It’s been a few months since you made your New Year’s resolutions. Every year people make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, and take better care of themselves. If you made these resolutions and your resolve is going by the wayside, the Library has resources to support your efforts.
Your library card will give you access to thousands of titles about health, diet, fitness, and nutrition. Don’t forget about magazines. Using the Zinio database, you can download full digital copies of your favorite magazines to your computer or mobile device. Call the Library to schedule an appointment if you need assistance with Zinio.
Perhaps you exercise but would like to vary your exercise routine. The Library offers many fitness DVDs, including Zumba, yoga, belly dancing, Pilates, hip hop, and boxing, as well as total fitness. The Library even has a DVD to exercise your brain called “The Brain Fitness Program.”
Go outside to exercise and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Red Rock Country. The Library has books about hiking, mountain biking, and backpacking, including guidebooks with detailed information about trails in Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Are you looking for health information online? Bridget Rowan, reference librarian at Sedona Public Library, highly recommendswww.medlineplus.gov. Bridget says, “This website has peer-reviewed, easy-to-understand articles, as well as great information about when to see a doctor based on symptoms. There is no sponsored content on their site, so users don't have to worry about whether or not the information they're looking at is good or not. They also have most of their content available in Spanish.”
Take advantage of a free health screening being offered at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, on Wednesday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. Provided and funded by Northern Arizona Healthcare, the screening is designed to assess the risk of diabetes and heart disease by measuring cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood glucose. Fasting is not required, and no appointment is necessary.
Thanks to everyone who attended our Love Your Library Open House event on Wednesday, February 17. We had a great crowd, lively conversations, and delicious refreshments. We appreciate your support.
Save the date! Sedona Public Library in the Village is having a Love Your Library Open House on Wednesday, February 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Stop by to check out our new location, enjoy some refreshments, and enter our raffle to win a Kindle Fire HD. Special thanks to Friends of the Library for providing funds to purchase the Kindle Fire for this special event.
In the fall of 2015, the Village library relocated from Tequa and opened at the new location at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library patrons, volunteers, and staff seem to be very pleased with the new library service center, located between the Fitzpatrick Law Office and the Verde Valley Medical Labs. Statistics for SPL-V from the Library Director’s report for December 2015 show an increase in circulation, number of cards issued, and traffic.
We have another outstanding Arizona Humanities program scheduled in February. In observance of Black History month, Dr. Akua Duku Anoyke will present “African American Pioneers of Arizona,” on Wednesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This presentation, funded by the Friends of the Sedona Library and the Arizona Humanities, is free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome. Special thanks to Sedona Winds Retirement Community for providing our meeting space. Please note: parking and seating are limited at Sedona Winds.
During this presentation, Dr. Anoyke will share compelling documentaries based on interviews to tell the stories of prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona. Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode and Carol Coles Henry. Each individual’s life is portrayed through prominent events that took place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state.
Thank you for your continuing support of library services in the Village. Your generous donations, designated specifically for Sedona Public Library in the Village, assist with funding daily operations of the Village library. Another way to support the Library is by joining Friends of the Sedona Library. The 2016 membership campaign is underway. You may pick up your application and return it to SPL-V. The Friends provide more than $100,000 annually toward the Library's budget. They also providing funding for the Arizona Humanities programs in the Village. These programs are free and open to the public. Book sales and other fundraisers bring in more than half of this amount, but the membership drive is still a priority. Your financial assistance is much appreciated. It's a valuable investment in your Library's future.
Village News appears monthly in The Villager and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
By Cheryl Yeatts
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village.