December 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
Holiday Hours
The Library will be closed:  

Saturday, December 23 
Monday, December 25 
Monday, January 1 
Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and our sincere thanks for your patronage and support throughout the year!
Youth Holiday Program
A favorite youth services holiday tradition is hosting an annual celebration of joy and family. This year, our Happy Holiday program will be on Saturday, December 9, in the Si Birch Community Room. Beginning at 11 a.m., this all-ages program will include seasonal stories, interactive live music, snacks, and crafts activities for children. And we've invited Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!

Other youth events in December include after-school activities on Wednesday, December 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.; Chess Club on Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m.; and story-time programs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning. Enjoy your library during this festive season! 
2017 Annual Appeal
Here at Sedona Public Library, we believe in taking care of our community. In return, you have always taken care of us. Thank you for believing in the work we do and the free services we provide. This year we offered 846 programs, including the Read Around Sedona community read program and StoryWalk, an outdoor exhibit where children can read while they exercise.

In 2018, we will launch a new book discussion group and offer Arizona Humanities presentations, exhibits, movies, and some surprises. You never know what you'll find at the Library.
Please consider a year-end gift to Sedona Public Library to continue supporting the work that we do. A one-time or recurring gift may be made online, sent to Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336, or dropped off at either of our locations. For more information, call our development director, Anne Marie Mackler, at 928-282-7714, ext. 125. We appreciate your belief in us. We're the heart of the community and we're here for you, all year long. 
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:     
  • Sing-along Therapy for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients: On Monday, December 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the community room, author and vocalist Cheryl Hodge will present a music therapy workshop for patients affected by brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke, or Parkinson's. Patients, caregivers, and loved ones are all invited to attend this free program.
  • Code Talker Presentation at Coffee with a Veteran: Don't miss a special Coffee with a Veteran speaker program on Friday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. At this event, Hopi tribal member Patty Toyahongva will give a presentation on Native American code talkers. The program was originally held at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Patty is an accomplished speaker and is personally acquainted with some of the code talkers.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group will offer a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing
  • Christmas Down Under Concert and Presentation: At this free program on Saturday, December 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the community room, Taka, a multimedia artist and world traveler, will talk about his experience living with the Aborigines of Australia and will play one of the didgeridoos he built. There will also be a question-and-answer session concerning both Christmas Down Under and the program sponsor, the New Earth Foundation.
New Book Discussion Group at the Library
Looking for an opportunity to share and discuss your love of books? Then join the new monthly book club at the main library! The first discussion will be held on Tuesday, January 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study.

The book selected for January is "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street," by Natasha Pulley, an atmospheric historical fantasy that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London and beyond. Copies of the book are available to check out at the reference desk. For more information and to reserve a spot at this free program, call the reference department at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
Wreaths and More Are Marked Down!
Fabulous, one-of-a-kind holiday creations are on sale now at Sedona Public Library. It's the final days of the Festival of Wreaths, and prices have been slashed. Stop by the Library to select a wreath, get a great bargain, and support the Friends of the Library!
Movies in December
Enjoy a free movie screening on Monday nights in December at the Library. Please note there will be no movie on Christmas Day, December 25.  
  • December 4: Brigsby Bear, a comedy about a man who finds creative ways to integrate into society after spending his youth in an underground bunker.
  • December 11: The Glass Castle, based on the best-selling memoir about an unconventional family.
  • December 18: Paris Can Wait, a romantic comedy featuring the picturesque sights of the French countryside.
News from the Village
Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and John Wayne: what do these famous men have in common?  
Speaker Jim Turner
To learn the answer to this question and many more interesting facts, attend author and historian Jim Turner's Arizona Humanities program Arizona's Wild West Myths and Legends, on Monday, December 11, at 1:30 at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. This program, sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome.

Sedona Public Library 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 or email for more information about this program.  Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek. 
Join Friends of the Library
The 2018 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.

For more than 50 years, the Friends have supported vital projects and programs that keep your hometown library modern and relevant. Since 2002, the group has contributed more than $1.5 million to the Library.

If you're not already a Friend, please join by completing this form. It's a valuable investment in your library's future! Your financial assistance is much appreciated.
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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