Gentle Yoga – Wednesdays 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.
Acoustic Eidolon Concert – Wednesday, July 20, 5:30pm
Acoustic Eidolon captivates audiences with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences. Their original sound is created by the mixing of their diverse musical backgrounds and their unusual instrumentation including the one-of-a-kind double neck guitjo, an instrument of Joe’s own design.
Walking Book Club – Wednesday, July 22, 11:00am
As part of our Healthy Lifestyle Series Vail Public Library is happy to introduce a Walking Book Club. Vail Public Library’s Walking Book Club is Similar to a regular book club, except we will take our meetings outside and walk while we discuss the book. Our Walking 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. Join us if you have read the book or not; share what you are reading with us as we walk or share reading ideas with the rest of the group. The point is to get you moving and socializing with other readers! This month the selection is “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner.
“Fashion Through the Ages” Vintage Fashion Show – Wednesday, July 27, 5:30pm
Vintage clothing collector, Carol Smead, presents an entertaining walk down memory lane by coordinating vintage clothing, accessories and music. This fashion show will take us from the 1880’s up to the 1960’s.
Concert with Rebecca Folsom -Wednesday, August 3, 5:30pm
Rebecca Folsom’s near four-octave range earns her a respectable seat in the same room as vocalists Whitney Houston and Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Add in the soulfulness of Etta James, the abandon of Janis Joplin, a touch of folk songstress Joni Mitchell and that is Rebecca. While her range is impressive, it’s the expression in her voice that rivets your attention and stays with you long after the show ends.
Environmental Toxins – Wednesday, August 11, 5:30pm
Is Your Home Making You Sick? Good health isn’t just about the food you put in your body. What you put on your body, the air you breathe, and the water you drink can all have a profound effect on your health. In this talk, presented by Kristina Sampson of “The Vail Diet,” you’ll learn about how thousands of chemicals – most of which have never been tested for safely – are used in everyday products. These chemicals are disrupting your endocrine system, mimicking hormones, damaging your thyroid and causing harm in other ways. You’ll also learn about safe and effective alternatives you can use for a healthier home.
Harp Concert with Margot Krimmel – Wednesday, August 17, 5:30pm
Harpist, Margot Krimmel, will play a harp concert at Vail Public Library at 5:30 pm Wed. Aug. 17. Krimmel stretches the boundaries of her instrument, performing everything from Celtic folk music to originals to pop. Wednesday’s concert at the Vail Public Library will feature up-beat summer time songs. Krimmel loves collaborating with artists, choirs and dancers. This concert will include different types of harps, and styles.
Adrenal Fatigue – Wednesday, August 24, 5:30pm
Is the stress in your life draining your energy daily? Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is epidemic in our highly stressed culture and it is negatively impacting our health in many ways. Learn more about Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome from the owner of Profound Wellness of Vail, Christine Pierangeli Christine is a Certified Master Nutrition Therapist who earned her degree from the acclaimed Nutrition Therapy Institute. Christine’s passion for health and wellness prompted her to write her thesis on the topic of Adrenal Fatigue and she will deliver this important information with a power point presentation and complimentary handouts.
Sisters of Courage – Wednesday, August 31, 5:30
Come and hear Dave Lively, a historian, present the story of the Harbison Sisters, Annie and Kittie who inn 1896 homesteaded in the Kawuneeche Valley near Grand Lake. Enjoy a journey into the past sharing the pioneer experience of the Harbison sisters and their family’s extraordinary life. Learn how the Harbison girls’ ranch buildings were removed to allow their ranch to become the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Dave Lively is a dynamic speaker who specializes in shining light on absent narratives. He creates programs about local history for groups large and small. His stories of remarkable characters from the past engage audiences and bring deeper understanding and appreciation for where we are today. Dave has been leading his weekly “Sisters of Courage” walk in Rocky Mountain National Park for over 9 years.
The American West as Living Space – Three part series, August 25, September 1 & 8, 6:00 – 7:00
In honor of the Pulitzer Prizes’ 2016 centennial celebration, a three part literary series surrounding “The American West as Living Space,” with discussions facilitated by Meg Frisbee, an assistant professor of history at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of interest include the American West and sports history. The University of Washington Press recently published her book Counterpunch: The Cultural Battle over Heavyweight Prizefighting in the American West. Before each meeting participants will read selections about the American West written by Pulitzer recognized authors. These workshops are limited to 15 participants and participants are asked to commit to the readings and attend the sessions. All participants will receive a complimentary reader which includes nonfiction, journalism, fiction and poetry. This program is funded in part by Colorado Humanities and the Pulitzer Prizes Campfires initiative.
RSVP’s are required as space is limited. Please RSVP to 970-479-2190.
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.