Village News

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

Arizona is a magnificent state from the majestic red rocks of Sedona to the splendor of the Grand Canyon to the impressive Saguaro National Monument. In addition to scenic beauty, the state boasts museums and cultural institutions. To encourage library card holders to take advantage of these attractions, Sedona Public Library is pleased to introduce a new program called the Culture Pass.

The Culture Pass is a voucher you can check out at Sedona Public Library. With this voucher you will get free admission for two people to one of twenty museums or cultural attractions across the state of Arizona. The list includes Arboretum of Flagstaff, Arcosanti at Cordes Junction, the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tempe, Bonelli House in Kingman, Cave Creek Museum, Challenger Space Center in Peoria, Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Heard Museum in Phoenix, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Mohave Museum in Kingman, Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Phoenix Art Museum, Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff, Phoenix Zoo, Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, Rosson House Museum in Phoenix, Route 66 Museum in Kingman, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Sedona Heritage Museum.

It’s easy to check out a culture pass. First, visit the Culture Pass kiosk at Sedona Public Library located at 3250 White Bear Road. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis in person. Passes may not be renewed or requested through Interlibrary Loan and are only available at the main library.

Once you have selected the museum or cultural attraction that you would like to visit, take the Culture Pass card to the Reference desk to check-out with your library card. The library will give you a date due slip that admits two people free to that institution or is redeemable for tickets at their box office. The pass expires on the date due listed on your slip. Slips will be not reissued if lost. Slips do not need to be returned to the library. Only one culture pass may be checked out per person per loan period. The loan period is 7 days. Passes are limited to general admission only. Special exhibitions and events may not be covered. Please check with your destination for restrictions prior to your visit.

Culture Pass is free of charge and available to library card holders thanks to the generous support of the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation. The arts enrich and educate us all, so take advantage of the Culture Pass at Sedona Public Library.

Library Events in the Village:

Arizona Humanities Speaker Program: Join Erik Larson as he presents “Swing into History: Popular Music of the Big Band Era” on Monday, February 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. During this presentation Larson will revisit the sounds that America danced and listened to for more than three decades. Funded by the Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Sedona Public Library, this program is free and open to the public.

Community Book Discussion: On Wednesday, February 25 participate in the community book discussion of “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m. Stop by SPL-V to pick up your loaner copy or call the library to place a hold.

Rotating Artist Program: Oil paintings by local artist, Ellen Perantoni, will be displayed at SPL-V during February.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is 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. If you need assistance when SPL-V is closed, you may call the main library during their hours of operation at 928-282-7714. Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928-284-1603 or if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V. Thank you for your continuing support of free library services in the Village.

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.