Monthly Newsletter | August 2019



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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:
  • Cryptocurrency Group: The group meets every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Join us to learn what cryptocurrencies are and how to invest in them. This free program is open to the public.
  • Author Reading: On Monday, August 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Quiet Study, author Lynnda Pollio will read from and discuss her book "Trusting the Currents." Winner of 12 literary awards, this novel is a story of self-discovery and the search for one's place in life. Books will be for sale at the reading.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group meets every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: Enjoy live musical entertainment at this month's Coffee with a Veteran on Friday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Coffee and donuts will be served, and everyone is welcome.
  • Fun with Clay: On Saturday, August 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room, learn how to make ornaments with Mexican red clay. Participants can also design their own projects. Materials will be supplied at this free, all-ages program. 
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of "The Overstory," by Richard Powers.
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, August 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Intended for intermediate-level speakers, the group provides an opportunity for those with some prior knowledge to practice their French.
  • Nonfiction Book Club: The group will meet on Tuesday, August 27, at 4 p.m. in the Quiet Study. This month's selection is "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought," by David Adam. Everyone is invited to attend this free program, facilitated by library staff.
Sedona Railroaders Display
The annual model railroad exhibit, presented by Sedona Railroaders, will be on display in the community room until noon on Saturday, August 3. 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.
Youth Services Update 
Well over 1,000 children hit the books for fun and attended 56 library events as part of our Universe of Stories reading program in June and July.  In August, we'll focus on providing library services that fit back-to-school, daycare, and homeschooling schedules. 
Any Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday morning, youngsters can drop in for storytime, which may include storytelling, singing, sign language, art activities, and more.  The first Thursday of every month brings Music Morning with Annette, and a bilingual storytime happens on the first Saturday.

The children's room offers a variety of literacy skill-building stations nestled amongst a great collection of children's books. Visit often!
Movies in August
Four new dramatic films are on the Flicker Shack schedule for August. Please join us for these free movie screenings on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • August 5: The Public, about a group of homeless patrons who refuse to leave a public library during an Arctic cold blast, leading to a clash with authorities.
  • August 12: The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood as a man who unknowingly signs on as a courier for a drug cartel.
  • August 19: The Mustang, about a troubled convict who starts working with wild mustangs as part of a prisoner rehabilitation program.
  • August 26: Tolkien, a biopic focusing on the university days of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Reel Life Movie Night in August
Watch a free screening of the documentary Meru at the Reel Life Movie Night film series on Tuesday, August 27. Winner of the audience award for best U.S. documentary at Sundance, this gripping film follows three elite climbers who set out to scale the imposing Shark's Fin on India's Mount Meru.

Reel Life Movie Night is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.
Connecticut Couple Makes Gift with a 'QCD'
Be sure to read our latest issue of Beyond Books, featuring a profile of donors Jim Trail and Nancy Kline, who reserved the second-to-last frame on the Library's Silent Waterfall Memorial Wall. They used a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from a traditional IRA to purchase the frame and commemorate the lives of their dear friends John and Donna Sigler. 
You, too, may be able to take advantage of this convenient way to support your library. Read all about it here!
News from the Village
Are you interested in Arizona Humanities programs? The new AZ Speaks catalog has arrived, and we encourage you to make suggestions for upcoming programs. You can view programs and speakers online at the AZ Humanities website, or stop by Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V) to view the print version of the catalog.

AZ Speaks is the longest-running and most popular program of Arizona Humanities. AZ Speaks presenters represent a diverse range of expertise from a variety of professional backgrounds. Speakers are selected based on their expertise and ability to offer content and insight that inspires discussion with audiences.

Special thanks to Ann Meiggs, former member of the SPL board, for bringing these programs to our community several years ago. Funding for Arizona Humanities programs is generously provided by the Friends of the Sedona Library. 

For more information, please contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of SPL-V, at 928-284-1603 or email voc@sedonalibrary.org. 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.
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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