October 2017

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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
Festival of Wreaths Returns! 
Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Library's Festival of Wreaths Preview Gala and Sale, happening on Sunday, November 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. This festive event will kick off the local holiday season with fabulous refreshments, music, sale of wreaths and other handmade original creations, and a raffle of incredible items. Attendees have the ability to purchase wreaths and other items prior to the sale to the general public, which begins Monday, November 13, during regular library hours.  
Gala tickets will be available starting October 2 at the West Sedona or Village library locations and at the Friends bookstore, located at 3270 White Bear Road. Tickets are $15 each, and proceeds benefit the Library.

In addition to attending the gala, you can support the Festival of Wreaths in the following ways:
  • Make and donate a wreath, table-top tree, fabric or woven Christmas tree skirt, table runner, or fancy Christmas stocking.
  • Make a tax-deductible cash donation.
  • Donate raffle or auction items, such as gift certificates and artistic creations.
Delivery of donations will be accepted on Friday, November 10, between 1 and 4 p.m. at Sedona Library and between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at SPL in the Village. A maximum of two items per donor will be accepted. As a thank you for their efforts, each contributor will receive one complimentary admission ticket to the gala.

For more details about the 2017 Festival of Wreaths, including wreath specifications and drop-off information, please contact Mary Snyder at 928-204-9101. 
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Author Talk and Book Signing: Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will be discussing her new book "The Journal of Sedona Schnebly" on Sunday, October 1, at 1 p.m. in the community room. The book tells the story of Heidinger's great-grandmother and contains 30 images from the Schnebly family's private collections. Lisa will be selling and signing her book following her presentation.
  • Memorial Marker Dedication: The High Desert Designers Garden Club is holding a Blue Star Memorial dedication ceremony on Wednesday, October 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the community room. Blue Star Markers pay tribute to United States armed forces and have been placed by garden clubs at many locations across the country. The marker will be permanently installed at the Library's front entrance. The public is welcome to attend the dedication ceremony, which will include guest speakers.
  • Indie Author Day: Local writers are invited to attend Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the community room. Indie Author Day is a day when libraries around the country welcome their local indie authors for educational workshops, networking, and mingling. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a half-hour reception, followed by these 45-minute presentations:
1:30 p.m. - "How Your Book Cover and Title Attract Buyers," by Anugito ten Voorde
2:15 p.m. - "Who Will Buy Your Book? Identifying Your Audiences," by Diane Phelps Budden
3 p.m. - "Social Media Tips for Authors," by Heather Hermen 
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group will offer a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com.
  • Library Spooktacular! Join us for a Halloween event for adults on Tuesday, October 31, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the community room. Come in costume as your favorite literary, pop culture, or Halloween character for a costume show and guessing game. Bring your own decorated pumpkin for our pumpkin contest and win prizes! We'll listen to spooky readings of authors such as Edgar Allen Poe, and there will be a treasure hunt and refreshments (please note that this will not be a trick-or-treat candy event). Questions? Contact Galen or Sophia at the reference desk, 928-282-7714 ext. 114.
Donor Spotlight
October's donor spotlight is on Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village.   
Cheryl's library career began in the 6th grade, when she was a library aide. And we are so glad she has continued her career here for over seven years. "I love being part of the library culture," Cheryl says. "Librarians all have the mission to instill a love of reading and to promote lifelong learning."

Not only has she dedicated her life to these va
lues, but she is a regular contributor to the Library. "I donate to SPL because we make a difference in people's lives every day. As Sarah Jessica Parker says, 'If a library is the very heart of a community, the librarians keep the heart beating.'" And to illustrate how giving is its own reward, Cheryl shares this quote from Hada Bejar: "The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose."

Cheryl and her husband, Gary, a former baseball coach, also support Sedona Community Center and Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. Cheryl is grateful to all who support the Library, whether by giving their time or making a donation. And we are grateful to Cheryl for her passion, positive spirit, and support of Sedona Public Library.  
Movies in October
Flicker Shack presents a free film screening every Monday evening in October, including a scary movie for Halloween. Shows start at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • October 2: The Wedding Plan, an Israeli comedy about a jilted bride-to-be who decides to let God provide her with a groom by the wedding day.
  • October 9: Split, an M. Night Shyamalan thriller about a man with numerous personalities who has yet to reveal his most disturbing identity.
  • October 16: The Big Sick, a romantic comedy based on the real-life relationship and culture clash between a Pakistani-American comedian and his future wife.
  • October 23: Wonder Woman, the story of an Amazon princess who discovers her superhero powers.
  • October 30: Get Out, about a young African-American man who realizes he could be the next victim of a sinister plot.
Camera Club Exhibit
Members of the Sedona Camera Club are displaying selected photographs in the center stacks through October 31.
New photographs are featured every year, so don't miss this popular exhibit! 
Youth Highlights in October
This month, preschoolers can enjoy seasonally themed story times every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning, with stories, songs, games, and a craft activity. Our Halloween theme on Tuesday, October 31, will be BooTastic! Other October events for youth include these fun programs:
  • Author presentation: On Monday, October 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, great-granddaughter of Sedona Schnebly, will share family stories and interesting facts about the Sedona area and her experience as an author. An ideal presentation for ages 9 through 12.
  • First Wednesday Homeschool Gathering: Homeschooling families and those interested in the practice are welcome to share conversation and ideas at a gathering on Wednesday, October 4, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
  • Poetry Contest: Students in kindergarten through 9th grade are encouraged to bring their original poetry to the Library by October 25 to be included in the annual National Garden Club Poetry Contest sponsored by our local High Desert Designers Garden Club. For contest details, click here. To get you started, attend a poetry workshop at the Library, date and time to be announced.
  • Tween Book Club: Friday, October 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Spooky Tuesday: On Tuesday, October 31, at 3:45 p.m., watch "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and make slime!
  • A Crafternoon Event: First Wednesday of each month, from 1 to 3 p.m. Crafts and other activities will be set up in the community room for youngsters on early-release Wednesdays.
  • Chess Club: Every Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., join in and sharpen your chess skills with Dr. B. 
New Magazines Available in Zinio
Over 175 digital magazines are now available to Sedona Library patrons, including dozens of new titles. Recent additions include Archaeology, The Atlantic, Conde Nast Traveler, Golf Digest, Paleo Magazine, and Spirituality & Health.

To access the complete selection of digital magazines you can read on your desktop or mobile device, visit the Digital Collections page of our website at http://www.sedonalibrary.org/digital-collections.html.
Community Book Discussion in the Village
Join us Tuesday, October 31, for a discussion of "The Lowland," by Jhumpa Lahiri. The book is available in several formats; please call the Library if you need assistance placing a hold. The discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.

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.
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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