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Adult Programs & Events:
December 2013 and January 2014
Children's Programs and Teen Programs are listed on their own events pages.
Artist Deborah Maddox
Exhibit November 4- December 12
in the Founders Room
California Artist, Debra Maddox, has been painting and making art her entire life. After receiving a Bachelor degree in Art Education, Debra completed post-graduate work in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.
She continued her studies of fine arts at various institutions around the Bay Area with a concentration on painting, photography, and mixed media. The current body of her work examines several themes – water, cycling, figures in motion, and old cars. Regardless of the topic, the visual and emotional elements are always constant. As she weaves together all of the compositional and emotional elements, she allows her imagination to take control, resulting in compelling scenes and narratives that oftentimes only exist in her mind.
Docent Maureen O’Brien, FAMSF
Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter
Tuesday, December 10, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
One of the most famous living artists at the turn of the 20th century, Anders Zorn (1860–1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. His early travels took him to Spain and Algeria where the intense color and light inspired the virtuoso watercolorist to perfect his craft. In Paris he emulated the Impressionists as a chronicler of modern life, while in America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as the most sought-after portraitist of glittering high society. Back at home Zorn captured his native folk culture and the serenity of the Nordic landscape.
Featuring 100 rarely seen works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden’s master painter. On Exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum November 9, 2013 - February 2, 2014.
Maureen O’Brien received both her B. A. in Art History and her Master’s Degree in the Humanities with an Emphasis in Art History from Dominican University of California in San Rafael. She presently teaches courses in both Western and Non-Western Art History to undergraduates at Dominican University of California. She lectures on Art History topics for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican University of California and San Francisco State University. She was an instructor in Art History at Sonoma State University and the College of Marin. She has been a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 2006.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Web Site: www.famsf.org
Aging with Style:
Aging and Memory with Dr. Michael Wolfe PhD
Wednesday, December 11, 12:15-2pm
in the Founders Room
Aging with Style is an educational series that addresses the needs of active older adults. Dr. Wolfe will discuss: The brain and nervous system and normal changes associated with aging, memory: the components of memory and how it works,
normal forgetting, age-associated memory impairment, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia syndromes, medications for memory and other treatments, quick tips to keeping a good memory, strategies to improve learning and memory,
Come learn more about these important topics.
Presented By: Michael Wolfe, PhD is the treating psychologist and staff neuropsychologist at The Tamalpais. He is among
Bay Area experts responsible for the evaluation and treatment of adult and geriatric patients. Please feel free to bring own brown bag lunch. Presented by the Belvedere-Tiburon Library and Seniors At Home. For more information or to RSVP: Call 415-507-0564 or email Info@SeniorsAtHome.org.
Cancelled - Wednesday Workshop
Making Holiday Cards with MS Publisher 2007
Wednesday, December 11, 7:30pm
in the Founders Room
In the holiday cards class with Librarian Heather Anne Lamb, we will learn how to create fun holiday cards that have photos, clip art, interesting frames & borders, and text using MS Publisher 2007. The formatting we will learn is applicable to creating other types of cards for birthdays, loved ones, parties and more.
Prerequisites: MS Word 2007 class or equivalent.Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign up, or stop by the desk any time during open hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and workshop.
Bookmarks Annual Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15
Seatings 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am for children ages 2 & up
Tickets $25 per person
You and your favorite bear are welcome at our Teddy Bear Tea. Wear your holiday finest, and enjoy refreshments, music, stories and crafts. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Library. To RSVP and ticket info call 415-789-2662 or http://www.teddybearteainfo.com/
Monday, Dec. 16 through Wed. Dec. 18
open until 10 pm
The Library will be open late during Finals Week for students who wish to study in groups or individually. Students may talk in groups, use cell phones, and bring in food and drinks. Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 16-18, open until 10:00 p.m. All patrons may use the Library during this time. Call 789-2661 for more information.
NO Afternoon Tea in December- see you next month
Wednesday, January 15, 3-4pm
Join us at our ever popular monthly afternoon tea.
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.
Artist Mona Rafael
Spheres of Light
Reception Tuesday, January 7, 6-8 pm
Exhibit January 3- January 31 in the Founders Room
Greenbrae artist Mona Rafael was born in the former Soviet Union where she studied under many prominent art teachers of the time. She immigrated to Israel after high school where she formally trained at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, and later at the Cologne Art Academy in Cologne, Germany. After immigrating to the United States, she continued to be an avid painter, wife, and a mother of two. Over the past 30 years, she has sold works into private collections internationally, including Japan, Germany, Holland and the USA. She has also participated in a juried show at the Riverside Watercolor Society and had one person exhibitions at College of Marin and the A. Brison Gallery in Fairfax. She works in oils.
Yahoo Mail: Tips and Tricks
Wednesday, January 8, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Librarian Heather Anne Lamb will navigate you through the ins and outs of the new format for Yahoo mail and discuss tips and tricks for making your email a bit easier to use.Attendees should have prior experience using email and the Internet. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.
Rita and the Cosmos Acapella Singers
Thursday, January 9, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
“Rita & The Cosmos is a Marin based a cappella singing group of seven sassy gals. Their group was formed in 2005 when Rita, a teacher and songwriter, assembled some musically inclined friends: Toni, a nurse, Bobbi, a retired escrow officer, Gail, a retired legal secretary, Gloria, a retired office manager, Carolyn, a neonatal nurse, and Lauren, a physical therapist. Rita & The Cosmos performs a mixture of standards, jazz, pop and Broadway tunes, featuring original, upbeat, four part arrangements that will get your fingers snapping and your toes tapping! The songs reflect themes of friendship, spirituality, romance and love. Selections by Berlin and Gershwin are among the crowd-pleasing favorites.”
Rita & The Cosmos Web Site: http://ritascosmos.com/
Diana Paul Bort
Wild Naked Ladies –The Joy and Power of Birth
Tuesday, January 14, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Author Diana Paul Bort was born in Ross Hospital in 1948. Her mother said that giving birth was "like falling off a log." She neglected to add that the doctor gave her a caudal block - yesteryear's epidural. Diana's mother-in-law gave birth to her husband at home. She was attended by an immigrant doctor just after WWII. Borrowing from both women, Diana gave birth at home but without drugs or doctor.
The ecstatic births of her own children led Diana to become a midwife and then filmmaker in a life-long commitment to convey the joy and power of birth. The alphabet book: WILD NAKED LADIES is inspired by the Naked Lady lilies in her Mar West neighborhood and the women she has attended at birth.
Diana Paul Bort’s Web Site: http://lovedelivers.org
Wednesday, January 15, 3-4pm in the Founders Room
Join us at our ever popular monthly afternoon tea.
This month’s theme: Chinese New Year
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
Docent Rita Dunlay, FAMSF
Matisse from SFMOMA
Tuesday, January 21, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Celebrating the Bay Area’s long standing enthusiasm for Henri Matisse, Matisse from SFMOMA traces four decades of the artist’s career—from his early, Cézanne-inspired still lifes to his richly patterned and brightly colored figural paintings made in the 1920s and 1930s.
This intimate single-gallery exhibition features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the internationally acclaimed collection of works by Matisse at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), joined by two paintings and two drawings from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s own important Matisse holdings. November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014 at the Legion of Honor Museum.
Tiburon resident Rita Dunlay has been a member of the Fine Arts Museums Docent Council since 1994. She has prepared slide lectures on the Utrecht school of Dutch painters and on the mid-western artist John Steuart Curry. In addition to her work at the Find Arts Museums, she is also a docent at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Rita graduated from the University of Michigan where she majored in French. She has also taught English as a second language.
San Francisco Fine Arts Museums Web Sites: www famsf.org
Mystery Writers Susan C. Shea and Terry Shames in Conversation
Thursday, January , 23, 7:30 pm in the Founders Room
Mystery writers Susan C. Shea and Terry Shames will discuss their books, their writing processes and their new releases.
“Susan Shea spent more than two decades as a non-profit executive before beginning her best-selling mystery series featuring a professional fundraiser for a fictional museum. She loved her former work but admits to having much more fun hanging out with crime writers and inspired storytellers. She’s a regular on The LadyKillers blog, is on the board of the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime and is a past board member of Norcal’s chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Marin County, California, but hopes no one will hold it against her.” Her newest book is "The King's Jar", a Dani O' Rourke mystery.
Terry Shames describes her background, “Raised in the wild state of Texas, at age six, I began a life of crime, stealing money from my grandmother to buy what--Candy? Nail polish? A comic book? No. A notebook--beautiful blank pages, so I could write a story. A terrible liar, when my mother grilled me, I confessed and the notebook was confiscated. I've never lost my thrill when I face a blank page, ready for a story.
I financed my BA from the University of Texas and my MA from San Francisco State University with numerous jobs--waitress, maid, assistant to a notorious law professor, computer programmer/analyst and real estate agent. But I was always writing--before and after work, and sometimes even at lunch.
With my son off to college in 2005, I redoubled my effort to find success as a writer. Last fall my book found a happy home with Seventh Street Books/Prometheus for my series set in the fictional town of Jarrett Creek, Texas, featuring ex-Chief of Police Samuel Craddock. The first book, A KILLING AT COTTON HILL, was released July 16, 2013. The second, THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN will be out in January 2014. I am hard at work on the third in the series.”
Learn it @ Your Library
This Month's Demonstration: Atomic Training
Friday, January 24, 1-2pm in the Founders Room
Librarian Heather Anne Lamb will show you how to use the Library’s web site to stream Atomic Training, a video based how-to training resource of popular software to your pc or mac.