Sedona Public Library
November 2014
Festival of Wreaths Gala
Thanksgiving Holiday
Events in November
New Large Print and E-Books
Movies in November
Latino Services Librarian Joins Staff
Library Events in the Village
Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos
New Online Account Features



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 Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite D-100
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Festival of Wreaths Gala
Mark your calendar for the Festival of Wreaths Gala on Sunday, November 9, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This fun and festive evening includes wine, appetizers, raffle prizes, silent auction items, musical entertainment, and your chance to be the first to see and purchase this year's creations. Wreaths will go on sale to the public starting on Monday, November 10, during regular library hours.

Gala tickets are on sale at the reference desk at the main library in West Sedona, at Sedona Public Library in the Village, and at Bashas'. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two.

Raffle tickets for a stunning necklace by George Kelly Jewelry are on sale at the reference desk. Tickets are $10 each or $25 for three. The drawing will be held at the Gala, but you need not be present to win. You can view this year's necklace at the check-in desk at the main library.

It's not too late to contribute a wreath or table-top tree for the Festival of Wreaths. Deliver your creation on Friday, November 7, at Sedona Public Library between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or at SPL-V between 1 and 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday

The Library will be closed all day on Thursday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday, November 28, and on Saturday, November 29.

We are thankful for the support of the community and for the privilege of providing library service to the thousands of residents and visitors who use our library each week. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Events in November
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Hot Topics Discussion: Hot Topics Caf�, a partnership between the Philosophy in the Public Interest and Compassion Project programs at NAU, will hold an open public discussion on Tuesday, November 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the community room. The topic for this program is "Do Local Foods, New Age Sensibilities, and Slow Growth Movements Promote Provinciality and Intolerance?" The program is free, and all are welcome. The facilitator for the discussion will be Dr. Aaron Rizzieri.

Hot Topics Caf� programs provide opportunities for community members to discuss contentious political issues in a civil way. The program is non-partisan and does not endorse positions with respect to any issue discussed.

  • Sedona Geology Lecture: Wayne Ranney, a geologist who has been studying the red rocks of Sedona for more than 35 years, will present his lecture "Sedona Through Time" on Wednesday, November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the community room.
  • Cozy Classics Movie Marathon: School is out for Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11. The Library will be hosting a classics movie marathon, showing "The Sound of Music" at 10 a.m., "Annie" at 1:30 p.m., and "The Wizard of Oz" at 4 p.m. We will honor our veterans with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. Please join us in the community room and feel free to bring your own blanket and snack!
  • Meet George, the Cockatoo: The Library has gone to the birds! Come meet the largest bird in the cockatoo family on Wednesday, November 12, from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. in the community room. Find out what it's like for humans and cockatoos to live together.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be held on Monday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room. Funded through a generous grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation and provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, is offering the fourth in a series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone. The next session will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room. This workshop will continue to cover the basic features of these devices. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Class size is limited to 50 people, and pre-registration for this free program is required. To register, please e-mail
New Large Print and E-Books
Thanks to a generous grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the Library recently acquired 140 books for the large print collection, an amount we normally purchase in a year. Over the next couple of weeks, you'll find these books being added to the large print area. Browse the diverse selection of large print books from authors such as James Patterson, Louise Penny, John Green, and Clive Cussler.

With funds from the Marley Foundation, the Library also purchased over 380 e-books and downloadable audiobooks for the Yavapai Library Network's OverDrive collection. New e-books and downloadable audiobooks include "The Paying Guests," "The Bone Clocks," "Killing Patton," and other popular titles.
Movies in November
The Library will host a movie night each Monday evening in November, at 6 p.m. in the community room. Movies are free and open to the public. 
  • November 3: Latino Services presents Quincea�era, a drama about the challenges faced by a pregnant teen on the brink of her fifteenth birthday.
  • November 10: Enough Said, a comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, about a divorced woman venturing into a relationship with the hated ex-husband of her new best friend.
  • November 17: Nebraska, a road film telling the story of a cantankerous alcoholic who thinks he's won a magazine sweepstakes prize, and his son, who reluctantly takes a trip with him to claim the money.
  • November 24: The Book Thief, a film set during World War II about a girl who finds solace from the horrors of Nazi Germany by stealing books and sharing them with others.
Latino Services Librarian Joins Staff
�Hola! My name is Jefferson Perales, and I am the new Latino Services Librarian. I am very happy to be here in beautiful Sedona, working with so many great people and serving the Latino community. I am originally from Lima, Per�. I came to the United States (New York) at the age of twelve and learned English using resources provided by my local library, such as children's books, DVDs, and CDs. I was a library assistant at the Byram Shubert Library, in Greenwich, Connecticut, for eleven remarkable years, where I enjoyed interacting with the public and serving the community. I have also been a tutor for over five years, which gave me great experience working with children and teenagers. I am bilingual, and I have a Master in Library Science and a certificate in children's and young adult services. Foremost, I have a passion for learning and sharing the knowledge that I have with others and for spreading the word of the public library's mission.

I plan to continue with the various programs and services that are already offered to the Latino community, but I also will bring in new ideas for reaching out to Latino patrons. I invite everyone to be part of the multicultural events we will soon be having at our library, and I look forward to seeing and meeting all of you.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Wayne Ranney will present "Sedona Through Time," a program about the geology of Sedona, on Wednesday, November 5. You can attend the program at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road, or at 6 p.m. at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road.
  • Festival of Wreaths: You can purchase Festival of Wreaths tickets at SPL-V. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. You can also deliver your wreath donation to SPL-V on Friday, November 7, between 1 and 4 p.m.
  • Rotating Artist Program: A display of colorful quilts donated by the Red Rock Quilters opens at SPL-V on Tuesday, November 11, and continues through December. These quilts are for kids who attend Camp Soaring Eagle, a camping program for children with serious illnesses. Purchase a raffle ticket to win a quilt of your choice. Proceeds from this raffle will benefit SPL-V and Camp Soaring Eagle.
  • Community Book Discussion: Stop by SPL-V to pick up your loaner copy of Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life" to prepare for the community book discussion in December.
Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V. 
Library Celebrates D�a de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Sedona Public Library is celebrating D�a de los Muertos with an altar created by volunteers, staff, and members of the community. You can visit the Library's altar display now through November 6.
New Online Account Features
Forgotten your library account PIN? When you log in to the online catalog, click the link labeled "Forgot my PIN." The catalog will send you an e-mail with a link to a page where you enter a new PIN. Note that this feature works only if you have provided an e-mail address for your account.

Newly created holds now display an expiration date of one year from the date you place the hold. If you do not receive your hold within a year, you will get an e-mail notice that the hold has expired. This feature ensures that you are not on hold indefinitely for items that are lost or damaged. Please keep in mind that the hold expiration date is different than the date by which you must pick up your hold once it arrives. In your online holds list, the expiration date is shown under "Expires," and the pickup by date is shown under "Status."
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