May 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
Library Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed all day on
Monday, May 29, to observe
Memorial Day
New Bookstore Location Opening in May
On Monday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Sedona Library will hold a grand opening at their new bookstore, located in the house adjacent to the Library. The preview sale, for FOL members, library volunteers, and staff, will be on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, May 14, from noon to 3 p.m.

At the new location, the Friends' entire inventory will be available all year long for patrons and visitors alike! Regular store hours will be Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Panel Discussion: Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 a.m., community room. At this Read Around Sedona (RAS) event, four experts will discuss Northern Arizona history during the 1940s.
  • Book Discussion: Friday, May 5, 2 p.m., Quiet Study. Join the discussion of the RAS community read selection, "House of Apache Fires," by local author Morgan Jameson. To register, call the Library's reference desk at 928-282-7714.
  • Community Conversation: Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., community room. ASU art professor Stephen Marc will facilitate a discussion about the Underground Railroad and the legacy of slavery, as well as contemporary racial issues that face this country. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with Arizona Humanities.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m., community room. The Oak Creek Apples group is offering a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones, which will be facilitated by Alan Gore. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing
  • Speaker Presentation: Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m., community room. Erik Berg will present the Arizona Humanities program "Ghost Towns of World War II: Arizona's Historic Military Sites."
  • Writing Workshop: Thursday, May 18, 4 p.m., community room. Author Peter Bernhardt will share techniques for creating story arcs, developing plots, and writing consistent characters.
  • Health Screening: Wednesday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., community room. Provided and funded by Northern Arizona Healthcare, this free screening is designed to assess the risk of diabetes and heart disease by measuring cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
  • Cultural Awareness Program: Tuesday, May 30, 10 a.m., community room. The Tibetan Buddhist monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery will share information about their culture and history.
Adult Summer Reading Starts Soon!
Mark your calendars for Monday, May 15, the first day to register for the Library's summer reading program for adults. All ages can participate. The adult activities start in early June and last until late July. To finish up, we will have an ice cream social to cool off from the summer heat.
You can sign up for summer reading in person or online. The sign-up page will be accessible starting May 15 by clicking the Summer Reading button in the Quick Links area of the Library's home page. Stop by or call the reference desk at the main library or at SPL in the Village for more information.
Movies in May
Join us for a free movie, Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room. Flicker Shack selections in May include two nominees for Best Picture! Please note there will be no movie on Memorial Day.
  • May 1: El Jeremias, a heartwarming film about an eight-year-old boy who learns he has genius-level intelligence.
  • May 8: Jackie, about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's battles through exhaustion, heartache, and anger to preserve JFK's legacy and to define her own.
  • May 15: La La Land, a charming musical about an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams and finding each other.
  • May 22: Hidden Figures, the true story of three black female mathematicians who played a key role during the 1950s Space Race.
Youth Services Update
The Library offers many free and interesting ways to keep young minds curious and engaged.  New books for teens and children just arrived and will soon be added to the 29,949 items already here. The first week of May brings an after-school Read-Make-Take activity on Wednesday; Music Morning with Annette, and a screening and book display of "A Dog's Purpose" on Thursday; and our three weekly story time classes. And that's just the first week of the month! Refer to the library events calendar often so you don't miss a thing.
Library staff is making plans for the annual summer reading program. We hope you can join, and together we can learn and laugh all summer long. To help you plan, the June and July events calendar will be ready May 1, available as a hard copy and on our website. Also on the website, beginning May 15, the Summer Reading button on the Library's home page will let you register early for the eight-week "Build a Better World" reading program. Summer reading kicks-off on Saturday, June 3, with an unbelievable Eric Giliam magic show at 1 p.m. Until then, happy May!
Donor Spotlight
This month's donor spotlight is on Wildflower Bread Company in Sedona, which awarded Sedona Public Library proceeds from their "Dough on the Go" program. This effort directs 10 percent of all baguette sales in Sedona to the Library. So while you enjoy your freshly baked French bread from Wildflower, you also support your public library.

Partnerships like this help make life in Sedona fulfilling in more ways than one. Together, we make Sedona a wonderful place to celebrate good books and good bread, the staff of life. We are grateful to Wildflower Bread Company, and we encourage everyone to borrow a book and buy a baguette. Here's to good eating and good reading! Thanks, Wildflower!

Bring the Tree to Full Bloom!
It's spring, and with your help, Sedona Public Library can bring the Grandchildren's Tree to full bloom. Only 30 more leaves are needed to complete this beautiful display that honors children, literacy, and the love of reading. When you purchase a gold, silver, or bronze leaf, you join hundreds of other families who have invested in your public library and made the tree sparkle.

For pricing and more information about purchasing and engraving your Grandchildren's Tree leaves, contact Anne Marie Mackler at 928-282-7714, ext. 125, or visit the Donate page of our website.

Library Events in the Village
  • Presenter Jan Cleere
    Arizona Humanities Program: Historian and writer Jan Cleere will present "The Woman Who Shot Cowboys: Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa" on Monday, May 8. 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, May 30, for the discussion of "Orphan Train," by Christina Baker Kline. The book is available in several formats: regular print, large type, CD book, and ebook. There are several books with this title, so make sure you place a hold on the book by Christina Baker Kline. 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.
Thank you for celebrating National Library Week with us in April and entering the raffle. Congratulations to Barbara Boeh for winning the Kindle.

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.
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