Library Information

Adult Programs & Events:
July and August 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

keilerArtist Roberta Keiler
Exhibit July 1- August 1  in the Founders Room
Roberta Keiler is a California native.  She moved to Mill Valley in 1956, and has lived in the same home ever since.
After raising four children and serving on numerous community Boards and committees, she retired twenty years ago from her volunteer work to devote her time and talent to her interest in watercolor painting.
Roberta is a lifelong learner. Her passion for art was piqued at Stanford, where she graduated with a degree in Social Sciences.  Over the years, she has attended many workshops from noted artists including Jerry Brommer, Ann O'Hanlon, Cathe Gill, Catherine Anderson, and Toph Schink.  Her primary painting instructor has been Jerry Stitt.
She is inspired by the beauty of this area's natural surroundings, her friends and family, her garden and the amazing gift of a full and rich life.

mtcJasson Minadakis, Marin Theatre Company
Fetch Clay, Make Man and the Civil Rights Era
Tuesday, July 29, 7:30pm in the Founders Room
Jasson Minadakis discusses Marin Theatre Company's new season opener by San Francisco native Will Power- Fetch Clay, Make Man. The triumphant play explores one of the most unlikely friendships of the 60s- between the young upstart heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and character actor Stepin Fetchit, who was known for portraying the worst of African American stereotypes. Learn more about Ali's role in the civil rights movement and the evolution from a polarizing figure- he was an outspoken objector to the Vietnam war and even lost his boxing title for several years because he refused to be conscripted into the military- to the beloved icon he is now.
Marin Theatre Company's Web site:

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

weissArtist Carol Weiss
Back by Popular Demand

Friday, August 1, 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.

hallArtist Fran Hall
International Travels: Italy to California
Reception: Saturday, August 9, 1:30-3:30pm
Exhibit August 5- September 5
in the Founders Room

Fran Hall graduated from Seattle University in 1958 with a B.A. degree in Education and has been a school teacher. She has been painting since the 1960’s. Some of her paintings hang in the homes of many friends from San Francisco, Portland and Seattle to Barcelona, Madrid, Hamburg and Marseilles, places where she has lived and painted in the past. . . their styles exemplify a changing perspective of colors and composition over the years. 

In the last 25 years, Fran has lived and painted in Spain, Italy, France and other European countries. She specializes in oil and water color florals, landscapes and seascapes. Fran is linked professionally with the Marin Society of Artists and the Landmark Art and Garden Center Art Guild in Tiburon, and has exhibited her work a number of times.


lawsAudubon Program:
Naturalist/Artist John Muir Laws

Nature Journaling and Sketching
Tuesday, August 12, 10-11:30am in the Founders Room
Naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws will give a presentation on nature journaling and sketching.

Mr. Laws loves the natural world and has lived his life sharing this passion with others. He is trained as a wildlife biologist and is a Research Associate of the California Academy of Sciences. Jack has taught nature education since 1984 in California, Wyoming, and Alaska. His students learn about observation, memory and curiosity, conservation biology, natural history, scientific illustration, and field sketching, all while having fun and falling more deeply in love with the world of nature.

John Muir Laws Web Site: