Programs & Events


yogaGentle Yoga – Tuesdays  at 11:30am
This Gentle Yoga class is designed to provide participants with a relaxing, meditative and healing experience. Anne Anderson is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance and a Certified Professional Ski Instructor of America. She is President & Founder of SNOWGA, LLC, a group she created in 2009. SNOWGA blends Yoga & Snowsports into a revolutionary method of improving skills on the slopes through the wisdom of yoga. We have a limited number of mats, please bring one from home if available.



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.


hiroya-tsukamoto2016Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert – Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Join Hiroya as he takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.  In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the U.S. Since then, he has been performing internationally, including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York, and released six albums as a leader.  He has also performed and appeared on major television networks internationally such as NHK (Japanese National Television) and EBS in Korea. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as “Cinematic acoustic music.”



wood2Cocktails & Canvas: Wood Ornaments – Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm
Mark your calendars for this upcoming art class which will feature the painting and burning of wood ornaments. Evenings of art with Alpine Arts, Vail Public Library and the Vail Recreation District (VRD) are fun and you get to leave with a work of art. Appetizers are provided; beer and wine may be purchased by adults over 21. The class is held in the multi-purpose room behind Imagination Station on the second floor of the Lionshead Parking Structure (directly above the Lionshead Welcome Center). Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There is a $15.00 materials fee for this class. Reservations are required; make your reservation by contacting Chad Young, of the VRD, at 970-479-2292.


215px-emma199645A Month of “Emma” by Jane Austen – November
Join the Vail Public Library for a month long celebration of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” We are continuing our annual tradition, offering a month of Austen each November. This year, we’ll ponder “Emma,” Austen’s novel about youthful arrogance and the perils of misdirected romance.
Wed., Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. Book Discussion
We will host a lively book discussion on this much-loved novel by Jane Austen. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library.
Wed., Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Lecture with Ursula Gross, M.A.
Ursula Gross received her M.A. in English from Georgetown University and wrote her thesis about how Jane Austen is read and interpreted today.
Mon., Nov. 21 at 5:00 p.m. Movie Showing
We will feature the 1996 version of “Emma” starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma Woodhouse.



xmas-terrariumsHoliday Terrariums – Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30pm
Get in the Spirit!  Join us for a fun Holiday gathering and create your own terrarium decorated for the holidays to enjoy.  A variety of shapes and sizes of containers and all materials will be provided for you to make a natural and beautiful easy care terrarium. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190 or email

*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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