Sedona Public Library
January 2015
Closed for Holiday
Library Launches Culture Pass Program
Events at the Library
Sedona Is One of America's Star Libraries
Volunteer Quilts
Movies in January
Library Events in the Village



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 Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd
Sedona AZ 86336
SPL In The Village
Tequa Plaza
Suite D-100
7000 SR 179
Sedona AZ 86351
Closed for Holiday
The Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Library Launches Culture Pass Program
Starting January 8, the Library is introducing a new service, called the Culture Pass Program. Funded by a generous grant from The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the Culture Pass Program allows people to check out free museum admission passes to participating arts and cultural institutions. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Look for the Culture Pass Program display located at the main library on White Bear Road. Find a laminated card for the destination in which you're interested and take it to the reference desk. Staff will give you a date-due slip admitting two people for one visit to that museum or cultural institution during the following seven days. You do not need to return the slip; it will expire on its own. Participating institutions include Arcosanti, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Zoo, Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Sedona Heritage Museum, and more.
Events at the Library
Access our online events calendar to view the monthly schedule of programs at the Library, including these upcoming events:
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Tuesday, January 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room, historian and author Erik Berg will present a program entitled "The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs' 1929 Southwest Aerial Survey." In 1929, after Charles Lindbergh's famous flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Lindbergh and his wife teamed up with a noted archaeologist to conduct an unprecedented aerial photographic survey of Southwest prehistoric sites and geologic features including Chaco Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly. Featuring Lindbergh's historic photographs, this free Arizona Humanities presentation describes the adventurous pioneering collaboration of aviation and archaeology.
  • Computer Classes in Spanish: Beginning computer classes for Spanish speakers will take place January through May, on the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Taught by Latino Services librarian Jefferson Perales, these free classes are open to the entire Latino community, and no registration is required.
  • iPad/iPhone Workshop: The Oak Creek Apples, in partnership with the Library, is continuing its series of workshops focused on Apple's iPad and iPhone. The next session will be held on Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room. Participants need to bring their own iPad/iPhone. Pre-registration is required for this free program, as space is limited. To register, please e-mail
  • Blood Drive: Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it makes a big difference in the lives of others. Give blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, on Tuesday, January 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the community room.
  • Arizona Humanities Program: On Saturday, January 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room, novelist and scholar Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster will present "Riders on the Orphan Train." This free Arizona Humanities program combines audiovisual elements, historical fiction, and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that tells the story of the Orphan Train movement, a largely unknown chapter in American history when 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away.
Orphan Train children
Sedona Is One of America's Star Libraries
Sedona Public Library has been nationally recognized as a "Star Library" by Library Journal magazine! Only four libraries in Arizona were selected. Watch the recent interview on Verde Valley Experience to learn how we earned a Star Library ranking based on our outstanding services and programming.
Volunteer Quilts
The annual quilt show, on display through February 5, features many stunning quilts, including contributions by our talented volunteers:
  • #19 The Library Quilt, by Joanne Brosz, Circulation Volunteer
  • #20 The Jewel Box Quilt, by Krista Otto, Circulation Volunteer
  • #25 English Pathways, by Sandra Kreml, Circulation Volunteer
  • #46, Sara's Star Power, by Sara Friesen, Computer Volunteer
  • #48 Variation of Iced Tea, by Krista Otto, Circulation Volunteer
  • #51 A Gaggle of Puppies, by Sandra Kreml, Circulation Volunteer
Movies in January
The Flicker Shack film series will show free movies in January, on Monday nights at 6 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. (There will be no film on January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.)
  • January 5: Latino Services presents Cantinflas, a biographical drama capturing the endearing character of Mario Moreno, who became one of Mexico's most beloved comic actors before rising to international celebrity.
  • January 12: A Most Wanted Man, an adaptation of John le Carr´┐Ż's novel starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final leading role.
  • January 26: The Good Lie, a fact-based drama about three Sudanese war refugees who learn that they will be allowed to start life anew in the United States.
Library Events in the Village

Saturday hours at Sedona Public Library in the Village are changing: Beginning January 3, Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekday hours will remain the same: Tuesday through Friday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.   

  • Arizona Humanities Program: Monday, January 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Judy Nolte Temple will present "An Immigrant's Struggle: The Diary of Mary 'Mim' Walsh." This program is free and open to the public.
  • Rotating Artist Program: Drawing for the quilt raffle to benefit Camp Soaring Eagle and Sedona Public Library in the Village will be Friday, January 16. Winner will be notified by telephone. Beginning Tuesday, January 20: "Southwest Views and Red Rocks," oil paintings by Ellen Perantoni, will be displayed at SPL-V. A reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, January 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at SPL-V.
Artwork by Ellen Perantoni
  • E-Reader Workshop: Stop by SPL-V on Friday, January 16, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Library volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance with your e-reader. Registration is not required, but you will need to bring your e-reader, cables, library card, and Amazon user account and password, or Apple ID.
  • Book Share: Wednesday, January 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Join Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of SPL-V, to learn about the best Southwest books of 2014. This program is free and open to the public.

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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

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