Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Upcoming lectures: Arizona Women Who Made History

Each year Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries provides our community with several informative and entertaining lectures. All are offered free of charge to FSL members, while non-members are charged a nominal $5 fee to attend some of the lectures.

On October 15, 2015, our speaker will be Jan Cleere, a well-known author and historian. Jan will talk about influential women of pre-statehood Arizona. She is the author of the recently published book Levis and Lace that is available through the SaddleBrooke Libraries.

The SaddleBrooke Libraries’ collection also contains two other books by Jan Cleere: Amazing Girls of Arizona and Outlaw Tales of Arizona.

This lecture will be held in the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and is offered free of charge to all.

Thriller writer Becky Masterman

Thriller writer Becky Masterman

Discover a new author with great critical reviews

Come and meet thriller writer Becky Masterman at the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries’ next Author Luncheon to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 20. As the former editor of a forensic medicine encyclopedia, Masterman brings a unique background to her mysteries. Largely unknown to the general public, she has received widespread praise from critics for her first mystery novel, Rage Against The Dying. And more rave reviews for her just published second thriller, Fear The Darkness. Both feature a fun and fearless 59-year-old retired FBI agent named Brigid Quinn.

Tickets are now on sale at the HOA 2 administration annex. A beautiful luncheon of chicken citrus salad will be served or you may choose a vegetarian option. Please remember that early purchasers get the choice tables.

If you have questions about this event, please contact the Co-chairs of FSL Author Luncheons: Judy Kany at 520-818-1181, [email protected] or Elaine Kienitz at 520-825-1560, [email protected].

Hop on board for a SW Utah Parks bus tour

Departing on October 5, this week long bus trip includes:

* A Monument Valley tour featuring information about the Navajo culture including demonstrations of basket weaving, rug weaving and sand painting

* An evening sound and light show while floating down the Colorado River

* A tour of the Arches and Canyon Lands featuring an expert step-on tour guide

* Special tour on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge, the world’s largest known natural stone bridge

Lodging will be provided at Lake Powell Resort with marina lake view rooms. All dinners, two lunches and four breakfasts are included in the tour fee. Cost: $1,900 per person; $3,800 per couple

To register for the tour, please visit to download and complete the tour registration form.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Barry Swartzberg at [email protected].