Sedona Public Library
October 2014
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Festival of Wreaths
New Circulation Manager
Exhibits Featured at the Library
Harry Potter Party
Movies in October
iPad/iPhone Workshop
Submit Your ONEBOOKAZ Entry
Library Events in the Village
Sedona Living Room Conversations Project



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 Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite C102
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Sedona Library Book Sale

Don't miss the fantastic bargains on books, music CDs, movies, and more at our annual Friends of the Library fall book sale. Mark your calendar for these dates:
  • Preview night: Friday, October 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m. For Friends of the Library, invited guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Book sale: October 25 through 31, during regular library hours, plus Sunday, October 26, from noon to 4 p.m.
Festival of Wreaths
The Friends of Sedona Public Library are proud to announce that the 2014 Festival of Wreaths will kick off on Sunday, November 9, with the preview party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. You can be the first to see and purchase this year's creations at the preview party. This fun and festive evening includes wine, appetizers, raffle prizes, silent auction items, and musical entertainment. Tickets will go on sale October 1 and will be available at the reference desk in the main library, at Sedona Public Library in the Village, and at Bashas'. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. All proceeds directly benefit the programs and operating costs of the Library.

In addition to attending the preview party, you can support the Festival of Wreaths in the following ways:
  • Make and donate a wreath or table-top tree.
  • Make a tax-deductible cash donation.
  • Donate raffle or auction items, such as gift certificates and artistic creations.
For more details about the 2014 Festival of Wreaths, including wreath specifications and drop-off information, please click here.
New Circulation Manager
Greetings everyone, my name is Katherine Merlino and I am the new Circulation Manager at Sedona Public Library. I'm taking over for Scott Sanicki, who will be leaving the Library and working with GitHub, a platform to collaborate on software projects.

I came to Sedona in 2011, after working in circulation and collection management for 23 years at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, Connecticut. My face may be a familiar one, as I have worked at the Library for the past three years. In my new position, I look forward to working with the staff, the volunteers, and the community to make Sedona Library the best it can be.

One of my duties will be to train and supervise the volunteers who work at the circulation desk. If you have been thinking that the Library might be a rewarding place to work, you are invited to get the process started by picking up a volunteer application at the circulation desk. Come join our dedicated team!
Exhibits Featured at the Library
Now on display at Sedona Public Library is a special group of colorful quilts. Created by the Red Rock Quilters, the quilts are for kids who attend Camp Soaring Eagle, a year-round camping program for children with serious illnesses. The Library is selling raffle tickets to raise operating funds for Sedona Library in the Village and Camp Soaring Eagle, and the winner will receive the quilt of his or her choice from the exhibit. Stop by the reference desk to purchase your ticket.

Be sure to visit the main library to view fiber arts of the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild, now through October 10. Another popular exhibit is photographs from members of the Sedona Camera Club, which will be up for the month of October.
Harry Potter Party
Looking for something to do on Columbus Day, October 13? (No school!) Come to the Library for a Harry Potter party from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in the community room. Watch the first Harry Potter movie (rated PG), create magic tricks, get ready for Halloween, and play games! Bring a friend, meet a new one! Join in the fun!
Movies in October
On Monday nights in October, we'll be showing free movies at 6 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. Please note that there will be no movie on Monday, October 27, because of the fall book sale.
  • Oct. 6: Latino Services presents No, an Academy-Award nominated drama from Chile about the controversial media campaign against the re-election of dictator Augusto Pinochet.
  • Oct. 13: Belle, a period drama that traces the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, born in 1761 to a British admiral father and an African mother.
  • Oct. 20: The Conjuring, a suspenseful haunted-house movie that will get you in the mood for Halloween.
iPad/iPhone Workshop
The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, is offering the third in a series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone. The next session will be held on Saturday, October 18, 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 preregistration for this free program is required. To register, please e-mail
Submit Your ONEBOOKAZ Entry
Sedona authors, you could be the next winner of the ONEBOOKAZ writing competition, open to all unpublished or self-published Arizona writers of children's, teen, and adult fiction and nonfiction. Submissions for the 2015 competition are due October 1 through 14, 2014, at the ONEBOOKAZ website. Good luck!
Library Events in the Village
  • Rotating Artist Program: "Looking Off into Space: 22 Views of the Cosmos," a collection of photos by astrophotographer Mike Cadwell, continues to be displayed at SPL-V until Friday, November 7.
Solar Eclipse by Mike Cadwell
  • Community Book Discussion: Join the community book discussion of "The Grass Dancer," by Susan Power, on Wednesday, October 22, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V or call the library to request the large print edition.
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. 
Sedona Living Room Conversations Project
You're invited to participate in the Sedona Living Room Conversations Project, co-sponsored by the Library, OLLI, and SpeakOut Sedona, and coordinated by Paul Friedman, Ph.D.

From October 16 to 23, in 12 homes across Sedona (including the Village of Oak Creek), groups of six people will hold open, thoughtful conversations, in which they will get to know each other and discuss quality of life in our community. You are welcome to be one of the co-hosts or participants.

Preliminary workshops will be held on the following dates so that individuals can "test-drive" the Living Room Conversation process:
  • Saturday, October 4, 1 to 4 p.m., Sedona Public Library
  • Friday, October 10, 9 a.m. to noon, at the OLLI Sedona campus
To learn more, check out this website. To attend a workshop, or to sign up to be in a Living Room Conversation, call Paul at 928-282-1541 or e-mail him at
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