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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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.

mpcMarin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show
Tuesday, July 22, 7pm in the Founders Room
Hear local poets read their poems. Host: Bruce Sams
Readers: Katherine Crawford, Patricia Garfield, Joyce Griffin, Melanie Maier, Gini Savage, Mary Tuteur
Marin Poetry Center’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 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. 
 She was trained by accomplished artists in Lake Oswego, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington: and Marin County.
In the last 25 years, she has lived and painted in Spain, Italy, France and other European countries.  The scenes which she has painted are ones of places which she visited and wished to commit to permanent memory… she specializes in oil and water color florals, landscapes and seascapes.
She is linked professionally with the Marin Society of Artists and the Landmark Art and Garden Center Art Guild in Tiburon.
She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women.
 She had a recent juried show in the gallery of the Marin Society of Artists with the National league of American Pen Women. She had exhibitions of 40 oil and water color paintings in the Tiburon Town Hall sponsored by the Heritage and Arts commission in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
She also exhibits at the Landmark Art and Garden Center in Tiburon.
She was juried in the Tiburon Art Festival August 17-18, 2013 with
Jean Pierre Rives from France and Kiril from Bulgaria with 200 artists while the America’s Cup was taking place from San Francisco to Belvedere-Tiburon yacht clubs.

lawsNaturalist/Artist John Muir Laws
Nature Journaling and Sketching
Tuesday, August 12, 10-11:30am in the Founders Room
This is a program about Nature Journaling and Nature Sketching presented by John Muir Laws- Wildlife Biologist, Author, and Scientific Illustrator.
Naturalist, educator and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws is in love with the natural world and has lived his live 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 teacher since 1984 in California, Wyoming, and Alaska. He teaches the tools to help people develop as naturalists and stewards including, ways to improve your 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.  In 2009, he received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in Environmental Education. He is a 2010 TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow with the National Audubon Society. He was the 2011 artist for International Migratory Bird Day. Laws has written and illustrated books about art and natural history including The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), Sierra Birds: a Hiker’s Guide (2004), The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada (2007), and The Laws Pocket Guide Set to the San Francisco Bay Area (2009). He is a regular contributor to Bay Nature magazine with his “Naturalists Notebook” column.  He is the primary author and editor of the curriculum: Opening the world through Nature Journaling. This free teaching guide is kid tested and teacher approved and integrates science, language arts, and visual arts through keeping a nature journal. He is the founder and host of the Bay Area Nature Journal Club, monthly free nature sketching workshops, field trips and events, connecting people with nature through art.
John Muir Laws Web Site: