April 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
Read Around Sedona: One Book, One Community
The Library's Read Around Sedona community read program kicks off in April, and everyone is invited to participate! Check out or download a copy of the selected book, local author Morgan Jameson's "House of Apache Fires," and attend one of these events:
  • Monday, April 10, 1:30 p.m. This month's Arizona Humanities program is "Crosscurrents in the Desert: The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona," at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 3 p.m. Meet the author of "House of Apache Fires," Morgan Jameson, at the Read Around Sedona kick-off event in the Library's community room. Signed books will be for sale, and some copies will be given away by raffle.
  • Friday, April 14, 10 a.m. Coffee with a Vet features author Morgan Jameson in the Library's community room. Discussion topics include ships, planes, and weapons of the World War II era.
  • Monday, April 17, 6 p.m. The Flicker Shack movie will be the 2016 drama and thriller "Allied," with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, in the Library's community room.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 1:30 p.m. "Memories of 1940s Sedona" presentation at the Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, with local history buffs Ruth Jordan Van Epps and Paul Thompson.
  • Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. A book discussion of "House of Apache Fires," open to all members of the community, will be led by a library staff member, in the Library's Quiet Study.
This Arizona Community Reads project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  
New Bookstore Location Opening in May

On May 15, the Friends of the Library will debut their new bookstore location, in the house adjacent to the Library. This means the Friends' entire inventory will now be available all year long for patrons and visitors alike!

While the week-long April and October book sales will no longer be held, the Friends are maintaining the popular tradition of preview night to unveil their new store. Watch for more details in next month's newsletter about these exciting events!
Spring Issue of "Check It Out" Magazine

In April, watch for the spring issue of the Library's "Check It Out" magazine in your mailbox.

This issue of the magazine, which will be delivered to all area residents, features information about library programs and services.
Support the Library on Arizona Gives Day

In just a few days, you can join thousands of Arizonans by going online to support your favorite nonprofit(s). Sedona Public Library has again joined hundreds of nonprofits from across Arizona for Arizona Gives Day, Tuesday, April 4.

The Library is proud of its long history serving the residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Libraries complete communities, and we believe we make Sedona whole. We are your library, a 501(c)(3) organization. Be a part of a statewide effort on Arizona Gives Day and support Sedona Public Library.
Movies in April
Join us for an entertaining film every Monday night in April, starting at 6 p.m. in the community room. Screenings are free, and donations are always welcome!
  • April 3: El Jeremias, a heartwarming film about an eight-year-old boy who learns he has genius-level intelligence.
  • April 10: Fences, the Best Picture nominee starring Denzel Washington as a man who struggles to raise his family in 1950s Pittsburgh.
  • April 17: Allied, a World War II thriller about a couple whose life together is jeopardized when the wife is suspected of being a Nazi agent.
  • April 24: Lilies of the Field, an Oscar-winning film starring Sidney Poitier as an ex-soldier who stops to get water on an isolated farm in Arizona and soon finds himself building a chapel for the nuns who live there.
National Poetry Month at the Library
Visit the Library in April to view our "Poet Tree." Pick a poem from the tree, or plant a poem of your own! You can also help us celebrate National Poetry Month by attending these events:
  • Monday, April 24, 8:50 a.m. Slam poet and former Red Rock High School teacher Logan Phillips will lead a one-hour writing workshop in the Library's community room. Teaching and facilitating are an important part of Phillips's artistic practice, and we are fortunate to have him presenting a workshop in our community. Call SPL youth services at 928-282-7714 for more information.
  • Friday, April 28, 6 p.m. Join us in the community room for a Poetry Month Celebration with local poets and musicians sharing their work and their favorite classics.
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Library volunteers are invited to enjoy entertainment, food, and recognition for their hard work throughout the year at the appreciation luncheon on Sunday, April 23, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The theme of the event is "Hats Off to You," so wear your favorite hat to the celebration!
Donor Spotlight: Working Together to Promote Literacy Across the Community
The Library is grateful to the Rotary Club of Sedona for bringing Imagination Library to our community. For five years, this program has provided free monthly books to hundreds of preschool children in Sedona, and just six months ago it expanded to include the entire Verde Valley.

Rotary Club members and library staff celebrating the 5th anniversary of Imagination Library

Imagination Library was founded by Dolly Parton in 1995 in East Tennessee. Now, millions of books are sent to children monthly across the globe. Because of Imagination Library, more than 400 children in Sedona, and more than 800 in the rest of the Verde Valley, infant to five years old, receive age-appropriate books in their mailbox every month.
"This work towards community literacy and love of reading is truly an extension of the Library's heartfelt mission for youth," says Karen Mack, youth services librarian. Jennette Bill, Rotary president agrees, "We are so excited to have brought this program to our local children. Our partnership with the Library on this project has been invaluable to reaching as many children as possible."

Thank you Rotary Club of Sedona and Imagination Library for helping Sedona Public Library in its mission to promote literacy and the love of reading!

Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: As part of Read Around Sedona, this month's program, on Monday, April 10, is the World War II-themed "Crosscurrents in the Desert: The U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona," by Elsie Szecsy. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Friends of Sedona Library, the presentation is free and open to the public.
  • Community Book Discussion:  Join us Tuesday, April 25, for the discussion of "The Underground Railroad," the award-winning bestseller from Colson Whitehead. The book is available in several formats: regular print, large type, CD book, and ebook. Call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold or downloading the ebook. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
Drop by SPL in the Village during the week of April 9 through 15 to help us celebrate National Library Week and enter a drawing for a Kindle. We currently have 17 volunteers and one staff person to assist you with your library needs. We appreciate the support of our patrons and visitors. Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are gratefully accepted.

SPL 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. Please call 928-284-1603 for more information.
Board Seeking New Members
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