The Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL) was established in 2000 to provide funding for the three SaddleBrooke Libraries located inside the SaddleBrooke and MountainView Clubhouses and the DesertView Performing Arts Center. FSL raises funds for new library materials and equipment through:
- Membership fees
- Community education events
- Fundraising events and activities
- Tax-exempt gifts
Our members support these efforts by volunteering, attending fundraising events , donating library materials, making monetary gifts and encouraging others to join FSL.
We encourage you to become an FSL member and support the SaddleBrooke Libraries.
Annual Membership Drive Lecture: January 17, 2019, 4:00 pm in the MountainView Ballroom
Speaker: Patrick D. Lyons, PhD, Director, Arizona State Museum
Topic: “Ancestral Hopi Migrations: Hopi Oral Tradition and Archaeological Evidence”
Dr. Lyons will discuss the movements of groups ancestral to the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona, through many parts of what is now the southwestern United States, between the A.D. 1200s and 1400s. He will juxtapose Hopi oral accounts of their ancestors’ migrations with archaeological evidence that indicates a southward dispersal from the Four Corners region, some 700 years ago, and a population increase where the Hopi live today, beginning about 600 years ago. Lyons tracks ancient immigrants based on their unique traditions of architecture and ceramics, as well as their funerary practices and other cultural markers, demonstrating connections between the Hopi people of today and many of the region’s ancient cultures, including the Kayenta, the Mogollon, and the Hohokam. There is no fee for non-members to attend this lecture.