Events for Adults
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, June 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Have you been meaning to try using them but aren't sure how to get started? Get stuck the last time you tried? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started? Our Library Technology Volunteer Steven will help! Bring your device and/or laptop and we'll walk through the steps. Reserve a spot by calling the library help desk at (831) 646-3933 or emailing refdesk@monterey.org.  Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm, June 1st and 22nd, July 6th and 13th, August 3rd and 17th . Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

Crafting for Adults!

Crafting for Adults!

Sunday, June 7, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Community Room for some crafty fun! The Library's all-ages Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm" kicks-off in June so we'll be making some music themed greeting cards featuring musical notes, instruments, sheet music and sentiments like "you rock" or "just a note"!  
 
Adult Craft Club meets the first Sunday of the month unless there's a holiday. We'll provide supplies or you're welcome to bring items from your own stash.  
 
Space is limited! Please sign-up at the Library Help Desk, call 831-646-3933, or email refdesk@monterey.org

 

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, June 11, 12:30 p.m.

Come learn about ebook basics! We'll cover what ebooks are and how to use free library ebooks from digital libraries. We'll talk about what devices you can use for ebooks and some of the best ways to get started. Afterward we'll answer questions and provide some one-on-one assistance. Presented by Library Technology Volunteer Steven Rubin. No reservations required. Need more info? Contact (831) 646-2093 or ksmith@monterey.org 

Music Therapy – Engaging Your Soundtrack for the Second Half of Life Presented by Cathy Rivera, Board Certified Music Therapist

Music Therapy – Engaging Your Soundtrack for the Second Half of Life Presented by Cathy Rivera, Board Certified Music Therapist

Monday, June 15, 6 p.m.

This presentation will provide an introduction to the general practice of music therapy in the United States and will focus on how music therapy is applied for the benefit of adults from mid-life to the end-of-life. Established as a health service in the United States in the mid-1950’s, music therapy has grown as a health profession recognized and practiced in all 50 states and around the world.

Board certified music therapists see a broad range of clients that include premature infants, children of all ages, adolescents, adults, and the aged as they approach final days at the end of life. This broad range of populations presents a wide variety of physical, psychological, developmental, and emotional health challenges.  How can music be therapeutic for them all?

A scientific rationale for the use of music in therapy will be outlined that is based in a music therapy model known as Neurologic Music Therapy.  Neuroscience in the past 15 years has shown in measurable terms how the elements of music affect the brain. The benefits that music offers people go beyond the simple pleasure most of us take in having music in our lives. The planned use of music can and does move patients toward their functional health goals and objectives, including maintaining quality of life.

This lecture is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life Program Series that covers health and well being, planning for the future, following one’s spirit, and other interesting topics for the second half of life. This program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee.  This program is not sponsored or endorsed by Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey.

Cathy Rivera, MS, MM, MT-BC (music therapist-board certified)  Biography: Cathy Rivera earned BS and MS degrees from the University of California, Davis in the 1980’s and enjoyed a 22-year career in plant biotechnology. A lifelong musician, she returned to school to study neurologic music therapy at Colorado State University in 1999. She completed a master’s in music and became board certified as a music therapist in 2003. Cathy currently works with clients diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, autism, Alzheimer’s, brain injury and progressive aphasia.  She sees clients in her home studio, at private residences, in an acute care facility, and at a community adult day center. She can be contacted at: www.musicmindmusictherapy.com and at 831-915-7260.

Italians of the Monterey Peninsula - Slide-Illustrated Lecture by Mike Ventimiglia

Italians of the Monterey Peninsula - Slide-Illustrated Lecture by Mike Ventimiglia

Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m.

Join local history author Mike Ventimiglia for a slide-illustrated lecture on his newest book Italians of the Monterey Peninsula, followed by book sale and signing.  Mike's own family and relatives fished, worked the canneries, operated and owned fishing boats as well as a cannery on Monterey's Cannery Row.  He has spent countless hours researching and obtaining photos to help preserve the memories of the families who worked and fished in Monterey.

Adults are invited to attend.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Call (831) 646-3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org. 

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Important note: Library events may not be video taped, audio recorded, or photographed without written permission from the Library Director. Library events may be photographed or videotaped by Library or City staff for non-commercial promotional use. If you have questions or concerns about this or any other recording, please contact Jeanne McCombs.