Library News

By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: September 20, 2013

Upcoming Event in the Village of Oak Creek: Dr. Karen J. Leong of the Arizona Humanities Council will present "Japanese Internment in Arizona" on September 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. The program is free and open to the public.

September Happenings at the Library

The Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will be displaying a wide variety of fiber arts at the Library from September 23 through October 12. Members will show woven articles that include clothing, household items, and tapestries. The exhibit uses the space by the entry windows and it should be a treat for all.

Back by popular demand, a free health screening has been scheduled at the Library on Monday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Provided by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening measures cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose. The nurse provider will briefly explain the results of the screenings, which will be given to the participants to take home with them.

The Flicker Shack film series continues on Mondays, at 6:00 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. On September 23 we’ll show a film about a real-life Australian aborigine singing group and their bumpy career. Three sisters and a cousin are brought together as The Sapphires by a talent scout with a plan. The spirit and vitality of 1960s soul music are at the core of this film.

The film for Monday, September 30 stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Fascinated by the mysterious, affluent Gatsby, would-be writer Nick Carraway bears witness to the man’s obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.

On Wednesday, September 25, Democrats of the Red Rocks presents the movie, “A Place at the Table," starring Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio. Fifty million Americans—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The movie tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. Admission is free, but the group asks that you please bring a donation of nonperishable food for the Sedona Community Food Bank.

Verde Valley Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society meets on Thursday, September 26. The business meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and is followed by a lecture, which is open to the public. Archaeologist Dr. David Wilcox is the featured speaker on the topic of Frank Hamilton Cushing’s place in the history of American anthropology.

You can meet and chat with a veteran on Friday, September 27, from 10:00 12:00 p.m., during the Veterans History Project’s “Coffee with a Vet” program in the Library’s Si Birch Community Room.

Please contact Jolene Pierson at 282-7999 or to learn more about our local project. To learn more about the national Veterans History Project, visit the website of the Library of Congress at

Our ongoing English language classes are held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Informal knitting instruction takes place on Friday at 4:00 p.m. for those who speak Spanish or English.

The week of September 23 is filled with activities for the young and the young at heart:

  • Monday (and continuing all week) is an After-school Scavenger Hunt. Complete the hunt and get a prize.
  • Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. we feature Little Book Lovers and Yoga, for ages 3 and up.
  • Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. is a “Buddies” movie for the after-school crowd.
  • Thursday at 10:30 a.m. we present Sing, Say and Sign, a hands-on program for newborns through age 3.
  • Thursday at 4:00 p.m. we host Young Voices Be Heard for 13 to 19 year olds.
  • Friday at 2:30 p.m. a Chess Club meets and is open to all ages.
  • Saturday at 11:00 a.m. is Story Time with a craft for ages 3 and up.

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 Sedona Biz.
Virginia Volkman is Director of the Sedona Public Library.