If you like great food, delicious cocktails and excellent views of the Arizona desert, you can enjoy all of that while supporting the Scottsdale Library during Thursdays in May.
The Friends are the official nonprofit partner for Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch‘s Community Thursday program. This means five percent of all sales at Bar Six40 and Kitchen West on Thursdays (after 4pm) next month will be donated to the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library.
The Friends will be designating any money raised to the Scottsdale Heritage Connection, which is a fundraiser to build a permanent exhibit at Civic Center Library to showcase all of Scottsdale’s written and photographic history.
To participate, all you need to do is enjoy a delicious meal at either Bar Six40 or Kitchen West during any of the five Thursdays in May 2018. You don’t need to mention the Friends or Scottsdale Library, but the more people you bring, the more money we raise.
Please spread the word and help us preserve Scottsdale’s history while enjoying happy hour or dinner and one of the last chances to dine outside until October.
The Scottsdale Library will host a series of free monthly events to showcase the history of the city beginning Thursday, February 22.
The events will all take place at the Civic Center branch from 6pm to 7pm, and will be hosted by Scottsdale historians and authors Joan Fudala and Doug Sydnor. Each session will have a theme, and will feature photos, videos and other historic documents collected by the City.
The first event on February 22 will focus on Scottsdale Special Events History. Subsequent events that are already planned include:
- Scottsdale Art History on Thursday, March 8
- Scottsdale’s History of Preservation on Thursday, April 12
- Scottsdale’s Historic Properties & Architectural History on Thursday, May 17
The salon series will promote the Library’s Scottsdale Heritage Connection, a project of the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library to create a permanent exhibition that showcases all of the City’s historical documents.
For more information on the series or the City’s historical collection, please visit http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/historical.
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library participated in 1st Bank’s annual Good Week on November 14 to raise money for the Scottsdale Heritage Connection (SHC).
SHC volunteers at 1st Bank Good Week event
Good Week provided free lunches at its branches in Gilbert and Scottsdale all week from local restaurants. The Friends partnered with Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers, which offered burgers, macaroni and cheese and non-alcoholic drinks.
The Friends were able to promote the SHC and raise money from interested donors. The event raised over $100 toward the SHC project.
Thank you to 1st Bank for providing this platform to promote the preservation of Scottsdale’s history.
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are excited to once again partner with Barnes & Noble on a book fair, with a portion of book sales proceeds benefiting the Friends.
From Thursday, September 7 through Tuesday, September 12, you can participate in one of three ways:
These are all great ways to support lifelong learning while also raising money for the Scottsdale Library. Thank you for your continued support.
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.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, simply take the following steps to participate:
- Visit https://www.tuftandneedle.com/?p=993dc660
- 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.
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library are once again excited to be partnering on the Children’s Learning & Play Festival, set for September 9 at WestWorld in Scottsdale from 9am to 4pm.
Last year’s inaugural event drew over 12,000 attendees for a day of children’s activities including authors and illustrators, S.T.E.M. programming and a play zone with games, arts and crafts.
The Friends are once again sponsoring the authors and illustrators, which last year included Marc Brown, author of the Arthur the Aardvark book series that was adapted into a PBS children’s show. This year, authors will be selling and signing copies of their books thanks to a partnership with Barnes & Noble, who will be processing all transactions and donating a percentage of sales of the Friends.
Just like last year, the Festival is free of charge for all attendees, and will be indoors and air-conditioned. Parking will be $5, and we are requesting a non-perishable food donation to support the Vista Del Camino Food Bank.
This year’s Children’s & Learning Festival is presented by Tuft & Needle.
The Mustang Library branch officially turns 30 years old on June 13.
While it may not have the visual recognition of the Arabian branch or the Old Town history of Civic Center, it’s the second oldest branch in Scottsdale and also the second biggest at over 31,000 square feet.
It also provided new innovations to Library patrons like drive-up window service for check-outs and returns.
If you haven’t been to Mustang in awhile, stop by to celebrate its 30 years as a mainstay in the Scottsdale community.