Sedona Public Library
July 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 all day on Monday, July 4,
to observe Independence Day.
Library Honored with Community Collaborator Award
The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona has awarded the Spirit of Sedona 2016 Community Collaborator Award to Sedona Public Library!

Spirit of Sedona awards recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made significant contributions to advance the quality of life for residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley. In 2006,
the Library received the Spirit of Sedona Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award. We're proud that the Library has been recognized in the past and continues to be recognized for our community engagement and service to individuals.
Public Services Manager and Development Director Join Staff
Greetings Sedona! My name is Galen Worthington and I am the Library's new Public Services Manager. I am taking over some of the reference desk duties of Patricia Lowell, who, sadly, recently passed away. I grew up on a farm in Kansas and have also lived in Iowa, Ohio, and the D.C. area. My background is in education, communications, and geological sciences. I was a manager at the "Kansas City Star" and a geologist, project manager, and information specialist for the State of Kansas. I've spent many hours volunteering in libraries, and in 2012 I switched focus to public library management. I received my MLS in 2015 from Emporia State University. Prior to accepting the position here, I was the director of the Overbrook (Kansas) Public Library. I have family in the Village of Oak Creek and hope to retire in Northern Arizona. I am an aviation enthusiast and space science geek. And yes, Lowell Observatory is one of my favorite places to hang out!

Hello, I'm Anne Marie Mackler, the new Development Director at Sedona Public Library. I am thrilled that my love of all things literary has gracefully collided with my exciting career in nonprofit fundraising. I bring experience in annual funds, donor recognition, event management, grant writing, and campaigns, and I have worked as a writer, poet, teacher, and editor. I find something new and more beautiful every day as I wind my way down the switchbacks from Flagstaff into Sedona, and I am then refreshed and happy to work in this community and for this tremendous library. I view fundraising for Sedona Public Library as a daily celebration of those who have loved this place for a long time, or those who have just discovered it and are so happy they did.
Sedona Railroaders Display
The annual model railroad exhibit, presented by the Sedona Railroaders club, will be on display in the community room from July 25 through July 30. Popular with railroading enthusiasts of all ages, the display features several layouts running different scale trains. The railroad exhibit is free and open to the public.
Health Lecture at the Library
"Innovations in Cancer Treatment in Sedona" is the topic of a lecture that will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the community room.

Sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the lecture will feature Dr. David C. Beyer,
leader of the radiation oncology clinical team at Verde Valley Medical Center, Sedona Campus. This presentation is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.
Movies in July
Watch a free movie in July, on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room . Please note there will be no movie on July 4 (Independence Day) and July 25 (Railroaders exhibit).
  • July 11: Concussion, based on a true story about a doctor who discovers that concussions could be the cause of brain disorders suffered by many U.S. football players.
  • July 18: Hello, My Name Is Doris, starring Sally Field as a 60-year-old who brazenly steps forward to pursue the affections of a much younger co-worker.

Don't forget the Archaeology Film Festival continues in July. Sign on the Stone: The Unknown Sahara of the People With No Name will be shown on Friday, July 8, and Agave Is Life is the selection for Friday, July 22. Festival films start at 6:30 p.m.

Youth Programs in July
  • Friday, July 1 and Friday, July 8. Board games, string games, Wii U, and Kinect will be set up in the community room from 1 to 3 p.m. for a cool afternoon of game play. For ages 6 through 12.
  • Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m. Join Marisol and Meghan for an English- and Spanish-language story time followed by a craft activity. For ages 3 and up.
  • Tuesday, July 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Teens and tweens will have the community room all to themselves! Lots of stuff will be going on with button making, music, Just Dance, and snacks, and the featured tech will be augmented reality cards and Sphero.
  • Wednesday, July 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
    Pirates and parrots are the theme for a "Learn It-Make It-Take It"
    Matthew Henry Hall
    craft session. For ages 5 through 12. All materials are provided.
  • Thursday, July 7. Special guest Matthew Henry Hall hosts a 10:30 a.m. music program for ages 2 through 6, and a 1 p.m. treasure hunt program for ages 7 through 12.
Library Events in the Village
We do not have any library programs scheduled in the Village during July and August. This will give us time to work on some great programs and presentations for the fall. More information will be forthcoming in the library events calendar, the library newsletter, and the "Villager." 
The library is pleased to offer the option of returning materials from the Yavapai Library Network to the book drop boxes available at the Village location. While the book drops are convenient, they are intended for use after hours. Bring materials inside if the library is open. Book drop boxes are not kind to library materials, especially in this extreme heat. It is a good idea to put magazines, CD books, and DVDs in a bag to protect them. Also, please use both book drop boxes on weekends. Thank you for helping keep library materials in good condition.

Visit Sedona Public Library in the Village at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The Village library is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call the library at 928-284-1603 or visit Sedona Public Library's website at
Board of Trustees Update
Sedona Public Library's Board of Trustees announces changes to the library Board. The all-volunteer Board of Trustees is responsible for administering the affairs of this nonprofit community organization that provides the services of a public library through contracts with local government.

Board members for 2016 through 2017 are as follows:
  • David Simmer, President
  • Joel DeTar, President-Elect
  • Pat Jansen, Past President
  • Abbie Denton Lander, Treasurer
  • Wendy Edwards, Secretary
  • Harvey Bershader, Trustee
  • Susan Cammock, Trustee
  • John Crawford, Trustee
  • Paul Schwartz, Trustee
  • Roger Shlonsky, Trustee
  • Mike Yarbrough, Trustee   
The Board is grateful for the service of trustee Gwen Hanna, who retired after a three-year term.
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