Monthly Newsletter | October 2018



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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
Great American Read Events in October

Professors and authors are on board to host these upcoming book discussions and screenings of "The Great American Read" episodes:
  • Tuesday, October 2, 4 p.m. Book aficionados will talk about America's best-loved novels at the Verde Valley Book Club Mixer. Learn all about books clubs and preview episode 4, "Heroes." The mixer will be hosted by Dr. Ingrid Broszeit-Rieger, retired English professor. Please RSVP to Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or at voc@sedonalibrary.org.
  • Thursday, October 4, 6 p.m. NAU Asst. Professor of Creative Writing and author Kara Thompson will discuss her new short-story collection, "Blanket." She will have books for sale. Thompson will screen and discuss "Villains and Monsters," episode 5.
  • Thursday, October 11, 6 p.m. NAU Asst. Professor of Creative Writing and nonfiction author Lawrence Lenhart will discuss his writings on the environment and more. Lenhart will screen "What We Do for Love," episode 6. Whether your passion is for landscapes, literature, or a loved one, this discussion is bound to be inspiring.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. Watch the Grand Finale with friends and family as PBS announces America's best-loved novel. Join us at a live broadcast with special guest TBD at Mary D. Fisher Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Writing Contest Winners Selected
Congratulations to our 60th anniversary writing contest winners:

Ages 6-10
1st: "The Haunting," by Kyla-Jane Rogers
2nd: "The Bike Race," by Miles Fuss
3rd: "Snowy, My Cat," by Clark Ortega

Ages 11-18
1st: "My Mother's a Spy," by Nora Fuss
2nd: "60 Days and Counting," by Anna Marie Gordon
3rd: "All Booked Up," by Felicia Foldes

Ages 19+
1st: "Bird in the Hand," by Wilma Gore
2nd: "The Sedona Syndrome," by Ronald Goldberg
3rd: "Sixty Is Actually Forty," by Celeste Barrett Rubanick

Thank you to all of our applicants!
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Conversational French Group: This month, the group meets on Tuesday, October 2 and 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Quiet Study.
  • Conversational Spanish Group: The group meets every Wednesday evening at the Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Blood Drive: Make a difference in your community by giving blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room.
  • Book Club: Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, in the Quiet Study for a discussion of the novel "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry," by Fredrik Backman.
  • Coffee with a Veteran: This month's program will focus on military parks in Cottonwood and Sedona. Come meet some of the individuals who worked to bring them to fruition. We will also hear about the Quilts of Valor and Honor Flight programs. Everyone is invited to join us for this free event in the community room from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 12
  • Author Presentation: Local author and Duke University professor Lori Leachman, the daughter of a Super Bowl-winning coach, will discuss her new book, "The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen: A Daughter's Tale of Family and Football," on Saturday, October 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room.
  • Performance by Local Authors and Musicians: Join musician Devin Angelet and other young and talented performers in the community room on Friday, October 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., for an entertaining evening.
  • iPad/iPhone/Mac Workshop: Get your Apple technology questions answered at an Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group Q&A session on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Preregistration is encouraged for this free program by emailing oakcreekapples@gmail.com. 
  • 60th Anniversary Time Capsule Program: On Saturday, October 20, at 11:30 a.m., we will bury a time capsule that celebrates the Library's first 60 years. It will be unearthed on our 100th anniversary, in the year 2058.
  • Fall Technology Classes: There are still open spots at the Microsoft Word class on Tuesday, October 23, at 9 a.m. and at the Readers' Advisory class on Tuesday, October 30, at 10 a.m. Registration is required for these free classes.
  • Library Spooktacular! Join us for a Halloween event for adults on Wednesday, October 31, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the community room. Come dressed up for a costume show and guessing game. Bring your own decorated pumpkins for our pumpkin contest. We'll have music, line dancing, games, refreshments, and prizes. Questions? Contact the reference desk, 928-282-7714.
Movies in October
The Flicker Shack movie schedule in October includes new releases, the next installment in our 60th anniversary film series, and adaptations of two books chosen for "The Great American Read." Screenings start at 6 p.m. in the community room.
  • October 1: The Rider, about a young man who searches for a new purpose in life after a horse riding accident.
  • October 8: Johnny Guitar, a Western filmed in Sedona and starring Joan Crawford as a fiery saloon owner.
  • October 15: The Seagull, a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic play.
  • October 22: Jane Eyre, a 2011 adaptation of the beloved classic.
  • October 29: The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg.
Displays at the Library

The work of local photographers will be on display at two exhibits in October.


Don't miss your chance to view the Verde Valley Photographic Society exhibit, running through October 6. The annual Sedona Camera Club exhibit, which begins on October 8, will be on display for a month.

October in the Children's Room
Our seasonal and Halloween books are on display, along with a brand-new, 40-year time capsule and a very old wagon. Curious? Visit the children's room at the Library to find out more. Our author of the month, who is a Great American Read author, is Jason Reynolds. His bio and books are also on display. Come check it out!

Bilingual Spanish/English story and craft time has become a favorite event for families. Join in on the first Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. in the children's room.

Last but not least, youngsters and their caregivers are invited to a "Tiny Bit Spooky" story, music, games, and craft program, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the community room on Tuesday, October 30. Dress for fun!
Library Events in the Village
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Did you know that Arizona played a key role in preparing to send humans to the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s? Learn the fascinating details at speaker Kevin Schindler's Arizona Humanities presentation "Arizona Goes to the Moon," on Monday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m.

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 discussion of "When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi, on Tuesday, October 30, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
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. 
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