Library much more than a collection of books

Library volunteers Diane Schwilling (pictured left) and Valerie Girard, discuss the bulletin board display at SPL-V.

Library volunteers Diane Schwilling (pictured left) and Valerie Girard, discuss the bulletin board display at SPL-V.

If you want to be part of a social network, stop by Sedona Library in the Village (SPL-V).   In many ways, the library reflects the community it serves. 

While patrons, volunteers, and staff often chat about books, we also discuss movies, recipes, hiking, and gardening. 

We provide directions to the Red Rock Ranger Station and brag about living in the Grand Canyon state.

Visitors to the library can pick up tax forms and learn about classes offered by OLLI and Yavapai College

If you are interested in volunteering for the Sedona Literacy Center, you can get more information at the library.  Check the bulletin board at SPL-V for upcoming events. 

The library is more than books.  The library serves as an information center. It is a place to connect with people and to learn more about our wonderful community.

Speaking of community events, I would like to thank the Sedona International Film Festival and Patrick Schweiss, Director, for promoting SPL-V during Cinema under the Stars.   

This outdoor movie event brought many visitors to Tequa.  Our paperback book sales were quite popular.  We are looking forward to Cinema under the Stars next year.

Don’t miss Beth Kingsley Hawkins’ extraordinary photographs of hummingbirds currently on display at SPL-V during the month of October. 

In November, the Red Rock Quilters of Sedona and the Northern AZ Stitchers of the Embroiders’ Guild of America Inc. will feature cozy quilts, table runners, holiday wall hangings and embroidered holiday ornaments. 

A reception is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4-6 p.m. at SPL-V.  Some of the artwork and ornaments will be available for purchase. A portion of all sales will be donated to SPL-V. 

The next Arizona Humanities Council program is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.  Greg McNamee will present “Arizona Place Names:  Names on the Land."  During this presentation, McNamee will examine the history of Arizona place names from Ali Shonak to Zephyr, using lively anecdotes to discuss the little-known stories behind names on the land.  Participants may also pick up books for the November community book discussion of Edith Wharton’s “Age of Innocence." All programs are free and open to the public.

The Festival of Wreaths is just around the corner. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sedona Library to raise money for your library. Your support is invaluable and may be in the form of a wreath, centerpiece, tabletop tree or a cash donation.

• Drop off: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 Sedona Public Library: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. SPL in the Village located in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza at Suite C-102: 1-4 p.m.

• Preview Gala and Sale: Sunday, Nov. 13, Sedona Public Library: 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25.

• Sale to General Public: Nov. 14 - Dec. 16 during regular library hours at Sedona Public Library. 

For further information about the Festival of Wreaths, please contact San Dee Kinnen at (928) 203-4363 or email sandee@npgcable.com.

Join the social network at Sedona Public Library in the Village.  SPL-V is located at Highway 179 Suite C 102 in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza.  Look for the book returns facing Highway 179.  Please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928.284.1603 or email at voc@sedonalibrary.org if you have questions.  

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