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Adult Programs for Fall 2014 and Winter 2015
For more information about Sausalito Library programs please call (415) 289-4121. 

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mansion room Winter 2014/2015 Museum Docent Series
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
Tuesday, December 9
2:00pm in the Council Chambers
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

Marsha Holm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent
To coincide with Legion of Honor exhibit:
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. Constructed in the Palladian style by architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell and decorated by the influential designer William Kent, it has survived through the centuries in a remarkably well-preserved state.

This exhibition captures an intimate look inside Houghton Hall amid a re-creation of some of its spectacular interiors. Rarely-exhibited treasures and exquisite furniture that has been passed down through the centuries evoke the sophistication of aristocratic entertainment in the 18th century.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 Meistersinger Met Opera Preview
Die Meistersinger by Wagner
Tuesday, December 9
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room
Guest speaker Jerry Zientara

Join us for an engaging preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Meistersinger, 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!

 Sleuth in Sausalito Sausalito Library Speaker Series
A Sleuth in Sausalito
Wednesday, December 10
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Join us for a special preview of A Sleuth in Sausalito, the new mystery from award-winning Sausalito author Carol Sheldon. Carol will read from her novel and lead a discussion about Sausalito in the sixties. Copies of A Sleuth in Sausalito will be on sale after the event.


 Snow Globe READ TO ME Adult Story Hour
Special Holiday Edition
Sunday, December 14
5:30 to 6:30pm inside the Library

Remember what it was like to lay in bed and listen to a good bedtime story? Now you can relive those marvelous moments at the Sausalito Library's monthly READ TO ME Adult Story Hour.

This month we have a SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION of the story hour, featuring an intermission with wassail & cookies.

Sausalito residents who wish to be future readers for the READ TO ME Adult Story Hour please call A.T. Lynne at (415) 515-3307 or send email to atlynne1@gmail.com

 new year READ TO ME Adult Story Hour
Starting from Scratch
Sunday, January 4
5:30 to 6:30pm inside the Library

Remember what it was like to lay in bed and listen to a good bedtime story? Now you can relive those marvelous moments at the Sausalito Library's monthly READ TO ME Adult Story Hour.  To celebrate the new year, this month's theme is "Starting from Scratch."

Sausalito residents who wish to be future readers for the READ TO ME Adult Story Hour please call A.T. Lynne at (415) 515-3307 or send email to atlynne1@gmail.com

 painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
Keith Haring: The Political Line
Docent Marsha Holm
Tuesday, January 13
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

This is the first American exhibition to assess the political dimension and scope of Keith Haring’s artistic concerns. Featured are more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s Subway Drawings, creating a narrative that explores his responses to nuclear proliferation, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and other issues of deep personal concern to the artist, who worked in a variety of media and devoted himself to messages of social justice and change.

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
November 8, 2014–February 16, 2015

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár Met Opera Preview
The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár
Tuesday, January 13
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Lehár’s The Merry Widow, 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!

 Last Free Ride
Sausalito Documentary Film Series
Last Free Ride
Special Guest: Filmmaker Saul Rouda
Friday, January 16
7:00pm inside the Library

Our four-week documentary series begins with a screening of Last Free Ride, Saul Rouda and Roy Nolan's 1974 film about life on the Sausalito waterfront. The story line in Last Free Ride follows the exploits of Joe Tate and his scrappy rock band, the Redlegs, through their daily lives of playing music, hanging out, boat-building, partying, and ultimately battling the cops for their floating homes. The real value in the film is the documented reality that it depicts. This was one of those magic times and places where a group of creative people was able to momentarily carve out a place to live not just for free, but freely. Filmmaker Saul Rouda will be on hand to introduce the film. The film is 83 minutes in length.

 Joe Caldwell Sausalito Library Speaker Series
The Five Most Powerful People in the World
Thursday, January 22
7:00pm in the Council Chambers

Five men and women are appointed to serve as Governors of the Federal Reserve. They set the level of interest rates, which, in turn, determines how costly it is for businesses to raise capital and for individuals to finance the purchase of homes, cars and other consumable goods. Their choices affect how many people have jobs, how much trade takes place between international economies and how willing investors are to assume risk.

Sausalito resident Joe Caldwell has published The Fed Journal for more than a decade. Having read and digested every speech given by these five men and women, he is qualified to illuminate their:
  • objectives
  • criteria for decision-making
  • tools for controlling interest rates
  • outlook for the future
  • effect on investments, and
  • impact on daily life in the Bay Area 
Mr. Caldwell holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has more than two decades experience in investment consulting.

 Why Not Now? Sausalito Documentary Film Series
Why Not Now?
Special Guest: Filmmaker Mark Watts
Friday, January 23
7:00pm inside the Library

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of philosopher and one-time Sausalito houseboat resident Alan Watts, Alan’s son Mark Watts will be at the Library to screen his new film, Why Not Now? The film presents the life and works of Alan Watts in his own words, using archival film, audio recordings, and photographs. After the fifty-minute film there will be birthday cake and reminiscences about Alan Watts and his time in Sausalito.

 Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach Met Opera Preview
Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Tuesday, January 27
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join guest speaker Jerry Zientara for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, including background information on the composer and the opera and a selection of audio and video clips from past performances. Jerry’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!

 Ayalet Waldman Sausalito Library Speaker Series
Ayalet Waldman
Wednesday, January 28
7:00pm at the Sausalito Woman's Club, 120 Central Avenue

Join bestselling author Ayelet Waldman in a lively discussion of her latest novel, Love and Treasure, presented in partnership with the Sausalito Woman’s Club. Waldman is the author of Red Hook Road and Bad Mother. Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was adapted into the film “The Other Woman” starring Natalie Portman. Her essays and profiles have been published in The New York TimesVogueThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Open to all, this special event will feature a no host bar and light refreshments. Doors open at 6:30pm. If you plan to attend, please help us project attendance by contacting Susan Watson at 331-6810 or sa.watson@comcast.net.

 Houseboat Wars Sausalito Documentary Film Series
Houseboat Wars
Special Guest: Filmmaker Marianne Dolan
Friday, January 30
7:00pm inside the Library

Local filmmaker and Galilee Harbor resident Marianne Dolan will present her recently completed documentary, Houseboat Wars. Dolan moved to the Sausalito waterfront in the early nineties and immediately joined Galilee Harbor’s increasingly desperate struggle for survival. After Galilee finally won the right to build itself a new home, she began a personal quest to understand why they had succeeded. Researching in archives, recording interviews with residents, and mining thousands of feet of waterfront home movies going back to the sixties, the key elements of success emerged. Houseboat Wars is Dolan’s effort to pass on the lessons learned at Galilee Harbor to people anywhere gearing up for a fight to preserve a community.

 heart READ TO ME Adult Story Hour
What Love May Come
Sunday, February 1
5:30 to 6:30pm inside the Library

Remember what it was like to lay in bed and listen to a good bedtime story? Now you can relive those marvelous moments at the Sausalito Library's monthly READ TO ME Adult Story Hour. To celebrate Valentine's Day, this month's theme is "What Love May Come."

Sausalito residents who wish to be future readers for the READ TO ME Adult Story Hour please call A.T. Lynne at (415) 515-3307 or send email to atlynne1@gmail.com

 Sausalito After the Bridge Sausalito Documentary Film Series
Sausalito After the Bridge
Special Guest: Filmmaker Eric Torney
Friday, February 6
7:00pm inside the Library

The documentary series comes to an end with a screening of Eric Torney’s new film, Sausalito After the Bridge, which tells the story of how Sausalito changed after the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. The film’s narrative is interspersed with interviews, old movies, and current and archival photos. Topics covered include the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the Sausalito Ferry Terminal, the Marinship shipyard, the houseboat community, and the Art Festival. Torney will be on hand to answer questions after the film.

 painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
One Hundred Years of Landscape Art in Northern California
Docent Ellen Harden
Tuesday, February 10
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

This talk explores the rich landscape tradition in Northern California through the eyes of visual artists from Arthur Mathews and William Keith to Wayne Thiebaud and William T. Wiley.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library


 Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle Met Opera Preview
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Tuesday, February 10
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming performances of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, including background information on the operas 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!

 wind READ TO ME Adult Story Hour
Blown Away
Sunday, March 1
5:30 to 6:30pm inside the Library

Remember what it was like to lay in bed and listen to a good bedtime story? Now you can relive those marvelous moments at the Sausalito Library's monthly READ TO ME Adult Story Hour.  To celebrate the arrival of March, this month's theme is "Blown Away."

Sausalito residents who wish to be future readers for the READ TO ME Adult Story Hour please call A.T. Lynne at (415) 515-3307 or send email to atlynne1@gmail.com

 painting Sausalito Library Museum Docent Series
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from Scotland
Docent Rita Dunlay
Tuesday, March 10
2:00pm in the Council Chambers

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This presentation includes 55 works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
March 7, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

 La Donna del Lago by Rossini Met Opera Preview
La Donna del Lago by Rossini
Tuesday, March 10
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago including background information on the operas 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!!

 Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci Met Opera Preview
Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Tuesday, April 23
7:00pm in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming performances of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, including background information on the operas 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!

 

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