Library Speaker Series

Library Speaker Series programs have been given by local gardeners, travel agents, art devotees, and many other experts in their field. 

Start a Sketchbook: Faces
Saturday, March 24
11am, Council Chambers

Feeling frustrated with personal or global issues? Trying to make sense of the negativity in the world? You’re not alone. Let go of the stresses of daily life in a fun yet simple way: ART! Start a sketchbook with professional artist and teacher Janet Jacobs. This workshop focuses on drawing faces and what you see in people. In her book, Strangers in their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild concentrates on the people she meets and not just their political views. Connect with yourself and others while discovering your inner artist in this FREE drawing workshop at the San Anselmo Public Library. 

Registration is required and will begin on February 24. All materials will be provided. Sign up at the San Anselmo Library: call 415-258-4656 or email

After the Earthquake
Saturday, April 21
11am, Council Chambers
The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake: wooden houses splintered, brick buildings collapsed, and developed areas of the city were reclaimed as swampland. Many citizens were wounded, burned, or suffered fractures, and as temporary shelters sprang up across the city, the fear of epidemic disease escalated. Join us for a visual presentation by amateur historian Richard Torney as he shares his family’s involvement in rebuilding the city after the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.