By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: January 2013
Not long ago a patron visited Sedona Public Library
in the Village (SPL-V) looking for information about auto repair. Rather
than placing holds on several titles and waiting for them to arrive,
I suggested that he search the online database called ARRC Auto Repair
Reference Center. Using his library card number and PIN, he was
able to access the information he needed and print the schematics to
repair the headlights on his Jaguar.
I recently used the 2013 Buying Guide from Consumer
Reports to find reviews and comparisons of various eReaders. If
you're interested in purchasing an eReader and missed the eReader
workshop at SPL-V, I recommend this tool for your research. After doing
your homework, you'll be in a better position to make an informed
decision about your purchase.
Free, online databases available on the SPL Web site
provide a wealth of information. Choose from Hobbies and Crafts
Center, Home Improvement, Mango Languages and Novelist, just to name
a few. To access the online databases, you need a library card
and PIN. If you need assistance, please ask a librarian.
If you received an eReader as a holiday gift and need
help downloading free ebooks from Sedona Public Library, stop by SPL-V
on Friday, January 11 between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. Library volunteers
will be on hand to provide assistance. You must be familiar with the basic operation of your eReader.
Please understand that our volunteers can help you learn to download
ebooks from Sedona Public Library, but they aren't trained to help
you with other applications that may be available on your device.
Reservations are not required. Your help session will
be limited to 15 minutes. Handouts will be provided. To
download ebooks from the library, you'll need your library card, PIN
and eReader or tablet. For more information, please call Cheryl
at 928.284.1603. If you don't yet have a library card, please stop
by SPL-V and get one before January 11.
As part of the ongoing SPL-V Rotating Artist Series,
Chuck Schug will display his framed photographs of animals at SPL-V
beginning Tuesday, January 8. Chuck and his wife Sylvia live in
the Village of Oak Creek. Some of his art work will be available
for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SPL-V.
The first Arizona Humanities Council program of 2013
is Monday, January 28. "Lewis and Clark: The Arizona Connection"
is presented by Todd Weber. Wearing period clothing, he recounts this
epic two-and-a-half year expedition of 1804. Audiences learn the
little-know history of Sacagawea's son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau,
who was one of the most interesting and foremost figures in early Arizona
history. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at
1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.
It's time to renew your
Friends of the Library (FOL) membership. Besides supporting your
local library and helping sustain library services, your FOL membership
includes many benefits: reduced or waived library fines, previews
of book sales prior to public opening, discounts on all FOL merchandise,
and the Friends quarterly newsletters. Friends of the Sedona
Public Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations and memberships
are deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Tax-deductible annual
membership runs January 1 to December 31. You may return your completed
membership application and dues to SPL or SPL-V.
In addition to annual membership,
you can support Friends of the Library by becoming an active member.
FOL offers many opportunities to volunteer: serve on the FOL Board
or a committee, help with book sales or special events like the Festival
of Wreaths. If you haven't received the membership newsletter, pick
one up at SPL or SPL-V.
Sedona Public Library
in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102, in the courtyard
of Tequa Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed
Sunday and Monday. When the library is closed, please return library
materials to the book drop box. If you have questions or need directions
to SPL-V, you may contact Cheryl Yeatts, site manager, at 928.284.1603
The Sedona Public Library
is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, supported by donations
and grants. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public
Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Thank you for
your continuing support of library services in the Village of Oak Creek.
We look forward to seeing you at the library.
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.