November 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
Thanksgiving Holiday
The Library will be
closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday, November 24, and on Saturday, November 25.

We are thankful for your support and for the privilege of providing library service to our community. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! 
Festival of Wreaths Gala
Enjoy a special evening at the Festival of Wreaths Gala on Sunday, November 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Library. The event includes champagne, wine, appetizers, raffle prizes, 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 13, during regular library hours.

Gala tickets are on sale at the West Sedona and Village library locations and at the Friends bookstore, located at 3270 White Bear Road. Tickets are $15 each, and proceeds benefit the Library.

It's not too late to contribute a wreath, table-top tree, fabric or woven Christmas tree skirt, table runner, or fancy Christmas stocking for the Festival of Wreaths. Delivery of donations will be accepted on Friday, November 10, between 1 and 4 p.m. at Sedona Library and between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at SPL in the Village. 
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:  
  • Health Screening: A health screening will be held at the Library on Tuesday, November 7, 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. Fasting is not required, and no appointment is necessary.
  • Author Kevin Fedarko
    Author Event: Meet Kevin Fedarko, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Emerald Mile," on Tuesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room. The author will share a slide presentation about his most recent assignment in the Grand Canyon for National Geographic and talk about threats to our national parks. 
  • Microsoft Word Class: The Library will offer an introductory Microsoft Word class on Tuesday, November 14, from 9 to 10 a.m.  Advance registration is required. To sign up, drop by or call the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop/device if Microsoft Word is installed.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group will offer a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this program by emailing
  • Documentary Screening: Attend a viewing of the documentary "Before the Flood" on Saturday, November 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room. The film, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, follows actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he meets with scientists, activists, and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
Donor Spotlight
This month's donor spotlight is on Harvey and Dawn Bershader, who are tireless in their commitment to community. "It's like a full-time job," Dawn says, smiling, about the charity work they do locally and regionally. "We have to review our calendars every week!" She is busy with groups like the Arizona Community Foundation and Christ Lutheran Church, among others. Harvey recently retired from the Sedona Public Library Board of Trustees but continues to serve on a committee and is on tap to volunteer at the Friends' bookstore. Additionally, he serves on Verde Valley Caregivers' board and a committee for the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.  
Their charity extends beyond time and talent: they are generous financial donors to the Library and plan to include the Library in their will. "It's more than a library," Harvey explains. "It's the center of the community, a place for everyone." It seems the Bershaders would barely have time to read, but Harvey visits the Library at least weekly, checking out spy novels or history books, and Dawn, also a local jeweler, is often at the Friends' used bookstore buying historical novels.  
We are honored to be a regular part of their busy lives and philanthropic interests, and Sedona is lucky to have them in the community.Thanks, Harvey and Dawn!
New StoryWalk Book in Sunset Park
There's a new story featured at the StoryWalk route in Sunset Park, and readers of all ages are invited to peruse a children's book, page by page, as they take a stroll. In keeping with the season, the fall selection is "Every Autumn Comes the Bear," by prolific author and artist Jim Arnosky. Enjoy the striking illustrations and simple nature story as you take advantage of the beautiful fall weather. 
Movies in November
Catch these four new releases on Monday nights in November at the Library. Shows start at 6 p.m. in the community room.  
  • November 6: Maudie, a drama portraying the life of a beloved Canadian folk artist.
  • November 13: An Inconvenient Sequel, the follow-up to Al Gore's influential documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
  • November 20: The Beguiled, a historical drama set at a girls' boarding school during the Civil War.
  • November 27: Step, an inspiring documentary tracking high school students as they strive to attend college while competing on the school dance team.
Fall Issue of "Check It Out"
In early November, you'll find the Library's fall 2017 issue of "Check It Out" in your mailbox.
This annual report issue provides an inside look at our organization, including an overview of our financials, program highlights, and brief profiles of a donor and a patron.

The publication is our way to say thank you for another successful year at Sedona Public Library. Check it out! 
Changes to Digital Magazine Collection
The Library's Zinio digital magazine collection has a new name and an updated app. Now called RBdigital, the service offers the same (and recently expanded) selection of digital magazines to library patrons as did Zinio. If you've been using Zinio on a mobile device, you will need to download the new RBdigital app, which takes a couple of minutes. Your login information for the RBdigital app will be the same as you used for Zinio.
RBdigital provides access to the latest issues of a huge collection of popular magazines for every interest. Take advantage of this great free service! 
Community Book Discussion in the Village
Join us Tuesday, November 28, for a discussion of "The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd. The book is available in several formats; please call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.

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. For more information, please call Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, at 928-284-1603 or email Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek.
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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