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By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: September 9, 2011

What's Happening at the Sedona Library in September

Exhibits at the Sedona Public Library in September feature the work of two local organizations.  Kindred Spirits, a photographers group, will be displaying the work of its members.  The annual library show of the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild showcases the work of guild members in the areas of weaving, spinning and dyeing. 

Kindred Spirits is a congenial group of like-minded photographers who informally meet to share their images, for learning by group critique. The group’s images reflect a variety of interests and techniques.  Many of the displayed images were captured locally and on group photo shoots.  Others were made in locales from New England and the Appalachian Mountains to the Pacific Coast and the Southwest, as well as Europe and the Virgin Islands.

Articles on display for the Weavers and Spinners Guild include household articles, clothing, tapestry and basketry.   There will also be a small loom for weaving demonstrations.

With summer months behind us, local groups are starting to meet again.  The library’s Si Birch Community Room will be the site of meetings that will offer a variety of interesting programs and will be open to the public.

On Friday, September 16 at 6 p.m., the Sierra Club Sedona-Verde Valley will feature the film “Designing a Great Neighborhood,” which focuses on a model co-housing project where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood.  The club invites the public to attend and discuss sustainable communities afterwards.

On Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m., the Arizona Archeology Society Verde Valley Chapter will host a presentation about Carl Gorman, Philip Johnston and the Navajo Code Talkers with Gerald Snow as the guest speaker.

Other groups that will be meeting at the library during the month include Sirius Lookers, Embroidery Guild of Arizona, Sedona Car Club, Sedona Gem and Mineral Club, and Young Voices Be Heard.

On Wednesday, September 28 plan to attend the program Neighborhood Listening with Mayor Rob Adams and members of the Sedona City Council.  From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., come to the library to share your thoughts on issues related to your neighborhood and the City of Sedona.  The City Council wants to hear what you have to say.

Library programs are scheduled for the following times:

  • Detective Book Club on Tuesday, September 13 at 2 p.m., when “The Black Cat” by Martha Grimes and “Dead Men Don't Ski” by Patricia Moyes will be discussed.
  • Chess Club on Friday afternoons at 2 p.m. for all ages.
  • Monday Night Movies at 6 p.m.

Children’s programs include Little Book Lovers on Tuesday mornings at 10:30, a variety of story and musical programs on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., and Story and Crafts Time at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The Village location in Tequa Plaza features Hummingbird “Wow” Moments, photography by Beth Kingsley Hawkins, the latest offering in the Rotating Artist Program.  An artist’s reception is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 from 4 to 6 p.m.

There will be an Arizona Humanities Council community book discussion of “The Bingo Palace” by Louise Erdrich on Wednesday September 14 at 1:30 p.m., at Sedona Winds Retirement Center at 405 Jacks Canyon Road.  

The Sedona Public Library offers a myriad of programs and exhibits for all ages and interests. For information about programs as well as the wide variety of services the library offers, please contact the main library on White Bear Road in West Sedona at 928-282-7714 or SPL in the Village in Tequa Plaza at 928-284-1603, or check out our website at  Click on the events calendar for more information.

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.