Monthly Newsletter | February 2020



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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 Monday,  February 17, 
to observe Presidents Day.
February Is Love Your Library Month
Stop by in February to help us celebrate Love Your Library Month. This month, tell us why you love your library, and we'll show you some love in return with an "I Love My Library" button and a "kiss" from a librarian. 

Also, this month, we are waiving the replacement fee for lost cards, so now is the perfect time to get a new card! Come help us celebrate!
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Author and Filmmaker Event: On Saturday, February 1, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the community room, Brian Jabas Smith will read from his book "Tucson Salvage," and Maggie Rawling Smith will screen her short documentary adaptation of Brian's work. Violinist Barry Smith will open with a musical performance.
  • Conversational English Group: This group, open to all who want to practice speaking English with others, is held every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Green Room.
  • Cryptocurrency Group: Interested in investing in cryptocurrencies? You're invited to attend meetings of the Crypto group every Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, February 4 and 18, 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.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group meets every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • ESL Class: The English as a Second Language group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday Crafternoon: At this month's program, on Saturday, February 8, at 4 p.m. in the community room, make beautiful paper flowers with chenille stems. All supplies will be provided free of charge, and all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Socrates Cafe: The group, a forum for discussing fundamental human questions, will meet on Monday, February 10, 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, February 11, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of "The Painted Drum," by Louise Erdrich.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: Everyone is invited to join us for free coffee and donuts and a presentation on Friday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. At this month's program, Sedona resident Jawn McKinley will speak about her father, Ray McKinley. Ray was one of the top musicians and orchestra leaders of the Big Band era. During World War II, he played with Glenn Miller in the Army Air Force Band. After Miller's death, he led the band and was later the front man of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
  • Valentine's Day Music Program: On Friday, February 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the community room, attend a performance by award-winning vocalist and pianist Devin Angelet. At her "Love Here Now" program, Angelet will perform love songs with a focus on alternatives to the typical Valentine's Day theme of romance. Always one of the Verde Valley's favorite songbirds, she will serenade her listeners from a grand piano with an eclectic selection of covers and originals.
  • American Creed Community Conversations: On Tuesday, February 18, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., join us for the first in a five-part series of monthly community discussions inspired by the PBS documentary American Creed. The theme of this month's discussion is "What does it mean to be an American?" American Creed Community Conversations, led by Paul Friedman, are free and open to the public.
  • Nonfiction Book Club: The group will meet on Tuesday, February 25, at 4 p.m. in the Quiet Study. This month's selection is "Factfulness," by Hans Rosling.
  • Spice It Up! Food Class: On Wednesday, February 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Yavapai County Extension Program Coordinator and trained chef Aimee Novak and a Master Gardener will teach a class on using fresh herbs and spices. During the program, Aimee will demonstrate creating customized spice blends and using herb sachets for seasoning, and she'll explain how spices enhance the flavor of food. The Master Gardener will speak about growing edible herbs in the home garden. No registration is required for this free program.
  • Author Talk and Custom Bus Tour: Will Sutherland, author of "Skoolie!: How to Convert a School Bus or Van into a Tiny Home or Recreational Vehicle," will speak on Friday, February 28, at 1 p.m. in the community room. Afterwards, you can tour a custom converted school bus, or "Skoolie," in the parking lot! The Literate Lizard bookstore will provide books for sale.
  • Poetry and Prose Project: Join us for a Poetry and Prose event on Friday, February 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. The program will feature Flagstaff poet James Jay and Sedona poet Mary Heyborne reading from their work. Musical guest Robert Jackson will open the show with songs played on the Native American flute.
Tax Assistance and Forms
Tax help will be offered by AARP volunteers beginning Saturday, February 1, 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

Reference staff are happy to print any Arizona or federal forms that you need, for a charge of 10 cents per page.
February Family Fun!
Jennifer Ward, author of over 25 wonderful children's books about nature, will host an interactive workshop for parents, educators, and their youngsters. This one-hour family event starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12.
The workshop, based on Jennifer's book "I Love Dirt!," will include an environmental discussion, accompanied by nature slides, and a make-and-take nature craft. Her children's books will be available for purchase and signing. Jennifer will also present a special story time on Thursday, February 13, at 10 a.m. in the children's room.

Jennifer Ward's program is part of the Library's "Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home" environmental series, supported by a grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
On Saturday, February 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the community room, library staff will host a hands-on creative craft hour to encourage interest in petroglyphs. As a field trip follow-up, the Archaeological Society of Verde Valley-Sedona Chapter will lead a family-friendly tour of the largest petroglyph site in the Verde Valley. The tour and an Arizona natural history presentation will start at 10 a.m. at the V Bar B Heritage Site on Saturday, March 7 .
Displays at the Library
Don't miss the 25th annual quilt show, on display through Thursday, February 20. Guides to the quilts are available at the circulation desk.

Also, stop by the Library to view the colorful Northern Arizona Watercolor Society exhibit of paintings, on display from February 3 through 29.
Movies in February
Join us for free screenings on Monday nights in February, at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on February 17.
  • February 3: Pain and Glory, a Spanish drama by writer-director Pedro Almodóvar. Named best film of 2019 by Time magazine.
  • February 10: Harriet, the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery.
  • February 24: Ford v. Ferrari, an action film about Henry Ford II's determination to beat the favored Italian team in the 1966 Le Mans race.
Reel Life Movie Night in February
Watch a free screening of the film Where's My Roy Cohn? on Tuesday, February 25. This documentary unearths the origins of a master manipulator's ascent, revealing how an enigmatic and disturbed man shaped our current political world.

Reel Life Movie Night is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.
Library News from the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Speaker Program: Join Jana Bommersbach for "Hyenas in Petticoats: How Women Struggled Against Every Dirty Trick in the Books to Win the Vote," on Friday, February 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive. 
As we celebrate the 100th birthday of the 19th Amendment in 2020, it's time to look back at the enormous effort it took for women to be granted the vote. In fact, suffrage was the nation's largest civil rights movement. During her presentation, Bommersbach will discuss the suffrage movement in Arizona.

This program is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the book discussion of "The Language of Flowers," by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, on Tuesday, February 25, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. The book is available in various formats from the Yavapai Library Network. If you need assistance placing a hold, please contact the Library. All are welcome!
For more information about these programs, please call Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, at 928-284-1603 or email voc@sedonalibrary.org. Sedona Public Library in the Village is at Suite 51A 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.
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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