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Celtic Road Home - Author Visit with Ann Doolan-Fox
October 30, 2019 –
Join us! as we welcome Author Ann Doolan-Fox, as she presents her book "Celtic Road Home".
This is a true story of a young, naïve Irish woman who embarked on a path of “most resistance” and danced/survived her way around seven different countries. Ann’s very descriptive, dramatic and often humorous Celtic Road Home takes you on a journey of constant life adventures. Inspirational and captivating, it is a tale filled with a lilt of Irish laughter that will make your heart smile.
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Celebration of Willa Cather's "My Antonia"
November 1, 2019N/A
Join us! for a month-long celebration of Willa Cather's 1918 novel, My Ántonia. We are starting a new tradition at Vail Public Library (VPL) by offering a month of Willa Cather. Cather’s seminal My Ántonia was published Sept. 21, 1918 and cemented her as a force to be reckoned with in American literature.
Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873– April 24, 1947) was an American writer who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, supporting herself as a magazine editor and high school English teacher. At the age of 33 she moved to New York City, her primary home for the rest of her life, though she also traveled widely and spent considerable time at her summer residence on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.
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Books 'n' Bites - “My Antonia" by Willa Cather
November 13, 2019 –
Join us during November's Books 'n Bites, to discuss Willa Cather's My Antonia, in the centennial anniversary of its publication, with a presentation and discussion by CMC College Writing instructor and writer Alane Hall who holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, with a focus on story telling and the art of novel writing, and an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Celebrating 100 Years
2018 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, which depicts life on the rural farms of Nebraska in the late 1800s. The story is narrated by Jim Burden, who moves from Virginia to Nebraska as a boy to live with his grandparents. On the way, he meets the Shimerda family, also on their way to Nebraska. The Shimerdas, including their daughter Ántonia, come to the United States from Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic). Jim strikes up a friendship with Ántonia and begins teaching her and her younger sister English. Together they face the struggles of adjusting to an unforgiving environment, an experience drawn from Cather’s own life.
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Golda Meir: Choices & Chances - A Living History by Helen Trencher
November 20, 2019 –
During this one-hour event that starts in 1974, you will have a rare opportunity to meet the soon-to-be former Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Golda Meir, as she reflects on the early years of her storied career: 1914 - 1948. The 45-minute monologue will be followed with a 15-minute Q&A: first as Golda Meir (nee Golda Meyerson), finishing with a Q&A with the scholar/presenter, Helen Trencher.
Golda Meir’s hope and vision for the Jewish people — to exist as a sovereign state and to live and thrive in peace with their Arab neighbors — is as vital today as it was in the 20th century.
|November 21, 2019
Molasses Stack Cake Making
November 21, 2019 –
In celebration of the month of Willa Cather.
Join Vail Public Library & Pastry chef Heather Romero from Rimini Gelato, in making an old fashion stack cake. Made for gatherings or wedding in pioneer times.
Please, RSVP to reserve your spot as we have limited space. Reserve at SRivera@vailgov.com or 970.4792
We will provide ingredients and tools, come and have fun this November.
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