Lecture- Firewise: How to Protect Your Home from Wildfire at Mustang Library

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Firewise: How to Protect Your Home from Wildfire A history of Wildfire in the "Mega Fire" era in the United States, and how a comprehensive Firewise program works to protect homes in Scottsdale from ignition. Location: Scottsdale Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Lecture- Green Buildings at Scale at Mustang Library

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Green Buildings at Scale: How Scottsdale Became One of the Top Five Cities in the Country to Adopt and Implement a Green Construction Code Presenter: Anthony Floyd, FAIA Location: Mustang Library: 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Established in 1998, Scottsdale's Green Building Program was the first in the state and fifth in the

Lecture- Animal Mind Games at Mustang Library

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Animal Mind Games Have you ever been startled by an animal on the trail or around your house and wondered why you didn’t see it at all until perhaps it moved? We’ll explore animal camouflage – what it is, how it’s used, and why it’s effective – using actual examples including some from the Sonoran

Lecture – Early History of the Desert Botanical Garden

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Please join us with speaker Ron Lieberson as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Desert Botanical Garden. Learn how the visionary Gustaf Starck and the wealthy Gertrude Webster worked together to create a botanical garden devoted exclusively to desert plants. See what the Garden looked like 85 years ago and learn about its first

Lecture – Hell in a Very Small Place: A Short Military History of Fort McDowell

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Hell in a Very Small Place: A Short Military History of Fort McDowell This talk covers the military history of Camp (later Fort) McDowell from its inception in 1865 to its closing in 1890. Why was the post built on the Verde River at a location more than 50 miles from the nearest settlement? What

Lecture – The Urbanization of Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Lecture - The Urbanization of Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona has grown from a small rural town to become America’s 5th largest city. Its roots from the late 1800s in agriculture, ranching, and mining launched its growth into a thriving metropolis today. Favorable climate, economic opportunity, and a strong industrial base contributed to this ongoing expansion.

Lecture – A City Comes of Age: The Design, Construction and Significance of Scottsdale City Hall

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Lecture - A City Comes of Age: The Design, Construction and Significance of Scottsdale City Hall This talk will outline the planning, construction, and significance of Scottsdale's 1968 Bennie Gonzales-designed City Hall and the surrounding Scottsdale Civic Center. Scottsdale City Hall, an innovative departure from traditional halls of municipal governance, was listed on the Scottsdale

Lecture: The Stones of Taliesin West

Scottsdale Public Library - Mustang Library 10101 N 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Lecture: The Stones of Taliesin West Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter camp and studio in Scottsdale, is a 20th Century Architecture World Heritage Site. It is also home to many ancient petroglyphs on stone. Noted archaeologist Aaron Wright did a comprehensive study of these Native American images and observed how Wright had incorporated