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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.

Giant puzzle fun returns to Sun City West!

This summer marks the ninth in a row that the R.H. Johnson Library will offer a giant Summer Community Puzzle for all interested Sun City West members to help assemble.

Consisting of 18,000 pieces, “Magical Bookcase” by Ravensburger is a highly detailed and colorful puzzle where if you look closely, you’ll find wacky objects, scenes and even houses.

The clock will begin ticking at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, and will continue every day during the library’s operating hours until the project is completed.

All Sun City West members are invited to come in out of the heat and join in the fun. You may work on the puzzle for as much or as little time as you wish. The library is located at 13801 Meeker Blvd., at the corner of R.H. Johnson and Meeker boulevards. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Summer Community Puzzle

Ravensburger’s 18,000-piece “Magical Bookcase” is this summer’s community puzzle. It is a highly detailed and colorful puzzle designed by Colin Thompson. Look closely and you will find wacky objects, scenes, and even houses! The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5 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.

2019 Summer Reading Club

Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a good book. Now a summer tradition much like the community puzzle, the 2019 Summer Reading Club runs from Wednesday, May 29 thru Saturday, September 7. You read for fun and prizes and you select what you wish to read. All R. H. Johnson Library print books, eBooks, CD audiobooks, and digital audiobooks qualify. In addition to drawings for a variety of fun prizes, 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 on November 16. For more information and to register, stop in the library.

May Book Sale

All are welcome to the Friends of the R. H. Johnson Library book sale on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Hall (19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd., next to Fry’s Food). The Friends’ sales are famous for the excellent quality and enormous quantity of gently used books, puzzles, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs at bargain prices. Best of all, the sale proceeds always go directly toward purchasing new items for the library. Books and other items for donation are gratefully accepted at the library, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday.

May Movies

May 2, 2019  –  “On The Basis Of Sex”

Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones), On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), to fight the case that catapults her into one of the most important public figures of our time. (C) (2019) (2h) (PG-13)

May 9, 2019 – “Three Identical Strangers”

This award-winning documentary tells the astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives. (C) (2018) (1h 37m) (PG-13)

May 16, 2019  –  “Green Book”

Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. (C) (2018) (2H 10M) (PG-13 For Some Language)

May 23, 2019 – “Apollo 11”

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.  (C) (2019) (1h 93m) (NR)

May 30, 2019 – “The Upside”

The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Inspired by a true story, this heartfelt comedy also stars Nicole Kidman.  (C) (2019) (2h 6m) (PG-13)



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

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

Author Anne Hillerman

The R. H. Johnson Library is pleased to present New York Times Bestselling Author Anne Hillerman in a book talk and signing on Thursday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall- West (19803 North R. H. Johnson Blvd., next to Fry’s Food). Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. for residents with a valid Rec Card and at 9:30 a.m. for the general public. All are welcome and tickets are not required. Her books, including the newest, “The Tale Teller,” will be available for purchase at the event.

Anne Hillerman, the daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues the mystery series her father began in 1970 featuring Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn, and Bernadette Manuelito. She lives and works in Santa Fe with frequent trips to the Navajo Nation.