Sedona Public Library
October 2015
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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 Maintenance
The Library will be closed all day on
Monday, October 12, for maintenance projects.

Please note that the community room will be open in the evening for the Monday night movie. 
Friends of the 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.
Sedona Library Book Sale

Mark your calendar for these dates:
  • Preview night: Monday, October 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For Friends of the Library, invited guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Book sale: October 27 through 31, during regular library hours, plus Sunday, November 1, from noon to 4 p.m.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, is continuing its series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone. The next session, which will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room, will cover general use and set up of iPads and iPhones. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. To register, e-mail
  • Poetry Reading by Arizona's Poet Laureate: The Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project presents an evening with Poet Laureate Alberto Rios on Friday, October 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room. Author of numerous poetry books, several short-story collections, and a memoir, Rios was named Arizona's first poet laureate in 2013. This program is free and open to the public.
  • Consulate General Visit: Representatives from the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix will be in Sedona to provide consular services to the Mexican community on Saturday, October 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the community room. This service is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 1-877-639-4835 or visit the Consulate's web site at
Sedona Camera Club Display
Members of the Sedona Camera Club are displaying selected photographs in the center stacks the entire month of October. New photographs are featured every year, so don't miss this popular exhibit!
Movies in October
Flicker Shack presents free movies on Monday nights in October. Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room. There will be no movie on October 26 because of the book sale.
  • October 5: Latino Services presents McFarland, USA, based on a true story about a track coach and his determined team of underdog athletes in a predominantly Latino community.
  • October 12: Love & Mercy, a candid biopic tracing the winding path of Brian Wilson, creator of the Beach Boys' unique sound.
  • October 19: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, about an awkward high school senior whose mom asks him to befriend a leukemia patient. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
New "Play to Learn" Area
Have you visited the children's room at Sedona Library lately? Drop in and see our new Play to Learn space. With puzzles and a playhouse, a train table, and a reading nook, this space provides many play opportunities for young children to develop early literacy and social skills. Pick up a brochure, in either English or Spanish, describing five of the best ways for children to get ready to read. Be your child's first and best teacher. See you at the Library! 
Faxing and Scanning Now Available!
The Library is the proud owner of a new self-service document transfer station, which is designed specifically for use in libraries. You now have the ability to easily scan documents to your smart phone, an e-mail address, the cloud, or a storage device. Need to send a fax? You can do that, too. The document transfer station also offers high-quality printing and copying in both black and white and color. Ask at the reference desk for specifics on the nominal fee structure.

The document transfer station was purchased with a generous grant from the Arizona Community Foundation. Come in and try it out for yourself! 
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join Kathy Farretta for her presentation "Community Builders: The Riordan Families of Flagstaff, 1884-1904," on Wednesday, October 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Sedona Library, this program is free and open to the public.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the community book discussion of "The Help," by Kathryn Stockett, on Wednesday, October 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Stop by SPL-V to pick up your loaner copy or call the library to request large print.

Visit us in our new location at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Did You Know?
New books, DVDs, and audiobooks are arriving monthly at the library. Here is just a small sampling of new items:
  • DVDs: "Homeland Season 4," "Hot Pursuit," "Citizenfour," "Mad Max," "A Little Chaos"
  • Audiobooks: "Who Do You Love," "Badlands," "Deadly Assets," "Oregon Trail"
  • Hardcover books: "Purity," "Make Me," "The Marriage of Opposites," "Voices in the Ocean."
Access our online catalog here to reserve the latest bestsellers!
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