Library Speaker Series

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

Following the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the Library will be cancelling/postponing all programs effective immediately for the remainder of the month of March.

The specific recommendation that impacts us is:

Smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or canceled. This includes gatherings in crowded auditoriums, rooms or other venues. 

“A “gathering” is any event or convening that brings together people in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, cafeteria, or any other indoor or outdoor space. 

This applies to all non-essential professional, social, and community gatherings regardless of their sponsor. Gatherings that do not meet the aforementioned criteria should only be conducted when they are essential—that is, if the activity is essential and could not be postponed or achieved without gathering, meaning that some other means of communication could not be used to conduct the essential function. “

We hope to reschedule Forgotten Railroads of Marin with Richard Torney, The Emotionally Healthy Child with Maureen Healy, and the Moms Demand Action for Safety presentations for later dates. Stay tuned.

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
Saturday, April 18
11am, Council Chambers
Did you know that the world "Buddha" literally means "one who is awakened?" Wake up, open your eyes, clear your head, and leave the chaotic, fractured world behind with this presentation highlighting the special exhibit at the Asian Art Museum: Awaken. John Andrews, a docent from the Asian Art Museum, will share sculptures, paintings, textiles, and more from the exhibit, which brings together some of the country’s most significant collections of Himalayan art. 

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100 Years Strong
Monday, May 18
6:30pm, Library Reading Room
100 years ago women won the battle for the right to vote! With the use of photos, newspaper headlines, and other graphics from the period, our speakers weave the raucous and often dangerous story of the journey from Seneca Falls to the final vote in the Tennessee legislature to ratify the 19th amendment. Sue Reams, San Anselmo resident and member of the the League of Women Voters in Marin, will share this powerful and important piece of American history. 

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Adventure to Egypt and North Sudan
Monday, June 29
6:30pm, Library Reading Room

Enjoy an armchair travel adventure to Egypt and North Sudan with Rea Franjetic of Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours. Egypt travel conjures visions of the Great Pyramids, Luxor temples, the Valley of Kings, and the storied Nile, but there is far more. Take a side trip to Fayoum where lakes, valleys, and wild animals mingle with old pyramids and see the recently discovered painted wooden coffins. Next, visit North Sudan’s sprawling deserts of golden sand, which holds even more pyramids than Egypt -- fallen temples and hidden tombs of a great civilization whose significance we are only beginning to grasp. Rea will share less known but spectacular travel sites in this visual presentation at your San Anselmo Public Library.

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