The library hosts a range of regular informational, cultural and author events, including our popular Museum Docent Speaker Series, Armchair Travel Series, and Music History Series. Contact the events coordinator for more information.
Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 PM, the Hooked on Marin Speaker Series presents: "Trains in Marin: Past and Future" with Richard Torney, moderated by Terry McGovern. Richard G. Torney, "Railfan" and life-long Marin native, will talk about how for 40 years, clean "green" electric trains connected Fairfax, San Rafael, San Anselmo and Mill Valley with a ferry terminal in Sausalito. This presentation will be held at the Corte Madera Community Center. Tickets are available at the door and from the College of Marin for $15. For more information call 415-945-3730.
Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 PM, Museum Docent, Kathryn Zupisic will be at the library to talk about the "David Hockney: a Bigger Exhibition" display at the de Young Museum from October 26, 2013 to January 20, 2014. Assembled by Hockney exclusively for the de Young, this exhibition marks the return to California of the most influential and best-known British artist of his generation. More than 300 works will be shown in 18,000 square feet of gallery space, making this the largest exhibition in the history of the museum.
Thursday, December 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, The Rebound Bookstore’s returning reader’s theatre production of Dylan Thomas’ Child’s Christmas in Wales, re-imagined for four voices, with music, will be hosted by the Larkspur Library. Audience members are encouraged to bring new or favorite Holiday season poems, music, benedictions, greetings or thoughts to an open mic after the reading. This is quickly becoming a local seasonal favorite.
Saturday, January 4th at 2:00 PM, Museum Docent, Clara Morrissey, will be at the Library to talk about the "Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond, 1950-1990" exhibit on display at the de Young Museum from September 21, 2013 to February 17, 2014. Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with innovation and luxury in jewelry design. The jeweler is famous for mixing semiprecious stones with diamonds, mounting ancient coins in gold jewelry, and creating easy-to-wear pieces made with unusual color combinations. This exhibition focuses on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s; in the period after World War II Bulgari began to create a unique style inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th-century Roman school of goldsmiths.
Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 PM, the Hooked on Marin Speaker Series presents "Marin County Rock 'n Roll Music History" with Richie Unterberger, moderated by Terry McGovern. Rock Historian and College of Marin instructor Richie Unterberger will feature rare archival video and audio footage from the 1960s and 1970s, and stories from living legends of rock 'n roll. Ben Fong-Torres of Rolling Stones magazine will join the panel. This talk will be given at the Corte Madera Community Center. Tickets are $15, and available through the College of Marin. Call 415-945-3730 for more information.
Saturday January 25th, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Larkspur Library will host an informative meeting, with representatives from Ross Valley Village, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors retire in their own homes with grace, confidence and peace of mind. Ross Valley Village is a division of Marin Village, a community organization which facilitates planning social activities, transportation assistance, household tasks, home visits and phone check-ins for seniors in Marin. Membership in Marin Villages makes a major difference in people’s lives. It helps end isolation for seniors unable to drive, provides social interactions when friends and families have moved away, offers life-enriching educational programs, and offers volunteer activities to help seniors stay connected to their community. Share this exciting opportunity with friends and family in the Ross Valley area who have seniors in their lives who would enjoy the benefits of neighbors helping neighbors in their own neighborhood
Thursday, February 6th at 7:30 PM, the Marin Theater Company will be a the Library to talk about their upcoming play, "Lasso of Truth" being presented in Mill Valley from February 20th to March 16th, 2014.
Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 PM, Paul Premo from the Marin Civil Grand Jury will give a talk at the Larkspur Library about the Marin County Civil Grand Jury and what role it plays in County, Town and City Government oversight. He will also cover the topics: How does one apply to be on the Grand Jury; What is the scope of issues and jurisdictions subject to the Grand Jury's investigations?; What skill sets are important for members of the Jury?; What is the time commitment and how is the Jury typically organized?; What is the end product of a typical Juror's tenure and what to members gain by participating? Paul Premo is the Marin County Civil Grand Jury Foreperson Pro-Tem for the 2012-13 session, and chair of that Grand Jury's Administration and Finance Committee. He is presently serving as the Taypayer Representative on the Transportation Authority of Marin's Citizens Oversight Committee, to 2017.
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