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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Spring/Summer 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.

 artwork Spring 2014 Museum Docent Series
Tuesday, May 6
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

Action and Reaction: The Avant-Garde at the Turn of the 20th Century
Marsha Holm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent

What makes progressive art not just new and different, but something that will have a long-term impact?  Something that will make future artists act and react?  Join us for this lively lecture that puts works by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and others in the context of their times.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library  

 La Cenerentola
Met Opera Discussion Group
La Cenerentola by Rossini
Tuesday, May 6
*special location*
7pm at the Sausalito Woman’s Club
120 Central Avenue, Sausalito

At each meeting, Tom offers an engaging preview of an upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance, 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! 

 Stars & Strikes Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Stars & Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ‘76
Thursday, May 8
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

America, 1976: colorful, complex, and combustible, a place of Bicentennial celebrations and busing riots, Olympic glory and Legionnaire’s Disease. On the diamond, the 1976 season witnessed the crowning of the Cincinnati “Big Red Machine” dynasty, George Steinbrenner's first World Series with the Yankees, and the heroics of Mike Schmidt, Mark Fidrych, and George Brett. Join us to hear journalist, pop-culture historian, and avid baseball fan Dan Epstein read from his new book from St. Martin’s Press, Stars & Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76.  

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Overcoming Shyness
How to become comfortable around others almost anywhere!
Monday, June 16
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Presented by The Artist Hines

Are you shy around others, at parties? Do you fear public speaking? Are you frightened to approach that special someone? Come hear a fun and friendly presentation that will help you overcome your shyness. Overcoming Shyness is a sympathetic straight forward approach to teaching you how to become more comfortable in social settings, at work and with strangers. It will give you simple exercises you can practice anytime anywhere regardless of the situation. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions and answers.

The Artist Hines is a well known professional artist, art instructor and presenter who was extremely shy and introverted throughout most of his adult life. Hines overcame his shyness and now enjoys public speaking and presenting workshops and demonstrations. Hines believes that with a few helpful tips and exercises anyone can overcome shyness just as he has.

So come out and learn how to break out of your shell!  

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Why Some Companies Succeed & Others Fail
Monday, July 21
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Why GOPRO but not KODAK? Why APPLE but not SONY? Why a BOOK PASSAGE despite AMAZON? Len Silverfine, one of the first “Mad Men” to think beyond advertising to integrated communications (PEOPLE: “Len Silverfine Thinks Not Just Big But Colossal”), and an innovative lecturer at McGill U. and Univ. of Vermont, will answer why businesses keep repeating the same mistakes and what they should be doing about it.

You can learn more about Len at:  

 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.  

 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:  

 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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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:  


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