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Monthly Newsletter | December 2018
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Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
928.282.7714
 
SPL In The Village
Bell Rock Plaza
Suite 51 A
Sedona AZ 86351
928.284.1603
Holiday Hours
The Library will be closed: 

Monday, December 24
Tuesday, December 25
Tuesday, January 1


Happy holidays from all of us at Sedona Public Library!
Sedona Receives Star Library Recognition
"Library Journal" magazine has announced the Star Libraries for 2018--and Sedona Public Library has done it again!  For the fifth year in a row, the Library has been recognized as a Star Library among its peers. Less than 4% of eligible libraries nationwide received this award for superior performance, including only five libraries in the state of Arizona. 

We are grateful to the entire Sedona community--your support enables us to achieve this honor year after year!
Displays at the Library 
The Library's annual quilt show, organized by Quilter's Store Sedona, will run from Friday, December 21, 2018 through Thursday, February 14, 2019. We hope that you will stop by the Library as our community pays tribute to the talents of local quilters.


Also, Sedona resident Celeste York will be showcasing her handmade dollhouses in a display at the Library. View these detailed miniatures through the month of December in the center stacks.
Holiday Fun for Youth
Our December early-release-from-school event will be a Romp a Pom-Pom Crafternoon! Drop by the community room on Wednesday, December 5, at 1 p.m. and learn how to make pom-pom buddies, pom-pom pinecones, and pomanders. Supplies, instructions, and holiday recipe and craft books will be provided.
 
Our annual Happy Holiday program is on Saturday, December 8, at 11 a.m. Families are invited to enjoy festive music and dance with the Foldes family, make winter crafts and play simple games, chat and nibble on healthy snacks provided by Natural Grocers, and watch a balloon artist create and share. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, too!
 
Dates and times for other December activities, such as book club, story time, family movies, and chess club, can be found on our online events calendar.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Conversational French Group: The group will not meet in December. See you in January!
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The conversational Spanish group meets every Wednesday evening at the Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Meditation Workshop: Learn about the benefits of meditation at a free workshop at the Library on Saturday, December 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the community room. Presenters will teach simple meditation techniques and provide guidance for continued practice.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of the novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: Everyone is invited to attend Coffee with a Veteran in the community room from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 14, to meet author Carla Williams, who will speak about her book "Wildcat Women." 
  • iPad/iPhone/Mac Workshop: Get your technology questions answered at an Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group Q&A session on Saturday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Preregistration is encouraged for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com
Gifts for Seniors Tree
Be a Santa to a senior by purchasing a gift from the Verde Valley Caregivers holiday tree in the Library. The tree is decorated with tags listing gifts that have been requested by our elderly neighbors. Take a tag and return the designated gift to the Library (with tag attached). Thank you for helping a senior this holiday season!
Movies in December
Join us in December for screenings of popular new releases, as well as the final movie in our 60th anniversary film series. Movies start at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no screenings on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
  • December 3: Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy set in an ultra-wealthy enclave of Singapore.
  • December 10: Angel and the Badman, starring John Wayne as an outlaw who takes refuge with a Quaker family. Discussion to follow screening.
  • December 17: Puzzle, about a woman who finds fulfillment when she enters a jigsaw puzzle competition.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join speaker Wayne Ranney for his presentation "In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes" on Monday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m. Martha Summerhayes was the author of "Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman," which recounts her experiences in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. Ranney has a personal connection to the Summerhayes family, which he will share during his presentation.
Speaker Wayne Ranney

The program will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive, in the Village of Oak Creek. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, the presentation is free and open to the public.
 
If you would like to read "Vanished Arizona" before Ranney's presentation, the book is available in regular print and large type from the Yavapai Library Network. You may also download the book to your e-reader device from www.gutenberg.org. Call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold or downloading the e-book.
  • Community Book Discussion: Due to the holidays, we will not be meeting in December. Join us Tuesday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds for the discussion of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar Nafisi. Pick up your loaner copy at Sedona Public Library in the Village or place a hold in the Yavapai Library Network catalog.
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. For more information please call Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, at 928-284-1603, or email voc@sedonalibrary.org . Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek. 
Support Friends of the Library
The 2019 membership drive for the Friends of Sedona Library is underway! For more than 50 years, the Friends have supported vital projects and programs that keep your hometown library modern and relevant. If you're not already a Friend, please join by returning the membership card that was mailed to all Sedona and Village residents or by completing this form.
 
This holiday season, shop locally at the Friends of the Sedona Library used book store, located adjacent to the Library, on White Bear Road. You'll find great bargains and gift certificates for holiday giving.
 
Supporting the Friends is 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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