Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale Public Library – May News by quotes

We are fast approaching the really heated days of summer here in Scottsdale.  We hope to see you soon when you sign up the family for Summer Reading, check out a free DVD or even wish to escape to one of our quiet (cool) corners to enjoy a book.  Have a great summer.- Rita Hamilton, Library Director

You can get a fast book this summer without leaving the comfort of your Escalade’s Italian leather cooled to a breezy 72 degrees…Remember our Mustang and Arabian libraries have drive-thru window service available. Just reserve your selected items online designate your location as the pick-up window, then grab them at the window when they are ready. Perhaps we should look into a soft serve ice cream machine though….hum.

Remember to get the youngsters signed up for the Summer Reading program. Kids can read their way to super cool prizes. We have programs for the littlest of folk all the way up to your age, Mom and Dad. So get those urchins to turn off the tube and to pick up a tome. How’s that for alliteration? Check out our Summer Reading Programs

Know who Jack Reacher is?
Well, Mr. Reacher is apparently quite indestructible because he is appearing again in the 13th book of author Lee Child’s series. Child will be at the Scottsdale Public Library to talk about his newest book Gone Tomorrow in which our friend Jack is involved in a terrorist plot in NYC.

Also appearing with Child is Andrew Grant – talking about his debut thriller Even in which an intelligence officer gets set up for murder. Please join these two authors for an evening benefiting the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library. Tickets and books can be purchased through the Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

Wed., May 27 at 7 p.m. at Civic Center Library
Tickets in advance at:
Poisoned Pen Mystery Bookstore
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd. in Scottsdale
Tickets: $29 and include a copy of either author’s book. Additional companion tickets for the program may be purchased for $2. For more information see

Culture Pass Opens Doors to Scottsdale and Valley Landmarks by quotes

Your Scottsdale Public Library is participating in the Culture Pass Program, which allows participants free entry to the Valley’s top entertainment and educational destinations.

The list of locations includes museums, cultural centers and historical
sites.  This is a first-of-its-kind partnership that unites 13 local arts
and cultural organizations with six greater Phoenix area public libraries.
Passes are available for check-out at all four Scottsdale libraries.

Libraries have a limited number of passes, and they are available on a
first-come, first-served basis.  For more information on how to participate in the Culture Pass Program, call the library at (480) 312-READ or visit


The new sound component of The Doors sculpture will be installed and dedicated on Thursday Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. (Scottsdale and Camelback Roads). Designed to extend the sculpture’s sensory experience, its “sound episodes” will include environmental, vocaland musical tones. The program dedication event precedes this fall’s Western ArtWalk scheduled for Downtown Scottsdale from 7 to 9 p.m. The ArtWalk will also feature Hashknife artist Herb Mignery and his bronze works at Trailside Gallery. This fall, the public art program is also unveiling a new photography competition called “I ♥ Public Art.” The photos submitted will be exhibited at the Civic Center Library next spring. More information will be available at


Scottsdale’s new Arabian Branch Library is now open. The new Arabian Branch, located at

10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, is a $10.3 million project that was

approved by voters in the 2000 bond election. Combining modern services

with Arizona’s natural beauty, the Arabian Library offers visitors

state-of-the-art library accommodations and sweeping views of the McDowell

Mountains. Also at the new Arabian, visitors will discover a coffee bar,

Wi-Fi access and numerous computers — making for an exceptional library


The library’s hours are:

** Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

** Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

** Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Scottsdale Public Library invites the public to attend a special

afternoon celebrating the opening of the new Arabian Library from 3 to 6

p.m. Sept. 20.

For more information on the Arabian Branch or other library facilities and

programs, call (480) 312-READ or visit


Scottsdale tourists generate $36.1 million in additional tax revenue for our city each

year — enough money to buy two million library books or build seven parks.

Residents are invited to learn more about Scottsdale tourism during the

Sept. 20 Mayor and City Council Breakfast. The free program will be from

7:30 to 9 a.m. at City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Attendees will not

just hear how tourism impacts Scottsdale’s economy, but will also learn how

they can think and act like tourists in their own community. Speakers

include Rachel Sacco, Scottsdale CVB President and Chief Executive Officer

and Matt Lehrman, Alliance for Audience Founding Executive Director.

The CVB will raffle prizes during the event. RSVPs are not needed, but

residents can call (480) 312-2335 to confirm or get more information.

Downtown Plan Update Placemaking Workshops by azhttp

— Participants sought for Downtown Plan Update Placemaking Workshops

— Downtown Plan Update process expanded to include input via “Virtual Open


— Total investment south of Chaparral Road reaches $3.1 billion

— Sept. 19 Transportation event features experts on sustainable


— Transportation master plan slated for November City Council public


— Sept. 19 Open house planned for Pinnacle Peak Road improvements

— Tourism the topic at Sept. 20 Mayor and City Council breakfast

— Grand opening of Arabian branch library set for Sept. 20

— Wind power topic of Sept. 20 solar series workshop

— Loop 101 Freeway closure set for Sept. 21-24

— City hosts Sept. 25 open house to discuss valet ordinance amendments

— Sept. 27 Community Design Studio lecture features ASU professor Dan

Hoffman and highlights downtown planning in a desert environment

— Free workshop for current & future business owners

Scottsdale Advisory Boards and Commissions by quotes

Scottsdale Board and Commission openings

  Aug. 15, 2007
  Contact: Brent Stockwell, Assistant to Mayor/Council, (480) 312-7288


Scottsdale residents invited to apply for advisory boards

The Scottsdale City Council invites Scottsdale residents to apply for positions opening this fall on several boards and commissions.

Openings will occur on the Human Services Commission, Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, Library Board, Loss Trust Fund Board, Neighborhood Enhancement Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Scottsdale Pride Committee.

Applications should be submitted by Sept. 14 to give Council members adequate time for review.

The Council will nominate from the applicant pool on Oct. 2. Those nominated will be interviewed on Oct. 23. After interviews, the Council will appoint residents to three-year terms.

Current members who have completed a first term are eligible for reappointment for a second, three-year term.

A complete listing of vacancies and an application form are available on the city’s Web site at Follow links for “Mayor, Council and Government” and “Boards and Commissions.”

The application form, which is valid for one year, can also be emailed to interested residents who call the City Clerk’s office at (480) 312-2412, or may be picked up in the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

All board and commission members need to comply with the city’s Ethics Code. More information on the Code is also available on the city’s Web site.