Events for Adults

Literary Circle Discussion of "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

Literary Circle Discussion of "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson

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

Read this intriguing, hair-raising account of the last crossing of the Lusitania, and come join the lively, congenial discussion.  For adults.  Admission free.  Newcomers always welcome.  Questions?  Email mccombs@monterey.org
Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, September 26, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Have you been meaning to try using them but aren't sure how to get started? Get stuck the last time you tried? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage? Would some one-on-one assistance help get you started? Our Library Technology Volunteer Steven will help! Bring your device and/or laptop and we'll walk through the steps. Reserve a spot by calling the library help desk at (831) 646-3933 or emailing refdesk@monterey.org.  Monday Nights, 6:30-7:30pm, September 26th, October 3rd and 17th, November 7th and 21st, and December 5th and 19th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

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.

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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.