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December 2015
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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
Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed:
  • Thursday, December 24
  • Friday, December 25
  • Friday, January 1
Happy holidays from the staff and board of Sedona Public Library! 
Sedona Receives Star Library Recognition
Sedona Public Library has been recognized as a Star Library among its peers for the second year in a row by "Library Journal" magazine. Only four libraries in the state of Arizona received this award in 2015. No honor would be complete, however, without also acknowledging the "Star" library community located here in Sedona!
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Altered Books: December 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the community room. Stop by to get ideas for creating something new from an old book. Come in to observe or try your hand at making your own altered-book project. Supplies provided.
  • Coffee with a Vet Special Film Screening: On December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, the Veterans History Project will show the PBS documentary "Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History," at 10 a.m. in the community room. A scholar-led discussion will follow the film. Please note that a second presentation of the film will be held at 6 p.m. The screenings are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Arizona Humanities, in partnership with the Library.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be held on Friday, December 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community room. Provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: If you receive an iPhone or iPad over the holidays, attend a free workshop to learn how to set it up and other basics about your device. The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, will offer a beginner's workshop on Saturday, December 26, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Class size is limited to 50 people, and preregistration for this free program is required by e-mailing
Join Friends of the Library
The 2016 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.
December Youth Services Programs
  • Hour of Code: December 7 and 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., children's room.
    It's never too early to learn about how technology works through the language of code. Try a coding tutorial on laptops set up in the children's room. Ages 5 and up.
  • Happy Holiday Program: December 12, 11 a.m. to noon, community room.
    Join in our annual program for all ages, with singing, stories, crafts for kids, and a visit from a very special couple for wishes and photos.
  • Safe Sitter Certification Class: December 29 and 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., community room.
    This free, two-part workshop for ages 11 to 14 teaches safe babysitting skills. Please register by December 15.
Movies in December
From a timeless holiday classic to timely documentaries, the Library's Monday night movie line-up offers something for everyone in December. Films begin at 6 p.m. in the community room; please note that an additional screening of the special movie presentation on December 7 will be held at 10 a.m.
  • December 7: Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, a PBS documentary that takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans. A scholar-led discussion will follow the film.
  • December 14: Jimmy's Hall, about a political firebrand who returns to his hometown in Ireland to reopen the dance hall he once ran as a gathering place for youngsters.
  • December 21: Miracle on 34th Street, the 1947 Christmas favorite about a department store Santa's effort to convince a young girl that he is the real Kris Kringle.
  • December 28: He Named Me Malala, an affecting documentary that chronicles the story of Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani who was shot by the Taliban because of her advocacy efforts for girls' education.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join Ken Zoll for his presentation "Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices" on Wednesday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of Sedona Library, this program is free and open to the public. 
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the book discussion of "Tuesdays with Morrie," by Mitch Albom, on Wednesday, December 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Pick up your loaner copy at SPL-V or call the library to request large print.
Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock 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.
End-of-Year Giving to the Library
As we approach the end of 2015, 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) nonprofit 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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