Monthly Newsletter | May 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
Library Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed all day on
Monday, May 28,
to observe Memorial Day. 
Read Around Sedona Events in May
Read Around Sedona continues with several programs in May based on our selected title "Cha'risa's Gift," written by local author Ilana Maletz. Please note: Read Around Sedona events will take place at various locations.
  • People and Plants from the Land of the Colorful Corn: Thursday, May 3, 1:30 to 3 p.m., community room at SPL, presented by Phyllis Hogan, owner of Winter Sun Trading Company in Flagstaff. Phyllis, an acclaimed herbalist and ethnobotanist, will discuss Hopi healing arts and display specimens of plants used in traditional medicine. 
Presenter Phyllis Hogan
  • Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry: Saturday, May 5, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Church of the Nazarene in the Village of Oak Creek, presented by Erik Berg. This presentation traces the story of Arizona winemaking, from the Spanish Colonial period to the present.
  • "How I Wrote My Book" Writing Workshop: Saturday, May 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m., community room at SPL. Author Ilana Maletz will discuss her writing process and research methods. Librarian Cheryl Yeatts will provide an overview of research tools available at the Library.
  • Tour of Special Collections and Archives: Wednesday, May 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon, NAU's Cline Library in Flagstaff. Learn about the treasures found in Cline Library's special collections and archives. Please register, through the Library's events calendar or by calling the Library, no later than Friday, May 11. Transportation to Flagstaff will not be provided.
As part of our community reading project, the Library will be collecting donations of new personal hygiene items for the Hopi Outreach Program. Please leave your donations at the main library or the Village library.

For more information, please contact Sophia Zarifis-Russell, 928-282-7714, ext. 114, or Cheryl Yeatts, 928-284-1603. Thank you for supporting Read Around Sedona.
Donor Spotlight
May's donor spotlight is on Arizona Gives Day contributors: thank you! You not only supported your public library, but you also participated in a valuable statewide effort benefiting 1,053 Arizona nonprofits.

Clearly, Arizona charities matter across the state, and your support tells us that Sedona Public Library matters to you! Your contributions to the Library doubled this year; and overall, AZ Gives gifts increased by 18 percent, with Arizonans giving $3.2 million to their favorite organizations.

The grand total for Arizona Gives efforts since 2013 is a stunning $13.4 million. Thanks for caring!

Sedona Public Library continues to build a dedicated annual giving fundraising effort, and your participation in this campaign proves that our presence and importance in the nonprofit sector is growing every day, one gift at a time!

Thank you! 
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: Going on vacation in France or Quebec this year? Brush up on your French language skills at our meetings! This month, the group meets on Tuesday, May 1 and 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Book Club: On Tuesday, May 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study, the Library's book club will be discussing "Lion," also known as "A Long Way Home," by Saroo Brierley. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the reference desk. New members are welcome to join our group!
  • Author Talk: On Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the community room, local author Roger Naylor will discuss his book "The Amazing Kolb Brothers," about two brothers who arrived at the Grand Canyon in 1902 and remained for decades, exploring and photographing the canyon from rim to river. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group is offering a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
  • Health Screening: The Library will offer a free health screening on Tuesday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 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.



  • Self-Defense Program: The Sedona International City of Peace and the Library are partnering to offer a self-defense class on Wednesday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room. Cost is $20 per person. Please register online through the Library's events calendar or call 928-282-7714, ext. 122.
  • Poetry Reading: On Friday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room, the Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project will host a free poetry reading featuring the work of local writers.  
Library Honors Volunteers
Volunteers were recognized for their service at our annual volunteer recognition brunch on Sunday, April 15.

Thirty-three volunteers received awards for their years of service:
  • First Year: Mary Banvard, David Beyer, Nancy Black, Rita Bond, Melanie Bullock, Chuck Curtis, Larry Dreyfuss, Toni Dunn, Dean Gain, Ruth Greenhouse, Gail Haebich, Jeff Harvey, Connie Hinkle, Brenda Holland, Pat Kelly, David McPherson, Avja Montoya, Gwen Ortmeyer, Bonne Pace, Virginia Tyler.
  • Fifth Year: Susan Cohen, Raili Cole, Carolyn Daugherty, Pam Dorris, Peggy Fread, Ilana Maletz.
  • Tenth Year: Tricia Egger, Richard Sauck.
  • Fifteenth Year: Sue Makoff, Hiro Miyakawa, Diane Schwilling.
  • Twentieth Year: Sonya Landholm, Don Schwartzmiller.
Ten volunteers received special awards for training new volunteers: Tricia Egger, Jeff Harvey, Linda Schermer, Joyce Kelly, Connie Hinkle, Sandy Kreml, Gerri Perrin, Donna Ruhe, Fay Shouse, and Kathy Wege.

We are truly grateful for the thousands of hours of volunteer service given by library volunteers every year!
Summer Reading for Youth and Adults Starts Soon
Registration for the 2018 youth and adult summer reading programs begins May 21, online or in person. The sign-up page will be accessible on the Library's home page, www.sedonalibrary.org. For younger participants, reading logs with stickers will be available in the children's room.

This year's summer reading theme is "Libraries Rock," and we will rock your world with fun programs for all ages.
Youth events will include special guest visits (yes, Dusty the Horse and the Singing Cowboy will be back!), as well as hands-on craft programs. Adult events will include book discussions, a movie night, and an ice cream social. Activities start in early June, with kick-off events on Friday, June 1 (adults) and Saturday, June 2 (youth). Check our online events calendar for more details. 
Movies in May
Join us for a free movie, Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on Memorial Day. 
  • May 7: The Shape of Water, about a cleaning lady in a top-secret government laboratory who stumbles upon a classified experiment. Oscar winner for best picture and best director.
  • May 14: The Greatest Showman, a musical biopic centering on P.T. Barnum's creation of the three-ring circus.
  • May 21: Lady Bird, about a teenage girl set on making her way east to attend college in New York City. Nominated for best picture.
News from the Village
Join us Tuesday, May 29, for a community book discussion of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie," by Ayana Mathis.

The book is available in several formats: regular print, large type, CD book, and ebook. 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. For more information, please call SPL in the Village at 928-284-1603.  
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