Library Speaker Series

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

Growing Strawberries and Blueberries with Marin Master Gardener Judy Orsini
Saturday, May 12
11am, Council Chambers
Are you interested in growing strawberries and/or blueberries, or have you tried to do so unsuccessfully in the past?  Come and learn which varieties are recommended, what their requirements are for light, soil, water and fertilizer, how to plant and care for your plants, how to propagate them, and what to do about diseases and pests. Judy Orsini was a landscape architect and became a UC Marin Master Gardener in 2015.  As a Master Gardener, she assists with the annual tomato market, and has participated in the Plant It, Grow It, Eat It program, performed Garden Walks to give homeowners advice about water use, and provided advice at the Marin County Fair and various farmers markets.  She also helped to get a community garden built in Mill Valley where she grows her own vegetables and fruits.   Judy is a member of the Edibles and Plant Identification Guilds of the UC Marin Master Gardener organization.

Start a Sketchbook: Reflection
Saturday, May 19
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 will connect us with our drawing tools, our selves, and our perception of life. Discover your inner artist in this FREE drawing workshop at the San Anselmo Library.

Registration is required and will begin on April 19. All materials will be provided. Sign up at the San Anselmo Library: call 415-258-4656 or email