Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

2022 Bucks 4 Books Raffle—Good for You and Our Libraries!

Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries Vice President Barry Swartzberg gives Gus Pachis the Bucks 4 Books Raffle’s $100 cash prize for October.

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

The Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries 2022 Bucks 4 Books Raffle raises money to buy new books, DVDs, and audiobooks for the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries. But it’s a win–win, because half of the money goes to the libraries, and the other half is distributed in cash prizes to lucky ticket holders.

The October drawing winners are Gus Pachis, who won $100, while Susan Allen and Samuel Horwitz won tickets to the Nov. 30 “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Bucks 4 Books Raffle Celebration in the MountainView ballroom.

100 Things to Do in Tucson Featured at FSL January Lecture

Clark Norton, a veteran travel writer, will share his knowledge of sites to visit in the Old Pueblo.

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in the DesertView Theater, Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) will host the fourth in its 2022-23 lecture series. Clark Norton will present “100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die.”

Tucson is a dream destination for people who love the outdoors, Old West history, warm winters, and tasty Mexican food. Norton can help you discover the best of the city’s diverse “borderlands” culture, including lively arts and food scenes, colorful festivals, unforgettable scenery, and beautiful sunsets. Hike in Saguaro National Park. Learn the secrets of the desert at the one-of-a-kind Desert Museum. Watch (or ride in) El Tour de Tucson, a 100-mile bike race, then refuel with an award-winning Sonoran hot dog. Visit the 1775-era El Presidio, where “modern” Tucson was born or escape the summer heat atop the pine-forested 9,157-foot-high Mount Lemmon, just an hour from downtown. Marvel at the array of precious stones and dinosaur skeletons at the annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, held at some 50 locations around the city, an event that attracts vendors from around the world. Local author and veteran travel writer, Norton shares his love for his adopted home in the Old Pueblo. His eye for detail and helpful itineraries will prove ideal for visitors, snowbirds, and even long-time residents.

Norton has authored 18 travel guidebooks (including Secret Tucson: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure), as well as hundreds of articles for major publications, websites, and his popular travel blog A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Clark has won several top travel-writing awards and visited more than 120 countries. He and his wife Catharine have now settled happily in Tucson where they never run out of things to do.

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