Gentle Yoga – Tuesdays 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 Meditation – Tuesdays at 5:00pm
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.
Knit Night is led by Amy Cohen – Mondays at 5:30 pm Dec 5 & 19, Jan 2,16 & 30, Feb 13 & 27, March 13 & 27
Knit Night meets twice a month on Mondays in the Community Room. Beginners to advanced knitters will enjoy Amy’s professional instruction, sharing ideas, patterns and advise as well as the nice community of knitters. Free and open to all!
Holiday Harp Concert and Rimini sponsored Hot Chocolate Bar – Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30pm
We invite you to grab a cup of hot chocolate from our hot chocolate bar sponsored by Rimini Gelato and Chocolate and cozy up while you enjoy music for the holidays. No instrument plays seasonal music more beautifully than the harp. Traditional carols and winter themed, traditional and contemporary. Vail favorite, Margot Krimmel on harp.
Dickens Carolers – Monday, December 12 at 6:00pm
Vail Public Library proudly welcomes the Dickens Carolers for a night of caroling in our Fireside lounge. The Dickens Carolers have been singing in the streets of Vail for over thirty-five years. Dressed in Dickens’ fashions, they help spread “Holiday Cheer” throughout the valley. The volunteer group is directed by Randy Simmonds.
Skiing Book Club – Friday, December 9, 11:00pm – 2:00pm
Vail Public Library’s Skiing Book Club takes readers to the slopes for an active book club. We will meet at the top level of Eagles Nest in the
cafeteria, to talk books and ski! Look for Cricket, Mary and Jo! Attendees must have their own ski pass, the library will not be providing lift tickets or
refreshments. Our Skiing 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.
The selection for this month is “The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro.
Join us if you have read the book or have not. Share what you are reading or what you love to read. Or you can come and get reading
ideas from the group!
Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00pm
This month’s selection is “The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro. Summary: When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie’s auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?
Paper Lantern Making – Wednesday, December 21 at 1:30pm
- December 21 @ 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Vail Public Library, Paper Lantern Workshop with Helen Hiebert
Free Paper Lantern Workshops in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library with local paper artist Helen Hiebert. The workshops are free and family friendly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-479-2344. Please indicate number in your party.
- December 21 @4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Slifer Square, Vail Village, Holidaze in Vail Cookie Decorating
- December 21 @ 5:00 – Slifer Square, Vail Village, Winter Solstice Lantern Walk in Vail Village to the Gore Creek Promenade
- December 21 @ 5:15 – Gore Creek Promenade, Opening celebration of the Tenth Annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater presented by Vicki & Kent Logan on the Gore Creek Promenade.
Matt Gurnsey – “The Kilted Man” – Wednesday, January 4 at 5:30pm
Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies.
Introversion – Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30pm
Vail Public Library welcomes Stacey Horn as she discusses the topic of Introversion. Are you an Introvert (or do you love one?) This presentation will explain who Introverts are, and who they are not, and how understanding your temperament unlocks your superpowers!
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.