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Virginia Volkman<br />Director<br />Sedona Public Library

Virginia Volkman<br />Director<br />Sedona Public Library

Be sure to take advantage of the many services offered at both Sedona Public Library's main location on White Bear Road and SPL in the Village at 56 West Cortez Drive. 

At both locations there are computers that allow you to use the Internet.  Visitors and residents alike can access e-mail, search the web, and even print out boarding passes. 

Computers also have Microsoft Office software to create documents.

Have your own computer but no internet access?  Bring your laptop to either location to access a WiFi connection.  There's no charge for computer services.

Through the online catalog you can place holds on approximately one million items owned by libraries in the Yavapai Library Network, which includes the Sedona Public Library.  Access the catalog by going to

When your selected item becomes available you will be notified.  You can choose either of the library locations for your pickup location.  By checking the "My Account" section of the catalog you can see what items you've placed on hold and check to see what you currently have on loan and when it's due.

Interlibrary Loan service is also available to request items owned by libraries throughout the United States.  See the website for details or request information at the library or by phone.  Main library number is 928-282-7714 and SPL in the Village is 928-284-1603.

In addition to printed books, the library offers books on tape and CD, portable book players, and movies on videocassette and DVD. 

You can also explore the library's website for approximately 1,500 downloadable audio books and find databases with full text magazines and newspapers. 

Don't miss the last days of the AARP Tax Help on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm in the Si Birch Community Room of the main library.  Help will be available through April 15. 

To find out about other programs, visit the library's website and view the Events Calendar.   A very popular regular program is the Monday night movie, shown every week at 6 pm at the main library.

Plan to attend a program at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road, on the new date of Tuesday, April 27 at 1:30 pm.  Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) speaker Todd Weber will present "The History of the River Runners of the Grand Canyon."

Weber, dressed as John Wesley Powell, will recount the fascinating experiences of those who have been drawn to the wonders and adventures of the Colorado River as it weaves its way through the Canyon.

Highlights are tales of the J. W. Powell expedition, the ambitions of industrialists, and the mysterious disappearance of newlyweds Bessie and Glen Hyde who never returned from a honeymoon rafting trip. You'll come away with new insight into the many people who have braved the Colorado River and the many and varied reasons they had for doing so.

At this presentation books will be distributed for the AHC Community Book Discussion to be held at Sedona Winds on Wednesday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. 

The book is "The Tie That Binds" by Kent Haruf.  Books will be available at SPL in the Village beginning April 28 during regular hours: Tuesday through Friday 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you have questions about AHC programs please call Ann Meiggs, 284-9100. 

These programs are being brought to the Village of Oak Creek through a partnership with the AHC, SPL's Board of Trustees and Friends of the Library, with the venue provided by Sedona Winds.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 18 - 24.  The Sedona Public Library pays tribute to our volunteers during this week, but we appreciate them all year long.  Thank you to each and every one.

I look forward to my visit to the Village Computer Club meeting on April 10 at 9 am.  I'll be giving a hands-on look at the electronic resources available through the library's website.  See you there!

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