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Please Note:

Due to technical difficulties, public Internet and Catalog terminals in the Library are unavailable.
WiFi access is still available in the building, and the Catalog can be reached remotely at www.montereylibrary.org or by clicking the "Catalog" link above.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Library will be closed for
Presidents' Day
Monday, February 15

Upcoming Events
Crafting for Adults!

Crafting for Adults!

Sunday, February 7, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The craft for February is Episodes in Embossing!   Read More...
February Teen Chef & a Movie

February Teen Chef & a Movie

Thursday, February 4, 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Hungry after school? Come in and make a snack. (High School and Middle School students welcome.)

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil & Dark Chocolate: Lecture & Tasting

Health Benefits of Olive Oil & Dark Chocolate: Lecture & Tasting

Monday, February 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Join a discussion by Cardiologist and Quail & Olive owner, Stephen Brabeck, MD and Integrated Pharmacist Brian Ellinoy, PharmD    Read More...
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, February 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started?   Read More...
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Saturday, February 13, 2-3:30 p.m.

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

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Baby and Me Rhymetime

Baby and Me Rhymetime

Saturday, February 13, 10:30 or 11 a.m.

Stories and Songs with Jane

Join us for music, movement, storytelling and early literacy activities.

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Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, February 18, 12:30 p.m.

Come learn about ebook basics! We'll cover what ebooks are and how to use free library ebooks from digital libraries.

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11th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

11th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, February 19, 7 - 9 p.m.

Tickets now on sale for the most delicious fund raiser in town!   Exciting news!  The Friends are bringing back the Chocolate Cookie Baking Contest!!

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The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, February 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Read "A God in Ruins" by Kate Atkinson and come prepared to join the lively, congenial discussion.    Read More...
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In the Blogs

The Leaving of Things by Jay Antani

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Closing the gap is a process

Kitty-in-Boots

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Puss in Books

Hogarth Shakespeare Series

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Bard never ceases to inspire

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Posted: Monday, January 4, 2016
Can one outrun being fed up?

Andrew's Brain by E.L. Doctorow

Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015
But a little hard on Jeanne's brain
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.

Historic Monterey Newspapers on Microfilm Now Being Digitized

The Library’s holdings of Monterey newspapers on microfilm from 1846 – 1930 are currently being digitized and will be unavailable until approximately the end of January 2016.  The digitized newspapers will be stored on a cloud host server where they will be accessible online from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Searching will be faster, can be done by date, name, and event, and there will be adjustable tool for optimizing image quality for both text and photos.

Support Your Library
Discover & Go

Available now! Print museum passes and discounts on the Web with your Library card. Learn more or try it out!