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.”
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
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.
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.