Desert Foothills Library June 2018 Events

Information for all events: Contact Colleen Crowley, Desert Foothills Library, 480-488-2286, ccrowley@dfla.org, dcourt@dfla.org, www.desertfoothillslibrary.org

Where: All events take place at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, 85327

Cost: FREE

BIRTH – AGE 6 EVENTS

Saturday, June 1st, 1-2pm

Wee Gillis

Wee Gillis is a story about a boy who lives in Scotland and divides each year between the Lowlands, where he learns to call cattle with a very loud voice, and the Highlands where he stalks stags, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Because he can control his breath so well, he is the only one able to play a magnificent new bagpipe. Don Scott will read the story by Mundro Leaf and Wheaton McClanathan will play the bagpipe. Geared to ages 4 to adult. Call to register.

Tuesdays, 9:45am

Story Kids – Preschool Storytime

June 5, 12, 19 & 26

Children ages 3 to 6, or those who have not yet entered kindergarten, are encouraged to join us for a 30 minute storytime featuring books, music, felt stories and musical movement. Each week there will be an activity of some kind that follows the stories. Siblings are welcome. Duke the Therapy Dog, will be visiting the library on June 12. Registration is not required.

Thursdays, 10-10:30am

Little Ones – Family Lapsit

June 7 & 21

Little ones ages 10 to 36 months are invited to join us for a fun 20-minute romp with music, books, rhymes, fingerplays, and felt stories. We reinforce concepts such as colors, shapes & counting to help your child build their literacy skills. Siblings are welcome. Registration is not required.

Wednesday, June 13, 10:30am-Noon

Little Builders

This program is geared to preschoolers to age 6 who wish to develop math, logic, engineering, and creativity skills. We have a variety of S.T.E.M. toys for this age group. Registration is not required.

Wednesday, June 20, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Bebo’s Sing Along with Signs….. ASL Storytime

Join the fun and meet Beebo, the Baby Signs Bear. Parents and children will have an opportunity to share some quality time together as they learn signs for some of children’s favorite songs; such as the ‘Wheels on the bus.” Signing songs is not only a playful activity that helps to foster children’s appreciation for music, it also provides additional support for learning. Children ages 12 to 36 months only. Call to register. Limited spots.

Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Rhymes with Signs … ASL Storytime

Join the fun and bring some of your favorite nursery rhymes to life with American Sign Language. Through a variety of fun, hands-on activities children will learn signs for key words in popular nursery rhymes such as; Itsy Bitsy Spider! Sign language is not only FUN it is also a great communication tool that promotes early literacy skills. Ideal for toddlers 2-3 years old. Limited spots. Must call to register.

KIDS

Wednesday, June 6, 1:30-3:30

Cat Castle – Family Event

Do you have a cat, or other small pet, that would love a space of their own?
We will provide boxes, fabric and colored paper to help you create a perch or cardboard pad for your pet. After a short presentation, families will be able to create the pet perch of their dreams.
This program is for ages 7 to adult. Parents should attend with their children and adults can attend on their own.   Bring your creativity and ideas. Limit of 2 cat castle/pet perches per family. Registration required.

Monday, June 11, 1-3pm

CreateSpace
Kids ages 6 to 11 can join us to build items from a variety of building materials such as: geckobots, snap circuitry, K’Nex, marble mazes and more. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Please call to register.

Monday, June 14, 10:30am

Didgeridoo Down Under
This family-friendly program is a unique fusion of Australia music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun. Call to register.

Saturday, June 16, 1-3pm

Cat Castle – Family event

Do you have a cat, or other small pet, that would love a space of their own?
We will provide boxes, fabric and colored paper to help you create a perch or cardboard pad for your pet. After a short presentation, families will be able to create the pet perch of their dreams.
This program is for ages 7 to adult. Parents should attend with their children and adults can attend on their own.   Bring your creativity and ideas. Limit of 2 cat castle/pet perches per family. Registration required.

Wednesday, June 20, 1:30-3:30pm

CreateSpace
Kids ages 6 to 11 can join us to build items from a variety of building materials such as: geckobots, snap circuitry, K’Nex, marble mazes and more. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Please call to register.

Friday, June 22, 10am – Noon

Homeschool CreateSpace & Game Day
Kids ages 5 to 10 and their siblings can join us to play educational games or build with Legos, K’Nex and Keva Planks. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Please call to register.

Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

June 5, 12 & 19,

Youth Explore the World
Kids will explore countries around the world through food, crafts, cultural icons, geography and more. Each week will feature a different country or area such as Japan, Central America, Polynesia and more. Geared to kids ages 9 to 12. Call for more information and to register.

Thursday, June 21, 1:30-2:30pm

Kilted Spirit

Celtic Music Band

Kilted Spirit Musicians will be here to delight you for one hour with their Celtic music. This will include a combination of jigs & reels, traditional Irish songs, sing-alongs, and modern covers of Celtic rock. This program is geared to older kids and adults. Please call to register. Seating is limited.

Thursday, June 28, 2:30-4:30pm

Lego Club

Bring your imagination and build Legos. Geared to children ages 4-12. June theme is unique havens and we have new kits for kids to build with, but children may build whatever they want. Call to register.

TEENS

Friday, June 1, 4-6pm

Tween & Teen Karaoke

Youth ages 11 to 15 can come to the library and sing along to songs on YouTube.
All songs are clean, popular music. Words will be on the screen and kids can sing along by themselves, or in small groups using a microphone. Prizes. Pizza will be served. Must call to register for this free event, so enough food can be ordered.

Friday, June 22, 1-2:15pm

Teen Painting: Sugar Skulls

KD’s Studio, LLC presents Coco inspired Sugar Skull Painting for teens ages 12 and up.

KD’s studio instructor will provide instruction for participants to create their own painting on canvas. We will provide canvas, paints, pallets, brushes, cups and quality instruction. Limited spots. Must register, or you will be turned away.

Friday, June 22, 4-6pm

Tween & Teen Karaoke

Youth ages 11 to 15 can come to the library and sing along to songs on YouTube.
All songs are clean, popular music. No explicit language. Words will be on the screen and kids can sing along by themselves, or in small groups using a microphone. Prizes. Pizza will be served. This event repeats 2 more times. You must call to register for this free event, so enough food can be ordered.

Desert Foothills Library

June 2018 Adult Events/Classes

Information for all events: Contact Ashley Ware, Desert Foothills Library, 480-488-2286, aware@dfla.org, www.desertfoothillslibrary.org

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.

LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Friday, June 1st through Tuesday, July 31st

Libraries Rock! Adult Summer Reading Program Begins!

Want to join the Adult Summer Reading Program? It’s easy! Just track your time spent reading and you’ll automatically be entered for the Library’s Grand Prize. Beginning June 1st, register and track your reading time online at www.maricopacountyreads.org and claim your prize for each milestone along the way; 250, 500, 750, and 1000 minutes! Prizes include coupons for great food and a free book you may choose online from an extensive list. #read20az

Not a big reader, but still want to participate? Attend any of our designated Libraries Rock! programs and add an entry into the Library’s Grand Prize! Keep an eye out for all of the fun musical programs this summer!

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LIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Friday, June 8th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Restore with Music & Color

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity! Researchers and art therapist alike have pushed the stress relieving and mind restoring benefits of adult coloring. These pages have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety. Please join us for a casual adult coloring session! All materials will be supplied, including coffee & water.

Register: 480-488-2286.

LIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Tuesday, June 12th 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Rock’n’Roll of the 50’s with Larry Roberts

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Larry will be performing rock’n’roll hits of the 50’s! DooWop, Twist, and Rockabilly! Performances of these great songs live on the Korg PA3x arranger keyboard; along with the music there will be vocals representing artists of that era. An education on how the music of the past influenced artists of today!

Larry is a newcomer to the Phoenix Valley. He started his music career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the age of eight. He is a multi-instrumentalist; accordion, piano, keyboard, guitars, and vocals and a band leader and solo artist. A Nashville recording artist in the 70’s, performing with the top studio musicians Larry became well-traveled in the US with twenty years in South Florida.

Register: 480-488-2286

LIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Saturday, June 23rd 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Reception for the book launch of Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch, the Photographs of Herb Cohen

The history of the culture of a community is often lost to time. But it can be captured for all to remember and future generations to enjoy. Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch /The Photographs of Herb Cohen, is a striking collection of photographs that showcases the last of a way of life before a major transition was about to occur in the desert area of Cave Creek, north of Phoenix. Created with much care, the 150-page hardcover book was created by long-time Cave Creek resident and filmmaker/producer Suzanne D. Johnson of Gnosis Media. After learning of Cohen’s extensive portfolio of never-before-seen images, she partnered with renowned “Arizona Highways” photographer Jerry Sieve to help breathe life into the negatives and slides.

Advance copies can be reserved for $50. For $150, buyers can select one of three 16 x 20 matted, 8 x 10 Cohen photographs custom created by Sieve. Visit www.gnosis.media or call 480-488-2691 for more information.

Register: 480-488-2286

Art Exhibit

Monday, June 18th through Monday, July 2nd

Exhibition of the Photographs of Herb Cohen

LIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Thursday, June 28th 11:00-12:30 p.m.

Clarissa’s Feel Good Series – Italian Gluten-Free Cooking Class

Learn how to make sumptuous Italian Gluten Free meals based on Clarissa Burt and Rita Romano’s The Italian Gluten Free Gastronomy Cookbook. You can now eat pasta, pizza and pane (bread) without the dangers of gluten. Gluten, the naturally occurring proteins in wheat, barley and rye can be life-threatening to people with celiac disease causing diarrhea, bloating, gas, fatigue, low blood count (anemia), osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple Sclerosis. Migraine headaches, inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips is also common in gluten intolerance.

Clarissa Burt is an internationally renowned supermodel, award-winning actress, television/radio producer, public speaker, author, writer, emcee and survivor of the Celebrity Survivor TV show! Clarissa has graced the cover of over 250 fashion and beauty magazine covers and has walked the runway for many major international clothing designers. Ms. Burt’s rise to celebrity stardom started in Italy where she lived for 30 years. A Beauty and Lifestyle expert, her signature beauty, wellness and lifestyle brand celebrates all women through her signature four pillar philosophy; Look Good, Feel Good, Be Good and Greater Good. $20.00 per person

Register: 480-488-2286

LIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Thursday, June 28th 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Clarissa’s Look Good Series – Non-Toxic Cosmetics

Let’s get the toxins out of our beauty regime!  It’s time for us to put in place a healthy self-care regime!!  Clarissa Burt will show you how to make your own inexpensive and very effective cosmetics, skincare, hair care, lip balm, lipstick and so much more!  You’ll be using only the finest ingredients, oils, essential oils, pigments, butters, crèmes, etc. After her many years as a supermodel, actress, media producer, and beauty editor for various magazines, Clarissa is thrilled to be passing along her non-toxic beauty secrets to you!

Clarissa Burt is an internationally renowned supermodel, award-winning actress, television/radio producer, public speaker, author, writer, emcee and survivor of the Celebrity Survivor TV show! Clarissa has graced the cover of over 250 fashion and beauty magazine covers and has walked the runway for many major international clothing designers. Ms. Burt’s rise to celebrity stardom started in Italy where she lived for 30 years. A Beauty and Lifestyle expert, her signature beauty, wellness and lifestyle brand celebrates all women through her signature four pillar philosophy; Look Good, Feel Good, Be Good and Greater Good. $20.00 per person

Register: 480-488-2286

LIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Thursday, June 28th 3:00-4:30 p.m.

From Sea Stories to Novels with Author Anne Wilson

Anne A. Wilson graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served nine years active duty as a navy helicopter pilot, which included deployment to the Persian Gulf. The Naval Helicopter Association named Anne and her crew Helicopter Aircrew of the Year, an award given for search and rescue. Anne will speak about her navy background and how this influenced the writing of her novels. She will also give a slide presentation with photos from her navy days.

Register: 480-488-2286

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June 8th, 9th, & 10th (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! www.Chapter2BooksAZ.com. 480-488-2777.

Thursday, June 7th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (1st Thursdays)

Music @ the Movies

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program

Join us for a celebration of movie musicals! Hosted by music enthusiast, Annis Scott

June Movie: Immortal Beloved; this biography chronicles the life of the classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Gary Oldman) and his painful struggle with hearing loss. Following Beethoven’s death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler (Jeroen Krabbe), searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer’s love letters as “immortal beloved.” As Schindler solves the mystery, a series of flashbacks reveals Beethoven’s transformation from passionate young man to troubled musical genius. 2 hours, 5 minutes

No registration

Monday, June 4th, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (1st Mondays)

The Literate Foodie Club

Love food, books, cooking and conversation? We will explore all these and more. June Topic: Cooking Show & Tell by Everyone! Facilitated by Dana Rakinic. Questions? Contact danarakinic@gmail.com.

Register: 480-488-2286.

Cost: $10

Thursday, June 14th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (2nd Thursdays)

Library Book Club

Discussion of Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart. Everyone is welcome!

No Registration

Monday, June 25th, 1:00-3:00 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 Monday, 3:00 p.m.

Monday Movies at the Library

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

No Registration

TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL CONTENT

Teen Tech Help Desk

Get help with many of your technology needs; e-mail accounts, apps, and downloading e-books, setting up devices, Windows 10, websites and more! Bring your device or use a library computer to get your questions answered. Contact Bo for more information; Contact Bo Manuszak: manuszakbo@yahoo.com. No appointments needed; 1st-come, 1st-served

Every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

E-Media & Library Digital Content Help

Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks can be easy through the library’s digital collection! Each week there will be an informal drop-in class for anyone with questions about Overdrive, RB Digital, or any of the apps the library offers. We will show you how to download the apps to your phone or tablet and how to navigate the digital collection. No question is too small! Please bring your device and have your library card ready! For Apple users your Apple ID will be needed.

No Registration

SPANISH OFFERINGS

Every Wednesday, 10:30-12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Informal chat session using various books, flashcards, etc. No instructor.

No registration

ONGOING HEALTH & FITNESS CLASSES

Every Sunday, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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 and light blanket.

Registration Required: Contact instructor, Marina Kachur, at 480-510-6572 or yokama14@gmail.com.

Cost: $8 cash, paid to instructor at each class.

Every Sunday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Natural Body Movement

Classes are a gentle approach to movement. Emerging from mindfulness, learn to trust the body’s sensations while increasing strength, flexibility and mental clarity. Release stress, tension and chronic pain. Please bring a light blanket.

Registration required: Contact instructor Judah Page: 602-931-2865 or judah.page@gmail.com.
Cost: $10 cash, pay instructor at each class

Every Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Restorative Yoga

Great for beginners! Improve your ease of movement, flexibility, breathing and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and light blanket.

Registration Required: Contact instructor Elizabeth Boisson: 480-363-5275 or evboisson@yahoo.com.

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

MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS

Monday, June 4th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (1st Mondays)

Caring for the Caregiver

Taking care of yourself is essential in being able to take care of your loved one. Join us for this opportunity to fellowship with other caregivers. Led by Hospice of the West facilitators.

No registration

Monday, June 11th, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (2nd & 4th Mondays)

Monday, June 25th, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

“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