March 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
Read Around Sedona: One Book for One Community
Sedona Public Library is proud to hold its first-ever community reads program, Read Around Sedona. Our selected book is "House of Apache Fires," written by local author Morgan Jameson. This World War II thriller's action alternates between northern Arizona, including the Frye home located within Red Rock State Park, and Nazi Germany.

Copies of "House of Apache Fires" are available at the Library or to place on hold, and a limited number of sets are available for book clubs. You can also purchase the Kindle edition at or check out the EPUB edition on the Library's OverDrive ebooks platform.
As part of Read Around Sedona, the Library has planned events in Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek throughout April. Mark your calendar for the kick-off event, which will feature author Morgan Jameson and take place at the main library on Wednesday, April 12.

This Arizona Community Reads project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 
Support the Library on Arizona Gives Day

Once again, Sedona Public Library is joining hundreds of nonprofits from across Arizona for Arizona Gives Day. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 4, 2017, when you can go online, along with thousands of Arizonans, and support your favorite nonprofit(s).

Sedona Public Library is proud of its long history serving the residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Libraries complete communities, and we believe we make Sedona whole. Be a part of a statewide effort on Arizona Gives Day and support Sedona Public Library, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Movies in March
Two Oscar nominees for best picture are showing at the Library in March! Screenings are free and start at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • March 6: The Eagle Huntress, a documentary featuring a Mongolian teen who dedicates herself to the art of taming and training golden eagles to hunt game, a role historically performed only by men.
  • March 13: Arrival, a science-fiction film about a brilliant linguist who seeks to communicate with extraterrestrials when their mysterious spacecraft land across the globe.
  • March 20: Hell or High Water, a Western heist thriller following the escapades of two brothers who decide to save the family farm by robbing banks.
  • March 27: Loving, an absorbing drama depicting the 1958 arrest and imprisonment of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia's law against interracial marriage.
Tax Help Continues in March
The AARP's free Tax-Aide service is very popular again this year, and it will run through Tuesday, April 18. Volunteers are available in the community room on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Tax-Aide service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
3D Printer, STEAM, and Butterflies!
A 3D-printer presentation for all ages will happen in the community room on Wednesday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) activities for youth will follow from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (It's an early-release day at local schools.) Drop in and make a miniature catapult or use a button machine to create a personalized button. Try augmented reality technology, or just hang out on the floor and build with Snap Circuits, Legos, and blocks.

You are invited to meet The Butterfly Guy (a.k.a. Jerry Schneider) on Wednesday, March 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and learn about butterfly habitats, habits, and more. At the end of the program, everyone can make a butterfly T-shirt! Supplies and shirts provided.

Donor Spotlight
Marisol Molina, Circulation/Volunteer Coordinator for Sedona Public Library, has recently become one of many employees who give back to the Library. Marisol manages our 149 volunteers, who give more than 14,000 hours of service each year. Additionally, Marisol participates in Saturday story time, where she reads to children in both Spanish and English.

Marisol is committed to the Library, and as a philanthropic employee, she took advantage of the new payroll deduction system, an effortless way to support the Library she loves. She explains, "I give to the Library because it gives to me. I am curious, and I love learning new things. The Library is the community where I can share this newfound knowledge with others."

Many employees support the Library by annually renewing their membership with the Friends of Sedona Library, or they opt to give directly to the Library. Either way, the Library is grateful for the dedicated service of its employees and for their philanthropic values as donors. It's your Library, and it's our honor to support it, just like you do.

Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Wednesday, March 8, Elena Bjorkquist will present "Growing Up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona." The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library, the program is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome!
  • Community Book Discussion:  Join the community book discussion of "House of Apache Fires," by Morgan Jameson, on Tuesday, March 28, at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Pick up your loaner copy at SPL-V or check out the ebook on OverDrive. Call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold or downloading the ebook.
Sedona Public Library 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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