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By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: Red Rock News
Date: February 11, 2011

Sedona Public Library in the Village Moves to a New Location

The best thing about moving is when it’s over!  On February 1, Sedona Public Library in the Village opened its doors at Tequa Plaza.   Most boxes have been unpacked.  Books have been placed on hold shelves for VOC patrons to pick up.  The computers are up and running.  Thanks to the efforts of many people, we are open for business! 

While ample parking is available at Tequa Plaza, you may choose to park close to the bookdrop boxes prominently located in the parking area that faces Highway 179.  If you enter the courtyard by the bookdrop boxes and turn left, we are located in Suite C-102.  You may use the 24-hour drive-up bookdrop boxes to return materials from any library in the Yavapai County Library Network.

Mark your calendar to attend our grand opening celebration on Tuesday, February 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Join us for refreshments, storytelling for the kids, musical entertainment and a presentation by Lisa Dahl, author of “Elixir of Life.”  Lisa will also sign books.  Enter our Love Your Library Contest and you may win one of the fabulous door prizes donated by our generous local merchants.

Another upcoming event sponsored by Sedona Public Library and the Arizona Humanities Council is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Center, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.   Dr. Chris Smith, an associate professor of history at Arizona State University, will share an in-character presentation of William Mulholland.  This free program is brought to you by the Library’s Board of Trustees and funded by the Friends of the Library.

As Los Angeles water superintendent, William Mulholland brought water from the Owens River to his coastal city through a 233-mile aqueduct.  Although he ensured L.A.'s growth, his search for water caused numerous water wars with other communities, some resulting in deadly violence. The collapse of Mulholland's St. Francis Dam in 1928 resulted in 600 deaths and 15,000 homeless, for which he took full responsibility.  In this presentation, meet the man who was responsible for southern California's rapid growth, the man who is still remembered today in movies (Chinatown) and streets (Mulholland Drive).

Don’t forget to pick up your loaner copy of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” to prepare for the Community Book Discussion at Sedona Winds on March 30.  Arizona Humanities Council provides 20 copies of the book and a humanities scholar to help participants work their way through the meaningful and sometimes challenging issues that good literature evokes.

Stop by our new location in the Village of Oak Creek to view the beautiful art work displayed by the Association of Village Artists (AVA).  This art work adds so much to the ambience of the library setting.  Thanks to contributing artists and Mary Dove and Michael Howley for creating this display.  We are pleased to offer a rotating art collection.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pieces will benefit Sedona Public Library in the Village.

We look forward to seeing you at Sedona Public Library in the Village.  We are located at Tequa Plaza, 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102 in the courtyard.  We are open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We are closed Sunday and Monday.  For more information call 284-1603.  Thank you to our library patrons for your continued use and support of library services in the Village.   

Cheryl Yeatts
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on: Gateway to Sedona and Sedona Biz.
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village.