September 2017

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Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Bell Rock Plaza
Suite 51 A
Sedona AZ 86351
Library Closed for Labor Day
The Library will be closed on
Monday, September 4, for Labor Day.  
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5.
We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!
Book Signings with J.A. Jance and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
This month, the Library is sponsoring book signings by two authors: J.A. Jance and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger.
J.A. Jance 
Meet J.A. Jance at the Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road, on Thursday, September 14, at 5 p.m. Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will speak on Saturday, September 30, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek and on Sunday, October 1, at 1 p.m. in the community room at Sedona Public Library. Books will be for sale during these events.
J.A. Jance, a bestselling author, is on tour promoting her latest book "Proof of Life," a J.P. Beaumont mystery. Jance's writing career spans three decades and includes more than 50 books in four different series.
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
A native of Arizona, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will be signing her new book, "The Journal of Sedona Schnebly." The book tells the story of Heidinger's great-grandmother and contains 30 images from the Schnebly family's private collections.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Mexican Consulate Financial Workshop: The Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix will present a financial information workshop for Mexican citizens on Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community room.
  • Blood Drive: Make a difference in our community by giving blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group will offer a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing
  • Human Library Project: Sedona Public Library, the Rotary Club of Sedona, and Sedona International City of Peace will present a "Human Library" event on Thursday, September 21, in celebration of the International Day of Peace. Come to the Library from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to "check out" one or more interesting people who will be "human books" you can question and learn from. Human books will share their stories of being marginalized, categorized, or stigmatized for their differences, with the goal of dissolving prejudices, gaining understanding, and developing new ways of relating.
  • Banned Books Week Events: As part of Banned Books Week, the Library will hold an intellectual freedom seminar on Tuesday, September 26, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the community room, with guest speakers Christopher Fox Graham from the Red Rock News and OLLI facilitator Paul Friedman. Learn what intellectual freedom is and how it is essential to a democratic society.
Additionally, two book discussions will take place on Friday, September 29, in the Quiet Study. From 2 to 3 p.m., "Fahrenheit 451" will be discussed, and from 3 to 4 p.m., the discussion will focus on "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Some copies of the books will be available at the Library after September 1; patrons are also encouraged to place a hold on a copy in the library catalog themselves.
  • Pumphouse Poetry Event: On Friday, September 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., join us for a Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project program. The featured guest will be Eric Holowacz, current director of the Sedona Arts Center, with poet Jordan White opening. The musical guest will be Tim Young.
Donor Spotlight
This summer's annual reading program, "Build a Better World," was a tremendous success, and we are grateful to 19 local businesses and community members for their support. The program engaged 103 adults, 255 kids, and numerous library staff and volunteers who were all able to celebrate reading and literacy with prizes for our readers and refreshments for our program finales.
From babies whose parents read to them, to adults who learned about new genres, everyone enjoyed the program; most importantly, everyone read a lot! Adults completed 140,000 pages, and kids read for 149,859 minutes! Additionally, adults contributed three big boxes full of food for the Sedona Food Bank. 
Pictured above, clockwise: Andrew Makdesi; Andrea Lhotka and Sophia Zarifis-Russell; Cynthia Janklow and Sandy Kreml; Alison, Justyn, and Melany Chávez.
A big thanks to this year's donors: 89Agave; Arizona State Parks; Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors; Bearizona Wildlife Park; Builders FirstSource; Chipotle Mexican Grill; Cleaner Quicker Car Wash; Cold Stone Creamery; Famous Pizza; Hummingbird House; L'Auberge de Sedona; Natural Grocers; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI); Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen Sedona; Ramsey's Rocks and Minerals; Safeway; Sedona International Film Festival; Starbucks Coffee Store No. 24425; and Tlaquepaque Toy Town.
Thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful program! We do it for you, and we couldn't do it without you!
Huge Sale at the Bookstore!
Stop by the Friends bookstore from Tuesday, September 5 through Saturday, September 9 to take advantage of our Labor Day blowout sale. Fill a bag for only $12 (excluding audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs) or pay half-price if not buying a bagful.
The bookstore is located in the house adjacent to the main library. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Movies in September
Join us on Monday evenings in September for a free movie. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on Labor Day.
  • September 11: A Monster Calls, about a grieving boy who finds an unlikely ally in a tree monster that visits him at night.
  • September 18: My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne Du Maurier's novel about a young man who becomes obsessed with his beautiful and mysterious cousin.
  • September 25:Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow as two opposites who meet at a dinner party.
Join the Mystery Book Club
The Mystery Book Club meets in the Library's Quiet Study room from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, from September through May. New members are welcome to join!  
At the September 12 meeting, the group will discuss "Dead or Alive," by Michael McGarrity and "Tiger in the Smoke," by Margery Allingham. At the October 10 meeting, the featured books are "Cold Case," by Linda Barnes and "Cooked Goose," by G.A. McKevett.
For additional information about the club, contact Annette Star Lustgarten at
Displays at the Library
Members of the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will demonstrate their skills and display their work at the Library from September 11 through 29. The exhibit, entitled "Weaving through Time," will feature felted items, hand-spun yarns, crocheted works, and a wide selection of hand-woven pieces.
During Banned Books Week, September 25 through 30, view our display table with examples of banned or challenged books that can be checked out, along with literature about challenged materials.
Community Book Discussions in the Village
Are you interested in joining a book club in the Village?  If so, participate in the next book discussion on Tuesday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Center, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Find out what people have read during our summer hiatus and pick up your loaner copy of the book selected for the following book discussion on Tuesday, October 31.

Community book discussions, sponsored by Sedona Public Library and facilitated by library staff, are the last Tuesday of every month. They are free and open to the public. Meet new people, participate in lively conversations, and discover your next great read during the community book discussions at Sedona Winds.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information please call Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, at 928-284-1603 or email Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek.
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