February 2018

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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 19, 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 1, and continuing each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 17. This free service is offered on a first-come, first-service basis. For more information on what to bring with you, click here.

Because of recent changes to the tax law, we will receive our shipment of printed federal tax forms later than usual this year. We are happy to print any Arizona or federal forms that you need, for a charge of 10 cents per page.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:  
  • French Conversation Class: Brush up on your French for an upcoming trip or just for fun by joining Kay, Sophia, and fluent guest speakers at the Library as we practice conversational French. Classes will be held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, starting on February 6 at 2 p.m. Registration is required for this free class; to register or for more information, contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Book Club: The Library's new book club is having its next meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 2 p.m. in the Quiet Study. We will discuss "Lincoln in the Bardo," by George Saunders, the winner of the 2017 Man Booker prize. For more information, please contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be held at the Library on Wednesday, February 14, 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.
  • Women and Heart Disease Lecture: In honor of American Heart Month in February, Steven Heilbrunn, MD, a cardiologist from the Heart and Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, will give a lecture on women's hearth health. Presented by Northern Arizona Healthcare, this free lecture will be held in the community room on Thursday, February 15, from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Proactive Medicine Lecture: On Wednesday, February 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room, attend a lecture about staying well through developing positive lifestyle, eating, and exercise habits. This program, presented by Northern Arizona Healthcare, is free and open to the public.
  • Music and Poetry Valentine's Celebration : On Friday, February 23, at 5 p.m., the Library will be hosting a free Valentine's show featuring love-themed music and poetry.
  • Basic Computer Skills Class: On Tuesday, February 27, from 9 to 10 a.m., reference staff will present an introductory computer class. Designed for the very beginner, this class will introduce key concepts such as basic computer terminology, the parts of a computer, and the features of Windows 10. Registration is required for this free program; for more information, please call the Library at 928-282-7714, ext. 114. 
Donor Spotlight
Liz Sweeney, retired CPA, has volunteered at Sedona Public Library's annual AARP tax clinic for 17 years. This year, her 13th as coordinator, Liz will oversee 16 IRS-trained volunteers who will help hundreds of walk-in clients file their tax forms, for free. "Many clients are 'form-leery'," Liz explains. "But they love it here at the Library. While waiting, they check out a book, grab a magazine, or visit with other clients." Her volunteer team filed 480 federal returns in 2017, each form reviewed two times, once by a trained counselor, and then again by a more experienced volunteer. This year, the service is available from February 1 through April 17, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The clients are so grateful, Liz observes: "We receive a lot of smiles, hugs, and one time a daffodil plant! But the true test is when they return the next year. More than 60% come back." Offering programs like AARP Tax-Aide in collaboration with other organizations is one of the many ways that the Library serves as a community center. The Library donates the space, AARP donates the equipment, the IRS provides software and training materials, and, of course, Liz and her amazing team provide hundreds of hours of service. Thank you, Liz and AARP tax preparers! 
Youth Services Update
On Wednesday, February 7, drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. for after-school valentine craft activities and more with Miss Marcia. This is an all-ages event--adults are welcome, too!

For preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, parents can sign up in the children's room for six Wednesday morning sessions of "Fun with Math and Science." This interactive and playful program starts on February 28. Each of the six classes is based on Arizona Early Learning Standards and will introduce hands-on strategies for building and strengthening mathematical and scientific thinking skills.
And just a heads up: the American Library Association Youth Media Awards, which include the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Awards, will be announced on February 12! Will your favorite book be a winner? 
Displays at the Library
Stop by the Library to view these colorful displays:
  • The annual quilt display, which runs through February 15.
  •  The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society exhibit of paintings, on display from February 2 through 24.
  • The "Blind Date with a Book" display, in honor of 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. Tell us which books you love by attaching a note to the giant heart poster!
Movies in February
Three popular new films are on the Flicker Shack schedule in February. Join us on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room for these free screenings. Please note there will be no movie on February 19.
  • February 5: Stronger, the true story of a Boston Marathon bombing victim who confronts the challenges of learning to walk again.
  • February 12: Marshall, recounting an early case of attorney Thurgood Marshall, who would later become the first African-American Supreme Court justice.
  • February 26: Goodbye, Christopher Robin, a biographical drama about Winnie-the-Pooh creator A. A. Milne and his family.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Arizona State University Professor of Art History Dr. Betsy Fahlman will present "African American Art, Fort Huachuca and World War II" on Monday, February 5. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, the presentation is free and open to the public.  
Progress of the American Negro, by Charles White (1918-1979). Photo courtesy of Howard University Gallery of Art and provided by Dr. Betsy Fahlman. 
  • Community Book Discussion: Join us Tuesday, February 27, for a discussion of "Flight Behavior," by Barbara Kingsolver. The book is available in several formats: regular print, large type, CD book, and ebook. Call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold or downloading the ebook. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
SPL 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.
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