Gentle 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 5:00pm
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 Jan 2,16 & 30, 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!
Kick Off Party – One Book One Valley 2017! January 23 at 6:00pm, Bookworm of Edwards
Celebrate with refreshments and local officials during the announcement and official proclamation of this year’s community read at the Bookworm of Edwards on Monday, January 23 @ 6:00 pm. Stay tuned for more exciting events!
Michael Mooney Living History – Wednesday January 25 at 5:30pm
Vail Public Library will host a living history presentation featuring “Michael Mooney” portrayed by James Walsh. Michael Mooney emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland around 1870. He made his way to Leadville during the silver rush, where he worked as a miner, and married a n Iris h American woman named Julia Gilgallon in Leadville. In May of 1880, when a massive miners’ strike broke out in Leadville, Mooney was thrust into the role as union leader, a role that he did not seek.
The White Guy in the Room: A Political Memoir – Wednesday, February 1 at 5:30pm
Vail Public Library welcomes Douglas J. Patton, author of The White Guy in the Room: A Political Memoir, on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:30pm. The White Guy in the Room: A Political Memoir is the story about Patton’s journey from a young naïve college student from rural Iowa, with little or no knowledge and understanding of African-American history and culture, to a key and seasoned political player in the empowerment of blacks in America. Equally important, he offers an inside glimpse of the strategic roles of whites like him in the civil rights movement.
Avalanche Awareness – Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00pm
In an informal setting at numerous locations across the Front Range of Colorado, Friends of Berthoud Pass provides a free public education class for winter back country travelers. Each session provides an overview of basic avalanche awareness, avoidance, forecasting, safe travel and self-rescue. Topics such as route selection, hazard minimization, best practices, preparedness and terrain analysis are covered in a 2-hour presentation. This class is a perfect introduction for novices and a great early season refresher for more experienced travelers.
Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, February 8 at 5:00pm
This month’s selection is “The Piano Tuner” by Daniel Mason. Summary: “In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of storytelling.”
Vail Public Library’s Skiing Book Club takes readers to the slopes for an active book club. We will meet at the top level of Eagles Nest in the cafeteria, to talk books and ski! Look for Cricket, 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 Piano Tuner” by Daniel Mason.
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!
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.