Monthly Newsletter | November 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
Thanksgiving Holiday
The Library will close at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed all day on
Thursday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday, November 23, and on Saturday, November 24.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Great American Read Winners
The votes are in for Sedona's best-loved novel! Here are the local favorites:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. (Tie) Gone with the Wind and Charlotte's Web
3. Harry Potter series
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude

The winners of the nationwide vote for America's best-loved novel have also been announced:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Outlander series
3. Harry Potter series
4. Pride and Prejudice
5. Lord of the Rings series

PBS's "The Great American Read" DVD series and companion book will be available to check out from the Library soon. Thank you for supporting the Library's Great American Read initiative!
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: This month, the group meets on Tuesday, November 6 and 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The conversational Spanish group meets every Wednesday evening at the Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please note there will be no meeting on Wednesday, November 21.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: Sedona singer-songwriter Shondra Jepperson will be our guest speaker on Friday, November 9, at 10 a.m. in the community room. Shondra will talk about the creation of Sedona's military memorial at Jameson Park and will honor our veterans with a song or two. Free coffee and donuts will be served. Everyone is welcome.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of the novel "Farewell Summer," by Ray Bradbury.
  • Health Screening: A free health screening will be held on Friday, November 16, 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.
  • iPad/iPhone/Mac Workshop: Get your technology questions answered at an Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group Q&A session on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Preregistration is encouraged for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
  • Community Kindness Conversation: On Saturday, November 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room, the Library, SedonaKind, and the Rotary Club of Sedona will present an interactive community conversation, "Does Kindness Really Work?" The program, led by Paul Friedman, is part of Sedona Kindness Week 2018.
  • Computer Class: There is still room available in the Microsoft Word class on Tuesday, November 27, at 9 a.m. This will be the final class in our fall technology series. Registration is required by calling the reference desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114.
  • Hospice Information Program: Learn about hospice care at a comprehensive information session presented by Wendy Knight, RN and patient care representative for Northern Arizona Hospice, on Thursday, November 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the community room.
Compassion & Choices Programs at the Library
In November, the Northern Arizona chapter of the organization Compassion & Choices will present three events in the community room at the Library. The programs, which are free and open to the public, will address issues concerning end-of-life decisions and care.
  • Panel Discussion: Monday, November 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. A panel of four experts will explore options and decision-making at the end of life that support basic human values. There will be time for attendees to ask questions of the panelists. Facilitated by Barbara Litrell.
  • Community Forum: Monday, November 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m. This moderated conversation about end-of-life issues will use the National Issues Forum model of discussing important topics in an open and respectful atmosphere. Facilitated by Andrea Christelle.
  • Book Discussion of "When Breath Becomes Air": Tuesday, November 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Facilitator James Witt will discuss the remarkable true story of Stanford neurologist Paul Kalanithi, who faced his mortality with courage and asked, "What makes life meaningful in the face of death?"
Youth Services Update
Our youth book club for ages 9 through 14 will meet on Tuesday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m. New members are always welcome! Past book club selections include popular and award-winning titles like "Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhha Lai, "Fortunately, the Milk" by Neil Gaiman, and "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio. This month, rather than reading the same book, we'll talk about our favorite books--each participant will have a few minutes to present their choice to the group.

Later this month, another outdoor reading experience is coming to Sunset Park! (Remember "Every Autumn Comes the Bear" last fall?) Watch the Library's online events calendar and local news for dates and details.
Movies in November
Join us this month for three new releases, plus the next movie in our 60th anniversary film series. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • November 5: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, an all-new musical sequel based on the songs of ABBA.
  • November 12: The Rounders, a Western about two aging cowpokes in Sedona. Discussion to follow screening.
  • November 19: Blackkklansman, the true story of an African-American detective determined to infiltrate the Klan.
  • November 26: Leave No Trace, about a survivalist and his daughter who live off the grid in a forest in Portland.
Puzzle Exchange at the Library
This month, the Library is starting a puzzle exchange. Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle, or just hang out and work on the puzzle already underway. It's a great way to relax and meet new people!

Displays at the Library
The annual Sedona Camera Club exhibit will be up through November 8. Don't miss your chance to view the work of talented local photographers!

Also, from November 9 through 12, the Oak Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will display a Veteran's Day exhibit featuring the role of women in the armed services.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Learn about indigenous artistic traditions at the program "Protecting a Way of Life: Kinship Responsibilities," presented by Royce and Debbie Manuel. Royce will demonstrate the use of traditional tools and materials, while Debbie will provide insight into indigenous practices in both urban and tribal community settings.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive, in the Village of Oak Creek. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, the presentation is free and open to the public.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the discussion of "Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Woman," on Tuesday, November 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Center, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This classic book, in print since 1908, was written by Martha Summerhayes, who traveled throughout the Arizona Territory in the 1870s.

This book discussion will prepare you for the next Arizona Humanities program, "In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes." Arizona Humanities speaker Wayne Ranney will share his personal connection to the Summerhayes family during this presentation on Monday, December 10.

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 voc@sedonalibrary.org. Thank you for supporting library services in the Village of Oak Creek. 
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