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12/24/2012 8:13:00 AM
It's not just about books any more at your local library
From left, Florence, John, and Kathy participated in a computer workshop at SPL-V. 
From left, Florence, John, and Kathy participated in a computer workshop at SPL-V. 
By Cheryl L. Yeatts
Manager Sedona Public Library in the Village

Not long ago a patron visited Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V) looking for information about auto repair. Rather than placing holds on several titles and waiting for them to arrive, I suggested that he search the online database called ARRC Auto Repair Reference Center.

Using his library card number and PIN, he was able to access the information he needed and print the schematics to repair the headlights on his automobile.

I recently used the 2013 Buying Guide from Consumer Reports to find reviews and comparisons of various eReaders. If you’re interested in purchasing an eReader and missed the eReader workshop at SPL-V, I recommend this tool for your research.

After doing your homework, you’ll be in a better position to make an informed decision about your purchase.

Free, online databases available on the Sedona Public Library website provide a wealth of information.

Choose from Hobbies and Crafts Center, Home Improvement, Mango Languages and Novelist, just to name a few. To access the online databases, you need a library card and PIN. For assistance, please ask a librarian.

If you received an eReader as a holiday gift and need help downloading free eBooks from Sedona Public Library, stop by SPL-V on Friday, January 11 between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Library volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance. You must be familiar with the basic operation of your eReader.

Please understand that our volunteers can help you learn to download eBooks from Sedona Public Library, but they aren’t trained to help you with other applications that may be available on your device.

Reservations are not required. Your help session will be limited to 15 minutes.

Handouts will be provided. To download eBooks from the library, you’ll need your library card, PIN and eReader or tablet.

For more information, please call Cheryl at 928-284-1603. If you don’t have a library card, please stop by SPL-V and get one before Jan. 11.

As part of the ongoing SPL-V Rotating Artist Series, Chuck Schug will display his photography at SPL-V beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8. Chuck and his wife Sylvia live in the Village of Oak Creek. Some of his art work will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SPL-V.

The first Arizona Humanities Council program of 2013 is Monday, Jan. 28. Todd Weber will present “Lewis and Clark: The Arizona Connection.”

Wearing period clothing, he recounts the epic two-and-a-half year expedition of 1804. Audiences learn the little-know history of Sacagawea’s son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, who was one of the most interesting and foremost figures in early Arizona history.

The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road.

It’s time to renew your Friends of the Library (FOL) membership.

Besides supporting your local library and helping sustain library services, your FOL membership includes many benefits: reduced or waived library fines, previews of book sales prior to public opening, discounts on all FOL merchandise, and the Friends quarterly newsletters.

Friends of the Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations and memberships are deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Tax-deductible annual membership runs Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You may return your completed membership application and dues to SPL or SPL-V.

In addition to annual membership, you can support Friends of the Library by becoming an active member.

FOL offers many opportunities to volunteer: serve on the FOL Board or a committee, help with book sales or special events like the Festival of Wreaths.

If you haven’t received the membership newsletter, pick one up at SPL or SPL-V.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102, in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. 

Library hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.  The library is closed Sunday and Monday. 

When the library is closed, please return library materials to the new book drop box.  If you have questions or need directions to SPL-V, you may contact Cheryl Yeatts, site manager, at 928.284.1603 or 

The 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 library services.

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