Programs & Events


Special Guests & Events for the Month of June

Evenings Of Engagement with Acoustic Eidolon

Wednesday June 27th @ 5:30pm

Vail Public Library favorite Acoustic Eidolon returns!

Join us on June 27th at 5:30pm for light refreshments and AMAZING musical harmony.

Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire joined forces on the music scene in 1998. This confluence of two gifted musicians has resulted in the internationally acclaimed duo, Acoustic Eidolon.

Joe Scott performs on a unique, custom designed double-neck guitjo, a banjo/guitar combination created exclusively by Joe and deemed by USA Today as “a beautiful harp-like sounding instrument…. like nothing they’ve ever heard before.” The double-neck guitjo has 14 strings. Joe can play both necks simultaneously, a technique he developed over time which continues to awe his peers as well as Acoustic Eidolon’s audiences.

Hannah Alkire was classically trained on the cello. She studied with G. Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet and has won accolades worldwide for her exquisite tone and mesmerizing emotion she puts into each performance. Her inquisitive nature has prompted her to take her cello playing into uncharted territories, risky moves that have continued her reputation as a tour-de-force in cello performance.

Special Guests & Events for the Month of July

Annual 4ht of July Book Sale

Beginning Mon., July 2, and running through Thu., July 5, the Friends of Vail Public Library will be sponsoring their annual Fourth of July Book Sale.  Come peruse the diverse selection of books, DVDs and CDs in the Vail Public Library’s Community Room during the Book Sale hours:

Mon., July 2, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tue., July 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wed., July 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Thu., July 5, from 10am – Noon (sale pricing $2/bag)


Annual 4th of July Bake Sale

Wednesday July 4th @ 8:00 am

Annual bake sale during the 4th of July parade.  Homemade goodies, pastries, coffee and water, will be sold in front of the library from 8:00am to 12:00pm on July 4th!   Proceeds benefit children’s programs at the library.

If your family would like to contribute to the bake sale, bring your baked item in by 6pm on Tuesday July 3rd and leave it at the service desk.

For more information call 970-479-2187.


Sensational & Super Seniors @ your library

Wednesday July 11th @ 1:30pm

Please join other Eagle Valley Seniors from around the county at Vail Public Library on Wed., July 11 at 1:30pm for an afternoon of socializing, music and for a PICNIC on the library’s lovely patio. Share your favorite stories memories of summer, and savor a cool refreshment. Enjoy the Middle Creek and the ambience.

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 or 970-479-2187.


Evenings Of Engagement with Rebecca Folsom

Wednesday July 18th @ 5:30pm

Join us for light refreshments and fantastic music from this library favorite!

Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range. KUNC radio describes it as “knock-you-to-your-knees.” The Daily Camera describes her music as “shining…with lush harmonies,” and Westword Magazine says, “Her songs hit like little earthquakes!”


Book Signing with local author, Jane Parnell

Thursday July 19th @ 5:00pm


  Jane Parnell will speak about and sign her new book, Off Trail: Finding My Way Home in the Colorado Rockies

Jane Parnell took to mountaineering in the Rocky Mountains as a means to overcome her family’s history of mental illness and the trauma of her past. By age thirty she became the first woman to climb the state’s 100 highest peaks. While regaining her footing could not save her failing marriage, the mountains were the one anchor in her life that held. Off Trail shows us how, by pushing ourselves to the limits of our endurance and by confronting our deepest fears, we can become whole again.


Evenings Of Engagement with Rupert Wates

Wednesday July 25th @ 5:30pm

Please join Vail Public Library in welcoming London musician Rupert Wates to our Evening of Engagement program! Rupert will perform for us in the community room of Vail Public Library on July 25th at 5:30pm. Hos music has been described as eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret so there should be a little something for everyone! All ages welcome, light refreshments will be served.


Country Western Dance

Thursday July 26 @ 5:30pm

Country Western Dances is back at the library by popular demand!

As part of our Healthy Lifestyle Series, Maria Barry will teach a four week Introduction to Country Western Dance. This will include the Basics of the popular Two Step, Double Two and Cowboy Cha Cha. So pull out your cowboy boots and scoot down to Vail Public Library on Thursday nights, July 26 – August 30, at 5:30.

Come as a single or couple.

Ongoing Programs

Knit Night  – June 25 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 ( or Cricket ( 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 -NEW TIME AND DATE- Sundays at 10:15am

Please join others in the Community Room at the Vail Library for weekly meditation gatherings with the NEW DATE AND TIME.

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. Remember 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 hacer 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 bialando 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 (Mellanee Montgomery via email at: or by phone at: 970-926-4440)  and then meet at the library for personalized help with resumes, applications, interviews, and more.


Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday June 13th,  5:00 – 6:30pm

Skiing Book Club – Winter Season

Walking Book Club – Friday July 13th, 11:30am – 12:00pm

The book for June 2018 is… Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

In Like Water for Chocolate, Tita de la Garza realizes that she can transfer her emotions into her food. When she’s forced to stay home and care for her mother instead of marrying, she becomes a talented chef who can affect people’s moods with her cooking. She attempts to keep this power a secret, but is finally forced to reveal it at the end of the novel.

  • Tita’s mother prevents her from marrying her love, Pedro. Instead, Mamá Elena marries Tita’s sister Rosaura off to Pedro. Rosaura finds that she cannot produce milk for her and Pedro’s son. Tita somehow can, but the son dies of starvation after Rosaura and Pedro move to Texas.
  • Meanwhile, Tita develops the power to infuse her food with her emotions. When wedding guests eat the cake she makes for Pedro and Rosaura, they become sad. When her family eats a meal she made while lusting after Pedro, they’re overcome with desire.
  • After Rosaura dies, Tita and Pedro finally consummate their love. Pedro dies in the process, and Tita begins eating matches, which are sparked by her thoughts of Pedro, setting her, Pedro’s body, and the whole ranch on fire.


*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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