Sedona Public Library
July 2013
Telemessage Service Expanded
Raw Food CD and Demonstration Benefit Village Library
July Movies at the Library
Board of Trustees Update
Paws to Read Program Returns to Library
Ham It Up at Youth Theatre Workshop
Library Events in the Village
New Public Computer Offers Special Features



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 Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite C102
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Telemessage Service Expanded
The same system that allows you 24/7 access to your Sedona Public Library account by phone can now alert you of your available holds or warn you if your items are overdue--by calling you!

Telemessage now places automated phone calls to patrons who do not already receive notifications by email. This convenient service is provided by the Yavapai Library Network, of which we are a part.

Telemessage still allows you to renew your items by calling 928-649-6250, the number printed at the bottom of all check-out receipts.

If you prefer email notifications but haven't yet given us your email address, simply stop in or call us to update your account.
Raw Food CD and Demonstration Benefit Village Library    
Raw food You can help raise funds for SPL in the Village--and learn about nutritious dietary choices--by purchasing "Anne's Raw Kitchen Recipes" on CD, for a $10 donation, at the main library or at SPL-V.

Developed by outgoing library Board of Trustees president Anne Uruburu, this CD contains 161 delicious and healthy raw food recipes that Anne selected and adapted from over 200 cookbooks and magazines. Recipes include appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, and desserts.

Anne will be holding a raw food preparation demonstration on Friday, July 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room at Sedona Library. For a $10 donation, you will receive Anne's raw food CD, a reading list of raw food books, samples from the demonstration, and more. All proceeds benefit SPL in the Village.
July Movies at the Library
Movies This month, the Flicker Shack film series will present four free movies at 6 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. The Latino Services film, on July 1, is a heartwarming Argentinian movie that was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film. The July 8 movie is based on a true story about the experiences of a family during the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. On July 15, we'll screen a true-crime documentary involving a case of assumed identity. Flicker Shack's collaboration with the teen summer reading program continues on July 22, as we present the prequel to "The Wizard of Oz." On the last Monday in July, there will be no movie due to the Sedona Model Railroaders' exhibit.
Board of Trustees Update
Sedona Public Library Board of Trustees announces changes to the Library Board.  The all-volunteer Board of Trustees is responsible for administering the affairs of this non-profit community organization that provides the services of a public library through contracts with local government.

Two Trustees retired at the annual meeting on June 18. The SPL Board is grateful for the volunteer terms of retiring Trustees Annette Star Lustgarten and Sandy Immerso, who have contributed significantly to the future sustainability of the Library in our community.  

The following new members were elected at the annual meeting: Gwenn Hanna, Paul Schwartz, David Simmer, and James W. Williams, Jr. Roger Shlonsky is returning after a year's hiatus.  Laura Lawrie was elected to another three-year term.

Carolyn Daugherty and Cliff Hamilton joined the Board during the year to fill vacancies.  Members who will be continuing to serve on the Board this year are President Pat Jansen, Treasurer Abbie Denton Lander, Past President Anne Uruburu, Secretary Kathleen Klitzke, and Members-at-Large Jan Aranoff and Harvey Bershader.
Paws to Read Program Returns to Library
Paws The Delta Certified therapy dogs are back by popular demand. During the month of July, Ty, Raven, Apache, and Mingus will be making visits to the Children's Room with the hope of hearing a good story. Check the Library calendar for Paws to Read dates and times.
Ham It Up at Youth Theatre Workshop
The Library will be hosting the Sedona Youth Theatre Workshop for ages 12 through 18. The program runs July 9-12 and July 16-19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with a performance on July 20 at 3 p.m. It's a fun workshop for teens with any range of experience, especially those who are just exploring the stage! Fifteen hours of theater games, improvisation, voice and breathing techniques, and much more are included, all presented by two professionals who have been working in the field for years. Registration is filling fast! Call the Library to register and inquire about "Scholarship for Volunteer" opportunities.
Library Events in the Village
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Photo by Larry Kane
  • Arizona Humanities Council program:  "Hopi Summer--Life, Friendship, and Survival on the Hopi Mesa" will feature guest speaker Carolyn O'Bagy Davis on Wednesday, July 10, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Center, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.  Following the presentation, pick up your book for the August community book discussion. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted.  
  • Rotating Artist program:  Larry Kane will display his photography at Sedona Public Library in the Village beginning Tuesday, July 16. A reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at SPL-V, located in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza.  
If you would like more information about these programs or need directions to SPL-V in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or
New Public Computer Offers Special Features

Thirty-five public computers are available at Sedona Public Library, each providing Internet access and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel. Now, one of our public computers also features Adobe Creative Suite software, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. Additionally, you can browse and search complete past issues of "National Geographic" magazine, from 1888 to 2009, on this computer. Over 1,400 issues, presented as they appeared in print, are accessible. For more information about using the new computer, stop by the reference desk.

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