January 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
Closed for Holidays
The Library will be closed on Monday, January 1, for New Year's Day, and on Monday, January 15, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  
Quilt Show
Please join us as we celebrate the season with the Library's annual quilt show, on display now through February 15. More than 60 quilts, many created by area residents, are included in this year's show! 
Sedona Receives Star Library Recognition
Sedona Public Library has been recognized as a Star Library among its peers for the fourth year in a row by "Library Journal" magazine. Only six libraries in the state of Arizona received this award in 2017. Our sincere thanks to the entire Sedona community--your support enables us to achieve this honor year after year!
Donor Spotlight
This month's donor spotlight is on Steve Ash Plumbing, and owners Steve and Ginger Ash. Steve is the son of Gene and Virgie Ash, who came to Sedona in 1945 and owned and ran Hart's Store--a butcher shop, grocery, and restaurant--through the 1950s (located where Oregano's is now). "I was born and raised in Sedona," Steve said. "Ginger says I am older than the rocks!"

Steve has owned his plumbing business for 45 years. The Ashes support the Library as donors, and Ginger is a library volunteer, but Steve is also one of the original contractors who donated labor to work on the construction of our building on White Bear Road. Steve has been a true-blue community member, donating labor to numerous community construction projects, including the public swimming pool, the ball parks, and soccer fields. Steve says, "I am so fortunate to have so many customers, many who have become good friends."
Early construction of the Library, built with the generous support of local contractors like Steve Ash. 
We are grateful for the generosity of people like the Ashes-- they help make Sedona the wonderful community that it is. Thanks, Steve, Ginger, and Steve Ash Plumbing for supporting Sedona Public Library.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:   
  • Book Club: The Library's new book club is having its first meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 2 p.m. in the Quiet Study. We will discuss "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street," a historical novel by Natasha Pulley. For more information, please contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Library Orientation: Do you get confused using the library catalog? Have you ever put a book on hold only to get the wrong format? Then here's your chance to clear the fog. On Thursday, January 25, at 11 a.m., the Library will be having an orientation class that will cover the catalog, tricks for managing your account, the website, and many other resources that the Library offers. Contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114, for more information about this free program.
Movies in January
Celebrate the new year with a newly released film at the Library, on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on January 1 or January 15.
  • January 8: Victoria and Abdul, about the unexpected friendship that developed between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk.
  • January 22: Battle of the Sexes, a dramatic depiction of the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.
  • January 29: Dunkirk, chronicling the epic effort to evacuate more than 300,000 Allied soldiers who find themselves trapped on the beaches of Northern France.
French and Spanish Conversation Classes
Want to brush up on your French for an upcoming trip or just for fun? Join 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. Registration is required for these free classes; to register or for more information, contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.

Additionally, conversational Spanish classes are continuing in the new year. Join the intermediate and advanced conversational Spanish group every Wednesday night, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library. 
Library Events in the Village
  • Flagstaff pioneer John Elden, photo courtesy of John Westerlund.
    Arizona Humanities Program: Historian and author Dr. John Westerlund will present "Flagstaff Pioneer John Elden: Murder Mystery, Myth, and History" on Wednesday, January 10. 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.
  • Community Book Discussion: Join us Tuesday, January 30, for a discussion of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. 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.
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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