Monthly Newsletter | March 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
Read Around Sedona Returns!
Get ready for Read Around Sedona 2019, Sedona Public Library's community reading program coming in April! This year's selection is "Arizona Kicks on Route 66," written by Roger Naylor, one of Arizona's premier travel writers. Copies of the book are available at the Library, or place a hold using the Yavapai Library Network catalog. 

As part of Read Around Sedona, the Library has planned programs based on Roger's book, including the kick-off event on April 5. Look for other events in our April newsletter or access the Library's online events calendar .
Tax Help Continues in March
The AARP's free Tax-Aide service is very popular again this year, and will run through Saturday, April 13. 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:
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, March 5 and 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group will meet every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library.
  • Iris Yang
    Coffee with a Veteran: Local author Iris Yang will be the guest speaker on Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Yang will talk about her new book, "Will of a Tiger." Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
  • Socrates Cafe: This new group will meet on Monday, March 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Quiet Study. Facilitated by Barbara Breitbart, this group is perfect for those who enjoy honest and respectful discussions of fundamental human questions. Please RSVP at the reference desk for this free program.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in the Quiet Study, for a discussion of the book "The House of Broken Angels," by Luis Alberto Urrea.
  • Speaker Program: On Wednesday, March 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room, Clancy Sage, of the Sedona Heritage Museum, will present the first in a series of Sedona history lectures at the Library: "The Early Settlers of the Sedona Area." The talk will cover the period from the earliest pioneers to the arrival of the Schnebly family. This program, presented in collaboration with the Sedona Historical Society, is free and open to the public.
  • Poetry and Prose Project: Attend the first in a series of Poetry and Prose Project events on Friday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. Formerly held at the historic Pumphouse building, the programs will be a regular feature at the Library through July. The theme of this month's show is Emerging Authors; musical guest is Devin Angelet.
Movies in March
It's Oscar month at Flicker Shack! All of our March movies received multiple Oscar nominations, including two nominees for best picture! Join us for free screenings of these popular films on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • March 4: First Man, the story of the triumphs and costs of the Apollo 11 mission.
  • March 11: Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic of the rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury, played by best actor winner Rami Malek.
  • March 18: Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a fact-based drama about a writer who turns to forgery.
  • March 25: A Star Is Born, featuring Lady Gaga as a singer whose career eclipses that of her famous mentor.
60th Anniversary Writing Contest Winners
The winning entries from the Library's 60th anniversary writing contest are posted on our website! 

Now you can check out the creative stories written by winners from three age categories. Click here to access PDFs of the first-place submissions.
Family Fun in March! 
  • March 11 through 15: An activity table will be set up in the children's room all week. Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Make It, Take It craft action.
Fun with math and science for preschoolers
  • Tuesday, March 12: At 10:30 a.m., at Sunset Park, Sedona Public Library formally thanks those who made the StoryWalk project possible and invites all ages to enjoy an hour of drop-in craft activities, games, an outdoor walk-and-read adventure, and snacks.
  • Wednesday, March 13: Attend a movie matinee at 1 p.m. in the community room. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Walt Disney Animation Studios) is rated PG and runs for 114 minutes. Enjoy a free movie and popcorn during your March break.
Please call the youth services department for details, 928-282-7714, ext. 119.
Library Giving Day Is April 10

Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join speaker Dr. T.J. Davis for "The U.S. Constitution: What It Says and How It Works," on Tuesday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. During his presentation, Dr. Davis will give participants the opportunity to review the concepts and composition of the document that functions as the legal foundation and framework of the nation.
The program will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive, in the Village of Oak Creek. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, the presentation is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome!
  • Community Book DiscussionParticipate in the book discussion of "Cold Mountain," by Charles Frazier, on Tuesday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds. Pick up your loaner copy at Sedona Public Library in the Village or place a hold in the Yavapai Library Network catalog. 
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. For more information please call Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, at 928-284-1603, or email voc@sedonalibrary.org . Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek. 
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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