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Adult Programs & Events:
October and November 2014
Children's Programs and Teen Programs are listed on their own events pages.
Artist 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/
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Docent 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/
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.
Singers 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
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation
Petrocelli Luncheon SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, November 4, 11:30am- 1:30pm SF Yacht Club.
The 25th annual luncheon with speaker Elaine Petrocelli at the SF Yacht Club is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 11:30 am. To purchase tickets via credit card please call 415-789-2665 ext. 228 Monday through Friday or come to the library any day of the week. Tables of 8 and 10 can be reserved for groups. Tickets are $60 per person. Checks should be made payable to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation. Always a sell out!
Docent 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
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.
Lighthouse Singers of Marin
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/
Mary 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.
Wednesday, November 12 6-7 pm
in the Founders Room
This workshop includes steps anyone can take to make their online lives more private and secure. It also explores some of the larger ideas and debates around privacy, trust and your digital footprint.Space is limited! Please call the Reference Desk at 789-2661 to sign-up for this hands-on workshop.
Jaleh Etemad, Tiburon Artist Laureate
Altered Books, Session 2
Saturday, November 15, 11am-1pm
in the Founders Room
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 to bring to personalize your art when you sign up. Call 415-789-2661 to sign up.
Joan Palmero, Heritage & Arts Liaison
Latin American Contemporary Artists
Tuesday, November 18, 7:00pm in the Founders Room
Joan is a Belvedere native and art devotee. She will give another in a series of presentations on Latin American Artists, including Alfredo Ramos Martinez, father of Mexican modernism, and Rodolfo Morales, earliest Mexican proponent of magic realism. Rodolfo Morales: What is “Magic Realism”? Characterized as “a sense of mystery juxtaposed with the normalcy of everyday objects”. Morales has created a world where cathedrals are borne through the air by women of the town, where brides are surrounded by masses of flowers and veils of lace but the grooms are rarely visible, and where rows of people, shoulder to shoulder, compose the architecture of the buildings and walls. Why might Morales have painted thus? We’ll find out. Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Father of Mexican Modernism: Alfredo Ramos Martinez’ closest friend, Poet Ruben Dario, is quoted as saying “Ramos Martinez is one of those who paints poems. He does not copy, he interprets……” We will examine the artist’s wide range of painting techniques and learn why it is that he – not Diego Rivera –that is considered to be the Father of Mexican Modernism. A luscious, compelling palette of colors and innovative techniques await your review as we examine perhaps the first portraits to focus on Mexico’s indigenous people.
Wednesday, October 19, 3-4pm in the Founders Room
Join us at our ever popular monthly afternoon tea.
This month’s theme: Thanksgiving
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.
Smartphones and Tablets Workshops
Friday, November 21
11 am in the Founders Room
The Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS), in collaboration the with Belvedere-Tiburon Library will hold asessions of the new GGCS Special Interest Group(SIG) "Mastering Tablets and Smart Phones" at the Library.. The focus at this meeting 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 firstname.lastname@example.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