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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

 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.

 pruning
Master Gardener Series
Pruning
Thursday, April 27
7:00 in the Council Chambers

Many are intimidated at the thought of doing their own pruning. Come learn the basic principles that will afford you the confidence to prune anything in your garden, from roses to redwoods. This program is part a new series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by Sausalito Beautiful, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners. The program will be led by Gary Bartl, a UC Marin Master Gardener with over 25-years of gardening experience. Trained in counseling psychology, Gary, known as an "edu-tainer," has combined his passion for gardening with his professional work with severely emotionally disturbed youth.

 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.

 watts
Monthly Program
Alan Watts Discussion Circle
Sunday, May 21
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.

 Pencils
Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, May 23
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.

 Barbara Sapienza
Speaker Series
Anchor Out by Barbara Sapienza
Thursday, May 25
7:00 in the Council Chambers

In Barbara Sapienza's new novel Anchor Out, sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives alone on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored near Sausalito, where she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and two sailor friends, Otto and Russell. Frances performs random acts of public defacement — painting drainpipes, public restrooms, and murals on the sides of houses, which she believes are beautification projects. Barbara’s reading will be accompanied by a panel discussion of Richardson Bay mariners, who will talk about what it’s like to live on the water. Barbara Sapienza is a retired clinical psychologist who practiced in San Francisco. She is a long-time Sausalito resident.

 Jet Stream
Master Gardener Series
Microclimates, Climate Change and the Gardener
Thursday, June 1
7:00 in the Council Chambers

Understanding our climate and microclimates is key to choosing the right plants for our gardens, especially in the context of climate change. Come and learn how climate affects our gardens and best practices we can employ to adapt our gardens to climate change. Presenter Kathy Hunting, a Master Gardener since 2014, is an environmental health scientist by training. She lives on a sunny acre in Point Reyes Station where her garden is full of tasty vegetables and fruits. This program is part a new series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by Sausalito Beautiful, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners.

 Michael Henry
Speaker Series
Behavioral Finance
Thursday, June 15
7:00 in the Council Chambers

Join us to discover your investment personality and explore the potential benefits of applying lessons learned from behavioral finance to your financial life. Behavioral finance can help you by taking into account not only your objectives but also your investment approach, mindset and purpose. Understanding your investment personality can help you to:
  • Better guard against emotional reactions to volatile markets
  • Better define the value and potential of investing
  • Better position your investments to help you pursue your goals
Program presenter Michael Henry is part of a Marin-based Investment Management team at Merrill Lynch. He and his family moved to Sausalito from New York City in 2015 . As the father of two young children, Michael is passionate about education and the environment and is an active member in several local non-profit organizations.

 Pencils
Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, June 20
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.

 flowers Docent Talk
Flower Power
Tuesday, June 27
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco conjures images of hippies frolicking in the park and rallying with daisies in their hair. But the power of flowers to inspire peace and love goes back far more than fifty years and far beyond our city shores. From June 24-Oct. 1, 2017 the Asian Art Museum will present Flower Power, an original exhibition of pan-Asian artworks that reveal the hidden histories and multi-layered meanings of florals across cultures. Join us for a lively and informative presentation on this unique exhibit from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
 Douglas Iris
Master Gardener Series
Gardening with California Natives
Thursday, June 29
7:00 in the Council Chambers

There are thousands of native California plants, and Marin County's Mediterranean climate is the perfect place for many of them. Learn why and how using native plants in your landscape is a way to help make up for habitat lost to development. Because native plants have co-evolved with native birds, butterflies, bees, other beneficial insects and mammals, planting them in your gardens helps maintain these populations. By using native plants you can build a beautiful landscape that uses less water and fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Program presenter Bob Mauceli lives on a north Novato hillside that is landscaped using native trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials. This program is part a new series of talks by Master Gardeners presented by Sausalito Beautiful, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension Marin Master Gardeners.

 Pencils
Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, July 18
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.

 

Last updated: 4/24/2017 7:57:07 PM