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By: Sheila Hoffmeyer
For: Red Rock News
Date: November 19
, 2010

What’s New at Your Library?

I always enter the library with a feeling of anticipation, eager to discover a new book or interesting display.  My first stop is always the Popular collection that you find right in front of the circulation desk.  These shelves of books and DVDs are filled with new material that’s just been added to the catalog at Sedona Public Library.  While a good majority of the titles are duplicated so that a “reserve hold” can be placed, how fortunate it is to find what you’re looking for just by browsing the shelves.  Some of the newest titles that have just arrived include:

All Clear
Connie Wells
In Blackout, author Connie Willis returned to the time-traveling future of 2060 and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England. All Clear celebrates the triumphant culmination of the adventure that began with Blackout.

Decision Points
George W. Bush
President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.

Fatal Error
F. Paul Wilson
The End of the World is at hand! Munir Habib's life has become a nightmare. His tormentor has warned Munir not to report the kidnapping of his family, or else they will pay a terrible price.

Janet Elder
The remarkable true story of how one lost puppy taught a family – a whole town – about hope and happy endings.

Love Your Life
From the editors of O, the Oprah Magazine
O’s handbook for your best today and tomorrow.

My Spiritual Journey
The Dalai Lama with Sofia Stril-Rever
The Dali Lama charts his spiritual journey from his boyhood days in Tibet to his years as a monk in Dharamsala, to his life in exile as a world leaders and symbol of peace.

Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich
Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a "lucky" bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn't specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck.

On the DVD shelf you can find new material from the History Channel:

  • American Pickers, Season I
  • How the Earth Was Made, Season II
  • Ice Road Truckers – A Job to Die For, Season III
  • Life After People – Welcome to Earth. Population Zero, Season II

Or, experience one of these Books on Tape:
Great House
Nicole Krauss
The novel consists of four stories divided among eight chapters, all touching on themes of loss and recovery, and anchored to a massive writing desk that resurfaces among numerous households.

This Time Together
Read by Author Carol Burnett
100 percent Carol Burnett - funny, irreverent, and irresistible.  In This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another

South of Broad
Pat Conroy
Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered-and shadowed-by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of high school outsiders.  A masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.

In the past couple of weeks cardholders and visitors have noted with pleasure the addition of 10 new computers to our public internet area.  Working with the Yavapai Library Network, we applied for part of the Stimulus Funding for Arizona and Sedona Public Library was pleased to receive 10 desktop computers, 8 laptop computers, software, and computer tables.  There are now 24 internet computers available for one hour sessions and four computers for 15 minute sessions.  Cardholders and visitors can have two sessions per day.  There is no charge for use of the computers and black-white printing is 10 cents a page.

To accommodate the addition of the new computers, the Young Adult fiction has been moved into a new location behind the quiet study room, near the non-fiction 700 section.   Additional space changes are planned for this area of the library in the next half year.

If you missed the Festival of the Wreaths gala last Sunday evening, it’s not too late to come to the Library to view the wreaths to make your selection.  The gala truly was a wonderful kick off to the holiday season.  More than 350 people attended the event to help the Friends of the Library raise funds to support our children’s summer reading program, adult activities and collection development.  We sincerely thank the Friends – and especially the Festival Chair SanDee Kinnen – for creating this memorable evening.

Sheila Hoffmeyer
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on: Gateway to Sedona and Sedona Biz.
Sheila Hoffmeyer is President of the Board of Trustees of the Sedona Public Library.