Events for Adults

Book Launch for "Pacific Seaweeds"

Book Launch for "Pacific Seaweeds"

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join local author Bridgette Clarkston as she celebrates the release of Pacific Seaweeds: Updated and Expanded Edition  with a book launch at the Monterey Public Library on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The event will include a presentation and book signing, and refreshments will be served. Books will be available for sale (cash only). Admission is free and all are welcome. No reservations required. 

Since the first edition came out fifteen years ago, Pacific Seaweeds has sold over 10,000 copies, and has become the authoritative guide to over 200 common species of seaweeds from southeast Alaska to central California. This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential--and often surprising--roles seaweeds play in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems. 

Featuring an attractive new full-color design, the expanded Pacific Seaweeds includes updated species descriptions, hundreds of additional color photos, new species discovered since the original edition, and brand-new sections on common shore plants and the use of DNA techniques to discover, catalog and identify seaweeds. It also features information on how to responsibly harvest certain species to eat in any of the 18 seaweed recipes featured in the book--because in addition to all of their other uses, some species of seaweed make delectable food!

Bridgette E. Clarkston is a seaweed biologist, science educator and avid photographer with over a decade of teaching experience at the University of New Brunswick, University of British Columbia, and California State University, Monterey Bay. She has discovered several new species of red seaweed, and is the author of A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2015). 

For more information about this event, please contact the Monterey Public Library at 831-646-3933
 

Prepare for Battle: Privateer Hippolyte Bouchard's Attack in Monterey Bay

Prepare for Battle: Privateer Hippolyte Bouchard's Attack in Monterey Bay

Saturday, December 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Monterey Public Library presents a lively lecture by Mike Sovereign, Chair of the Monterey Museums & Cultural Arts Commission, about Privateer Hippolyte Bouchard's attack in Monterey Bay, on Saturday, December 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the library Community Room. Admission is free. No reservations required. 

Reconnective Healing with Allou Guthmiller, R.N., Author, Associate Instructor of The Reconnection

Reconnective Healing with Allou Guthmiller, R.N., Author, Associate Instructor of The Reconnection

Monday, December 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Allou Guthmiller, RN, author and instructor, will introduce Reconnective Healing, a new powerful form of hands-off healing that allows for accessing one’s full potential and returning to an optimal state of     balance - physically, mentally, emotionally, and beyond.  It gives access to an inner awareness and vibrational resonance that promotes strength, brainpower, wisdom, emotional stability and physical vitality. Sports teams and yoga practitioners use it for enhancing performance.  Allou will demonstrate and invite participation in the new comprehensive frequencies of healing. 

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.

Allou Guthmiller, RN: Allou Guthmiller is a registered nurse and author. As a nurse, she has explored the holistic side of medicine extensively, after observing the medical field’s frequent application of bandages without addressing the deeper wounds.   As an Associate Instructor of the Reconnection, she offers Reconnective Healing, The Reconnection Practitioner Mentoring/Coaching, and conducts The Reconnection-Certified Practitioner Program, formally known as level III.  www.thereconnection.com  

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Thursday, December 15, 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) 646-3933 or refdesk@monterey.org

 

Technology 101: Computer Coach

Technology 101: Computer Coach

Saturday, December 17, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Bring your technology questions to this free-form Q&A session. Space is limited and signup is required. To sign up, contact the library help desk at (831) 646-3933.

 

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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.