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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have questions or need directions to SPL-V. Thank you for your
continuing support of free library services in the Village.
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.