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TypeIn is this Saturday ~

THE CITY OF RANCHO MIRAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS
MEET THE ARTIST LOUISE MARLER AT OUR FIRST TYPE-IN

WHAT: A celebration of typing on good, old-fashioned typewriters and meet the artist Louise Marler
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Barker Conference Room of the City of Rancho Mirage Public Library 71-100 Highway 111
PRICE: Free to the Public
INFO: 760-341-7323 or visit www.ranchomiragelibrary.org.

Rancho Mirage, California-The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library will host its first “Type-In”, a celebration of…typing on old fashioned, collectible typewriters! Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

The Type-In is a first for the Library and the Coachella Valley and one of the first in Southern California. According to Library Director David Bryant, “Our objective is decidedly low-tech, maybe introducing younger people to the clatter, feel, and mechanics of striking a key resulting in an ink image from a ribbon typed onto a sheet of paper.  We also think there may be a bit of nostalgia to the Type-In if senior participants regain their touch on a Royal or Remington typewriter and enjoy the memory.”

The Type-In has been organized by Louise Marler, who has exhibited her  “TypoWriter” art in the Library since early January. This is an exhibit of interesting, hand-colored images of old typewriters shown with witty, contemporary phrases.  Ms. Marler will oversee the Type-In in the Library’s Barker Conference Room, where the public is invited to type away for a few minutes and take home the results.  Ms. Marler’s website, www.lamarler.com, has additional information about typewriters, typewriter collection, typewriter art, and her work combining a contemporary eye and older technology.

Seating is limited and available only on a first-come, first-served basis.

The City of Rancho Mirage Public Library is located at 71-100 Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. For further information, please contact the Library at 760-341-7323 or visit www.ranchomiragelibrary.org