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Book Sale – Friends of the Tempe Public LibraryCity of Tempe


Book sale at Tempe Public Library

TEMPE, Ariz. – Purchase paperback and hardcover books for children and adults at the Tempe Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to

2 p.m. The Friends of the Tempe Public Library is holding its annual Fall Book Sale in the Program Room on the lower lever, used book sales at bargain prices, with selections ranging from classics to recent bestsellers. A selection of audio-visual items will also be available.

The event will begin with a special Members Only sale from 9-10 a.m.

Community members who wish to become a member of the Friends may purchase a membership on the day of the sale. The sale will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Friends of the Tempe Public Library is a non-profit organization that sponsors library programs for adults and children, purchases library equipment and furnishings, and promotes the library’s activities.

The Tempe Public Library is located at 3500 S. Rural Road. For more information on the book sale or purchasing a membership, call the Friends of the Tempe Public Library at 480-350-5599.

Tempe City Council hosts affordable housing summit by azhttp

Nikki Ripley

Communication and Media Relations Director City of Tempe


Tempe City Council hosts affordable housing summit

TEMPE, Ariz. – Tempe community members will gather Saturday, Oct. 20, for a

half-day summit on affordable housing that is meant to spur discussion and

solutions for this pressing need.

City Councilmember Shana Ellis will lead the forum, which takes place from

8:30 a.m. to noon at the Tempe Public Library’s lower level Program Room,

3500 S. Rural Rd. Ellis is Chair of the City Council’s Transportation and

Affordable Housing Committee, which also includes Vice Mayor Hut Hutson as a


Councilmember Ellis will present a current picture of the city’s affordable

housing projects, policies and needs. The city’s non-profit and faith-based

partners also will present local affordable housing projects. A roundtable

discussion will solicit ideas for creating partnerships and pooling

resources to create a workable affordable housing solution in Tempe.

Volunteer Fair at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – Looking for ways to help your community? Get involved by

volunteering at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the Tempe Public Library, the

Tempe Historical Museum and more. Learn about all the available

opportunities at Tempe’s annual Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level Program Room in the Tempe Public

Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

Representatives from more than 20 organizations around the community will be

present to answer your questions and tell you how you can help.

Refreshment will be served. Other groups recruiting volunteers at the event

will include Experience Corps, CARE7 Crisis Response Team, the Petersen

House Museum, Volunteers In Policing and more.

For more information, call the Tempe Volunteer Office at 480-350-5190.

Retirement transition talk at Tempe Public Library by azhttp

Tempe, Ariz. – Retirement can be more than golfing, traveling and sitting

around the house. Participate in an informal panel discussion of the

challenges and opportunities of post-career life.

If you’ve recently retired or are thinking about retirement, sign up for the

Retirement Transition Talk, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Tempe

Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.

The panel includes successful professionals who have made the leap and are

enjoying active lifestyles full of fun and fulfillment. They will share

their personal experiences, tips and techniques for maintaining social

connections, engaging in the community and finding purpose and meaning in a

post-career life.

Ask questions, share ideas, and meet new people who are committed to

reinvention and renewal in the second half of life. Speakers include: Ken

Bond, a retired Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Officer; Doug Cullinane, a

retired civil/environmental engineer; and Ilene Dode, retired President/CEO

of Empact Suicide Prevention Center.

The session is $5 per person and includes coffee and dessert. For

registration, send an email to or call


Tempe Connections is a nonprofit community service program and café based at

the Tempe Public Library. The proceeds from the full-service coffee bar

support programming and community involvement activities for older adults.

“Volunteering 101” session scheduled at Tempe Library by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. -Do you want to help your community, but just don’t know how?

Tempe will host a “Volunteering 101” session will show you how and where you

can help your community, and how volunteering can help you reach your goals.

The free session will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10-11 a.m., in the

Connections Café on the main floor of the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S.

Rural Rd. Registration is required by calling 480-350-5190 by Sept. 14.

Artists show “restraint” in new exhibition by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – An exhibition exploring a number of themes and media

surrounding artists’ personal interpretations of “Containment” will be on

display from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2 in the Lower Level Library, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

The exhibition features work by artists Sandra Luehrsen of Tempe; Denise

Currier of Mesa; Leandro Soto, Kate Timmerman and Denise Yaghmourian, all of

Phoenix; and Hyun Jee Suh of Chandler.

“A container or vessel can take almost any shape and function that a person

can imagine,” Exhibition Coordinator Michelle Dock said.

‘Containers can be as inexpressive as a cardboard box, zip-lock bag or

plastic cup. But in the hands of an artist, containers can be embellished

with meaning and value.”

Containers in this exhibition become intimate vessels for precious objects

and memories like a locket, jewelry box or scrapbook.

Containment also is reflected in two- and three-dimensional objects and

ideas such as confinement, restraint or protection.

For some artists, the theme refers to an object such a teapot, box or bowl.

Some of these objects are functional while others are more decorative. For

other artists, the theme refers to a communication of feelings and

expression of ideas.

Lower Library Gallery hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)

Art, conversation highlight café exhibit by quotes

Art and conversations highlight exhibit at Tempe Connections café

TEMPE, Ariz. – “Conversations,” an exhibition featuring two very active, intelligent and dedicated artists, who are as committed to art making as they are to the development of the local arts community, will be on display from July 27-Sept. 19 in Connections Café at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road.

Gallery Hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)

The exhibit features artist Jeff Falk, of Phoenix, who has been showing his work since 1973 and Katherine Nicholson, of Mesa, who has been showing her work since 1995. Neither had met one another before this exhibition.

While they found that they have varied experiences, these artists also share quite a few approaches to making art. They are both collectors of ideas and materials, they both collaborate with other artists on an ongoing basis and they both share a positive vision for the arts.

It was because of this shared dedication that they were asked not only to show some recent work but also to talk with each other and share their thoughts about art, collaboration and the Valley’s art scene.

Note: the artists will join moderator Rebecca Akins for Art Connections Café, an event that showcases local artists, from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Connections Café.

The Connections Café exhibitions are curated by the city of Tempe Cultural Services Division.

Information: or 480-350-5287.

City of Tempe Independence Day schedule by quotes

City of Tempe Independence Day schedule

TEMPE, Ariz. – In observance of Independence Day, the City of Tempe will close all administrative offices on Wednesday, July 4.

Emergency services will be unaffected by the holiday, and residential and commercial recycling/solid waste collection will take place under normal operating hours.


Tempe Town Lake and its surrounding parks will be open from 4-11 p.m. as US Airways presents the CBS 5 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival. The Town Lake Operations Center will be closed. Kiwanis Recreation Center,

6111 S. All-America Way, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. (480-350-5201 or 480-350-5711). Tempe Beach Park Splash Playground, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, will be closed (480-350-8625). The Jaycee Splash Playground, 715 W. 5th St., will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

(480-350-5200). The Clark Park Swimming Pool, 1730 S. Roosevelt St., will be open from 1-5 p.m. (480-350-5203). The McClintock Swimming Pool, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr., will be open from 1-5 p.m. (480-350-5202).


The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5500). The Tempe Historical Society Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5100). The Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, 3340 S. Rural Rd., will be closed (480-350-5287).


The Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St., will be open from noon to 6 p.m., and the center’s pool will be open from 1-5 p.m.

(480-350-5858). The Westside Community Center, 715 W. 5th St., will be closed (480-858-2400). The Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., will be closed (480-350-5211). The North Tempe Multigenerational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath., will be closed (480-858-6500).


The Ken McDonald Golf Course, 800 E. Divot Dr., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5250). The Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., will be open sunrise to sunset (480-350-5275).

Dr. Seuss – Spring Sensation by quotes

Dr. Seuss highlights free celebration

TEMPE, Ariz. – Families are invited to Spring Sensation, a free day of fun that celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month and Dr. Seuss’

birthday with activities, crafts and stories from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue (Southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Take-home crafts include the “Cat in the Hat’s” hat and a leprechaun mobile. Story times will feature Dr. Seuss’ cast of characters.

Scavenger hunts will send visitors on an adventure through the exhibit gallery.

For information, call 480-350-5100.

Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs by quotes

Museum event examines Schwemberger photographs

TEMPE, Ariz. – Join Arizona State University and city representatives for coffee, a visit to the museum galleries and a lively discussion about the Schwemberger photographs, currently on display in Tempe, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 S.

Southern Ave. (southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Admission is free.

Dr. Robert D. Taylor, Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU West Campus, and Aleta M. Ringlero, Faculty Associate, ASU Curator, Casino Arizona, will discuss the famous photographs, which make up a collection of glass plates produced between 1902 and 1908 of Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo people and places.

About 40 of these historical photographs are on display through March 30 in the library’s Second Floor Gallery, 3500 S. Rural Road, and at the Historical Museum.

About 3rd Thirstday Night Café

3rd Thirstday Night Café features presentations about a variety of topics from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month from January to April and from September to November.

For more on the Schwemberger photographs, visit

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