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.
Lecture on November 21st at 4:00 pm in the MountainView Ballroom
Speaker: Bob Simpson
Topic: “History of SaddleBrooke and the Surrounding Area”
As a Hiking Club leader, Bob Simpson included historical narrative of SaddleBrooke and surrounding areas to enrich the hiking experience. As he delved into the subject, he quickly realized how much local history waited to be explored. Eventually he took a break in leading hikes to focus on research. His initial goal of writing a manual for use by hiking club members would no longer suffice. The research would become the basis for two books which cover 144 square miles. Bob’s research discovered what he describes as “unsuspected new topics” such as old stone dams, Moqui Script, Baca Float and bible translators. Bob sought out the current generation of some pioneer families who prized the stories, souvenirs and photos of their ancestors. This was clearly a rich vein of local history that Bob could tap and share.
There is a $5 fee for non-members to attend this lecture.