stories and Me

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Storytime for ages 3 to 5.

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. 

Each session begins promptly on designated days. We sugges that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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An Afternoon of Poetry Readings

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Annenberg Room
Rancho Mirage Public Library Poet Laureate Dorothea Bisbas and the Poetry group invite you to enjoy an afternoon with local poets, and to listen to them read some of their creations, accompanied by live music. Refreshments will be served.
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Book Discussion Group

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
The Library's Book Discussion Group meets on the second Friday of each month. No advance sign-up necessary! For more information, send an email to librarian Valentine Llort at valentinel@ranchomiragelibrary.org.

December's book is Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
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Books & Bites

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Today's book is One Amazing Elephant by Linda Oatman High.
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Joslyn Singers - Holiday Performance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Joslyn Singers: It’s That Time of the Year for Good Spirit and Cheer

The holiday season wouldn’t be the same without a performance by the Joslyn Singers. Their melodic renditions of traditional favorites are sure to inject good cheer into your holiday preparations. Come in good voice and prepare to sing along!

First assembled in 1998, the Joslyn Singers are a lively group of seniors who enjoy sharing their love of singing by performing for clubs and assisted living facilities throughout the Coachella Valley. Eva Myers, with a Masters in Music Education, has been music director since 2002.
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Poetry Workshop

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Poetry
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room

Poets interested in assignments, critiques, and readings are invited to join Dorothea Bisbas, City of Rancho Mirage Public Library Poet Laureate. The goal of these workshops is to encourage poetry based on personal experiences, language, and insights. More advanced poets share their techniques, including revision and details about getting poetry published.

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Preschool Stories and Me

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Storytime Room
Storytime for ages 3 to 5.

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. 

Each session begins promptly on designated days. We sugges that participants arrive early so that all can benefit from the total experience and minimize disruptions.
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RMWF The Best Movies From Books, as selected by Peter Bart : Kramer vs. Kramer

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
As a gift to the community, the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation has created a new free series, The Best Movies from Books. Movies will be selected by Peter Bart, American journalist and film producer. During his eighteen years as a top studio executive Bart acquired the rights to such best sellers as The Godfather, Rosemary’s Baby and Love Story for
Paramount. Now he shares his favorites with us.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Kramer vs. Kramer is an American drama based on Avery Corman’s novel of the same name. This ground-breaking film is the story of a couple’s divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple’s young son. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning five (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress).

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Design It Make It

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Children's Room
Bracelets and Beads

Kids 0-6. Design a bracelet using all sorts of beads.

Kids 7-12. Come and design a Perler Bead creation.
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Holiday Activities

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Make a snowman or any holiday inspired creations.
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Holiday Activities

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room
Puzzle piece wreaths.
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Holiday Activities

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Children's Room
Come play some board games and drink hot cocoa.
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Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Conference Room
This Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the City Council. The Commission supports the development and prospering of the cultural environment of the City by enhancing access to cultural amenities for all residents. (Res. Nos.: 98-18; 98-21)
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