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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.


Women at the HelmFilm Screening
Women at the Helm
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.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, February 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.

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) 289-4121 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 du 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 du 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!

RoseMaster Gardener Series
Growing Roses
Thursday, February 28
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Come and learn how to select, plant, and prune the roses in your garden! Presenter Rod Kerr is a UC Marin Master Gardener who has grown and tended roses for 35 years. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library.

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).

happyhour Book Club Happy Hour
Thursday, March 7
6:00 p.m. at 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 March is All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld. Registration is now at full capacity. To join the wait list, please contact Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4121 x502.


ShipSpecial Program
The Ships That Built the West
Friday, March 15
7:30 p.m. inside the Library

Join us for an entertaining slide presentation from Olaf Engvig based on his recent book, The Ships That Built the West. Olaf’s book is about the ships and seamen from Scandinavia that helped build the West Coast during the years from 1880 to 1945. Featured are the stories of the steam schooner WAPAMA and the hybrid ship VÆRDALEN. The VÆRDALEN is now the sole survivor of the famed Scandinavian Navy of commercial vessels. Olaf Engvig is a maritime scholar, author, and captain of historic vessels.

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) 289-4121 x502.

Sylvia VerangeSpecial Program
Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking across the Himalayas
Thursday, March 21
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

In 1984, Sylvia Verange set off on a 500 mile journey across the Himalayas of Nepal. Hiking through the breathtaking scenery, remote mountain villages, and treacherous, freezing conditions, Sylvia's story lays out both a historical snapshot of the region, as well as an epic travelogue of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. In this special program, Sylvia will share a spectacular slide show from her journey and read from her new book, Two Breaths, One Step: Hiking across the Himalayas. The presentation will be followed with time for questions.

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.

iPhoneMobile Device Class
iPhone, App Stores, and Apple IDs
Thursday, March 28
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

In this workshop taught by Jon Hartman, we will learn about texting, email, phone calls, and web browsing on the most important communication device you own. We will also delve into the mysteries of Apple IDs (iCloud and iTunes) to make sure your data is where you want it. 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!

compostMaster Gardener Series
Basic Backyard Composting
Thursday, March 28
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Have you wanted to find ways to avoid adding to our landfills? Have you wanted to know what to do with table scraps? Has composting always been a mystery to you? Join us for Basic Backyard Composting! A Master Gardener since 2003, presenter Joan Irwin has gardened in the Bay Area for over forty years. She speaks frequently on composting, organic gardening, and community gardens. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library.

Enid FosterSpecial Program
Enid Foster: Sausalito's Greatest Forgotten Artist
Friday, March 29
7:30 p.m. inside the Library

In 1958, new Sausalito residents Allan and Carol Hayes met Enid Foster when they bought one of her paintings. As their friendship developed, Enid introduced Allan and Carol to the thriving Sausalito art colony that revolved around her. Enid had been an internationally respected artist before 1920, but the critics, curators, and gallery owners of the 1960s saw her only as the town character, an amusing eccentric who made irrelevant art. Today, that "irrelevant art" dazzles us with its vitality, freshness, and originality. Allan's talk will be followed by a reception for a show of selected works by Enid Foster in the exhibit room of the Sausalito Historical Society.

broder_smAuthor Reading
Bill Broder
Thursday, April 4
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us for a reading from author and longtime Sausalito resident Bill Broder. In What Do We Do With Our Dead? A Meditation, an aged storyteller attempts to retrieve his beloved wife after her accidental fall and her journey through the dark corridors of American medical bureaucracy that led to her death. A Man of No Rank: The Memoir of a Storyteller is the chronicle of one man's progress out of his family's story, through various accidents of life to the meeting of a good woman who helped lead him to storytelling. A large selection of works by Bill Broder may be found in the collection of the Sausalito Library.

2019 poetry Special Event
An Evening of Poetry
Wednesday, April 17
6:30 p.m. at the Sausalito Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue

The Sausalito Library and the Sausalito Woman's Club invite you to an Evening of Poetry on Wednesday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue. This special gathering will celebrate some of the outstanding poetry of today. Hear readings from entrepreneurs, teachers, clergy, community leaders, along with special guest appearances by award-winning SLAM poets from local high schools — brave new voices bringing the noise from the margins to the core. Free admission. No-host bar. Parking is available at Christ Church, or make reservation with a Call a Ride for Sausalito Seniors (CARSS) before April 15: (415) 944-5474.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, April 23
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.

MacApple Device Class
Getting Started with Your Mac
Thursday, April 25
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

This introductory class is designed to get you comfortable with the current Mac operating system, macOS 10.14 Mojave. You will learn about basic setup and customizations, and familiarize yourself with the interface. We will touch on the basics of System Preferences, Safari, Mail, Time Machine, and file management. 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!

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.