October 2016

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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
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. Mark your calendar for these dates:

  • Preview night: Monday, October 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For Friends of the Library, invited guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Book sale: October 25 through 29, during regular library hours, plus Sunday, October 30, 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:
  • Health Lecture: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about breast cancer early detection guidelines by attending a health lecture on Wednesday, October 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the community room. Sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare and presented by radiologist Dr. Ian Musil, the discussion will provide a review of breast cancer screening recommendations for low-, intermediate-, and high-risk individuals.
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Thursday, October 13, Hugh Grinnell will present "The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park." The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. in the community room. Funded by Arizona Humanities, the program is free and open to the public.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group is offering a workshop focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Topics will include information about the new iOS 10 operating system, device compatibility, and features of the new iPhone 7. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. To register, email oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
  • Mobile Mexican Consulate: Representatives from the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix will provide consular services on Saturday, October 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the community room. Services include same-day processing of consular identification, Mexican passports, and certified copies of birth certificates, plus free legal consultations. Call 1-877-639-4835 or visit http://www.gob.mx/sre to make an appointment, which is required to attend.
Library Wins Award
The Library has won the 2016 Customer Service Award, given by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Sedona businesses and organizations providing a great customer service experience were nominated for the award by community members, and the Library was selected by Chamber members as the winner.

The Library's nomination form featured these comments: "Sedona Public Library is the best small town library in the country! The people, the service, and the atmosphere (architecture) are outstanding!!" Congratulations to all of the staff and volunteers who go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service!
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 24 because of the book sale.
  • October 3: The Mermaid, a Chinese fantasy film about a showdown between the last surviving group of mermaids and a real-estate developer who threatens their ocean hideaway.
  • October 10: Hail Caesar, a comedy that follows a day in the life of a 1950s movie studio manager who is presented with quirky problems to fix.
  • October 17: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, a charming comedy-adventure about a young misfit and his foster father who go on the run in the New Zealand bush to avoid the authorities.
  • October 31: 10 Cloverfield Lane, with plenty of Halloween scares, about a young woman who blacks out and awakens in an underground bunker with a man who claims an apocalyptic event has happened in the outside world.
Displays at the Library
Members of the Sedona Camera Club are displaying selected photographs in the center stacks through October 29. New photographs are featured every year, so don't miss this popular exhibit!

In case you didn't make it to the Library during Banned Books Week, which took place at the end of September, it's not too late to learn how we can all challenge censorship and protect our freedom to read. Stop by our banned books display, which will remain up through Friday, October 7, and pick up a free bookmark and information about banned books.
Donor Spotlight
The Donor Spotlight this month is on you: our donors, volunteers, Friends, and partners. We simply couldn't do it without you!

Thank you for your support this year, and every year. For nearly six decades, Sedona Public Library has thrived in this community, and it is because you recognize the important service we provide to residents, visitors, and the community at large. A town just isn't complete without a library, and we are proud to be the entity that makes the community whole. Thank you Sedona and neighboring communities for supporting us as we work to enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Wednesday, October 12, Arizona Humanities speaker Ken Zoll will present "The Billingsley Hopi Dancers." The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. Funded by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Library, the program is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome! This location offers plenty of parking and seating.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the book discussion of "Vanished Arizona," by Martha Summerhayes, on Tuesday, October 25, at 1:30 at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V. This title is also available in ebook format.
  • Village Library Open House: Thanks to everyone who attended the open house to celebrate our one-year anniversary at Bell Rock Plaza. Friends of the Sedona Library donated door prizes. Congratulations to winners of gift cards from Village Ace Hardware and Weber's IGA: Charlotte Selenski, Karen Willey, Peter Wolf, and Jane Young. We enjoyed delicious refreshments, lively conversations, and great music provided by Bill Barns. We appreciate the support of the community and hope to continue to provide library services in the Village of Oak Creek for many years to come.
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. Please call 928-284-1603 or email voc@sedonalibrary.org for more information.
Did You Know?
You can get Consumer Reports product reviews at the reference desk?

Just call the desk at 928-282-7714, ext. 114, or stop by the Library, and a reference staff member can print out or email product reviews.
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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