February 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
Library Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20, to observe Presidents Day.
February Is Love Your Library Month
Stop by in February to help us celebrate Love Your Library Month. Show your spirit all month long by wearing a free "Love Your Library" button, available at the main library and at SPL in the Village. This month, we are waiving the replacement fee for lost cards, so now is the perfect time to get a new card!

Many programs to meet a variety of interests are planned for Love Your Library Month. Click here for more information about Love Your Library Month, plus a list of the month's events and displays.
Tax Assistance and Forms
Tax help will be offered by AARP volunteers beginning Thursday, February 2, and continuing each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 18. This free service is offered on a first-come, first-service basis. For more information on what to bring with you, click here.

We have received a limited selection of federal tax forms, which can be found on the shelving unit directly across from the book drop bin. We are happy to print any Arizona or federal forms that you need, for a charge of 10 cents per page.
Displays at the Library
Drop by the Library to view these colorful displays:
  • The stunning annual quilt display, which runs through February 25.
  • The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society exhibit of paintings, on display from February 6 through 18.
  • Check out a book from the "Blind Date with a Book" display, up through Valentine's Day. Books will be wrapped in festive packages, and you are encouraged to open the package after leaving the Library, to uncover the mystery of your book's identity. This is an excellent way to explore other genres that you might not usually be "attracted" to. Who knows, maybe it will be love at first page!
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Blood Drive: Make a difference in your community by giving blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community room.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be offered at the Library on Wednesday, February 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room. Provided and funded by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening is designed to assess the risk of diabetes and heart disease by measuring cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose. Fasting is not required, and no appointment is necessary.
  • Valentine's Celebration: On Friday, February 10, at 6 p.m., the Library will be hosting a free Valentine's show featuring love-themed music and poetry. A wide variety of local talent has been recruited for the celebration. Focusing on music will be Tara Lynn Walrus and Devin Angelet. Poetry will be explored by Christopher Fox Graham, Elizabeth Oakes, and Gary Every. Wendy Harford will perform music and poetry. Gary Scott will play music both solo and as part of the poetry and jazz band Zoot Suit Zebras.
Movies in February
Read the book and watch the movie in February--all Flicker Shack movies showing this month are film adaptations of books! Please note there will be no movie on February 20, Presidents Day.
  • February 6: A Man Called Ove, a heartwarming film based on the bestselling book about a curmudgeonly widower whose life takes on new meaning when a young family moves in next door.
  • February 13: The Light Between Oceans, a drama about a lighthouse keeper and his wife whose prayers to have a baby are answered when an infant in a rowboat washes ashore.
  • February 27: Queen of Katwe, an inspiring film that recounts the amazing true story of an impoverished Ugandan girl who became a chess champion.
Youth Services Update
Youth programs in February include a drop-in Valentine's and Groundhog Day celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1; Music Morning with Annette at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, followed by an after-school movie, The Secret Life of Pets, at 3:45 p.m.; a family science gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 11; and Computer Coding Club every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. We're also planning to start up the Chess Club again in February!
February brings story time drop-in programs at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, and our Saturday story time and craft programs start at 11 a.m. and are offered in both Spanish and English on the first Saturday of every month. Keep your eye on the calendar for updates on happenings at the Library.
Donor Spotlight

Gifts are often made to Sedona Public Library honoring loved ones, a location, or even a career.

Robert Cotter (known to his friends as "Cotter"), a regular patron of the Library, has honored his teaching career and his nine-year-old twin grandchildren, Madison and Michael, with the gift of a lovely statue of two children reading.
Cotter taught English, speech, and drama in Chicago and Arizona, mostly in Chinle on the Navajo Reservation. He is grateful to the Library, a place "that makes dreams come true," for accepting a gift that represents his 40-year career and celebrates all people who love to read.

"To share the love of reading is my dream," Cotter adds. "Be happy. Be passionate. Be strong. Embrace, and dream on."
Library Events in the Village
  • Sedona Schnebly
    Arizona Humanities Program: On Wednesday, February 8, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, great-granddaughter of Sedona Schnebly, will present "Sedona: From Cucumbers to Leavenworth." The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library, the program is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome!
  • Community Book Discussion:  Join the community book discussion of "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand on Tuesday, February 28, at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Pick up your loaner copy at SPL-V or call the library if you need assistance placing a hold.
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 for more information.
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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