Library Information

Adult Programs & Events:
November 2014

Children's Programs
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Art Jury information for upcoming year exhibits

bekinsArtist Joan Linn Bekins
“It’s a Wonderful World”:
A Personal Photographic
Exploration of Nature and Place

Exhibit October 13 - November 22, 2014
in the Founders Room

Joan Linn Bekins is a talented photographer of our natural world, people, and places that have inspired her.  Since 2000, her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area benefiting many non-profits, commercial and private collections.  Her unique up-close-and-personal style captures flowers reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe. Joan’s lens seeks natural light that enhances her subjects.  She enjoyed a long successful career as a public relations director for agricultural industries in Hawaii and California. As a volunteer, she continues to perpetuate Elizabeth Terwilliger’s nature education techniques through films she produced and continue to be used in classrooms throughout the U.S.  A 50 year resident of Belvedere, she is a photojournalist for various publications and lives on the Lagoon with her husband, Don. For early holiday shoppers!  A stunning offering of signed photographic notecards and 200 unframed color photographs will be available at Joan’s Reception, Tuesday, October 14 from 6 to 8. All sales benefit the Library.  Don’t miss it!
Joan Linn Bekins’ Web Site:

elaineBelvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation
Petrocelli Luncheon SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, November 4, 11:30am- 1:30pm SF Yacht Club.
The 25th annual luncheon with speaker Elaine Petrocelli at the SF Yacht Club is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 11:30 am. To purchase tickets via credit card please call 415-789-2665 ext. 228 Monday through Friday or come to the library any day of the week. Tables of 8 and 10 can be reserved for groups. Tickets are $60 per person. Checks should be made payable to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation. Always a sell out!

houghtonDocent Ellen Hardin, FAMSF
 Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country Home
Tuesday, November 4, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
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.  Tucked away in Norfolk, England, Houghton Hall was built as a setting for Walpole’s spectacular collection of Old Master and 18th-century paintings, tapestries, and Roman antiquities. His strong tradition of artistic patronage and collecting was continued by the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Web Site:

oneclickdigtalWednesday Workshop
OneClickdigital Audiobooks
Wednesday, November 5  2-3:30pm, in the Founders Room
Need more downloadable audiobooks? Love the narrators for Recorded Books? You need OneClickdigital. The OneClickdigital eAudio app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users. Join Librarian Jason Duran to learn about downloading the app and signing up for an account so you can download more audiobooks today. You should know your email and password to your app store, and your library card and pin to create an account.
 Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

lighthouseLighthouse Singers of Marin
Gospel Music

Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm
in the Founders Room

The Lighthouse Singers is a non-denominational community-based gospel choir in Marin County, California. Directed by Ulis Redic, Jr., the choir’s repertoire includes both traditional & contemporary gospel music. Founded by Helen J. H. Stephens in 1979, For over thirty years the choir has excited audiences throughout the U.S.A. in both multi-faith and multi-racial church services, community service performances, inspirational gospel workshops & national gospel conventions. The Lighthouse Singers choir has been acclaimed for its beautiful harmonies, rich sound, and inspiring presence.Don't miss this inspiring performance.
 Lighthouse Singers of Marin Web Site:

fingerpaintingMary Musalo, Former Tiburon Artist Laureate
Art Workshop: Acrylic Finger Painting

Friday, November 7, 11:00am - 12:30pm
in the Founders Room

Give yourself the gift of simple, creative fun.
All materials will be provided.
Release your inner child—you can’t make a mistake! 
Limited to sixteen attendees.
Call the Reference Desk -789-2661 to sign up.

privacyWednesday Workshop
Stop.Think.Connect.: Privacy
Wednesday, November 12 6-7 pm
in the Founders Room

This workshop includes steps anyone can take to make their online lives more private and secure. It also explores some of the larger ideas and debates around privacy, trust and your digital footprint.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

alteredJaleh Etemad, Tiburon Artist Laureate
Altered Books, Session 2

Saturday, November 15, 11am-1pm
in the Founders Room

Make your own altered book masterpiece using books and materials provided by the Library and the presenter.
You will get a list of suggested items to bring to personalize your art when you sign up.  Call or email Jaleh to sign up: 415-233-2699 or

latinJoan Palmero, Heritage & Arts Liaison
Latin American Contemporary Artists

Tuesday, November 18, 7:00pm in the Founders Room
Joan is a Belvedere native and art devotee. She will give another in a series of presentations on Latin American Artists, including Alfredo Ramos Martinez, father of Mexican modernism, and Rodolfo Morales, earliest Mexican proponent of magic realism. Rodolfo Morales: What is “Magic Realism”?  Characterized as “a sense of mystery juxtaposed with the normalcy of everyday objects”.  Morales has created a world where cathedrals are borne through the air by women of the town, where brides are surrounded by masses of flowers and veils of lace but the grooms are rarely visible, and where rows of people, shoulder to shoulder, compose the architecture  of the buildings and walls.  Why might Morales have painted thus?  We’ll find out. Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Father of Mexican Modernism: Alfredo Ramos Martinez’ closest friend, Poet Ruben Dario, is quoted as saying “Ramos Martinez is one of those who paints poems. He does not copy, he interprets……”  We will examine the artist’s wide range of painting techniques and learn why it is that he – not Diego Rivera –that is considered to be the Father of Mexican Modernism.  A luscious, compelling palette of colors and innovative techniques await your review as we examine perhaps the first portraits to focus on Mexico’s indigenous people.

teaAfternoon Tea
Wednesday, November 19, 3-4pm in the Founders Room
Join us at our ever popular monthly afternoon tea.
This month’s theme:  Thanksgiving
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.

triviaTrivia Night
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30pm
in the Founders Room
(special night due to Holiday)

Join Janis Luft for this night of team trivia. Come and have fun.
You just might win!

tabletSmartphones and Tablets Workshops
Friday, November 21
11 am in the Founders Room

The Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS), in collaboration the with Belvedere-Tiburon Library will hold asessions of the new GGCS Special Interest Group(SIG) "Mastering Tablets and Smart Phones" at the Library..  The focus at this meeting will be on how to handle the basic features of both Android and iOS devices, making the most of activities such as browsing the web, sending Email, taking pictures and using library resources to reserve and download books, as well as sharing use of favorite apps.  Ivan Silva from the Library and GGCS members who use the devices will be there to demonstrate features and help you master YOUR device.  In December, the SIG will move to the GGCS in San Rafael, and all are invited to continue discussing their Tablet and Smart Phone experiences there.  Be sure to bring your tablet or smart phone to the SIG meeting. Please email call the Reference Desk 415-789-2661 for more information. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.
Golden Gate Computer Society Web Site: