Adult Programming


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Adult Summer Reading Program 2019

June 25th – August 7th

Adults look forward to summer as much as children do. They use their summers to relax, take vacations, and catch up on reading, which makes summer an ideal time to offer adult programming.

This year’s theme, “A Universe of Stories”. This theme also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Using the anniversary, libraries can invite patrons to imagine how far humankind has come since the first Moon landing.

Track your reading  and visits to Vail Public Library during this summer and enter the drawing of a fantastic prize.

Special Guests & Events for the Month of July 2019

Evenings of Engagement with Rupert Wates

Wed. July 10th @ 5:30pm

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited.  In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city.  Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado.  Since coming to the US, he has won more than 40 songwriting and performing awards.
His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released nine solo CDs.

Evenings of Engagement with Mike Blakely

Wed. July 17th @ 5:30pm

Mike Blakely has released 13 albums, performed all over the U.S. and has made 16 tours to Europe. A native Texan, Mike served in the U.S. Air Force in Albuquerque, N.M., and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mike is now a three-time winner of Western Writers of America’s Spur Award – once for best western novel of the year, and twice for best western song of the year.

Summer Lecture Series – An Evening of Cowboy Poetry

Thu. July 18th @ 5:30pm

Peggy Godfrey, an acclaimed poet and rancher, will share an evening of poignant and colorful cowboy poetry. A resident of the magical San Luis Valley of Colorado, Godfrey will also answer questions about ranching in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Evenings of Engagement with Rebbeca Folsom

Wed. July 24th @ 5:30pm

Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective.Rebecca’s voice pours from an inner source of honest emotion, flowing from lilting tenderness to fully liberated, unbridled release. Her poetic songs open your heart, setting free a vulnerability you didn’t realize was locked away and inviting you to embrace life with all of its joy, sorrow, passion, and love. She brings both a pure vocal quality reminiscent of old Appalachia and a blues prowess.

Behind the Scenes with BalletX :The Little Prince”

Mon. July 29th @ 3:30pm

Learn How “The Little Prince” became a Balett!

A favorite of Vail Dance Festival audiences, Philadelphia’s powerhouse company BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, returns to Vail this summer to present its first full-length story ballet by a female choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s brilliant novella has inspired millions since its publication in 1943, and now the story is the inspiration for this new ballet, featuring new music composed and performed by Peter Salem.

Medicare 101 Semminar

Wed. July 31st @ 5:30pm

Join us for a free seminar “Medicare 101” presented by Pam Beaudin of Medical Claims Advocates, LLC.  During this educational event, Pam will provide an introduction to Medicare-related topics including:

  • What to expect when you turn 65;
  • Differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, D;
  • Differences between Medicare and Medicaid (and how to remember which is which);
  • When do you qualify and what do you do;
  • What happens when you have an employer plan.

Ongoing Programs

Knit Night  – No Knit Nights  in May and June

It’s time for a hiatus from our bimonthly Knit Nights during the off-season. Vail Public Library will not be hosting Knit Nights in May and June. Since knitters may want to practice in the off-season, Amy is available at Alpaca in Eagle to give a helping hand with your projects. Usually scheduled on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Knit Night is a gathering of knitters of all skill levels. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this time. We will resume Knit Nights in July. For additional information, please contact Cricket Pylman at or 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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