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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Fall and Winter 2017

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

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

Please note: the Alan Watts Discussion Circle has been disbanded by the group organizer.

sunriseSpeaker Series
Why Am I So Tired? Reclaiming Energy, Vitality & Wellness
Thursday, September 21
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us for a free educational discussion with local physician Dr. Andrea Young to learn how to reclaim your wellness this fall. This is an opportunity to learn why your tank constantly feels like it's on empty. The discussion will focus on the importance of optimized nutrition, thyroid health, adrenal function, and the microbiome, all of which are overlooked as key players for vitality. Dr. Young will address the various causes of fatigue and offer tips for reversal through lifestyle modification, supplementation, and personalized holistic wellness interventions. Come reclaim your energy! Dr. Andrea Young is an Integrative Family Medicine physician and founder of Artís Health & Wellness. Dr. Young lives in Hurricane Gulch and specializes in personalized, preventative medicine with a holistic focus. Dr. Young offers housecalls to Marin County and serves as a corporate physician for various Bay Area companies. Seating is limited — please arrive early!

Marinship tankerSausalito People
Marinship Workers in Conversation
Friday, September 22
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Sausalito's Marinship shipyard during World War II, the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Library will present a special "in conversation" program with former Marinship workers C.D. Madsen, Ed Madsen, and William Thurman. The program will be accompanied by clips from the film Tanker, which was made after the war by the W.A. Bechtel Company to recognize the accomplishments of Marinship workers. In just three years of operation, the shipyard built 93 tankers and Liberty ships for the war effort.

treesMarin Master Gardener Series
Street Trees for Sausalito
Thursday, September 28
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

What makes a good street tree? Join UC Marin Master Gardener Marie Narlock as she presents trees that flourish in Sausalito. Participants learn which trees enhance Sausalito's public spaces and complement its natural beauty — and which could be problematic. Participants also gain helpful knowledge and skill in identifying common trees. Marie has been a UC Marin Master Gardener for 13 years. She studied landscape design through the UC Berkeley Extension and Merritt College, and completed sustainable landscape classes at Sonoma State. She writes articles for the Marin IJ and co-edited and launched the Leaflet, the UC Marin Master Gardener newsletter. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful.

NormaMet Opera Preview
Norma by Bellini
Tuesday, October 3
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Bellini's Norma, 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.

FredaSausalito People
Hints of Grace: The Rebirth of Freda
Friday, October 6
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

In 1996, the 32-foot-long wooden sloop Freda turned one hundred and eleven years old. Her worn, distorted hull was so rotted that she needed more than just a restoration to be safely returned to active sailing. "Hints of Grace" is the technical and aesthetic account of the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding’s decade-long project of rebuilding Freda from the keel up. The school's director, Bob Darr, will explore the great and small labors of Freda’s rebirth, from shaping timbers to hand-planing, sanding, and painting. Bob came of age in the mid-1960s on his father’s schooners where he was captivated by the beauty of Grace, a San Francisco pilot schooner named after the daughter of sugar-magnate Adolph Spreckels. Sailing the South Seas on traditional gaff-rigged schooners inspired Bob to spend his adult life designing and building traditional wooden boats.

pencilSemi-monthly Program
Sausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, October 8
3:00 to 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 for semi-monthly workshops at the Sausalito Library. Here's how it works: members submit up to 10 double-spaced, numbered pages (poets: 2 poems) in advance of each session, and our time together is then spent in offering productive, positive feedback to one another. The group typically meets twice a month, on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the Sausalito Library. Attendance is free. Your host is recently relocated Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator, Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP.

Die ZauberflöteMet Opera Preview
Die Zauberflöte by Mozart
Tuesday, October 10
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, 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.

beesSausalito People
Honeybees
Friday, October 13
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Sausalito resident and biologist Jennifer Berry returns to the Sausalito Library to tell us about honeybees. What began as a fascination with insects has slowly grown into a sideline business of raising and selling hives for Jennifer, and she'll be sharing stories of how the bees are doing in southern Marin and what it's like to tend them. Her tales will include how bees build comb in the wild, how they make honey and how they communicate with one another, plus she will show off some of her strange and fascinating art projects where she enlists bees as collaborators. Over 100 people attended Jennifer's program, "The Coyotes of Sausalito," last spring.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, October 17
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@ci.sausalito.ca.us or (415) 289-4100 x502.

Bob Lorenzi and ArmidoSpecial Event
Around the World in a Small Boat
Tuesday, October 17
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Two time near global circumnavigator Bob Lorenzi writes, "Blue water cruisers tend to forget the worst moments and experiences as they move on; the sleepless nights, the meal that ends up on the sole, the corrupt customs officials, and more. We remember the best crossings, seeing the pod of killer whales, the sea bird sleeping overnight on the boom, the hustle and bustle of the open markets, the sights, smells and sounds." Please join us to hear Bob share his experiences and short video takes of his most recent near global circumnavigation, the second of two lasting 4.5 years each (2000 - 2005 and 2009 - 2014) Bob's boat is Armido, a Nor'Sea 27' sloop built by Heritage Marine in 1977 at Dana Point, California. Armido is presently tethered to a port mooring in Richardson Bay.

klimt 125x82Docent Talk
Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
Thursday, October 19
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Victoria Kirby for a discussion of the masterpieces of Gustav Klimt and the Legion of Honor’s Rodin collection. The first Klimt exhibition of this size to be presented on the West Coast, this is an extraordinary opportunity for Bay Area audiences to view the work of this great Austrian master of Modernism.  Featuring works from the artist’s estate in Vienna and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, with the largest collection of Klimt paintings in the world.  To coincide with the Legion of Honor exhibit on view October 14 - January 28.

pencilSemi-monthly Program
Sausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, October 22
3:00 to 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 for semi-monthly workshops at the Sausalito Library. Here's how it works: members submit up to 10 double-spaced, numbered pages (poets: 2 poems) in advance of each session, and our time together is then spent in offering productive, positive feedback to one another. The group typically meets twice a month, on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the Sausalito Library. Attendance is free. Your host is recently relocated Sausalito resident, published author, and experienced workshop facilitator, Cindy Knoebel. If interested in attending, please join our Meetup group and RSVP.

Astaire and RogersSpecial Event
Seduced by a Song and a Dance
Thursday, November 2
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Often in a movie, sometimes on stage, there comes that magic moment when a song or a dance takes on a life of its own. Join film critic Peter Robinson as he explores musical scenes from classic movies and stage productions — from Bob Hope and Jimmy Cagney, to The King and I, to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, to other unforgettable, iconic performances that will have you singing in the rain. These are just a few of the spectacular cuts that will make for a fun, toe-tapping event that celebrates song and dance and captures the spirit of wonderful entertainment.

OwlSausalito People
Owls: Spies in the Sky
Friday, November 3
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Join Robert Timineri for an exploration of the relationship between humans and owls. First we’ll hear stories from the audience of our own encounters with owls. Robert will share the story of his communication with Trill, a western screech owl who lives in an enclosure at WildCare in San Rafael. Then we’ll visit images and interpretations of owl behaviors in various cultures, from the Chauvet Caves to Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. With direction from the California Academy of Sciences, we’ll discuss current issues in the study of owls, with a focus on conservation and adaptation to life closer and closer to humans. Next we’ll meet a few owls: trainers and handlers will give us the natural history of these owls and their individual personalities. We're going to learn all we can from owl pellets by dissecting a few samples, with commentary about how and why pellets are formed and what we can learn about diet, habits and anatomy. Finally, two voice artists will interpret various poems and stories about owls. If you have had a personal experience with an owl, captive or wild, please contact Robert at robertpaulconnect@gmail.com.

Turn Your Radio OnSpecial Event
Turn Your Radio On
Friday, November 10
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sausalito's Marinship shipyard, the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Woman's Club will present "Turn Your Radio On," a live reenactment of excerpts from a 1942 radio program about Marinship that was originally broadcast from the clubhouse of the Woman's Club. The program will feature a simulated live broadcast, enactments of interviews with workers at the shipyard and shipyard, and song and dance entertainment. Following the show, the Sausalito Historical Society invites you to the opening of a new exhibit, The People of Marinship — Who they Were, Where They Came From, What They Did, and How They Did It. Marinship built 93 Liberty ships and tankers for the war effort between 1942 and 1945.

Exterminating AngelMet Opera Preview
The Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adès
Tuesday, November 14
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of the The Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adès, 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.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, November 21
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@ci.sausalito.ca.us or (415) 289-4100 x502.

Hansel and GretelMet Opera Preview
Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck
Tuesday, December 5
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of the Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, 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.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, December 19
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@ci.sausalito.ca.us or (415) 289-4100 x502.