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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Summer/Fall 2014
For more information about Sausalito Library programs please call (415) 289-4121. 

To see a list of upcoming Children's Programs, please click here.


 Movie Night: The Birds Summer Movie Night
The Birds
Thursday, August 7
9:30pm inside the Library

We'll be showing a free movie at the Library every Thursday night in August. Summer Movie Night kicks off with The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller about murderous birds running amok in a small coastal town in Northern California. The film stars Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. We’ll bring out the popcorn, unfurl the Library’s new 12’ x 9’ screen, and fire up the projector at 9:30pm.  

 Kimono
Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Kimono Story with Marge Benjamin Warren
Tuesday, August 12
12:30pm in the Edgewater Room

Marge Benjamin Warren has spent over thirty years learning and teaching about the traditional art of dress in Japan.

Discover the world through Japanese eyes as a specialist illuminates revered ideals of beauty. She will enable you to appreciate the complex skills behind the creation of cloth and clothing and the elaboration of techniques, design and color, illustrated by actual garments. Now almost completely effaced by Western dress, the persistence of the ideals of the “cult of kimono” has offered continuity in a changing society.  

 Movie Night: The Lady from Shanghai Summer Movie Night
The Lady from Shanghai
Thursday, August 14
9:30pm inside the Library

Movie night continues with The Lady from Shanghai, the classic 1947 film noir from director Orson Welles. Rita Hayworth stars opposite Welles as the femme fatale. The film features a famous scene shot on the Bridgeway pier in Old Town Sausalito. We’ll bring out the popcorn, unfurl the Library’s new 12’ x 9’ screen, and fire up the projector at 9:30pm.  

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Occupy & Other Love Stories
An evening with author Daniel Coshnear

Monday, August 18
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Critic Jonah Raskin says of Occupy & Other Love Stories:
“Years from now a Ph.D. student writing about the culture of the Occupy Movement will surely point to Occupy & Other Love Stories as an example of the fiction that emerged from the protests against Wall Street immorality and criminality. It’s also fiction that stands on its own merits…Coshnear’s stories are compact with vivid descriptions of people and places, and with crisp dialogue that’s practically audible.”

Dan works night shift at a group home for homeless men and women with mental illness and runs a reading-writing group at another group home. He also teaches writing classes through UC Berkeley Extension and privately in Sonoma County. Dan’s first book, Jobs & Other Preoccupations, won the Willa Cather Award from Helicon Nine. You can learn more at: danielcoshnear.com  

 Movie Night: It Came from Beneath the Sea Summer Movie Night
It Came from Beneath the Sea
Thursday, August 21
9:30pm inside the Library

Movie night returns with low-budget, sci-fi horror in the form of 1955’s It Came from Beneath the Sea, with special effects by the legendary Ray Harryhausen. In the film, San Francisco is menaced by a giant octopus that has been driven from its usual habitat by nuclear tests in the South Pacific. We’ll bring out the popcorn, unfurl the Library’s new 12’ x 9’ screen, and fire up the projector at 9:30pm.  

 Movie Night: Dr. Strangelove Summer Movie Night
Dr. Strangelove
Thursday, August 28
9:30pm inside the Library

Summer movie night comes to an end with a tip of the hat to longtime Sausalito resident Sterling Hayden, who stars as the unhinged, communist-hating General Jack D. Ripper in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 black comedy, Dr. Strangelove. Peter Sellers (who plays three roles), George C. Scott, and Slim Pickens join Hayden in a memorable cast. We’ll bring out the popcorn, unfurl the Library’s new 12’ x 9’ screen, and fire up the projector at 9:30pm.  

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Meditation as Medication for the Soul
Tuesday, September 9
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

Inside us is an energy that can make us whole, physically, mentally, and spiritually. By learning to meditate accurately, we tap into this energy and heal our physical illnesses, emotional stress, and spiritual isolation--from within. In this lively, entertaining, and practical workshop, Dr. Marshall Zaslove will clarify the many benefits of accurate meditation, and will give every participant a personal, instructed demonstration of meditation.

Marshall Zaslove MD, is a Board certified psychiatrist, author and speaker with 45 years of clinical, research and teaching experience. For over 40 years he also has been meditating regularly, and for 20 years he has been teaching meditation to hundreds of public and professional audiences, including the National Institutes of Health, the American Medical Association, and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Zaslove is a contributing author of the groundbreaking new bestseller, Meditation as Medication for the Soul, by Rajinder Singh.
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Begin Here: Helping Survivors Manage After a Death
Tuesday, September 16
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

If you have recently experienced the passing of a parent, spouse, close relative or friend, you may know the daunting experience of trying to help put their personal affairs in order. Most people who find themselves in that position are surprised by the vast number of things to do and start by asking 'Where do I begin?'

Author Kat Reed's suite of free online tools and an accompanying user friendly book Begin Here will answer this question and provide the basis of her discussion. She will share simple yet concrete steps to guide survivors through the seemingly overwhelming practical yet necessary tasks that remain after a death, from residential to financial to personal. She bases her material on her own experiences after her mother's death and her tireless subsequent research. You can find out more information at: helpingsurvivorsmanage.com  

 Larry Clinton Sausalito People
Larry Clinton: The History of the Marinship District of Sausalito
Friday, September 19
7:00pm inside the Library

Not only the entire Marinship district's land mass, but its roads, infrastructure and industrial buildings were constructed in 1942 for the war effort. Once online, Ninety-three Liberty Ships were constructed in two years. After the war the district became fertile ground for thinkers, artists, writers and musicians. A thirty-two-year resident of Sausalito's floating home community, Larry Clinton is a direct beneficiary of the waterfront lifestyle that grew out of the Marinship development. As past president of the Floating Homes Association, he is particularly interested in the history (as well as the future) of Sausalito's waterfront. Larry is also past president of the Sausalito Historical Society. His illustrated talk will be based on research that was conducted for the Society's permanent Marinship exhibit at the Bay Model.

 Bill Palmini Sausalito People
Bill Palmini: A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia
Friday, September 26
7:00pm inside the Library

As a rookie detective for the Sausalito Police Department, Bill Palmini sought to take down the West Coast Mafia by gaining the confidence of notorious mob operative William Floyd Ettleman. Set against a backdrop of social turmoil, Bill’s new book, A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia, immerses readers in the subculture of free love, drugs, robbery and murder, orchestrated by organized crime in locations like Sausalito. In his talk, Bill will provide a multimedia overview of the case, which began with a late night heist at the Trident Restaurant. Bill will also reminisce about his days on the Sausalito Police force in the 1970s. Bill currently serves as Chief of the Department of Public Safety at UC Hastings College of Law.

 Victoria Colella Sausalito People
A Tour of Sausalito’s Wooden Boats with Victoria Colella
Friday, October 3
7:00pm inside the Library

Local author, artist, sign maker, and tour guide Victoria Colella will take us on a multimedia tour of the wooden boats of Sausalito, based on the new edition of her book, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour: A Three Mile Stroll with Historic Footnotes. The virtual tour will take us from Sausalito’s historic houseboat communities, to art studios, to classic sailing and motor yachts, to the anchor-out community. Colella’s Butterflute Studios, which serves as headquarters for the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour and Valhalla Signworks, is located in the heart of the historic Marinship District next to the shipways where the Liberty ships were built in WWII.

 Robert Timineri Sausalito People
Chang Chang Chang: a Celebration of Elephants with Robert Timineri
Friday, October 10
7:00pm inside the Library

Sausalito resident Robert Timineri returns to the Sausalito Library with a follow up to his program, "Crows: Smarter Than Required," one of the most popular speaker series events ever held at the Library. Of his new program, Robert writes, "I only discovered why I went to Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai in Thailand after I arrived. In my talk, I’ll share that revelation and more through a discussion of the natural history of elephants, the intersection of human and elephant culture, and my experience at Elephant Nature Park. I invite you to share your experience with elephants anywhere in the world at changchangchang.weebly.com. There you can describe your 'ele' contact and become part of the show, if you wish."

 Bill Broder Sausalito People
Bill Broder: Two Russian Bicycles
Friday, October 17
7:00pm inside the Library

In his talk, local author Bill Broder will present a brief summary of his writing: works in fiction, a memoir, and a professional freelance career. He will then read from his new work, Two Russian Bicycles, which consists of two curiously related novellas prophetic of the future course of Russian and world history. "Tolstoy's Wife" and "The Sphinx of Kiev," both based on historical fact, reveal how the small battles of the hearth, friendship, and love shape history and underlie the effort to remain human in times bedeviled by a brutal destiny. Bill’s talk will be followed by a Russian Tea with borscht, piroshki, and caviar.

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How to Be Your Own Financial Advisor
Monday, October 20
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Think fast: What is 3x2x7x52x20x5? Answer: $218,400 or simply today's cost of 3 x $5 meals a day for 2 people for 20 years of retirement. Are you ready? What is your financial plan for good AND bad times? No matter where are you are in life, planning and executing your own financial game plan is a critical step for you and your family. Join us to better understand the building blocks and simple tools you can use to minimize financial stress in your life.

Wade Pitts is the Managing Director of Fort Point Capital, a boutique wealth advisor serving HNW individuals and families focused on balancing portfolio returns, risk, and tax efficiency. He sits on the boards of the NorCal Financial Planning Association Conference, Bay Area Financial Education Foundation, and Cornell NorCal Alumni Association.
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Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails
Three key concepts and four critical skills for living a joyful, satisfying,
and meaningful life

Monday, November 17
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

For many, happiness can seem like an elusive mirage: apparently filling our lives with joy and contentment in one moment, only to slip through our fingers the next. As a result, many find themselves in the constant pursuit of happiness.

In this interactive, enlightening, and lighthearted talk, De Anza College & John F. Kennedy University professor Javy W. Galindo explains how happiness need not be pursued, but chosen. Based on his graduate course on the psychology of happiness, professor Galindo shares seven insights from his new book “Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails” on how to choose happiness and why it is often a difficult choice to make.

A Few Key Concepts: The happiness equation; positive psychology; flow experiences and satisfaction; the hedonic treadmill; the power of unconscious programming; pleasure vs. joy; dealing with negative thinking (the negativity bias); authenticity and meaningful living.

 mansion room  Winter 2014/2015 Museum Docent Series
Tuesday, December 9
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

Marsha Holm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent
To coincide with Legion of Honor exhibit:
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. Constructed in the Palladian style by architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell and decorated by the influential designer William Kent, it has survived through the centuries in a remarkably well-preserved state.

This exhibition captures an intimate look inside Houghton Hall amid a re-creation of some of its spectacular interiors. Rarely-exhibited treasures and exquisite furniture that has been passed down through the centuries evoke the sophistication of aristocratic entertainment in the 18th century.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 

Last updated: 7/23/2014 9:14:25 AM