Welcome to the 2019 Chinese New Year celebration at Vail Public Library. You will have the opportunity to experience the most exciting Chinese cultural event! Enjoy the performances from Vail Mountain School students and participate in culturally authentic activities such as dumpling making, paper cutting, calligraphy and traditional painting, Peking Opera mask making, lantern riddle guessing, and fun Chinese games!
1:30pm - Parade in the Vail Valley
2:15pm - Cultural performances from Vail Mountain Schools students
The art on displayed above our fire place for the month of December is by local artist Raj Manickam with the piece title “Festivity”. Is a Photography on Canvas, a colorful fun photo of a multi-colored lens flare. The piece will be on display until the end of the month. Public viewing is available during library operating hours.
One of Vail Health’s pioneers, will retire from the Vail Health Foundation this December.
Our monthly #TBT is dedicated to the one and only Dr. Jack Eck.
Dr. Eck has been a cornerstone in the Vail Valley since 1971, when he started practicing medicine here. He was the first physician to serve on the Vail Ski Patrol. After successfully overcoming prostate cancer, Dr. Eck began working at Vail Health in 2007 and was integral in the creation of Shaw Cancer Center. Jack’s Place, a cancer caring house, was named in his honor. Dr. Eck serves as a board member with the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at the University of Colorado, Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, and the Quality Committee of the Vail Health Board. He also served for many years as a board member of the Vail Valley Medical Center. Named Vail Valley Foundation Citizen of the Year in 2008, he was inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame in 2015.
The leadership at Vail Health is grateful for Dr. Eck’s many years of service to the community.