Library News


By: Virginia Volkman
For: Red Rock News
Date: October 24, 2014


Millions of Reasons to Visit the Library

Sedona Public Library has something for everyone, with access to over 2 million items through the Yavapai County Library Network. You can also hook up to our Wi Fi connection or use one of our computers. Here are some other reasons to visit the Library during the next few weeks.

Check out a nook and read a bestseller that’s been made into a movie.
On the waiting list for “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn? Want to read “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed in a format that’s easy to pack? Check out a nook e-reader loaded with those books and 19 others. Nooks are available at both the main library and Sedona Public Library in the Village.

Buy a raffle ticket for the chance to win a quilt.
A special group of colorful quilts are on display at the main library in West Sedona through November 7, and will then move to the Village library through mid-January. The quilts, created by the Red Rock Quilters, are for kids who attend Camp Soaring Eagle, a year-round camping program for children with serious illnesses. The Library is selling raffle tickets to raise operating funds for Sedona Public Library in the Village and Camp Soaring Eagle, and the winner will receive the quilt of his or her choice from the exhibit.

Find out what it takes to bring “outer space” down to earth.
Wednesday, October 29, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sedona Public Library in the Village: Mike Cadwell, astrophotographer, will present "Looking Off into Space: An Extended View," describing the equipment and techniques he uses to capture the jewels of the universe. For more information, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603.

Shop for yourself and stock up on gifts for family and friends at the Book Sale.
Friday, October 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Preview Night for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, for members of the Friends group, invited guests, and volunteers.
Saturday, October 25 through Friday, October 31: Fall Book Sale during regular Library hours.
Sunday, October, 26, from 12 to 4 p.m.: Special Book Sale hours.

Take a trip back in time with geologist Wayne Ranney.
Wednesday, November 5, 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road, Village of Oak Creek.
Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Library on White Bear Road.

Join Ranney, who has been studying the red rocks of Sedona for more than 35 years, for his lecture, “Sedona Through Time.” Stately red rock spires, graceful cliffs, and verdant Oak Creek Canyon—how did all this marvelous scenery come to be? And what was the specific sequence of geologic events that created this landscape? The answers are sure to surprise and delight you. Take a journey back to when the red rocks lay beneath the waters of a warm, tropical sea.

See a geological column created by Paul and Phyllis Lindberg.
Paul Lindberg, a Consulting Geologist, Geological Engineer, and long-time Sedona resident, with help from his wife Phyllis, arranged and labeled different types of local rocks in their historical context. This pillar is great way to see the geologic story of Sedona right in front of you!

Be the first to see and purchase this year’s Festival of Wreaths creations, enjoy wine and appetizers, and take a chance on fabulous raffles.
Sunday, November 9, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.: The Friends of the Library Festival of Wreaths Gala Opening and Sale. Tickets are currently on sale at $15 each or $25 for two. Please note the new time for this year’s Festival, beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m.

I hope to see you at the Library for one of our many events. Stop by to ask for a guided tour of the Library or for help finding just the right book to read or listen to.


Sedona Public Library is located at 3250 White Bear Road in West Sedona. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100, in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours in the Village are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You may call the main Library at 928.282.7714 and SPL-V at 928.284.1603 for more information about exhibits and services that we offer.


Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Virginia Volkman is Director of the Sedona Public Library.

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