Programs & Events


yogaGentle Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays  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 Writer’s Group – Thursdays at  3:00 – 5:30pm 
Join us for this next step meeting of a Community Writer’s group. We are looking for non-published authors who want to meet weekly. The purpose of this writer’s group is to provide a safe and welcoming space for writers, to write, read and inspire one another. For more information, please call the library at 970-479-2187.


Healthy Lifestyle Series: Introduction to Country Western Dance – Monday July 17, 24, 31 Aug 7,14,21 & 18 at 5:30pm
Maria Barry will teach a four week Introduction to Country Western Dance. This will include the Basics of the popular Two Step, Double Two and Cowboy Cha Cha. So pull out your cowboy boots and scoot down to Vail Library on Monday nights, July 17 – Aug 28, at 5:30. Come as a single or couple.


Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday Aug 9,  5:00 – 6:30pm- 

Walking Book Club – Friday Aug 11, 11:30  – 12:30 pm

Meet in the atrium and we’ll take this meeting for a walk!

Kitchens of the Great Midwest –

This month’s book is “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal.

When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine, and a dashing sommelier,he is left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter–starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience. Each chapter tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” is a mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life from its missed opportunities to its joyful surprises.


Franz Rodriguez-Erdmann – Thursday July 19 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Development of the Musical Traditional in the Vice-royalty of New- Spain: Development, Splendor and Collapse of the Musical Chapel at the Cathedral of Valladolid- Morelia.

Join Professor Franz Rodríguez-Erdmann and learn about the results of his research on this fascinating topic.

Music was a very important tool in the process of the Spanish Conquest in the American Continent, while the initial step was a military one, soon soldiers were replaced by missionaries, who taught the indigenous people the new religion through music. This activity has been referred to as the “Musical Conquest.” Cathedrals became  learning centers and they supported great choirs, orchestras, colleges and universities. While initially the choirs and the organ dominated church music, as the string instruments started to arrive, orchestras developed and delightful music was created, which led to great conflicts, since people went to church because of the magnificent music and were not motivated by faith.

Franz Rodríguez-Erdmann, MD FACP, was born in 1935 in Mexico City, where he attended school. He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and his residencies and fellowships were in Boston. He was assistant Professor at Harvard and later full Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His research was mainly on disorders of the plasma proteins. In 2000, he retired and moved to Morelia, Mexico, where he has been researching the music of the vice-royalty of New-Spain. Thus far, he has published three books and organized 26 concerts with the musical scores found in the libraries and archives around Mexico, the US and Europe. Until four years ago, he never missed a skiing season since Vail opened!!!

Colorado Work force – One on One. –Third Friday of every month, 3-5pm
Join staff from  the Edward’s office of the Colorado Workforce Center for one-on-one help with resumes, applications, interviews and more.


Rebecca Folsom – Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm

A true Renaissance woman, Rebecca Folsom is a painter, a published poet, a touring musician, and a national award winning songwriter. Her work in all mediums offers a blend of bittersweet storytelling, hope, and the light of liberation. Rebecca received her BFA in Fine Arts at CU, has published two poetry books, and has been a touring musician for over 15 years, playing such venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO, The Bluebird and Opryland in Nash-ville, TN, Falcon Ridge Festival, NY, Kerrville Folks Festival, TX. Her song “Better Times” went to #1 on the National Roots/Americana radio charts, and her Album “Extraordinary Days” went top 40 for the year 2016.

Paula Roelands – Holistic Health Coach – Wed., Aug. 2, at 5:00 pm

The presentation offers a fun and interactive learning experience involving some of the more popular (and trendy) fermented foods such as kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, kim chi, and kombucha. In addition to a tasty sampling, every participant takes home plenty of new knowledge, experience, and a recipes for each of six fermented food creations to build your own fermented food tradition at home.


Rocky Mountain Tales of Survival: Wed., August 30 , 7:00 pm

Colorado storyteller Kurtis Kelly will be the special guest at the Vail Public Library for an evening of history re-enactment titled “Rocky Mountain Tales of Survival”.

The history of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains holds many thrilling tales of early explorers drawn by the allure, the adventure, and the unparalleled scenic beauty of high peaks and valleys. But along those trails were dangers: rapid changes in weather, unpredictable wild animals, and treacherous terrain. These early travelers sometimes faced peril, and long before GPS devices and cell phones came into being.

Among the tales will be true historic tales of pioneers who faced perilous encounters and recalled daring escapes. Homesteader Abner Sprague recounts the 1896 camping trip that left his party lost in a blizzard above timberline. The Earl of Dunraven, while on a hunting expedition, comes face-to-face with a mountain lion. Adventurer and author Joe Mills describes a midnight rescue on wind-whipped 14255-foot Longs Peak. A snow-blinded Enos Mills makes a dangerous descent from the Continental Divide.

Storyteller Kurtis Kelly will dramatizes these and other amazing stories through a medley of historically-accurate first-person narratives. Kelly will also include a brief discussion of the film “The Revenant”, which has helped re-popularize survival narratives, and which led viewers to wonder about the real-life Hugh Glass, whose life inspired the screenplay.

The August 30 program is suitable for all ages.



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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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