Library Information

Adult Programs & Events:
October and November 2014

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

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Program suggestion form - fax or mail to the Library (.pdf file)
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: http://www.joanlinnbekins.com/


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 babette@ggcs.org 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: www.ggcs.org


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: http://www.famsf.org


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

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momaDocent Wendy Portnuff, SF MOMA
Big, Bold, and Beautiful:
Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

Tuesday, October 28, 7:30pm in the Founders Room

"Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field” highlights the eight monumental sculptures installed at San Francisco's Crissy Field through May 26, 2014.  Working primarily in steel beams and plates, di Suvero creates monumental sculptures that convey a sense of lightness and movement.  This conversation explores the artist's personal connections to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, which provide a dramatic backdrop for the exhibition. The talk features a video of the artist discussing his Bay Area background and touches on his contributions to public art across the region.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Web Site: http://www.sfmoma.org/


thinkWednesday Workshop
Stop.Think.Connect.: Security Online
Wednesday, October 29 6-7 pm
in the Founders Room

How do you protect yourself online? The web works by connecting every computer and device in the world. This offers astounding opportunities, but also exposes us to risk. With the right skills, tools and software, you can protect yourself and remain secure.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.


singersSingers Marin- Wings of Song Performance
Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm in the Founders Room 
The women's chorus Wings of Song, flagship chorus of the northern California choral family Singers Marin, has been making beautiful music for audiences north of San Francisco for over 25 years.  Begun by its Founder and Artistic Director Jan Pedersen Schiff as a choral ensemble that would bring the beauty of song to seniors in retirement and convalescent homes, this non-auditioned choir quickly grew into a self-sustaining, diverse group of musically talented women who put choral singing at the heart of their busy lives, performing a wide variety of choral literature.  A musical gift to the community, Wings of Song offers its members an unparalleled opportunity to sing together with serious artistic focus, and its audiences a wonderful reminder of the incomparable joy and revelation that choral music of surpassing excellence can bring.
Singers Marin’s Web Site:  www.singersmarin.org 


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: http://www.famsf.org


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:  http://lighthousesingers.org/


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.