Monthly Newsletter | June 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
Summer Reading Program and Library Events for Youth
The theme of this year's summer reading program is Libraries Rock!, and we hope you'll join us as we explore topics from music to minerals. Eight weeks of engaging and free library events are scheduled for youth, beginning with a kick-off party on Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m.

Here are some other highlights in June:
  • Wednesday, June 6, at 1 p.m.: The Singing Cowboy and his horse Dusty!
  • Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m.: Library Rocks with the Gem and Mineral Club! An interactive event for ages 6 through 12.
  • Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m.: Cartooning with Janimal!
  • Tuesday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m.: Musician/author Matt Hall leads a workshop for aspiring rockers and writers for ages 8 through 14.
  • Saturday, June 23, at 1 p.m.: Prolific author Linda Kranz presents an author talk and rock painting activity for ages 5 and up.
The key summer activity is, of course, reading! Signing up for the summer reading program is easy. Just drop by the Library or click here.

For ages 10 through 17, registration is open for the Sedona Youth Theatre Workshop, which begins in July. Register soon, as space is limited. Call 928-282-7714, ext. 119, or visit the youth services desk for more information. 
Movies in June
Four popular films are on the movie schedule in June. Join us for a free screening on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • June 4: All the Money in the World, portraying the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to pay the ransom.
  • June 11: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, following the playful but passionate relationship between a young actor and legendary femme fatale Gloria Grahame.
  • June 18: American Made, based on the true story of a pilot who becomes a government informant to avoid jail time for smuggling drugs.
  • June 25: Black Panther, an action movie about an African king who is drawn into conflict with an old enemy.
Sign Up for Adult Summer Reading
Adult summer reading is underway! You can register here and log your reading hours beginning on June 1. We'll offer lots of fun programs based on this year's Libraries Rock! summer reading theme, and we'll also have a giant coloring page and a 1,000-piece rock 'n' roll puzzle at the Library. And remember, the more you read and participate, the better your chances of winning the weekly incentive prizes and the grand prize drawing.

Everyone is invited to join us for these events in June:
  • Libraries Rock! Kick-Off Party: Friday, June 1, 3 to 4:30 p.m., community room. We're going to rock this party with dances, games, readings, and music by Jim Sheridan. Bring your favorite rock 'n' roll memorabilia to share.
  • City of Sedona Concert Series: Friday, June 8 and 22, 5 to 7 p.m., Posse Grounds Park. Meet us at the park for concerts featuring folk, bluegrass, and reggae music. Call the reference desk for more details.
  • Libraries Rock! Book Discussion: Wednesday, June 13, 2 to 3:30 pm, Quiet Study. We'll be discussing "Born to Run," by Bruce Springsteen. 
Donor Spotlight: Recurring Gifts Make Giving Easy
When Rebekah Fairlight moved to Sedona 24 years ago, one of the first things she did was visit the Library and become a volunteer. She helped with the annual book sale and proudly recalls her team increasing annual sales to $27,000.

Her organization skills paid off, and now Rebekah owns two local businesses: Fairlight Realty and Office Magic, where she helps clients organize their lives and businesses. This background easily led to Rebekah's choice to use the Library's recurring gift option for her annual contribution.

"Once you set it on automatic, you don't have to think about it again," Rebekah explains. "It simplifies my life, and I know I won't forget to give." She highly recommends that patrons set up automatic monthly giving at their banks or on the Library's website.

Some of Rebekah's earliest and happiest life memories are in libraries, and she relishes that Sedona Public Library gives her easy access to thousands of items through interlibrary loan and the Yavapai Library Network.

Not surprisingly, Rebekah is an avid reader, and she was one of the top readers in last year's summer reading program. "I just love this library," she says. "It offers so much."

We love having an advocate and donor like Rebekah in our community. Thank you, Rebekah, for your years of service and your recurring monthly donation! 
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Haiku and Images Presentation: On Tuesday, June 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the community room, author James Witt will present Echoes Through Time, a display of his unique, artistically manipulated photographs of the Sedona landscape, each paired with a Haiku verse. Participants are encouraged to discuss the topics the images and haiku inspire.
  • Conversational French Group: Improve your French language skills at our meetings! This month, the group meets on Tuesday, June 5 and 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Cryptocurrency Investment Group: Interested in investing in cryptocurrencies? You're invited to attend meetings of the newly formed Crypto group. Join us on Thursday, June 7 and 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Quiet Study, and help shape the future of Crypto!
  • Book Club: On Tuesday, June 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study, the book club will be discussing "The Long Haul," by Finn Murphy. New members are welcome to join our group!
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group is offering a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
  • Poetry Reading: On Friday, June 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room, the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project will hold a free poetry reading featuring the work of local writers.
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. 
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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