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Adult Programs & Events:
Children's Programs and Teen Programs are listed on their own events pages.
Artist Eileen Ormiston
Exhibit February 4- March 5 in the Founders Room
A native of Scotland, watercolor artist Eileen Ormiston, now lives in San Anselmo, California. Her paintings which blend flowers with still lifes and landscapes are in homes in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Japan and New Zealand. Observing familiar objects such as favorite pieces of china, oranges, pears and apples will often spark the beginning of an idea for a painting. Painting flowers from her garden, reflections on water, shadows and changing light are a constant source of interest to her. Portal Publications of Novato, California have produced posters from her paintings, and Camden Graphics in London, England have produced cards from many of her paintings. She is represented by the Hanover Fine Arts Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. one of her paintings was juried into the 2013 edition of American Art Collector produced by Alcove Books of Berkeley, California. She is a member of the Marin Society of Artists of California. She enjoys participating in Marin Arts Council Open Studios, and the Marin Art Festival at Lagoon Park in San Rafael, California.
Eileen Ormiston’s Web Site: http://www.eileenormiston.com/
Docent Thelma J. Fuqua, SFMOMA
Frida & Diego: Mexican Originals
Tuesday, March 4, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Thelma J. Fuqua explores this vibrant couple’s paintings and life contributions along with their numerous connections to the San Francisco Bay Area.
10,000 Degrees: Helping Low-Income Students Achieve Their Goals
Thursday, Mar 6, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Ellyn Weisel, Board Member of 10,000 Degrees will discuss the work of this local organization creating educational equity by providing donor-funded scholarships to low-income students for the past thirty years.
10,000 Degrees Web Site: http://www.10000degrees.org/
2014 Gently Used Art Auction:
DONATIONS, PREVIEW AND AUCTION March 8-16, 2014
Click here to learn all the dates and details about the Belvedere-Tiburon Library's seventh "Gently Used" Silent Art Auction in the Library's Founders Room.
Wednesday, March 19, 3-4pm in the Founders Room
Join us at our ever popular monthly afternoon tea.
This month’s theme: St. Patrick's Day
Presented by Alice Shelton and Sandra Wolf of the Program Committee. Mingle with your friends and neighbors and the library staff for homemade sandwiches and sweets served from a silver tea service.
Books Into Film Series Program
The Wonder Boys (book by Michael Chabon)
Wednesday, March 19, 6:30pm in the Founders Room
Watched A Good Book Lately?
Ever watched a movie and afterwards scoffed, “Ah, the book was so much better”? This is your chance to reconsider that notion. Join Janice Anderson-Gram, the moderator of the popular Film Series @ the Library, to read, then watch, then dissect the pluses and minuses of how effective the film was at transforming a printed medium into a visual medium. THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK has provided twelve copies of each book** and an outline for this program. Additional copies are available from MARINet. Screenings start at 6:30pm and will be followed by a lively and thought provoking discussion. Join us for a glass of wine, snacks and an engaging film … who knows, maybe the next time you Watch a Good Book you will view it through a different lens.
Artist Kathy Gray
The Art of Kathy Gray
Reception Thursday, March 20, 6-8pm
Exhibit March 18- April 12 in the Founders Room
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kathy grew up in a family of artists and enjoyed drawing from an early age. Largely self-taught, she has always been drawn by the magic and power of the ocean, she moved to Marin County in 1986 to explore the beauty of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. Kathy has a background in illustration and studied graphic design at Platt College in San Francisco. She has a realistic style and paints in oils. She has been commissioned to paint family homesteads, portraits, pets seascapes and Marin landmarks. Her oil painting, North Tower, won Best of Show at the Marin County Fair in 2011, the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Kathy Gray’s Web Site: http://kathygrayart.com/
Greg Jung, PBA Galleries
Saturday, March 22, 12-3pm in the Founders Room
With the success of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, the hunt for valuable treasures at home is a popular interest for many people, including antiques collectors, art enthusiasts, and book lovers. Visit the Library on Saturday, March 22, 2014 for the bi-annual book appraisal clinic at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library. Bring your family heirlooms, collectible books, and other works on paper to be appraised by rare book specialist, Greg Jung, from San Francisco’s PBA Galleries. Limit 5 items for appraisal please!
PBA Galleries is one of the largest and most successful specialty auction houses world-over. Devoted to works on paper and related arts. PBA Galleries is the only West Coast auction house specializing in books and manuscripts; maps and atlases. PBA Galleries conducts approximately twenty-five each year of rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, prints and photographs.
PBA Galleries is the preferred auction house for those who are looking for:
* The opportunity to sell items in a traditional auction where extra-special attention is given to your property
* Experienced cataloguers to accurately and thoroughly describe your items for a discerning audience of buyers
* Contact with the community of collectors of rare and antiquarian books, manuscripts, maps & atlases, and photographs
* A wide range of bidding options: live participation, telephone bidding, advance absentee bidding, and real-time bidding via the Internet
* Fully illustrated online versions of the printed catalogues accessible to all visitors to the PBA Galleries website http://www.pbagalleries.com/
* A staff that shares your enthusiasm for your collection!
Jasson Minadakis, Marin Theatre Company
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Jasson Minadakis will discuss Marin Theatre Center presentation of “Fences” , April 10-May 4, 2014 written by August Wilson and directed by Derrick Sanders. “This is Wilson’s 1950’s entry into his Century Cycle – a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America”. 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1987 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for best play, and 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for best revival. ( MTC web)
Marin Theatre Company’s Web Site: http://marintheatre.org/productions/
Thursday, March 27, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Classical Guitarist Joseph Bacon performs works by J.S. Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Manuel Ponce. “Joseph Bacon performs with amazing delicacy, depth, and grace” states music reviewer Brian Olewnick “and demonstrates a skill acquired while studying with legends Segovia, Julian Bream, and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan”.
Joseph Bacon is a native of San Francisco, son of the American composer Ernst Bacon. His background also includes degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities, exhibitions of his own paintings and sculpture, and an extended study of Indian music with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He is a self-taught lutenist and an authority on the musical literature for the lute. He has taught on the faculties of the University of Oregon, Mills College in Oakland, California State College at Hayward, and Music and Arts Institute in San Francisco, and has performed in London, New York, San Francisco and many other cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Quilts of Valor Presentation
Honoring Charles Auerbach
Saturday, March 29, 11:00am in the Founders Room
Local resident and World War II veteran Charles Auerbach
will be presented with a patriotic quilt created by Michele Keck, a member of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all service members and veterans touched by war with comforting
and healing Quilts of Valor. Join friends and neighbors for the presentation ceremony, followed by a reception complete with refreshments.
The Amador Valley Quilters will be making the presentation.