Events for Adults
NY Times Bestselling Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh Featured at 2nd Annual "Books in Bloom" Benefit for the Monterey Public Library

NY Times Bestselling Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh Featured at 2nd Annual "Books in Bloom" Benefit for the Monterey Public Library

Sunday, August 30, 12:30 p.m.

“Books in Bloom”, the 2nd annual benefit for the Monterey Public Library, will take place on Sunday, August 30, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. The event celebrates the publication of New York Times bestselling author Vanessa Diffenbaugh's new book We Never Asked for Wings:  A Novel.  The event features an Artisans Marketplace, lunch, author presentation, and a memorable sensory experience.  The luncheon and lecture will take place at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Dolphins Ballroom, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey.  Cost is $95 per person for lunch and an autographed copy of We Never Asked for Wings.  A book signing will follow the luncheon.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mplfriends.com, by phone, or in person at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey.  Contact Sirie Thongchua for more information (831) 646-5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.  RSVP by August 21.


About Vanessa Diffenbaugh:  http://www.randomhouse.com/rhpg/features/vanessa_diffenbaugh/author/

We Never Asked For Wings - A Novel  Good Reads Review:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24041443-we-never-asked-for-wings

 

 

The Literary Circle

The Literary Circle

Monday, August 31, 6:30 p.m.

Read Euphoria by Lily King and enjoy lively, congenial discussion, facilitated by Library staff.  This is a best-selling fictional tale of three young anthropologists in the 1930s, caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, careers, even their lives.  Free.  Newcomers always welcome. For more information call (831) 646-3949 or email mccombs@monterey.org

Starting Your Winter Garden

Starting Your Winter Garden

Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 p.m.

We are lucky to be able to grow food year round in California. What’s different at this time of year and what can be planted? Join Master Gardener Carole King and learn tips for planning a fall and winter vegetable garden. This workshop is for anyone who wants to have a successful harvest year round. Free. No advance registration required. For more information email garibald@monterey.org or call (831) 646-5603. 

Carole King is a lifelong gardener and enjoys sharing her passion for growing all things edible. In 2010, she became a Master Gardener through the University of California Cooperative Extension. Previously she worked as a nurse and an educator.




Crafting for Adults!

Crafting for Adults!

Sunday, September 6, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Community Room for some crafty fun! This month we will be going old school and coloring! This is a great way to relax and de-stress. We'll have a variety of pages from popular adult coloring books and selection of mediums to color with, but you're welcome to bring your own. 

Space is limited! Please sign-up at the Library Help Desk, call 831-646-3933, or email refdesk@monterey.org

Adult Craft Club meets the first Sunday of the month unless there's a holiday. We'll provide supplies or you're welcome to bring items from your own stash.  

 

 

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, September 10, 12:30 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. Need more info? Contact (831) 646-2093 or ksmith@monterey.org 

Can't make this one? Future dates include October 22nd, November 12th, and December 17th.

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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.