Sedona Public Library
March 2015
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  Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite D-100
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Colorado River Runners Speaker Program
Join Todd Weber for his Arizona Humanities presentation "The History of the River Runners of the Grand Canyon." There will be two programs on Monday, March 23: 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road, and 6 p.m. at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. 

Using a visually rich and colorful presentation, Weber carries his audience along a historical time line, from a Hopi legend to the river runners of today. He recounts the fascinating experiences of those who have been drawn to the Colorado River as it weaves its way through the Grand Canyon. Highlighted by tales of the John Wesley Powell expedition, the ambitions of industrialists, and the mysterious disappearance of newlyweds Glen and Bessie Hyde, Weber uncovers centuries of human history buried in the austere, yet beautiful walls of the canyon.  
"Check It Out" Magazine
In late March, look for a new, informative library publication, "Check It Out" magazine. The magazine, which will be delivered to all area residents, features in-depth articles about library services. Whether you are a regular library user or you haven't visited us in a while, you will learn something new about the many free resources available to you at the Library in "Check It Out."
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 14. Volunteers are available in the Si Birch 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.
Oscar-Winning Movies at the Library
March is Oscar month at Flicker Shack! All English-language films we're showing in March were nominees or winners in a major Oscar category this year. Monday-night movies start at 6 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. There will be no film on March 23; please join us instead for an Arizona Humanities speaker program.
  • March 2: Mondays in the Sun, a Spanish-language film starring Javier Bardem and best-picture winner at the 2003 Goya Awards, Spain's equivalent of the Oscars.
  • March 9: Gone Girl, a dark thriller based on the novel of the same name. Starring Rosamund Pike, nominated for best actress.
  • March 16: Whiplash, about a young musician driven to achieve perfection. Featuring J.K. Simmons, winner for best supporting actor. Also nominated for best picture.
  • March 30: Birdman, a dark comedy about a former actor struggling to forge a comeback. Winner for best picture, best director, and best original screenplay!
Youth Services Update
Start the week with a smile! For the toddler and preschool crowd, the Library will host a special Dr. Seuss story time at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2, in the children's room. Our regular Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday story time programs will continue all month, so you can drop in and enjoy the programs of your choice.

The March break brings opportunities for older children to play and build. Roominate, Snap Circuit, and Kaleido Gear kits, as well as a variety of games, will be made available during the week. And hurray, chess is back! Check the Library's online calendar for dates and times.
Immigration Forum
The Library will hold an immigration forum in Spanish on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room. Guest speaker Daniel A. Rodriguez will talk about the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). No registration for this free program is required. For more information, please contact Jefferson Perales, Latino Services Librarian, at 928-282-7714 ext. 133.
Hot Topics Discussion
Hot Topics Caf�, a partnership between the Philosophy in the Public Interest and Compassion Project programs at NAU, will hold an open public discussion on Friday, March 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Sedona Public Library. The topic for this program is "Paper or Plastic." The program is free, and all are welcome.

Hot Topics Caf� programs provide opportunities for community members to discuss contentious political issues in a civil way. The program is non-partisan and does not endorse positions with respect to any issue discussed.
Author Presentation and Book Signing
On Wednesday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room, local writer Steve Snyder, author of the World War II history book "Shot Down," will share the experiences of his father and the other crew members of a B-17 that was shot down over Belgium after a bombing mission. The author will sign copies of his book after the presentation.
Library Events in the Village
  • Book Share: Attend the book share at Sedona Winds on Wednesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. This library program is free and open to the public. If you love books and reading, you will enjoy this informal gathering to share what you are currently reading and to get ideas for what to read next.
  • Drawing by Stephanie Peters  
    Rotating Artist Program
    : "Illustrating Literature: Charcoal Drawings on Book Pages," created by artist Stephanie Peters, will be featured at SPL-V beginning Tuesday, March 17. A reception for the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at SPL-V.
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join Todd Weber for his presentation "The History of the River Runners of the Grand Canyon." There will be two programs on Monday, March 23: 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road, and 6 p.m. at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Beginning with a Hopi legend, he takes his audience through the years of human history in the Grand Canyon. The program is free and open to the public.
Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100, in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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