Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Raffle winner Gail Fosmire received a $100 check from Barry Swarztberg, FSL vice president.

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

The Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) 2022 Bucks 4 Books Raffle provides funds for the three SaddleBrooke community libraries to purchase new books, audio books, and DVDs. Raffle entrants are eligible for a total of eight cash drawings, 16 celebration event ticket drawings, and a final grand prize drawing in November. For the grand prize drawing, half of the money will go to the libraries, and the other half will be split among three lucky winning ticket holders.

Here are our latest winners for the March drawing:

Gail Fosmire: $100 cash prize

Thomas Christian and Barry Swartzberg: Books 4 Bucks Celebration tickets

Everyone who buys tickets by May 30 will be eligible for the May drawing and all other upcoming drawings.

Purchase 2022 Bucks 4 Books Raffle tickets online at

In-person ticket sales will be held at upcoming monthly FSL lectures. A list of upcoming lectures and their dates is provided at

Ticket prices are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, 8 for $50, and 20 for $100.

Tickets must be purchased by those 18 years or older who are Arizona residents or are visiting Arizona at the time the purchase is made. When you purchase your tickets online, you must be physically in Arizona, according to state regulations. (This will be confirmed during your online purchase.) Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. All winners will be notified by a phone call.

Love Our Libraries? FSL Needs Your Help!

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

The Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) raises money for our three SaddleBrooke community libraries. While our two HOAs provide space for the libraries, our HOA fees do not cover the cost of books, audiobooks, and DVDs. FSL raises funds to ensure our libraries can offer you interesting, up-to-date materials.

We need volunteers to help us:

* Attract and keep members

* Oversee our customer relationship management database

* Manage special events

* Keep residents informed about
FSL activities

Much of the work can be done from anywhere—perfect for seasonal residents or travelers. Please consider volunteering a few hours a month, in person or via the Internet. And be sure to let your friends and neighbors know about these opportunities.

If you are interested, contact FSL President Laura Pauli at 520-818-1742 or [email protected] or FSL Vice President Barry Swartzberg at 520-825-0463 or [email protected] or any FSL board member you may know.

FSL May Lecture to Offer Insight into Navajo Weavings

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

The Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) lecture on Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the DesertView Theater will feature Jerry Fruend. The title of his lecture is “The Gift of Spider Woman: Symbols and Motifs in Navajo Weavings.” Freund, an associate at Medicine Man Gallery on Tanque Verde at East Sunrise Drive, is an expert on Navajo weavings.

Freund will share his knowledge of Navajo weaving and show us examples of weavings that come forward in time from the 19th through the 20th century. According to Navajo lore, knowledge of weaving came from the Gods: It is the “Gift of the Holy Ones.” In addition to the traditional abstract, symbolic designs, the Navajo also make delightful weavings depicting plants, animals, people, and villages.

This lecture is free for FSL members and $5 for nonmembers.