Monthly Newsletter | April 2018

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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 Celebrates 60th Anniversary
This year, we're commemorating our 60th anniversary, an opportunity to applaud six decades of success, and to celebrate and thank you, the people of Sedona, who made this library possible. 
We invite everyone to join us for an afternoon of celebration on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room. This event will warm your heart as you walk down memory lane and enjoy stories, refreshments, and special guest speakers. And we will share the Library's confident vision for the future. 

In this newsletter, we are also proud to introduce our new logo, a distinct stamp signifying the Library's move into the next six decades. This image represents the strength of our collection and building, the beauty of Sedona's landscape, and the possibilities for knowledge and transformation.

This is your library--the jewel of Sedona! You brought it to fruition 60 years ago, you have honored it with your patronage, and we know we can count on your continued support today, and for many years to come. Thank you! 
Support the Library on April 3, AZ Gives Day
Read Around Sedona Events in April
The Library's Read Around Sedona community reading program will be in full swing in April. You're invited to read our selected title, "Cha'risa's Gift," by local author Ilana Maletz, and attend programs scheduled throughout the month. Please note: Events take place at different locations.
  • Read Around Sedona Kick-Off. Monday, April 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., community room at Sedona Public Library (SPL): Meet "Cha'risa's Gift" author Ilana Maletz.
  • Community Book Discussion of "Cha'risa's Gift." Tuesday, April 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Quiet Study at SPL.
  • Arizona Stories: Frontier Characters and Communities. Thursday, April 19, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road. Learn about Arizona's frontier past in this presentation by Jim Turner.
  • The Golden Era of Movie-Making in Sedona. Monday, April 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in VOC. Presenter Janeen Trevillyan will share images and stories from movie-making days in Sedona.
  • Screening of "Stranger on Horseback." Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. in the community room at SPL. This classic Western was partially filmed in Sedona. Local scenes include Red Rock Crossing, Broken Arrow Trail, Schnebly Hill, and Jacks Canyon.
  • Community Book Discussion of "Cha'risa's Gift." Monday, April 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Quiet Study at SPL.
Tell Us Your Library Story
It's our diamond anniversary, and we need your story! Please tell us why Sedona Public Library is important to you. Your story helps us advocate for our services and programs when we speak to funders and government officials. From 1958 through 2018, we've been here for you, and we're getting ready for the next 60 years of excellent service!
Click here for a story form, or pick one up at either of our facilities, visit our website at www.sedonalibrary.org, or simply email your story to our development director, Anne Marie Mackler, at amackler@sedonalibrary.org. Thanks! 
Movies in April
Three Oscar nominees for best picture, a British mystery, and a classic Western will be shown at the Library this month. Join us on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room for these free screenings.  
  • April 2: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, about a mother who takes drastic steps when her daughter's killer is not apprehended.
  • April 9: Crooked House, an Agatha Christie tale about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch.
  • April 16: Phantom Thread, a drama centering on the high-stakes world of couture in 1950s London.
  • April 23: The Post, a depiction of the Washington Post's struggle to publish excerpts from the leaked Pentagon Papers.
  • April 30: Stranger on Horseback, a 1950s Western partially filmed in Sedona and based on a Louis L'Amour story.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:  
  • Author Presentation and Book Discussion: On Monday, April 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the community room, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai will discuss their book "The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age." The authors are the co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Before speaking at the Library on April 9, the Sherzais will offer a workshop at Sedona Creative Life Center: click here for details.
  • Poetry Reading: Join us for a Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project event on Friday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. This free program will feature local poets.
Scholarships Available for Online High School
Sedona library patrons age 19 and over are eligible to apply for scholarships to attend Career Online High School, a fully accredited online high school program. In addition to receiving a high school diploma, students graduate with a career certificate in one of eight career fields, giving them skills to succeed in the workplace. To learn more about this program, please click here.
Scholarships are provided by the Yavapai County Free Library District and are 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. 
Donor Spotlight
Larry and Carol Dreyfuss are active community members and generous supporters of Sedona Public Library. Larry is a familiar face at the Library, volunteering in the interlibrary loan department, preparing mailings, and assisting with tax preparation for AARP Tax-Aide, and he is known for his overall friendly nature. When he and Carol are not traveling the world, hiking local trails, or reading, Carol volunteers at the Sedona Arts Center, and Larry also volunteers for Meals on Wheels.

The Dreyfusses hail from New York, where Larry taught math and coached track, and Carol was an office manager. When they arrived in Sedona 20 years ago, Larry was surprised to learn that the Library offered so much and that it relied on community support and the help of so many volunteers. "It is obvious that the community appreciates this library," Larry says, noting how grateful he is for the gracious and helpful staff and all of the services the Library provides. "Giving a few dollars to help make all this happen is the least we can do," Larry says.

We truly appreciate Larry and Carol's generous support and everything they do for the Library and the community. Thank you! 
Youth Services Update
  • Participants in our first-ever Stuffie Sleepover parading through the Library!
    Wednesday, April 4: The last session of our six-week Fun with Math and Science program for preschoolers will start at 10:30 a.m. in the community room. The success of this pilot project indicates that we will definitely offer it again! And from 1 to 3 p.m., join us for Crafternoon in the community room, with spring craft activities for youth. (Remember that children under 10 must have a caregiver available in the Library.)
  • Tuesday, April 24: Following story time, Arizona's Children Association will offer a free developmental screening for skills (fine motor, gross motor, communication, problem-solving, and personal/social) for children from 1 month to 5 years. This program, funded through Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation and Arizona Community Foundation, will give parents insight into their child's development and provide information about local services that are available if desired. Call 928-379-0814 or email hgagen@arizonaschildren.org for more information.
Also on April 24, watch a free screening of "Paddington 2," which starts at 3:45 p.m. in the community room. 
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, celebrates the Library's 60th anniversary.

Check it out! 
Complete Our Programming Survey--Tell Us What You Think!
Sedona Public Library wants your input on our programming and meeting spaces. Take a few minutes to complete this short survey, so we can share community feedback at our 60th anniversary celebration on April 28. 
News from the Village
Join us Tuesday, April 24, for a community book discussion of "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini.

The book is available in several formats: regular print, large type, CD book, ebook, and Playaway. 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. For more information, please call SPL in the Village at 928-284-1603.  
Seeking New Board Members
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support of the City of Sedona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, businesses, foundations, and individuals like you. You can support your public library with a charitable tax-deductible donation. Click here for more information."
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