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 We will compare your list to the collection to ensure that requested titles are not withdrawn.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.  


New Additions to the DesertView Library


  • C.J. Box:  Wolf Pack
  • Andrea Camilleri:  The Overweight Kidnapper  
  • Harlan Coben:  Run Away
  • Catherine Coulter:  The Last Second
  • Esi Edugyan:  Washington Black
  • Linda Fairstein:  Blood Oath
  • Joanne Fluke:  Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
  • Anne Hillerman:  The Tale Teller
  • J.A. Jance:  The A List
  • Pam Jenoff:  The Lost Girls of Paris
  • Iris Johansen:  Dark Tribute
  • Martha Hall Kelly:  Lost Roses
  • Phillip Kerr:  Metropolis
  • Delia Owens:  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • James Patterson:  The Cornwalls are Gone
  • James Patterson:  Miracle at St. Andrews
  • Kate Quinn:  The Huntress
  • Karen Robards:  The Fifth Doctrine
  • David Rosenfelt:  Black and Blue
  • C.J. Shane:  Dragon’s Revenge
  • Amor Towles:  Rules of Civility
  • Betty Webb:  Desert Redemption
  • Beatriz Williams:  The Glass Ocean
  • Jacqueline Winspear:  The American Agent
  • Stuart Woods:  Wild Card

New DVDs:

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Chesapeake Shores, season 3
  • Columbus
  • A Dog’s Way Home
  • Fantastic Beasts
  • Genius Picasso, season 2
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • The Mule
  • Oklahoma!
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Ray Donovan, season 6
  • Reign, seasons 1 – 4
  • The Rundown
  • Second Act
  • Stan & Ollie
  • VEEP, seasons 1 – 3
  • Vice
  • Welcome to Marwen

New Non-Fiction:

  • David Browne:  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:  The wild, definitive saga of rock’s greatest supergroup
  • Janice Dean:  Mostly Sunny:  how I learned to keep smiling through the rainiest days
  • Carrie Gibson:  El Norte:  the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America
  • Sana Goldberg:  How to be a Patient: the essential guide to navigating the world of modern medicine
  • Lori Gottlieb:  Maybe You Should Talk to Someone:  a therapist, her therapist and our lives revealed
  • Greg Grandin:  The End of the Myth:  from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America
  • Barry Holstun Lopez:  Horizon
  • Giles Milton:  Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die:  how the Allies won on D-Day
  • Cornelius Ryan:  The Longest Day:  June 6, 1944
  • Gary Sinise:  Grateful American:  a journey from self to service
  • Steffanie Strathdee:  The Perfect Predator:  a scientist’s race to save her husband from a deadly superbug
  • F.B.M. de Waal:  Mama’s Last Hug:  animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves
  • David Wallace-Wells:  The Uninhabitable Earth:  life after warming
  • Edward Wilson-Lee:  The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books:  Christopher Columbus, his son, and the quest to build the world’s greatest library

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 One Library look for the “NEW” Large Print selections 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 One 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 One 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.

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