Category Archives: Internal News

Tuft & Needle Supports Scottsdale Library Through Affiliate Program

The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are partnering with local mattress manufacturer Tuft & Needle on a fundraiser where 25 percent of proceeds from mattresses sold using the Friends code will go to the Scottsdale Library.

Tuft & NeedleIf you’re in the market for a new mattress, simply take the following steps to participate:

  1. Visit https://www.tuftandneedle.com/?p=993dc660
  2. Purchase one of the mattresses, which will be delivered to your house

You can also visit one of the Tuft & Needle showrooms throughout the Valley to test out different mattresses, but in order to benefit the Library you’ll need to mention it when you check out.

FSPL Relaunches Membership Program

Are you looking to support programming at the Scottsdale Public Library? Well for as low as $35, you can become a Friend and provide invaluable funding to our programs.

All donations are tax-deductible and support important Library programs like author visits, children’s educational events and our external projects like Books2Go and Story Stroll. Memberships last for one year, and we’ll even highlight you on our website.

If your company offers employee matching, make sure you mention your donation or even your volunteer hours if you help out at a Library branch. It’s possible your employer will match your donation.

Thank you so much to our Friends, as we couldn’t provide great programming at the Library without their support.

Scottsdale Library Friends Host an Intimate Evening with J.A. Jance and Susan Cummins Miller

For Immediate Release

Jance and Miller will speak about their new books and chat with fans at the annual fundraiser

Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 09, 2013) – The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are excited to announce that celebrated authors J.A. Jance and Susan Cummins Miller will be the guests of honor at the annual “Authors & Appetizers” event on November 1. The organization’s signature fundraiser, “Authors & Appetizers” gives attendees the chance to hear well-known authors discuss their work, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and have their books signed – all in a cocktail party atmosphere.

J.A. Jance, who grew up in Bisbee, Ariz., is the New York Times best-selling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, four interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family, and her poetry collection After the Fire. Her latest novel Second Watch, the 21st novel in the J.P. Beaumont series, was released in September.

Susan Cummins Miller is a mystery writer who is best known for the Frankie MacFarlane series. Before becoming an author, Miller worked as a field geologist and geology and oceanography professor in Arizona. She currently resides in Tucson, where in addition to writing, she is a research affiliate and SIROW Scholar with the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

“Authors & Appetizers” will take place on November 1, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Civic Center Library (3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.) in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event will also feature live music, hors d’oeuvres and several raffle items. Books by both authors will be available for purchase from The Poisoned Pen at the event.

Tickets can be purchased for $50 per person or $90 per couple ($40 per person/$70 per couple for Friends members) by visiting our website, or calling 480-382-5817.

About The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library

An all-volunteer non-profit organization, The Friends of the Scottsdale Library is a group dedicated to garnering community support for enhanced and expanded Scottsdale Public Library services, programs and materials. Currently, The Friends are raising money to build The Discovery Zone, an early literacy and technological learning area for young children.

Arizona Architect and Historian Illuminates Unique History of Paradise Valley

For Immediate Release

Douglas B. Sydnor will discuss his new book at Scottsdale’s Appaloosa Library

Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 30, 2013) – The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are proud to announce that Douglas B. Sydnor will be hosting a public discussion and book signing for his latest book, “Images of America: Paradise Valley Architecture.” The event will take place on October 15th at the Appaloosa Library (7377 E. Silverstone Drive) from 6pm – 8pm. The event is free, and books will be available for purchase.

Sydnor is a local architect, Scottsdale Historic Preservation Chairman, Scottsdale Library Board Chairman, and author. His previous works include “Images of America: Scottsdale Architecture,” and “Plugger: The Architecture of Reginald Sydnor.”

In “Images of America: Paradise Valley Architecture,” Sydnor features the evolving architecture of the Arizona town from the late 1890s to 2012. The story begins with three surveyors in the late 19th century who were so attracted to the area’s desert beauty that they named the town Paradise Valley. The book then details the adobe homes of the 1920s, the construction of the Camelback Inn resort in 1936, the town’s potential annexation, municipal ordinances and other events that have helped shape the town.

The book also presents an appreciation of the architects who have made a positive impact, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo Soleri, Bennie Gonzales, Ralph Haver, and Blaine Drake. “Images of America: Paradise Valley” is the first architectural publication of its type to document the Paradise Valley community. For more information about this event, please call 480-382-5817.

About The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library

An all-volunteer non-profit organization, The Friends of the Scottsdale Library is a group dedicated to garnering community support for enhanced and expanded Scottsdale Public Library services, programs and materials. Currently, The Friends are raising money to build The Discovery Zone, an early literacy and technological learning area for young children.