Events for Adults

Summer of Love Embroidery Workshop Part 2

Summer of Love Embroidery Workshop Part 2

Sunday, July 9, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Put those texting thumbs down and pick up an embroidery hoop! Learn the art of Hand Embroidery: a simple, fun, creative and relaxing way to express your artistic side. You only need to learn a few basic stitches to get started!

Experienced teacher Bella Lofaso from Bella’s Studio will share her embroidery techniques and get you started on a fun project to celebrate the Summer of Love. 

Join us for Part 1 of the workshop on Sunday, June11 at 2:00 p.m. Register for both workshops at our Events Calendar or by calling (831)646-3933.

Tech 101: Resume and Cover Letter Tools

Tech 101: Resume and Cover Letter Tools

Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.

Access free online career tools with your library card. Space is limited and signup is required. For more information and to sign up, please call (831) 646-3933.

Saturday Movies: Art and Life

Saturday Movies: Art and Life

Saturday, July 15, 2 - 5 p.m.

The Library will show the film "The Monuments Men" in the Library's Community Room. An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray. Rated PG-13. The film will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments provided. Admission is free. 

The Monterey Bay Area Legacy of Interior Designer Frances Adler Elkins Lecture by Scott Powell, Design Historian

The Monterey Bay Area Legacy of Interior Designer Frances Adler Elkins Lecture by Scott Powell, Design Historian

Sunday, July 16, 2-3:30 p.m.

Scott Powell will present a program about celebrated Monterey designer Frances Adler Elkins. The lecture will discuss Elkins’s leading role in the preservation of Monterey adobes, her collaborations with prominent California architects, her civic involvement in World War II and in the 1946 U.S. Flag Centennial, and her strong connections with local artists and craftspeople. A selection of Elkins designs will be displayed at the lecture.

Frances Elkins (1888-1953) was praised in her lifetime as the leading California interior designer. Many of her contemporaries coast to coast considered her the most creative talent in her field. Design historian Scott Powell will present an illustrated talk on the commissions Elkins executed in the Monterey Bay Area, where she lived. The prolific Elkins also did much work in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Scott Powell is doing research for a new book on Frances Elkins. He studied journalism at San Francisco State University and interior design at UC Berkeley Extension. From 2008-2012, he was the producer of the international radio series If You Love This Planet, hosted by Helen Caldicott, M.D. He was raised on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the Monterey Bay area.

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. Sign up at the Help Desk, or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.

Photo: Frances Adler Elkins circa 1942, Julian P. Graham photo/Elkins Boyd Family
Menopause and Perimenopause:  Preparation for an Easy Transition with Susan Turner, RN and Jeff Turner, Ayurvedic Practitioner

Menopause and Perimenopause: Preparation for an Easy Transition with Susan Turner, RN and Jeff Turner, Ayurvedic Practitioner

Monday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

Susan and Jeff Turner will present a program on how to prepare for a smooth transition of perimenopause and menopause and how to evaluate your current health status with insights from Ayurvedic Medicine. You will learn not only what to do to prepare, but also the science behind these bodily changes so you can navigate this transition with choices that are specific to your circumstances.

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. Sign up at the Help Desk, or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.

Susan and Jeff Turner have been in clinical practice for 19 years providing integrated health solutions for chronic disease. Both are graduates of the Ayurvedic Institute. Susan is also a Registered Nurse with extensive Critical Care experience. Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. The Turners are authors, lecturers and educators addressing costs, ethics, availability and the quality of healthcare. The Turner’s clinical approach is an integration of insights from Ayurvedic Medicine, modern medicine diagnostics, leading edge research, and providing patients with in-depth education with a focus on looking at the total person and all facets of their life. This approach provides very personalized care to patients’ specific health concerns and avoids negative side effects. The Turners currently practices in Monterey, CA. http://www.living-ayurveda.com.

 

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