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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Summer 2019

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

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


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

MacComputer Class
5 Essential Skills for Mac
Thursday, July 25
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

This class will cover the most essential skills you need to know for using your Mac computer. Regardless of why you purchased your Mac, these skills will help! Topics covered include selecting multiple items, window management, rules of text, left click vs. right click, and copy and paste. Instructor Jon Hartman is a computer consultant specializing in Apple devices who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, August 4
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, August 8
6 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 August is Amsterdam by Ian McEwan. To register, please contact Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4121 x502.


yarn Procraftinators: Crafting for Adults
Tuesday, August 13
1:00 to 2:30 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! Drop in any time between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Free of charge. Open to all experience levels.

pencilSausalito Writers' Circle
Sunday, August 18
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.

Apple logoTechnology Class
Everything Apple
Thursday, August 29
10:30 a.m. in the Edgewater Room

In this special class, iPhone, iPad, and Mac expert Jon Hartman will take questions from attendees on “Everything Apple.”  Questions will be taken as learning points for the entire class. Jon is a computer consultant who also teaches classes at the libraries in Mill Valley and Tiburon.

butterflyGardening Program
Gardening for Butterflies
Thursday, August 29
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

From the regal Monarch to the dainty "gossamer-winged ones," the more you understand about butterflies, the more your habitat garden will be graced by their presence. In this special program, attendees will gain insight into these beautiful creatures by learning about their different life stages, the host plants and habitats they frequent, and the fascinating ecological adaptations that make them such a compelling study. Presenter Charlotte Torgovitsky is a naturalist who loves to garden and the immediate past president of the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society. This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Beautiful.

handPanel Discussion
Understanding Gender Identity
Thursday, September 5
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us for a discussion with Sausalito resident Janna Barkin and a panel of transgender and non binary youth and adults that will deepen your understanding of gender identity. Janna is the author of He's Always Been My Son, the inspiring story of the emotional and uplifting journey of raising her transgender son. She also leads a support group for parents and caregivers of transgender, gender expansive, and questioning youth at the Spahr Center in Corte Madera. Included in the discussion will be personal stories, the dimensions of gender, personal pronouns and why they are important, and suggestions for how to be an ally to transgender people in our families and communities.

Katy ButlerFriday Evening Program
The Art of Dying Well
Friday, September 13
7:00 p.m. inside the library

You can thrive in later life, adapt successfully to change, get the best from our fragmented health care system, and make your own “good death” more likely. Join us to hear bestselling Mill Valley author Katy Butler discuss The Art of Dying Well, her new handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and spiritual—all designed to help you make the most of your remaining time, be it months, years, or decades. Katy Butler's first book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, was a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of the Year. The Art of Dying Well drew record-breaking crowds to her national book tour and was an Amazon bestseller. Katy is a former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and a one-time Sausalito houseboat resident.  This program is co-sponsored by Sausalito Village.

MiwokSpecial Event
The Coast Miwok
Tuesday, September 17
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join us for an hour of local history and refreshments hosted by Lucina Vidauri, who traces her lineage back to the Coast Miwok people who lived in Sausalito and Marin for centuries. The event will feature guest speakers, historical photos, Miwok artifacts, and a visit from descendants of Camillo Ynitia, the last headman of the Miwok community living at Olompali.

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.