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.
Community Meditation – Tuesdays at 4:00pm
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.
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, 5:30pm
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.
Perhaps no subject is more controversial or important to your health than what foods you consume, yet misinformation abounds. We will look at the facts and the myths that surround the field of nutrition – topics such as gluten-free, fat-free, non-GMO, organic, anti-inflammatory and much more. Judy has a rich and varied background in health care and the medical industry, working with a diversity of companies in sales, marketing and training. A registered dietitian/nutritionist, Judy is also a licensed HeartMath coach (stress management) and yoga teacher. She practices and teaches in the Iyengar style of yoga.
Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, September 14, 5:00pm
This month’s selection is “East of Denver” by Gregory Hill. Winner of the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction – a poignant, darkly comic debut novel about a father and son finding their way together as their livelihood inexorably disappears.
Walking Book Club – Friday, September 23, 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’s selection is “East of Denver” by Gregory Hill.
A Personal View of the History of Paper – Sunday, September 25, 3:00pm
A very abridged tour through the last 2,000 years of papermaking with Simon Barcham Green, the former owner of England’s last full scale commercial handmade paper mill. Illustrated with a wide variety of images, some familiar and some not, including many from the Hayle Mill collection dating back to the 19th century and also other English Mills. Simon is the sixth generation of the family that ran Hayle Mill, Maidstone from 1812 to 1987. He has a BSc in Paper Science from the University of Manchester and worked in half a dozen machine mills before joining the family business where he introduced the first alkaline sized mould-made water colour and hand-made papers in the world. He developed many new papers for conservation purposes and worked closely with some of the leading private presses to produce bespoke papers including special watermarks. He has visited hundreds of paper mills in recent years and provided consultancy services to many in India, Bhutan and the Philippines. He is now Business Manager of the Institute of Conservation, a member of the British Association of Paper Historians and is in continuous correspondence with people around the world on papermaking matters.
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.