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program highlights

Desert Foothills Library Independent Film Festival 2014

July – August, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Award-Winners from Festivals Around the World


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Cinematic Reflections, Through the lens of a documentarty film

Every 3rd Tuesday


This film series will trace the evolution of the cold war from its genesis after WW II to its conclusion in 1991

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Hypothyroidism- The Unsuspected Illness  

Thursday, August 21st



Often missed or misdiagnosed, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can impact your metabolism, sleep, ability to handle stress and energy levels. Dr Melissa Coats, a naturopathic physician, will discuss symptoms, diagnosis and treatments that will help support your body & your thyroid. Part of our “Focus on your Health” Scottsdale Healthcare Series.


Limited seating.


Register: 480-488-2286.


Art Nosh Lunch - SMoCA presents

Contemporary Art Topic TBA

Tuesday, September 2 • Noon–1pm


Enjoy a nosh while being educated & entertained by docents from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum guild, in a beautiful setting.


Limited seating.


Registration required: 480-488-2286.


Event is free. Order a boxed lunch provided by Grotto Café (Cost: $10, due when registering by Monday a.m. prior to event date. Choose from 3 menu items: ask at front desk or access menu at www.dfla.org.) OR brown bag it.


Art Nosh Afternoons - Phoenix Art Museum presents



The Other French Revolution

Friday, September 19 • 2–3:30pm


Enjoy a nosh – tea and gourmet treats – while being educated & entertained. Limited seating.


Registration required: 480-488-2286.


Cost: $10


The Long Walk: the Story of Navajo Captivity  

Monday, September 22nd

10:30am - 11:30am


As white settlers and prospectors pushed westward in the latter half of the 19th century, displacement of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands became commonplace.  One of the most tragic episodes of exile was the Long Walk in 1864, when Kit Carson rounded up 8,000 Navajo and forced them to walk more than 350 miles from northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico to Bosque Redondo, a desolate tract on the Pecos River in eastern New Mexico. Presented by the Heard Museum Guild.


Limited seating.


Register: 480-488-2286.



DFLA Book Club

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





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