Sedona Public Library
December 2014
Holiday Hours
Festival of Wreaths Winners
Join Friends of the Library
Events at the Library
Quilt Show
New Reference Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator
What's Happening in Youth Services
Movies in December
Library Events in the Village
End-of-Year Giving to the Library



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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
Holiday Hours
The Library will be closed:
  • Wednesday, December 24
  • Thursday, December 25
  • Thursday, January 1
We will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31.

The staff and board of Sedona Public Library wish you a joyous holiday season!
Festival of Wreaths Winners
Thank you to all who attended and purchased items at the Friends of the Library's Festival of Wreaths.
Peter Hordowich's cowboy wreath
We received so many beautiful donations, and we're pleased to announce the winners of this year's People's Choice Awards:
  • Best of Show: Feliz Navidad Sedona
  • Best Ornament: Joyce Killebrew
  • Best Creative Use of Materials: Peter Hordowich (Sedona Recycles)
  • Best Non-Traditional: Peter Hordowich (Sedona Recycles)
  • Best Table Top Tree: Chris and Dave Brushwood
  • Best Christmas: Feliz Navidad Sedona
Join Friends of the Library
The 2015 membership drive for the Friends of the Sedona Library is underway, and current members of the Friends group will receive their renewal forms in the mail.

If you're not already a Friend, please join by completing this form. It's a valuable investment in your Library's future!

The Friends provide more than $100,000 annually toward the Library's budget. Book sales and other fundraisers bring in more than half of this amount, but the membership drive is still a priority. Your financial assistance is much appreciated.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Blood Drive: Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it makes a big difference in the lives of others. Give blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Sedona Rotary Club, on Tuesday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community room.
  • Speaker Program: On Wednesday, December 10, at 6 p.m. in the community room, author Brad Dimock will present a program about the adventures of legendary Colorado whitewater rafting pioneer Bert Loper. Entitled "The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River," the program will also be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Village of Oak Creek at the VOCA Community Center. Both programs, funded by generous support from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, are free and open to the public.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be held Monday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room. Funded through a generous grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation and provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, is offering the fifth in a series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone. The next session will be held on Saturday, December 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Coming two days after Christmas, this workshop will provide individuals new to the iPad/iPhone, as well as those who are upgrading, an opportunity to receive help in setting up and using their new devices. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. To register, please e-mail
Quilt Show
The Library's annual quilt show runs from December 26, 2014, through February 5, 2015. This popular community event features dozens of traditional and contemporary quilts, many created by area residents.
New Reference Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator
Hello, my name is Amy Erives and I am a proud native Arizonan. I grew up in Phoenix, where I attended ASU for my bachelor's degree, and soon after relocated to Tucson to attend graduate school at U of A, receiving my master's degree in library science. I am bilingual (Spanish/English) and have focused on helping and serving the Latino and Spanish-speaking communities I work in. This focus was one of the main reasons I set out to become a librarian, as a thank you to libraries for providing services to my family.

My library experience includes two years at the Pima County Public Library, as well as working at the Pima County Jail Law Library, the U of A Special Collections Library, and the CNN video library archive for a summer internship. I am excited to have this opportunity with the Sedona Library as a reference librarian and to work with Karen Greenwood on volunteer recruitment and coordination. I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know the community better. For fun, I like to read (of course), bake, travel, eat, and spend time with family and friends.
What's Happening in Youth Services
  • Youth Holiday Program: Quality family time happens in so many ways, every day at the Library. Join us for our annual Happy Holiday program in the community room at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13. Enjoy stories, songs, a puppet show, a craft activity, and a visit from dear old Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, bringing us holiday wishes and a photo opportunity.
  • Safe Sitter Course: Become a safe sitter by learning child care basics, business skills, and first aid, including CPR and choking rescue. Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens (ages 11 - 14) life and safety skills. The Library will offer a two-day Safe Sitter course on December 30 and 31. Register by December 12; space is limited. Call SPL youth services at 928-282-7714 ext. 119 for more information.
Movies in December
The Flicker Shack film series at the Library presents movies on Monday nights in December, starting at 6 p.m. in the community room. Movies are free and open to the public.
  • December 1: Latino Services presents All About My Mother, winner of the 2000 Academy and Golden Globe Awards for best foreign film.
  • December 8: For a Woman, a historical drama about a woman's search for the truth about her parents' lives in post-World War II France.
  • December 15: The Grand Seduction, set in a Newfoundland fishing village trying to win a lucrative manufacturing contract by luring a resident doctor to the area.
  • December 22: Holiday Inn, the Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.
  • December 29: The Hundred-Foot Journey, an uplifting film about a culinary rivalry in a small French town.
Library Events in the Village
  • Rotating Artist Program: A display of colorful quilts donated by the Red Rock Quilters continues through December at SPL-V. These quilts are for kids who attend Camp Soaring Eagle, a camping program for children with serious illnesses. Purchase a raffle ticket to win a quilt of your choice. Proceeds from this raffle will benefit SPL-V and Camp Soaring Eagle.
  • Speaker Program: Author Brad Dimock will present "The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River." There will be two programs on Wednesday, December 10: 1:30 p.m. at the VOCA Community Center (Oakcreek Country Club), 690 Bell Rock Blvd., and 6 p.m. at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Both programs, funded by generous support from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, are free and open to the public.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the community book discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life" on Wednesday, December 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds. The program is free and open to the public. Monica Lane of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library will facilitate the discussion. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V. 

End-of-Year Giving to the Library
As we approach the end of 2014, it's time to consider tax-deductible gifts. You rely on our extensive collection of books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines, our online resources, and our free programs. Can we rely on you to lend your support by December 31?

Sedona Public Library is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, supported by donations and grants. Your tax-deductible donation may be made online or sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
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