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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

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.
 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: 4/19/2017 10:09:25 PM