Sedona Public Library
April 2015
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  Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite D-100
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Sedona Library Book Sale
Don't miss the fantastic bargains on books, music CDs, movies, and more at our annual Friends of the Library spring book sale. Mark your calendar for these dates:   
  • Preview night: Monday, April 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For Friends of the Library, invited guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Book sale: April 21 through 25, during regular library hours, plus Sunday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m.
Health Screening and Blood Drive
A free health screening will be held on Wednesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. This free, non-fasting screening, which measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose, is funded and provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare. No appointment is necessary.

Make a difference in our community by giving blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community room. For more information about being a blood donor, click here.
Writing Workshops at the Library
As part of the ONEBOOKAZ program, the Library will host two writing workshops in April. These free workshops are made possible through funding from Arizona Humanities.
  • Writers at all levels are invited to attend the "Image to Imagery" workshop on Monday, April 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. Yavapai College creative writing instructor Kristen Kauffman will lead participants through writing exercises and discussions covering topics such as using journaling techniques, beginning a writing project with a dream or art as inspiration, setting writing goals, and developing ideas into stories. Sign up for this workshop at the reference desk or by calling 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Author Gale Leach
    Author Gale Leach, winner of the 2015 ONEBOOKAZ children's book award, will present a workshop on digital publishing on Friday, April 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room. Leach will explain the digital publishing process from start to finish, including writing, self-publishing, distributing, and marketing a book. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. No registration is required for this program.
Movies in April
Oscar nominees and winners are on the schedule again in April. Movies start at 6 p.m. on Monday nights in the Si Birch Community Room. Note there will be no film on April 20 because of the spring book sale.  
  • April 6: To Kill a Man, a Spanish-language film about an easy-going family man who decides to take justice into his own hands after he is attacked by thugs. Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
  • April 13: The Theory of Everything, about the relationship between world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane. Nominated for five Oscars, including best picture. Stars best actor winner Eddie Redmayne.
  • April 27: Foxcatcher, based on the true story of two Olympic hopefuls who cross paths with a disturbed millionaire. Nominated for five Oscars, including best directing.
What's Happening in Youth Services
Derek Breen, author of the upcoming book "Scratch for Kids for Dummies," will present a free creative computing workshop in the Si Birch Community Room on Saturday, April 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 8 and up are invited to learn about creating games, stories, and animation with Scratch. Workshop participants can bring their own laptop or call 928-282-7714, ext. 119, to reserve a library laptop.

Join us on Thursday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the community room, as the Library celebrates El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día. Día is a nationwide initiative celebrating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Our program will feature a short magic show, music, dancing, craft activities, snacks, and more! Families and children of all ages are welcome. To learn more about Día, visit the Dí­a website.
Latino Services Update
Starting in April, the Library's Latino Services department will present a series of basic guitar classes in Spanish, on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. No registration is required for this free program; attendees need to provide their own guitar.

On Tuesday, April 7 and 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., lawyer Daniel A. Rodriguez will offer immigration consultation at the Library. Registration for this free service is required by contacting Latino Services Librarian Jefferson Perales at 928-282-7714, ext. 133.
iPad/iPhone Workshop
The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, is offering the next session in a series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone, on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Si Birch Community Room. This workshop will focus on communication, including e-mail, Facetime, and messaging. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration for this free program is required by e-mailing
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join Jan Cleere for her presentation "Business Not As Usual: Arizona's Early Women Entrepreneurs" on Wednesday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome!
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the book discussion of "The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini, on Wednesday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
  • Rotating Artist Program: Display of "Illustrating Literature: Charcoal Drawings on Book Pages," created by artist Stephanie Peters, continues during April.
Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100, in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Support Sedona Public Library in April
Tuesday, April 7, is Arizona Gives Day, a time when Arizonans are encouraged to make a donation to their favorite nonprofit. Do you know that Sedona Public Library is a nonprofit corporation? We receive support from the City of Sedona and Yavapai and Coconino Counties, but many programs and improvements would not be possible without private support and contributions from the community. Please support the Library on Arizona Gives Day (April 7), during National Library Week (April 12 through 18), or any day this month, by making a tax-deductible donation online directly to the Library. You can also mail your contribution to 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona AZ, 86336. Thank you!
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