By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: April 2015
What do Neil Gaiman, John Grisham, Brad Meltzer, and Judy Blume have
in common? If you recognized these names as those of famous authors, you
were correct. Did you also know that these individuals have served as honorary
chairs for National Library Week? Continue reading to find out
which well-known author is this year’s chair and to learn more about
National Library Week.
During the week of April 12-18, Sedona Public Library in the Village joins
libraries in schools, on campuses, and in communities nationwide
in celebrating National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Unlimited
Possibilities @ Your Library.” First celebrated in 1958, National
Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library
Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time
to recognize the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians
and to promote library use and support.
Libraries offer unlimited possibilities. Today's libraries can help you
discover a new and exciting world. Visit your library for free computer
access to help with your job search or find resources to plan a dream vacation.
Attend an Arizona Humanities program to hear about river runners of the
Grand Canyon, Arizona’s early women entrepreneurs, or Winslow’s
La Posada Hotel. Participate in a lively book discussion, discover a new
author, or learn how to download e-books. Access library databases online
to gain knowledge about car repair, learn a language, or research your family
By the way, best-selling author David Baldacci will serve as honorary
chair of National Library Week 2015. Baldacci’s novels have been translated
into more than 45 languages and have been adapted for film and
television. Over 110 million copies of his books are in print worldwide.
In addition, Baldacci is involved with several philanthropic organizations,
including his family’s Wish You Well Foundation, which fosters and
promotes the development and expansion of literacy and educational programs.
Library Events in the Village:
Arizona Humanities Program: Join Jan Cleere
for her presentation “Business Not As Usual: Arizona’s Early
Women Entrepreneurs” on Wednesday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona
Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This program, funded
by Arizona Humanities and Friends of the Sedona Library, is free and open
to the public.
Community Book Discussion: Participate in the
book discussion of “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini on Wednesday,
April 29, at 1:30 p.m. Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V. The
book is also available in large print, audiobook, and e-book formats. Contact
the library for assistance.
Rotating Artist Program : Display of “Illustrating
Literature: Charcoal Drawings on Book Pages,” created by artist Stephanie
Peters, continues during April.
In honor of National Library Week and to assist the library in providing
innovative and responsive programming for our community, please
consider making a tax-deductible donation to the library. You can
donate safely and securely on our website at www.sedonalibrary.org or
mail your donation to Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road,
Sedona, Arizona 86336.
Libraries are constantly changing. Stop by your local library to help
us celebrate National Library Week.
Sedona Public Library in the Village
is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100 in the courtyard of
Tequa Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The library is closed Sunday and
Monday. When the library is closed, you may return library materials to
the drop box located outside the library. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager,
at 928-284-1603 or email@example.com if
you have questions or need directions. Additional information can also be
found on Sedona Public Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org.
Thank you for your support.
Village News appears monthly in The Villager and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village.