Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, October 14, 5:00 pm
This month’s selection is “Prince LeStat” by Anne Rice. Summary: “Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who—or what—is driving this mysterious being.”
Knit Night – Monday, October 12 & 26 and November 9 & 23, 5:30 pm
Back by popular demand! Knit Night offers instruction and company to knitters, of all levels. Whether you are eager to learn, need some help with a project or just want to knit with like minded crafters – we are the group for you. We request that young knitters be in at least 3rd grade. We meet every other Monday evening.
Book Sculpting with Alpine Arts Center & VRD – Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Vail Public Library and the Vail Recreation District’s Community Programming Center will offer a Book Sculpting Workshop at the Vail Community Programming Room, located above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. The event is perfect for either a “date night” or a “girls night out” and will feature a cash bar for those 21 and older. Lauren Merrill, of Alpine Arts Center, will lead the workshop, teaching participants how to create unique book sculptures. Bring your own book to sculpt or pick one from the selection we will provide. The cost is $10 per person and participants will go home with their creations. The workshop is available for those 16 and older. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. Participants must be 21 or older to drink. Reservations are required as space is limited. To register, please call the Vail Recreation District Community Programming number at 970-479-2292.
A Month of ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen
This year, we’ll ponder “Persuasion,” Austen’s novel about second chances. As a young girl, Anne Elliot is persuaded to decline a proposal from a then-undistinguished military officer, only to meet him again several years later when his prospects have changed. Join us to discuss Austen’s oldest heroine and last-completed novel.
Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, November 11, 5:00 pm
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.
“Persuasion” Film Clip Comparison –Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. We will be comparing the 2008 BBC edition and the 1999 Columbia Tristar edition of “Persuasion.” Join us in a lively discussion of the two films as we look at favorite scenes and compare features such as characters costumes, tone, movement, overall affect, and directors interpretations on the book.
Lecture with Ursula Gross, M.A. -Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 p.m.
Ursula Gross received her M.A. in English from Georgetown University and wrote her thesis about how Jane Austen is read and interpreted today. A full-time Vail Valley resident, she is a bookseller at the Bookworm of Edwards and an independent communications consultant.
AWE Chamber Trio – Tuesday, November 24, 5:30 pm
The Vail Public Library welcomes returning musical guests, AWE Chamber Trio. “Living the Dream” may be the best way to describe the ambitions and goals of the AWE Chamber Trio. The principals, Charles Broschinsky, Emily Zeigler and Carolyn Schneider, have joined musical forces to further their love of different styles of music and present it to the Vail Valley in unique settings and venues. The Chamber Trio tries to include classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary ensemble pieces in its repertoire, while tailoring its music to please anyone.
Gentle Yoga – Tuesday, December 1, 15, 29, 11:00 am
This Gentle Yoga class is designed to provide participants with a relaxing, meditative and healing experience. Anne Kerrigan 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.
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