Adult Programs

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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Spring 2018

For more information about Sausalito Library programs, please call (415) 289-4121. 

The Library also offers a range of Children's Programs.


CendrillonMet Opera Preview
Cendrillon by Massenet
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Cendrillon by Massenet, including background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. This is the sixth year of Metropolitan Opera previews sponsored by the Sausalito Library.

PlantMaster Gardener Series
Getting to the Root of the Matter
Thursday, April 26
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

This Marin Master Gardener lecture will provide home gardeners with an overview of why deep, infrequent watering is recommended for maintaining healthy plants. Presenter Lois Stevens will focus on root depths and their uptake of water and nutrients. She will also explain efficient watering practices for Marin's climate and soil conditions. Lois has been a UC Marin Master Gardener since 2008 and been gardening for nearly 50 years. This program is part of a series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by the Library and Sausalito Beautiful, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners. 

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, May 6
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room

Looking for a supportive group to share your writing with? Ready to tackle that story, novel, or poem? Interested in providing feedback to others? Whether you're an aspiring writer, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, come join us in the City Hall Conference Room. Your host at this Sausalito Library program is Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator, Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP. The Writers' Circle typically meets twice per month.

Spike Africa HoodieSpecial Event
No Name Bar Stories
Friday, May 11
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

The Sausalito Historical Society invites you to a special program at the Sausalito Library celebrating the "wonder years" of the No Name Bar from 1959-1975. The event on Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. will feature a welcome from Neil Davis, former owner of the No Name Bar, and stories from bar patrons and staff. Speakers will include Greg Baker, Margo St. James, George McDonald, Steve McNamara, Michael Stepanian, Ian Swift, and Dana Upton. The program will be followed by the grand opening of "No Name Bar: The Wonder Years 1959-1974" in the Exhibit Room of the Sausalito Historical Society. The exhibit will feature photos and memorabilia from the No Name Bar.

Computer ErrorSpecial Program
Don’t Get Hacked: Internet Security for Regular People
Thursday, May 24
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join Sausalito resident and software security expert Carl Schwarcz to learn how to reduce your risk of being hacked when using a computer or smartphone. The internet has some scary bad folks out there intending to do you harm, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. During this program, Carl will talk about how to more securely browse the web, protect your files, safeguard your computer, and identify harmful email. Carl is presenting the program to share his expertise; he does not represent any product or service. The discussion will be targeted at individual computer and phone users, not at businesses, although the same warnings apply.

gravestoneSpecial Program
Write Your Own Epitaph
Tuesday, May 29
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Who will get that last word on your life? Are you going to risk having your grief-stricken widow or your inheritance-hungry children have their way with your eternal legacy? Larry King, Stephen King, and Yoko Ono didn’t take that chance, and neither should you. In this ninety-minute workshop, you'll learn how to follow simple, imaginative templates to write your own obituary, eulogy, and epitaph. You'll also learn the pros and cons of purchasing cemetery property before you need it and the many uses of a pre-need headstone. This special Sausalito Library program is presented by hospice volunteer, author, and former cemetery salesperson A.T. Lynne. No RSVP necessary.