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Sedona Public Library

3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
(928) 282-7714

September 2014

Grants Workshop (Sedona)

September 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Join Arizona Humanities (AH) for a workshop FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about AH and how to write a competitive grant proposal. Registration is limited and closes one business day prior to the workshop. If you would like to register for a workshop that is already closed, please contact Whitney Klotz, Programs and Grants Coordinator. Friday, September 26: 1:00-2:00pm - Sedona Public Library (3250 White Bear Rd Sedona, AZ 86336) Click Here to Register Today!

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January 2015

Orphan Trains to Arizona

January 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Orphan Trains to Arizona is a multimedia presentation that tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Through live music, historical fiction, oral history, and informal discussion, participants will learn about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history and the local legacies of their relocation. This program is funded in…

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February 2015

Hot Topics Café – The Limits of Free Speech

February 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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What shouldn't we say? The limits of free speech Facilitated by: Jeff Downard, NAU Department of Philosophy Hot Topics Café is a program that creates a forum for civil discourse about matters of significance to our communities. Unbiased information sheets present arguments on competing sides of a question, and give legislative histories or other relevant factual data. Members of the community are then invited to voice their views on the topic. Participants learn about the issues, and about alternative viewpoints…

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March 2015

Hot Topics Café – Paper or Plastic

March 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Hot Topics Café creates a forum for civil discussion about issues of contemporary concern. Join us to learn more about the issue, and more about other people and their views. NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest convenes the Hot Topics Café. Philosophy in the Public Interest is nonpartisan, and does not endorse a position with respect to any issue discussed. We recognize the value of reasoned, civil, discussion and welcome views across the political spectrum This program is funded in…

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April 2015

ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop (Sedona)

April 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Join ONEBOOKAZ for a free writing workshop with author and teacher Kristen Kauffman! This workshop will cover: the creative process of writing using journaling techniques for poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction beginning any form of writing with a dream or with art, and learning to trust the writerly intuition setting writing goals, developing ideas into story with plenty of writing prompts and "what if" scenarios for their writing To register or for questions, contact Andrea Lhotka - 928-282-7714 x120 /…

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May 2015

Hot Topics Café – Changing the Climate around Climate Change

May 4, 2015 @ 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Changing the Climate around Climate Change - Facilitated by Dr. Matthew Goodwin, NAU Department of Philosophy Hot Topics Café creates a forum for civil discussion about issues of contemporary concern. Join us to learn more about the issue, and more about other people and their views. NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest convenes the Hot Topics Café. Philosophy in the Public Interest is nonpartisan, and does not endorse a position with respect to any issue discussed. We recognize the value…

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December 2015

Debt of Honor – Film Screening and Discussion (Sedona)

December 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Join Arizona Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Verde Valley Librarians for a free screening of the Ric Burns film, Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History. The screening is followed by a conversation and Q&A. • Friday, December 4 - 1:00 to 4:00pm - Cottonwood Recreation Center (150 S 6th St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326) • Monday, December 7 - either 10:00am or 6:00pm at Sedona Public Library (3250 White Bear Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336) Debt of…

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January 2016

Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History Preserved in their Quilts

January 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History preserved in their Quilts traces the history of Arizona through women who recorded pieces of their lives in their needlework.  The colorful patterns of women’s quilts added a spot of brightness to their homes and their lives. They also celebrated and recorded special events with their quilts. Beginning with Mexican women of the 1860s, through Hopi women of the 1990s, this lecture introduces some of the women who pioneered Arizona through the quilts they…

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February 2016

The Harlem Renaissance: Literary Movement

February 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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The Harlem Renaissance was not only a movement but an enriching and defining period in history that celebrated African Americans.  The Harlem Renaissance was the name given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, and was considered to be a rebirth of African American arts. The Harlem Renaissance was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that ignited a new black cultural identity spanning the 1920s to the mid-1930s, and grew out of the changes that…

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October 2016

The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, The Father of Glacier National Park

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hidehunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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May 2017

Beyond the Underground Railroad – Sedona

May 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Beyond the Underground Railroad: Visually Relocating American History and Culture from a Black Perspective Wednesday, May 10th 1:30-3:30 p.m. Location: Sedona Public Library - Si Birch Community Room Join a free community conversation facilitated by Stephen Marc, photographer, artist, and ASU Professor of Art. Attendees will discuss several issues: why the Underground Railroad (UGRR) and the legacy of slavery are still important in today’s society; connections between the UGRR and the West; and contemporary racial issues that face this country. Stephen…

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Ghost Towns of the Second World War: Arizona’s Historic Military Sites – Sedona

May 13, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps.  By war’s end, Arizona had trained more pilots than any other state, hosted the country’s largest POW camp, and was part of the largest military training grounds in history.  This presentation tells Arizona’s war-time role by focusing on the stories of those WW2 sites in Arizona that still have significant remaining features from the…

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February 2019

African American Pioneers of Arizona (Sedona)

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state is discussed. Akua Duku…

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March 2019

Rising from Invisibility:  Indigenous Arizona Women (Sedona)

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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In many Southwestern matrifocal cultures, Indigenous women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage and kinship values. Among some tribal cultures, rites of passage celebrate female creativity and the transformative nature of women, hence there was not a need for the concept of feminism. Nevertheless, Indigenous women’s lives remain invisible and stereotyped by Hollywood. This talk presents how Indigenous women have contributed in significant ways, not only to their tribal nations, but also…

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