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 www.poisonedpen.com.

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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 www.scottsdalelibrary.org



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 http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov. 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.



Employment Opportunities by quotes

Employment Opportunities

INFORMATION FOR NEW RECRUITMENTS (*) WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE (WWW.SCOTTSDALEAZ.GOV/JOBS) AFTER 5 PM TODAY.

Scottsdale JobsCity Attorney

Legal Secretary

City Auditor

Deputy City Auditor

Community Services

*Assistant Pool Manager (PT, PT Benefited)

[Building] Maintenance Technician II – Facilities

*Library Assistant I (PT Benefited)

Library Assistant Supervisor

*Lifeguard / Instructor (Temp, PT, PT Benefited)

Pool Manager – Chaparral Aquatics (PT Benefited)

Pool Manager – El Dorado Aquatics (FT Benefited)

*Recreation Leader I (Temp, PT, PT Benefited)

*Recreation Leader II (PT, PT Benefited)

Recreation Leader III – Adaptive Recreation

*Recreation Specialist (PT, Temp & Seasonal)

Financial Services

Tax Auditor / Audit Associate

Water Audit Technician

Human Resources

Sr. Human Resources Analyst

Municipal Services

Maintenance Technician II

Planning & Development

*Associate Planner

Planning Assistant

Police Department

Police Aid

Police Communications Dispatcher

Police Detention Officer

Police Officer Trainee

Police Records Supervisor

Public Works

City Engineer

Fleet Technician II

Maintenance Worker I

Public Works Inspector

Solid Waste Laborer (PT)

Transportation

*Administrative Secretary

Transportation Planner / Transportation Planner

Traffic Engineer Analyst / Traffic Engineer / Sr. Traffic Engineer

Water Resources

Water Services Worker

Internship Program

*Internship Program (Citywide Opportunity)

Promotional Opportunities

Fleet Technician II – Fleet Employees Only

Lead Fleet Technician – Fleet Employees Only



Scottsdale Public Library ReVentures program seeks Boomers for volunteer projects by quotes

Scottsdale Public Library ReVentures program seeks Boomers for volunteer projects

(Scottsdale, AZ) – The Scottsdale Public Library’s innovative volunteer program geared for the Boomer generation is recruiting for upcoming program projects. Specifically, ReVentures seeks people with an interest in participating in the group’s fall 2007 signature project, The Vietnam Experience. This project will consist of a series of events, programs and exhibits that will tell the story of the Vietnam War from those who were directly involved.

Volunteers are needed for event planning, presentations, event coordination, marketing and many other project areas.

For information about the fall 2007 event or for volunteer information please call Frank Mittin at the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County at 602.263.9736 x 873 or frank. mittin  @ volunteer  phoenix. org.

The program is being managed for the first year by the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County. The ReVentures program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Meet the Author, Reginald Daniel by quotes

Meet the Author, Reginald Daniel

Baltimore author and businessman Reginald Daniel tells how to “Live Your Life Backward,” the title of his book about balancing family, work and money. Reviewed in the New York Times as a book “for those who endeavor to successfully navigate our careers while sharing our lives with the ones we love.” Read more about Daniel on his website www.livingyourlifebackward.com.Sat., Feb 17 at 2 pm

Civic Center Library

3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org



Adult Programs at the Scottsdale Public Library by quotes

Library Author Talks, Writing & Book Discussions

Adult Programs at the Scottsdale Public Library
February 2007
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All programs are free.  Registration recommended for all programs.  To register call 480.312.READ or visit www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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U.S. — Mexico Migration and Immigration
By tracing the movement of populations and commerce from the pre-Hispanic periods to the 21st century, ASU Professor, Carlos Velez-Ibanez provides an entirely different way of understanding the development of human migration in Southwestern North America.
Tues., Feb 6 at 7 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Women in the Middle East
Join Dr. Mirna Lattouf, of Arizona State University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies, as she explores the culture and issues regarding women in this fascinating part of our world.
Thurs., Feb 8 at 6:30 pm
Arabian Branch
10187 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road
Register: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Who Lives in Arizona?
Dr. Larson-Keagy explores the ways in which Arizona’s population has changed over the decades. Learn more about current immigration, ethnicity, socio-economic disparities, and the age-distribution of Arizona’s population by county, as well as other factors that help our understanding of the changing face of Arizona. What will Arizona of the future look like?
Thurs., Feb 8 at 6:30 pm
Palomino Branch
12575 E. Via Linda
Register: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Rembrandt and The Golden Age of Dutch Art
The Phoenix Art Museum presents slide talks on art subjects. Their expert docents take you into the world of artists and their subjects.
Mon., Feb 12 at 11 am
Mustang branch
10101 N. 90th Street
Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Genealogy Part 2 –Extend the Family Search!
Advanced genealogy research tips including resources such as immigration and naturalization records, military papers, court records and more!
Tues., Feb 13 at 1 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Meet the Author, Reginald Daniel
Baltimore author and businessman Reginald Daniel tells how to “Live Your Life Backward,” the title of his book about balancing family, work and money. Reviewed in the New York Times as a book “for those who endeavor to successfully navigate our careers while sharing our lives with the ones we love.” Read more about Daniel on his website
www.livingyourlifebackward.com.
Sat., .Feb 17 at 2 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Pageturners From Your Library/ Armchair Travel
Join librarians from the Scottsdale Public Library and experience the adventures and pleasures of travel and other cultures from the comforts of home. Destination mysteries, romances abroad and more spectacular books recommended for your journey!
Thurs., Feb 22 at 1 pm
Via Linda Senior Center
(10440 N. Via Linda)
Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org
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Hollywood’s History of American Diversity
Explore patterns, Utopian visions and surprises from the 1930s through the 1990s that reflect and challenge American understanding of race, religion and other forms of diversity.
Presented by the Arizona Humanities Council.
Wed., Feb 22 at 2 pm
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Registration: 480.312.READ or www.scottsdalelibrary.org