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Friends to Host Grand Opening Reception of Library’s Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit

Architecture lovers, be sure to attend the Scottsdale Library’s grand opening of Footprints on the Desert, an art exhibit celebrating the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, on Friday, September 21 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Civic Center Library.

Footprints on the Desert will be on display for free at the Library from September 15 through December 31, but this one day only reception will feature special guest Vernon Swaback, who studied under Wright for two years. The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library will be providing appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages at this free event.

Organized by the AZ Heritage Center and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in celebration of Wright’s 150th birthday, Footprints on the Desert includes images and artifacts from his past, as well as designs for structures that weren’t built.

The reception and exhibit will take place in the gallery at Civic Center Library, which in 2019 will become the new home of the Scottsdale Heritage Collection. This will be the last exhibit provided in the gallery by Scottsdale Public Art.

Authors & Appetizers 2013: An Evening of Mystery

The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library would like to thank everyone who came out to Authors & Appetizers on Friday. It was a great event filled with food, fun and fiction!

Event attendees were treated to an evening of mystery with best-selling author J.A. Jance and award-winning author Susan Cummins Miller. The authors spoke about the writing process and shared the personal experiences that led to the creation of certain characters and situations depicted in their novels.

Following the program, fans of the authors were able to have their books signed. Books were also available for purchase thanks to The Poisoned Pen.

The evening concluded with a raffle, where some of our attendees won amazing prize packages.

Thank you to all who attended and all who helped to make this event possible. We’ll see you next year for Authors & Appetizers 2014!

Awesome Prizes Up for Grabs at Authors & Appetizers

This year’s Authors & Appetizers is fast approaching, and the November 1 event is getting more exciting by the minute! In addition to meeting renowned mystery authors J.A. Jance and Susan Cummins Miller, attendees will have the chance to win some amazing prize packages in our raffle.

Raffle tickets will be available at the event. You can purchase tickets for $20 each or  you can buy a package of 8 tickets for $100. Once you have your tickets, you can choose which raffle you’d like to enter.

Take a peek at some of the goodies that are up for grabs!

The Shopping Basket (valued at $800+)

Gift cards for major retailers, med spa gift certificates, designer jewelry and more are all a part of this prize package.

Dinner & Golf (valued at $1,000+)

The winner of this prize package will enjoy dinner at one of the area’s finest steakhouses and a round of golf for four. Plus, you’ll receive a something from a former U.S. Vice President (come to our event to find out more about what’s in that frame!).

Family Fun (valued at $700+)

This family fun pack comes with movie tickets, books, ice cream and more for your family to enjoy.

The Sports Enthusiast (valued at $800+)

Cardinals tickets, a round of golf, a Suns prize pack and more are part of this sports-themed basket.

These are just a few of the baskets that will be part of our raffle. Be sure to come by and check out all of our prizes! Luckily, it’s not too late to buy tickets —  you can purchase them online right now by clicking here.

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.