Adult Programming

      


Special Guests & Events for the Month of January 2019

Evenings of Engagement with Kyle Donovan

Wednesday, January 2nd @ 5:30pm

Join us for the first concert of the year!!!

Kyle Donovan is a folk singer-songwriter rooted in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He’s captivated hushed audiences during bare-bones house concerts in quiet backyards, rallied raucous crowds nestled deep within the Rocky Mountains, and inspired individuals across the country with his heartfelt, acoustic music.

Sensational & Super Seniors

Wednesday, January 9th @1:30pm, at Eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon

Please join other Eagle Valley Seniors from around the county at Avon’s Eagle Valley Presbyterian Church on Jan. 9 at 1:30pm to join in a discussion of the 10 Best Books of 2018.

 

10th Mountain Division Presentation with Tom Duhs

Wednesday, January 16th @5:30pm

During this 90-minute lecture on the 10th Mountain Division, Tom Duhs will take his attendees through a series of power point slides that explain, in depth, how the division operated. Tom’s presentation will delve into such topics as the war years, how the division recruited its servicemen, training at Camp Hale, and finally, how and where they fought in Italy. Pete Seibert, the founder of Vail Ski Resort, was a 10th Mountain Division soldier during World War II. Tom Duhs has been giving this lecture twice per month at libraries, museums, ski clubs, climbing and ski shops, and even Colorado Mountain College for the past 2 years. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Breath Workshop with Twyla Gingrich

Thursday, January 17th @ 5:30pm

As a part of the Healthy Lifestyle Series, learn how to manage your stress more effectively by controlling the breath. Learn practical breathing-based techniques, which relax your body and mind as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety, anger, insomnia and depression. This workshop will be leaded by Twyla Gingrich.

 

OBOV-Family Loteria Night

Thursday, January 24th @ 5:30pm

Lotería is the Spanish word for lottery. The deck is composed of a set of 54 different images, each one in a card. To start the game, the caller (cantor, or singer) randomly selects a card from the deck and announces it to the players by its name, sometimes using a riddle or humorous patter instead of reading the card name. The players with a matching pictogram on their board mark it off with a chip or other kind of marker (many Mexican people traditionally use small rocks, crown corks or pinto beans as markers). The first player with four chips in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row, squared pattern, any other previously specified pattern, or fills the tabla first shouts “¡Lotería!” or “¡Buenas!” and is the winner.

Evenings of Engagement with A. J. Fullerton

Wednesday, January 30th @ 5:30pm

Playing solo, and in local bands throughout his mid-teens, by age 19 he was playing full-time supporting his rapidly developing solo career. His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based uptempo sensibilities of Blues and Rock & Roll.

In the few short years of his professional career, A.J. has won a number of awards & accolades. In 2016 he was the winner of the Colorado Blues Society’s “I.B.C Competition” ,  as well as winning the following Colorado Blues Society “Members Choice Awards”  for;  Best Slide Guitar (2016), Best Acoustic Act (2016),  Best Young Performer (2016), & Best Duo Act [A.J. Fullerton ft. Nic Clark] (2016)


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 (amyc.knitting911@gmail.com) or Cricket (cpylman@vailgov.com) 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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