Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Winter 2016
For more information about Sausalito Library programs, please call (415) 289-4121.
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Jan Wahl Presents Oscars: Who Should Have Won
Friday, February 12
7:00pm inside the Library
Join Sausalito's inimitable Jan Wahl for a cinematic tour of movies that won the Oscars – and the movies and people who should have won, featuring clips from such films as The Misfits, A Star is Born, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Jan has worn many hats as San Francisco's favorite movie reviewer and film historian. You can find her on television at KRON and on the radio at KCBS and All News 740-AM. Jan also teaches at Dominican University, makes regular speaking appearances, and emcees at local events. The 88th Academy Awards will be held in late February.
|Read to Me Story Hour for Adults
Keep Your Head! Tales of Imperturbability
Thursday, February 18
7pm in the Council Chambers
Listen to local actors and readers narrate the best in classic and contemporary short fiction for adults at the monthly Read to Me! Story Hour for Adults, hosted by Morgan and Diane Barker. February's theme is "Keep Your Head! Tales of Imperturbability." Stories presented will be “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, read by Phil Sheridan, and “Lamb to Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, read by Deanna Dozier.
|Special Film Presentation
Cuba, Libre? (56 minutes, 2016)
Friday, February 19
7pm inside the Library
Cuba, Libre? is a new documentary tracing the history of American travel to Cuba from the early decades of the 20th century until the present day. Produced by Dick Jordan, the film begins with a look at the early decades of the 20th century when Cuba was a glamorous destination for American tourists. It then recounts the Castro-led revolution of the late 1950s, the subsequent severing of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. In the second half of the film, five travel writers tell their journeys of discovery to Cuba beginning in the 1990s and continuing through mid-2015, just months after President Obama eased restrictions on travel in December 2014. Dick Jordan and Sausalito-based travel writer Lee Daley, who appears in the film, will be on hand to answer questions. More on Dick Jordan and his travels can be found at Tales Told from the Road.
| Docent Series
Oscar de la Renta Retrospective
Tuesday, March 29
2:00pm in the Council Chambers
This world premiere of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition will include more than 100 ensembles produced over fifty years, and is presented in collaboration with the House of de la Renta and the designer’s family. Thematic sections will trace his upbringing in the Dominican Republic, the rise of his career in Spain, his formative years spent in the world’s most iconic fashion houses, and his eventual role as the designer for many of the most influential and celebrated personalities of the 20th century. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and coincides with de Young exhibit, March 5, 2016-May 30, 2016.