Events for Adults

The Literary Circle Discusses "A Gentleman in Moscow"

The Literary Circle Discusses "A Gentleman in Moscow"

Monday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.

Count Alexander Rostov is serving a life sentence in the attic of the luxurious Metropol Hotel in Moscow for writing a poem that upset the Bolsheviks.  This novel provides a vibrant picture of Soviet history from 1922 -1954.  Read this month's Literary Circle selection, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and come prepared to join in the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by library staff.  For adults.  Free.  Newcomers always welcome.

 

Who Will Decide When You Can’t? with Eric N. Holk, Esq., Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Who Will Decide When You Can’t? with Eric N. Holk, Esq., Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Wednesday, August 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Attorney Eric N. Holk will present a program on Advance Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorneys. Are your affairs in order? Learn how to plan for the future from an expert.

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

Eric N. Holk is a licensed California attorney with over 30 years of experience. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Cal State Long Beach, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Seminary, and his Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law. Holk is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law through the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. His practice concentrates on estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and related areas. His other occupational experiences include career counselor, a chartered financial consultant and a registered general securities representative. He practices law in Monterey, CA. He can be reached at eric@trusts-etc.com , (831) 622-8808, and www.trusts-etc.com .
"Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Articles from the 1940s to the 2000s." Lecture by Author Paul Simeon Fingerote

"Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Articles from the 1940s to the 2000s." Lecture by Author Paul Simeon Fingerote

Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library invite you to join Paul Simeon Fingerote, 30-year Marketing Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, as he shares backstage stories about the Festival's stars as told by his co-author and friend, Bay Area jazz icon Dr. Herb Wong in their recently published book, Jazz on My Mind: Liner Notes, Anecdotes and Articles from the 1940s to the 2000s. Monterey Jazz Festival artists in the book include Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Bola Sete, and Shelly Manne, along with other Monterey-related artists.  Herb Wong knew them all intimately, and these are his intimate stories from the Festival, which he covered from the first Festival in 1958 until last one he was able to cover in 2013.This will be a multi-media show, featuring Fingerote (whose voice you might recognize from his gig at 90.3/KAZU) reading excerpts, with historic photos, album cover art and, of course, performance by jazz. students and a book signing.  $10 admission donation requested; free to Friends' members.

Saturday Matinee: FENCES

Saturday Matinee: FENCES

Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.

Shown as part of the NEA's Big Read in conjunction with the National Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Public Library will be showing the film Fences in the library Community Room. Fences is a 2016 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson about a black garbage collector, Troy Maxson, in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter about his lot in life, Maxson frequently takes out his frustrations on his loved ones. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Rated PG-13. The film will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments provided. Admission is free. 

Searching for Your Roots at the Library with Kathy Nielsen

Searching for Your Roots at the Library with Kathy Nielsen

Sunday, September 17, 2 p.m.

Join the Sons of Norway as they host a repeat presentation of "Searching for Your Roots at the Library" with MPL librarian and genealogy specialist Kathy Nielsen.  Discover the treasures the Monterey Public Library offers to those researching their Monterey families and to those searching for families who settled in other parts of the United States.  Kathy Nielsen, MPL Reference Librarian, will comment on the holdings of the Library's California History Room, a repository specializing in California History on the Monterey Peninsula, extending from Moss Landing to Big Sur to Carmel Valley.  She will demonstrate how to research families in the context of their time, and she will share tips on how to access resources in public libraries and archives throughout the United States.  Admission is free.  For information email aasgaarden.lodge@gmail.com. 

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