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The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

The Library's Literary Circle will discuss How It All Began by Penelope Lively.  Read the book and join the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by Library staff.  Newcomers always welcome, and admission is free.  For more information call 831.646.3949 or email

Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Saturday, April 4, 2 p.m.

Join Patrice for an uplifting workshop to develop your poetry writing skills.  The workshop includes writing exercises, inspiration and feedback.  For adults and teens ages 14-up.  Admission is free, but pre-registration is requried.  Call 831.646.3949 or email

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.  Additional funding from the Friends of the Monterey Public Library.


Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, April 6, 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 get you going? 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 646.3933 or emailing  Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm, April 6th & 27th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

Applied Heart Intelligence:  A path to inner freedom and authentic living

Applied Heart Intelligence: A path to inner freedom and authentic living

Monday, April 20, 6 p.m.

This is a presentation on the practice and benefits of activating our heart intelligence for transforming stress, fear and depleting thought patterns into ease, emotional resilience and authentic self awareness. Learn science based heart tools that you can start using immediately for creating health, vitality and authenticity in your lives.

The heart is both a physical organ and an intuitive feeling center. The heart is the central rhythmic force that affects other rhythms throughout your entire body and the environment around you. As we cultivate awareness of the heart and become more Heart Centered we may use the transformative abilities of the heart to re-pattern our bodymind for mental, emotional and physical success. 

Heart Intelligence is the flow of awareness, understanding and intuition that becomes available to us when our mind and emotions are in coherent alignment with our heart. It also refers to the hearts ability to assist us in the embodiment of our innate human potential as an authentic expressive being. We access our Heart Intelligence when the heart is in a coherent state. 

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 ones 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.

Dr. Sandra Beddor, DC, Biography:

Dr. Sandra Beddor is a licensed Directional Non-force Technique® chiropractor with an undergraduate degree in Human Biology. She is a certified HeartMath Practitioner by the Institute of HeartMath and certified meditation teacher by the Chopra Center of Well-being. She has studied energy medicine with the 4 Winds Society, completed a 2 year apprenticeship with spiritual teacher Ronda LaRue in the life work of “SoulArts” healing, and is also a certified massage therapist by the Touch Therapy Institute.



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.