News & Notes


Do You Belong to a Book Club?

The SaddleBrooke Libraries want to help!

The SaddleBrooke Library system is compiling a list of expected book titles for the numerous community book clubs.  In order to serve your reading needs as best we can, the library system requests that interested book clubs provide their upcoming reading list. We will compare your list to the collection to ensure that requested titles are not withdrawn.  We will also investigate adding appropriate titles to the library’s collection.

What do you need to do?

Have the book club coordinator (just one member of each club, please) provide the expected reading list to Sharon Scanlan at the DesertView Library.  It is helpful to have:

  • The club’s contact information
  • The month the club is going to discuss the title
  • Any information you can provide about the particular book (such as publication date, fiction or non-fiction, and author).

Sharon will share this information with both cataloged libraries.  You can leave your printed list at the DesertView Library, attention Sharon, or if more convenient, at the SaddleBrooke Library, attention Cathy.

We hope that this out-reach to coordinate with the local book clubs will be an on-going project and provide an added service to the community.  See the “Home Page” for a brief listing of some of the popular titles which have been selected by SaddleBrooke book clubs.


New Additions to the DesertView Library


  • Berry, Steve – The Bishop’s Pawn
  • Bohjalian, Chris – The Flight Attendant
  • Box, C.J. – The Disappeared
  • Carr, Jack – The Terminal List
  • Clark, Mary Higgins – I’ve Got My Eyes On You
  • Cussler, Clive – The Rising Sea
  • Dais, Fiona – The Address
  • Genova, Lisa – Every Note Played
  •  George, Elizabeth – The Punishment She Deserves
  • Hillerman, Anne – Cave of Bones
  • Jance, J.A. – Duel to the Death
  • Lawhon, Ariel – I Was Anastasia
  • Leon, Donna – The Tempation of Forgiveness
  • Quindlen, Anna – Alternate Side
  • Quinn, Kate – The Alice Network
  • Rachman, Tom – The Ilalian Teacher
  • Ratner, vaddey – Music of the Ghosts
  • Rosenfelt, David – Fade to Black
  • Scott, J. Todd – High White Sun
  • Shipman, Viola – The Recipe Box
  • Steel, Danielle – Accidental Heroes
  • White, Randy Wayne – Caribbean Rim
  • Wingate, Lisa – Before We Were Yours
  • Winspear, Jacqueline – To Die But Once

New DVDs:

  • Americans, Season 5
  • Anna Karenina
  • Black Tower
  • Brokenwood Mysteries, Season 4
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Coco
  • Cover Her Face
  • Death of an Expert Witness
  • Devices and Desires
  • Disaster Artist
  • Downsizing
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Finding Dory
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Handmaid’s Tale, Season 1
  • I, Tonya
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Last Movie Star
  • A Mind to Murder
  • Mrs. Brown
  • P.D. James – Original Sin
  • Papa, Hemingway in Cuba
  • A Place to Call Home, Season 5
  • Planet Earth:  The Complete Series
  • Shape of Water
  • Shroud for a Nightingale
  • A Taste for Death
  • Thor:  Ragnarok
  • Underground Railroad:  William Still Story
  • Unnatural Causes
  • Vera:  Seasons 5, 6 and 7
  • Weather Man

New Non-Fiction:

  • Benedict, Jeff – Tiger Woods
  • Bergman, Ronen – Rise and Kill First
  • Bowen, Mark – The Telescope in the Ice
  • Brannen, Peter – The Ends of the World
  • Feldman, Noah – The Three Lives of James Madison
  • Fountain, Henry – The Great Quake
  • Gordon, Meryl – Bunny Mellon
  • Hitchcock, William I. – The Age of Eisenhower
  • Kerrison, Catherine – Jefferson’s Daughters
  • Magnusson, Margareta – The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
  • Morton, Mary Caperton – Aerial Geology
  • O’Reilly, Tim – WTF:  What’s The Future
  • Pinker, Steven – Enlightenment Now
  • Rutherford, Adam – A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
  • Schwartz, David N. The Last Man Who Knew Everything
  • Shriver, Maria – I’ve Been Thinking….
  • Taraborrelli, J. Randy – Jackie, Janet, & Lee
  • Van Susteren, Greta – Everything You Need to Know About Social Media
  • Wilkerson, Isabel – The Warmth of Other Suns
  • Leavengood, Betty – Tucson Hiking Guide

Large Print Additions

All three libraries are actively enhancing their Large Print collections to include many current best sellers often found on the 7-Day lists.  In the SaddleBrooke Library look for the “NEW” Large Print selections in the newly enclosed shelves, at the end of the regular Large Print collection.   In the DesertView Library the newest Large Print books are located at the beginning of the shelving for the Large Print collection.  Large Print selections circulate for 28 days.

Books for Sale

Both the DesertView and SaddleBrooke Libraries have books for sale each day during library hours.  New titles are added almost daily, and the prices range from 50 cents to $5.  Proceeds go to purchasing new books.

Volunteer Openings

If you are interested in volunteering at one of the three SaddleBrooke Libraries please stop by DesertView or SaddleBrooke Libraries and leave your name and number so the appropriate person can get back to you. Volunteers typically work a 3 ½ hour shift each week, year round. The available positions include:

  • The front desk volunteer, checking books in and out, and shelving. Need to be comfortable with using the computer.
  • Shelving books
  • Book processing, putting audios in covers, entering data into the computer system, making labels for books, etc.
  • Monitoring the Cholla Library at MountainView by shelving books that have been returned in the book drop, processing magazines for the shelf, and general clean up.
  • Sorting and pricing donated materials

For more information contact one of the Library Managers.

Bookstore Links

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