Journey along historic Route 66 with Sedona Public Library during Read Around Sedona 2019, the Library’s community reading project. This year’s featured book is “Arizona Kicks on Route 66,” by travel writer Roger Naylor. Copies of the book are available at Sedona Public Library. Please contact the Library if you need assistance placing a hold.
The Library has planned several events for Read Around Sedona 2019. These events will take place at various locations.
On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways. Wednesday, April 3, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek. Win Holden, former publisher, will share the fascinating story of how a brochure produced by the Arizona Highway Department evolved into one of the most respected and revered travel publications in the world.
Meet author Roger Naylor. Friday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the community room at Sedona Public Library. Route 66 is one of Roger Naylor’s favorite topics, and he’s sure to be an engaging speaker. His books will be for sale following the program, and he will be available to sign them. Don’t miss this opportunity to chat with Roger, view classic cars courtesy of Sedona Car Club, and enjoy local pie.
Tour of La Posada Hotel in Winslow. Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join tour leader Peggy Nelson, dressed in character as a Harvey Girl, to learn about the history of Cyrus K. Holiday, the Santa Fe Railroad, Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter, and La Posada. We will take a walking tour of the hotel. Cost is $5 per person. You must arrange for your own transportation to Winslow. To reserve your space, contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or email email@example.com. no later than Friday, April 5.
Photos and Hikes from “Boots and Burgers.” Monday, April 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the community room at Sedona Public Library. Mike Koopsen of Trails Traveled Photography will show his photographs and explain how he collaborated with author Roger Naylor to provide images for Roger’s book “Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers.”
A Nostalgic Journey Along Route 66, Main Street of America. Diorama display during April at Sedona Public Library. Take time to view the themed diorama and hand-painted map display of Route 66 by Wendy Jack, a Sedona resident. Wendy holds a B.F.A. in the visual arts.
Culture Pass. Now, are you ready for a road trip? Check out a Culture Pass from Sedona Public Library for two free admissions to the Route 66 Museum, the Mohave Museum, and the Bonelli House in Kingman.
Read Around Sedona will continue during May. Check the events calendar on the Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org and watch for announcements of additional programs.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928-284-1603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting Read Around Sedona.
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By Cheryl Yeatts
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village.