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Desert Foothills Library August Events

Staff Report~ 8/13/2014

Desert Foothills Library August Events
38443 North Schoolhouse Road
(480) 488-2286
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Mystery Tea Panel Discussion
Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m.

Meet nationally known mystery authors Catriona McPherson, Mark Sullivan, Tim Hallinan, and Graham Brown for a lively panel discussion, while you enjoy iced tea and gourmet treats in a beautiful social setting. Hear about literary and genre fiction from the point of view of four genre writers – why do they read and write what they do? Includes a signed paperback from one of the authors (choose from 4 offerings). Their latest novels will also be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with The Poisoned Pen. Limited seating. Register by calling the library; cost is $15.

Teen Tech Help Desk
Aug. 16, 12-3 p.m.

Having trouble figuring out the latest app for your smart phone? Want to download library eBooks but can’t figure out how to get them from the library to your device? Let library tech-savvy teen volunteers help you with these and other technology-related questions. Just bring your device to our Special Collections room. You may call ahead to make sure that a volunteer is available and knowledgeable about your particular device. No appointments; walk-in only, first-come, first-served.

Friday Movie: Run & Jump
Aug. 22  

After her husband suffers a debilitating stroke, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia Casey struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. Help comes in the form of American doctor Ted Fielding, whose research grant for documenting the family s recovery process takes care of finances but also requires that the straight-laced doctor live with the chaotic Casey family for two months. Although Vanetia initially resents living under Ted s microscope, she soon finds comfort in his calming presence, while Ted grows surprisingly accustomed to Vanetia s dynamic, unpredictable personality. As the two explore their bond within their unique situation, they discover that a new family is beginning to take shape around them. Uplifting and authentic, Run & Jump is an unexpected, unconventional romance about human connection and the power of acceptance. (106 minutes)

Friday Movie: Saints and Soldiers                                                         
Aug. 29

After surviving a massacre in Malmedy, a location behind the German army in Europe, four American soldiers with only one weapon rescue the British pilot Oberon Winley in a tree and they move together, trying to reach the allied forces and save a great number of allied soldiers from a German attack with the information got by Winley in his flight. While marching, each soldier discloses inner secrets to the rest of the group. German w/subtitles. (90 minutes)


Gentle Yoga
Every Sunday, 1-2 p.m.

This slow-paced class focuses on breathing, gentle yoga poses, and stretching to increase flexibility and balance. Please bring a yoga mat. Limited to 15. Special Registration Process: Call or email instructor Sylvia Labrado: (480) 776-4743 or Cost: $5 cash, pay to instructor at each class.