Poetry Reading & Book Signing by Victor Henry

Sunday, December 13, 2 p.m.

November 29, 2015
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.3949  /  mccombs@monterey.org


Monterey Public Library will host a Poetry Reading and book signing from his new book, "What They Wanted" by Victor Henry, on Sunday, December 13, 2 - 3 p.m.  Victor's narrative poems offer a journey into a war he was drafted to fight, in a strange country, for political reasons he knew nothing about.  Following the reading, copies of "What They Wanted" will be available for purchase and signing.  For adults.  Admission is free.  For information call (831) 646-3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org.

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

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December Teen Book Club

December Teen Book Club

Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

December's book is:


by: Scott Sigler


A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another. Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.

If you are a member of Teen Book Club already, you know the drill. I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. If you are not a member of the club and are interested, just show up for the next meeting. You don't have to read the book, but you can listen to the discussion and vote on the next book. The book that wins the vote will be purchased in your name, come get your copy, read it, keep it (it's yours!), the only thing you are promising to do is to come back for the following month's meeting to discuss and vote again.

If you have questions, contact Eboni @ 831-646-2094 or harris@monterey.org.

When:   December 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Where:  The Community Room

Who:      Middle and High School students

Teen Council

Teen Council

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 3, 3:15 p.m.

Have good suggestions or ideas of what you'd like to see in the library? Join the Library's Teen Council. Gain more of a voice in the library and get another great leadership activity to add to your resumes, college applications and scholarship applications.

Open to all High School and Middle School students who frequent the Library.


When:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 3:15 om

Where: The Solarium Conference Room


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

Go Club!

Go Club!

Fridays, December 11th & 18th, 3:15 pm

What is Go?


Go is a strategy game. Its simple rules and deep strategies have intrigued everyone from emperors to peasants, to astronauts in space to grade school students. Learn to play, compete and have fun. 

You will have an instructor who will teach you the fundamentals, and all resources and equipment will be provided for you. All ages are welcome to attend this event.


If you have any questions, please contact Eboni at harris@monterey.org, or call her at 831-646-2094.

Functional Movement Strategies for Life Lecture and Demonstration presented by Drs. Cynthia & Richard Westbrook , DC

Monday, December 14, 6 p.m.

November 23, 2015

Media Contact:  Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831-646-5632 /


On Monday, December 14, 2015, 6 pm, Drs. Cynthia & Richard Westbrook, D.C., will discuss how Chiropractic can improve your health by restoring range-of-motion movement patterns caused by past injuries, poor posture and basic movement patterns from aging.  The use of Kinesio Tape will also be demonstrated.

Drs. Cynthia Westbrook, DC and Richard Westbrook, DC are in private practice since 1991.  Together they operate New Beginnings Health Care in Monterey where they address a wide array of health conditions and promote a wellness lifestyle.  Their office is located at 550 Hartnell Street, Suite C-2, Monterey, California 93940. (831) 373-6004 www.newbeginningsmonterey.com


This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee.  Adults are invited to attend.  Admission is free, and reservations are required.  Call (831) 646-3933 or email thongchu@monterey.org.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.