Sedona Public Library
May 2016
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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 30, to observe Memorial Day.

Summer Reading for Kids... and Adults!
The Summer Reading Program theme for 2016 is "On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!" Sign-up for infants through teens begins May 23. Click here for more information about the program.
This year, the Library is introducing a Summer Reading Program for adults! Sign-up for this program also begins May 23 through the Summer Reading Program link on our web site. You'll be able to record your reading minutes on the website, and once you log 1,600 minutes, you'll be entered to win the grand prize--a Fitbit. You can also write book reviews, and for every three reviews submitted, you will earn prizes from Starbucks or Staples. Everyone who signs up will receive a free book! Stay tuned for more information about this exciting new program!
Wildflower Exhibit
Be sure to stop by the Library to look at the lovely wildflower display. The exhibit will go up in the lobby area on Monday, May 2, and continue through Wednesday, May 11.
Thanks to volunteers Marlene and Jack Conklin, who are heading up the display, with assistance from Linda Schermer, Lucie Burris, and Gretchen Yager.
Events at the Library
By partnering with other community organizations, the Library is able to offer a greater variety of programs. Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs, including these upcoming events that are co-sponsored by the Library:
  • Health Screening: Attend a free health screening on Wednesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. Provided and funded by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening is designed to assess the risk of diabetes and heart disease by measuring cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose. No fasting is required, and no appointment is necessary.
  • Situational Awareness/Active Shooter Survival Class: Improve your safety during a crisis situation by attending this class on Friday, May 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The first half focuses on how to increase everyday safety through situational awareness. The second half teaches survival techniques that can be applied to crises such as active shooter events. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. The class is taught by Chief Deputy Jim Driscoll and Lieutenant Jim Coffey of the Coconino Sheriff's Office. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required by calling 928-226-5012.
  • Health Lecture: Verde Valley Medical Group and the Library present a lecture on hip and knee arthritis on Thursday, May 12, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the community room. Led by an orthopedic surgeon and a physical therapist, the presentation will include topics such as osteoarthritis, joint replacement, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples is offering the next session in its series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone on Saturday, May 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the community room. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. To register, e-mail
Movies in May
Flicker Shack presents four newly released movies in May. Screenings are free and begin at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on Memorial Day.
  • May 2: Son of Saul, about a prisoner in Auschwitz who is forced to assist with the operation of the Nazi gas chambers. When he sees the body of a boy he believes to be his son, he seeks a rabbi to give the boy a proper burial against all odds. Winner of the 2016 Oscar and Golden Globe for best foreign film.
  • May 9: Lady in the Van, a touching drama telling the true story of a relationship between a London writer and an elderly woman who lived in his driveway for 15 years.
  • May 16: East Side Sushi, about a kitchen assistant in a Japanese restaurant who becomes intrigued by the food but learns that the journey to sushi chef isn't an easy one if you are the "wrong" race and gender.
  • May 23: Bridge of Spies, set at the height of the Cold War in 1960, about an attorney's intense effort to secure the release of a downed American aviator captured by the Soviets.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Wednesday, May 18, John S. Westerlund will present "Arizona's War Town: Flagstaff, Navajo Ordnance Depot, and World War II" at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. There is ample parking and seating at the church. The author will be selling his book for $25 (cash or check) the day of the program. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Sedona Library, this presentation is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome.
  • Book Share: Tuesday, May 31, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Share what you are currently reading and get ideas for your next great read. Facilitated by Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, this program is free and open to the public. 

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.  

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