Monthly Newsletter | June 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
Summer Reading Program and Library Events for Youth 
The Library is getting ready to launch its annual summer reading program! On Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., a free family event, featuring Magical Michael Steele, will kick off eight weeks of reading and activities for youth and will introduce families to this year's summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories.

Here are some other program highlights in June:
  • Wednesday, June 5, 1 p.m.: In this interactive program, the sounds of nature and wildlife are brought indoors through the flute music of Jesse Kalu.
  • Thursday, June 13, 1 p.m.: Musician, author, and cartoonist Matthew Henry Hall leads a workshop for aspiring writers ages 8 through 18. 

Matthew will also present a musical story time for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. in the children's room.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.: Folklorico de Colores dancers perform traditional Mexican folk dances.
  • Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m.: Birdhouse Theatre presents a puppet show for the whole family.
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.
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, June 4 and 18, 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.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of "The Wonder," by Emma Donoghue.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: Members of the Sons of the American Revolution will present historic American flags on Flag Day, Friday, June 14. A color guard of group members will dress in historic costumes. Please join us for this free program in the community room from 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee and donuts will be served. 
  • iPad/iPhone/Mac Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group is offering a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is suggested for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
  • Speaker Program: On Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room, the Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance will present a program about food choices and climate change. At this program, Dr. Jolene Bowers, a public health scientist, will discuss how eating a plant-based diet is a powerful way to help curb many of our major public health threats, including the current climate crisis.
  • Nonfiction Book Club: The group will meet on Tuesday, June 25, at 4 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Everyone is invited to attend this free program, facilitated by library staff. This month's selection is "Hillbilly Elegy," by J. D. Vance.
  • Author Reading: On Thursday, June 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the community room, Sedona author Carol Gandolfo will read from her essays in the new book, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Cat." A Q&A and author signing will follow the reading. Books will be for sale at the event. This program is co-sponsored by The Literate Lizard bookstore.
  • Poetry and Prose Project: On Friday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room, Arizona Highways photographer and author Larry Lindahl will present pictures of the region. Lindahl is the photographer for "Arizona Kicks on Route 66," the Library's pick for Read Around Sedona 2019.
Young Sedona Poet a Winner of National Poetry Contest 
Sedona seventh-grader Felicia Foldes has been awarded third place nationally in the annual poetry contest sponsored by the National Garden Club.

Last month, the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs awarded Foldes' poem first prize in her age group for the state of Arizona. Felicia's poem then went on to win the regional competition, beating winners from seven other states, and finally to the national judging, placing third in the entire nation.

Foldes originally submitted her poem at Sedona Public Library, which serves as an official entry collection spot for the contest. Felicia's mom, Annette Foldes, is delighted by the news: "It was one of those defining moments, as a parent. Funny how so many of these moments for our family take place at the Library!"

The Library is proud to have played a part in Felicia's achievement. Congratulations, Felicia!
Sign Up for Adult Summer Reading
Adult summer reading is underway! You can register here
and log your reading hours. We'll offer lots of programs based on this year's A Universe of Stories summer reading theme, and we're also playing library bingo, so visit the Library to pick up your bingo card. And remember, the more you read and participate, the better your chances of winning prizes!
Everyone is invited to join us for these events in June:
  • Marita Gale: Healing Through Our Stories: Friday, June 7, 3-5 p.m., Quiet Study. Poet and author Marita Gale will share her work, which chronicles her personal journey of healing from sexual abuse through connecting to nature and following a unique lifestyle. Attendees are also invited to connect by sharing their stories of transformation and healing.
  • Jesse Kalu: Sedona Bamboo Flute: Tuesday, June 11, 1 to 2 p.m., community room. Hear Jesse's story and poetry, as well as wildlife calls and other sounds of nature played on handmade Sedona bamboo flutes. All ages are welcome!
  • Ellen LaCorte: Author Reading: Friday, June 21, 2 to 4 p.m., community room. HarperCollins author Ellen LaCorte reads from her new book, "The Perfect Fraud." This gripping debut thriller is partially set in Sedona! Books will be available for sale and signing afterward. This program is co-sponsored by The Literate Lizard bookstore.
  • Iris Yang: Author Reading: Saturday, June 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m., community room. Local author Iris Yang will read from her new book, "Will of a Tiger," sequel to her first book, "Wings of a Flying Tiger." Both books follow events in an American pilot's life in Japanese-occupied China during World War II.
Movies in June
Three dramatic films and a documentary are on the Flicker Shack schedule in June. Please join us for these free screenings on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • June 3: At Eternity's Gate, a biopic recounting the last days in the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh.
  • June 10: A Dog's Way Home, a heartwarming film chronicling the adventures of a devoted dog who embarks on a long journey home after she is separated from her owner.
  • June 17: Ben Is Back, about a charming but troubled 19-year-old who surprises his family when he returns home for Christmas. 
  • June 24: Apollo 11, a documentary that uses a wealth of NASA materials to create an immersive experience of the Apollo 11 mission.
Reel Life Movie Night in June
Watch a free documentary at the Reel Life Movie Night film series on Tuesday, June 25. This month's selection is Living in the Future's Past, a meditative documentary that looks at how human society fits into the natural world's balance.

Reel Life Movie Night is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.
Display at the Library
Red Rock High School advanced placement U.S. history classes are displaying their photography projects at the Library through June 28

These projects help students understand major historical trends and processes that have emerged over the course of U.S. history. 
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.
Annual Board of Trustees Meeting
Sedona Public Library's Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. 

The meeting is open to the general public. At this meeting, installation of new trustees will take place, and annual reports of the president, treasurer, and library director will be submitted for approval.
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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