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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Winter 2020

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

The Library also offers Children's Story Times.


The IrishmanFriday Evening Program
Academy Awards Preview: Best Picture
Friday, January 24
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Join film critic and Sausalito resident Jan Wahl for a whirlwind tour through all nine of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. We'll watch a clip or a preview of each nominated film, then Jan will give her take on what makes each film great or not so great. Jan will also share a list of films that she thinks should have been nominated but didn't make the cut. This year's Oscar nominations will be released on January 13, 2020.

happyhour Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, January 28
4-6 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. 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.


Mac ScreenComputer Class
Mail, Contacts and Calendars

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

Join Mac expert Jon Hartman in this workshop that focuses on the applications for your personal life such as managing people, time, and communication. You will learn how to create contacts and calendar events and sync them to your iPhone and iPad. You also discover the basics of Apple Mail and learn workflows and organization to master your email.  Instructor Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.  Please note: This class was originally scheduled for December 19.

California CoffeeberryMarin Master Gardeners Series
Gardening with California Natives

Thursday, January 30
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

There are thousands of native California plants, and Marin County's Mediterranean climate is the perfect place for many of them. In this program from Marin Master Gardeners, you will learn how and why using native plants in your landscape is a great way to help make up for habitat lost to development. By using native plants, you can also build a beautiful landscape that uses less water and fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Program presenter Bob Mauceli lives on a north Novato hillside that is landscaped using native trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials. This program is part of a series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by Sausalito Beautiful, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners.

Of the SeaFriday Evening Program
Of The Sea: A Film About California Fishermen
Friday, January 31
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

What can we learn from California fishermen about the ocean and our relationship to it? Join us for a screening of the documentary Of The Sea (2016, 82 minutes), followed by a question and answer session with producer and director Mischa Hedges. Due to complex regulations, high costs, and competition with cheap farmed and imported seafood, the number of fishing vessels in California has declined from over 6,900 in 1981 to just 1,800 vessels today. Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. Of The Sea tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of sustainable seafood.

Speaker Series
Gut Wellness: A Mind-Body Approach to Tummy Zen
Thursday, February 6
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Cultivating awareness of not just what, but also how we eat and think about food has the power to transform gut health and overall well being. Katie Schmidt, MPH and Behavioral Food Therapist, recently moved to Sausalito after six years living and working with clients in Switzerland and Spain. Join her for a conversation about the mind-gut connection and nourishing daily rituals for better digestion. Topics will include:

  • The impactful habit Europeans have which benefits digestion… and why we should adopt it!
  • Why gut science has been a hot topic in recent years
  • The most overlooked gut-friendly foods… chances are they’re already in your kitchen
  • How emotions impact the gut… and an effective mindful breathing technique to self-soothe
  • Practices around meals for better body awareness, mind-body connection and digestion

It Came from Beneath the SeaFriday Evening Program
The Golden Gate Bridge on the Silver Screen
Friday, February 7
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

The Golden Gate Bridge has probably starred in more movies than any other American architectural icon. From Stranded (1935) to The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), the iconic span appears in wide range of films including Dark Passage, Superman, Star Trek, Time After Time, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Love Bug, A View to a Kill, Monsters vs. Aliens, Interview with a Vampire, and X-Men. Jim Van Buskirk, author of Celluloid San Francisco (and former SFPL librarian), offers a clip-filled program of hilariously horrifying depictions of the Bay Area's beloved bridge.

Charles Van DammeFriday Evening Program
The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme Ferry
Friday, February 21
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Join Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex for a fascinating multimedia history of the Charles Van Damme ferryboat, which was a fixture on the Sausalito waterfront from 1957 until it was (mostly) demolished in 1983. Judith and Michael will recount the nine lives of the Charles Van Damme, from its early days ferrying cars and passengers between Richmond and San Rafael to its life aground as a Sausalito restaurant and community hangout. Today, an effort is underway to transform its surviving paddle wheel and smokestack into a historical display at Waldo Point Park.

happyhour Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, February 25
4-6 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. 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.


iPhone iOS 13Computer Class
Introduction to iPhone iOS 13

Thursday, February 27
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Mac expert Jon Hartman in this workshop that covers the basic functions of iPhone such as Email, Safari, Calendar, and yes, even making a phone call.  We'll learn the different functions of the camera to take better photos, and helpful tips to get the most out of iPhone, using the latest software, iOS 13.  Instructor Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.