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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Winter 2019

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

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

 

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Saturday, January 19
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the 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 Council Chambers. 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 22
4:00 to 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 we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please register with Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

iPhoneMobile Device Class
Introduction to iPhone
Thursday, January 24
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library is now offering hands-on workshops to help local residents with their mobile devices. Introduction to iPhone will be presented on Thursday, January 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. The class focuses on the basics of iPhone, from making calls and sending emails to understanding apps, the App Store, and Apple IDs. No RSVP necessary, but please bring your iPhone with you. Your instructor is Jon Hartman, a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices. Jon has also taught classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

Waldo GradeSpecial Program
The Waldo Grade: Highway Through the Hills
Friday, January 25
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge wouldn't have made any sense without an equally bold construction project in the hills above Sausalito. The creation of the 3.6-mile Waldo Grade required the excavation of millions of cubic yards of material and the boring of the first of today’s two tunnels. After the opening of the original undivided four-lane roadway in 1937, additional projects were undertaken to widen the highway. Along the way, serious proposals were made to build alternative roadways that would have required either new tunnels under Sausalito or a viaduct along the Sausalito shoreline. Join Sausalito resident Mike Moyle to explore this fascinating aspect of our local history. This program is co-sponsored by the Sausalito Historical Society and will be followed by a reception in the Exhibit Room on the upper level of City Hall.

CarmenMet Opera Preview
Carmen
Tuesday, January 29
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Carmen by Georges Bizet. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes 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. All are welcome.

WaterMaster Gardener Series
Water: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 
Thursday, January 31
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Water is one of the basic elements of life. We can track its history and we can see what is happening today, but can we predict tomorrow? Let's explore what we know about Marin's water yesterday, today and tomorrow. Presenter Peggy Mathers joined Marin Master Gardeners in 2009. The focus of her community volunteering is water conservation. As the long-standing project coordinator, she has worked together with the Marin Municipal Water District and Marin gardeners to create a perfect balance of water conservation and landscaping.

Marilyn MonroeSpecial Program
Scandals and Mysteries in Hollywood History
Friday, February 1
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Sausalito's own Jan Wahl returns to the Sausalito Library to share juicy stories about some of Hollywood's greatest stars, including Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, and Rock Hudson. Each story will be accompanied by a clip of the star in one of his or her famous roles. Jan Wahl is San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. You can find her on the radio at KCBS and All News 740-AM. Jan also teaches at Dominican University, makes regular speaking appearances, and emcees at local events.

HICAP-2Understanding Your Medicare
Co-sponsored by California Health Advocates and the Sausalito Library
Thursday, February 7
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Are you or a family member new to Medicare?  Do you have questions about your specific rights and health care options? Please join presenter Lowell Kepke for this HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) seminar that offers free and unbiased information about people’s Medicare benefits. On February 7, we will discuss Part A, Part B, Part D, Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Part C, or Advantage Plans.  HICAP is the only agency approved by the California Department of Aging to offer these vital programs.  HICAP does not sell insurance.

happyhour
Happy Hour Book Club

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Thursday, February 7
6:00 p.m., Location TBD

Come mingle and discuss great books over drinks (alcoholic or not) and appetizers with library staff, neighbors, and friends. This 21-and-over social event is a chance to read books, meet new friends, and support Sausalito's local establishments. Snacks will be provided by the Sausalito Library. The book for January is Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Registration is now at full capacity. To join the wait list, please contact Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

 

HeartsSpeaker Series
Valentine: The Real Story
Thursday, February 7
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Winter is winding down, and spring is in sight with its flowers and bird songs. Join Sausalito resident, teacher, and food professional Valeria Furino for a guided tour through St. Valentine's legends, traditions, colors, aphrodisiacs, foods, and drinks. Valeria will present each attendee with a folder of recipes and a take-home gift, along with a list of recommended love and romance movies on Netflix. To help Valeria prepare her take-home gifts, please RSVP to Abbot at achambers@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4123 if you plan to attend.

Coral ReefFilm Screening and Discussion
Vanishing Coral (2018)
Friday, February 8
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Coral reef populations worldwide are declining at a rapid pace. One of the most diverse and complex ecosystems on the planet, the coral reefs provide livelihoods, food, and important shoreline protection. Though they make up less than 1 percent of the oceans, reefs are home to 25 percent of fish and other marine life. This special program will present the new documentary Vanishing Coral (2018, 27 minutes), followed by a live discussion via video conference with marine ecologist Dr. Phil Dustan, who is featured in the film. Vanishing Coral was directed and produced by Stephen Olsson of Sausalito-based CEM Productions. Stephen will also be on hand to answer questions after the screening. The film was edited by Patsy Northcutt, with executive producers Juan Devis & Kim Spencer for KCETLink.

Women at the HelmFilm Screening and Discussion
Women at the Helm (2018)
Friday, February 15
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Women at the Helm (2018, 47 minutes) is a new documentary about five salty senior women in the Bay Area and Washington state who were pioneering mariners. The women profiled include a cargo ship captain, a tall ship captain, a commercial fisher, a sail maker, and one intrepid adventurer who skippered her own boat to places around the world, sometimes single-handedly. Filmmaker and Sausalito resident Helen Vandeman, herself a three-time live-aboard owner of classic boats, will be on hand to answer any questions after the screening.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, February 19
4:00 to 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 we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please register with Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

Monet abstractDocent Talk
Monet: The Late Years
Thursday, February 21
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Please join us for another excellent Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco presentation on the later works of Claude Monet with docent Alfred Escoffier.  The exhibition features fifty paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of his long career, including twenty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.  Boldly balancing representation and abstraction, Monet’s radical late works redefined the master of Impressionism as a forebear of modernism. On view at the de Young, February 16, 2019 – May 27, 2019.

FilleMet Opera Preview
La Fille due Régiment
Tuesday, February 26
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of La Fille due Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes 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. All are welcome.

iPhoneMobile Device Class
Advanced iPhone
Thursday, February 28
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library is now offering hands-on workshops to help local residents with their mobile devices. Advanced iPhone will be presented on Thursday, February 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room of Sausalito City Hall. In this workshop, instructor Jon Hartman will help you take your knowledge and abilities on iPhone to the next level. Topics covered will include downloading apps from the App Store, email, phone calls, and web browsing. Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon. No RSVP necessary, but please bring your iPhone!

StauffacherSpecial Program
Sausalito and Experimental Film
Friday, March 1
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

In this program, San Francisco-based filmmaker Dominic Angerame will use the experimental film Sausalito (1948) by Frank Stauffacher as a jumping off point for his own film explorations of urban landscapes. Stauffacher's Sausalito is a surreal 11-minute excursion through Sausalito as it appeared in the late 1940s. Angerame will discuss Stauffacher's influence on his own work and that of other experimental filmmakers, followed by a screening of his short films Premonition (1995) and Revelations (2018).

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, March 19
4:00 to 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 we can help you make bookmarks and buttons from your artwork. Seating is limited for this free program. If you are interested in attending, please register with Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

Die WalkureMet Opera Preview
Die Walküre
Tuesday, March 26
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner. Guest host Jerry Zientara will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Jerry's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. All are welcome.

Dialogues des CarmélitesMet Opera Preview
Dialogues des Carmélites
Tuesday, May 7
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc. Host Tom Wilhite will present background information about the opera and composer, followed by a plot synopsis that includes 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. All are welcome.