January 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
Closed for Holidays

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 2, for New Year's, and on Monday, January 16, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Quilt Show
The Library's annual quilt show is on display and runs through February 25, 2017. This popular community event features dozens of traditional and contemporary quilts, many created by area residents.

New Library Website
The Library is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! The website address is the same as before, www.sedonalibrary.org, but the site has a new look and is more mobile friendly.

For more details, please read this article.
iPad/iPhone Workshop
The Oak Creek Apples group is offering a workshop focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone on Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room.

Topics will include making more storage available, improving battery time, printing, taking pictures, and easing nighttime eye strain.

Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. To register, email oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
Movies in January
Watch a free movie on Monday nights in January. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room. There will be no movie on January 2 and January 16.
  • January 9: Equity, about a female investment banker who faces challenges in the cutthroat financial world.
  • January 23: Southside with You, an engaging romantic drama charting the beginnings of Barack and Michelle Obama's relationship.
  • January 30: Sully, a fact-based drama illuminating airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger's life and heroic achievement.
Spanish Conversation Group
Interested in improving your Spanish-language skills? Attend a start-up group for intermediate and advanced conversational Spanish on Wednesday, January 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library.
Donor Spotlight
Making their second home in Sedona, Terri and Glen Gill have joined our community from Sugar Land, Texas.

As many newcomers do, they found the landscape and ambiance of this place too good to resist. They also quickly discovered--and fell in love with--Sedona Public Library. Their granddaughter loves story time, offered three times a week in the children's room. "She associates Grandma and Grandpa's home in Sedona as the place with Pooh and story time," Terri explains.

The Gill family showed their appreciation for all the Library does in the community and for their family when they invested in a leaf on the Grandchildren's Tree.

Welcome to the Gills, and thank you for contributing so generously to your new community!

Library Events in the Village
  • E-reader Workshop: Library staff and volunteers will be at the Village library on Friday, January 6, for one-on-one assistance with your e-reader. 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. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please contact the Village library at 928-284-1603 or email voc@sedonalibrary.org to schedule your appointment.
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Monday, January 9, Dr. Li Yang will present "In Search of a Homeland: The Story of a Pioneer Chinese Woman, Lai Ngan." 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!
Photo courtesy of Dr. Li Yang
  • Community Book Discussion: Join the community book discussion of "Loving Frank," by Nancy Horan, on Tuesday, January 31, 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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