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Arizona's Greatest Battle

Fri, Sep 29th

2:00pm - 3:00pm


On September 1st, 1857, the biggest, single battle ever fought in Arizona only lasted half an hour. Largely unknown in the annals of Arizona history, it was perhaps the most important battle ever fought by the O’Odham (Pima) and Piipaash (Maricopa) people. Presenter Steve Hoza, currently working at the museum on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, explains how this single engagement ended hundreds of years of attacks from the traditional Piipaash enemies from the West.


Register: 480-488-2286.


Gifted Kids 101 Workshop: 8 Kinds of Smart

Sat, Oct 7th

1:00pm - 2:15pm


Youth author and educator, Barbara Gowan, will present a 1 hour workshop with fifteen minutes for questions to follow.


Eight Kinds of Smarts


Discover your child's "smarts" and help them build on their natural strengths to learn more easily. We'll explore the Theory of Multiple Intelligences and examine the resources available in the library's collection.  


Please call to register.

This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This is part of a grant we wrote to provide more resources for gifted learners.


Register: (480) 488-2286


Enrique Garfias, First City Marshal of Phoenix

Thu, Oct 12th

2:30pm - 3:30pm


Drawing from his new biography Dogged Pursuit: Tracking the Life of Enrique Garfias, author Jeffrey Richardson will provide highlights from Garfias' career as a law man, explaining his historic importance, along with previously unknown facts about his personal life. Books will be available at $20 cash and a donation to the Library will be made from each sale. 


Register: 480-488-2286.


Desert Foothills Library Independent Film Festival (7/7 - 8/25/2017)

Fridays at 10.30 a.m.


Click here for full list of films


DFLA Book Club

Our Book Club meets at the Library at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month




Craft n Chat

Every 4th Monday of the month

1:00pm - 3:00pm


Do you knit, crochet, or practice another needle-craft? Join The Happy Hookers meet monthly for companionable creating and conversation! No registration.


For a more complete schedule of programs and events, please click here



Adult Events Brochure September

Youth Events Brochure September