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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Spring 2017
For more information about Sausalito Library programs, please call (415) 289-4121. 

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

 idomeneo
Met Opera Preview
Idomeneo by Mozart
Tuesday, March 21
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite and Jerry Zientara for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Idomeneo, including background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom’s preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met.

 sally
Speaker Series
Body Language 101 with Sally Bonkrude
Thursday, March 23
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Rescheduled from January 26, 2017

The ability to read body language and know what your body language is saying is key in networking, connecting, interacting and finding success in business and life. Sally Bonkrude, a new resident of Sausalito, has been a professional speaker for many years including presenting workshops, seminars and webinars for PESI, Spiegel Academy Online, and music therapy conferences. Besides Sally's love for public speaking, she has been in private practice as a Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for over fourteen years, helping clients with performance anxiety, depression, and major trauma.

 Pencils
Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, March 28
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Come relax and join the coloring party! Coloring and doodling can help improve focus and memory. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork.
Seating is limited for this FREE program.
INTERESTED? PLEASE RSVP Rebecca at:
rburgan@ci.sausalito.ca.us
or 415-289-4100 x502.

 succulent Master Gardener Series - New!
Succulents
Thursday, March 30
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Discover succulents and their culture at this kick-off program for a new monthly series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by Sausalito Beautiful, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners. In this program, we will learn about the growing habits of succulents and how to propagate and prune them. There will also be a demonstration on repotting succulents. Please come with your questions about succulents -- you can also bring a printed photo or digital photo on your phone or tablet as illustration. The program will be presented by Gary Bartl, a Marin Master Gardener with over twenty-five years of experience in working with succulents and designing in-ground succulent gardens for commercial, public and residential sites.

 Dance
Spring 2017 Sausalito People
Spring Dance
Friday, March 31
8:00 inside the Library

The Maligrad Contemporary Dance Company, directed by Sausalito resident Molly Fletcher Lynch, returns to the Sausalito Library for another kinetic and evocative performance. Maligrad will be joined by dance companies from around the Bay Area, including Cali and Co. Dance Company, Alexandra Maricich, Jessica Houston, and Elizabeth Bressler. Maligrad’s premier of Archival on October 1, 2016, was one on the highlights of the Library’s 2016 program schedule. Live music and light refreshments will accompany the performance. Donations generously benefit the work of Maligrad.

 Nour
Speaker Series
Chemicals and Food Allergies
Thursday, April 6
7:00 in the Council Chambers

The number of chemicals in the environment is increasing every year, and so are food allergies and sensitivities. In this program presented by Sausalito resident Nour Bahgat, we will learn how the drastic rise in chemical use in the past decade is affecting reactions in our immune systems. And, yes, there are many things we can do to reverse those allergies and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Whether you have allergies or not, join us to get back in touch with nature. Nour Bahgat is an Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach and nutrition and detox specialist with a deep passion for cooking. Learn more about Nour and her work at her website, Nour from Nature.

 Tompkins
Spring 2017 Sausalito People
A Visit with Sportscaster Barry Tompkins
Friday, April 7
7:00 inside the Library

Barry Tompkins is one of the most celebrated play-by-play sports broadcasters in the United States. Barry was born and raised in San Francisco and began his career in local television at KPIX TV in 1968. Since then he has worked for NBC, HBO, ESPN, Fox Sports, and Showtime. His credits include the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the NCAA Final Four, eight Olympic Games, the Tour de France, Wimbledon, horse racing's Triple Crown, World Cup Skiing, San Francisco Giants baseball, and over two-hundred World Championship fights. In this special program, Barry will take questions from the audience and share photos and stories from his 47-year career. Barry moved back to Sausalito a few years ago. His first apartment — as a 19 year old — was on Sausalito Boulevard.

 Coyote
Spring 2017 Sausalito People
The Coyotes of Sausalito
Friday, April 14
7:00 inside the Library

Sausalito resident Jennifer Berry is a biologist who specializes in design for wildlife. Her focus has been on reconnecting migration routes, restoring streams, and preserving important wildlife habitats for redevelopment projects around the state. Jennifer has always held a passion for tracking urban carnivores, so it was a great surprise to discover upon moving to Nevada Valley that this neighborhood has its own resident family of coyotes. Even more amazing was that she’d one day be given the opportunity to work on a project to help them. In her presentation, Jennifer will share images, videos, and sound recordings to tell the story of the Sausalito coyotes and her role as their resident biologist, with a focus on how we can learn to live in peaceful coexistence with these beautiful animals.

 Onegin
Met Opera Preview
Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky
Tuesday, April 18
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin , including background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom’s preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met.

 Poetry
Special Event
An Evening of Poetry
Wednesday, April 19
6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sausalito Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue

The Sausalito Library and Sausalito Woman's Club invite you to an Evening of Poetry on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This special gathering will celebrate some of the outstanding poetry of today. Hear readings from entrepreneurs, teachers, clergy, community leaders, along with special guest appearances by award-winning SLAM poets from local high schools and YouthSpeaks.org — brave new voices bringing the noise from the margins to the core. Free admission. No-host bar. Parking is available at Christ Church,or make a CARSS reservation for this event by 4/17: (415) 944-5474. The Sausalito Woman's Club is located at 120 Central Avenue in Sausalito.

 Mike and Cows
Spring 2017 Sausalito People
Cows in Sausalito?
Friday, April 21
7:00 inside the Library

In the late 1800’s Marin was the Bay Area’s major supplier of dairy products, and cows were a common sight on the streets of Sausalito and grazing on the surrounding hillsides. Join Sausalito resident Mike Moyle for an exploration of this history, with a particular focus on the many small dairies that dotted the countryside, most of them operated by Portuguese immigrants. As with his recent talks “Where’s Waldo?” and “The History of Caledonia Street,” Mike will accompany this talk with “then” and “now” photos to highlight the dramatic changes that have occurred in and around Sausalito. Mike’s presentation will be in conjunction with the Open House the following day hosted by the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center.

 watts
Monthly Program
Alan Watts Discussion Circle
Sunday, April 23
5:00 p.m. inside the Library

Alan Watts was a philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Eastern Philosophy for Western audiences. The Alan Watts Discussion Circle was created to study and discuss the ideas of Watts and the philosophers and Far East perceptions that influenced him. This is a new group that meets monthly at the Sausalito Library. All are welcome. See also the website of the Alan Watts Discussion Circle. Facilitator: Kamran Thunder.

 art Docent Talk
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
Tuesday, April 25
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join FAMSF docent Victoria Kirby as she explores the first major exhibition in 20 years dedicated to this key figure in American Modernism. Featuring approximately 75 works—spanning from the artist’s breakthrough series in the 1920s focusing on tobacco packages and household objects to the painting left on his easel at his death, in 1964—the exhibition highlights Davis’s unique ability to assimilate the visual languages of European Modernism, the imagery of popular culture, the aesthetics of advertising, and the rhythms of jazz into colorful, complex works. Blurring distinctions between “high” and “low” art, between abstraction and figuration, and between text and imagery, these paintings reflect both the excitement and turbulence of the artist’s times.

This talk coincides with the de Young exhibit running April 1 to August 6, 2017.

 Pencils
Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, April 25
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Come relax and join the coloring party! Coloring and doodling can help improve focus and memory. We provide a stress-free atmosphere, soothing music, and delicious refreshments so you can unleash your imagination. The Library provides all coloring supplies and bookmarks and buttons made from your artwork.
Seating is limited for this FREE program.
INTERESTED? PLEASE RSVP Rebecca at:
rburgan@ci.sausalito.ca.us
or 415-289-4100 x502.

 Rosenkavalier
Met Opera Preview
Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss
Tuesday, May 9
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite and Jerry Zientara for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, including background information about the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Tom’s preview takes place on the Tuesday before the Saturday morning Live in HD simulcast from the Met.

 

Last updated: 3/19/2017 7:47:46 PM