Adult Programming


Special Guests & Events for the Month of March 2019

One Book One Valley Movie Showing – “Cesar Chavez”

Wednesday, March 20th @ 5:30pm

Cesar Chavez is a 2014 Mexican-American biographical film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader, Cesar Chavez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers. The film stars Michael Peña as Chavez. John Malkovich co-stars as the owner of a large industrial grape farm who leads the opposition to Chavez’s organizing efforts. It premiered in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Enjoy delicious, freshly made popcorn, the company of friends and tell us if you liked the film or not.

Evenings of Engagement with Angel Vigil – Cuentos de Aztlan “Tales from the Home Land” (One Book One Valley event)

Wednesday, March 27th @ 5:30pm

Angel Vigil is an accomplished author, performer, theatre director, and educator. He is the author of six award-winning books on Hispanic and Western arts and culture. Angel is also the Colorado State Heritage Artist for Hispanic storytelling, specializing in the traditional stories of the Hispanic Southwest and Mexico. He has performed, directed and taught in theatre, dance and the circus arts. He also has appeared at national storytelling festivals throughout the United States.

Cuentos de Aztlan – Stories from the Homeland. A Storytelling Show featuring the traditional stories of the Hispanic Southwest. For generations Latino families have had cuentos, traditional stories and legends, at the center of their family experience. Their cuentos expressed their dreams, their hard learned lessons about life, their religious and spiritual yearnings, the teaching of their elders and their great warm sense of humor. Is an engaging and illuminating journey into the Latino soul as expressed in traditional and modern stories. The show features fascinating tales from Angel’s vast repertoire of stories. The show includes morality tales explaining the lesson of right and wrong, instructive animal fables, chistes, short comics tales guaranteed to amuse, as well as amazing tales of wonder, transformation and magic.

Special Guests & Events for the Month of April 2019

National Library Week 2019

Amnesty Month

From April 7th- April 30th

Vail Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering an Amnesty Month from April 7, 2019 through April 30, 2019.  This is an effort to recover overdue library materials by offering a “fine free” month.  The purpose of the amnesty is to encourage the return of needed library materials and to promote increased use of the library.  The amnesty does not include overdue fines still on record from previously returned materials, nor does it include fines for lost and/or damaged items.  While some materials are simply lost, a great many are still in the hands of the patrons who checked them out. With a “no questions asked” amnesty period, the embarrassment and fear of paying large fines as obstacles to the return of long-overdue materials will be removed.

Cuéntame un Cuento / Tell Me A Stor – Writer’s Workshop with author, Denise Chávez

Wed. April 3rd @ 1:30-4pm, Antlers at Vail

Renowned author, Denise Chávez, author of the 2019 One Book One Valley (OBOV) selection, The Last of the Menu Girls (La Última de las Muchachas del Menú) will be hosting a Writer’s Workshop. The workshop is entitled, “Cuéntame un Cuento/Tell Me a Story”, a hands-on storytelling workshop. Please RSVP by April 1 to Sandy Rivera, 970-479-2331 or  The cost of the workshop is $10, due at the time of registration.  Attendance is limited to 20 participants so early registration is encouraged.

One Book One Valley Finale Event “Author Visit” at CMC

Thursday, April 4th @ 5:30pm

This is event is the final event in this year’s One Book One Valley Community Read. Meet Denise Chavez, Author of the 2019 selected title “The Last of the Menu Girls”. Join the discussion at Colorado Mountain College’s Edwards Campus. This event will be a  discussion of the book and answer questions from those gathered for the event.

Free tickets to the author event are available at Vail Public Library, CMC and the Bookworm. You must have a ticket to enter; seating is limited.


Sensational & Super Seniors

Wednesday, April 10th @ 1:30pm at Eagle River Eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon

Please join other Eagle Valley Seniors from around the county at Avon’s Eagle River Presbyterian Church on April10th  at 1:30pm, Come hear the tale of our area’s first town, Astor City, the legend.  This story also involves O.W. Daggett, a settler from Gypsum & editor of a Red Cliff newspaper.  Daggett claimed that Longfellow wrote about Evangeline and placed her in Astor City in his Poem. Presented by local historian and author, Shirley Welch.

Evenings of Engagement with Matthew Gurnsey “The Kilted Man”

Wednesday, April 10th @ 5:30pm

Let’s welcome, once more, Matthew Gurnsey “The Kilted Man”. Returning to the stage after a year-long hiatus, veteran performer 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.

Evenings of Engagement with Jerry Barlow

Wednesday, April 17th @ 5:30pm

Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist, Jerry Barlow, is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller.  His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions.

Evenings of Engagement with Dave Lively-  “Who was the sculptor in Buckskin?”

Wednesday, April 23rd @5:30pm

Let Dave introduce you to “WHO WAS THE SCULPTOR IN BUCKSKIN?”-  a man who was so much more than a sculptor and artist. After spending much of his youth hunting and sketching in the Colorado mountain wilderness of the 1870s, Alexander Phimister Proctor’s talents took him throughout the U.S. and on to Paris and Rome. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, incurable wanderer, and confidant to many prominent figures of his day. Proctor was deeply revered as both America’s premier animal sculptor and an unfailingly warm and enthusiastic human being.

Ongoing Programs

Knit Night  – Second & Fourth Monday of the Month at 5:30pm

Bring a project or start one here, all abilities and skill levels are welcome at Knit Night!  Grab one of the library’s many knitting or crochet books for inspiration, and enjoy an evening with fellow crafters.  If you need extra help our teacher, Amy Cohen, is at Alpaca in Eagle where Knit Night is offered every Tuesday. Contact Amy ( or Cricket ( for more information or call 970-479-2179.


yogaGentle Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays 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.

 Meditation – Sundays at 10:15am

Please join others in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library for weekly meditation gatherings.

Sessions are currently led by  Thomas Guthrie, with visiting guests from time to time.  Each session will open with a brief warm up and breathing exercise, followed by a series of 10 to 20 minute meditation sessions or a brief open discussion, as may be welcomed.  Chairs and seating cushions are available. Sessions are FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE.

Finding solace and wisdom in the study and practice of meditation, Thomas took novice ordination as a monk in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition. During this time, he participated in multiple 30-day and 90-day retreats, as well as a year of silent retreat in the Indian Himalayas. Later he helped establish a retreat center in Thailand. Upon returning to America, he helped create and manage a retreat center in Florida, then on to Vail in 2012, resuming a career in Hospitality and maintaining a daily mindfulness practice.

Thomas’ approach to mindfulness is secular, with respect for all wisdom traditions. His teaching is marked by kindness and delivered with practical humor and an approachable style. Thomas is currently engaged in multiple projects including: books on mindfulness, a meditation toy and promoting world peace. He is also eager to create a retreat center in Eagle County.

We hope you will join us!  Namaste and Blessings to all 

Zumba – Mondays at 5:30pm

Zumba is an energetic and fun-filled workout!  Latin infused rhythms and dance moves combine with hip-hop, salsa, and mambo to bring you an exciting evening of exercise that is as good for your mood as it is for your body!  All abilities and fitness levels are welcome to join us in this FREE Zumba program.

Zumba –  Lunes a las 5:30pm

Zumba es un entrenamiento lleno de energía y diversión que no te hace sentir que estás haciendo ejercicio, es una infusión de danza latina y otros estilos, diseñados para enseñar movimientos de baile, de modo que estás realmente bailando con un grupo de personas mientras sudaba las libras.  Las clases son GRATIS.

Books ‘n’ Bites – Every second Wednesday of the month @ 5:00pm

Skiing Book Club – Every second Friday of the month (during the winter season)

Walking Book Club – Every second Friday of the month ( during summer time)

*Photo Policy

We will be taking pictures and recording video from time to time during programs. If you don’t want to be photographed or 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.


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