Special Guests & Events for the Month of June 2019
Evenings of Engagement with Flagship Romance
Wed. June 5th @ 5:30pm
Fluent, intense acoustic guitar playing; lyrics of life’s peaks, troughs, mysteries and wonders; soaring, yearning vocals; tender, though oft-anthemic melodies, and harmonies one could barely separate with a single human hair: this is the Flagship Romance sound. Live, sharing a custom-built dual microphone stand, they deliver their beautiful material with passionate abandon, living each song as if it will be the last they will ever perform. Such commitment to their music and stagecraft has, in just a few short years, seen the aptly-monikered Flagship Romance become huge favourites of the North American house concert circuit. This suits them just fine, as Shawn and Jordyn’s preferred performance scenario is an intimate venue where the audience is tucked up close enough to them that they can hear them breathe (and, unfailingly, gasp at Shawn and Jordyn’s chemistry and dynamics). Yet they have also appeared at festivals, clubs and concert halls, sharing stages with international acts including Half Moon Run, Iris DeMent, Mason Jennings and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Evenings of Engagement with Bettman & Halpin
Wed. June 19th @ 5:30pm
Bettman & Halpin play original Folk/Americana. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry. They have been touring as a duo since 2008.
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. More details to come!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
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)
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.