Fall is a busy season at the Library, a time when programs resume and groups return after the summer break. This month, the Library is offering a number of special programs, in addition to regularly scheduled events like story time, Monday night movies, conversational Spanish classes, and more. Check our online events calendar at www.sedonalibrary.org for the full program schedule, or stop by the Library to pick up a printed copy. Here are a few highlights in September:
J.A. Jance Book Signing at Sedona Arts Center: Bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance will be in Sedona on Thursday, September 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road. She will be signing her latest J.P. Beaumont novel “Proof of Life.” Her other books will also be available for purchase the night of the book signing. This event is sponsored by Sedona Public Library, the Sedona Arts Center, and ML Coleman Studios.
Lisa Schnebly Heidinger Book Signing: Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will speak on Saturday, September 30, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek and on Sunday, October 1, at 1 p.m. in the community room at Sedona Public Library. She will be signing her new book, “The Journal of Sedona Schnebly,” which tells the story of Heidinger’s great-grandmother and contains 30 images from the Schnebly family’s private collections.
Weaving and Spinning Display and Demonstration: Members of the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild will demonstrate their skills and display their work at the Library from September 11 through 29. The exhibit will feature felted items, hand-spun yarns, crocheted works, and a wide selection of hand-woven pieces.
iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples group will offer a general question-and-answer workshop on iPads and iPhones on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Library Project: Sedona Public Library, the Rotary Club of Sedona, and Sedona International City of Peace are presenting a “Human Library” event on Thursday, September 21, in celebration of the International Day of Peace. Come to the Library from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to “check out” one or more interesting people who will be “human books” you can question and learn from. Human books will share their stories of being marginalized, categorized, or stigmatized for their differences. In the process, stigmas or judgments around such things as religion, sexuality, mental or physical challenges, homelessness, and lifestyle choices are explored with the goal of dissolving prejudices, gaining understanding, and developing new ways of relating.
Banned Books Week Events: As part of Banned Books Week, the Library will hold an intellectual freedom seminar on Tuesday, September 26, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the community room, with guest speaker Christopher Fox Graham from the Red Rock News. Learn what intellectual freedom is and how it is essential to a democratic society.
Additionally, two book discussions will take place on Friday, September 29, in the Quiet Study. From 2 to 3 p.m., “Fahrenheit 451” will be discussed, and from 3 to 4 p.m., the discussion will focus on “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Some copies of the books will be available at the Library after September 1; patrons are also encouraged to place a hold on a copy in the library catalog themselves.
Pumphouse Poetry Event: On Friday, September 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., attend a Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project program. The featured guest will be Eric Holowacz, current director of the Sedona Arts Center, with poet Jordan White opening. The musical guest will be Tim Young.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support of the City of Sedona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, businesses and foundations, and individuals like you. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 or can be made online at www.sedonalibrary.org.
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News.