March 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
Sedona's Community Read Returns!
The Library's Read Around Sedona community-read initiative is back, after a successful inaugural program in 2017. This year's selected book is "Cha'risa's Gift," by local author Ilana Maletz.
Regular print and large print copies of "Cha'risa's Gift" are available to check out from the Library. We invite you to read the book and participate in Read Around Sedona activities scheduled throughout April and May, including book discussions, speaker programs, and even a special tour in Flagstaff! Details about Read Around Sedona events can be found soon on our website.
"Cha'risa's Gift" is a work of fiction with a Northern Arizona setting offering many identifiable landscapes for Sedona readers. The book's main character, Cha'risa, is a Hopi medicine woman with mystical healing abilities. Anyone who enjoys historical fiction, action-adventure, and Native American traditions will appreciate "Cha'risa's Gift."
Read Around Sedona is an Arizona Community Reads program, 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
Sedona Public Library is celebrating its 60th anniversary in April, and what better way to congratulate the "Jewel of Sedona," your public library, than by making a gift at on Arizona Gives Day, Tuesday, April 3.

We are proud of six decades of serving the residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley, and we look forward to the next 60 years. Consider a commemorative gift of $60, $60 a month, or even $600. Thanks in advance for supporting Sedona Public Library.
When you give at, you are part of a statewide effort to support the nonprofits you love, like Sedona Public Library, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.  
Tax Help Continues in March
The AARP's free Tax-Aide service is very popular again this year, and will run through Tuesday, April 17. 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. For more information on what to bring with you, click here
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:  
  • French Conversation Group: Brush up on your French by joining Kay, Sophia, and fluent guest speakers at the Library as we practice conversational French. The group will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Registration is required for this free program; to register or for more information, contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Book Club: The Library's new book club is having its next meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the Quiet Study. We will discuss "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For more information, please contact the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Community Conversation on Immigration: On Thursday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the community room, the Library and the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley will hold a community conversation about immigration issues. Results of the discussion will be presented to policymakers and elected officials in Washington, D.C., through the Kettering Foundation's A Public Voice initiative.
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    Author Visit: The Literate Lizard bookstore will host bestselling author J.A. Jance at a talk and book signing in the community room on Sunday, March 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • File Management Class: On Tuesday, March 27, from 9 to 10 a.m., learn how to create, save, move, and find files and folders at a class on computer file management. Please register for this free program through our events calendar or by calling the Library at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Poetry Reading: Join us for a Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project event on Friday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. This free program will feature local poets reading their work.
Youth Services Update
As a hosting venue for the Verde Valley SciTech Festival, we will be offering a youth program on Wednesday, March 7, that will include simple egg experiments, silly egg stories, and a craft activity. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. to participate.
Winter break for local schools starts on March 12. Pick up a good book for the week and enjoy any of the following free programs: stuffed animal library sleepover, Plan B and wolves in the Library, 60-second challenge, chess club, and of course story time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. There's lots of learning ahead! Go to our events calendar for times and dates. 
St. Patrick's Day Display
Check out the Library's St. Patrick's Day display, which will be up from March 5 through 17. The display will feature books and a crossword puzzle to test your Irish knowledge. And don't forget to pick up a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" button at the reference desk!
Movies in March
Join us on Monday nights in March at 6 p.m. in the community room for free screenings of these popular, new-release films.  
  • March 5: Wonder, about a boy with a facial deformity who is determined to make his school classmates see beyond his appearance.
  • March 12: Only the Brave, chronicling the true story of the Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy and the brotherhood formed by the members of Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots.
  • March 19: The Darkest Hour, depicting Winston Churchill's refusal to surrender Britain to Adolf Hitler during World War II's early days. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.
  • March 26: Murder on the Orient Express, a retelling of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery about a train ride through Europe on the famed Orient Express.
Library Events in the Village
  • Speaker Jan Cleere
    Arizona Humanities Program: Award-winning author, historian, and lecturer Jan Cleere will present "Legacies of the Past: Arizona Women Who Made History" on Wednesday, March 7. 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.  
  • Community Book Discussion: Join us Tuesday, March 27, for a discussion of "Cha'risa's Gift," the selected title for Read Around Sedona, by local author Ilana Maletz. The book is available in regular and large print. You can also purchase the book for your Kindle from Amazon. Call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold or downloading the ebook. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
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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