Friends of SB Libraries Host
Jack Lasseter & Jim Turner
Save the date! Popular local speaker Jack Lasseter will speak at the MountainView Country Club on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 2 p.m. He will be here to kickoff the 2008 membership drive for Friends of SB Libraries (FSL). His topic this year will be the Arizona Apache Wars from a soldier’s point of view.
Jack Lasseter is a recently retired Tucson attorney whose talks on local history are always entertaining and worthwhile and are sellouts at the Western National Parks store. Mark your calendar now! The meeting is free and open to all SaddleBrooke residents. Tickets are not necessary.
The theme of the 2008 membership drive is “Friends Make a Difference.” By joining the Friends, you make a difference in the quality of life for all of us. Although this meeting will be the official beginning of the annual drive, any new or renewed memberships received in November or December automatically cover 2008; if you make your tax-deductible contribution at the end of the 2007 for tax purposes, you will be included in all 2008 events. Membership forms are available at any of our libraries. Call Mary Hlushko at 825-9674 or Cheryl Freitag at 818-3177 if you have questions about membership.
The year 2008 will be an exciting year for the Friends. Just as you make a difference to us, we want to make a difference in your lives as well. We are starting a series of lectures that will be open to all FSL members at no cost. Talks will be scheduled periodically throughout the year and will include topics such as Arizona geology, Tucson architecture, Tucson history, Mata Ortiz pottery, art, travel, and astronomy.
The Jack Lasseter talk is an example of lectures that will be featured throughout the year, but Jack’s talk will be open to all SB residents, while future presentations will be free to members. Non-members may attend, but for a small charge. So by becoming a member of FSL, you receive not only the satisfaction that you’ve helped stock our libraries but also an opportunity to expand your horizons.
The first speaker in the FSL Lecture Series will be Jim Turner of the Arizona Historical Society. Many of you heard Jim speak briefly in October when he and Nancy Turner shared the stage and Jim provided historical background to the time period covered in Nancy’s historical novels. His talk will be on “Life at the Spanish Presidio de Tucson in the 1770s.” He’s a very interesting speaker with a steady flow of anecdotes about early Tucsonans, and many residents expressed interest in hearing him again.