November 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
Thanksgiving Holiday
The Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday, November 25, and on Saturday, November 26.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and are grateful for your continuing support!
Health Screening
The Library will offer a free health screening on Wednesday, November 16, 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.
Fall Issue of "Check It Out"
In early November, watch for the fall issue of the Library's "Check It Out" publication in your mailbox.

This issue serves as the Library's annual report for fiscal year 2016 and will be delivered to all area residents and businesses, as well as available online. The report provides an overview of the year at Sedona Public Library, including financials, programs, and the impact of donor contributions.

Check it out!
Author Visit
Lynnda Pollio, author of the multi-award-winning visionary novel "Trusting the Currents," will talk about her book, read from it, and take questions from the audience on Wednesday, November 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the community room.

The book is narrated in the voice of Addie Mae Aubrey, a Southern, African-American woman remembering her teenage years in the late 1930s rural South and telling her spiritual story of self-discovery. The book has won 12 literary awards, including the Nautilus Book Awards Gold Medal in Fiction. Pollio wrote "Trusting the Currents" while she was staying in Sedona, and Sedona plays a pivotal role in the book.
Coloring Club at the Library
Adult coloring is all the rage these days, including at Sedona Public Library! Coloring is not only fun, but also good for your health. Coloring can be an excellent way to unwind, alleviate stress, and explore creativity risk-free.

The Sedona Coloring Club will meet at the Library on Thursday, November 10, and Tuesday, November 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. Drop in or RSVP through

The Coloring Club welcomes all abilities and coloring formats. Feel free to bring your own projects, coloring books, pages, pencils, pens, and markers, or help yourself to the surplus of coloring supplies we'll have on hand.
Origami, Clay, Cartooning, and Game Day!
On the first Wednesday of every month, the Library offers an afternoon of hands-on activity for youth from noon to 4 p.m. On Wednesday, November 2, make origami with a professional paper sculptress and join Marcia in creating with clay. All ages are welcome, and those under 10 must have a caregiver nearby.

More than two thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the 9th annual International Games Day @ Your Library. A variety of games, puzzles, and video activities will be set up in the community room and throughout the Library for your playing pleasure on Saturday, November 19. Everyone can play!

Also on Saturday, November 19, JANIMAL, our famous local cartoon artist will roam the Quiet Study Room and use his superpowers to help budding artists. JANIMAL will teach -- you will learn! Ages 6 and up can join from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Veteran's Day Display
During the week of November 4 through 12, you can view the DAR's Veteran's Day exhibit. The exhibit will be presented in a glass display case near the front desk.
Movies in November
Catch a free movie on Monday nights in November. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • November 7: Three Seasons, a lush drama set in postwar Vietnam presenting stories about loss and healing. Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
  • November 14: Cafe Society, a Woody Allen comedy set in 1930s Los Angeles.
  • November 21: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, a Thanksgiving classic about two mismatched traveling companions trying to make it home for the holidays.
  • November 28: Indignation, an adaptation of a Phillip Roth novel about a young man from a Jewish family who enrolls in a Christian college in the Midwest, only to encounter anti-Semitism.
Consumer Fraud Information
On Monday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Library, volunteers from the Arizona Attorney General Sedona satellite office will be available to give information on consumer fraud, identity theft, and civil rights. While volunteers are not able to give legal advice, they can help victims of consumer fraud file complaints.
Donor Spotlight
In honor of Veteran's Day, we are proud to highlight this month's library donor: Daniel Aragaki.

Daniel is a Vietnam War veteran and a supporter of the Veteran's History Project at Sedona Public Library.

In addition to generously donating his time to the Library, Daniel is an active volunteer across the community: Verde Search and Rescue, Friends of the Forest Graffiti Removal and Trail Maintenance Teams, and Verde Valley Archaeology Center are all recipients of his volunteer efforts. For the Veteran's History Project, Daniel is a specially trained volunteer who conducts interviews of veterans.

The Library is grateful for Daniel's volunteer work and generous support of the Library. We salute and honor him, and all veterans, this month, and all year, for their service to our country.

Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Monday, November 7, Marshall Shore, Arizona's hip historian, will present "Arizona Kicks on Route 66." The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. Funded by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Library, the program is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome! This location offers plenty of parking and seating.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the book discussion of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot, on Tuesday, November 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V. The book is also available in several other formats: large print, audiobook on CD, and e-book. Please call the library if you need assistance with placing a hold.
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.
Did You Know?
Every day the reference staff at Sedona Library assists people with minor technology issues like how to print a document, send a fax, locate their email account, or set up their laptop to access Wi-Fi. Most of these transactions take only a few minutes.

The Library is now offering free 30-minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions for patrons who have technology needs that require more time and expertise.
Sessions are being offered Monday afternoons, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings and afternoons. Call the Library's reference desk during regular business hours at 928-282-7714, ext. 114, to talk about what you need and arrange for a time to meet with the most qualified staff member. Whatever your technology need, we want to help!
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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