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

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 Friends Bookstore Friends of the Library Bookstore
1/2 Price Sale!
Monday, July 27
9:00am to 5:00pm on the upper level of Sausalito City Hall

Take another 50% off of the already low prices at the Friends of the Library Bookstore on Monday, July 27th! The store’s huge collection features over 20,000 books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks for adults and kids.

 Chat Noir Read to Me! Story Hour for Adults
Naughty Noir
Sunday, August 2
5:30pm inside the Library

Join your neighbors and relive the childhood delight of being read to, as local readers narrate the best in classic and contemporary short fiction for adults. August’s theme is Naughty Noir. If you’re interested in becoming a future reader please email A.T. Lynne at atlynne1@gmail.com.

 cupid painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
Flirting with Art: Love, Lust and the Pursuit of Happiness
Tuesday, August 11
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Marsha Holm for this spirited discussion about what drives the creative heart. If love doesn't make the world go round, then lust must! Gods and goddesses cavorted through the ancient world and mankind followed suit soon after. Artists have portrayed flirtations and seductions, coquettes and courtesans, lechers and losers, all in the name of lust, love and the pursuit of happiness.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 Last Free Ride Sausalito Documentary Film Series - Afternoon Matinee
Last Free Ride
Wednesday, August 12
3:00pm in the Edgewater Room
Sponsored by Sausalito Village

Last Free Ride is Saul Rouda and Roy Nolan’s 1974 film about the Sausalito waterfront. The story follows Joe Tate and his rock band, the Redlegs, through their daily lives playing music, boat-building, partying, and ultimately battling with police for their floating homes. Guest: Filmmaker Saul Rouda.

 Houseboat Wars Sausalito Documentary Film Series - Afternoon Matinee
Houseboat Wars
Wednesday, August 26
3:00pm in the Edgewater Room
Sponsored by Sausalito Village

Marianne Dolan joined Galilee Harbor’s struggle to survive when she moved to Sausalito in the early 90s. After Galilee won the right to build a new home, she began researching in archives, interviewing residents, and watching old waterfront home movies to learn how they succeeded. Houseboat Wars is the product of that effort. Guest: Filmmaker Marianne Dolan. 

 Home abroad Read to Me! Story Hour for Adults
Home Abroad
Sunday, September 13
5:30pm inside the Library

Join your neighbors and relive the childhood delight of being read to, as local readers narrate the best in classic and contemporary short fiction for adults. September's theme is Home Abroad. If you’re interested in becoming a future reader please email A.T. Lynne at atlynne1@gmail.com.

 Bodhi Sausalito People
The Magical Adventures of the Kindness Van, Bodhi
Friday, September 18
7:00pm inside the Library

What would happen if you decided to spend time spreading messages of kindness and giving away things just for the sheer fun of delighting people? You would be surprised at how magical and fun life can feel. Join Sausalito residents Peter Grazier and Nance Cheifetz as they share the adventures of their “kindness van,” Bodhi. Committed to creating more delight, kind acts and fun, they take their van out and about the neighborhoods of the Bay Area. Come be part of the fun as Peter and Nancy share what they have seen on their kindness adventure. Bring your kids, share a story of your own and get ready to be touched by the folks they have met and what they have learned.

 Mystery Ball '58 Speaker Series
San Francisco Baseball Noir: Mystery Ball '58
Thursday, September 24
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Journalist and screenwriter Jeff Polman has also written three retro baseball novels, in which he creates characters and plots and wraps them around the "replayed" action on the diamond. His latest, Mystery Ball '58, is a send-up of a 1950s pulp thriller, set mostly in San Francisco during the first season the Giants and Dodgers played on the West Coast. Polman will talk about his unusual creative process and read a few selections from the "diary" of Snappy Drake, former Pacific Coast League pitcher and Seals Stadium usher, who finds a dead body in his section of the grandstand on Opening Day and has to solve the mystery in order to prevent future murders. "San Francisco is a wonderful baseball town and chock full of fog and history," says Polman, "so it seemed like the perfect setting for this tale."

 Train Sausalito People
Where's Waldo? The North End of Sausalito, Then and Now
Friday, September 25
7:00pm inside the Library
Co-sponsored by the Sausalito Historical Society

Sausalito residents Mike Moyle and Larry Clinton will be on hand to take us on a fascinating trip through the north end of Sausalito in time and space. With aerial photos, stills, and video, Larry and Mike will capture a changing town from Sausalito’s early days to the present. Themes will include the old rail yards at the base of Spring Street, Pine Point (which was condemned and dynamited during World War II for use as landfill for the Marinship shipyards), Whiskey Springs (site of the American Distilling Co.'s distillery until it was destroyed by fire in the 1960s), and the Waldo community, which was supplanted by the Marinship housing project that later became Marin City.

 trovatore Met Opera Preview
Il Trovatore by Verdi
Tuesday, September 29
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore, 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 — screened locally at Sausalito’s CinéArts theater. All are welcome!

 Chris Gallagher Sausalito People
Sausalito and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Friday, October 2
7:00pm inside the Library

So how much do you really know about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bay Model Visitor Center? You probably know they host the Sausalito Art Festival each year, but do you know how the Bay Model came to be in Sausalito? In this program presented by Bay Model Park Manager Chris Gallagher, you’ll learn about this hidden gem in our community and all the different functions that happen out of the Sausalito facility. You’ll also learn about the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on San Francisco Bay, as well as on the national and international front. Join us and gain a new appreciation for what happens down by the waterfront!

 Ghost Read to Me! Story Hour for Adults
Boo!
Sunday, October 4
5:30pm inside the Library

Join your neighbors and relive the childhood delight of being read to, as local readers narrate the best in classic and contemporary short fiction for adults. In honor of Halloween, October's theme is Boo!. If you’re interested in becoming a future reader please email A.T. Lynne at atlynne1@gmail.com.

 end of the affair Speaker Series
Love & Betrayal: Cuba, Vietnam, Vienna & London
Thursday, October 8
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Join NPR critic Peter Robinson for an engaging exploration of love and betrayal in films written by Graham Greene. Peter will begin by showing scenes from Our Man in Havana and The Third Man, both directed by Carol Reed. Both films are dramatic stories of the battleground between good and evil, one set in pre-Castro Cuba and the other in post-war Vienna. Clips from The Quiet American (with Michael Caine as wartime correspondent covering Vietnam) and The End of the Affair (with Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore) will follow, adding sex, intrigue and politics to the theme of love and betrayal. This makes for a must-see movie night out at the Sausalito Library! Peter Robinson is editor of San Francisco Books & Travel and president of the San Francisco Literary Society.

 Neal Gottlieb Sausalito People
Neal Gottlieb: Incorrigibly Delicious
Friday, October 9
7:00pm inside the Library

Sausalito resident Neal Gottlieb, “Founding Twin” of Three Twins Ice Cream, started the company in 2005 in a tiny San Rafael scoop shop following a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Despite endless challenges, such as raising money to complete the company's first factory during the Great Recession, he has grown Three Twins into a national brand available in thousands of grocery stores. In his talk, Neal will tell the story of growing the brand from a local gem to a national treasure by being innovative, philanthropic and authentic. And yes, ice cream will be served.

 Otello Met Opera Preview
Otello by Verdi
Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Verdi's Otello, 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 — screened locally at Sausalito’s CinéArts theater. All are welcome!

 Zachary Brown Speaker Series
Arctic Change: Asking the Phytoplankton about Climate in the Arctic Ocean
Thursday, October 15
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Join climate scientist Zachary Brown as he describes his research in the High Arctic. Through photos and stories, he will share the experience of climbing aboard an icebreaking vessel for weeks in the 24-hour daylight and frigid temperatures of the polar seas. Zachary will also delve into what his team has learned: the way that changes in sea ice affect the biological realm of this harsh and remote region of the planet -- as well as inviting controversial industrial expansion. Finally, he will share his newest work: creating an institute for education and research in his homeland of Alaska.

 Bill Broder Sausalito People
Bill Broder
Friday, October 16
7:00pm inside the Library

Sausalito author Bill Broder will read from his latest novels: Belief: A Novel and Six Hands Clapping. A contemporary tale, Belief: A Novel, portrays a man whose search for God and whose care giving infuriates his family and friends. The hero’s spiritual and fleshly appetites are closely allied. He feels most connected to life and God during the act of loving and love-making.?The lives of the women for whom he cares — wives, daughters, and lovers — unfold as they try to unravel the mystery that surrounds his initial plight. Six Hands Clapping is a unique American family story depicting the recent rise of Zen Buddhism in the United States. It is a tale of love, utopian religious ideals, and human frailty that has been repeated in different forms on this continent since the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The novel, told from the point of view of the children of two American-born Zen Buddhist leaders, begins when the mother invites her grown children to witness her suicide at her Women’s Meditation Center in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness of Mendocino County, California. These two novels, as well as the other publications of The Ainslie Street Project, will be on sale. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Sausalito Library.

 House Speaker Series
Cohousing in Marin
Thursday, October 22
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Millions of Baby Boomers will soon be looking to move into retirement housing. Many will be unable to find it — or afford it. Cohousing is good answer to this dilemma. Cohousing combines the autonomy of private ownership with the advantages of community living. It is a great option for seniors to age in place gracefully in a supportive environment. Marin Senior Cohousing is a forum for people 55+ interested in forming a Cohousing Development in the North Bay. In this presentation you’ll learn what cohousing is, the benefits of cohousing, what Marin Senior Cohousing is up to, and if co-housing is right for you. This presentation is sponsored by Sausalito Village and Age Friendly Sausalito.

 tannhauser Met Opera Preview
Tannhäuser by Wagner
Tuesday, October 27
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, 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 — screened locally at Sausalito’s CinéArts theater. All are welcome!

 Cowboy Read to Me! Story Hour for Adults
Cowboy Tales
Sunday, November 1
5:30pm inside the Library

Join your neighbors and relive the childhood delight of being read to as local readers narrate the best in classic and contemporary short fiction for adults. November’s theme is “Cowboy Tales” If you’re interested in becoming a future reader, please email A.T. Lynne at atlynne1@gmail.com.

 Lulu Met Opera Preview
Lulu by Berg
Tuesday, November 17
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Berg’s Lulu, 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 — screened locally at Sausalito’s CinéArts theater. All are welcome!

 sailboat Read to Me! Story Hour for Adults
More Adventures at Sea
Sunday, December 6
5:30pm inside the Library

Join your neighbors and relive the childhood delight of being read to, as local readers narrate the best in classic and contemporary short fiction for adults. December’s theme is “More Adventures at Sea.” If you’re interested in becoming a future reader please email A.T. Lynne at atlynne1@gmail.com.

 

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