Monthly Newsletter | July 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 Holiday
The Library will be closed all day on
Wednesday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Cryptocurrency Investment Group: Interested in investing in cryptocurrencies? You're invited to attend meetings of the newly formed Crypto group. Due to strong interest, the Crypto group will be meeting every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Video conferencing will be available for those who wish to participate remotely. For more information, contact Andrea Christelle: achristelle@sedonalibrary.org.
  • Book Club: This month's book club selection is the bestselling true crime tale "Killers of the Flower Moon," by David Grann. Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of the book. New members are welcome to join our group! 
  • Coffee with a Vet: On Friday, July 13, the Coffee with a Vet speaker will be Major Gary Jordan of the Arizona Rangers, who will inform the audience of the past, present, and future of this iconic group. Coffee with a Vet is held on the second Friday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon in the community room. Coffee and donuts are served. This event is free, everyone is welcome to join.
  • Conversational French Group: This month, the group meets on Tuesday, July 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Please note the July 3 class is cancelled.
  • City Council Candidate Meet-and-Greet: The Library will be hosting a city council candidate meet-and-greet on Tuesday, July 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the community room. The event was organized by a private citizen to encourage civic engagement and create an opportunity for positive political interaction. Don't miss your chance to meet all of the city council candidates at this free event! 
Sedona Railroaders Display
The annual model railroad exhibit, presented by the Sedona Railroaders club, will be on display in the community room from July 30 through August 3. 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.
Youth Services Update
Over 150 summer reading program participants are reading up a storm! Our grand finale event happens at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, featuring world-famous Schemic the Clown and his marionettes.

Meanwhile, the ninth annual Sedona Youth Theatre Workshop series begins on Tuesday, July 10. The creation of local professionals Dev Ross and Shondra Jepperson, this workshop is designed for ages 10 through 17. Total workshop time is 15 hours and includes theatre games, learning and honing improvisational skills, practicing correct vocal and breathing techniques, understanding disciplines of stage performance, and building team skills and confidence. Thanks to support from Friends of the Sedona Library, the $85 workshop fee can be offset if workshop participants volunteer at the Library. It's a win-win! Thank you Friends! Call or visit the Library today to register.
Donor Spotlight
Ever since Holly Mason was little, libraries have been one of her favorite places to go. She loves meeting neighbors and being around books. A permanent resident since 1996, she has found a home at Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V). "It is such a community place," Holly explains. "It's so cozy, and you get to know everyone, and they get to know you, too."

Holly and her husband, "Judge" (Walter Mason), have always found it "magical" here. They lived in the Village during the 70s, and then returned more than 20 years ago. "We always knew we'd come back," Holly said.

The Masons are both retired now: Judge from a teaching career, which led him to the Verde Valley School, and Holly from a career in nursing, which led her to hospitals in both Cottonwood and Flagstaff.

They donate annually to the Library, designating their gift to SPL-V. "Giving to the Library is an easy choice," Holly explains.

Holly is also an avid SPL-V volunteer. She works at the desk, serves on the SPL-V Committee, takes care of the plants and landscaping, and even pitched in to move furniture with her truck when SPL-V relocated to Bell Rock Plaza.

"We give to the Library because of its attachment to the community," Holly said. "And because the Library needs support."

We're grateful to the Masons and their commitment to Sedona Public Library in the Village. Thank you, Holly and Judge!
Adult Summer Reading Program Continues in July
There's still time to register for and participate in the adult summer reading program.
This month, we're hosting a screening of the beloved musical "Mamma Mia!" on Wednesday, July 11, at 5 p.m. in the community room. Everyone is invited, even if you do not participate in the reading program.

In addition, staff will facilitate a discussion of the book "Girls Like Us" on Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in the Quiet Study. To celebrate the end of another great reading program, adult readers are invited to an ice cream social on Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m. in the community room, featuring entertainment by the Village Ukulele People.
Movies in July
Join us for a free screening on Monday nights in July at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on July 30 because of the Sedona Railroaders exhibit.
  • July 2: Game Night, a thriller about a fictional murder-mystery game that turns into a real-life kidnapping.
  • July 9: Love, Simon, a big-hearted drama about a closeted teen who finds the confidence to come out.
  • July 16: Roman J. Israel, Esq., starring Denzel Washington in an Oscar-nominated role as an idealistic defense attorney.
  • July 23: A Quiet Place, a sci-fi thriller focusing on a family who must navigate their lives in silence to escape mysterious creatures that hunt by sound.
The Great American Read Comes to Sedona!
Sedona Public Library is honored to be one of 50 libraries chosen across the U.S. to receive a grant for program development as part of The Great American Read

We are grateful to our community partners--the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Yavapai College Sedona Center and the Sedona International Film Festival--who supported our application and will participate in our community programming. Arizona PBS also came on board and will promote Sedona's programming across the state. Additionally, Sedona has been selected by PBS as one of just two libraries nationwide that will have events photographed for the promotion of this national project.

Events will begin in the fall, so watch for further announcements and our display. For now, as the list of America's favorite 100 novels is available, all you need to do is read or reread some of the books. This is a great opportunity to pick up those classics or bestsellers you never had time for and join Sedona Public Library in The Great American Read!
60th Anniversary Writing Contest Coming Soon
What better way for Sedona Public Library to celebrate 60 years than to host a 60-themed writing contest for all ages! The only criteria will be that your poem, story, or creative nonfiction must include the number 60. Maybe you'll write a story about Lily and her 60 noisy kittens in the basement. Or a poem about your grandpa who lived at 60 N. Elm St. Or an essay that investigates the house fire that started with 60 candles burning in the dumpster. Who knows? Let your imagination be your guide! Prizes include publication on our website.

The contest will open on July 13, and the deadline is September 10. More details will follow, so watch our website and Facebook page for further information. Get creative and start thinking 60!
News from the Village
Thanks for attending speaker programs and book discussions in the Village. We will take a break this summer and resume with new programs and community book discussions starting in September. We look forward to offering another great season of educational and entertaining presentations and lively book discussions. Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

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. 
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