August 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
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Adult Summer Reading Ice Cream Social: Participants in the 2017 adult summer reading program are invited to an ice cream social on Tuesday, August 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the community room. Join us as we cool off, mingle, and celebrate our freedom to read while enjoying ice cream and cones from Cold Stone Creamery and Baskin-Robbins.
  • Solar Eclipse Preview: On Saturday, August 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the community room, Sirius Lookers astronomy club president Dennis Young will give an eclipse preview presentation. The discussion will focus on what you should expect to see during the eclipse as well as safety guidelines for viewing the event.
  • Immigration Attorney Consultations: Immigration attorney Pace Rawlins from Rawlins Law Firm in Mesa will offer free consultations on Friday, August 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 480-626-2388 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
  • Collaborative Art Presentation: Artist Sunshower Rose will demonstrate her collaborative art techniques on Saturday, August 19, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the community room. Her method, which is completely digital, involves combining one piece of art with another, creating an entirely new piece of art.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing: The Library and the Sirius Lookers astronomy club are holding a safe viewing of the partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, in the Library's parking lot. Free solar glasses will be provided. The partial eclipse starts at 9 a.m. and will last over two hours, with the peak coverage happening around 10:30 a.m.
  • Computer Classes: The Library will be offering two computer classes on Tuesday, August 22, a basic computer skills class and a Windows 10 class. Class times are to be determined. To register for these free classes, please call 928-282-7714, ext. 114, or drop by the reference desk.
  • Pumphouse Poetry Event: On Friday, August 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., join us for a Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project program featuring local writers. The guests at this free program are NAU professors Lawrence Lenhart, whose book "The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage" received recognition in "Best American Essays 2015," and Nicole Walker, an award-winning author of several books, including "Quench Your Thirst with Salt" and the recently released "Egg," from prestigious Bloomsbury Publishing. The musical guest will be Devin Angelet. 
Donor Spotlight
The August Donor Spotlight is on Linda Goldenstein, well-known and beloved Sedona businesswoman. Linda recently supported StoryWalk, the Library's newest initiative, because she loves the idea of combining children's literature with physical activity. Exhibiting art and gathering an audience to enjoy it is something Linda knows well as the founder and owner of Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona, currently in its 17th year. But perhaps it is her role as a grandmother that ultimately inspired her enthusiasm. "What a cool idea," she said. "I think this is something that can really grow."

Linda and her grandkids, Ellie Trammel and Paxton Young, both four years old, will visit Sunset Park this month, between monsoon rainstorms, and are excited to stroll from page to page of "If You Plant a Seed," by award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson. "The kids will love it!" Linda exclaimed.

Nearly 250 visitors have read the pages since StoryWalk's launch on July 12. Sedona Public Library appreciates the generous support of someone like Linda who truly understands community engagement, and investment, in story and art. With the success of this pilot program, the Library is confident a more permanent StoryWalk exhibit is in our future. Thank you, Linda, Ellie, and Paxton!
Sedona Railroaders Display
The annual model railroad exhibit, presented by the Sedona Railroaders club, will be on display in the community room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 7 through August 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 12. Popular with railroading enthusiasts of all ages, the display features several layouts running different scale trains. The railroad exhibit is free and open to the public. 
Sedona Investors Group Welcomes New Members
The Sedona Investors Group meets the first and third Fridays of the month at 11 a.m. in the Library's Quiet Study room. The group, which has been meeting for over 15 years, discusses investing topics such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. New members, from beginning to experienced investors, are welcome to join the lively discussion. For more information, please contact Vince Monaci at 928-282-6761 or Eric Mendelsohn at 928-301-3373.
Movies in August
Join us on Monday evenings in August for a free movie. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on August 7 because of the Sedona Railroaders exhibit.
  • August 14: Beauty and the Beast, a live-action version of the Disney animated feature about a young woman who becomes imprisoned in the castle of a monstrous prince.
  • August 21: Gifted, a drama about a family conflict that results when a young girl is discovered to be a math prodigy.
  • August 28: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a campy horror classic starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, whose real-life rivalry is evident in their performances.
News from the Village
Historian John Westerlund will be partnering with Sedona Public Library to lead a walking tour of historic Camp Navajo on Monday, September 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The tour will include three stops: the headquarters building, Indian Village, and the prisoner-of-war camp. There is an optional 200-yard walk to the POW Camp Monument. The tour will also pass by the beautiful Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which recently opened.
To learn more about the history of the area before the tour, it is recommended that you read Westerlund's book "Arizona's War Town: Flagstaff, Navajo Ordnance Depot and World War II," available in the Yavapai Library Network. Call the library if you need assistance placing a hold.

Normally, Camp Navajo is not open to the public, so don't miss the opportunity to join us for this tour as we explore the rich history of the Navajo Ordnance Depot and Flagstaff's role in the war effort. Cost of the tour is $10, which is payable at the time of registration and does not include transportation. Form of payment is cash only. Checks and credit cards will not be accepted. Please register at SPL in the Village by Saturday, September 2; registration will not be possible at the main library. Please contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, at 928-284-1603 or for more information.

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.
Did You Know?
The Friends of the Library used bookstore is now the drop-off location for all your book donations. The new bookstore is located in the house adjacent to the Library, at 3270 White Bear Road.

With book sale operations having moved to the new store, the Library can no longer accommodate book donations. Please do not put donations in the book drop or leave them outside. Thank you for your cooperation and for your support!
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