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By: Cheryl L. Yeatts
For: Red Rock News
Date: July 22, 2011

Sedona Public Library in the Village Update

Activity at the Sedona Public Library in the Village has increased dramatically since our move from Cortez Drive to Tequa Plaza on February 1, 2011.  We now have twice the amount of space.  Whether it’s for computer access, to view the work of the featured artist, or to pick up an item placed on hold, people are finding their way to our new location.  In fact, the traffic count shows a 35% increase.

Computers have dramatically changed our lives:  the way we work, the way we play, the way we communicate.  Patrons at Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V) use the free computers to check their email accounts, search for information, create job resumes, view pictures of their grandchildren, and print boarding passes. 

Recognizing the need for additional computers, we have added two computers; we now have five computers for patrons to use.  In addition to the desktop computers, many individuals bring their laptop computers to take advantage of the Wi-Fi service offered by the library.  The free internet access draws many people to the library.

Gary Rubin is currently the featured artist at Sedona Public Library in the Village.  Don’t miss this opportunity to view the nail sculptures that Gary has created for his “Go West” display.

Each unique sculpture has a story, and Gary will be glad to share the story with you.  He also designs and paints wall murals.  You may contact the artist at his website at  If you would like more information about the rotating artist series at Sedona Public Library in the Village, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928.284.1603.

Don’t forget about “Cinema Under the Stars” sponsored by the Sedona International Film Festival.  The next concert and outdoor film (to be announced) will be Tuesday, August 16 in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza.  For details regarding the film go to the SIFF website at  SPL-V will be open from 6-8 p.m. that evening. Stop by the library to view Gary Rubin’s art display and to purchase books at the mini book sale.

The next Arizona Humanities Council presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, located at 405 Jacks Canyon Road.  The same program will be offered at Sedona Public Library on White Bear Road at 10:30 a.m.  The program entitled “Fascinating Florence AZ:  Not Just a Prison Town” will be presented by H. Christine Reid. 

During her presentation Ms. Reid will chronicle some of the more colorful characters who called Florence “home” and whose houses and work places remain and reveal what continues to attract people to this off-the-beaten-path Arizona treasure.  Ms. Reid’s fascinating presentation will explore the history, characters, and architecture of Florence.   This program is presented by the Arizona Humanities Council in partnership with the Sedona Public Library Friends of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees.  All programs are free and open to the public. 

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at Highway 179 Suite C 102 in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza.  Look for the book return boxes facing Highway 179.  Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We are closed Sunday and Monday.   For more information or directions, you may contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928.284.1603 or email  You may access the Sedona Public Library website at  to view the calendar of upcoming events.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   Thank you for your continuing support of library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

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