Monthly Newsletter | February 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
Library Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed on
Monday, February 18, to observe Presidents Day.
February Is Love Your Library Month
Stop by in February to help us celebrate Love Your Library Month. 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.
Tax Assistance and Forms
Tax help will be offered by AARP volunteers beginning Saturday, February 2, and continuing each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13. This free service is offered on a first-come, first-service basis. For more information on what to bring with you, click here

The Library has received federal 1040 form booklets and instructions. Reference staff 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:
  • Individual Meetings with Congressman O'Halleran: On Saturday, February 2, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study, Congressman Tom O'Halleran will be hosting open office hours with constituents. Appointments are recommended, but drop-ins are also welcome. Please call the congressman's Flagstaff office at 928-286-5338 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, February 5 and 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The conversational Spanish group meets every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library.
  • Speaker Program: On Wednesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room, Al Cornell will speak on the topic of prehistoric fire-making techniques. Cornell is a recognized expert in primitive skills and survival-related training. He has special expertise in ancient fire technologies. He is also an active volunteer in Yavapai County's Search and Rescue Team.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: February's Coffee with a Veteran will feature Mike Ward, author of the book "So, Why Are the Rocks Red?" Everyone is invited to attend this event on Friday, February 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room to enjoy coffee and donuts and learn more about the geology of Sedona. Mike has also generously offered two copies of his book as prizes for a free raffle.
  • Socrates Cafe: On Monday, February 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Quiet Study, attend the first meeting of the Socrates Cafe. This new group is perfect for those who enjoy honest and respectful discussions of fundamental human questions. At the start of the meeting, participants will suggest and vote on topics for discussion. The emphasis is on open mindedness and considering the views of others. Please RSVP at the reference desk for this free program.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of the book "The Professor and the Madman," by Simon Winchester, which details the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 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.
  • Suicide Prevention Workshop: On Friday, February 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the community room, the Library and the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley will sponsor a SafeTALK training program, which teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. This program is open to anyone age 15 and older. Cost is $25. Class size is limited; register by contacting Barbara Litrell at 928-649-0135 or blitrell@aol.com.
Displays at the Library 
Don't miss these exhibits at the Library in February, featuring the talent of local artists:
  • The Library's annual quilt show will be up through Thursday, February 14.
  • The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society exhibit of paintings is on display through the month of February.
  • A display of wooden miniature houses, created by Mike Medow, will begin on February 1
Movies in February
Three new releases are on the Flicker Shack schedule in February. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no film on Presidents Day. 
  • February 4: The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true-life exploits of septuagenarian bank robber Forrest Tucker.
  • February 11: Christopher Robin, a live-action Winnie-the-Pooh adaptation that follows an adult Christopher Robin as he reunites with his childhood friends.
  • February 25: The Wife, a drama about a woman who questions the sacrifices she's made for her famous husband. Starring Glenn Close, winner of the Golden Globe for best actress and Oscar nominee for best actress.
Youth Services Update
Parents with children from 3 to 5 years old are invited to sign up for a series of six "Fun with Math and Science" classes that begin on Friday, February 1 . Interactive, 45-minute classes over the course of six Fridays will cover fundamental concepts such as observation and hypothesis, our senses, sorting and comparing, cause and effect, patterns and sequencing, and geometry and measurement.

Poet Logan Phillips
And for teens, accomplished bilingual poet Logan Phillips will be at the Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High School on Friday, February 1, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., inspiring young people to daydream, feel, write, and create. Throughout the day, Phillips will share his wordsmith craft and lead Q&A sessions with local home, public, and charter school students in grades 7 through 12. We are lucky to have this opportunity, as Phillips is a guest presenter at the 2019 American Library Association Young Adult Summit the following day. 

Call youth services at 928-282-7714, ext . 119, for more information about these programs.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join speaker Terry Sprouse for his presentation "How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones," on Saturday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m. Sprouse will explain and demonstrate the techniques that Abraham Lincoln developed to tell compelling stories, such as mimicry, self-effacing humor, and adding a moral to the story.
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.
  • Community Book Discussion: Get ready for Read Around Sedona 2019, Sedona Public Library's community reading program! Participate in the book discussion of this year's selection, "Arizona Kicks on Route 66," by Roger Naylor, on Tuesday, February 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds. 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. 
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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