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Tea with Marie

Tea with Marie

Sunday, January 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library will present "Tea with Marie", a talk by local author Marie Mutsuki Mockett, on Sunday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00  p.m. in the Monterey Public Library Community Room.  Marie will discuss and read from her newest book Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye; a Journey", a fascinating look into the complexities of Japanese spiritual traditions, while discussing the author's grief and what she learned from it about faith, perseverance, and finding solace after the disastrous March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.   

The book talk will be followed by a book signing and a delicious tea with pretty sandwiches, cookies and other goodies. Admission is $25 and the price includes a copy of the book. Tickets will be available at the Library Help Desk after December 6.  Purchase tickets by January 15 to guarantee a copy of the book.

 

Photo:  Stephanie Badini 


Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, January 26, 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 refdesk@monterey.org.  Monday Night, 6:30-7:30pm, January 26th, February 2nd & 23rd, March 2nd & 23rd, and April 6th & 27th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

The Literary Circle - The Invention of Wings

The Literary Circle - The Invention of Wings

Monday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.

The Library's monthly book group will discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Read the book and join the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by Library staff.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Admission is free.  

 

 

The Brain's Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. - Author's Talk & Book Signing

The Brain's Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. - Author's Talk & Book Signing

Sunday, Feburary 1, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Steinbeck Forum, Monterey Conference Center

In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge, M.D. described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience—what we call neuroplasticity.

In his new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, Dr. Doidge shows the astonishing advances of neuroplasticity being used to improve, and even cure, many prevalent brain problems previously thought to be incurable or irreversible. Doidge describes a series of remarkable recoveries using natural, non-invasive techniques for the treatment of autism, learning disorders and attention deficit in children as well as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Finally, he reveals simple methods proven to reduce the risk of dementia by 60%. Using moving human stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates the principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

About the author:
Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself, which was chosen by the Dana Foundation for the Brain as the #1 book on the brain ever written for the general public. He is on the research faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City and on the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry as well. He lives in Toronto. Visit www.normandoidge.com for more information.

Free. Register by clicking here or at www.monterey.org/library/events and selecting The Brain's Way of Healing event on Febuary 1.

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Monday, February 9, 6:30 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. Additional dates Monday, March 23rd at 6:30pm and Monday April 13th at 6:30pm. Need more info? Contact 831.646.2093 or ksmith@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.