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By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: March 11, 2011


Library Events in March

The Library Board of Trustees welcomes applications for Board membership during the month of March.  The Board needs people who have a commitment to the Library’s values and its importance to the community.  Of special interest this year are applicants who have a strong financial/accounting background or treasurer experience for a non-profit corporation, and also people with social networking experience. 

Interested persons may receive an application packet by sending an e-mail to splboardapplications@gmail.com  or a packet may be picked up at the Reference Desk of the Sedona Public Library on White Bear Road or at SPL in the Village at Tequa Plaza.  Completed applications are due at either library location by Friday, March 25.

There are many other ways you can serve the Sedona Public Library.  With 160 people already volunteering their time, you may wonder how we can possibly use one more person.  But, let me tell you how you can make a difference.

Looking for a little exercise?   Every day between 700 and 1,000 items are returned either in the book drop, over the circulation desk, or by courier from other libraries in Yavapai County.  All those books, DVDs, and books on CD need to find their way back to the appropriate shelf.  It’s a job that must be done carefully so that the items can be found easily.  Just a couple of hours a week makes a difference when carts start to load up.

Ever wonder how the book that you placed a hold on makes its way to you?  Sometimes it’s already checked out and when it’s returned the hold is triggered and it goes on the hold shelf for you.  Most of the time, however, the item has to be taken from the shelf and sent to you from another library.  Here at the Sedona Library we get a list of requested items that must be pulled from the shelves for our patrons and for patrons throughout Yavapai County.  This is where our volunteers come in.  It’s another way to get some exercise.  The search for requested items takes you throughout the library and requires some bending and reaching.  Forget the gym membership and get a workout by retrieving items to fill holds.

Every day approximately 150 people come to the library to use computers.  Not everyone is an expert on how to use the computer and many need some help.  Our computer volunteers answer questions about how to log onto the computer, how to print documents, and how to execute basic computer commands.  If you have a computer background and would like to help in this area, please let us know.

Library events scheduled for this month include the AARP Tax Aide on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Movie night is every Monday at 6 p.m. and since March is Women’s History Month, this month’s movies all feature strong female roles.  The Investment Club meets on Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m.   Computer classes in Spanish will be held on Mondays at 6:30 on March 14, 21, and 28. 

A display of children’s art can be seen through March 19.  The works feature a range of mediums including recycled art, papier mache, dioramas, and weaving, all done by students of children’s art specialist Nancy Lattanzi.
An Arizona Humanities Council community book discussion will be held at Sedona Winds in the Village of Oak Creek on Wednesday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m.  The book to be discussed is “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf.

Events scheduled for children include the regular Saturday Story Time at 11 a.m.  Little Book Lovers is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 and offers stories, songs and finger plays for ages 3 to 5.  Thursdays at 10:30 we have programs for babies through 3 year olds and older siblings.

A special spring break program for ages 5 and up is a Magic and Yo-Yo Show on Wednesday March 16 at 11 a.m. with Magical Michael Steele.  Michael toured throughout the United States as a yo-yo demonstrator and was also an elementary school teacher.

Groups meeting at the library during the month include the Embroidery Guild of Northern Arizona, Sedona Gem and Mineral Society, Sirius Lookers, Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archeology Society,
and Northern Arizona Audubon Society.  All groups welcome new members. 

Gardens for Humanity will show the documentary film “Fresh” on Saturday March 19.  Northern Arizona University will also staff an information table in the lobby that day.  Check the library’s website www.sedonalibrary.org for updates to the events calendar.


Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on: Gateway to Sedona and Sedona Biz.
Virginia Volkman is Director of the Sedona Public Library.

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