Upcoming Events

Read with Officer Collier

Read with Officer Collier

Friday, August 26, 3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Bring your safety questions, and join Officer Collier for a visit and reading time.

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.

Read Nora Webster by Colm Toibin and come join the discussion.
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Saturday, September 3, 2-3:30 p.m.

For all ages

Love LEGOS? Come for a fun afternoon of free-building!

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.

For all ages

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for the whole family!

Book Launch Party with E. Ardell, author of THE FOURTH PIECE Book I in the Order's Last Play series

Book Launch Party with E. Ardell, author of THE FOURTH PIECE Book I in the Order's Last Play series

Saturday, September 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meet the author at this fun, interactive event with music, refreshments, make-up table, author reading, prizes and more.
Herbs 101

Herbs 101

Monday, September 12, 6:00 p.m.

Join Master Gardener Susan Brown for a free workshop to learn about the many attributes of common garden herbs and how to make these versatile plants thrive in your garden.

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw to Discuss Big Read Title

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw to Discuss Big Read Title

Saturday, September 17, 1 p.m.

The Big Read selection is Sun, Stone, and Shadows; 20 Great Mexican Short Stories  by Jorge F. Hernandez.  Multiple copies of the book will be available very soon.  Read the book and join the community of readers.
Health Starts at Home!  Household Toxins May Contribute to Your Allergy Symptoms

Health Starts at Home! Household Toxins May Contribute to Your Allergy Symptoms

Monday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Deborah Oleynik, ND, for a discussion about toxins that can contribute to chronic challenges of your immune system.

Slide-Illustrated Lecture with Dennis Copeland.  "When We Were Mexico; A Frontier Province and Its Capital - Monterey"

Slide-Illustrated Lecture with Dennis Copeland. "When We Were Mexico; A Frontier Province and Its Capital - Monterey"

Saturday, September 24, 1 p.m.

Local Historian to speak on Mexican era in Alta California.  Part of the Big Read program.
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SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, November 6, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library present a benefit for the Monterey Public Library, the 3rd annual "Books in Bloom" Author Luncheon featuring Frances Schultz, author of The Bee Cottage Story: How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Cannery Row, Monterey. Tickets go on sale in September. Contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org for information or sponsorship opportunities. Bee there!

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Need Technology and Ebook Help?

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Our Technology Volunteer is here to answer questions like "Can you give me a jump start on using ebooks?", "How can I add formatting to my Word document?", "How do I print to the library printer from my personal laptop?"  No appointment needed.

Historical Monterey Newspapers on Microfilm
Now Available Digitally

The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – 1954 have been digitized and are accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Searching is faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there is an adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.

Visit the Historical Newspapers page...

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