Monthly Newsletter | July 2019



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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
Thursday, 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:
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, July 2 and 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study. 
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group meets every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library.
  • Cryptocurrency Group: Interested in investing in cryptocurrencies? You're invited to attend meetings of the Crypto group every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Join us to learn what cryptocurrencies are, how to invest in them, and whether they are a good investment. This free program is open to the public.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of "Dancing at the Rascal Fair," by Ivan Doig.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: This month's program will feature a speaker from BeConnectedAZ.org, an organization connecting Arizona service members, veterans, and their families and helpers to information, support, and resources. Everyone is invited to attend this free program from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 12, in the community room. Coffee and donuts will be served.
  • Nonfiction Book Club: The group will meet on Tuesday, July 23, at 4 p.m. in the Quiet Study. This is an opportunity to read a book before its release date! Pick up an advanced reader copy of "The Dog Went Over the Mountain," by Peter Zheutlin, at the reference desk and join our lively discussion. The author and his dog will join us via Skype. Everyone is invited to attend this free program, facilitated by library staff.
  • Poetry and Prose Project: Don't miss the final Poetry and Prose Project event of the 2019 season on Friday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. This month's program is an all-poetry show, featuring award-winning poet Christopher Fox Graham.
Adult Summer Reading Program Continues in July
There's still time to register for the adult summer reading program. Remember, the more you read and participate, the better your chances of winning prizes!

Everyone is invited to join us for these events in July:
  • Multicultural Craft Night, Wednesday, July 10, 6 to 8 p.m., community room. Make Mexican red clay pottery, papel picado (paper banners), lavender sachets, and animal origami. Eat cupcakes! Open to all ages.
  • Bringing Stories to Life: The Hawaiian Hula, Friday, July 19, 11 a.m. to noon, community room. Hawaii native Kehau Chrisman will present a history and description of the Hawaiian hula. She'll explain that its purpose is not solely to entertain, but, more importantly, to convey stories from an oral tradition that are passed from one generation to the next. Using a classic chant called "Kawika" and hand and foot movements of the hula, Kehau will demonstrate how this story is expressed. Open to all ages.
  • Adult Summer Reading Ice Cream Social, Friday, July 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m., community room. Attend the final event of the adult summer reading program, where we'll enjoy ice cream and music and award prizes!
Library Director Receives Award
Sedona Public Library director Virginia Volkman was honored at the June 20 annual meeting of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley. She received, along with two other awardees, the 2019 Civic Engagement Leadership Award.

In presenting the award, the League explained that "Virginia's leadership fosters not only access to ideas and information but also participation in community, cultural, and civic activities. Virginia ensures that SPL is a special place that is truly the heart of the community."

Congratulations, Ginny, on being recognized for your role in making exceptional library programs available to the public.
Youth Services Update
The youth summer reading program is still going strong, with another month of reading and activities to look forward to. Our grand finale event happens at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, featuring Wildman Phil, an animal educator, and his wild animals! Prize drawing winners will also be announced at the finale.

In the meantime, enjoy these free library events for youth:
  • Tuesday, July 2, 1 to 3 p.m.: Lowell Observatory educators lead a hands-on exploration of the Universe of Space with a drop-in program for ages 5 and up.
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2 to 3 p.m.: At this all-ages program, participants will learn about Pluto and take a virtual tour of Lowell Observatory's Pluto Discovery Telescope.
  • Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.: Arizona Science Center presents an Apollo moon landing program for preschoolers through age 7.
  • Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.: Creative kids can explore and create other worlds with hands-on art activities at this three-day, all-ages program.
Regularly scheduled events include story time, chess club, and Music Morning with Annette. Please check the library events calendar or call 928-282-7714, ext. 119, for more information.
Sedona Railroaders Display
The annual model railroad exhibit, presented by the Sedona Railroaders, will be on display in the community room from July 29 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.
Movies in July
Three dramatic films and a documentary are on the Flicker Shack schedule in July. Please join us for these free screenings on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room. Note that there will be no movie on July 29 because of the Sedona Railroaders exhibit.
  • July 1: Instant Family, a comedy about a couple who learn their new foster child comes with two other siblings.
  • July 8: Maria by Callas, a documentary offering an intimate look at the life of a brilliantly talented artist.
  • July 15: Lean on Pete, a drama about a teen who develops a bond with a worn-out racehorse.
  • July 22: Fighting with My Family, a comedy based on the true story of a tight-knit wrestling family.
Reel Life Movie Night in July
Watch a free screening of the documentary One Big Home at the Reel Life Movie Night film series on Tuesday, July 23. Director Thomas Bena will join us via Skype to introduce the film, which follows his campaign to limit house size in the wealthy community of Martha's Vineyard.

Reel Life Movie Night is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.
News from the Village
Thanks for attending speaker programs and book discussions in the Village. 

We are taking 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. Stop by to use a computer; copy, scan, and send documents; or pick up and return items.

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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