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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Spring 2019

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

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

TomatoesMaster Gardener Series
Tomato and Vegetable Basics
Thursday, April 25
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us for a primer on growing your own tomatoes and other vegetables in Marin County. You'll hear about the basics for planting, watering and maintaining your plants. You’ll also learn which varieties grow well in our area and how to deal with common challenges. Presenter Joe Jennings is a Marin Master Gardener who grows vegetables year-round in his home garden. He graduated from Whitman College and earned an MBA from the University of Washington. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library. 

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, April 28
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.

happyhour Book Club Happy Hour
Thursday, May 2
6pm, 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 May is Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. Registration is now at full capacity. To join the wait list, please contact Rebecca at or (415) 289-4121 x502.

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.

Bret ArensonSpecial Event
Art Making Through the Ecstatic Experience
Saturday, May 11
5:00 p.m. inside the Library

Local artist Bret Arenson has explored the use of the ecstatic experience as a creative impetus in both visual arts and in performance. After discovering an automatic response within him on a fateful night fifteen years ago, he has applied this ecstatic response to a wide variety of creative projects, including ongoing street performances and large scale ambient works. Bret will talk about his experiences in the unfolding of his ecstatic discoveries, his application of ecstatic automatism to the art making process, and bringing forth creative ecstatic experience into a modern context. Bret Arenson's exhibit "Forest Fog (Afterglow In The Elements)" is on display inside the Sausalito Library through May 11.

Eric ArensSpeaker Series
Global Warming: How to Look at the Data and What to Do About It
Thursday, May 16
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join physicist Eric Arens for an overview of where we stand with climate change. Subjects covered will include an explanation of the greenhouse and ozone trapping gases, the way to look at the data to see the present and future effects of these gases, and the actions that are being taken and could be taken to stop the deterioration of the environment. Before his retirement, Eric worked at NASA and the University of California at Berkeley.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, May 21
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 or (415) 289-4121 x502.

Addison RexSpecial Program
Behind the Label: An Insider View of the Wine industry
Thursday, May 23
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

As you sip a glass of California wine, you may suspect that the wine in the bottle has a story behind the beautifully embossed label. Not the story on the winery's website, the one that gloats about the legendary history of the winemaker's family, the idyllic confluence of environmental factors that conspired to produce the perfect grapes, or the blood, sweat and tears that went into each handcrafted bottle. In this special program, winemaker Addison Rex will take us behind the scenes and into the wine cave to discuss the realities of the wine industry. Born and raised in Sausalito, Addison's professional journey has taken him from cellar rat to founding a wine negociant business and beyond.

French BroomMaster Gardener Series
Invasives: More Than Just Bugs and Blooms
Thursday, May 30
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Invasive plants brought in from other parts of the world represent a significant challenge to the natural environment of our country and our home landscapes in Marin. When a gardener thinks of an"exotic invasive," it is usually an insect or a plant. These are, indeed, awful threats, but there are exotic invasive diseases, aquatics, and mammals that also pose important threats to our native species and environments. Based on research done by the UC Cooperative Extension staff, Marin Master Gardener Bob Mauceli will discuss some examples of these alien threats, and what California is doing to deal with them. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library. 

Joel Stratte-McClureSpecial Program
Walking Around the Mediterranean Sea
Thursday, June 6
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us to hear author Joel Stratte-McClure discuss his trilogy of "The Idiot and the Odyssey" travel narratives about his 20-year walk around the Mediterranean Sea, illustrated by a photo slideshow. Joel is an American journalist/adventurer who lived in France for more than three decades and has been writing about his global trekking and hiking adventures since the 1970s. His work has taken him to more than 115 countries, and his articles on a variety of subjects have appeared in The International Herald Tribune, Time Magazine, The Times of London, People Magazine and numerous other publications. Joel will be introduced by KALW radio host Peter Robinson. You can learn more about Joel from his website.