Library News

By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: Red Rock News
Date: September 6, 2013

Library events in the Village of Oak Creek

As part of the ongoing Sedona Public Library in the Village Rotating Artist Series, Husain Abdul-Alim will display his artwork at SPL-V beginning Tuesday, September 10. A reception for the artist will be held at SPL-V on Wednesday, September 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Some of Abdul-Alim’s artwork will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Sedona Public Library in the Village.

Abdul-Alim is a wood carving artist, who was educated and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was first introduced to wood carving in the Boy Scouts, achieving Eagle Scout. He was introduced to his present wood carving style in 1968 while attending Cheyney University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in education. He earned his Masters Degree in Sports Administration at Temple University, while also attending accredited courses at Philadelphia College of Art and Tyler Art School.

This featured rotating artist taught chemistry for the Philadelphia Board of Education for twenty-five years. He was also employed as a recreation leader for the city of Philadelphia, where he administrated day camps and arts and crafts programs – notably programs in wood carving and ceramics. Plan to attend the Arizona Humanities Council program on Monday, September 23. Karen J. Leong, Director of the Asian Pacific American Studies Program at Arizona State University, will present “Japanese American Internment in Arizona.” After the outbreak of World War II, all persons of Japanese descent residing in the western states were removed from their homes and relocated. Beginning in April 1942, over 30,000 such individuals were relocated to the state of Arizona.

This program explores the reasons for internment, the impact upon Japanese Americans, and the unique circumstances that divided the Japanese American community in Arizona into two—those who were interned and those who were not. The program also explores every-day life in the camps for different individuals, and touches upon the American Indian communities who served as unwilling hosts. The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Center, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This program, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, Friends of the Sedona Public Library, and the Sedona Library Board, is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome!

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102. The Library is located in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sunday and Monday. When the Library is closed, please return library materials to the book drop box. You may also call the main Library at 928.282.7714 if you need assistance when SPL-V is closed. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928.284.1603 or if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V.

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. Thank you for your continuing support of free library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

Cheryl Yeatts
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village.