By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: February 15, 2013
What's Happening at the Library
The Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, to observe Presidents Day. How you
punctuate this holiday is a topic of discussion. No apostrophe
is Associated Press style. For more information about the fascinating
world of punctuation, I recommend the light-hearted book "Eats, Shoots
& Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation" by Lynne
Truss. The joke that goes along with the title is a classic.
A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich,
eats it, then pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter. "Why?"
groans the injured man. The panda shrugs and walks out, tossing
a badly punctuated wildlife manual over his shoulder. When the
waiter consults the book, he finds the explanation for this behaviour.
The entry for "panda" reads: "Large black and white mammal
native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
A one-day Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, February
22, from 10 am to 5 pm in the Si Birch Community Room.
This is a clearance sale to benefit Sedona Public Library in the Village.
You won't find a better bargain anywhere else, with prices at $1.00
a book or $5.00 a bag. We're calling this one a Book Sale Bargain
Latino Services and friends invite everyone
to the annual Valentine Multicultural Music, Poetry, and Stories Celebration.
Sedona performers will entertain in the Si Birch Community Room on Saturday,
February 16, from 6 to 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Activities taking place in the Youth Department
include Story Time with craft activities each Saturday at 11 am, Story
Time for ages three and up each Tuesday at 10:30 am, and Story Time
for infants through three year olds each Thursday at 10:30 am.
Special events in February include: Wednesday, February 20, Lego Build for all ages, at 3 pm; Saturday,
February 23, Tween Book Club will discuss "Listen!" by Newbery
Honor author Stephanie S. Tolan, at 1 pm.
On Wednesday, February 27, at 1:30 pm at Sedona Winds,
405 Jacks Canyon Road, the Library will host a community book discussion
of "The Grapes of Wrath." This is open to all.
Plan to attend one of the many programs in
our Community Room that are offered by local non-profit organizations
and open to the public. Dr. Jamie Sanderlin, Research Wildlife
Biologist at the Rocky Mountain Research Station, will be the speaker
for the Northern Arizona Audubon Society's Wednesday, February 20 meeting that starts at 7 pm. Sanderlin
will share information about research projects in the Sky Islands of
southeastern Arizona. This area includes many bird species found
nowhere else in the United States.
Wendy Hodgson of the Desert Botanical Garden
in Phoenix will present a program entitled "Agaves of the Sonoran
Desert" at the Thursday, February 28 meeting of the Verde Valley Chapter of
the Arizona Archeological Association. The meeting begins at 7 pm.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are available in
the Si Birch Community Room on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from
10 am until 2 pm. The service is offered on a first-come, first-served
basis. The volunteers will be working through mid-April. For more information
about what to bring with you, visit the AARP website (http://www.aarp.org)
and click on MONEY and then go to TAXES.
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.