Village News


By: Cheryl Yeatts
For: The Villager
Date: May 2015


Planting, watering, weeding, harvesting…it’s that time of year again, when people are discussing gardening. Whether you are a master gardener or a beginner, Sedona Public Library offers a variety of resources for you to hone your gardening skills.

Let’s start with the Yavapai Library Network online catalog. A subject search of “gardening” shows 2,483 items available. The list includes books, DVDs, and other formats. Using your library card, you may place holds on these items and pick them up at Sedona Public Library in the Village.

Several online resources accessible through the library’s website provide a wealth of information about gardening. The Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants website allows you to search for many of the native and naturalized cacti, shrubs, succulents, trees, vines, and grass species common to Yavapai County. Pictures and descriptions are most helpful. This website was developed by a small team of Yavapai County Master Gardeners.

If you are interested in taking an online class about gardening, explore the offerings of Universal Class, the leading provider of online, self-paced, continuing education courses. You can choose from several gardening classes, including Introduction to Gardening, Vegetable Gardening 101, Tropical Gardening 101, Landscaping 101, and Floral Arranging 101. These courses are free, and you have the option of signing up for continuing education units (CEUs).

Do you prefer to browse through magazines about gardening? The library’s Zinio magazine collection allows you to read full digital copies of magazines on your computer or download them to your mobile device. The following gardening-related titles are available: “Container Gardening,” “Organic Gardening,” and “Mother Earth News Food and Garden Series” just to name a few. Again, these magazines are free to library patrons.

You don’t need a green thumb to improve your gardening skills. All you need is your library card and pin number. To learn how to access these resources and more, please contact Sedona Public Library in the Village at 928-284-1603 or email voc@sedonalibrary.org. Happy gardening!

Library Events in the Village:

Monday, May 4: Ann-Mary Lutzick of Arizona Humanities will present “Winslow’s La Posada: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Harvey Grand Hotel” at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. The program, generously funded by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Sedona Library, is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 14: Meet author Anne Hillerman, daughter of Tony Hillerman. She will discuss her new book “Rock of Wings.” There will be two programs on Thursday, May 14: 1:30 p.m. at VOCA, 690 Bell Rock Blvd., and 7:00 p.m. at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Programs are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 19: “Infinite Possibilities,” an exhibit of digital art by Donna Klein, opens at 1:00 p.m. at Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V). A reception for the artist will be Wednesday, May 27, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at SPL-V.

Wednesday, May 27: Community book discussion at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. Share what you are currently reading and get ideas for your next read.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100 in the courtyard of Tequa 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 box located outside the library. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or voc@sedonalibrary.org if you have questions or need directions. Additional information can also be found on Sedona Public Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org. Thank you for your support.


Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite D-100 in the courtyard of Tequa 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 box located outside the library. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or voc@sedonalibrary.org if you have questions or need directions. Additional information can also be found on Sedona Public Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org. Thank you for your support.

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.

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