Village News


By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: August 2015


The dog days of summer are definitely here, and we are warned to take precautions against the intense heat. How do you deal with the hot, boring days of August? I watch movies that I have checked out from the library.

There are many ways to locate movies in the online catalog. Browsing the entire catalog may be a bit overwhelming; there are 38,521 DVDs listed in the Yavapai Library Network. If you are not sure of a title, you may browse by actor. For example, when I typed in “Sandra Bullock,” my search revealed 94 results. Not all of these were DVDs; a few titles were biographies. However, I hit the jackpot when I located the DVD set “4 Film Favorites: Sandra Bullock Comedy Collection.”

With your library card you may reserve and check out past seasons of series featured on regular television and cable channels. Popular titles include “The Newsroom,” “House of Cards,” and “Game of Thrones.” The library also has many BBC series available for check out: “Downton Abbey,” “Call the Midwife,” “Inspector Lewis,” and “Lark Rise to Candleford.” The check-out period depends on the owning library, so schedule plenty of time for viewing.

If you like watching movies on the big screen, consider going to the Flicker Shack film series at Sedona Library most Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The movies are free and open to the public; donations are welcome. Here’s the schedule for August:

  • Monday, August 3: Latino Services presents “Maria Full of Grace”
  • Monday, August 10: “Imitation Game”
  • Monday, August 17: “Big Eyes”
  • Monday, August 24: “Red Army”
  • Monday, August 31: “Far from the Madding Crowd”

We encourage you to return DVDs, CD books, and magazines to the library during regular operating hours. While the book drop box is convenient, it is not kind to library materials. Certain materials are susceptible to damage in the book drop due to heat and space conditions. If you must return items to the book drop, please secure DVDs, CDs, and CD books with rubber bands to keep the cases from coming open or place the items in a bag. Thank you for your cooperation.

Library Events in the Village:

  • Rotating Artist Program: “A Selective Look at Nature,” landscape photography by Jack Jackson continues during August.
  • Arizona Humanities Program: Join James C.T. Pool for a living-historypresentation about the life of C.G.W. French, Chief Justice of Arizona Territorial Supreme Court from 1876 to 1884, on Monday, August 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Sedona Library, this program is free and open to the public.
  • Community Book Discussion: Participate in the community book discussion of “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace — One School at a Time,” by Greg Mortenson, on Wednesday, August 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Stop by SPL-V to pick up your loaner copy or call the library to request large print.

Looking for ways to beat the heat? Check out what your local library offers. Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100 in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The library is closed Sunday and Monday. Thank you for your support.


Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100 in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The library is closed Sunday and Monday. When the library is closed, you may return library materials to the drop box located outside the library. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or voc@sedonalibrary.org if you have questions or need directions. Additional information can also be found on Sedona Public Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org. Thank you for your support.

Cheryl Yeatts
Village News appears monthly in The Villager and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of the Sedona Public Library in the Village.

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