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Special Guests & Events for the Month of September

The Incredibles are Honorary Chairs for Library Card Sign-up Month 2018! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

 

Free parking can be arranged and folks who have difficulty walking longer distances may be dropped off at the front doors of the library. For more information, please contact the library at libinfo@vailgov.com or 970-479-2187.

QPR Tarining with Molly Fiore

Thursday, September 20th @ 5:30pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons created by Paul Quinnett, and first described in 1995 in a number of presentations and publications by the QPR Institute.

In one hour you can learn how to save a life from suicide. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper:

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope & know how to get help and save a life.

Presented by Molly Fiore from the Suicide Prevention Coalition of the Eagle Valley.

 

Evenings of Engagement with David Rogers

Wednesday, September 26th @ 5:30pm

Join us! for the last performer of the season & to welcome David Rogers for the first time in our library.

Recently termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times, David Rogers Fuses classical, jazz, early, and world music elements into powerful, moving and virtuosic performances based on both original and traditional repertoire. He is an endorsing artist for GHS Strings and his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany.


Special Guests & Events for the Month of October

Scott Norman ” The Pumpkin Carver”

Wednesday, October 17th @ 5:00pm

Learn everything you need to know about pumpkin carving from The Picasso of Pumpkin Carving!

Scott S”tormin” Norman, who has appeared on America’s Got Talent, will demonstrate how to pick the perfect pumpkin, clean it with ease, design a masterpiece, and more!

The Library Show
Scott carves a pumpkin in front of an audience, lending helpful suggestions and advice while delivering the following information during this 1 hour program:

How to select a good carving pumpkin, How to draw out the pattern you want to carve, How to empty out a pumpkin, “Pumpkin” science, Lighting a pumpkin, Shadowing, Knife safety, Other pumpkin craft options.

National Friend of the Library Week

October, 21st – 27th

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 21-27, 2018. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.

Annual Scarecrow Building Contest

Saturday, October 27th 10:00 – 12:30pm

Form a team of friends or family and come build a scarecrow to decorate the library.

The library will provide frames and art supplies. Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Store will provide clothes. Bring accessories to personalize your scarecrow.  Small parts, glue guns and staple guns will be used.  This creative day is appropriate for children five years old and older; all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Teens may work independently with librarian permission.

Prizes for the most unique and creative scarecrows! For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit www.vaillibrary.com


Special Guests & Events for the Month of November

Evenings of Engagement with Zane N. Zirkle

Wednesday, November 7th @ 5:30pm

Zane Zirkle: classical guitarist / Lute and composer have performed in the United States and Europe. Mr. Zirkle brings his unique style of classical guitar arrangements to the forefront of orchestral reductions of works: Styles ranging from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Wedding Music, Romantic, German Beer songs, Italian songs, Christmas Music, Halloween Music, Cowboy Western Music, Pop, Top Hat 1920s Jazz and Frank Sinatra. Mr. Zirkle also strolls with his lute or guitar and can go from table to table at your Wedding reception, restaurant, party, corporate event and concert.

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.


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.


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.


Book a Career Coach – Available by appointment at Vail Public Library

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 – Wednesday October 10th,  5:00 – 6:30pm

Skiing Book Club – Winter Season

Walking Book Club – Friday, October 12th, 11:30am – 12:00pm

The book for October 2018 is… The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

It is 1970 in a small town in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, a woman who “found something wrong with every place she ever lived,” takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two.


*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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