September Teen Chef

September Teen Chef

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Stomach growling? Come into the Community Room and make a snack you may not have tried before. Learn the original recipe and maybe try some variations--and afterwards of course you can eat it. (So, try not to make anything too gross ;).  

Supplies are limited. First come, first serve.  Eat your snack in the Community Room after you make it and enjoy a movie or show, or eat out on the patio. Either way, we'd love to see you come out.

 

We're making....

Funfetti Granola Bites.

 

When:  Thursday, September 3rd at 3:15 om

Where: The Community Room

Who: High School and Middle School students 

 

For more information contact Eboni at harris@monterey.org or call her at 831-646-2094

September Teen Anime Club

September Teen Anime Club

Fridays at 4:15 pm

Each semester, we watch all the episodes in season one of the anime selected. Every Friday (times and dates subject to change), come in for snacks and two episodes. 

Now copyright policies won't let me tell you what the show is, but I can say it's about a bunch of mini-gods of death and their living weapons searching for lost souls while attending a lopsided school run by the Grim Reaper himself. (If you can't figure it out from that, you really need to come to club, because you've missed out!)

 

**Snacks are limited. First come, first serve**

 

When:  Fridays from 4:15-5:15 on 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, and 9/25

Where: The Community Room

Who:    Middle and High School students

  

Questions?  Contact Eboni at 831-646-2094 or harris@monterey.org.

September Teen Video Game Club

September Teen Video Game Club

Mondays and Wednesdays (High School and Middle School students welcome.)

Three gaming consoles, open tables in back for tabletop RPG's, and board games upon request. What else can you ask for?

You can bring your own games, but you are responsible for you items, and please, no Cards Against Humanity

Gaming times are:

Mondays from 3:00- 5:00 pm on 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28

Gaming Stations available: Wii, XBox 360, Apple Computer

 

Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm on 9/2, 9/16, 9/23, and 9/30

Gaming Stations available: Wii, XBox 360, Playstation 3

(Times and dates are subject to change. Please check the website for updates.)

 

Where: Community Room

Who:    High School and Middle School students

 

Questions? Contact Eboni at 831-646-2094 or harris@monterey.org

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

The Party's Over

This is a riveting, suspenseful account of the run up to Nazi rule in Germany.  We meet William Dodd, an unassuming, academic who was tapped by President Franklin Roosevelt to become the U.S. Ambassador to Germany in 1933-34 as Hitler was rising to power.  Dodd was clearly an outsider in diplomatic circles.  He was a not rich, deplored the ostentatious show of wealth expected of diplomats, and was a Jeffersonian Democrat – meaning he was opposed to anything that smacked of elitism or aristocracy.  He drove not a Mercedes but a Chevrolet.

He arrived in Berlin with his wife, and adult children, Martha and Bill.  Martha was beautiful, adventurous, and a great favorite among the men in Hitler’s circle.  She enjoyed life in beautiful Berlin, attended receptions and parties, had many affairs with powerful and dangerous men, and turned a blind – or perhaps a naïve – eye to the occasional violence and brewing war spirit in Germany. 

This story tells of the growing terror settling among the German people -  academics, Hitler’s political enemies, Jews, and other so-called undesirables.   But it is the story of the Dodd family and most particularly, Martha, that is at the center of this slice of history.  Through Martha’s eyes, we see one of the most terrifying downslides of a civilized country in modern history, and the gradual erosion of her approval.  The party was over.  She went on to support the Soviets, owing in part to a love affair with a Russian spy. 

There are at least 50 pages of notes at the end of the book, attesting to the thoroughness of the author’s research.  This should be of no surprise to fans of Erik Larson.  He is an unflinching narrator of some of the modern history’s most notorious disasters and crimes.  He always manages to put a human face on these horrors and brings out the little-known stories that make the larger narrative so compelling.

Starting Your Winter Garden

Starting Your Winter Garden

Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 p.m.

We are lucky to be able to grow food year round in California. What’s different at this time of year and what can be planted? Join Master Gardener Carole King and learn tips for planning a fall and winter vegetable garden. This workshop is for anyone who wants to have a successful harvest year round. Free. No advance registration required. For more information email garibald@monterey.org or call (831) 646-5603. 

Carole King is a lifelong gardener and enjoys sharing her passion for growing all things edible. In 2010, she became a Master Gardener through the University of California Cooperative Extension. Previously she worked as a nurse and an educator.




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