January 2018 - In This Issue:
Update from your Library Director...
Library open hours are changing in response to community requests for use of our facility and collected traffic counts. Starting Monday, January 29, we will observe the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00a - 8:00p
Friday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p
Sunday: closed

People ask why we need libraries these days now that we have Google, Siri and Alexa to give us all the answers. Well, here are a few reasons to think about. From December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017, we counted 104,551 visits through our front doors. Our visitors checked out 63,418  physical items and 4,376 digital titles, which, averaging a cost of $15 each, saved library customers a collective  $1,015,910 .
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What's New...
Library & Adult Learn Center Seek Input for Computer Classes
The Library is partnering with the Camp Verde Adult Reading Program and Learn Center (CVARP) to offer two levels of free computer classes. Level 1, or the Basic Computer Class, is for anyone with little to no computer experience. Level 2 classes are designed for computer users who want to learn new techniques, explore new software or upgrade their work skills READ More...

Help us HELP YOU! Tell us what new computer skills you would like to learn for fun or work.  Take our short, 10 Question Survey

Archaeology Talk - Integrative Archaeology & Hidden Histories: Peru and Tiahuanaco in Bolivia
A special presentation for archaeology enthusiasts in the Terracotta Room Saturday, January 13, from 2:00-3:00p. Luminous Antonio, founder and C.E.O of the Integrative Archaeology Foundation, will explore new ways to discover hidden stories, customs, origins and deeper meanings beyond the material evidence of ancient civilizations and cultures. The talk is free and open to the public.  READ More.

Grant Application Workshop
Through a competitive application process, Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona will award grant funding to local nonprofit organizations and programs serving Yavapai County, Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Thursday, January 18 from 1:00p-2:30p learn more about the application process and elements of an effective application.  READ More

Being Mortal
FREE Film Screening & Discussion
Accord Hospice of Sedona is hosting a free, community  screening of the documentary "Being Mortal" on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00a in the Terracotta Room at the library.  After the screening, audience  members can participate in a guided conversation on what the next steps are in identifying and  communicating your wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.  READ More

Vietnam Film Series Viewing and Discussion
Beginning Wednesday, January 24 and running through Wednesday, March 28 at 4:00p the Library is pleased to offer a screening and discussion of The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick. This is a 10-week series of 10 DVDs showing weekly on Wednesday afternoons. The series kicks-off with pizza and beverages provided for those participating in the program. After that, attendees are encouraged to bring their own food to enjoy during the program

V olunteer Recruitment Fair & Pastaghetti Dinner/Fundraiser
Thursday, January 25 from 4:00p-7:00p
, Town of Camp Verde HR Department and the Library are pleased to offer you the chance to explore a variety of volunteer opportunities that can help make a difference in our community. Enjoy dinner, visit the participants and win prizes.
New Magazines & RB Digital/Zinio

We've added new magazines on our shelves as well as on our digital site. Check out paper copies for up to 3 weeks at a time. We only ask that you return them in person (not in the book return) to keep them intact for your neighbor to read. Here are the new titles on our shelves:

Family Circle
Family Handyman
Field & Stream
Money Magazine
Poets & Writers Magazine
Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Vanity Fair
Town and Country

If you don't see your favorite magazine on the shelf or would just like to experience the wonderful world of digital content in a magazine you read, give RB Digital/Zinio a try. It works on smartphones and tablets. To learn more, ask a Librarian at the PC Help Desk or Click HERE and get started yourself.

StoryTime is Wednesdays @3:00p 
Themed stories and crafts for preschoolers.

Lego Club is Thursdays @5:00p 
Do your teens play games with Zack on Thursdays? Kids and Tweens join Miss Nadia for new Lego challenges each week.

S.T.E.A.M. Time is Fridays @1:00p
This month, make lava lamps, learn about frostbite, take the Igloo Challenge, and explore the symmetry of snowflakes.

Game Night with Zack - Thursdays @5:00p
Lay aside your tablets & smartphones, close that laptop and join with other teens to play games with Zack. 

All-Ages Magic the Gathering (MTG) - Friday, 01/26 @3:00p 
Sign-up with Zack in the Teen Library.

Invitation to Explore Camp Verde Youth Council - Saturday, 01/27
Teens ages 12-17 are invited to a luncheon from noon to 2:00p where Library staff will lead a discussion centered around forming a Town-Wide Youth Council. The goal is to form a solid civic group that will give teens a voice in the community. At the luncheon, the scope and purpose of the group will be explained and applications for interested youth will be available to fill out and submit. Sign-up with Zack in the Teen Library and let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions.
What's Happening?
Thursday, 01/11
5:30p-7:30p Music in the Stacks meets in the Fireside Room (details
6:00p Camp Verde Lions Club meets in the Key Lime Room
Saturday, 01/13
2:00p Integrative Archaeology Presentation in the Terracotta Room ( details)
LIBRARY CLOSED for MLK Day Monday 01/15
Tuesday, 01/16
10:00a - noon Writing for Fun and More in the Copper Room (learn more)
Wednesday, 01/17
10:00a Being Mortal: Free Film Screening & Discussion in the Terracotta Room (details)
2:00p-4:00p Basic Computer Class in the CVARP Learn Center ( details)
3:00p AZCourtHelp Webinar: Family Court 101 in the Terracotta Room ( learn more)
3:30p-4:30p Let's Talk: Meet the Press in the Fireside Room (details)
Thursday, 01/18
1:00p-2:30p Grant Application Workshop by AZ Community Foundation of Yavapai County meets in the Terracotta Room (details)
4:00p-5:30p Verde Valley Photographic Society meets in the Key Lime Room
6:00p Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group meets in the Terracotta Room ( details)
Friday, 01/19
9:00a-11:30a Federal Casework Assistance: Help with Federal Agencies and Constituent Services from Tom O'Halleran's office  meets in the CVARP Learn Center (   learn more )
9:00a-10:00a Northern AZ Hospice Grief Support Group meets in the Key Lime Room
Saturday, 01/20
10:00a-11:30a Physicians Mutual Medicare Seminar meets in the Copper Room (details)
Monday, 01/22
6:00p-8:00p Camp Verde Business Alliance Monthly meeting in the Terracotta Room (learn more)
Wednesday, 01/24, 01/31
4:00p-7:00p Vietnam War Film Series Viewing & Discussion Begins in the Terracotta Room ( details)
Thursday, 01/25
4:00p-7:00p Pastaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Friends of Camp Verde Library in the Terracotta Room ( details)
4:00p-7:00p Volunteer Recruitment Fair throughout the Library ( details)
6:00p Camp Verde Lions Club meets in the Key Lime Room
Friday, 01/26
9:30a-11:30a Free Computer Classes starting in the CVARP Learn Center ( details)

NO Friday Family Movies will be shown during the month of January.