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
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
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
- 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
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 email@example.com 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.
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.