Events for Adults

Jane Smiley Discussing "The Most Important Question"

Jane Smiley Discussing "The Most Important Question"

Sunday, October 2, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library will present Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley speaking on "The Most Important Question" in the Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, MIIS, 460 Pierce Street, Monterey.  Ms. Smiley will autograph books after the presentation.  This is the first in a series of author lectures sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library.  Admission is free to members of the Friends of the Monterey Public Library. A voluntary donation of $10 for non-members would be appreciated.   All proceeds benefit Monterey Public Library.  For information visit mplfriends.com

 

Storytellers Studio

Storytellers Studio

Monday, October 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Practice the oral tradition in a lab just for adult storytellers.  This is not a workshop with a trainer.  For information email mccombs@monterey.org

“Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay” Author Talk by JoAnn Semones, Ph.D.

“Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay” Author Talk by JoAnn Semones, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 5, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wave Street Studios, Cannery Row

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee invite you to a talk by maritime author and historian JoAnn Semones about her book “Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay”  on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

“Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay”  offers readers a glimpse into California before statehood and a history about the oldest active lighthouse on the Pacific Coast that brims with tales of tragic shipwrecks, daring adventurers, notorious smugglers, intriguing authors, gritty sea captains, and the first women lighthouse keepers on the West Coast.

JoAnn Semones, Ph.D., boarded her first ship at age three. The voyage, made aboard the E.D. Patrick, left a lasting impression. She has loved sea sagas ever since. Her other books, Sea of Troubles, Shipwrecks, Scalawags, and Scavengers, and Hard Luck Coast, focus on shipwrecks at the Point Sur, Pigeon Point, and Point Montara lighthouses.

As a consultant with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks, she has written interpretive materials for exhibits at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park and Año Nuevo State Park. She is featured in a video highlighting local maritime history which is part of a new permanent exhibit entitled Ships of the World at the San Mateo County History Museum.  Visit www.GullCottageBooks.com to learn more about JoAnn Semones.

The event takes place at Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA. Tickets are $25 per person.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments before the lecture - reception 4:00 p.m., lecture 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Admission is complimentary for 1849 Society Members and guests.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mplfriends.com, in person at the Library Help Desk or by phone at 831.646.5632.

Marguerite Costigan:  Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Marguerite Costigan: Poetry Reading & Book Signing

Saturday, October 8, 2 p.m.

Join Marguerite Costigan, San Luis Obispo's Poet Laureate for a reading from her new book Rock and Fire, followed by a book signing.  For ages 16-up.  Free, but reservations are required.  To reserve email mccombs@monterey.org or sign up at the Help Desk.

Healthy to 100:  Surprising Links to Your Oral Health with Dr. Jeanette M. Kern, D.D.S.

Healthy to 100: Surprising Links to Your Oral Health with Dr. Jeanette M. Kern, D.D.S.

Monday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.

This presentation is for those who are interested in keeping their own teeth a lifetime and are curious how their Oral Health affects their Overall Health. Dr. Jeanette Kern, a local dental expert in the areas of preventive, esthetic and restorative dentistry, will share how you can keep your smile healthy to 100 years young. She will review the anatomy of the dental and oral structures and how what you affect their longevity and health.

Dr. Kern will guide you to easy dietary choices that can preserve your enamel. She will introduce you to State of the Art technology in saliva testing with regards to Oral Cancer, periodontal (gum) bacteria and your innate genetic immune response. Find out how advanced and effective treatments, tooth brushing products and mouth rinses can decrease your risks of heart attack, strokes, diabetes, pneumonia and more.

Dr. Jeanette Kern is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry.  She taught at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.  Dr. Kern graduated at the top of her class from UCLA School of Dentistry.  Each year, she completes hundreds of hours of post-doctoral, continuing education with the world’s leading dental pioneers.  Dr. Kern’s practice is in Monterey.  To learn more about Dr. Kern, visit http://www.jkerndds.com

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