Library News

By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: March 1, 2013

Library Activities in March

During the month of March, the Library Board of Trustees welcomes applications for Board membership. The Board needs members who are committed to the Library's values and its importance to the community. Interested persons may receive an application packet by sending an e-mail to , 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.

Library events scheduled for this month include the AARP Tax-Aide service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Movie night is every Monday at 6 p.m. Chamber Music Sedona will present a performance by NAU piano studio students on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. The Investment Club meets on Friday, March 1 and 15 at 11 a.m. The Detective Book Club meets on Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m.

Basic computer classes will be offered by Library staff on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., March 14 and 21. In this mini-workshop students will get practical, hands-on experience using a computer. To get the most out of this class, you should have basic familiarity with a mouse and keyboard. Computer classes in Spanish will be held on Mondays at 6:30 on March 11, 18, and 25.

Hot Topics Café, a partnership between the Philosophy in the Public Interest and Compassion Project programs at NAU, will hold an open public discussion about taxes at the Library on Tuesday, March 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The program is free, and all are welcome. The facilitator for the discussion will be Dr. John Devlin of NAU's Franke College of Business. NAU students from the philosophy and political science departments and from the Franke College of Business will prepare informational sheets that give overviews of competing positions and their economic impacts.

A free health screening, provided by Northern Arizona Health Care, will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The screening is non-fasting and will include a finger-stick blood draw to be evaluated for blood glucose, as well as total, HDL, and LDL cholesterol. The nurse provider will take a blood pressure reading and briefly explain the results of the screenings, which will be given to the participant s to take home with them.

An Arizona Humanities Council program will be held at Sedona Winds in the Village of Oak Creek on Monday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. Greg McNamee will present "Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona." This program is funded by Friends of the Sedona Library.

You can meet and chat with a veteran on Monday, March 25, from 10 12 p.m., during the Veterans History Project's Coffee with a Vet program in the Library's Si Birch Community Room.

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.

Check the Library's website for updates to the events calendar.

Sedona Public Library is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, supported by donations and grants. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.

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.