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Sausalito Public Library
Adult Programs for Winter 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

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Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, January 24
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.

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Speaker Series
Body Language 101 with Sally Bonkrude
Thursday, January 26
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

The ability to read body language and know what your body language is saying is key in networking, connecting, interacting and finding success in business and life. Presenter Sally Bonkrude, a new resident of Sausalito, has been a professional speaker for many years including presenting workshops, seminars and webinars for PESI, Spiegel Academy Online, and music therapy conferences. Besides Sally's love for public speaking, she has been in private practice as a Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for over fourteen years, helping clients with performance anxiety, depression, and major trauma.

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Special Event
The Bird Photographs of Richard Pavek
Friday, January 27
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Using the big screen in the Library, Sausalito resident Richard Pavek will present a selection of his beautiful photographs of birds from around the world, some in flight others perched. He will also share photos of some of the more striking landscapes that intruded on his bird journeys. Richard picked up his first camera when he was seventeen and used it to capture an aircraft that glowed in the corner of a darkened hanger. Fascinated by the light he saw in that wing he soon found himself immersed in a new hobby. As he moved through the many phases of his life, his cameras were always nearby, waiting for something worthwhile for him to capture, sometimes aircraft, sometimes faces, sometimes scenic landscapes. Some years ago Richard shifted the focus of his cameras from landscapes to birds, especially birds in flight.

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Documentary Film Series
The Soul of Sausalito (2017, 55 minutes)
Friday, February 10
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

The Soul of Sausalito is a new documentary celebrating the uniqueness of Sausalito. The film begins with the Miwok Indians and takes us through a series of invasions -- the Spanish, the Portuguese, the Hippies and, finally, the Tourists. Director/Producer Bruce Paquette will be on hand, along with film editors David Drewry and Saul Rouda.

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Documentary Film Series
Rebels with a Cause (2013, 74 minutes)
Friday, February 17
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Rebels with a Cause is about the activists who struggled for more than 20 years to preserve the open spaces that became the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Among the lands preserved was a vast tract of the Marin Headlands just west of Sausalito, once slated to become a community of 30,000 people known as “Marincello.” Filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto will answer questions after the film.

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Monthly Program
Alan Watts Discussion Circle
Sunday, February 19
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. See also the Meetup page for the Alan Watts Discussion Circle. Facilitator: Kamran Thunder.

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Met Opera Preview
Rusalka by Dvorak
Tuesday, February 21
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Dvorak's Rusalka, 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.

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Speaker Series
Songs That Tell a Story
Thursday, February 23
Rescheduled from January 10
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join us for a fun musical soirée where we explore songs that tell a story, featuring lively cuts from musicals, movies and recordings. Presented by KALW film critic Peter Robinson, this special program will cover everything from Bye Bye Miss American Pie to Cole Porter's I Get a Kick out of You. We'll also see and hear performances by Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Emily Rossum. Peter Robinson is editor of San Francisco Books & Travel and president of the San Francisco Literary Society.

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Documentary Film Series
We Built A Ship (2017, 55 minutes)
Friday, February 24
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

We Built A Ship is Stefan Sargent’s new documentary about the Matthew Turner, a 1891 replica wooden brigantine that is being built by 150 volunteers and a small full-time crew near the Bay Model in Sausalito. Stefan has filmed every step in the construction of the tall ship, which is scheduled to be launched on April 1, 2017. Stefan Sargent and members of the crew will be on hand for the film.

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Docent Talk

Monet: The Early Years
Tuesday, February 28
2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers

Join FAMSF docent Maureen O'Brien for a lively discussion of the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840–1926) career. Through approximately sixty paintings, the exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked the artist’s development during the formative years of 1858 to 1872. In this period the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in painting textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.  The lecture will coincide with the Legion of Honor exhibit that runs
February 25, 2017 – May 29, 2017.

 Pencils
Monthly Program
Coloring & Doodling Party for Adults
Tuesday, February 28
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.

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Documentary Film Series
Marinship - World's Most Amazing Shipyard (2017, 60 minutes)
Friday, March 3
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Marinship - World's Most Amazing Shipyard is a new documentary created by local filmmaker Eric Torney to mark the 75th anniversary of Sausalito’s Marinship shipyard. Built at the onset of WWII, Marinship launched 93 Liberty ships and tankers before the end of the war. The Sausalito Historical Society will host a reception after the screening.

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Met Opera Preview
La Traviata by Verdi
Tuesday, March 7
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Verdi's La Traviata, 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.

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Documentary Film Series
Tanker (1945, 47 minutes)
Friday, March 10
7:00 p.m. inside the Library

Originally a 16mm film, Tanker was produced by the Marinship Corporation in 1945 to document Sausalito’s WWII shipyard and recognize the thousands of workers who built cargo vessels and tankers for the war effort. The film received its first showing at the Marin Theater on Caledonia Street. We’ll be watching a restored digital version. Representatives from the Sausalito Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

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Met Opera Preview
Idomeneo by Mozart
Tuesday, March 21
7:00 p.m. in the Edgewater Room

Join Tom Wilhite for a preview of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Idomeneo, 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, March 28
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.

 

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