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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for September and October 2019

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

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


Southwestern Indian PotterySpeaker Series
Southwestern Indian Pottery
Thursday, September 19
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

The pottery of the American Indians of the Southwest is a major art form and a 2,000-year puzzle. The puzzle is how an art can be hidebound in ancient tradition and at the same time vital enough to offer new surprises every day. Join Allan Hayes for a fascinating photographic journey through the pottery of the Acoma, Hopi, Zuni, and other tribes, followed by lots of time for questions. Allan Hayes is the author of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni, now in a second edition, and Collections of Southwestern Pottery.

FireFriday Evening Program
Fire in Sausalito!
Friday, September 20
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Past and present Sausalito firefighters will share their reminiscences in this panel discussion presented by the Sausalito Historical Society. The panel will feature retired Chief Steve Bogel, current Fire Marshal Fred Hilliard, and former Sausalito firefighters. A portion of the program will also be dedicated to fire prevention in Sausalito. This program coincides with a new exhibit on fires, firemen, firehouses, and fire prevention in Sausalito in the Exhibit Room of the Sausalito Historical Society on the upper level of City Hall. A reception will follow the event.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, September 22
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.

Sonoma 1Art Reception
Paintings by Susan Sternau
Sunday, September 22
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Join us for an opening reception in honor of a new exhibit of paintings by Sausalito artist Susan Sternau. Susan paints with both oils and watercolors. In her oils, she strives to create a strong sense of place and to communicate her response to the beauty of California’s landscapes and wildlife, achieving an impressionistic blend of color and lively surface texture. Her watercolors feature local landscapes, flowers, still life, and travel scenes. Her work is currently represented by Studio 333 in Sausalito. More about Susan can be found on her website, susansternau.com.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, September 24
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.

Intro MacTechnology Class
Introduction to Photos on the Mac
Thursday, September 26
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Mac expert Jon Hartman to learn how to get your photos and videos organized, along with best practices for sharing and printing.  He will discuss tools, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Photos.  Jon is a computer consultant who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

swiss chardMaster Gardener Series
Fall to Winter Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Careful planning is an essential part of the fall-winter vegetable garden. This class will answer your questions as to how and when to harvest summer crops, how to prepare the soil for planting either seeds or starts for your fall-winter garden, and using seed trays for starting seeds while your garden is still at full bloom. Critical to this process is understanding what varieties of vegetables do well in the winter, what varieties can be started early, and what varieties must be planted by seed in the garden bed after the summer harvest. Presenter Joe Jennings has been a Marin Master Gardener since 2012.

Bogart BacallFriday Evening Program
Bogart and Bacall : A True Love Hollywood Romance
Friday, September 27
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Lauren Bacall was only 19 when she and Humphrey Bogart fell in love on the set of To Have and Have Not. He was fresh from his success in Casablanca and already on his fourth marriage… but this was Hollywood. Soon they were married, and their romance lasted until Bogie’s death in 1957. Join KALW film critic Peter Robinson for a look at their time together and their classic noir films of the 1940s.

Bolinas-Fairfax RoadFriday Evening Program
The Bolinas-Fairfax Road: The History of One of Marin’s Most Scenic Roads
Friday, October 4
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Join local author and historian Brian Crawford for a richly illustrated presentation on the history of the Bolinas-Fairfax Road. The scenic road has a long and fascinating history intimately tied to the history of Marin County. As stage-coach line, operated by a series of remarkable characters, it provided a crucial transportation link across the county. The road was rerouted many times as dams and reservoirs were built. It was also the scene of runaway coaches, landslides, bridge collapses, forest fires, earthquakes, overturns, encounters with bears and enraged stags, and one bizarre holdup.

TurandotMet Opera Preview
Turandot
Tuesday, October 8
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2019-20 begins on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Turandot 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.

HICAP websiteSpeaker Series
Understanding Your Medicare
Thursday, October 10
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 us for this HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) seminar that offers free and unbiased information about people’s Medicare benefits. On October 10, 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. 

Kirk DouglasFriday Evening Program
Scandals and Mysteries in Hollywood History, Part II
Friday, October 11
7:00 p.m. inside the Sausalito Library

Jan Wahl returns to the Sausalito Library with more juicy stories about some of Hollywood's greatest stars, including Hedy Lamarr, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, and Burt Lancaster. Each story will be accompanied by a clip of the star in a famous role. Jan Wahl is San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. You can find her on the radio at KCBS All News 106.9-FM and 740-AM. Jan also teaches at Dominican University, makes regular speaking appearances, and emcees at local events.

yarn Procraftinators: Crafting for Adults
Tuesday, October 15
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Procraftinators crafting meet-up for adults is the perfect place to bring whatever unfinished object (UFO), craft project or hobby you are working on. Complete that knitting, embroidery, or jewelry project while socializing with others for encouragement and inspiration. Bring your own supplies, trade with others, or come to learn a new craft. Gather together and create! Free of charge. Open to all experience levels.

Barbara KivowitzSpeaker Series
Love in the Time of Chronic Illness
Thursday, October 17
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

When illness enters your lives, it has a profound impact on not just the patient and family caregiver separately, but on the connection between them. And that connection, that relationship, can be a source of support, or depletion, for the partners. Based on research for her book, Love in the Time of Chronic Illness: How to Fight the Sickness, Not Each Other, presenter Barbara Kivowitz, MSW, will describe the ways illness affects the patient/caregiver relationship and approaches they can use to strengthen the relationship resilience needed to cope with the challenges of illness. Barbara is a clinician, consultant, and author specializing in health care innovation. She works with health care systems nationally to help them shift to more relationship-based models of care.

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 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, the Sausalito residents who in 2003 took over and have further extended the legacy of the 71-year -old 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.

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.

MojaveGetting 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.