Library News

Summer Community Puzzle

Summer Community Puzzle

Educa’s 42,000-piece “Around the World” is this summer’s community puzzle. It provides a tour of the world´s leading places and landmarks designed by Adrian Chesterman.

The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at the R. H. Johnson Library and continues during normal library hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday) until the puzzle is completed. You may participate for as much or as little time as you wish. There will be a sign-up sheet to count how many participate and how many hours it takes to complete the puzzle.

2021 Summer Reading Club

The R.H. Johnson Library presents the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is:

Reading Colors Your World.”

The broad motif of “colors” provides a context for exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, as well as developing programming that demonstrates how libraries and reading can expand your world through kindness, growth, and community.”

Participants can record, recommend, discuss books/authors, and have a chance to win great prizes!

Registration is available online: Click Here

Color your world with R. H. Johnson Library by joining the adult summer read program today. There will be drawings for prizes and, in addition, those who participate a minimum of eight weeks will receive a coupon for one free $1 book at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Program starts June 8 thru September 4.

Thursday Night June Movies

June 3, 2021 – “Nomadland”

Winner of three 2021 Oscars (Best Picture, Director and Actress). Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.  (C) (2020) (1hr 47m) (R For Some Nudity).

June 10, 2021 – “News Of The World”

Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken in by the Kiowa people and raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to deliver the child to where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place they can call home. (C) (2020) (1H 58M) (PG-13).

June 17, 2021 – “Knives Out”

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.  With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson & Michael Shannon, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.  (C) (2019) (2h 11M) (PG-13).

June 24, 2021 – “The Call Of The Wild

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world.  Starring Harrison Ford, Omar Sy & Dan Stevens. (C) (2020) (1H 40M) (PG).


Kuentz R.C. (Johnson Blvd. @ Stardust Blvd.)

Presented by the Friends of the R. H. Johnson Library

For Sun City West residents and their guests

$2.00/Person Suggested Donation

(Doors Open @ 6 P.M.) Program starts at 7:00 P.M. or when all seats filled

Please, no saving of seats

(Hearing assisted devices are now available for your use)

Please no food or drink in the theater

R.H. Johnson Library audiobooks available through Libby

R.H. Johnson Library audiobooks available through Libby

Do you plan on traveling this summer and need something to keep you occupied during your trip? Maybe you just need something to listen to while exercising. Whatever the case may be, audiobooks from the R.H. Johnson Library are available for SCW residents through the Libby app. 

Audiobooks on Libby can be played through your smartphone or tablet or iPad to your car audio system to listen as you drive. You don’t have to worry about returning titles they return automatically through Libby with no late fees. Audiobooks can also be sent to play on your Kindle fire using the Overdrive App.

There are many benefits to listening to audiobooks through the Libby app:

  • Play over your vehicle or home sound system.
  • All progress will sync across devices so you can listen across multiple devices – in the car, at the gym or back home!
  • Set a sleep timer until the end of a chapter or for a specific amount of time.
  • Swipe on the book cover to skip backwards or forwards.
  • Download and listen to your audiobooks offline when Wi-Fi is unavailable.
  • Increase playback speed up to 3x for faster listening.

If you would like to search the current collection of audiobooks available on the Libby app, please click here. Sign in using your rec card number. 

Download the Libby app to start listening to audiobooks from the R.H. Johnson Library today! Down below will also be a list of resources for how to use the Libby app in case this is your first time or if you have any questions/need assistance.

Volunteers needed at the R.H. Johnson Library

Volunteers needed at the R.H. Johnson Library

The R.H. Johnson Library is seeking Circulation Monitors and Volunteers.

 Circulation Monitors:

  • Should have some familiarity with computer functions including a computer mouse.
  • Will greet patrons and their guests.
  • Will check patrons and their guest into library.
  • Must be flexible, able to commit to an A.M. Shift (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) / P.M. Shift (12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Should be able to sit for an extended period of time.

 Circulation Volunteers:

  • Should have some familiarity with computer functions including a computer mouse.
  • Ability to push carts laden with books and other materials.
  • Ability to reach overhead, stoop, shelve oversized books and other materials.
  • Must be flexible, able to commit to an A.M. Shift (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) / P.M. Shift (12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Ability to alphabetize, some familiarity with the Dewey system, and to read small print spine labels.

Interested Residents stop by the R.H.J. Library for application.