Culture Pass voucher another benefit of Sedona Public Library

Andrea Lhotka, left, librarian at Sedona Public Library, assists Toni Coon with her tablet during an e-books workshop at Sedona Public Library in the Village.

Andrea Lhotka, left, librarian at Sedona Public Library, assists Toni Coon with her tablet during an e-books workshop at Sedona Public Library in the Village.

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 cardholders to take advantage of these attractions, Sedona Public Library is pleased to introduce a new service called the Culture Pass program.

A 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 20 museums or cultural attractions across the state of Arizona. The list includes the 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 available only at the main library.

Once you have selected the museum or cultural attraction that you would like to visit, take the corresponding 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 due date 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 seven 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 Passes are free of charge and available to library cardholders 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 program 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." There will be two programs on Monday, Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road and 6 p.m. at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. During his presentation, Larson will revisit the sounds that America danced to and listened to for more than three decades. Programs are free and open to the public.

Community Book Discussion: On Wednesday, Feb. 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 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 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 voc@sedonalibrary.org if you have questions or need directions to SPL-V. Thank you for your continuing support of free library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

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