Programs & Events


Knit Night  –

2nd and 4th Mondays 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 –

 Tuesdays at 5:00pm

Meditation is commonly described as the practice of focusing our mental attention to awaken us beyond habitual thinking, so to reveal the nature of reality — what is happening here and now.  Although there are many approaches to deepening our awareness of presence, the art of practice lies in embracing the process with curiosity, kindness and a light touch.  The Vail Library is pleased to offer community members the opportunity to share in their meditative journey from a community approach.

Please join others in the Community Room at the Vail Library for weekly meditation gatherings on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00, beginning September 19, 2017.  Whether you are well along the path, just beginning to develop a practice or simply interested in exploring the path of meditation with others, we invite you to join community members in a weekly meditation gathering.   Meditation gatherings are informal, following no specific approach, practice or formalities.  Sessions are currently led by Wendy St Charles or Brother Thomas Guthrie*, with visiting guests from time to time, as may be arranged.  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.

We hope you will join us!

Namaste and Blessings to all

*Previously ordained Monk


Community Writer’s Group –

Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm

Join us for this next step meeting of a Community Writer’s group. We are looking for non-published authors who want to meet weekly. The purpose of this writer’s group is to provide a safe and welcoming space for writers, to write, read and inspire one another. For more information, please call the library at 970-479-2187.


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 Nov 8th,  5:00 – 6:30pm- Community Room

Walking Book Club – does not meet in November, please join us on the 8th in anticipation of the return of the Skiing Book Club in December!

The Book Club selection for the 2017 Month of Austen is Northanger Abbey.  Please join us in reading this lesser known novel by Jane Austen, and then attend the Evening of Engagement with Ursula Gross to delve deeper into the volume.  A selection of Regency Era treats will be served during this meeting.

Northanger Abbey was the first of Jane Austen’s novels to be completed for publication, in 1803, but it wasn’t until after her death in 1817 that it was published, along with her other novel Persuasion.   The novel is a satire of the Gothic novels popular at the time of its first writing in 1798–99.  This “coming of age,” story revolves around the main character, Catherine, a young and naïve “heroine,” who entertains us on her journey of self-knowledge as she gains a better understanding of the world and those around her.   Because of her experiences, reality sets in and she discovers that she is not like other women who crave for wealth or social acceptance, but instead she is a true heroine in that she is an ordinary young woman who wishes to have nothing but happiness and a genuine sense of morality.

Join us in Books n Bites for discussion and refreshments inspired by the book of the month, or join the Walking Book club when it returns as the “Skiing Book Club” in December to exercise your body as you exercise your literary muscles!

*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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