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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for 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.

 reader READ TO ME Adult Story Hour
Haunting Tales
Sunday, November 2
5:30 to 6:30pm inside the Library

Remember what it was like to lie in bed and listen to a good bedtime story? Now you can relive those marvelous moments at the Sausalito Library’s READ TO ME Adult Story Hour, the first Sunday evening of every month.

In honor of the Halloween season, our premier performance offers a selection of appropriately haunting tales:
  • “Was it a Dream?” by Guy de Maupassant, read by Sausalito thespian and raconteur Hugh Campion.
  • "August Heat" by English author William Fryer Harvey, read by SteeFenie Wicks of Gallilee Harbor. 
  • "Game" by Donald Bartheleme, read by Robert Boye, a favorite fixture at Water Street Hardware.
Sausalito residents who wish to be future readers in the READ TO ME Adult Story Hour call A.T. Lynne at (415) 515-3307 or send email to

 Franco Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Spanish Cinema under Francisco Franco, 1936-1975
Tuesday, November 18
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Many have viewed the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) as a prelude to World War II. As Spain suffered civil unrest after losing its King, labor strikes across the country exacerbated poverty and instability. The power vacuum in Spain resulted in Francisco Franco seeking a political alliance with Germany and Italy. This was further complicated by Russia, which sought to counter Franco's Nationalist Party by supporting the democratic Republican forces.

Despite being used as Franco's political vehicle largely in newsreels, Spanish Cinema continued under censorship. A new metaphorical language in literature and film emerged to depict that which could not be explicitly stated. Clips from Carlos Saura’s “La Caza” [the Hunt”]1965, “Cría Cuervos” [Raise Crows]1975, demonstrate pervasive mistrust and brutality in Spanish society during Franco years. Upon the death of the dictator in 1975, the “lid was removed from the boiling pot” of Spanish society.

Presenter Candy Naughton holds a BS in Spanish Literature from Juniata College, and an MA from San Francisco State University. A pivotal experience for her was living and working in Spain, during the Franco regime.  Spanish Cinema under Francisco Franco is an area of lifelong interest.

 book cover Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails
Three key concepts and four critical skills for living a joyful, satisfying,
and meaningful life

NEW DATE & LOCATION:  Thursday, November 20
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

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
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.

 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!


Last updated: 10/29/2014 1:38:30 PM