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August Events Break

August Events Break

August 1 - August 31

There are no children's programs in August. Please check back for up-to-date information regarding September programming. 

Literary Circle Discussion of "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Literary Circle Discussion of "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

Read this intriguing, hair-raising account of the last crossing of the Lusitania, and come join the lively, congenial discussion.  For adults.  Admission free.  Newcomers always welcome.  Questions?  Email
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Brilliant book with too many characters

This was an interesting journey following the childhood-through-teen years of the exceptionally bright Lena and Lila who live in a poor, tough village in Naples in the 1950s-60s.  Theirs’ was a complex, competitive, loyal relationship, set against the backdrop of poverty, ignorance, and violence.   This fairly straightforward narrative was marred by the intrusion of a boatload of undeveloped characters with far too many names, and worse, nicknames!   Mercifully, the author thought to create an index to the characters at the front of the book.  Unfortunately, I had to refer to it constantly.  This book is intense, raw, angry and well-written and I’m glad I read it.  That said, I don’t think I’ll delve into the rest of the series unless someone talks me into it. 

Big Sur Fog: The Science and the History: Film Documentary

Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m.

July 10, 2016
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
(831) 646-3949  /


The Monterey Public Library will host filmmakers Drs. Steven and Mary Albert who will screen their newest film, Big Sur Fog; The Science and the History at the Monterey Public Library, on Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m.  The film will explain the science behind Big Sur fog and tells the tale from Big Sur's pioneer days.  The 25-minute film will be followed by a discussion by the filmmakers of more recent research and stories. 

Adults are invited to attend and admission is free.  The Library is located at 625 Pacific Street,  Monterey.  For more information email

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BOOMERS! Are you ready for Medicare and Social Security?

BOOMERS! Are you ready for Medicare and Social Security?

Tuesday, August 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Monterey Public Library presents "BOOMERS! Are you ready for Medicare and Social Security?" with Medicare and Social Security Advisor Bob Petty, PhD, on Tuesday, August 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the library Community Room. His presentation will show you how to start a personal timeline now, answering such questions as When can/should you apply? Does it make any difference if you're still employed? How will initial decisions influence future options? How do spouses and their benefits figure into your choices? Can you postpone or change decisions without any penalties? Admission is free. No reservations are required.