By: Karen Mack
For: Red Rock News
Date: July 5, 2013
Dogs and Drama at the Sedona Library
Many youth programs and activities
will take place during the month of July at the Library. The schedule
of programs offers a lot of variety, with dogs and drama being two main
themes. On any given day, kids might be making
gnomes out of toilet paper rolls, belting out a musical version of Foodman
with friends during story time, or reading to a Paws to Read dog.
"Paws to Read" refers to a Library
program designed for those special book-loving dogs that live in the
Sedona area. Ty, Raven, Mingus, and Apache will
be visiting the Sedona Library Children's Room on five separate days.
These Delta certified therapy dogs will be anxiously waiting at the
Library for a child who will be kind enough to turn the pages of a good
book, show them the pictures, and maybe even read the story aloud. Paws
to Read dates and times are on the Sedona Library calendar of events,
and children of all ages are welcome to drop in on those days and spend
quality time with a good book and a good dog.
One of the many Library treasures
found in the Children's Room is titled Don't Lick
the Dog, a wonderful children's picture
book by Wendy Wahman. Don't Lick
the Dog has been described as a humorous
how-to manual that shows kids the best ways to interact with unfamiliar
dogs, providing helpful tips about all sorts of dog behavior. On July
24, this eye-popping book will be read at 1:00 pm in the Children's
Room, just before Beth and Ty the Wonder Dog make a special visit. Share
a story with Ty and he will do some amazing dog tricks. In July, you
can find out more about Ty and his other four-legged friends and, best
of all, turn the pages for them and pause to read.
On July 13, javelinas take center
stage at the Library. A group of very talented students
from Northern Arizona University Theatre Department will be presenting
a theatrical adaptation of two popular Southwest children's books
about javelinas. This will be the third summer that Sedona Library hosts
an NAU Peak Theatre performance, and, with a new cast and high energy,
this will be a Saturday morning of fun for the whole family. After
the javelina performance, the audience will be able to chat with the
actors, a good opportunity for Sedona teens to find out more about the
NAU Theatre Arts program.
Just a quick reminder, teens and
preteens with an interest in acting and singing can attend the Sedona
Youth Theatre Workshop, which is being taught by Dev Ross and Shondra
Jepperson. A total of 15 hours of professional instruction and
practice will take place over the course of nine afternoons, from July
9 through July 20, in the Si Birch Community Room. Participants receive
high-quality coaching and have a whole lot of fun with like-minded peers.
Pre-register and get details at Sedona Library Youth Reference desk
or call 928-282-7714 ext 19 for more information.
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.
Karen Mack is Youth Services Librarian of the Sedona Public Library.