Monthly Newsletter | December 2019



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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:

Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Wednesday, January 1

Happy holidays from all of us at Sedona Public Library!
Author Pam Houston Speaks at the Library
On Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room, meet Pam Houston, this month's speaker for the Library's "Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home" environmental program series.

An award-winning author of six books, Pam will be reading passages from her latest work, "Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country," a story that Kirkus Reviews calls a "profound and inspiring love letter to one piece of Earth-and to the rest of it, as well."

Copies of "Deep Creek" will be for sale at the reading. The Library also has several of Pam's books available for checkout.

For more information about Pam Houston and her writing, please visit www.pamhouston.net.

Sedona Public Library's environmental series is supported by a grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Apply for the 2020 Quilt Show
Calling all quilters! Sedona Public Library and Red Rock Quilters invite you to participate in the 2020 Quilt Show. Please submit an application and your quilt photo, online. For a printable application, contact Joanne Brosz at jbrosz@hotmail.com

Application  deadline is December 10, 2019 . Quilt show runs from January 7 through February 20, 2020.

Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Book Discussions: Discussions of the book "Finish Strong," by Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion & Choices, continue in December. Three chapters of the book, a guide to achieving a positive end-of-life experience, will be discussed at each event. Discussions will be held on Monday, December 2 and 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the community room. Everyone is invited to attend this free program. Participants are encouraged to purchase books prior to attending.
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, December 3 and 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Intended for intermediate-level speakers, the group provides an opportunity for those with some prior knowledge to practice their French.
  • Drum Circle: Join us for an interactive drum circle and music jam led by Paul Blasi on Tuesday, December 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, December 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the community room. We will have extra drums available, and drummers of all experience levels-including beginners-are welcome at this free event!
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group meets every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library. Note there will be no meeting on December 25.
  • ESL Class: The English as a Second Language group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Note there will be no meeting on December 25.
  • Cryptocurrency Group: Interested in investing in cryptocurrencies? You're invited to attend meetings of the Crypto group every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study. This free program is open to the public.
  • Socrates Cafe: The group, a forum for discussing fundamental human questions, will meet on Monday, December 9, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Quiet Study. Please register at the reference desk for this free program.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," by Betty Smith.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: Enjoy coffee and donuts, conversations with veterans, and a short program at the next Coffee with a Veteran on Friday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room at the Library. All are welcome to attend this free event.
  • Author Reading: On Tuesday, December 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the community room, Sedona author Robert Louis DeMayo will read from his latest book, "The Sirens of Oak Creek." This historical novel is told through the eyes of eight women who are drawn to Oak Creek Canyon over the course of more than a millennium. Books will be for sale at the event, and the author will be available to sign them afterwards.
  • iPad/iPhone/Mac Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group is offering a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers on Saturday, December 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is suggested for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com. All are welcome.
Holiday Fun for Youth
You are invited! Sedona Library's annual Happy Holiday event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the community room on Saturday, December 14. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus have been invited, too! Enjoy interactive and diverse live music with Claudia Tulip for the whole family from 11 to 11:30 a.m., photos and wishes with the Claus couple, craft activities for children, and light snacks.

Other December highlights for youth include a movie at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, and creative art sessions planned for Wednesday, December 4 and 18, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On Monday, December 23, drop in to the community room between 1 and 3 p.m. and let your hands interpret the winter solstice and more. Mark your calendar, and we'll see you at the Library!
Holiday Trees at the Library
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!

Also, we invite you to add to the SedonaKind Gratitude Trees. The trees are hung with hearts, which you can write on and say what makes you grateful. Gratitude Trees, one for children and one for adults, will be on display through the end of December.
Movies in December 
Popular new-release films are on the Flicker Shack schedule in December. Please join us for free screenings on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • December 2: Blinded by the Light, a drama about a 16-year-old boy whose life changes when a friend lends him some Bruce Springsteen tapes.
  • December 9: The Art of Racing in the Rain, a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog.
  • December 16: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's tribute to the end of the movie industry's golden age.
  • December 23: Downton Abbey, a continuation of the beloved TV series about the patrician Crawley family.
  • December 30: Judy, a biopic recounting singer Judy Garland's last concerts in London.
Library News from the Village
Due to the busy holidays, we have not scheduled Arizona Humanities programs or community book discussions in the Village during December. Library programs in VOC will resume in January 2020. Please check the library events calendar or contact Sedona Public Library in the Village at 928-284-1603 or voc@sedonalibrary.org for more information.

Special thanks to the Church of the Nazarene and Sedona Winds Retirement Community for providing meeting spaces for our library programs. Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

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.
Did You Know?
The mobile-friendly library catalog is here! This means that when you use a browser to access the catalog on a phone or tablet, you'll get a version of the catalog that's optimized for you.

Using the YLN App is another great way to access the catalog on your mobile devices. This app offers all the functionality of the catalog, plus an easy-to-use mobile interface. To get the YLN App, search for "YLN Catalog" in your device's app store.
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