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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for October and November 2019

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

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


ManonMet Opera Preview
Manon
Tuesday, October 22
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 continues on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Manon by Jules Massenet. 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.

heath ceramicsFriday Evening Program
Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic
Friday, October 25
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

This special program will feature the screening of the new documentary Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic, followed by a question and answer session with Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey. Robin and Catherine are the Sausalito residents who took over Heath Ceramics in 2003 and have extended the legacy of the Sausalito pottery started by Edith and Brian Heath in 1948. The 55-minute documentary recounts the life and vision of ceramicist Edith Heath, along with an inside look at the Heath factory in Sausalito's Marinship district, where Heath's iconic dinnerware has been made since 1959. Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic was produced in 2019 for the KCET public television series Artbound.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle: First Time Members
Sunday, October 27
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. This special session is for ONLY for members who haven't yet attended a session, or have attended ONLY one session.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, October 29
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) 289-4121 x502.

MojaveComputer Class
Getting Started with Your Mac

Thursday, October 31
10:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers (note change of location)

Join Mac expert Jon Hartman in this introductory class to learn how to be comfortable with the current Mac operating system, OS X 10.14, Mohave.  You will learn about basic setup and customizations, and familiarize yourself with the interface. Jon will touch on the basics of System Preferences, Safari, Mail, Time Machine and file management.  Jon is a computer consultant who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

Samantha ParisFriday Evening Program
Finding the Bunny
Friday, November 1
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

The world of voice acting is fascinating yet little-known, and as a multi-billion industry, it can be considered America's most influential and invisible art. Meet Sausalito's own Samantha Paris, award-winning voice actor, educator, and author, who has trained more than 10,000 aspiring and working voice actors from her Voicetrax studio complex on nearby Bridgeway since 1988. Samantha will share insights and inspiration from her acclaimed memoir, Finding the Bunny, which has just been optioned by Warner Brothers for development into a television series. As part of this enlightening and entertaining presentation, Samantha and local voice actors will voice-act excerpts of her memoir and share snippets from the soon-to-be-released audiobook version.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, November 3
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.

SV Art ShowArt Reception
Opening Reception for Sausalito Village Art Show
Sunday, November 3
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

All are welcome to attend the opening reception of the 7th Annual Sausalito Village Art Show at the Sausalito Library from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3. The exhibit highlights the work of Sausalito Village artists and authors, and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and books. In addition to perusing the artwork, you will be able to chat with the artists and authors of Sausalito Village while you enjoy refreshments and live chamber music. The exhibit will be on display in the Sausalito Library during regular hours from November 3 to January 4. Sausalito Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the ability of its members to live independently and remain active in our community as they age.

Madama ButterflyMet Opera Preview
Madama Butterfly
Tuesday, November 5
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 continues with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. Guest host David Marshall 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. David's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. All are welcome.

happyhour Book Club Happy Hour
Thursday, November 7
6:00 p.m., Saylor’s Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway

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 November is The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead. Registration is now at full capacity. To join the wait list, please contact Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.


Speaker Series
Beautiful Brain Blues
Thursday, November 7
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Our brilliantly complex, creative and adaptive brains require conscious care throughout the life cycles. Join Clinical Nutritionist Leni Felton as she talks about lesser known contributors to Cognitive Decline – and to Cognitive Health. Topics will include the impact of autoimmunity, the gut/brain/immune connection, the gut ecology's influence upstream; and our self-cleaning systems. Working as a clinical nutritionist to help people recover and "live health," Leni has seen choice, practice, and action enable beautiful brains to blossom. Additionally, Leni facilitates clients’ programs via the Bredesen Protocol to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.

ShipsFriday Evening Program
Chasing Ships: An Inspector's Perspective
Friday, November 8
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Captain Craig Thomas conducts ship inspections in the San Francisco Bay for vessels carrying the flags of Malta, the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, and Liberia. Join us to hear Craig's unique perspective on ship operations in the Bay. Craig Thomas is a Sausalito resident and the president of Agile Marine LLC. A graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College, his seagoing career included positions ranging from third officer to master.

tissotDocent Series
James Tissot: Fashion & Faith
Thursday, November 14
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris are co-organizing James Tissot: Fashion & Faith, the first major reassessment of the artist’s career in over 20 years. At the Legion of Honor through February 9, this international retrospective will examine approximately 60 paintings, additional works on paper, and cloisonné enamels by Tissot.  Please join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Maureen O’Brien as she explores this historic collaboration.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, November 17
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.

AkhnatenMet Opera Preview
Akhnaten
Tuesday, November 19
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 continues with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. 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.

 

MojaveComputer Class
Mac Tips & Tricks

Thursday, November 21
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

This class delves into shortcuts and workflows to make using your Mac even easier. Mac expert Jon Hartman will focus on key commands and shortcuts to increase efficiency and explore alternate ways to make your computer even more productive than you thought possible. Jon is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

 

Transito SynagogueSpeaker Series
Tránsito Synagogue: A Monument to Peace and Interfaith Collaboration in 14th Century Spain
Thursday, November 21
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Adorned with both Hebrew and Arabic Scripture, Samuel Halevi's synagogue of El Tránsito in Toledo, Spain, is a Jewish monument to peace and interfaith collaboration from the 14th century. Presenter Robert Darr is a translator of classical Persian and Arabic. He has for two decades studied the calligraphy and ornamentation of the Alhambra Palaces in Granada, Spain, and the related calligraphy ornamenting Tránsito Synagogue in Toledo. His talk will explore the history leading up to a golden age of collaboration between Spanish Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the 13th and 14th centuries C.E. The talk will include images of Tránsito's calligraphic ornamentation and Darr’s recent translations of the Arabic texts.