Library Information

Adult Programs & Events:
September and October 2014

Children's Programs
and Teen Programs are listed on their own events pages.

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Art Jury information for upcoming year exhibits

cornerCorner Books Back to School Sale
August 13- September 13 at Corner Books

1550 Tiburon Blvd. Phone 415-789-5000
*Buy two books get one free book Kids' and Teens' book sale. *Free book is of equal or lesser value. It’s a great time to shop at the Library’s gently used book store. We’ve got a great selection of paperbacks including: Cookbooks, Kid’s Books, Mysteries, Biography, History, Travel, and much more. We also have CDs and DVDs, and our volunteer staff is always ready with recommendations.

artistsArtists E.A. “Betsy” Kellas and Margo Reis
Natural Rhythms
Exhibit September 8- October 10 in the Founders Room
E.A. Betsy Kellas: Artist Bio: E. A. Betsy Kellas is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist who has lived and worked in the Bay Area for many years.  She is a graduate of California State University East Bay where she studied painting and printmaking.  She has also studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, the California College of Art, the Academy of Art University and John F. Kennedy University.  Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and appears in many private collections.  Ms. Kellas lives in Pt. Richmond and works full time in her studio at 28 Rich Street in Greenbrae, California.
Artist Statement: I work in a several mediums and often explore a variety of themes simultaneously. For Natural Rhythms, I selected a group of paintings made by alternating layers of oil and water based paints. My work is influenced by abstract expressionism, Japanese brush painting and my early training as a printmaker.

Margo Reis: Artist Bio: In the 1980ʼs, living in Tiburon with my young children, I started drawing classes at the
Belvedere School with artist-teacher Ann Curran Turner. This led to art workshops and classes in California and Washington State exploring a variety of mediums including drawing, painting with watercolor and acrylics, design, and collage. Recent exhibits include Marin County Fair, Marin Open Studios, Marin MOCA, Pacific Art League, Bay
Model Visitor Center. Painting Techniques: My paintings are most often inspired by an appreciation of the natural world, which I express in an abstract or interpretive style. I paint on canvas using acrylic paint combined with various collaged papers. I like to build up many layers and texture in the paintings. Subtlety, a mood, and a little mystery interest me more than obvious realism. Color palettes vary from a great deal of bright color to more restful blues and neutrals.
E.A. Betsy Kellas’ Web Site:
Margo Reis’ Web Site:

barrySam Barry, Book Passage
Passages and Pathways:
How Book Passage Serves Readers and Writers

Thursday, September 18, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Sam Barry will talk about Book Passage’s Path to Publishing program, a resource for the individual writer. Utilizing mentors and other consultants, PTP helps writers clarify which publishing choice is best for them:  traditional, independent (self), or some alternative option, as well as how to make solid decisions on editing, book design, printing, e-book production, distribution, marketing and promotion. Sam will also talk about Book Passage’s writing classes and conferences.
Sam Barry is the author services liaison for Book Passage’s Path to Publishing program. A publishing professional with 25 years of experience, Sam has a popular blog on, is a contributing editor at the literary magazine Zyzzyva, and serves on the board of San Francisco’s literary festival, Litquake. He is the author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons. As a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders Sam edited and coauthored the interactive e-book Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All.
Book Passage's Web Site:

etemadTiburon Artist Laureate Jaleh Etemad
Altered Books Presentation & Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11am - 2pm
in the Founders Room

Jaleh Etemad will give a short visual presentation with examples of Altered Book and Book Art such as the ones that were displayed and bid upon in silent auction at the recent Marin Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition. Following the presentation, 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 that you might bring to personalize your art when you sign up.
Jaleh Etemad's Wev Site:

Contact Jaleh at or call (415) 233-2699 to enroll in this exciting free workshop.

mtcJasson Minadakis, Artistic Director,
Marin Theatre Company

The Whale: How Loss Changes You
Tuesday, September 23, 7:30pm
in the Founders Room
In Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale, we meet Charlie, a morbidly obese man trying desperately to reconnect with his estranged daughter after the loss of his boyfriend years ago caused Charlie to slowly eat himself to death. Everyone responds to loss differently, and while Charlie’s story may be an extreme example of how devastating loss can lead to self destructive behavior, it is also a story of loss leading to a renewed desire to connect with those you love. Before you come to the play, learn more about the work of this remarkable young playwright who eloquently captures a dying father trying to teach his daughter about empathy and understanding.
Marin Theatre Company Web Site:

jobWednesday Workshop
JobNow - Demonstration
Wednesday, September 24, 2-3:30pm
in the Founders Room

Are you looking for a new job, considering a career change, or just updating your resume?  Librarian, Joan Garrett, will introduce you to JobNow, the Library’s newest online resource for residents of Belvedere and Tiburon.  JobNow gives you the tools to assess your best career fit, update your skills, and develop a new resume.  They also provide live interview coaching with a trained job coach, and allow you to upload your resume and cover letter for assistance from trained resume experts.  This workshop will be an online demonstration.  All are welcome, but you must live in the 94920 zip code area to use this resource from home.

triviaTrivia Night
Wednesday, September 24, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Join Janis Luft for this night of team trivia. Come and have fun. You just might win!

greenJim Wood
The Green Team:  Who are they? 
What do they do?  Why do they do it? 

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:30pm
in the Founders Room

Jim Wood, a Tiburon resident, will talk about the Green Team.  Jim organized this amazing group after he noticed Marin's overall messiness and decided to do something about it.   He'll bring us up-to-date on what the Team has accomplished so far and what they hope to accomplish as they continue to work. 
Jim and his wife Nikki founded Marin Magazine after they moved to Marin in 2002.  Jim now serves as Senior Writer and authors the popular column, Point of View.  He was named Tiburon's Citizen of the Year in 2013. 
Green Team Web Site:

blackieBlackie’s Hay Day-
an Event Benefiting the Children’s Library

Saturday, September 27, 9-4pm
Blackie’s Pasture Tiburon

General Admission $10/person, children under 2 yrs free. Tickets available at


buckDocent Vernon Dwelly
Buck Institute for Aging
Tuesday, September 30, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging is the world’s premier research organization for the investigation of age-related diseases. Established in 1999, the Buck is an independent, nonprofit basic research organization occupying a 365,000 square foot three building campus in Novato, California, 30 miles north of San Francisco. Docent Vernon Dwelly will briefly touch on the history of the Buck Institute and describe recent scientific efforts and achievements in Age Research to extend healthy years of life.
Mr. Dwelly became a docent for the Buck Institute in 2005.  He is a native of Great Britain and was educated in liberal arts and economics. His executive career with American Express Company included 12 years of foreign assignments in Japan, Europe, and Latin America.  Vernon and his wife Elke love to travel the world and are avid mountaineers having trekked the Himalayas, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kenya, and the California Sierras.  When not traveling, they make their home in Novato, where they attend lifelong learning courses at Dominican University, and where Vernon enjoys driftwood sculpting, writing, and poetry.  Vernon considers his Buck Institute association a highlight of retirement.
Buck Institute for Research on Aging Web Site:

agingAging with Style
Nancy Master, Regional Directory JFCS
Marin’s Age Wave
Wednesday, October 1, 12:00pm-2:00pm
in the Founders Room
Speaker starts at 12:15pm

Nancy Master, the Regional Director of Jewish Family and Children's Services will be speaking. Her topic is:   Marin’s Age Wave—Challenges and Opportunities for Individuals, Families and Community.
What are the top 10 issues facing Marin as we gear up for the “silver tsunami”.  What can individuals, families, organizations, communities and policy makers do to prepare for the future. 
Presented by the Belvedere-Tiburon Library and Seniors At Home
For more information or to RSVP: Call 415-507-0564 or email

evernoteWednesday Workshop
Evernote for Beginners
Wednesday, October 1, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Evernote is a notewriting and archiving app which works on your desktop, laptop, tablet and phone. Write notes of all types, from short lists to lengthy research, and access them on any device. Collect web articles, handwritten notes, and photos to keep all the details in one place. Find your work quickly with Evernote’s powerful search. Join Librarian Heather Anne Lamb to see how to learn the basics of this useful app. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign up.

franksLucinda Franks
Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
Tuesday, October 7, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
In her beautifully rendered literary memoir, Lucinda Franks,
a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, tells the intimate story of her marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, one of the great men of our time. Franks was a self-styled radical who marched with protesters and chained herself to fences. Morgenthau was a famous lawyer, a symbol of the establishment, who could have helped put her in jail. She was twenty-six. He was fifty-three. Now, thirty-six years into a marriage that was never supposed to happen, one between two people as deeply in love as they are different, they are living proof that opposites can forge an unbreakable life bond.
     In Timeless, Franks offers a confidential tour of their unconventional years together, years that are both hilarious and interlaced with suspense. At the same time, she takes us behind the scenes to reveal the untold stories behind some of Morgenthau’s most famous cases, many of which she helped him brainstorm for.
     Lucinda Franks is the author of a memoir, My Father’s Secret War. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the life and death of Diana Oughton, a member of Weatherman.
Lucinda Franks Web Site:

stopWednesday Workshop
Stop.Think.Connect.: Web Mechanics
Wednesday, October 8, 6-7 pm in the Founders Room
Knowing how web mechanics work help us use and understand URLs, IP addresses, search terms, bookmarks and more. This workshop will introduce the basics of Web Mechanics through discussion and activities.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop

fieldMerv Field, Field Poll
November 4, 2014 elections
Thursday, October 9, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Merv Field will discuss: "November 4 elections:   Will Congress remain divided with the House remaining in Republican control and the Democrats losing control of the Senate?  What effects will the results have on the 2016 Presidential election race?  What can be expected in California's controversial ballot proposition contests?
In the statewide candidate races?"
Field Poll Archives Web Site:

weissArtist Carol Weiss
Back by Popular Demand 

Friday, October 10, 11 am -12:30pm
in the Founders Room

If I can draw, you can too!
Come to the Library for a free workshop. You don't need any materials. We will provide pencils, paper and pastels. If you have a photo that you would like to use for inspiration, bring it along. Register at the Reference Desk- 789-2661.

Wednesday Workshop
PowerPoint 2007
Wednesday, October 15, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Join our trainer Patty Hoyt in this hands-on introduction to the popular Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 presentation software. Patty will teach us how to format text, save a presentation, add a slide, use the outline pane, move between slides, add text in the outline pane, add text to a text box, move and resize a text box, add clip art, change the background, run a slide show, add a slide transition, and custom animation.  Attendees should have prior experience using a computer. Experience with Microsoft Word 2007 is helpful. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.

tabletSmartphones and Tablets Workshops
Friday, October 17 and Friday, November 21
11 am in the Founders Room

The Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS), in collaboration the with Belvedere-Tiburon Library will hold the first two sessions of the new GGCS Special Interest Group(SIG) "Mastering Tablets and Smart Phones" at the Library on Friday, October 17th and Friday, November 21st at 11am.  The focus at these two meetings 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.

linesDocent Martha Walker, FAMSF
Lines on the Horizon:
Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
The Thomas Weisel Family Collection is an extraordinary
collection of Native American art, spanning nearly 1,000 years of artistic production, from 11th-century Mimbres ceramics to 20th-century works by recognized artists such as Nampeyo, with additional masterworks of Navajo weaving. Exhibit at the de Young Museum through January 4, 2015.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Web Site:

artjuryArt Jury Wed. Oct. 22-Sat. Oct. 25
Interested in showing your Art at the Library in 2015?

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