Sedona Public Library
August 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
Guitar Performance at the Library
Join us on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m. in the community room for a live classical and Spanish guitar performance by Terrence Shrader. Presented by the Library's Latino Services department, this program is free and open to the public. Spanning 300 years of musical traditions, the program features works by diverse composers, including J.S. Bach, Agustín Barrios, and Ástor Piazzolla.

Guitarist Terrence Shrader has been performing and teaching music for over two decades. He studied under renowned guitarists and received a master's degree in classical guitar performance from Tulane University. He is currently the Director of Music at the Orme School of Arizona. 
Health Screening
A free health screening will be held on Wednesday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 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.
Movies in August
Catch a free movie on Monday nights in August, starting at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • August 3: Latino Services presents Maria Full of Grace, about a 17-year-old from Colombia who agrees to smuggle heroin into the United States for a shot at a normal existence in "El Norte," where she imagines the city streets are paved with gold.
  • August 10: Imitation Game, chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II. Nominated for best picture at the Oscars.
  • August 17: Big Eyes, telling the complex story of Margaret Keane, the American painter who came to prominence in the 1950s and was known for her pop-art paintings that often depicted children with large doe eyes.
  • August 24: Red Army, a documentary featuring the captain of the Red Army hockey team during its glory years in the 1970s and 80s, a turbulent political era in the Soviet Union.
  • August 31: Far from the Madding Crowd, based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel about an independent woman who wins the hearts of three disparate men.
New Accelerated Reader Catalog Search Feature
If you have a child attending a Sedona or VOC school, then you've probably heard of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. With the Library's new online AR search feature, you can quickly find a specific library book or a list of titles that will match your child's school-recommended AR reading level.

On the Library's catalog page, select an AR range from the Search AR Range drop-down menus, for example 4.0 to 4.8, and you will get a list of titles that have been identified as being within that range. Additional information, specific to each title, is also displayed, including its AR reading level and point value. Don't hesitate to ask library staff for help.
Story Time Resumes Soon
Just a reminder that the Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. story time programs will resume on September 1, and Saturday story time/craft sessions start back up again at 11 a.m. on September 5.

Drop in, find new books and old favorites, meet up with friends, and have fun at the Library!
Forum on Domestic Violence
On Wednesday, August 12, at 5 p.m. in the community room, the Library's Latino Services department will hold a forum entitled "Dynamic of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse." The forum will be conducted in Spanish and led by Meily C. Rodriguez, from the Verde Valley Sanctuary. No registration for this free program is required.
Library Events in the Village
  • Rotating Artist Program: "A Selective Look at Nature," landscape photography by Jack Jackson, continues during August.
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join James C.T. Pool for a living-history presentation about the life of C.G.W. French, Chief Justice of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court from 1876 to 1884, on Monday, August 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Sedona Library, this program is free and open to the public.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the community book discussion of "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace-One School at a Time," by Greg Mortenson, on Wednesday, August 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Stop by SPL-V to pick up your loaner copy or call the library to request large print.

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.

Did You Know?
You have access to thousands of free legal forms and planning documents, many specific to Arizona, through the Library's web site. On our Research and Resources page, click the Legal Forms button. Log in with your zip code and explore the wide variety of business, personal, litigation, and federal forms, which you can download and print. There's also an Arizona attorney directory organized by practice areas.
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