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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Winter 2018

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

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

 

He's Always Been My SonSpecial Program
He's Always Been My Son:
A Mother's Story About Raising Her Transgender Son

Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us for a reading, discussion, and signing by Sausalito resident Janna Barkin. Her book He’s Always Been My Son is an inspiring story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, and recounts the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son. With powerful chapters written by family and friends, Janna shares personal stories of the support and discoveries her family has encountered and provides a 'care package' of advice for families facing similar issues, including a list of hand-picked support sources. Written with warmth and humor, He's Always Been My Son reminds us to accept others for who they are and will support, educate and inspire anyone who reads it.

125Yoncheva as Tosca_WebMet Opera Preview
Tosca by Puccini
Tuesday, January 23
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Tosca by Puccini, 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.

treesMaster Gardener Series
Pruning
Thursday, January 25
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

You may be intimidated at the thought of doing your own pruning, but winter is an excellent time for it in Northern California. Come to the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25 to learn the basic principles that will afford you the confidence to prune anything in your garden, from roses to redwoods. 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. The program will be led by Gary Bartl, a UC Marin Master Gardener with more than 25 years of gardening experience. Trained in counseling psychology, Gary, known as an "edu-tainer," has combined his passion for gardening with his professional work with severely emotionally disturbed youth.

reeds portDocumentary Film Series
Turning the Tide: Saving Richardson Bay (2006, 60 minutes)
Friday, January 26
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Through interviews, archival photographs, and video, Turning the Tide tells the story of a pivotal event in the history of Richardson Bay, and one of the earliest environmental preservation efforts in Marin County: the dramatic community effort to block a massive, 2000-home development called Reeds Port. The film also covers the history, rescue, transport, and conservation of the Lyford House, along with the story of Rose Verrall, Tiburon’s “Goat Lady,” who donated the valuable land which now serves as the site for the house and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Filmmaker David Gotz will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Saturday, January 27
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.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, January 30
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Come relax and join the coloring party! We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

Andrea Young, D.O.Speaker Series
New Year, New Intentions, New You: Your Optimal Health in 2018
Thursday, February 1
7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers

Do New Year's resolutions really make a difference in wellness, longevity and vitality? Each new year, new week, or new day is the perfect opportunity to set an intention to make small changes in your daily life that can favorably affect your health in the long run. Join Integrative Medicine physician and Sausalito resident Dr. Andrea Young for an intriguing discussion about intention setting and the path to your optimal health. Dr. Young is an Integrative Family Medicine physician and founder of Artís Health & Wellness.

Paying the Price for PeaceDocumentary Film Series
Paying the Price for Peace (2016, 97 minutes)
Friday, February 2
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

The series continues with an award-winning film edited by Sausalito storyteller Susan Utell and Bay Area producer-director Bo Boudart. Through the life and times of Air Force veteran S. Brian Willson, Paying the Price for Peace tells the story of a world-wide anti-war movement to expose the truth about the United States’ addiction to war. The film is narrated by Peter Coyote, with appearances by Martin Sheen and Daniel Ellsberg, along with many other peace activists and veterans. Susan Utell will answer questions from the audience after the film.

Elisir D'AmoreMet Opera Preview
L’Elisir d’Amore by Donizetti
Tuesday, February 6
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of L’Elisir d’Amore by Donizettii, 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.

Saul RoudaDocumentary Film Series
Sausalito Seekers (2017, 69 minutes)
Friday, February 9
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

One of the filmmakers behind the classic Sausalito waterfront story Last Free Ride, Saul Rouda filmed the  tribulations of the houseboat community from 1968  to 1984. In his latest film project, Sausalito Seekers, Saul takes Sausalito's story a little deeper, flushing out the nasty and the sublime and  touching on the existential, with help from Joe Tate, Bill Kirsch, Larry Moyer, Shel Silverstein and a large supporting cast. This program will also feature the 20-minute short Waldo Point, along with several resurrected film portraits of the "good old days." Saul will be with us to introduce the films and answer questions.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, February 11
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.

casanova 125x67Docent Talk
Casanova: the Seduction of Europe
Thursday, February 15
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Renowned today for his amorous pursuits, Italian Giacaomo Casanova (1725-1798) traveled through Italy, France and England, as well as the Ottoman Empire and Russia. Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Carol Porter for a fascinating discussion about this notorious character and the great art he inspired.  To coincide with the Legion of Art exhibit (February 10-May 20).  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library.

Wilford WelchSpeaker Series
In Our Hands: Solving the Climate Crisis
Thursday, February 15
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

What will the world look like in 2050 if we are able to take effective action to slow global warming? What if we fail? Join Sausalito houseboat resident and futurist Wilford Welch for a look at the individual and collective actions we can take to shape our future. The author of the new book In Our Hands: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis, Wilford has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for over five decades: as a U.S. diplomat in Asia; as an economic development and business consultant in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.; as the publisher of a world affairs magazine that appeared in 26 countries in six language editions; and as the leader of educational trips to numerous countries and cultures.

Larry MoyerDocumentary Film Series
A Tribute to Larry Moyer
Friday, February 16
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Larry Moyer was a fixture on the Sausalito waterfront for more than forty years. An artist, filmmaker, photographer, raconteur, and close friend of Shel Silverstein, Larry spent his last years living on Shel’s old houseboat, Evil Eye. Larry passed away in 2016 at the age of 92. This special program will feature clips of interviews and performances, along with a scene from Larry’s 1963 beatnik classic, The Moving Finger. Larry’s good friend and fellow Sausalitan Kayla Kahn will introduce the program, and there will be time for the audience to share stories after the screening.

La BohemeMet Opera Preview
La Bohème by Puccini
Tuesday, February 20
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of La Bohème by Puccini, 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.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, February 27
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Come relax and join the coloring party! We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

SemiramideMet Opera Preview
Semiramide by Rossini
Tuesday, March 6
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Semiramide by Rossini, 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.

BitcoinSpeaker Series
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
Thursday, March 15
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

You've probably heard about the bewildering rise in value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. But what exactly is a cryptocurrency? How do they work, how are they created, and how are they valued? Join financial advisor and Sausalito resident Michael Henry for a fascinating look at the new world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Please note that this talk is for educational purposes only and is not investment advice of any kind. Michael is speaking on the topic based on his own interest and is not representing the views of his employer, Merrill Lynch.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, March 20
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Come relax and join the coloring party! We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Sausalito Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.