June 2017

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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
Youth Summer Reading Program Kicks Off in June
Everyone is encouraged to sign up for Sedona Library's summer reading program and experience the joy of learning throughout the summer. "Build a Better World" is the program theme this year, and by following your curiosity and reading more about what interests you, you can build a better world, one person at a time.

Lots of fun and educational events for youth will take place in June. We will show a G- or PG-rated movie in the community room every Monday, and we will offer story time every Thursday and Saturday morning. On Tuesday mornings at 10:30, we will alternate between story time for preschoolers and a building activity for children of all ages, with blocks, boxes, Legos, magnetic tiles, and other items provided in the community room.

Other June events include:
  • Thursday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.: Music and dance party with Annette.
  • Saturday, June 3, 1 p.m.: Magic show with Eric Giliam.
  • Friday, June 9 and 16, 1 p.m.: Teens and tweens are invited to start building our first StoryWalk.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 1 p.m.: "Arizona Animals and Their Habitats," presented by Ranger Susan.
  • Wednesday, June 28, 1 p.m.: "Learn about Beavers" program. Ages 7 and up will build with beaver sticks and make a dam with Don and Marcia.
Many other activities round out the month. Be sure to check the online calendar often for updates. 
Donor Spotlight
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Sedona Public Library on Arizona Gives Day, April 4, 2017. It's an important way of supporting your public library while participating in a valuable statewide effort benefiting all Arizona nonprofits.

Did you know that nonprofits are Arizona's fifth largest non-government employer? And nonprofits generated nearly $28 billion in revenue in 2014? This is comparable to the annual revenue generated by the construction sector in the state. (Source: Arizona Community Foundation.)
Clearly, Arizona nonprofits matter, and your support tells us that Sedona Public Library matters to you! While your combined contribution of $1,090 may seem small next to the overall Arizona Gives contribution of $2,739,433, it is vital to the Library. As we continue to build our annual giving fundraising efforts, these and other gifts prove to us how much you value the Library's presence in our community. Thank you!

Sign Up for Adult Summer Reading
The Library's adult summer reading program will be in full swing from June 3 through July 31, and you can sign up
anytime through July 17. Lots of fun incentive prizes will be awarded, as well as the grand prize of lunch for two at L'Auberge's Etch Kitchen and Bar. Other generous sponsors include Baskin-Robbins, Builders' FirstSource/Probuild, Cleaner Quicker Car Wash, Cold Stone, 89Agave, Hummingbird House, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Picazzo's Pizza, Ramsey's Rocks and Mineral, Sedona International Film Festival, and Starbucks.

For the grand finale, all adult participants are invited to an ice cream social to be held at the Library on August 1.

In keeping with the program theme of "Build a Better World," participants are asked to contribute food items appropriate for the Sedona Food Bank's Weekend Emergency Packs for Hungry Kids.

Happy reading!
Movies in June
Join us for a free movie, every Monday evening in June. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • June 5: The Red Turtle, a dialogue-less fable about a man who washes up on a remote desert island, where he builds a makeshift raft to escape but is repeatedly turned back by an enormous red turtle.
  • June 12: A Dog's Purpose, an affecting tale following a faithful canine as he learns the purpose of his existence through the lives of his numerous owners.
  • June 19: Being There, starring Peter Sellers as a childlike gardener who rises, by accident, into the game of politics.
  • June 26: A United Kingdom, based on the true story of an African prince and a London office worker whose interracial union sparked an international political crisis.
Community Book Discussion
Join us on Friday, June 9, for a discussion of the 2017 Pulitzer winner "Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead. The discussion will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Quiet Study Room at the main library in West Sedona. Seating is limited; reserve your space by contacting Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or voc@sedonalibrary.org.

"Underground Railroad" is available in several formats, including regular print, large print, audiobook, and ebook. Please call Sedona Public Library or Sedona Library in the Village if you need assistance placing a hold or downloading the ebook.
Bring the Tree to Full Bloom!
It's spring, and with your help, Sedona Public Library can bring the Grandchildren's Tree to full bloom. Only 30 more leaves are needed to complete this beautiful display that honors children, literacy, and the love of reading. When you purchase a gold, silver, or bronze leaf, you join hundreds of other families who have invested in your public library and made the tree sparkle.

For pricing and more information about purchasing and engraving your Grandchildren's Tree leaves, contact Anne Marie Mackler at 928-282-7714, ext. 125, or visit the Donate page of our website.

News from the Village
On Monday, June 5, Brenda Brandt will present "From China to Mexico: A Journey of Decorative Arts." 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.

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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