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By: Andrea Lhotka
For: Red Rock News
Date: February 17, 2012

Sedona i-Talks presenters are invited to use the library's Quiet Study room between 12:30 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, to collaborate and practice delivering their talks. A short orientation for people interested in participating, but unfamiliar with Sedona i-Talks, will take place at noon before the practice.

Greg Scott will present a program at Sedona Winds in the Village of Oak Creek on Wednesday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. "The Sometimes Rocky Road to Statehood in Poetry and Song" is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, Friends of the Sedona LIbrary, and the Sedona Library Board of Trustees.

Come See What’s Happening at the Library

The Sedona Public Library hosts an assortment of programs and exhibits throughout the year to enchant and edify the Sedona community.  Here is a taste of some of the classes and events you will find here in February.

As information and services migrate to the web, physical documents and paperwork such as tax forms are fading from our desks and recycle bins.  Access to a computer, coupled with the ability to operate it, is becoming critical to survival, and the uninitiated to technology have good reason for concern.  For some, the idea of learning how to use a computer can be overwhelming and terrifying.  Your local library may be able to help.  The Library is offering beginning computer and Internet classes on the last two Tuesdays of the month, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  Space is limited -- call 928-282-7714 to sign up.  Chocolate provided.

Do you have an e-reader, tablet or smartphone?  Then you should borrow an e-book from the library.  If you need assistance, join us on Fridays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for our series E-Books Explained.  Library staff is happy to take you through the steps to download e-books to your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device.  Come by the first or third Friday of the month with Kindle questions, the second Friday for Nook problems, and the fourth Friday for all things iPad.  Space is limited -- call to sign up!

Sedona is a place where young families bubble with enthusiasm for new ideas and diverse points of view.  “The Child in Mind Community Corner” will take place on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Annie Botticelli, a local behavioral astrologer, will be in the Children’s Room ready to share her knowledge and interest in the value of birth-charts for discovering new ways to reach and teach your child.  If you are interested please drop by for a free informal exchange of information. “Child in Mind Community Corner” will take place periodically, touching on a variety of interesting topics.

February 24th is an early release day from school.  Bring your child to the Library for Games from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Games on hand will include Kinect, Twister, Pictionary, Rock Band and more.  Every week we offer programs for preschoolers on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.

Free tax preparation help is available at the Library from AARP tax aides on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room through mid-April.

The Sedona writing salon has been meeting for over five years at different venues and is now thrilled to gather on first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Quiet Study room.  Writers of all ages, skill levels, and type are welcome, with a special emphasis on poetry.  Many authors, during their time at the salon, have had their first ever publications.  Over the years, as authors share fears and joys on paper, many deep and lasting friendships have been formed.

To get a full listing of library programs, check the events calendar on the Library’s website, take a look at our Facebook page, or call or stop by the Library. 

If you’d like to become more involved in the library, inquire about a volunteer opportunity.  Volunteering in the community is a great way to meet new people and the perfect backdrop for developing that sense of satisfaction unique to community service.

Andrea Lhotka
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on: Gateway to Sedona and Sedona Biz.
Andrea Lhotka is Public Services Librarian of the Sedona Public Library.