Events for Adults
Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Poetry Writing Workshop with Patrice Vecchione

Saturday, October 10, 2 p.m.

Don't miss this opportunity to develop your poetry writing skills with a highly respected teacher, poet, playwright and author.  The workshop will include writing exercises, inspiration and feedback.  For adults and mature teens only.  This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.  Additional funding comes from the Friends of the Monterey Public Library.  Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.  Email or call 831.646.3949.

Voices & Images Photo Exhibit

Voices & Images Photo Exhibit

Thursdays through Sundays, 12 noon - 4 p.m. at Casa Gutierrez

Enjoy the beautiful images of day-to-day life of Japanese-Americans from Monterey from over the past century.  On display at Casa Gutierrez, 590 Calle Principal - just around the corner from the Library.  This project of the Friends of the Monterey Public Library is funded through a grant from the Thomas Doud the Sr. and Anita M. Doud I Fund and the Marcia DeVoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.  Admission is free.  For more information call (831) 646-3949 or email
Star Wars Reads Day!

Star Wars Reads Day!

Saturday, October 17, 2-5 p.m.

Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. We're hosting an afternoon of activities and fun for all ages! Have even more fun by coming a costume! 

2:00-2:30pm: Star Wars Storytime and craft
2:30-3:00pm: Light Saber Construction and Jedi Academy
3:00-5:00pm: Star Wars Movie Viewing with a stardusted popcorn snack

No reservations required and admission is free. All ages. For more information contact or 831.646.3933 

Write Your Life Story

Write Your Life Story

Sunday, October 18, 2:00 - 3:30

Monterey Public Library presents "Write Your Life Story" with author, editor, teacher and publisher, Patricia Charpentier, on Sunday, October 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., in the library Community Room. Patricia Charpentier is a multi-award winning author of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Own Life One Bite at a Time. Discover ways to put your experiences on paper, retrieve memories, organize your stories, and much more. No reservations are required. Admission is free. 


Rosen Method:  Accessing the Unconscious through Touch and Moving with Ease

Rosen Method: Accessing the Unconscious through Touch and Moving with Ease

Monday, October 19, 6 p.m.

In this lecture you will learn about the Rosen Method, a transformative method of bodywork and movement that has the unique qualities of touch and unhurried movements.   In this time of high stress and fast paced living, it is more important than ever to take the time to slow down and listen to your body to prevent disease.  By relaxing chronic muscle tension, the breath becomes free to move and expand, allowing ease.   Jane Malek, Center Director and Melina Wates, CP, Monterey Rosen Method Center, will share in a presentation and demonstration.  More information about the Monterey Bay Rosen Method Center can be found at

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.  Call (831) 646-5632 or email  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.


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.