Programs & Events


yogaGentle Yoga – Mondays and Tuesdays  at 11:30am
This may be the yoga class you’re looking for. Here we cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. Though it’s a gentle workout, the emphasis is on working in. This inward focus unites the mind, body & Spirit in an atmosphere of community and collaboration, not competition. Balance, strength and flexibility improve while experiencing deep relaxation. You’ll feel a lightness of being from this powerful and healing practice. Taught by Anne Anderson, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance, Professional Ski Instructor of America at Vail; Lionshead Adults, Reiki II Practitioner and Founder of Snowga, a yoga practice on the slopes created to calm the mind and transform the ski experience; less fear, more fun.




Community Meditation – Tuesdays at 5:00pmmeditation-for-arthritis-symptoms
Whether you are well along the path, just beginning to develop a practice or simply interested in exploring the path of meditation with others, we invite you to join community members in a weekly meditation gathering.   Meditation gatherings are informal, following no specific approach, practice or formalities. Each session will open with a brief welcome and inspirational passage, followed by calming, breathing techniques and a 30-minute meditation session.  Sessions will close with brief comment or further inspirational thought from varied disciplines. Chairs are available or those preferring are welcome to bring a meditation cushion.


Knit Night is led by Amy Cohen – Mondays at 5:30 pm Feb 13 &  27, March 13 &  27
Knit Night meets twice a month on Mondays in the Community Room.  Beginners to advanced knitters will enjoy Amy’s professional instruction, sharing ideas, patterns and advise as well as the nice community of  knitters.  Free and open to all!




Concert with Jerry Barlow – Wednesday, March 1, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyteller. His unique and skillfully delivered repertoire incorporates favorite traditional pieces as well as his own Celtic-inspired compositions. His expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit.




Women are not Small Men – Tuesday, March 7, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
2014 National Ski Hall of Famer Jeannie Thoren is back once again to share her popular presentation, “Women are not Small Men,” and explain its driving philosophy. Thoren will explain the differences in male and female skeletal structure and how these differences influence one’s ability to make a ski perform properly. She will also discuss the evolution of women-specific ski equipment and the need for gender-specific equipment. The most common skiing problems for women are: sitting back, ski tips wander or cross, heels lifting in the boots, cold feet and/or cramping, fatiguing easily and skiing “knock-kneed.” Thoren has  been recognized for her work by Skiing Magazine, North American Snowsport Journalists Association, and the Skiing for Women Hall of Fame. And, of course, men are welcome to attend!”


Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, March 8, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
This month’s selection is “The High Divide” by Lin Enger. Our One Book One Valley selection for 2017! Summary: “In 1886, Gretta Pope wakes up one morning to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie, with only a brief note and no explanation for why he left or where he’s heading. It doesn’t take long for Gretta’s young sons, Eli and Danny, to set off after him, leaving Gretta no choice but to search out the boys and their father and bring them all home.



Skiing Book Club – Friday, March 10, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Vail Public Library’s Skiing Book Club takes readers to the slopes for an active book club. We will meet at the water fountain next to Bistro 14, to talk books and ski! Look for Mary and Jo! Attendees must have their own ski pass, the library will not be providing lift tickets or
refreshments. Our Skiing Book Club is a fun, social outing, but at the same time you are getting the  mental and physical activity essential to a healthy brain.

The selection for this month is “The High Divide” by Lin Enger. Join us if you have read the book or have not. Share what you are reading or what you love to read. Or you can come and get reading ideas from the group!



AWE Chamber Trio – Wednesday, March 15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Chamber Trio tries to include classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary ensemble pieces in its repertoire, while tailoring its music to please anyone. The principals, Charles Broschinsky, Emily Zeigler and Carolyn Schneider, have been performing music together in the Vail Valley for over 5 years.  The Chamber Trio tries to include classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary ensemble pieces in its repertoire, while tailoring its music to please anyone.




Cocktails & Canvas: Make a Colorado Flag from Recycled Wood – Thursday, March 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join Vail Recreation District and Vail Public Library in a class that will send you home with a Colorado Flag constructed from recycled wood pallets. Instructor Caleb Eaton will walk you through the steps of constructing and painting your own state flag. Refreshments will be served. Your cost is $20.00. Space is limited, so please make your reservation with the Vail Recreation District by going to the Cocktails and Canvas entry under Special Events at
or calling Chad Young at 970-479-2292.




Watercolor Techniques – Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
This Introduction to Watercolor Class is for people who would like to learn the basics of watercolor. The class will be taught by art instructor, Tory Tyler-Millar, who has taught art at the high school level for 30 years as well as numerous adult art classes. In this workshop participants will create a sampler using various watercolor techniques, which will enable them to understand how to manipulate watercolor, to get their desired results. The instructor will provide a palette of watercolors, a sheet of watercolor paper, tape, water cups and will have brushes and other materials to share. If participants wish to bring additional supplies please do. The class will be limited to 15 participants. Please RSVP to Mary McDougall at 970-479-2186 or



One Book One Valley Author Visit – Thursday, March 23, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, CMC Edwards
This year’s One Book One Valley concludes with an author visit from Lin Enger to discuss his book “The High Divide.”

This event will take place at Colorado Mountain College, Edwards





*Photo Policy

We will be taking pictures and recording video from time to time during programs. If you don’t want to be photographed or video recorded, please let us know, and we will do our best to protect your privacy. If you do consent, the photos and video taken may be used on press releases, or on the library’s website and/or social media sites.


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