Monthly Newsletter | November 2019



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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 Holidays
The Library will be closed on
Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day. 

On Wednesday, November 27, the Library will close at 5 p.m., and on Thursday, November 28, we will be closed all day for Thanksgiving.

Roger Naylor Program on Arizona State Parks
Award-winning travel writer Roger Naylor is this month's speaker for the Library's "Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home" environmental program series.

During his presentation, Roger will share excerpts and photos from his latest book, "Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State." He will describe the scenic wonders and rich history found in Arizona state parks, and he'll recommend some of the best hiking, camping, fishing, boating, stargazing, and wildlife watching.

To learn more, join us at 10:30 a.m. in the community room at Sedona Public Library on Tuesday, November 5, for this free program. Everyone who attends the event will receive a free day pass for Arizona state parks. The author's books will be for sale following the program, and he will be available to sign them.

Sedona Public Library's environmental series is supported by a grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Dia de los Muertos: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with us all day on Friday, November 1, at the Library. Visit our "photo booth" and adorn yourself as a Catrina or a sugar skull. We'll have a face painter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., coloring pages, a puzzle, and a Dia de los Muertos scavenger hunt. The day will end with Poetry and Prose, with spooky readings, music, and refreshments.
  • Poetry and Prose Project: Join us on Friday, November 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room, for a special Halloween/Dia de los Muertos-themed program, with host Gary Every. Featured guests include slam poet The Klute, cowboy poet Michael Coyote Peach, and musical guests Wendy Harford, Scott Sanders, and Gary Scott.
  • Book Discussion: Everyone is invited to attend a discussion of the book "Finish Strong," by Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion & Choices. Three chapters of the book, a guide to achieving a positive end-of-life experience, will be discussed at each of four bi-monthly events in November and December. Discussions will be held on Monday, November 4 and 18, and Monday, December 2 and 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the community room. Participants are encouraged to purchase books prior to attending.
  • Conversational French Group: The group will meet on Tuesday, November 5 and 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Intended for intermediate-level speakers, the group provides an opportunity for those with some prior knowledge to practice their French.
  • Healthy Aging Lecture Series: The final lecture in the series "Chinese Secrets to Healthy Aging and Longevity," taught by Mike Yuen, PhD, will be held on Tuesday, November 5, at 2 p.m. in the community room. The title of this lecture is "Unwinding Practice: A Simple yet Profound Method for Daily Self-Repair." This free program is open to the public.
  • Drum Circle: Join us for an interactive drum circle and music jam lead by Paul Blasi on Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, November 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome at this free program.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group meets every Wednesday evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library. Note there will be no meetings on November 20 and 27.
  • Cryptocurrency Group: Interested in investing in cryptocurrencies? You're invited to attend meetings of the Crypto group every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study. Note there will be no meeting on Thanksgiving. This free program is open to the public.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: The women of SedonaKind will be providing brunch at our November 8 event. The speaker will be Spence Peterson, of the Prescott Veterans Administration, who will talk about services available through the VA. Coffee with a Veteran is held on the second Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the community room. Everyone is welcome.
  • Blood Drive: Make a difference in your community by giving blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code sedonalibrary. Walk-ins are also welcome.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr.
  • iPad/iPhone/Mac Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group is offering a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads, iPhones, and Mac computers on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is suggested for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com. All are welcome.
  • Socrates Cafe: The group, a forum for discussing fundamental human questions, will meet on Monday, November 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Quiet Study. Please RSVP at the reference desk for this free program.
  • Nonfiction Book Club: The group will meet on Tuesday, November 26, at 4 p.m. in the Quiet Study. This month's selection is "The Line Becomes a River," by Francisco Cantu.
American Creed Screenings and Discussions
On Thursday, November 7, the Library, in partnership with OLLI of Sedona and the League of Women Voters of the Greater Verde Valley, will host two screenings of the PBS documentary film American Creed. The first screening is at 11 a.m. in the Library's community room, and the second is at 6 p.m. the same day at OLLI of Sedona, Room 34. Each screening will be followed by a community conversation facilitated by Dr. Paul Friedman, of OLLI.
In American Creed, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.

American Creed community conversations are scholar-facilitated discussions that mirror the type of conversation Rice and Kennedy have in the film; one designed to engage Americans in reflection and dialogue about their own part in the American story, and in acting to shape that story for the better.
Author Events at the Library
Experience a variety of voices at author events at the Library in November. All author programs are free and open to the public.
  • Monday, November 4, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., community room: Sue Lefebvre, a volunteer for a humanitarian aid organization supporting migrants, will speak about her book "No More Deaths." The book addresses the immigration crisis in the Southwest and documents the stories of volunteers who provide life-saving assistance to migrants.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m., community room: The Honorable Judge Charles B. Schudson will read from his book "Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Make Their Decisions." A question-and-answer period will follow. Judge Schudson, a Sedona resident, is a Wisconsin Reserve Judge Emeritus and law professor, and a former state and
    Janie Isidoro
    federal prosecutor and trial and appellate judge.
  • Tuesday, November 26, 6 to 7 p.m., Quiet Study: Janie Isidoro, author of "Let Me Take You: Una Historia de Familia y Amor," will read from her book, a novel about romance and family bonds. A Q&A session will follow the reading.
Computer Classes
Brush up on your computer skills this fall at a series of classes taught by reference librarians. All classes are free. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please sign up at the reference desk or call 928-282-7714, ext. 114. 

In November, you can register for these classes:
  • Computer Basics: Internet, Tuesday, November 5, 9 to 10 a.m. Learn how to use a browser to access the Internet and use Google to find information. 
  • Microsoft Word (Basic), Tuesday, November 12, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. 
  • Computer Basics: Saving and Finding Files, Thursday, November 14, 9 to 10 a.m. Learn how your computer is organized and how to find files and folders.
  • Computer Basics: Email, Tuesday, November 19, 9 to 10 a.m. Learn how to send and receive email, navigate your inbox, and practice downloading and attaching files.
  • Social Media, Tuesday, November 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Learn how to get started with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. No existing accounts required.
Reel Life Movie Night in November
Watch a free screening of the documentary Stay Human at the Reel Life Movie Night film series on Tuesday, November 26. In this inspiring film, award-winning musician Michael Franti takes the viewer on a personal journey through his songs and stories of extraordinary humans who inspire him to overcome cynicism with optimism and hope.

Reel Life Movie Night is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.
Movies in November
Watch a free movie at the Library in November. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room. Please note there will be no movie on Veterans Day.
  • November 4: They Shall Not Grow Old, a documentary that brings to life men who fought in the First World War.
  • November 18: The White Crow, a stylish biopic charting the early years of Soviet ballet star Rudolf Nureyev.
  • November 25: The Peanut Butter Falcon, an adventure tale about a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream.
Display at the Library
From November 4 through 14, the Oak Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will display a Veterans Day exhibit in the front lobby of the Library.
Library News from the Village
  • Photo credit: National Archives and Records Administration
    Arizona Humanities Program: Celebrate Veterans Day by attending a speaker program about the original "fly girls." On Monday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m., Natalie J. Stewart-Smith will present "The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II." At this program, Stewart-Smith will share the stories of brave women fliers who had to fight for the right to be called veterans.
The program will be held 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 community book discussion of "Next Year in Havana," by Chanel Cleeton, on Tuesday, November 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds.  If you need assistance placing a hold, please contact the Library. 
Community book discussions, sponsored by the Library and facilitated by library staff, are the last Tuesday of every month. They are free and open to the public.

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.
Did You Know?
You can check out up to 10 DVDs at a time? And, the checkout period for DVDs is now two weeks--more time to watch seasons of your favorite TV shows!

Also, did you know that RBdigital, the Library's digital magazine platform, now offers downloadable audiobooks, with no wait lists? Browse the selection by accessing http://yavapaiaz.rbdigital.com/. You'll be asked to complete a brief registration form, download the RBdigital app, and log in. You'll then have access to thousands of downloadable audiobooks, as well as over 130 popular and specialty magazines--all for free!
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