Sedona Public Library
DECEMBER 2012
 
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  Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
928.282.7714
 
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite C102
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
928.284.1603
Holiday Hours
The Library will be closed:
  • Happy Holidays Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, January 1
We will be open for regular hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on Monday, December 31.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
Holiday Program for Children
December story time In celebration of the season, youth department staff and volunteers will present a family program in the Si Birch Room, on December 8 at 11 a.m., with stories, music, puppets, and a craft activity. Mr. and Mrs. Santa are planning to fly in for wishes and photos!

Also, don't miss the multicultural holiday book display in the children's room. Select a book about the traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, or Kwanzaa.
Festival of Wreaths Awards
Wreath Winner 2012
Best of Show
Thank you to all who attended and purchased items at the Friends of the Library's Festival of Wreaths.

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: Bliss Extraordinary Floral's bird wreath
  • Best Ornament: Taylor Hellmann's pumpkin coach
  • Best Creative Use of Materials: Floyd Stable's shovel wreath
  • Best Non-Traditional: Peter Hordowich's copper wreath (Sedona Recycles)
  • Best Table Top Tree: Donna Hawk's silver tree
  • Best Christmas: Bob Zaworski's full-size white tree
Click here to view highlights of the Festival of Wreaths Gala.
End-of-Year Giving to the Library
As we approach the end of 2012, 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 sent to:  Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Village News
The photography of Len Lewis will be displayed at Sedona Public Library in the Village until January 5, 2013. The show is entitled "New Angles on Old Rocks."

e-readers Friday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: "Join the E-Reader Revolution Workshop." Learn about different e-reader devices to decide which one is best suited to your needs. Registration is required and seating is limited. Call Cheryl at 928.284.1603 to sign up.

Monday, December 17: Community book discussion of "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" by Iranian author and professor Azar Nafisi. The book discussion at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road, begins at 1:30 p.m. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V.

If you have questions or need directions to SPL-V, you may contact Cheryl Yeatts, Site Manager, at 928.284.1603 or voc@sedonalibrary.org.
Karen Mack Issues a Marathon Challenge

The Library will be participating in the Sedona Marathon on February 2, 2013. Please consider joining the Sedona Public Library team as we walk the 5K, raising money for Library operations through pledges.

A challenge is hereby issued by Youth Services Librarian Karen Mack: If, by the day of the race, a minimum total of $2,013 is pledged in support of Sedona Public Library, she will complete the entire 5K Sedona Marathon with a copy of her favorite book and a monkey balanced on her head.

A monkey? Seriously! Karen's official pledge sheet is at the Sedona Library youth reference desk and will be there until the race. Drop in, make a pledge, meet Karen, and on February 2, find out the title of her favorite book.

Join the Friends of the Library

The 2013 membership drive for the Friends of Sedona Library is underway, and current members of the Friends group will receive their renewal forms in the mail.

 

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.

To print out a membership form, click here or pick up an application at the Library.  Your financial assistance is much appreciated.  

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