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Mrs. Claus Holiday Event

Tue, Dec 11th
10:30am - 12:00pm


We are excited to celebrate the holidays with a visit from Mrs Claus! This event will include stories, crafts & more. Children and families are invited to join us for this fabulous program. Please call (480) 488-2286 to register, or drop in for holiday fun!


Bad Men, Bad Times, & Beautiful Dolls: The Pulp Fiction Era

Tue, Dec 11th
1:30pm - 2:30pm


Charles presents the pulp fiction era (1900-1950s), the creative maelstrom that served as the foundation for science fiction, western, fantasy, hard-boiled detective, and nearly all fiction genres that followed. His insights into the differences between the pulps and the slicks, the authors, and the prevalent writing styles of that era are sure to please old and young alike. He compares the pulp era and present publishing environments with highlights from his personal experiences. Fun audience interaction adds to the stimulating anecdotes Charles reveals in order for attendees to better understand our literary past.

Writing under the nom de plume, Nicolas D. Charles, Dr. Gary Lindner is an active member of the Private Eye Writers of America. His historical detective fiction novels are based on the seminal fiction of the pulp magazine era (1900-1950s). His book series is set during the Great Depression where Chicago’s intrepid protagonist, Private Investigator Nick Verriet and his loyal amanuensis, Amanda Carlisle, tackle a myriad of madcap mysteries featuring a cadre of recurring colorful characters.

To date, Charles has written five books in the Nick Verriet detective mystery series.

Register: 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE 


Sock Monkeys: America's Love Story

Tue, Dec 11th
3:00 - 4:00pm


The Sock Monkey Lady® invites you to join in the fun of America’s Red-Heel Sock Monkey Tradition—a tradition that has sparked interest around the world. Learn about its ‘thready’ origin. View vintage and modern red-heel socks and sock monkeys from her collection whose unique features are the mainstay of this growing tradition. Several sock monkey stories by people whose monkeys have gladdened their lives will be shared. Learn how she got started ‘monkeying around’ and how easily you can, too!

Show and tell! Bring your red-heel sock monkey and/or share your own sock monkey story—time permitting.

Artist and award winning photographer, Dee Lindner, the Sock Monkey Lady®, has promoted the Red-Heel Sock Monkey Tradition through her writing, photography, and creations for nearly thirty years. Her creations have been featured on radio, television, in magazines, and newspapers across the U.S.A.  Novelty products based on her photography have sold throughout the world by numerous publishers. She has written articles for newspapers and magazines, and has appeared on the cover of Country Woman Magazine, wherein she shared her passion for sock monkeys.

Register: 480-488-2286
Cost: Free


Mystical Mandalas

Wed, Dec 12th
2:00pm - 5:00pm


Learn about the fascination, origin, traditions, and rituals of the Mandala as a spiritual tool to relax the mind. We will make a Mandala from a template with pens using ancient symbols and learn some Zentangle designs.  Allow your creative brain to come out and play. No artistic talent needed. After we complete our designs, we'll set our intention, meditate, and enjoy a state of healing and insight. 

Grace Kirkwood uses art as a means of creative awareness to expand your true and authentic self. She brings new ideas and techniques to promote JOY, inner healing, and allow your Inner Child to play and connect with your infinite possibilities for personal growth. You won't want to miss this fun opportunity for self-discovery and awareness through art.

Register by Monday, December 10th: 480-488-2286

Cost: $25


DFLA Book Club

Our Book Club meets at the Library at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month




Craft n Chat

Every 4th Monday of the month


1:00pm - 3:00pm


Do you knit, crochet, or practice another needle-craft? Join The Happy Hookers meet monthly for companionable creating and conversation! No registration.


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