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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
NAU "Hot Topics" Discussion

Sedona Public Library is proud to welcome NAU's Philosophy in the Public Interest group as host of Sedona's inaugural Hot Topics Café program at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. This series of discussions will promote civil discourse between community members of diverse viewpoints on timely political topics. The topic for the first discussion is Media Impact on Thought. We will explore media homogeneity, polarization, what gets covered and how it gets covered. You can find more information here.

Events in the Village of Oak Creek
  • Gayle Potter artwork Gayle Potter will display her artwork at Sedona Public Library in the Village beginning Tuesday, September 11.  The show will include glass art and spirit sticks. A reception for the artist will be held at SPL-V in Tequa Plaza on Wednesday, September 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.  
  • The Arizona Humanities Council program on Wednesday, September 12, will feature David R. Berman, Professor Emeritus of political science and a senior research fellow at Arizona State University. The program, entitled "Arizona's Constitution: The Progressive Roots," begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Latino Services will honor Mexico's Independence Day, as well as that of other Latin American countries, on Friday, September 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Library's Si Birch Community Room. There will be a brief multimedia presentation on the history of Mexico, a mariachi band, a traditional piñata, and a Mexican community potluck. Mark your calendars!
Red Rock Community Dialogue

In an exciting and unprecedented event, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and folks fed up with politics will gather at Sedona Public Library on Saturday, September 15, at 3 p.m., to talk civilly with each other. Attendees will engage in mediated conversations within small breakout groups of varied political views. This event, the first in a series produced by Sedona Citizens for Civil Dialogue, is co-sponsored by Sedona Public Library, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Sedona Mediation Services, the Democrats of the Red Rocks, the Republican Women's Club, and the Republican Men's Club. For more information, click here.  

Sedona i-Talks Orientation

Sedona i-Talks is a collection of short, dynamic "idea talks" delivered by Sedona's most fascinating thinkers and doers. The last i-Talks was a standing-room-only event, and videos of the speeches, available on the Library's YouTube channel, were watched by more than two thousand viewers.

On Monday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m., a short orientation will be held in the Si Birch Community Room for speakers interested in auditioning for the program. Audition dates will be announced at that time. Performances will take place at the Library in early November. Sedona i-Talks is a collaboration between the community's leading adult education organizations, the Library, and OLLI. 

TAG! You're It!
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is ready to regroup, and the Youth Department is inviting anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 to come to the next meeting, which will be on September 26 at 4 p.m. We will continue to gather input on the new teen space, have snacks, and play a yet-to-be- disclosed game or games. Thanks to Eli Torok-Bachar for a great karaoke event in August.
Monthly Kindle Class
Kindle Learn to use your Kindle to download free e-books at the Library's monthly Kindle class. Stop by the reference desk or call 928-282-7714 for more information or to register. Village of Oak Creek residents are invited to join the upcoming Kindle class that will be held on Thursday, September 27, from 5 to 6 p.m., at SPL in the Village. To register, contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or
Festival of Wreaths
Now is the time to start thinking about the 2012 Festival of Wreaths. The members of the Friends of the Sedona Library are asking for your support in the following areas:
  • Festival of Wreaths Create a wreath, tabletop tree, Christmas stocking or runner, or an apron for any occasion. Let your imagination be your guide!
  • Donate cash or a raffle item.

The Preview Gala and Sale will take place on Sunday, November 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Each contributor will receive one complimentary admission to the opening Gala. All wreaths and artistic donations will be taken in on Friday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library on White Bear Road or at Sedona Public Library in the Village at Tequa Plaza, from 1 to 5 p.m. All profits from the Festival go directly to benefit the Library.  

Speaker's Bureau
The Library Board has established a speaker's bureau, with members of the Board of Trustees and staff available to give a PowerPoint presentation about our history, services, and roles as both a library and as a community center and meeting place. The Library is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation and has an interesting history. If your group would like to schedule a speaker for one of your meetings during the coming year, contact library director Ginny Volkman at 928-282-7714. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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