Events in November 2019
- Books 'n' Bites - “My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Books 'n' Bites - “My Antonia" by Willa Cather
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.
- Golda Meir: Choices & Chances - A Living History by Helen Trencher
Golda Meir: Choices & Chances - A Living History by Helen Trencher
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.
- Molasses Stack Cake Making
Molasses Stack Cake Making
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.