"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."
—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial
Programs & Events
Evenings of Engagement are free, all ages and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
"Fritz Benedict" portrayed by Al Dietsch - Tuesday 12/10/13 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us for a living history presentation about Fritz Benedict!
Vail Public Library's Book Discussion Group - Wednesday 12/11/13 5:00PM - 6:30PM
This month's selection is "The Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro.
"A Christmas Carol" - Sunday 12/15/13 2:30PM - 3:30PM
The Hampstead Stage Company is proud to present A Christmas Carol at the Vail Public Library.
Book Talk with David M. Jessup - Wednesday 12/18/13 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us for a book talk and discussion with David M. Jessup, author of "Mariano's Crossing"