Tue, Jan. 21

Sedona Library in the Village a huge success story

Ann Meiggs, seated right, discusses upcoming Arizona Humanities Council program with SPL-V volunteers Kathi Sartwell, seated left, and Eddie Gibson, standing.

Ann Meiggs, seated right, discusses upcoming Arizona Humanities Council program with SPL-V volunteers Kathi Sartwell, seated left, and Eddie Gibson, standing.

When I reflect on the year 2011, I continue to be amazed by the “busy-ness” of Sedona Public Library in the Village (SPL-V).

After a great deal of planning, preparation, and physical effort, we opened the doors to our new location at Tequa Plaza on Feb. 4, 2011.

Shortly after, we celebrated with a “Love Your Library” grand opening event, which attracted over 400 people from the community.

In 2011 we initiated a Rotating Artists Program to feature art work by local artists. SPL-V had extended hours during Cinema under the Stars and the Celtic Festival.

Two successful book sales were held at the VOC Fire Station. In addition, the Arizona Humanities Council in partnership with the Sedona Friends of the Library and the Sedona Library Board of Trustees sponsored twelve programs at Sedona Winds.

Thanks to the efforts of the Sedona Public Library in the Village committee, SPL-V has moved forward. The committee comprised of Pat Jansen, Ann Meiggs, Gary Rubin, Dotte VandeLinde, Virginia Volkman, Cheryl Yeatts, and Anne Uruburu, SPL Board President, has exciting plans for SPL-V in 2012.

As part of the Rotating Artist Program at SPL-V, the photography of Jim Peterson will be featured during an artist’s reception on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 5-7 p.m. Jim’s exhibit currently displayed at SPL-V until Friday, Feb. 10, is entitled “Double Vision: Real and Imaginary Images." You will be amazed by this artist’s incredible talent.

In preparation for the next Village Book Sale, please bring your donations to the library during business hours. The book sale will be held Jan. 20-22 at the VOC Fire Station. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special preview night for Friends of the Library will be Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5-8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to set up, sort and price books, sell and restock, and transport items to storage. If interested, please contact Cheryl Yeatts at 928.284.1603 or email

Ann Meiggs, member of the SPL-V committee, has been working industriously to arrange the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) programs for 2012. In honor of Arizona’s centennial, the next AHC program will feature Jim Turner presenting “Arizona’s Statehood with All the Bells and Whistles." The program scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23 begins at 1:30 p.m. at Sedona Winds, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. This program sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Sedona Friends of the Library is free and open to the public.

It’s party time … set aside the date! On Jan. 28 from 1-3 p.m., SPL-V will celebrate its one-year anniversary in our new location at Tequa Plaza and 100 years of statehood. Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, great granddaughter of Sedona Schnebly, will discuss her book entitled “Arizona: 100 Years Grand."

This book has been named the official book of the Arizona centennial and was recently voted the Arizona One Book Award for 2012. After the presentation, Lisa will sign books. Attend this special event to hear the Big Park Community School Garbage Can Band, purchase raffle tickets to win great prizes, and enjoy a piece of cake. You can also shop at the book sale featuring books about Arizona. Join us as we celebrate the library, the community, and 100 years of Arizona statehood.

It’s never too late to become a member of Sedona Friends of the Library. Your membership offers a great opportunity to support the library. Membership forms are available at the library.

SPL-V is located in Suite C-102 at 7000 Highway 179 in the courtyard of Tequa Plaza. Hours are 1-5 Tuesday-Friday and Saturday 9-1.

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