Village News

By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: October 2013

I’m a creature of habit. Every Sunday I browse the arts and entertainment section of the “Arizona Republic”. I especially enjoy perusing the list of best-sellers, book signings, and new books. On Sunday, September 8, 2013, I hit the jackpot when I found the article “Cool Books to Check Out for the Fall”. With page in hand, I went to my computer to access my library account to place holds on these “cool books”.

Using my library card number and pin, I logged into my library account at Next, I clicked on the Books and More tab which took me to the catalog search. The advanced search option allowed me to narrow my search by title, author, library, and indicate the format such as large print, CD book, or downloadable media [Kindle Book or Adobe EPUB e-Book]. I am happy to report that it took me just a few minutes to add twelve new titles to my hold list. While several of these books will not be released until October, at least I am in the queue.

Here are a few suggestions about placing holds. If you do a general search in the catalog by entering just the title, you may notice that the book comes up in the catalog several times. It is important to note the information in brackets.

Library events in the Village:

The unique spirit wood carving of Husain will continue through October at SPL-V.

As part of the ongoing Rotating Artists Program, the stunning photography of Chuck Schug will be displayed at SPL-V during the month of February. In March, SPL-V will showcase the fabulous work of the Northern Arizona Chapter Embroiders' Guild of America.

Community book discussion-a reliable wife available e-book large print CD book?

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

The Library offers a wealth of programs for all ages and interests. If you need assistance with downloading library e-books to your e-reader or tablet, please call 928.284.1603 or 928.282.7714 to schedule an appointment.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102. The Library is located in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m. 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. You may also call the main Library at 928.282.7714 if you need assistance when SPL-V is closed. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928.284.1603 or if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V.

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 free library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

Cheryl Yeatts
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.