By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: October 2015
When is the last time you played tourist? You don’t need guests
as an excuse to enjoy the wonderful attractions of Northern Arizona.
Use resources from Sedona Public Library to plan your next adventures in
the high country.
Take a hike! Before your departure, check out guidebooks available at
the library: “Flagstaff Hikes” by Richard Mangum, “Best
Easy Day Hikes, Flagstaff” by Bruce Grubbs, and “50 Favorite
Hikes: Flagstaff and Sedona” by Cosmic Ray. A word of advice before
you plan any hike: be prepared. Wear sunscreen, take plenty of water and
be aware of high elevation. The altitude will get your blood pumping, so
schedule some rest breaks.
Learn about ancient civilizations. Walnut Canyon and Wupatki are
two outstanding national monuments located a short drive from Flagstaff.
Read more about Walnut Canyon in Scott Thybony’s book “Walnut
Canyon National Monument.” David Grant Noble’s book “Wupatki
Canyon: New Perspectives on History, Prehistory, and Rock Art” is
another great resource.
Visit a cultural attraction. Borrow a Culture Pass from the library for
two free admissions to Lowell Observatory or the Pioneer Museum or the Arboretum
at Flagstaff. For more information about the free Culture Pass, pick up
a brochure or visit the Reference Desk at Sedona Public Library. What a
Discover interesting facts about the history of Flagstaff. The city, founded
in 1881, boasts a rich and colorful past. Read “Flagstaff” by
James E. Babbitt or “Flagstaff: Past and Present” by Richard
Mangum. Check out “Flagstaff Historic Walk: A Stroll Through Old Downtown” by
Richard Mangum to guide you on your walking tour of downtown Flagstaff.
Learn about the history of Flagstaff without ever leaving the Verde Valley.
Join Kathy Farretta, a speaker for Arizona Humanities, for “Community
Builders: The Riordan Families of Flagstaff, 1884-1904” on Wednesday,
October 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. During this
presentation, the speaker will share how the Riordan family, who built the
Riordan Mansion in Flagstaff greatly influenced the history of Northern
Arizona. The program, generously funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends
of the Sedona Library, is free and open to the public.
Visit Sedona Public Library in the Village at our new location
at Suite 51 A in Bell Rock Plaza. Library hours are 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. The library is closed Sunday and Monday. When the
library is closed, you may return library materials to the drop boxes
conveniently located near the library entrance. For more information
call the library at 928-284-1603 or visit Sedona Public Library’s
website at www.sedonalibrary.org.
Thank you for your support.
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.