Sedona Public Library
January 2016
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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
Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed on Monday,
January 18, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Arts and Culture Take Center Stage at the Library
January is a rewarding time to explore the Library's cultural programs and art exhibits, including these displays, presentations, and workshops:
  • Annual Quilt Show: The Library's annual quilt show runs from January 4 through February 27.
  • "Written in Thread: Women's History Preserved in Their Quilts": Arizona Humanities speaker Pam Knight will give a presentation on Friday, January 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room.
  • Cartooning Workshop with The Janimal: Kids ages 7 and up, learn basic cartooning and have a whole lot of creative fun with local cartoonist, The Janimal, on Saturday, January 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room. Supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.
Click here for an overview of the month's events.
Reference Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator Join Staff
Bridget Rowan
Hi, I'm Bridget Rowan, the newest reference librarian at Sedona Public Library. I'm currently in my last semester at San Jose State University working on my master's degree in library and information science. I live up in Flagstaff and love the drive down to the Library every day! Prior to working here, I was a library specialist at the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library, a student contractor at the United States Geological Survey's Astrogeology Science Center, and an events liaison at Bookmans. In my spare time I love to play with my two big, goofy dogs, watch movies, and of course, read. I'm looking forward to getting to know the Sedona community and teaching as many tech skills as I can to our patrons.

Marisol Molina
Hello, my name is Marisol Molina, and I am the Library's new volunteer coordinator. I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Brooklyn, New York. One of my favorite pastimes there was taking public transportation to the Manhattan Public Library, where I would spend the day browsing and reading books. I went on to get married and raise four children (I now have seven grandchildren, and one of them comes with me to story time!). My work experience includes coordinating volunteers for Chamber Music Sedona and teaching preschool and kindergarten. I've lived in many places in the world, but there's only one place I call home, Sedona. I now have the privilege to work for Sedona Public Library and be surrounded by books once more. I have come full circle!
Tech Tutoring
Do you need assistance using a computer, smart phone, or tablet? The Library is here to help. Beginning in January, the Library is offering 30-minute, one-on-one Tech Tutoring sessions. Appointments can be scheduled between 3 and 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday. Bring in your own device or receive tutoring on one of our public computers.

Your personal tutoring session can cover anything from how to use a laptop or mobile device to more specific topics like Microsoft Word and basic Internet skills. Pick up a Tech Tutoring calendar from the reference desk and either call 928-282-7714 or come in to sign up for a session.
iPad/iPhone Workshop
iPad/iPhone users are invited to attend the ongoing Oak Creek Apples workshops. This month's workshop will be held on Saturday, January 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the community room. Please register by e-mailing, as class size is limited.
Movies in January
The Library presents newly released movies at 6 p.m. on Monday nights in January. There will be no movie on January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • January 4: Latino Services presents Trash, a thriller featuring Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen, about three trash-picking boys in Brazil whose lives change when they find a valuable wallet in the dump.
  • January 11: The Walk, a drama portraying the unauthorized and unforgettable high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 by French aerialist Philippe Petit.
  • January 25: Infinitely Polar Bear, a Sundance favorite starring Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar father who becomes the primary caregiver of his spirited young daughters.
Helping Syrian Refugees Speaker Presentation
Workshop leader and author Zoƫ Wild will talk about her experiences helping Syrian refugees, at the Sedona City of Peace speaker presentation on Tuesday, January 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room.

After learning about the plight of Syrian refugees, Wild raised almost $5,000 and went to Greece to help migrants. At her presentation, which is free and open to the public, she will discuss what is happening with the refugees and how one person can make a difference in the lives of others.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Wednesday, January 13, Hugh Grinnell will present "The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park." The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Sedona Friends of the Library, the program is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome!
    George Bird Grinnell at Glacier National Park
  • E-reader Workshop: If you need assistance downloading free books from the Library, stop by SPL-V on Friday, January 22, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Library volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance with your e-reader. You do not need to register in advance, but you will need to bring your e-reader, cables, library card, and Amazon user account and password, or Apple ID. You also need to be familiar with the basic operation of your device.
  • Book Share: Friday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Share what you are currently reading and get ideas for your next great read. This program is free and open to the public.
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.
Did You Know?
The Library has over 1,300 music CDs available to check out? Choose from genres such as rock, jazz, new age, holiday, classical, and country. Thousands of additional music CDs are available from other Yavapai Library Network libraries. Browse the collection, located near the DVDs, or order online.
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