Desert Foothills Library June 2017 adult events/classes

Information for all events: Contact Destiney Voita or David Court, Desert Foothills Library, 480-488-2286, or,

Where: All events below take place at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, 85331

Cost: All events are free, except where noted.


Adult Summer Reading Program Begins! (6/1 – 7/31)

The Adult Summer Reading Program begins. It’s easy! Just track your time spent reading. You’ll automatically be entered for the Nook drawing and/or 1 of 10 mystery prizes when you complete this year’s summer reading program challenge.  Other prizes to earn include: Chipotle coupon (while supplies last) and a free book you may choose online from an extensive list. Beginning June 1, register and track reading time online at, Nook winner will be notified by mid-August.

2017 Desert Foothills Library Photography Contest

Exhibition dates: July 3 – 21 * library hours

Reception/Award Ceremony: July 8 * 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Pick up photographs: July 22 * Noon – 4 p.m.

Entries have been turned in and are being judged. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places will be awarded, determined by a 60, 30 and 10% division of the entry fee monies. Please direct all questions to Jerry Sieve at


Wednesday, June 7, 10 – 11 a.m.

Fascia & the Mystery of Chronic Pain

Learn about Fascia, a web of fibrous connective tissue that wraps your organs, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. An achy neck, painful hip or stiff back might not be a musculoskeletal issue at all…it might be your Fascia! Join Structural Therapists Dana Sterling and Cody Williams, as they explain how simple strategies can have a tremendous impact on your health & life Register: 480-488-2286

June 9, 10, & 11th (2nd weekend each month)

Chapter2Books Special Sale!

Biggest used bookstore in the North Valley! More than 15,000 books, as well as DVDs, CDs and audiobooks, starting at just 50 cents! Located inside Desert Foothills Library at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., open 7 days a week, or check us out on Amazon. Donations are welcome, and help support the library! 480-488-2777.

Looking for a Fulfilling Volunteer Opportunity?

Join the Desert Foothills Library and make a real impact! Volunteers are needed at the Library and Chapter2 Books. Shifts are generally 3 to 4 hours and available for all days of the week; volunteers will be fully trained. To apply, contact Library Manager Terri Engebretson at or 480-488-2286.


Friday, June 23, 3 – 4 p.m.

There’s More to Dry Eye than Meets the Eye

Do your eyes burn, itch, water or feel tired at the end of the day? Are your eyes red and irritated? These are all symptoms of dry eye. Because we live in the desert, our eyes are more vulnerable to dryness. Unfortunately, dry eye disease is a chronic condition that can affect quality of life. Join Dr. Julie Lam, medical Optometrist, to learn about the different types of dry eye, why artificial tear drops may not always be the best solution, and what other treatment options are available. Register: 480-488-2286.

Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Teen Tech Help Desk

Having trouble understanding your smartphone or computer?  Do you need help setting up accounts or using websites/apps?  Let our tech-savvy teen volunteer help you with these and other technology-related questions. Just bring your device to our Special Collections room or use a library computer to get your question answered. Questions? Contact Brandon Holmes: 480-695-2638. No appointments needed; first-come, first-served.


Thursday, June 22, 10 – 11 a.m.

Cuisine for Health

Learn how to adjust your diet when it has to be modified. Get back on track, be healthier and get the specific nutrients that fit each unique individual case. Colitis, cancer, allergies, heart related complications – there are ways to help those conditions/diseases and have good quality of life. Chef Celine with “Cuisine by Celine” will share a few tips and simple solutions to help you navigate through the maze of diets, nutrients, meal planning and more so you find your way to great flavors and enjoyable dishes! Register: 480-488-2286.

Thursday, June 8th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon (2nd Thursdays)

Literary Salon: Not Your Typical “Book Club”

June topic: “Political Events in Books and Films.” Why do political events motivate people to write about their personal experience or take action?  What type of events do authors use as a backstory?  How does the author/director develop a character to act against injustice or seek truth? Book example: All the Presidents Men by Bernstein and Woodward. Film example: The Manchurian Candidate. No Registration.

June 26, 1 – 3 p.m. (4th Mondays)

Craft N Chat

Do you knit, crochet, or practice another table craft? Join other local enthusiasts monthly for companionable creating and conversation. New crafters and all skill levels are always welcome!
No registration.


Every Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Mahjong Club

Must have basic knowledge of the game. Limited space. Registration required: contact Club Director Andrea Korff at or 480-650-5199. Cost: $4 cash per session. Pay to Andrea Korff at class.

June 13 & 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

2-Day Refresher Course

Tips/Strategies and increasing speed and odds for winning! Limited space. Register with Andrea Korff at 480-650-5199.

Cost: $45


Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Informal chat session using various books, flashcards, etc. Some weeks may feature a half-hour episode of the Destinos DVD series, followed by discussion in Spanish. No instructor. No registration.

Spanish Classes

Spanish Classes Level 1 – 5 will resume in September, 2017.


June 13th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. (2nd Tuesday this month)

Guided Meditation

In this practice, we lie on the floor with closed eyes and relax in the space just before sleep. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket. Registration required: Contact instructor Judith Zeiger 480-760-5645 or
Cost: $6 cash, pay to instructor at each class.

Every Sunday, 11 a.m. – Noon

Gentle Yoga

You are only one yoga class away from a good mood! Yoga for Every Body: through a slow flow of controlled poses you’ll begin strengthening your heart and bones, improving balance, and sharpening the mind. Please bring a yoga mat. Registration Required: Contact instructor, Marina Kachur, at 480-510-6572 or Cost: $8 cash, paid to instructor at each class.

Every Thursday, Noon – 1 p.m.

Restorative Yoga

Great for beginners! Improve your ease of movement, flexibility, breathing and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat. Registration Required: Contact instructor Elizabeth Boisson: 480-363-5275 or

Cost: $8 cash, pay to instructor at each class


June 1st & 15th, 9:30 – 11 a.m. (1st & 3rd Thursdays)

Writing Circle…Just for Caregivers

Join us on a bi-monthly writing journey that will nurture your heart and spirit; as we write, connect, heal and grow in a safe and supportive circle of like-hearted caregivers. Absolutely no writing experience needed! Life and Wellness Coach, Sharon Spector, specializes in caregiver resiliency. Register: 480-488-2286.

June 12th & 26th, 9:30 – 11 a.m. (2nd & 4th Mondays)

“The Healing Pathway”, After the Loss of a Spouse or Partner

Join us on this Journey that will guide you to find a “NEW NORMAL” as you process through your personal grief journey. Led by Hospice of the West facilitators. No registration.

Every Monday, 3 – 5 p.m.

Monday Movies at the Library

New Releases, with a Foreign Film once each month! Check our website for titles.

Tuesday, June 13th, 10 a.m. – Noon (2nd Tuesdays)

Library Book Club

Discussion of The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan. Everyone is welcome!