Special Guests & Events for the Month of November
Evenings of Engagement with Jerry Barlow
Wednesday, November 20th @ 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.
Special Guests & Events for the Month of December
Evenings of Engagement with Natalie Spears
Wednesday, December 5th @ 5:30pm
Please come join us for and evening to remember. History stores itself in the Old Time tunes and folk songs that Natalie brings to life. Blue notes and syncopation from years of listening to her father play piano weave into her music. The raw rhythms of Natalie’s banjo, bass, and piano groove beneath her soulful voice, singing of life’s joys and sorrows.
Holiday Harp Music with Margot Krimmel
Wednesday, December 12th @ 5:30pm
Join us at the Vail Public library for traditional and winter themed compositions. Margot Krimmel’s harp music has graced nearly every mountain town (and mountaintop) in Colorado. She spent several years as the full time harpist at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, CO.
Family Fireside Holiday Party
Thursday, December 13th @ 5:00pm
Join Vail Public Library and Santa for our annual holiday parties with crafts, songs, and sitting on Santa’s lap.– This is for all children of all ages who wish to visit Santa Claus. We always have arts and crafts available to make waiting a fun and hands-on experience. Santa takes his time with each child. Patience is required.
Traditional Piñata Workshop
December 18th, 19th & 20th @ 4:00pm
As a part of the Vail Public Library’s program in cultural diversity, we will be hosting a three day Traditional Piñata Workshop. The goal of this fun, engaging workshop is to give the public an opportunity to learn about one of many fascinating Mexican traditions. In this three-day workshop, participants will gather in teams of four members to create piñatas made from clay pots, newspapers, gloss and tissue paper. Please RSVP to Sandy Rivera at 970-479-2331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, as space is limited.
AWE Chamber Music
Tuesday, December 18th @ 5:00pm
Vail Public Library welcomes returning musical guests, the AWE Chamber Trio. “Living the Dream” may be the best way to describe the ambitions and goals of the AWE Chamber Trio. The principals 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. The AWE Chamber Trio will perform seasonal classics in the fireplace lounge, so pull up a chair, open a good book, and enjoy!
The Dickens Carolers
Wednesday, December 19th @ 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 35 years. Dressed in Dickens’ fashions, they help spread “Holiday Cheer” throughout the valley.
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 (email@example.com) or Cricket (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or call 970-479-2179.
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
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.
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.
Community Writer’s Group
The Vail Public Library ‘Writing Group’ meets regularly at the library, on Thursdays form 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
This informal, collaborate group includes seasoned writers, memoirists, and participants wishing to share writing with others, in a safe space, with the intent to expanding ones writing experience.
For more information, please contact Judy Gold at 970-376-2357 or Jenny Dandy at 970-470-1307.
Get one-on-one career coaching and assistance from the staff of the Edward’s office of the Colorado Workforce Center. Contact them directly at: 970-926-4440 and then meet at the library for personalized help with resumes, applications, interviews, and more.
Books ‘n’ Bites – No Book Discussion in December
Skiing Book Club – Winter Season
Walking Book Club – Summer Time
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.