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Design Your Cake Pop Masterpiece

Design Your Cake Pop Masterpiece

Thursday, July 20, 2:00 pm

Cake pops: tiny, delicious, and fun to make, but let's see how well you follow directions. Instructions for making and shaping cake pops as well as all of the ingredients you will need will be on the table. Once you've made your pops, you must then decorate and design a cake pop structure to match the image on your table. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Registration starts in June 3, 2017. Sign-up for this event at the Library's Summer Reading Desk.


Questions: e-mail Eboni at or call at 831-646-2094.

Design Your Escape (An Escape Room Event for Teens)

Design Your Escape (An Escape Room Event for Teens)

Thursday, July 13, 2:00 pm

Can you keep cool under pressure? Feel the thrill and enjoy the mystery of an Escape Room. In this interactive game that will encompass an entire room, you have to as a team to solve puzzles and find hidden clues in a race against the clock. Scenario 1: Virus. What a time to faint! You swear you could kill your lab partner, but you know that won't be necessary. The liquid that's oozing out of the broken bottle will kill everyone in the room soon enough...

Sign-up for this event at the Summer Reading Desk.  

(Middle and High School-aged students welcome!)


Questions? Contact Eboni at or call at 831-646-2094.

Teen Summer Writing Contest Orientation

Teen Summer Writing Contest Orientation

Thursday, June 22, 3:15 pm

This is a chance for a real publication; something to put on your writing resume. If your work is selected, your writing will be featured in an anthology, Quote the Raven, Volume II, to be published in September 2017. All authors featured in the book will receive a copy, and the book will be made available for check-out in the Monterey Public Library Teen Collection. If you think this is something you want to do, please follow the guidelines below.

+ You may submit up to 2000 words of: poetry, a short story (fiction or non-fiction), an essay, a chapter or excerpt from a longer work, or a journal entry.
+ Please use conventional grammar rules, standard paragraph formatting, and spell check.
+ Your entries must be 12 point, Times New Roman font (typed), and double spaced.
+ You must have a title page that includes: your first and last name, your age and grade, your address, telephone number and e-mail address; your word count.
+ Create a header with your name, entry title, and number your pages.
+ The work can be from any genre; however, please keep your work PG-13. This means:

1. No excessive cussing
2. No explicit scenes
3. No racial slurs
4. Nothing that promotes hate or ignorance
5. Nothing that glorifies rape, brutality or drug usage
6. If there is anything you are unsure about, please check with me.

+ Any violations to the rules listed above may lead to disqualification of your entry.
+ You may submit multiple entries to increase your chances of winning.
+ E-mail all entries to: before 11:59 PM, July 31, 2017. Please put: “Writing Submission” and your name in the subject field.
+ Winners will be notified by mid-August.

The Teen Writers Group meets on June 22, 2017 to go over the contest guidelines and brainstorm ideas for submissions.
There is no registration required. This contest is open to high school and middle school-aged students. (Graduating high school seniors are still eligible for entry.)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Eboni, at: or call: 831-646-2094.

Design A Graphic Novel (Teen Summer Reading)

Design A Graphic Novel (Teen Summer Reading)

Tuesdays, June 13, 20, and 27, 1 pm

Have an idea for an awesome comic book, and don't know what to do next? Are you an awesome writer, but can't draw? An artist that can't write? Join us for a 3 week course on creating graphic novels and leave with your own complete work! (Ages 11 - 18 welcome. Please sign up at the Library's Summer Reading desk to register. Class size is 12)


Meets June 13th, 20th, and 27th at 1:00 pm in the Learning Lab. All supplies will be provided!


Questions? E-mail Eboni at or call at: 8310646-2094



Saturday Movies: Art and Life

Saturday, June 17, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

May 20, 2017

Media Contact: Victor Henry

Monterey Public Library



Starting Saturday, June 17th from 2-5 p.m., Monterey Public Library will begin a film series entitled Saturday Movies: Art and Life, followed by a discussion, in the Library's Community Room. Refreshments provided. The first film in the series will be Frida, a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and tempestous marriage into her work. Starring Selma Hayeck. Rated R. 

Admission is free, and no reservations are required. Call (831)646-2091 or e-mail for more information. 

Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.


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