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Adult Programs & Events:
May and June 2013
Children's Programs and Teen Programs are listed on their own events pages.
Del Mar Student Art Show
Reception Wednesday, May 22, 6-8pm Exhibit May 21-June 2
Belvedere Tiburon Library Teen Services is happy to host the 10th Annual Del Mar Art Show. For two weeks, our Founder's Room Gallery will be filled with the work of Aaron Snyder's 8th grade Portfolio Art Class. It is essentially a full year advanced art class for 8th grade only. Come and see the exciting work of these young artists.
Secret Life of Birds
Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Photographer Gary Walter discusses his work and passion.
Though he will travel great distances to observe and
photograph tropical birds, many of his images come from his own back yard.
His topic will be the secret lives of birds enjoying their lives
in unique and wonderful ways.
Filmmakers Will and Diana Harper
Pinot Noir- The Holy Grail of Wine
Tuesday, May 28, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
This documentary is based around the story of
Clouds Rest Pinot Noir vineyard from Sonoma Coast and was directed by Emmy award-winning Will Harper and produced and written by Diana Sinelnikova Harper. “It is a story of a struggle of the most elusive, captivating and most coveted varietal- Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir is not only the toughest and most capricious grape to grow, but Pinot Noir wine is the hardest one to produce. Nevertheless, the mysterious allure of this noble varietal, and its age-old reputation for challenging winemakers, captivates those seeking out the Holy Grail of wine-the greatest expressions of complexity and splendor offered by Pinot Noir.”
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Join Janis Luft for this night of team trivia. Janis picks trivia topics both timely and interesting. Come and have fun. You just might win!
CORNER BOOKS 3rd Anniversary CELEBRATION
Thursday, May 30, 4-5 pm at Corner Books!
Come to Corner Books for a joyous celebration of our book store's success. Enjoy some refreshments - a little chocolate - a glass of wine.
Meet the Corner Books' volunteers!
For more info call Corner Books 415-789-5000.
Corner Books 1550 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 in the Founders Room
California-based wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas spends several months of the year shooting a wide variety of wildlife in the field. In recent years, she has specialized in documenting family life of endangered species and has become well known for her unprecedented work with newborn animals. Although Suzi works primarily in Africa, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops all over the world. Her photographs have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the world, including many feature stories and front covers.
Suzi is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and has won awards in many competitions, including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, National Wildlife Photo Contest, and Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition. Having recently become a Patron of the Sumatran Orangutan Society, Suzi also helps suppport the Cheetah Conservation Fund, International Rhino Foundation, Kibale Chimpanzee Project, Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary, Center for Animal Protection and Education and other organizations.
Suzi Eszterhas’ Web Site http://www.suzieszterhas.com/
Artist Deborah Martin
Reception Tuesday, June 4, 6-8pm
Exhibit June 3-July 5 in the Founders Room
Deborah Martin has a BA Fine Arts with Honors, from the Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA. She started as an Illustration major then transferred to Motion Pictures. After graduating, she started to dabble in photography.
She describes her art and techniques: "I create fine art digital photography using enhanced imagery to create abstract and figurative images. I find and manipulate surfaces from a variety of sources such as man-made materials or elements from nature. These layered digital photographs become stories that I weave by using abstraction or historical and tribal figures. My intentions are to work intuitively to make evocatively visceral images that will bring my audience to find their own imagination and stories."
Microsoft Word 2007- Class 1
Wednesday, June 5, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Patty Hoyt leads this first class in our 3-part Microsoft Word 2007 series. This is a hands-on introduction to the popular Microsoft Word 2007 word-processing program. Patty will introduce the Word menus, and toolbars and basic editing commands. This is an introductory class. Attendees should have Basic Windows experience. Attendees must have ability to use the keyboard and mouse, and be familiar with using Windows menus and toolbars. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on.
Prison University Project
Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
The Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison provides college preparatory courses in math and English as well as an Associate of Arts degree program to over 300 people incarcerated at the prison. Instructors all work as volunteers; most are faculty or graduate students from Bay Area colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has been supported solely by grants from individuals and foundations. In this presentation, Executive Director Jody Lewen will explain how the program was founded, how it operates today, and what its impact is on both student and faculty participants.
Prison University Project Web Site: www.prisonuniversityproject.org
Finals Study Fest for Students
The library will be open late during finals week to accommodate high school students cramming for finals. Food, drink, cell phones, and working in groups will be allowed. The hours are:
Sunday, June 9, Finals Study Hall after the Library closes,
5-9 pm, for students only. Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, the Library will stay open until 10 pm; all patrons may use the Library during this time. Call 789-2661 for more information.
Docent Rita Dunlay, FAMSF
Impressionists on the Water
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Docent Rita Dunlay will explore the theme of water and boating in relation to Impressionist paintings in the exhibit Impressionists on the Water at the Legion of Honor Museum June 1 - October, 13, 2013.
Coinciding with San Francisco's hosting of the America's Cup races this summer, another side of nautical life is revealed by more than 80 remarkable paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro and Post-Impressionists such as Maurice Denis and Paul Signac—artists whose breathtaking artistry reflects their own deep understanding of pleasure boating and competition.
Paintings on loan from prestigious international collections, including the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and private collections will be joined by paintings and works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums’ own holdings.
Examination of the Impressionists’ engagement with boating as both pastime and artistic subject is at the heart of the exhibition. In the countryside west of Paris new patterns of life, including the idea of middle-class leisure, reflected the social and economic energies of an emerging modern world. Artistic innovations such as painting out of doors developed to capture the spirit and quick pace of recreational activities. The Impressionists’ brushwork suggests both the atmospheric effects and the sensations of movement that contribute to the invigorating experience of boating.
Social Media Clinic- Small Business
Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 pm in the Founders Room
This is a hands-on workshop for social media managers
and small business owners. Are you using social media at work? Not sure what new things to try? Join this workshop and get ideas and advice from one another and from librarian Ivan Silva. We'll answer questions and try to work through examples together. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.
Author Curran Galway
Thursday, June 13, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Marin author Curran Galway reads from and discusses her
debut novel. "The Aquarians: Awakening the True Self, follows two young Americans in 1970 as they search to find deeper meaning in a chaotic world. At the height of anti-Vietnam War sentiment, with the dream that empowered a generation to unite against the corruption of “the Establishment,” this story is a poignant journey of personal transformation."
"Curran Galway was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in Education and English, and a Master of Divinity degree in Transforming Spirituality. During the ‘70s, she moved to the Bay Area to form her own conclusions about the turbulent society that surrounded her. She remembers feeling confused and angry, yet aware that something new was emerging.
After a mystical experience opened Curran’s eyes, she began conducting transformation workshops. For the past twelve years, she has been a spiritual teacher and transformation coach. Currently, Ms. Galway gives inspirational talks, leads retreats, and facilitates spiritual awareness workshops for baby boomers focused on awakening the True Self; a new way of being in the world."
"Filmmaker Shows His Shorts"
Tuesday, June 18, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Filmmaker Harris Cohen who specializes in making fund raising and PR videos for non-profit organizations will show samples of his work and answer questions on that subject.
This will be a 21 minute presentation of video shorts by the Award winning Tiburon filmmaker interspersed with comments and/or questions. Going back to what was trendy in 1980 we’ll see a piece called “What Are You Into?” from the KPIX show “Pacific Currents” with Jerry Graham. Next from 2009, “Fairfax, You Know” a short humorous rap video with an edge of Fairfax “attitude”. Ending the program will be “Hans” a recently completed profile of an inspirational 84 year old Marin photographer.
The short films will be followed by a question and answer session.
Additionally, Harris has been producing fundraising and PR videos for Marin non-profits, on a pro-bono basis, for the last decade and will be happy to consult with anyone interested in making one.
Wednesday, June 19, 3-4 pm
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.
Microsoft Word 2007-Class 2
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
In this second hands-on workshop in our Microsoft Word 2007 series, trainer Patty Hoyt will teach attendees about creating, saving and formatting documents using Microsoft Word 2007, the most popular word-processing program on the planet. This is an intermediate level course. Attendees should have taken MS Word 2007 Class 1 or be able to use MS Word menus, toolbars and basic editing commands. Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.
Across the Pacific Ocean with
Paddle Steamship China
Thursday, June 20, 7:30 pm in the Founders Room
Hillary Don, author of " Life in Belvedere and Tiburon 1890 to 1900", will read from his latest book recounting the hazardous transpacific ocean crossing by the wooden, sidewheel-paddle steamship China. Carrying passengers and freight 6,033 nautical miles from San Francisco to Yokohama, Japan, and Hong Kong, China, from October 1867 to June 1879, she played an essential role in developing the West coast and unifying the United States.
Designed and built for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, construction of
China was finished in 1867 at Manhattan, New York. She was the final and greatest steamship designed and constructed by pre-eminent wooden shipbuilder, William Henry Webb.
After retirement from Ocean service, China served as a quarantine ship, and was finally dismantled and burned at Tiburon in 1886. During dismantling her aft deckhouse was saved as a dwelling. The deckhouse-dwelling was restored in 1979 by the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society as China Cabin, the only surviving structure in the world of a ship built by William Henry Webb.
Tuesday June 25-Thursday June 27
Senior Week will be filled with programs of interest to Seniors and caregivers, including a Senior Information Fair. Topics include finances, technology, housing, transportation and fun! Watch this space for details.