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Adult Programs for Fall 2014 and Winter 2015
For more information about Sausalito Library programs please call (415) 289-4121. 

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

mansion room Winter 2014/2015 Museum Docent Series
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
Tuesday, December 9
2:00pm in the Council Chambers
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

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

 Meistersinger Met Opera Discussion Group
Die Meistersinger by Wagner
Tuesday, December 9
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room
Guest speaker Jerry Zientara

Join us for an engaging preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Meistersinger, including background on the composer and opera and commentary on audio and video selections from past performances. Meetings take place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast — screened locally at Sausalito’s CinéArts theater. All are welcome! No advance registration required!

 Sleuth in Sausalito Sausalito Library Speaker Series
A Sleuth in Sausalito
Wednesday, December 10
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Join us for a special preview of A Sleuth in Sausalito, the new mystery from award-winning Sausalito author Carol Sheldon. Carol will read from her novel and lead a discussion about Sausalito in the sixties. Copies of A Sleuth in Sausalito will be on sale after the event.

 Snow Globe READ TO ME Adult Story Hour
Special Holiday Edition
Sunday, December 14
5:30 to 6:30pm inside the Library

Remember what it was like to lay in bed and listen to a good bedtime story? Now you can relive those marvelous moments at the Sausalito Library's monthly READ TO ME Adult Story Hour.

This month we have a SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION of the story hour, featuring an intermission with wassail & cookies.

Sausalito residents who wish to be future readers for the READ TO ME Adult Story Hour please call A.T. Lynne at (415) 515-3307 or send email to

 painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
Keith Haring: The Political Line
Docent Marsha Holm
Tuesday, January 13
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

This is the first American exhibition to assess the political dimension and scope of Keith Haring’s artistic concerns. Featured are more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s Subway Drawings, creating a narrative that explores his responses to nuclear proliferation, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and other issues of deep personal concern to the artist, who worked in a variety of media and devoted himself to messages of social justice and change.

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
November 8, 2014–February 16, 2015

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 Joe Caldwell Sausalito Library Speaker Series
The Five Most Powerful People in the World
Thursday, January 22
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Five men and women are appointed to serve as Governors of the Federal Reserve. They set the level of interest rates, which, in turn, determines how costly it is for businesses to raise capital and for individuals to finance the purchase of homes, cars and other consumable goods. Their choices affect how many people have jobs, how much trade takes place between international economies and how willing investors are to assume risk.

Sausalito resident Joe Caldwell has published The Fed Journal for more than a decade. Having read and digested every speech given by these five men and women, he is qualified to illuminate their:
  • objectives
  • criteria for decision-making
  • tools for controlling interest rates
  • outlook for the future
  • effect on investments, and
  • impact on daily life in the Bay Area 
Mr. Caldwell holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has more than two decades experience in investment consulting.

 painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
One Hundred Years of Landscape Art in Northern California
Docent Ellen Harden
Tuesday, February 10
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

This talk explores the rich landscape tradition in Northern California through the eyes of visual artists from Arthur Mathews and William Keith to Wayne Thiebaud and William T. Wiley.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from Scotland
Docent Rita Dunlay
Tuesday, March 10
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This presentation includes 55 works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
March 7, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library


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