We’re kicking off the new year and a new decade with exciting programs. The Library is again hosting the annual Quilt Show and New York Times bestselling authors will be visiting at the end of the month.
From now through Thursday, February 20 local quilters are once again sharing their latest quilts to warm our spirits. In its 25th year, and previously organized by the local quilt store, this year the show is presented by Red Rock Quilters and Sedona Public Library.
The show features the creativity of the quilters against the architectural beauty of the Library. The larger quilts hang high from the rafters and walls of the Library, while you can view the smaller ones up close. We hope that you’ll stop by the Library as our community pays tribute to the art form of quilting.
In January the Library also hosts two programs featuring New York Times bestselling authors. Both events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the community room Mary Alice Monroe will read selections from her new book, “The Summer Guests.”
Mary Alice Monroe is an environmental fiction writer and the author of more than 20 books, including the Beach House series and the Lowcountry series.
She is a 2018 inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, and the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award.
This event is part of the Library’s "Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home" speaker series, a project supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room: Join Karen White and Beatriz Williams for the launch of their third book, “All the Ways We Said Goodbye.” Their previous books are “The Glass Ocean” and “The Forgotten Room,” co-authored by Lauren Willig.
Karen White is the author of more than 20 novels, including the Charleston-set Tradd Street mystery series, “Dreams of Falling,” “The Night the Lights Went Out,” and “Flight Patterns.” She grew up in London, but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia.
Beatriz Williams is the author of “The Golden Hour”, “The Summer Wives,” “A Hundred Summers,” and other works of historical fiction. Beatriz’s books have won numerous awards, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and appear regularly in bestseller lists around the world.
The Library is partnering with The Literate Lizard bookstore to provide books for sale following the programs. The authors will be available to sign books and answer questions.
For more information about programs that we offer at Sedona Public Library, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, please stop by or call the Library at 928-282-7714. You may also access the Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org to view the events calendar or to make an online donation.
Sedona Public Library
Column for January 10, 2020
Written by Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village
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