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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Fall 2018

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

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

 

La Fanciulla del WestMet Opera Preview
La Fanciulla del West
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of La Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini. 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. Tom's preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met. All are welcome.

Mini-Succulent GardensMaster Gardener Series
Mini-Succulent Gardens
Thursday, October 25
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Succulents are attractive easy-care, low-water plants that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Come and learn how to incorporate these versatile plants into mini-gardens, using common household objects like teacups and cookie tins as containers. Presenter Diane Lynch has been a Master Gardener in Marin since 1999. She has been writing a gardening column for The Ark newspaper on the Tiburon Peninsula since 2002 and has been a long-time contributor to the weekly Master Gardener column in the Marin Independent-Journal. This program is part of a series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Library, in conjunction with the UC Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners.

Sterling HaydenFriday Evening Program Series
Sterling Hayden
Friday, October 26
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) was a Hollywood actor, author, and sailor. Sausalito became Sterling's part-time home beginning in the early 1960s. In his later years, Sterling was a common sight in downtown Sausalito and along the waterfront with his long beard and walking stick. Sterling’s film credits include Doctor Strangelove, The Killing, The Asphalt Jungle, and The Godfather. His memoir “Wanderer” is still in print, fifty-five years after it was first published. Please join the Sausalito Library and the Sausalito Historical Society as we celebrate a unique Sausalito character with film clips, readings, and reminiscences from some of the local people who knew him.


pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, October 28
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall 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 Conference Room. 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, October 30
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) 289-4100 x502.

iPadMobile Device Class
Introduction to iPad
Thursday, November 1
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

This workshop presented by instructor Jon Hartman will introduce you to the magic of iPad, from creating documents and tracking your expenses, to surfing the web and watching movies. Can an iPad replace a computer? Let's find out. Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

Johnson StreetMaster Gardener Series
Street Trees for Your Neighborhood
Thursday, November 1
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Do you want trees in the sidewalk in front of your house? Are you willing to water the trees and make sure they survive while they get established in their new home? Do you have grass or open dirt between the sidewalk and the street and want to transform that space with a tree? In this special program, Sausalito resident and UC Master Gardener Fay Mark will talk about how to identify the type of tree appropriate for your urban setting, the process for partnering with city planners, and the conditions necessary to ensure the long-term survival of the new trees. Fay helped organize a project on Johnson Street, where neighbors partnered with the City of Sausalito to plant eighteen Prunus cerasifera trees, a fruitless tree that is utility and view friendly with a maximum height of 15-20 feet.

marnieMet Opera Preview
Marnie
Tuesday, November 6
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

The Sausalito Library's Met Opera Preview series for 2018-19 continues on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room of City Hall with a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Marnie by Nico Muhly. 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.

 happyhourSpecial Program
Book Club Happy Hour
Thursday, November 8
6:00 p.m., location TBA

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. The next meeting of the group will take place on Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m., location TBA. Snacks will be provided by the Sausalito Library. The book for November is The Magic Christian by Terry Southern. Club size is limited and registration is recommended but not required. To register and find copies of the book, please contact Erin at ewilson@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x504.

Ghosts of the Golden GateFriday Evening Program Series
Ghosts of the Golden Gate
Friday, November 9
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

The Southern Marin section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is rich in cultural and natural history. The 'Ghosts of the Golden Gate' project tells the park's story by matching beautiful and fascinating archival photographs with photos from today. Join Ted Barone, a volunteer photographer with the National Park Service and the curator/photographer for the 'Ghosts' project as he reveals the hidden history of familiar locations. Ted recently retired after thirty years in public education, the last thirteen as a middle and high school principal. A naturalist, photographer, hiker, and mountain biker, he knows the parklands like the back of his hand.

Adam MilgramSpeaker Series
Attitude: The Power of One's Thoughts and the Secret of Life
Thursday, November 15
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join psychologist and Sausalito resident Adam Milgram for a discussion of the meaning of attitude, how attitude is formed and developed, and how it powerfully influences one's life in every manner — from one's happiness to one's success in business and work, to the meaningfulness and joy in one's relationships, to one's overall health, longevity, and well-being. One's attitude can be changed for the better, and doing so can considerably better one's life. Adam Milgram is a student of psychology, mysticism, and spirituality and has read and practiced widely in these areas. Throughout the past thirty years, he has integrated his experience and understanding of psychology with his experience and understanding of spirituality into a psychospiritual perspective.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, November 27
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) 289-4100 x502.

 Jeanie Schwarz Speaker Series
Social Security: It's All About Timing
Thursday, November 29
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Many people assume that they have to begin receiving Social Security retirement benefits as soon as they retire and stop working. But that’s not the case. Retiring and claiming Social Security benefits are different. You have options, and learning about them may help you make a well-informed decision about when to start receiving your benefits.  Presenter Jeanie Schwarz MBA, CFP is a principal with Lumina Financial Consultants of Sausalito. She is an expert in personal financial management with over sixteen years of experience helping individuals understand their household cash flow, project their long-term financial needs, and craft strategies to reach their goals.  

Beatrix Farrand FilmFilm Screening
The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand (2018, 40 minutes)
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED
Friday, November 30
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Join us for a screening of the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America. The niece of Edith Wharton, Beatrix Farrand grew up in the privileged world of the East Coast elite and fought through the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession to design over 200 landscape commissions during her remarkable 50-year career.  The film was made by Karyl Evans, a six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Yale University Fellow, and recently received the Historic Preservation Award from the Garden Club of America. Our screening will be hosted by Karyl and Sausalito resident and gardener Jennifer Spinach. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful.

MillionTrees NYCSpeaker Series
The Art and Science of Tree Planting
Thursday, December 6
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Starting in 2005, the NYC Parks Department completed a street tree census of close to 600,000 trees throughout all the streets of New York City. Data from this census was leveraged into MillionTrees NYC, a public/private partnership between the City of New York and the New York Restoration Project founded by Bette Midler. MillionTrees NYC planted trees throughout the entire City – in front of homes, businesses, in parks, and on private land. This presentation will give an overview of the quantifiable benefits of trees in NYC, the planting process of trees during MillionTrees, and how volunteers throughout all of NYC joined the initiative to help care for and plant trees. Speaker Matthew Stephens is currently the Director of the Conservatory of Flowers and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Matthew will also share his ideas for bringing a similar initiative to Sausalito.

La TraviataMet Opera Preview
La Traviata
Tuesday, December 11
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 La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. 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.

GauguinDocent Talk
Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

Thursday, December 13
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Maureen O’Brien as she explores the first-ever San Francisco exhibit dedicated to the work of Paul Gauguin. This exceptional retrospective includes more than fifty Gauguin paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics from the renowned collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.  Samples of Oceanic art and Gauguin’s works on paper from the permanent collection will also be on display at the de Young, November 17, 2018 – April 7, 2019.

color pencils 125x183Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, December 18
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) 289-4100 x502.