Next week, Sedona Public Library offers you three opportunities to experience community partnerships at their best. Why not attend one of our free programs and spice up your life?
Wednesday, February 26 at 10 a.m. we will partner with University of Arizona Cooperative Extension (Yavapai County Office) to present Spice It Up!. This delicious program will feature Yavapai County Extension Program Coordinator and trained chef Aimee Novak along with Master Gardener Betty Loos presenting a free food demonstration about fresh herbs and spices.
During the 90-minute program, Aimee will demonstrate tips and tricks for creating customized spice blends, the use of herb sachets for seasoning, and how spices enhance the flavor of food. Betty will present ideas and information about growing edible herbs in the home garden. It’s sure to be an informative event!
Friday, February 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. we’ll partner with The Literate Lizard bookstore to bring author and master school bus converter Will Sutherland to the Library. School buses that have been converted into mobile living spaces, known as “skoolies,” are a natural extension of the tiny house movement.
This is your chance to tour Will’s personal skoolie, ask questions, and to pick up a copy of his book “Skoolie!: How to Convert a School Bus or Van Into a Tiny Home or Recreational Vehicle.” This book offers a complete, step-by-step guide to the conversion process, from seat removal to planning layout and installing insulation, flooring, and furnishings that meet your needs. If you’ve ever dreamed of living a life on the road, this program is for you.
Friday, February 28 at 5 p.m. join us for our February Poetry & Prose event hosted by Gary Every. This month’s feature performers are James Jay, Mary Heyborne, and Robert Jackson.
James Jay has just released his third book of poems titled “Barman.” He has worked as a bartender, a wildland firefighter, bookseller, surveyor, and furniture mover. He lives in Flagstaff where he has taught poetry at the jail, the public schools, and the university. James is also owner of Uptown Pubhouse, home of the weekly Juniper House Readings.
Sedona’s own Mary Heyborne lives an artistic life. A successful potter, sculptor, poet, and playwright, she founded Poets Corner at Sedona Arts Center in 2006.
Robert Jackson has been performing and healing with the native flute for almost 20 years. His unique approach to the instrument and the Source of its sound has freed Robert from much suffering, pain, abuse and addiction. His passion is to share this healing sound with the world, to ease the suffering of all beings, promote happiness, compassion and peace. Robert also hosts The Quiet Mind podcast.
Poetry & Prose is always an engaging evening, as Gary works hard to bring Arizona’s best authors, poets, and musicians to Sedona!
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support of Friends of the Sedona Library, 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.
Sedona Public Library
Column for February 21, 2020
Written by Judy Poe, Assistant Director
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