Upcoming events

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Renaissance Indian Wells Resort, 4440 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA.
    Register

    Friends of the COD Library

    Cordially invites members, friends and other book lovers to

    The 48th Annual Author Luncheon with Frances Dinkelspiel

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Doors open at 11:30 am, 

    Luncheon & Author at 12:00pm

    $75 for members, $90 for non-members

    Renaissance Indian Wells Resort

    4440 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA

    Guest speaker Frances Dinkelspiel, 

    author of

    Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California

    New York Times Bestseller


    On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. With a propane torch and a bucket of gasoline-soaked rags, Anderson annihilated entire California vineyard libraries as well as bottles of some of the most sought-after wines in the world. Among the priceless bottles destroyed were 175 bottles of Port and Angelica from one of the oldest vineyards in California made by Frances Dinkelspiel's great-great grandfather, Isaias Hellman, in 1875.

     Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning author and journalist. Her most recent book, Tangled Vines, was a New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and was named a best wine book of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, was also a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. A graduate of Stanford University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Frances started her reporting career at the Syracuse Newspapers in upstate New York and later moved to the San Jose Mercury News. Frances’s freelance articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Daily Beast, People Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine and elsewhere.

    Conversation with the author and book signing.

    Deadline for reservations is February 21, 2018

     

    For additional information call 760-333-0733 or CODLibraryFriend@aol.com


    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Cravens Student Services Center, 43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA


    Friends of the COD Library

    Annual Spring Book Sale


    March 16-18, 2018

    9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Cravens Student Services Center

    43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert

    Click here for directions

    *Members Only Preview Sale

    March 15, 2018

    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Click here to become a member!

    Everyone welcome. Bring friends! Thousands of books in all genres!

    $5 bag sale on Sunday

    Parking in the lot to the south of Cravens Center.

    All proceeds benefit the COD Library.


    Information 760-333-0733 or CODLibraryFriend@aol.com

    • 04 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 May 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Cravens Student Services Center, 43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA

    Friends of the COD Library

    Annual Summer Book Sale


    May 4-6, 2018

    9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Cravens Student Services Center

    43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert



    Member Only Preview Sale

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    4:00- 6:00pm

    Become a member!

    Everyone welcome. Bring friends! Thousands of books in all genres!

    $5 bag sale on Sunday

    Parking in the lot to the south of Cravens Center.

    All proceeds benefit the COD Library


    Information 760-333-0733 or CODLibraryFriend@aol.com

Link to: Contact us

Address: 43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. 92260

Phone: 760-568-3138

Email: Friends@FriendsofCODLibrary.org

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