Mon, Feb. 17

Quilters create warmth for Village Library

Anne Uruburu, left, of the Red Rock Quilters, congratulates Sharon Elaine, winner of the quilt raffle at SPL-V.

Anne Uruburu, left, of the Red Rock Quilters, congratulates Sharon Elaine, winner of the quilt raffle at SPL-V.

When I reflect on Valentine's Day, I think of these symbols: hearts, chocolate, flowers, and Cupid, the Roman god of love. While Valentine's Day may be about romance, it seems like the perfect time to express appreciation for generous acts of kindness that I have witnessed while working at Sedona Public Library in the Village.

If you visited the Library in November and December, you had the opportunity to admire the beautiful, colorful quilts on display. Over the past several years, the Red Rock Quilters have created and donated quilts to Camp Soaring Eagle campers twice a year during Family Weekend Retreats at the Briar Patch Inn in Oak Creek Canyon.

This year, the Red Rock Quilters agreed to display the quilts at SPL-V and to raffle one of the quilts as a fundraiser for Camp Soaring Eagle and Sedona Public Library in the Village.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Sharon Elaine was elated to learn that she won the quilt raffle. Sharon's winning ticket was drawn by Jared Ayers, the co-owner of Love Café at Tequa Plaza. Sharon has been a quilter for 13 years. She always purchases raffle tickets, and this is the first time she has won a quilt.

She and her husband hail from Washington and have been coming to Sedona for 10 years. This is the fifth year they have returned to Arizona as winter visitors, and they enjoy the warm community feeling the Village offers.

Many thanks to the Red Rock Quilters for sharing their spectacular quilts and to everyone who contributed to this fundraiser for Camp Soaring Eagle and Sedona Public Library in the Village.

The Library would also like to thank two book clubs, "Books 'n Babes" and "The Bookies," for their generous donations to SPL-V. Instead of exchanging holiday gifts, these literary ladies made charitable contributions to the Library. What a great idea!

If you would like support the Library, now is the time to join Friends of Sedona Library. The 2014 membership campaign is underway. Recently, residents of the Sedona area were mailed an invitation to join or renew their membership in the Friends of the Library. Please return your completed membership form (also available at the Library) and be a Friend. It's a valuable investment in your Library's future.

The Friends provide more than $100,000 annually toward the Library's budget. Book sales and other fundraisers bring in more than half of this amount, but the membership drive is still a priority. Your financial assistance is much appreciated.

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 free library services in the Village of Oak Creek.

Library Events in the Village:

Rotating Artists Program: "Cowboys of Color," the artwork of Bev Jenai, is currently featured at SPL-V. To commemorate Black History Month, a reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Sedona Public Library in the Village.

Some of the artist's paintings will be for sale. All proceeds benefit SPL-V.

Community Book Discussion at Sedona Winds: Participate in the community book discussion of "A Colorado River Reader," a series of essays edited by Richard F. Fleck.

Pick up your loaner copy of the book at SPL-V. The book discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, at Sedona Winds Retirement Community, 405 Jacks Canyon Road. The program is free and open to the public.

"What's Happening in Our Town" at Marketplace Café: Join Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6-7 p.m. to learn more about the Village Library. Marketplace Café is in the Outlet Mall.

Sedona Public Library in the Village is located at 7000 Highway 179, Suite C-102. The Library is located 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 book drop box. You may also call the main Library at 928.282.7714 if you need assistance when SPL-V is closed.

Contact Cheryl Yeatts, Manager, at 928.284.1603 or

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