Evenings of Engagement

Libraries are not just about books.

Vail Public Library is one of the most visited places in Vail. Not only for its large collection of movies and books but for great free programming for all ages.
Evenings of Engagement is a series of events aimed at adults, with the purpose of offering exciting, interesting, fun or educational experiences.
Over the years, Vail Public Library has presented local and national musicians, art and cooking workshops, living history about well-known characters from Colorado or the world, visits by authors who share their inspiration for writing, and informative presentations about the region.

Best of all this programming is free.

Check our Calendar for upcoming events!!

Upcoming Events:

Evenings of Engagement with

Harper Powell

Wednesday, June 28

Harper Powell is a BMI songwriter from Salida, Colorado, who started singing not long after she began taking her first steps. A strong bent of classic rock requires a second listen to appear clearly to the average listener. Like a young Alison Krauss, Harper marries the offbeat visionary style of Syd Barrett with the dark conceptualization of Grace Slick to beget a brand new but still retro-inspired musical statement.

Evenings of Engagement with

Buddy Mondlock

Wednesday, July 19

Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. He draws you into his world – where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if you’re not careful, and where dreams that don’t come true still count.

Evenings of Engagement with

Natalie Spears

Wednesday, July 26

Natalie Spears brings listeners in touch with the warmth of community, the quiet awe of wild places, and the intimate corners of humanity. Inspired by her father’s English Folk heritage and talents as a Jazz pianist, Natalie carries a deep love for porch-picking music and music that swings. Drawing on these roots and pulling from a quiver of instruments (banjo, bass, piano, and guitar), her sound is both nostalgic and contemporary, sassy and sweet, contemplative and playful.

Evenings of Engagement with

Acoustic Eidolon

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.”

Evenings of Engagement with

Rupert Wates

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Rupert Wates was born in London, UK, and has been based in the US since 2007. He signed a publishing deal with Eaton Music (London) in 1994 and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He has won well over 40 songwriting and performing awards. In 2018 he has been a Finalist in the Kerrville New Song Folk Contest and an Emerging Artist at Falconridge. More than 25 of his songs have been covered by other artists, and in the last two years, two full-length tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has released 9 solo albums, tracks from which have been played on radio worldwide. He averages 120 live shows a year, in every state in the US, in Canada, and in Europe.

Past Events

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