You’re sure to find something to your liking with the variety of programs that the Library is offering this month. We’re listing a sample, most of which are offered in the Si Birch Community Room at the main library on White Bear Road in West Sedona. The book discussion on January 29 will be at Sedona Winds in the Village of Oak Creek.
Saturday, January 19, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. T'ai-Chi Ch'uan Introductory Workshop with Blaine Harris. With 40+ years’ experience, instructor Blaine Harris provides an introductory workshop and discussion about the ancient art of T'ai-Chi Ch'uan and its practical applications for health. Question and answer session to follow. Beginners are welcome.
Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bad Men, Bad Times & Beautiful Dolls: The Pulp Fiction Era. Writing under the nom de plume, Nicolas D. Charles, Dr. Gary Lindner is an active member of the Private Eye Writers of America. He will discuss the writing styles and authors of the pulp fiction era of American literature (the 1900s through the 1950s) and explain how the genre served as the foundation for nearly all other fiction genres that followed. He will compare that era and present publishing environments with highlights from his personal experiences. His mystery series is set during the Great Depression and features Chicago’s Private Investigator Nick Verriet.
Saturday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Preventative Health through Ayurveda and Meditation. At this program, Marie-Josephine Royall-Schreck, an RN, certified meditation teacher, and yoga therapist, will introduce the Ayurvedic perspective on maintaining a balanced state of health through daily habits, including meditation.
Monday, January 28, 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. Free movies at the Library on Monday nights start at 6 p.m. in the community room. “Searching,” about a desperate father attempting to locate his missing daughter through her digital footprints, is featured this week.
Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Community Book Discussion. Participate in the book discussion of "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," by Azar Nafisi at Sedona Winds. Pick up your loaner copy at Sedona Public Library in the Village or place a hold in the Yavapai Library Network catalog.
Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sock Monkeys: America's Love Story. Author Dee Lindner invites you to join in the fun of America’s red-heel sock monkey tradition, which has sparked interest around the world. Learn about its origin and view vintage and modern red-heel socks and sock monkeys from her collection. Her creations have been featured on radio and television, and in magazines and newspapers. Share your own sock monkey and story, time permitting.
Access our online events calendar at www.sedonalibrary.org to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library. In addition to special one-time programs we offer regular monthly programs such as the Book Club, Coffee with a Veteran, Conversational French, Conversational Spanish, English as a Second Language Class, Great Decisions Discussion Group, Investment Club, Sedona Writers Salon, and Sit and Stitch.
Additional adult programs are offered by nonprofit organizations that hold their meetings at the Library and by private individuals and groups that rent the Library’s meeting spaces.
Be sure to also look for our regular and special programs that are offered for youth of all ages, from babies to teens.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your gifts supplement our funding from the City of Sedona, Coconino and Yavapai County property taxes, and Friends of the Sedona Library. Your donation may be sent to 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 or you may contribute online at sedonalibrary.org. Thank you for your support!
Sedona Public Library
Column for January 18, 2019
Written by Virginia Volkman, Library Director
Just in time to ward off the post-holiday blues and to brighten up some otherwise dreary and wet days, the quilts are up and visitors and residents are flocking in to see them.
This year, Sedona Public Library’s Annual Quilt Show once again showcases the creativity of our local quilters against the architectural beauty of the Library. The show runs through Thursday, February 14.
We’re grateful to store-owner Cynthia Cunningham for continuing this tradition. As always, the diverse display of traditional and contemporary quilts is stunning. This year’s show features more animal-inspired quilts than usual, so be sure to look for the quilts mentioned below.
"Fiona - An Irish Flamingo" (#7) is by Sheryl Bertelson, a long-time flamingo fanatic. When she saw the Laura Heine pattern, Pinkerton, it was love at first sight. Sheryl signed up for a class offered by Lynda Shepherd at the local quilt store, and Fiona was born.
"In the Savanna" (#8) was created by Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum. She used Laura Heine's Giraffe pattern. Maggie was inspired to think outside the box and play with various fabrics to allow her giraffe to come alive. Dottie Hamm did the long arm quilting.
"Cabin Window" (#12) was made by Carolyn Witcher, as a tribute to her orange Hawaiian cats: Radar, Sonar, Rambo and Kapono. She based it on a pattern by Stephen Seifert and Elizabeth Schwartz.
"Cardinals" (#23) is by Joanne Brosz. She was enchanted by the book "Blended Quilts" by Marsha McCloskey & Sharon Evans Yenter, which she found at a quilt store in Center Harbor, NH, on Lake Winnipesaukee. The pattern is Victoria's Garden.
"Hummingbirds" (#24) is also by Joanne Brosz, and incorporates a hummingbird panel and vibrant colors.
We hope that you enjoy another delightful show of quilts. We are fortunate to have a talented community of quilters in our area, who generously share their treasures with us.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your gifts supplement our funding from the City of Sedona, Coconino and Yavapai County property taxes, and Friends of the Sedona Library. Your donation may be sent to 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 or you may contribute online at sedonalibrary.org. We appreciate your support!
At Sedona Public Library we greet the new year with the Annual Quilt Show, which features the colorful work of talented local quilters. This year’s show kicked off on December 21 and continues through February 14. Please join us as we share the creations of Verde Valley quilters in a show coordinated and arranged by Quilter’s Store Sedona.
A total of 59 quilts are included in this year’s show at the Library. The key to the quilts describes all of them, so be sure to pick up a guide and enjoy yourself as you wander through the aisles and the community room.
You’ll find many different patterns represented and some original art. Two of the quilts tell personal stories that honor the past.
“Nostalgic Truck” by Wendy Lopez pays homage to the orange 1966 Chevy truck that her husband once owned. She made the quilt for him using one of Laura Heine’s patterns. Laura’s patterns use individually cut flowers and other pieces in a collage to create a design. In Wendy’s truck there are hidden items: giraffe, hippo, #42 (years married), #6 (grandchildren), butterflies, and the Cat in the Hat. What a fun quilt!
“Nostalgia” is by Meghna Connell, a beginner quilter from India. Growing up, her favorite festival was Diwali, the festival of lights. The women in her household wore vibrant sarees, they exchanged tie-dye colored boxes of sweets with their neighbors, and the evening sky was lit up with fireworks. Meghna has used her mother’s old sarees in this quilt to give a glimpse of her nostalgia for those brilliant times. The pattern “Rectangle Wrangle” from Bonnie Hunter’s book “Scraps and Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green” inspired the design. It was quilted by Penny Boese.
Two of the quilts on display are being raffled off. The Red Rock Quilters opportunity quilt is at the Library’s front entrance. It captures the colors of Sedona sunsets and features the iconic Cathedral Rock. Proceeds will be used towards the group’s community service projects. Visit their website for more information: redrockquilters.org
The other raffle quilt is “First Responder Fire” by Cynthia Cunningham. Quilter’s Store Sedona had a challenge which was answered by 133 people who returned fire or police blocks to the shop. Three quilts were put together with the blocks and this is one of them. Raffle tickets for both of the quilts on display are available at Quilter’s Store Sedona.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Whether you borrow a book, movie, audio book, or magazine; depend on our computers; come to our programs; look to us to translate a document—we are here for you. We’re at your service in facilities created by you, and for you. And we’re there for you 24/7 at sedonalibrary.org.
While we do it for you, we couldn’t do it without you. Your gifts supplement our funding from the City of Sedona, Coconino and Yavapai County property taxes, and Friends of the Sedona Library. Come by or give online. We appreciate your support.
May your home be filled with warmth and good cheer in 2019. Best wishes from the volunteers, staff, and members of the Library Board!
Sedona Public Library
Column for January 4, 2019
Written by Virginia Volkman, Library Director
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