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.
May 16th at 4:00 pm, MountainView Ballroom
Speaker: Wayne Ranney, Arizona Humanities
Topic: “In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes”
Martha Summerhayes was a refined New England woman who entered the Arizona Territory in 1874 as the young bride of an Army Lieutenant. Traveling in horrific conditions and dreadful heat, she soon despised the wild and untamed land. She gave birth to the first anglo child born at Fort Apache where the native women took her under their care. Gradually, Martha’s attitude towards the desert changed and she soon came to love the starry nights, the clear air, and the simplicity of its inhabitants. She wrote about her experiences in the classic book, Vanished Arizona, still in print since 1908. Ranney has a personal connection to the Summerhayes family, which he shares in the lecture.
There is no fee for non-members to attend this lecture.
For more information about upcoming lectures, visit the Lectures section of this site.