Adult Programming


Special Guests & Events for the Month of November 2019

Books ‘n Bites “My Antonia” by Willa Cather

Wed. November 13th @ 5:00pm

Join us during November’s Books ‘n Bites, to discuss Willa Cather’s My Antonia, in the centennial anniversary of its publication, with a presentation and discussion by CMC College Writing instructor and writer Alane Hall who holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, with a focus on storytelling and the art of novel writing, and an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Golda Meir: Choices & Chances – A Living History by Helen Trencher

Wed. November 20th @ 5:30pm

During this one-hour event that starts in 1974, you will have a rare opportunity to meet the soon-to-be-former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Golda Meir, as she reflects on the early years of her storied career: 1914 – 1948.  The 45-minute monologue will be followed with a 15-minute Q&A: first as Golda Meir (nee Golda Meyerson), finishing with a Q&A with the scholar/presenter, Helen Trencher.
Golda Meir’s hope and vision for the Jewish people — to exist as a sovereign state and to live and thrive in peace with their Arab neighbors — is as vital today as it was in the 20th century.

Molasses Stack Cake-making

Thur. November 21st @ 5:30pm

Join Vail Public Library for another event celebrating Willa Cather! Pastry chef, Heather Romero, from Rimini Gelato located in Lionshead Village, will teach participants how to make an old fashioned Molasses Stack Cake. Molasses Stack Cakes were primarily made for gatherings or weddings in pioneer times, the period of history when Willa Cather’s stories take place. Ingredients and tools will be provided – just come and have fun!
RSVP is required. To reserve your spot, please contact Sandy at 970-479-2331 or

Special Guests & Events for the Month of December 2019

Holiday Harp Music with Margot Krimmel

Wed. December 11th @ 5:30pm

No instrument expresses seasonal favorites more beautifully than the harp. Margot will perform both traditional and winter-themed compositions. Join us! for an evening of holiday harp music with soloist, Margot Krimmel.

Family Fireside Holiday Party

Thur. December 12th @ 5:00 pm

Join Vail Public Library and Santa himself for our annual family holiday party, taking place in the fireside lounge. This fun-filled event is open to children of all ages who wish to visit with Santa Claus. While waiting to meet with Santa, kids are welcome to participate in making arts and crafts. Santa takes his time with each child who visits him, so patience is of the utmost importance. Mountain Harmony Acapella will join us, singing a variety of holiday songs.

Eagle Valley Chamber Music Group

Wed. December 17th @ 5:30pm

Vail Public Library welcomes returning musical guests, Eagle Valley Chamber Music Group. Charles Broschinsky and Emily Zeigler have been performing chamber music in the Vail Valley for over 7 years.  The Chamber Music Group tries to include a slightly eccentric mix of classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary ensemble pieces in its repertoire while tailoring its music to please anyone. The Chamber Duo will perform seasonal classics in the fireplace lounge, so pull up a chair, open a good book, and enjoy!

Mountain Harmony Acapella

Thur. December 19th @ 6:00 pm

Singing a variety of holiday pieces, Mountain Harmony is sure to catch you up in the spirit of the season. Singing a variety of holiday pieces, They are a women’s acapella group, performing in 4-part harmony. They will perform seasonal classics in the fireplace lounge, so pull up a chair, open a good book, and enjoy!

Lantern Making Workshop with Alpine Arts Center

Sun. December 22nd @ 12:00 pm

Create your lantern at a free workshop with Alpine Arts Center in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library. Allow yourself 30 minutes at this drop-in workshop to create your lantern. The last entry is at 3:00 p.m. Following the workshop, join us for the Holiday Lantern Walk through Vail Village. Please note this is a new style lantern making workshop and appropriate for all ages and abilities!
RSVP: or 970-479-2344. Please indicate the number in your party.


Ongoing Programs

Knit Night

Knit Night is a gathering of knitters of all skill levels. 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 books for inspiration, and enjoy an evening with fellow knitters. If you need extra help our teacher, Amy Cohen, is at Alpaca in Eagle where Knit Night is offered every Tuesday.

Join the library Knit Night every 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month for conversation, encouragement, ideas, and company as you create a healthy lifestyle along with your warm and fuzzy fiber art! RSVP by 3pm is required.  Our teacher is a volunteer and we want to respect her time and schedule. 970-479-2187.

For additional information, please contact Cricket Pylman at or 970-479-2179.

yogaGentle Yoga – Mondays & Wednesdays  @ 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 10:15 am

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 5:30 pm

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 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

*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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