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CVCL April eNews - Highlighting What's Happening 
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Communities around the country are celebrating National Library Week by highlighting the value libraries bring to their communities. At Camp Verde Community Library it seems more appropriate to celebrate National Library Week by reminding our community how thankful we are for all the support, enthusiasm and use you bring/send our way. Because of you, Camp Verde, we have a beautiful new library from which to serve our community! Thank you.
April 21 from 5:00p to 9:00p: Friday Night Lights
Star Gazing at Rezzonico Park -   Astronomers of the Verde Valley, well-known for their expertise, enthusiasm, and knowledge will setup telescopes in the park so you can see sights in the heavens not normally seen with the naked eye. Fall in love with the night sky. Learn to recognize common constellations, stars and planets. Bring your camp chairs, lawn chairs, binoculars, blankets and walking shoes. Bring flashlights to use sparingly to see the path. Bring curiosity and wonder!
April 22 Celebrate EARTH Day with Us at the Library and Rezzonico Family Park
Continuing Camp Verde's participation in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Events with an Earth Day Arts Fest. The fun starts at 1:00p with the Arbor Day tree planting at the park. From there, pick your pleasure! 
In the Park:
- Kayak Clinic - Live Music - Aquaponics Demo - Interactive Art/Upcycled Art Contest - Trash to Treasure Fashion Show - Sedona Recycles - Tiny Houses - Head Start - Eco Magic Show - Comic Book Artist - Environmental Workshops - Meet Smokey the Bear - and more
In the Library:
- Camp Verde Library Endowment Upcycle Sale on the back patio - Astrophotography Show Opening Reception - Color & Craft Card Making - Janimal Comic Drawing Workshop - Paper Crafts in the Children's Library -

9:00a - 4:00p on the East Patio CVLE Upcycle Sale: Reuse! Recycle! Renew! Re-Purpose!
CVLE is having a one-day Upcycle Sale of collectibles, decorative & household items and miscellaneous treasures.  Many large and small items will be available at bargain prices.  All items are donated, and will benefit the Library Endowment.  The Friends of Camp Verde Library will have a book cart at the sale, with more books for book-lovers in the Book Nook upstairs.

2:00p in the Terracotta Room: Meet Astrophotographer, Mike Cadwell & Learn about the Nuances of His Craft
Mike Cadwell, a member of the Astronomers of Verde Valley, will be at Camp Verde Community Library's opening of his astrophotography exhibit. The exhibit will hang throughout the library until the end of July to coincide with and enhance the Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space exhibition .

Mike has been photographing the night skies for over 40 years. The dark skies in the Verde Valley favor the long exposures required for beautiful astrophotographs of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. This exhibit will showcase some of the most colorful and unique objects to be found in deep space. Many of the celestial objects in the exhibit cannot be seen by the human eye, not even when looking through large telescopes.

Astrophotography is a specialized branch of photography used to record aesthetically pleasing images of the sky, rather than images for scientific research. Besides recording the details of objects such as the Sun, Moon and planets, a branch of astrophotography called deep-sky astrophotography allows us to capture images invisible to the human eye such as dim stars, nebulae and galaxies. This is done by using long time exposures and a wide range of specialized equipment and techniques dedicated to the hobby.  The exposure times for the photos in this exhibit range from two to twenty hours.     

2:00p in the Copper Room:Transform Your Coloring Pages into Cards
Longtime Library volunteer, Nancy Raistrick, makes unique cards every month and donates them to help celebrate staff and volunteer birthdays. She knows the tricks & tips for turning your beautifully col ored page s into one-of-a-kind cards.Bring pages you have already colored or come early and use our supplies.Card-making materials provided at the 2:00p workshop.

4:00p in the Center: Join The Janimal in a Comic Drawing Workshop
Jan Marc Quisumbing, illustrator, creator, and writer lends his talent and shares tips for getting started with the basics of drawing comics. This is a drawing workshop for all ages and levels. No experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new. If you have a favorite pencil, bring it. Otherwise, use paper, pens and pencils supplied for the workshop. 
Ongoing Youth Library Programs  
Miss Nadia Moves Story Time to Afternoons:  Wednesdays & Fridays @3:00p  Hear stories on a variety of seasonal topics. Each Story Time includes a fun, take-home craft for little ones.

Don't Miss Bilingual Story Time Thursday, 04/20 @2:00p:  enjoy  a multi-cultural Spanish/English story time with your kids!

S.T.E.A.M. Time Fridays @1:00p Meet in the Terracotta Room for a variety of workshops exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Teens Thursdays @6:00p: Join Game Night with Zack for card games, board games, digital games...whatever suits your fancy.
Help with Federal Agencies and Constituent Services from Congressman Tom O'Halleran's Office
Friday, April 21 9:00a-11:30a Meet with Judy Sultrop, Manager Constituent Services, in the 1st floor room called, The CenterResidents of the 1st Congressional District of Arizona can contact Congressman O'Halleran's office right here in Camp Verde for assistance in dealing with Federal agencies. In order to better serve you, please go to the website for details. 
Use Essential Oils to Lift the Weight of Depression or Soften Guilt & Grief
Thursday, April 13 1:00p-3:00p or Saturday, April 15 2:00-4:00p:  F acilitators Sarah Jensen and Honey Rubin will discuss  the benefits of using natural, time-tested ideas, tools and techniques to promote health and well-being.  For more information about this free, educational program, call or text Sara (928-451-4847) or Honey (404-626-5535).

How to Sprout Year-Round Right in Your Kitchen
Monday, April 17 5:45p - 7:45p:  Learn the tricks and tools to successfully sprout all sorts of seeds (alfalfa, broccoli, clover, lentils, and more) for salads, sandwiches, snacks, soups and stews. Preregistration appreciated. C al or text Honey (404-626-5535).

Ongoing Programs for Writers, Readers & Others
Saturday, April 8: Writer's Critique @10:00a - noon
Tuesday, April 11: Writing for Fun! @10:00a - noon
Tuesday, April 18:  Open Book Club @10:00a - noon
Thursday, April 20: VV Photographic Society @4:00p
Thursday, April 20: Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group @6:00p - 8:00p
Friday, April 7 & 21: Northern AZ Hospice Grief Support Group @9:00a - 10:00a
FREE Friday Movies Continue
The Children's Library is sponsoring free family movies rated PG13 or lower every Friday evening at 6:30p. Enjoy theate r-quality sound and pictures in the Library's new 1st Floor Terracotta Room. Munch on complimentary popcorn and purchase candy or a drink from Friends of Camp Verd e Library.   Bring your own folding chair or use one of ours. The April movie schedule is:

04/07 - Surf's Up: Wave Mania
04/14 - Middle School: the worst years of my life
02/28 - October Sky
Upcoming CLOSED dates: The library will close early Tuesday, April 25 @2:00p so library staff can participate in mandatory All-Staff training. We will open as usual at 9:00a Wednesday, April 26.