For Readers & Writers

Tuesday, 06/12 @10:00a-noon - Open Book Book Club will be a Group Read!!! Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
The novel begins with the crash of a private plane carrying some very influential. The only survivors are the young son of a media mogul and an obscure painter who, given his less than elevated status, seems like a wild card from the start. What happened on that flight? With each chapter Hawley peels back another layer of the lives of those onboard that fatal flight. There’s still time to read it. Check with Alice (928-554-8383) for copies.

Plus we’ll discuss the movie, Book Club. Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

Tuesday, 06/19 @10:00a-noon - Writing for Fun & More 
Bring a sample of your writing to share. Meet other writers the 3rd Thurday each month.

A Time to Talk - Violence-Based Trauma Support Group

Tuesday, 06/12 @12:00p-1:30p - Verde Valley Sanctuary Outreach Services: (928) 634-6255. Meets in the Key Lime Room. A safe, open space for survivors of violence and their families to talk about their common experience and enhance coping skills for dealing with trauma. The meeting has a non-judgmental and supportive environment that fosters self-empowerment and emotional healing.This group is open to all individuals who have experienced any form of violence and/or trauma in their lifetime.No registration is necessary.

Essential Oils Classes

Wednesday, 06/13 & 06/20 @5:30p-7:30p - Essential Oils Continuing Education Class with Michele Wininger - Learn more about how to use essential oils.

Saturday, 06 16 @11:00a-12:00 - Essential Oils Continuing Education Class with Michele Wininger - Learn more about how to use essential oils.

Thursday, 06/21 @1:00p-3:00p - Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Dogs, Cats & Horses Come learn how to safely and effectively use therapeutic grade essential oils and aromatherapy for your fur-friends. Pre-registration is very helpful. For more information call or text Sarah at 928.451.4847 or Honey at 404.626.5535.

Movies for Grownups

6/13-7/18 WED 5:30p Movies for Grownups: We will be showing Movies for Grownups on Wednesdays at 5:30p in the Terracotta Room. In keeping with our SRP 2018 theme, Libraries Rock, we have chosen a selection of biographical films about musicians. Selected from Rolling Stone magazines Top 30 Music Biopics, here is what we have scheduled:

  • 06/13@5:30p: #30 Selena (PG) The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts.
  • 06/20 @5:30p: #20 Get on Up (PG-13) A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
  • 06/27 @5:30p: #19  La Bamba (PG-13) Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
  • 07/11 @5:30p: #7 Walk the Line  (PG-13) A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
  • 07/18 @5:30p: #1 I’m Not There (R) Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Music in the Stacks

Thursday, 06/14 @5:30p-7:30p - A FREE montly concert series showcasing local musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona. There are 5-7 different performers during the show, with a rotating variety each month. â€‹June’s concert features the following talented local musicians: Jo Berger, Ray Sealing, Jack Wilden, Mike McReynolds and Matt Fabritz.  These free concerts will continue the second Thursday of every month at the same time and location.     

Federal Casework Assistance

Friday, 06/15 9:00a-11:30a Federal Casework Assistance US Congressman, Tom O'Halleran, Representing Arizona's 1st District: Providing Federal Casework Assistance

NAZ Healthcare Grief Support Group

Friday, 06/15 & 07/06 9:00a-10:00a Grief Support Group - Open to Everyone Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Would you like a safe place… Meet new people? To be with others who understand where you are? To talk with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and emotions? Our Bereavement Groups are Open to Everyone. Call 928-639-6676 for more information.

Mobile Devices User Group

Tuesday, 06/19 @4:00p-5:00p Meet with PC Helpdesk Library Clerk, Wendy in the Center. You've Got It! Now You've Got to Use It! Wendy, Library Clerk @the PC Help Desk gives one-on-one assistance with your own personal device. This is a group for people helping people. Bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop and get the help you need. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Learning Center.

Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group

Thursday, 0/21 6:00p Verde Valley Special Needs Support Group

Our children have Downs syndrome, seizure disorder, feeding tubes, premature birth, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, spina bifida, the list goes on. I hated the hard surgeries for my son, but one mother wished her child had a condition that doctors could fix. I struggled with how to respond to strangers that point and stare, but another mother wanted her child's condition to be visibly obvious so strangers would understand why he wasn't doing what other 9-year-old boys did. It is powerful to simply congregate with other parents whose children have special needs, hear the variation in stories, see the experience refracted through the crystal of multiple identities. Because I've learned on this parenting journey, no one is behind me, no one is in front of me. I am exactly where I need to be with my child. A place where we all are students and we all are teachers.

Sedona Breast Friends

Saturday, 05/26 2:30p-4:30p Sedona Breast Friends

Meets in the Copper Rioom. Sedona Breast Friends (SBF) is a support group that meets once a month and offers strength, encouragement, and compassion to those facing a diagnosis of breast cancer.

For Photographers

Thursday, 06/28 3:00p-4:00p ABCs of Taking Better Photographs

Meets in the "Center".  The ABCs of Taking Better Photographs taught by Bill Helm is a fun, interactive class. Bring your camera and your camera’s instruction manual, and learn not only about photography but to better understand your camera.The classes will help you get to know your camera and learn how to be more creative with your photography. Discover editing tips and learn  how to use photo-editing software. Learn how to email and post photos online.

Thursday, 06/28 4:00p-5:30p Verde Valley Photographic Society

Meets in the Key Lime Room. The science of good photography does not have remain a mystery. Join this group of photographic artists wishing to make a statement with their art. Interested in Photography? Allover 18 years old are welcome! Come, share your photos. If digital, bring your flash drive - we'll show them on a screen. If hard copy, bring your photos.Learn how to use your camera, create pleasing compositions – and more! Come, Amateur photographers - Professionals! Learn more about photography. Bring samples of your work, prints or flash drive. We'll share. It's fun!

Camp Verde Business Alliance Meets

Monday, 06/25 @6:00p-7:30p CVBA meets monthly in the Terracotta Room Lcal lawyer, Timothy Remick, will share legal tips for small business success in Camp Verde. Outline for Class: The Startup- Planning for success and minimizing risk in starting or expanding your business. The Race- Operating successfully and protecting your business from dangers. The Finish- Planning for the future of your business and succession of ownership through sale or transfer to heirs.

Medicare Seminar

Wednesday, 06/27 @5:30p-7:30p Marsh Healthcare Assurance Group meets inthe Copper Room. AHCCCS recently accounced new contracts for Northern AZ for Fall 2018. Be prepared for you insurance affilite to change. We can help with the transition.

Friday, 06/29 @9:30a-11:00a Physicians Mutual Medicare Seminar meets in the Copper Room. Turning 65 and new to Medicare? Already on Medicare and just want an update? Join us in the Copper Room for an informational seminar on the different parts of Medicare and your options. Please RSVP to Gail Sauers at 602.571.9523.