One Book One Valley hosts family-friendly concert in Vail, March 10 |

One Book One Valley hosts family-friendly concert in Vail, March 10

Leon Joseph Littlebird unites history, storytelling and traditional music from his pioneer and Native American roots. He performs in Vail on Friday.
Tom Fricke | Special to the Daily |

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What: Family concert with Leon Joseph Littlebird, part of the One Book One Valley program series.

When: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 10.

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W Meadow Drive, Vail.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-479-2184, or visit

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What: An evening with Lin Enger, author of the 2017 One Book One Valley Community Read selection “The High Divide.”

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

Where: Colorado Mountain College, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards.

Cost: Free.

More information: Visit

VAIL — The Vail Public Library will host Leon Joseph Littlebird at 3:30 p.m. today, as part of the One Book One Valley programming series.

As a native Coloradan of pioneer and Native American heritage, Littlebird has a distinct perspective that he shares through stories of life in the early west and through the traditional songs he has written about our native land.

Entertaining and educational

His concerts are both educational and entertaining, carrying the message of peace, healing and hope as Littlebird weaves the sounds of ancient Native American flutes with acoustic guitars accompanied by his sonorous voice. History will come to life as the audience is drawn into each story through musical images.

“We wanted a family event to go along with this year’s One Book One Valley,” said Cricket Pylman, of Vail Public Library. “When we came up with the idea of including both pioneer and Native American cultures in one program, it seemed a perfect fit.”

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Now in its sixth year, the One Book One Valley Community Read program includes a handful of lectures, discussions and hands-on activities that help the community connect with the chosen book for 2017, “The High Divide,” by Lin Enger.

All ages are encouraged to come to today’s concert, and light refreshments will be served. Learn more at

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