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Crazy 8s Math Club for K-2nd Graders

Crazy 8s Math Club for K-2nd Graders

Tuesday, January 17, 3:30 p.m.

Are you ready to get crazy? Have fun with friends as you build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess, and develop math and reading skills! Crazy 8s meets every Tuesday from January 17th through March 7th and goes from 3:30p.m. till 4:30p.m.

This is a FREE program, but registration is required and attendance at all eight meetings is preferred. Registration opens December 13. Call (831)646-3933 to sign up. 

This session is for students in Kindergarten-2nd grade. 

Crazy 8s Math Club for K-2nd Graders

Sign Up Opens December 13

Media Contact:  Ellie Anderson
Monterey Public Library
Monterey, California
831.646-3744 /


Monterey Public Library invites children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade to sign up for our Crazy 8s Math Club. This 8-week series develops math skills through building structures, making music, making a mess, and having fun.

This is a free program, but space is limited and registration is required.  Crazy 8s will meet at the Monterey Public Library from 3:30pm to 4:30pm every Tuesday from January 17 through March 7. To sign up, stop by the library or call (831)646-3933. Registration begins December 13.

Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  For more information call 831.646.3933 or visit

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The Literary Circle Discusses "My Name is Lucy Barton"

The Literary Circle Discusses "My Name is Lucy Barton"

Monday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Read My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and come prepared to join the lively, congenial discussion, facilitated by library staff.  For adults.  Free.  Questions?  Email

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Reaching Out for Comfort on Their Own Terms

In this elegant novella, we meet Addie and Louis, widowers in their early seventies and near neighbors. They live in the fictitious, small town of Holt in southeast Colorado. Neither Addie nor Louis had wildly happy marriages. Addie’s daughter Connie was accidentally killed when she was a child, and her embittered husband retreated into himself, with little affection leftover for Addie or their young son, Gene. Louis, a high school teacher, played out his dissatisfaction with his own marriage by having a brief affair. It was eventually broken off, but in small town Holt, the memory of scandal is long and unforgiving.
So, when Addie invites Louis to spend the night with her for the comfort of having a warm, breathing body sleeping beside her in the dark and loneliness of night, Louis packs a paper sack containing his pajamas and toothbrush and begins his nightly visits to Addie’s. Together, they find companionship, friendship, warmth, fun, and a love that is at once, adult and innocent.
Enter the offspring. Addie’s son, Gene, struggling with a failed business and a rocky marriage, leaves his six year old with Addie while he tries to get his life in order. The little boy is sad, lonely, and confused. A little like Addie. But Addie comforts him with normalcy, routines, and kindness. Louis befriends him, teaches him to play catch, and buys him a dog. All is well until Gene re-enters the picture furious about Addie’s “scandalous” relationship with Louis, imagines that Louis is just after her money, and uses the threat of withholding visits with his son to blackmail Addie into putting a stop to her friendship with Louis.
The story of these two relatively uncomplicated, decent people is written in a spare, elegant style with dialogue that rings with authenticity and is a pleasure to read. This was Kent Haruf’s last book before his death in 2015, and is a reminder of what a truly good writer he was. Readers will be inspired to go back and read some of the other titles by this author. And at this time, we have all of his previous works in our collection. Happy reading!
Holiday Greeting Card Making

Holiday Greeting Card Making

Tuesday, December 13, 3:30 p.m.

For ages 5 and up

Create your own greeting card to share with family, friends, or teachers.