Events for Adults

Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Richard W. Greenberg Foundation present the Health and Happiness Workshop

Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Richard W. Greenberg Foundation present the Health and Happiness Workshop

Saturday, September 23, 1-5:00 p.m.

Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Richard W. Greenberg Foundation present the Health and Happiness Workshop at the Monterey Public Library featuring an Integrative Wellness Fair and lectures on wellness through effective, alternative, non-traditional healing methods.
Lectures scheduled:
1:30 pm - Feeding Our Community = Healing Our Community with Reid Norris, Executive Director, Everyone’s Harvest. Norris will talk about Everyone’s Harvest mission to provide access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables through certified farmers’ markets and community food programs, and share the non-profit organization’s vision for every community to have a fair and sustainable food system. Enjoy a sip of bone broth provided by Thrive Wellness Kitchen. http://everyonesharvest.org
2:30 pm - Self Hypnosis to De-stress with Kaye Coleman, CCHT, CYT, Owner, Creating Klarity. Coleman’s talk is centered in helping you to understand how self hypnosis impacts your nervous system. Self-hypnosis is a simple and powerful tool that can be used every day. The more you use it the better it works and the more it is possible to change for the better. Learning basic techniques for balancing your nervous system will help you to move through life connected to the present moment. http://creatingklarity.com
3:30 pm - Movement to Rejuvenate with Andrea Borgman-Quist, Founder, Pilates Monterey and Peninsula Pilates Project. Borgman-Quist will talk about the benefits of Pilates and share the mission of the Peninsula Pilates Project (PPP); a non-profit organization devoted to providing Pilates training as post-rehabilitative treatment for those recovering from debilitating illnesses, regardless of their ability to pay. PPP inspires wellness and balance of the body, mind, and spirit. https://www.pilatesmonterey.com/

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee, and the Richard W. Greenberg Foundation. 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.

Richard W. Greenberg Foundation: http://www.rwgreenbergfoundation.com/
The Literary Circle Discusses "Commonwealth"

The Literary Circle Discusses "Commonwealth"

Monday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.

Spanning five decades, Annn Patchett's novel, Commonwealth, explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of two families.  Read the book and join the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by library staff.  For adults.  Admission is free and newcomers are always welcome. 

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Citizen by Claudia Rankine

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Citizen by Claudia Rankine

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. This timely, provocative meditation on race is presented in cooperation with the National Steinbeck Center as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read. For more information, please visit https://www.arts.gov/partnerships/nea-big-read/citizen-an-american-lyric. Copies of the book available while supplies last.

Register for the discussion at monterey.org/library/events.

Training the Force Lecture

Training the Force Lecture

Tuesday, October 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Monterey Public Library presents a lecture by Steven Levinson, Director of the Fort Ord Collections and Archives, about how the army uses various techniques to develop attitudes and values in soldiers during basic training, compared to the educational methods used by contemporary colleges in the United States. In both cases, the institution is attempting to develop attitudes that will lead to the soldier/student using the skills they are taught in way that the institution desires.

Mr. Levinson was a faculty member at CSUMonterey Bay for 20 years where he taught digital film, television, radio and Service Learning. He won a Quiet Hero of the Community Award from the Citizenship Project (Salinas, CA) for a series of radio PSAs about the issues among migrant farm workers in the Salinas Valley. He has been researching and collecting material about Fort Ord for 20 years and has lectured on Fort Ord to many history and sociology classes at CSUMB, local organizations, and at the Defense Manpower Data Center. His special interest is comparing the training methods of Fort Ord with contemporary college teaching. 

No reservations are required. Admission is free.

Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information call (831) 646.2091 or visit henry@monterey.org.

Building Blocks to Successful Financial Planning Part 1:  Getting Organized

Building Blocks to Successful Financial Planning Part 1: Getting Organized

Wednesday, October 4, 6-8:00 p.m.

The Building Blocks to Successful Financial Planning Workshop: A Special Gift to the community, in support of the Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Movement and October being National Estate Planning Month

Building Blocks to Successful Financial Planning Part 1: Getting Organized

Free Lecture/Panel Discussion/ Nibbles and refreshments will be served.

We want to make sure you have the personal financial management skills and tools to help you and your family live and enjoy the best life possible. In the spirit of improving financial awareness and financial literacy, The Monterey Public Library and The Financial Awareness Foundation have a very special gift for you.

This enlightening program will be presented by a panel of experts who are experienced financial service and legal professionals and is designed to motivate, educate, and empower you to improve your future financial lifestyle by providing an easy-to-use, systematic approach to personal financial management. It will identify the essential principals for smart personal financial management and common financial mistakes to avoid.

These powerful tools of empowerment will help you to make better informed and productive decisions about your money, save you time and money working with your financial advisors, and give you the best possibilities to reach and maintain your personal and family financial dreams, while you advance your legacy. As an additional gift all attendees will receive a valuable set of personal finance publications.

Speakers -
Cristofer A. Cabanillas, AIF, CFP, Partner, Monterey Private Wealth | http://montereyprivatewealth.com/
Bryce Hamilton, Partner & Co-Founder, Vestus Group Wealth Management | http://www.vestusgroup.com/
Liza Horvath, CTFA, AIF, President & CEO, Monterey Trust Management | http://www.montereytrust.com/
Kris Toscano, CPA, Partner, Hayashi Wayland | https://www.hw-cpa.com/


Partner Website: The Financial Awareness Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit http://home.thefinancialawarenessfoundation.org/

The workshop takes place in the Community Room. This event is 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.

October 11 Building Blocks to Successful Financial Planning Workshop Part 2: Essential Principles, 6-8 pm

October 18 Building Blocks to Successful Estate Planning Workshop, 6-8 pm
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