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Scottsdale Public Library Newsletter
June 2019

Summer Reading

Just because school is out doesn't mean reading stops! Help us kick off our FREE Summer Reading Program held by the libraries here in Scottsdale! This program will begin June 1 and last until Aug. 1.

Kids, teens and adults of all ages are all invited to participate by logging their minutes online and earn rewards along the way. Participants will also receive a free book upon completion of the program. Join us in all the fun!

Readers who stop in to register on June 1 will be entered into a drawing to win a basket filled with library goodies at Appaloosa Library, Arabian Library, Civic Center Library, and Mustang Library.

For more information please visit



Wash Away Your Fines

From June 1-7, all Scottsdale libraries will be participating the annual Wash Away Fines water bottle drive. During the week, each water bottle donated will remove .50 cents in fines owed with a limit of up $24.99 in total. Water bottle donations will be brought to Vista del Camino Community Center Hydration Station to assist those in need this summer.

For more information please visit



Mark Carter Science

Engage your brain at this entertaining program where Mark Carter will demonstrate that there is science in everything we do.

Mark Carter Science
3-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18
Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251



Kids Café

(ages 0-18 / 60 min.) Join the library for a free lunch provided by Scottsdale Unified School District, followed by an educational activity.

Kids Café
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, June 10-25



The MUFON Recipe:
Science, Education, Research and a Dash of Fun

Meet the members of the Mutual UFO Network as they seek to answer the question, "Are we alone in the universe?"

The MUFON Recipe
10:30 a.m. – noon Saturday, June 1
Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

2–3 p.m. Saturday, June 1
Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

1–2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30
Rio Montana Park, 11180 N 132nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

3:15–4:45 p.m. Sunday, June 30
Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 




A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America

Biographer Katrina Shawver shares the inspiring story of Henry Zguda, a Polish political prisoner, who survived 3 years in Auschwitz and Buchenwald and went on to live the American dream.

Henry: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America
6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12
Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251



Free Access to Local and National Newspapers With Your Library Card

Find what you are looking for by searching in current and archived articles for the Arizona Republic and Wall Street Journal! These can be found in the Newspapers section of the Scottsdale Public Library website. You can get full access to the New York Times through these simple steps:

Access from Home:

To activate your subscription, you'll need to log in or register first.
Enter code 1e6fb87490c44073 to redeem your 72 hours of full access. *Note: You can use the same process and code again to continue to gain full access after the 72 hours have expired. You can redeem indefinitely, but must do so every 72 hours.



Mighty Mud Mania Returns for its 44th Year

It's time for muddy family fun at Mighty Mud Mania; 7 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 8. Located in Chaparral park, 5401 N. Hayden Road, MMM offers muddy obstacle courses for every age group and ability level. Adults can run the extreme course for just $10 or accompany their children for free. Be sure to wear your grubbiest lace up tennis shoes and  clothes, as you are likely to get muddy. Admission fee is waived with donation of a non-perishable food item for Vista del Camino's food bank!

Pre-register and pick up your wristbands at one of three locations so you are ready to go on June 8 or pick them up at "Will Call" on event day!

For all the dirty details visit and search "Mighty Mud Mania".

Mighty Mud Mania
7 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 8
Chaparral park, 5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258



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