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The library will be closed Thursday November 26th for Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open at 9 a.m. on Friday November 27th



program highlights

WWII Film-Discussion Series

Schedule 2015-16


"A Duet" an evening of music with Maestro Bob Moody and Arizona Musicfest

Wednesday, December 2nd



The Library hosts the 5th performance of Duet - Musicfest at the Desert Foothills Library with maestro Robert Moody and a variety of musicians. There will be Prosecco, coffee and dessert with the participants following the performance. 

The fee of $30 for this event benefits the Library and AZMusicfest, both non-profit organizations. 


Fee is due when RSVPing in advance: 480-488-2286.

Artists appearing in addition to Bob Moody:


· Brant Taylor, Principal Cello of Arizona Musicfest Orchestra and cellist with the Chicago Symphony 


· Three members from Run Boy Run – Matt Rolland (fiddle/mandolin); Grace Rolland (vocals/cello/guitar); and Jesse Allen (bass). 


· Claire Thai, harpist – 2015 Winner Arizona Musicfest Young Instrumental Competition 


· Jeremy Peterman, piano


If You Love the Old West

Tuesday, November 24th

1:00pm - 2:30pm  


Eric H. Heisner, an award-winning screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker, has a special affinity for the Western genre. His short film, Friend of the Devil, won 3 Film Festival “Best of” Awards, and was named “Best Western Short Film” of 2011 by True West Magazine. With his first novel, West to Bravo, one man finds himself torn between two cultures in this sweeping tale of frontier life in post–Civil War era Texas. After the film, Eric will share stories about his multi-faceted career and inspiration from the Old West.


Book and short film DVD (with “behind the scenes”) package special available for $20. 


Register 480-488-2286.


Music @ the Movies: White Christmas

Thursday, December 3rd

2:00pm – 4.15pm 


This Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby takes place in a Vermont lodge- where it is almost always, a "White Christmas.”


Crafts for Adults: Crafty Fall Card-making!

Wednesday, December 9th

2:00pm - 3:00pm


Every month (dates vary), we’ll make cards for every season, every reason! Join in the fun with Card Crafter Melissa Sunde, who will have all the supplies cut and ready, and will help guide you in making 3 fall greeting cards. You’ll learn new stamping techniques and how to use all kinds of new supplies. Don’t worry if you feel you are not creative – it’s a class for everyone!


Bring double-sided adhesive tape, or purchase at the class for $3.

Registration Required by Monday, December 7, to allow time for preparing class supplies: 480-488-2286

Cost: $15.00


Mrs Claus Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 15th

10:00am - 11:45am 


Children ages 2.5 to age 6 (or those who have not yet entered Kindergarten) are encouraged to attend this 30 minute storytime. We will read books and sing songs for 15-25 minutes and follow it up with a craft or musical activity.



Art Nosh

Art Nosh Schedule 2015-16


Art Nosh Tuesdays Grotto lunch menu | Art Nosh Fridays Local Jonny’s lunch menu


DFLA Book Club

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






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