Sedona Public Library
February 2015
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 Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite D-100
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed during regular hours on Monday, February 16, to observe Presidents Day. Please note the Library's Si Birch Community Room will be open at 6 p.m. on Presidents Day for the Arizona Humanities "Swing into History" speaker program.  
Big Band Speaker Program
On Monday, February 16, plan to attend "Swing into History: Popular Music of the Big Band Era," with Erik Larson. This Arizona Humanities program will be featured at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, and a repeat performance will be held at the Library on White Bear Road at 6 p.m.

Join Larson as he revisits the sounds that America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald first got their start, along with fellow vocalists, composers, and musicians. And, enjoy the real thing, as Larson plays from his personal collection of recordings and shares sheet music, posters, and postcards from the era.
Tax Assistance and Forms
Tax help will be offered by AARP volunteers beginning Tuesday, February 3, and continuing each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 14. This free service is offered on a first-come, first-service basis. For more information on what to bring with you, click here.

We will be receiving federal tax forms from early through mid February. This year, the IRS will not be sending us 1040 instruction booklets. We have printed out several copies of the booklet, which are available at the reference desk for you to look at or copy. Arizona state forms are also available to copy. We are happy to print any forms that you need, for a charge of 10 cents per page.
Displays at the Library
Don't miss your last chance to see the stunning annual quilt display, which is being taken down on February 6.

Also look for the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society exhibit of paintings, running from February 3 through 18.

Watercolor by Maleita Wise
Hot Topics Discussion
Hot Topics Caf�, a partnership between the Philosophy in the Public Interest and Compassion Project programs at NAU, will hold an open public discussion on Friday, February 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Sedona Public Library. The topic for this program is "What Shouldn't We Say? The Limits of Free Speech." The program is free, and all are welcome.

Hot Topics Caf� programs provide opportunities for community members to discuss contentious political issues in a civil way. The program is non-partisan and does not endorse positions with respect to any issue discussed.
Movies in February
Join us for a free movie on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. (There will be no film on February 16, Presidents Day.)
  • February 2: Latino Services presents House of Sand, a drama filmed on the desert-like northern coast of Brazil, exploring the relationship between mothers and daughters.
  • February 9: Love Is Strange, a touching drama depicting the struggles of a couple who must temporarily live apart after four decades together.
  • February 23: Get On Up, a biopic tracing the legendary James Brown's rocky road from humble origins to superstardom as the Godfather of Soul.
Author Visit at Coffee with a Vet
This month's Coffee with a Vet event, on Friday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room, will feature an appearance by Steve Snyder, author of the World War II history book "Shot Down." Snyder will share the experiences of his father and the other crew members of a B-17 that was shot down over Belgium after a bombing mission. Everyone is invited to attend this free program, organized by the volunteers of the Veterans History Project.
Beginning Computer and Internet Classes
Learn basic computer and Internet skills at our upcoming beginning computer class series, offered through May. This month's class will be held on Friday, February 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

In these workshops, students will get hands-on experience working with a Windows 7 laptop. Classes are taught in a question-and-answer-style; questions are strongly encouraged. To get the most out of the classes, students should have familiarity using a mouse and keyboard. Class size is limited; reserve a spot by calling 928-282-7714 and asking for reference, or stop by the reference desk in person.
Learn to Knit at the Library
The Spanish knitting group meets every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Quiet Study room. Knitting instructions are given in English, and an interpreter is available to translate for Spanish speakers. The group welcomes new members, and the program is open to everyone interested in learning how to knit.
Youth Services Foxhole Radio Workshop

Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Speaker Program: Join Erik Larson as he presents "Swing into History: Popular Music of the Big Band Era," on Monday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. During his presentation, which is free and open to the public, Larson will revisit the sounds that America danced and listened to for more than three decades.  
  • Community Book Discussion: On Wednesday, February 25, participate in the community book discussion of "Eat, Pray, Love," by Elizabeth Gilbert. This free program begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds. Stop by SPL-V to pick up your loaner copy, or call the Library to place a hold.
  • Rotating Artist Program: Oil paintings by local artist Ellen Perantoni will be displayed at SPL-V during February.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100, in the courtyard of Tequa 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.  

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